Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Reference Information Bulletin--November 2006

The Texas Woman's University Libraries provide students and faculty
access to 94,000+ electronic books, all available online in full text format.

Select from the following E-Book Collections:


Resource

Description

NetLibrary

NetLibrary is a collection of 64,500+ online books searchable by title, author, subject, keyword, publisher, or year. These books can be searched through the NetLibrary link, or from the TWU Online Catalog (the record links directly to the book). Books can be previewed for 15 minute intervals or checked out for 24 hours. You will need to establish a personal account to check out a book. Follow the instructions under "create an account" at the top right of the NetLibrary homepage. If this option is not available on your webpage, contact the TWU library information desk at 940-898-3701 for assistance. Books may be viewed by a single user at a time.

eBrary

eBrary is a collection of 20,000+ online books searchable by title, author, subject, keyword, publisher, or year. These books can be searched through the eBrary link, or from the TWU Online Catalog (the record links directly to the book). Users must download the eBrary Reader to view books. If this option is not available on your webpage, contact the TWU library information desk at 940-898-3701 for assistance. Personal Accounts are not required to access and view books, but they do provide many great features including: note taking, highlighting text, and personal bookshelf. Books are available to multiple users simultaneously.

Gale Virtual
Reference
Library

With encyclopedias, almanacs, specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, and more, the Gale Virtual Reference Library gives you 24/7 online, full text access to more than 90 reference books. Subject areas include:
Business Education
Environment General reference
History Information and Publishing
Law Library science
Literature Medicine
Multicultural Studies Nation and World
Religion Science
Social Science Technology
The “Quick Search” feature allows you to search for specific information within a book. Access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library is through the Database list, or you can search for specific books individually by title, author, subject, keyword, etc. using the TWU Online Catalog.

STAT!Ref

STAT!Ref is a web based information resource that provides full text access to key medical reference sources and textbooks. Search Sets include:
Emergency/Critical Care Evidence Based Medicine
Nursing Oncology
Patient Information Pediatric
Point of Care Primary Care
Psychiatry

STAT!Ref permits you to search in individual books, or in some or all of the available titles. Hypertext links within the articles allow you to view tables and illustrations. Access to the STAT!Ref is through the Database list, or you can search for specific books individually by title, author, subject, or keyword using the TWU Online Catalog.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database which includes more than 200 specialized dictionaries covering 25 subject areas such as:
Art, Biology, Business and Economics, Food, History, Law, Mythology and Folklore, Medicine, Literature, Philosophy, Performing Arts, and Science.
It also includes 18 bilingual dictionaries.
Access to Oxford Reference Online is through the Database list.

Marquis
Who's Who
on the Web

Marquis Who's Who on the Web, a searchable online database that features comprehensive profiles of over 1.3 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and much more. Marquis Who’s Who on the Web provides access to current biographies of all individuals who appeared in any of the following Marquis print titles since 1985:
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in the Midwest
Who’s Who of American Women
Who's Who in Asia (Coming 12/06)
Who’s Who in American History
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
Who’s Who in Entertainment
Who’s Who in 20th Century America
Who’s Who in Religion
Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in American Education
Who’s Who in American Nursing
Who’s Who in Finance and Business
Who’s Who in the East
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who in Media and Communications
Who’s Who in American Law
Who’s Who in Media and Communications
Who’s Who in Religion
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America
Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals

In addition to the TWU Libraries’ collection of e-books, the Internet Reference Sources (formerly: Reference Shelf) web page includes links for Electronic Text Collections available to you through the internet.

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--October 2007
RefWorks

RefWorks is a web-based citation management and formatting program that is available to all current students, faculty, and staff from any computer with Web access. RefWorks can also import citations from Library databases and other bibliography programs such as Endnote and Reference Manager.

With RefWorks, you can:

  • Create a personal citation database online

  • Import references automatically from multiple library article databases

  • Organize references

  • Format references and bibliographies in a variety of styles

RefWorks requires no software downloads. Just use it from the web to organize your work. There's no huge manual to decipher--Online Tutorials and Help screens are available anywhere, anytime. Use RefWorks on your PC or Mac computer. Search the TWU Online Catalog, EBSCOhost, JSTOR, PubMed and many other online databases and then import references and manage your research smarter and faster.

