Endeca Content Spotlighting
The Swets collection of ejournals, formerly available via the OCUL consortium, is now part of the CRKN national subscription. Reregistering the ip's caused a temporary outage which will be resolved by Wednesday June 11.
New Humanities and Social Sciences Electronic Products will be Available through Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)
As a result of recent CRKN negotiations, the library is pleased to announce that many new resources will become available to McMaster users over the next few months, including online access to the following complete journal suites:
ALPSP Learned Journals Collection (696 journal titles by 52 publishers, members of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
CAIRN - primary subject areas include history, psychology, economics, political science and sociology (143 French-language titles from 40 publishers, including institutions and learned societies)
erudit - mainly French-language journals in the humanities and social sciences, and natural science disciplines (57 journals)
JSTOR - eight multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections archiving more than 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences
Periodicals Archives Online - six separate collections that offer a total of 500 full-run titles spanning 200 years, from 1802 to 1995, in 37 key subject areas
In addition, we will have access to the following primary resource materials:
Adam Matthew Digital - eight collections that offer rare printed sources, including
- China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
- Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Online
- Eighteenth Century Journals I
- Eighteenth Century Journals II
- Empire Online
- Mass Observation Online
- Medieval Travel Writing
- Slavery Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
InteLex Past Masters - offers 117 full-text humanities databases with content licensed by Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press, Indiana University Press, Pickering & Chatto and many other major scholarly publishers.
Canadian Publishers Collection - collection of approximately 8,100 English and French e-book titles from 44 Canadian publishers
Ingram Digital Group - collection of e-books from three major publishers
- Oxford University Press - 5,038 titles published between 1948 and 2007
- Cambridge University Press - 2,431 titles published between 1995 and 2007
- Taylor & Francis academic division - 11,697 titles published between 1933 and 2008
- As well as, 1,000 titles that will be published over the next three year
Finally, access to multi-media collections:
Classical Scores Library - contains 400,000 pages of the most important classical scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished materials; contains full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, as well as piano reductions
Theatre in Video - contains more than 250 of the world's most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries and online streaming video
Over the next few months records will be added to MORRIS for these collections and at the individual title level where records are vendor supplied.
See the Daily News story.
The Library has started new subscriptions to two resources for Islamic Studies:
Oxford Islamic Studies Online features essential articles written, selected, and interpreted by renowned scholars, including John L. Esposito, Editor in Chief of the site. Content includes the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (2008), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford History of Islam, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Some highlights include 3,000 A-Z articles, more than 150 primary source documents with editorial summaries, an Islamic history timeline accompanied by a world history timeline for context, Qur'anic studies resources with two interpretations of the Qur'an, and the first electronic concordance of the Qur'an.
Index Islamicus is the premiere indexing database for publications on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, covering almost 100 years of publication. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. The print version of this index was available in Mills reference.
Due to site maintenance, Wiley Interscience e-books and e-journals will be unavailable on Saturday, May 24th from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, and again on May 29th from 4:00 am- 5:00 am.
If you experience any difficulty accessing these resources after the outages, please contact the library.
In the first of several planned partnerships between the Library and other campus organizations, records for nearly 600 books held by the Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) are now included in the Library's catalogue.
The books themselves will remain at SHEC's location in the Student Centre (MUSC 202). A link from the Library catalogue to the SHEC website makes it easy to get contact information, opening hours, and other details about the services that SHEC provides.
Adding records for these external collections to the catalogue is designed to increase their use and guide users to other resources and information services available on campus.