Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Database Trial: Communication & Mass Media Complete, Gender StudiesDatabase

Communication & Mass Media Complete incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields. Contains a contains a Communication Thesaurus and over 5,400 Author Profiles. Trial dates: April 25 - June 30th.

Gender Studies Database combines the Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues, with coverage spanning from 1972 to the present. Trial dates: April 25 - June 30th.

CLICnet Catalog Changes on May 1st

Beginning May 1st, the Encore interface for the library catalog will no longer be available. Any bookmarks made in Encore will stop working on that date and should be replaced with links from the CLICnet Classic version of the catalog, which will be the version of the library catalog that will be available going forward. Remember to check for bookmarks in syllabi, Blackboard courses, Web browsers, and social bookmarking Web-applications.

The decision to discontinue Encore was made at the consortia level, and it enables the CLIC libraries to offer a wider search and discovery experience through OCLC’s WorldCat Local product, which will be implemented over the summer. With a single search interface, WorldCat Local will allow you to search Concordia’s book holdings and article databases simultaneously, with several options to scope your search, including limiting by format and expanding by location.

Please direct any questions about these changes to

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Health and Sports Medicine Database Trials

Comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 464 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Nursing & Allied Health Collection. The database also provides full text for more than 275 books/monographs, and indexing for more than 4,600 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.8 million records dating back to 1981. Trial ends: May 31.

Comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, 393 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source, or Biomedical Reference Collection, with full-text coverage dating back to 1985. Trial ends: May 31.

Minitex Spring Database Trials

Minitex Spring Database Trials: Lots of video and e-Book resources, including Gale In Context Databases (Biography, Global Issues, GREENR, Science, U.S. History, and World History), Alexander Street Press Counseling and Therapy in Video, Alexander Street Press Filmakers Library Online, Alexander Street Press Education in Video, Alexander Street Press Music Online, Films on Demand Master Academic Collection, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Palgrave Connect e-Books, and Plunkett Research Online. Access instructions provided here:

Trial dates: April 5 - May 13.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

New Adolescent Psychology and Philosophy Subject Guides

Two new Subject Guides have been recently published by CSP Librarians: Adolescent Psychology and Philosophy.

Subject Guides are the first place to go when starting your research, and provide a good home base to jump off from and return to during the process. They are authored by CSP Librarians and organize the copyrighted academic materials (that you won't find for free on the web) that are supplied for your use by Concordia as part of your tuition. These guides include shortlists of the best databases in each subject, links to online Reference e-Books, embedded search boxes to many of our resources, research tips and hints, and a whole lot more.

Browse all 50 guides here, and add a bookmark so you can return each time you have research to do. If you've never seen a Subject Guide, that's what they look like below, with a clean look and an easy-to-use navigation with tabs for different aspects of research: