Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Research Information Bulletin--November 2005

Database - Nursing & Health Sciences: A SAGE Full Text Collection
November 2005

The TWU Libraries subscribe to Nursing & Health Sciences: A SAGE Full Text Collection through CSA Illumina. This database includes the full text of 26 journals published by SAGE and participating societies. Every bibliographic record in the Collection links to the appropriate full-text in PDF format.

This database covers a wide range of topic areas including:

  • nursing and nursing research
  • nursing theory
  • health services & administration
  • public policy & public administration
  • community / public health nursing
  • health communication, health education & health promotion
  • holistic nursing
  • pediatrics and pediatric nursing
  • aging and gerontology
  • social studies of health, cultural studies, family studies
  • sociology of the family
  • child psychiatry, transcultural psychiatry, and health psychology
  • clinical psychology, developmental psychology, psychopathology
  • autism, dementia, and mental disorders & learning disability
  • physiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation
  • health evaluation and research methods & evaluation

CSA Illumina provides both a Quick Search (with preset date-range options) and Advanced Search (with date-range options) as well as the ability to add additional search textboxes for more complicated queries.

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Select the Databases A-Z link
Select Nursing & Health Sciences: A SAGE Full Text Collection
Login with your Portal Username and Password
Begin searching

If you have any questions, the reference staff will be glad to provide assistance. Please email us using our Ask a Librarian Form.

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Research Information Bulletin--November 2005

Database - In the First Person

Imagine seeing into the minds of tens of thousands of individuals, asking personal questions, and getting answers within seconds. In the First Person, you'll discover people in 1930 remembering their conversations with Crazy Horse; immigrants describing what it was like to come through Ellis Island; politicians detailing the secrets and behind-the-scenes influences that never were reported in the news; a firsthand account of a smallpox outbreak in Virginia in 1792; and women columnists describing what it took to break into journalism in the 1990s. In their own words, these and tens of thousands of other voices tell us about their lives, loves, careers, challenges, accomplishments, spiritual and identity struggles, and countless other memories.

Unique features of this project:

  • It's collaborative. Libraries, museums, and archives will be able to post primary materials to the site and suggest that specific links be indexed. A group of internal and external editors will moderate the process.
  • It's scholarly. All materials and links included in the database are closely vetted.
  • It has Alexander Street's Semantic Indexing.
  • Users will be able to browse and search materials in way never before possible.

Authorized subscribers will be able to hyperlink to the full-text within the following databases:

  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Oral History Online
  • Black Thought and Culture
  • Early Encounters in North America : Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
  • The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
  • Women and Social Movements in the U.S.
  • North American Indian Biographical Database
  • Latino Literature

From your Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.)

Go to TWU Library
Select the Research Tab
Click on the Databases A-Z link
Select In the First Person from the A-Z Database List
Login with your Portal Username and Password
Begin searching

If you have any questions, the reference staff will be glad to provide assistance. Please email us using our Ask a Librarian Form.