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

Monday, October 2, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--October 2007
Music and Art Resources

Classical Music Library
Grove Music Online
Grove Art Online
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text

Classical Music Library
Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added. Never before have institutions been able to offer library users such ease of access to our recorded heritage, including recordings of the past and new releases. The award-winning Classical Music Library's growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks for listening and searching is supplemented by extensive reference materials and backed by a powerful suite of tools designed to support learning. Classical Music Library is committed to offering recordings from the world's greatest labels to the library community. Our licenses include Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more.

Quick Facts about Classical Music Library:

  • 50,000 + recordings
  • 30 + different labels
  • 1800 + composers
  • 900 + conductors
  • 5,000 + artists
  • 1,200 + ensembles

Classical Music Library includes recordings of music written from the earliest times (eg Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. Using the MLA publication 'A Basic Music Library' Classical Music Library includes at least one recording of each work listed. Multiple recordings of most major works are included for comparative listening. Classical Music Library also includes many works not in the MLA list, and is increasingly adding recordings by great performers and composers.

Grove Music Online
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrell, was published simultaneously online as Grove Music Online in January 2001. Grove Music Online began to develop independently immediately . Regular revisions and additions to the content continue today through an ambitious editorial program. In addition to the regular program of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. D June 19, 2007 f Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples.

Some features of Grove Music Online include:

  • Full-text search with advanced capabilities
  • Over 3000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations
  • Illustrations and musical examples, including over 500 sound examples

When it was launched, Grove Music Online was celebrated as the most "important reference publishing event of 2001" (Reference Books Bulletin) and has continued to be cited as "the best single source of musical information" (New York Times).

Grove Art Online
Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke. These online volumes are updated continually with new and updated articles. Also included are over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Some features of Grove Art Online include:

  • Over 45,000 articles can be found in seconds with a sophisticated keyword search
  • Access cross references in the text with a click of the mouse
  • Over 40,000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world
  • Updates, new articles and new image links are added as part of on-going maintenance of this dynamic product

Grove Art Online collaborates with nearly 1,000 international art historians and experts with specialized knowledge in various areas of the visual arts. They also regularly invite scholars to guest edit new updates to Grove Art Online.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text contains all the content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well as full text for 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and more. Additional full text includes more than 50 books & monographs such as Art and the Performance of Memory, Avant Garde Theatre, British Realist Theatre, Community Theatre, History of European Drama and Theatre, Learning Through Theatre, Opera, Performance Theory, Popular Theatres of Nineteenth Century France, Shakespeare, Theory and Performance, Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance, Theatre and the World, Twentieth-Century Actor Training, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre and many more.

To access the databases:
Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Select Databases A-Z
Select
Classical Music Library,
Grove Music Online,
Grove Art Online
, or
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text

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.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--October 2007
Kinesiology Resources

SPORTDiscus with Full Text,
SPORTDiscus Select, and
CSA Physical Education Index

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is one of the most comprehensive, full-text sport, fitness, and health-related databases available. This database contains more than 750,000 records going back in history to 1800. Items include national and international journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations/theses, and conference proceedings in 60 different languages.

Topic areas covered include the following:
sport, physical fitness and exercise; sports medicine and sports science; physical education, health education, and kinesiology; exercise physiology, biomechanics, and movement science; physical therapy, injury prevention and rehabilitation; sport & exercise psychology; coaching, training, sport administration, and officiating; sport law & legislation; facility design and management; recreation, leisure studies, and tourism; and allied health, occupational therapy, public health and more.

SPORTDiscus Select is a companion database of SPORTDiscus with Full Text and provides cover-to-cover full text PDF from 169 journal titles selected specifically for doctors, allied health professionals, educators and researchers in the fields of sports medicine, sport law & legislation, rehabilitation, and physical education. This database provides items from as far back in history as 1887. All articles from this database will appear in the SPORTDiscus with Full Text results list. SPORTDiscus Select is updated weekly.

CSA Physical Education Index
The surge of academic, professional and personal interest in the field of physical education has resulted in a huge volume of scholarly and trade literature. Since 1970 CSA Physical Education Index has been covering this vast collection of material. Records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. Beginning in January 2001, enhancements to the database include the addition of abstracts, e-mail addresses, expanded publisher and author information, and other data to facilitate access to the full text. CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology, health education and physical therapy.

Major areas of coverage include:
administration, biomechanics, kinesiology, coaching, curriculum, dance, facilities, health, history, law, measurement-evaluation, motor learning, patents (that pertain to sporting goods and exercise equipment), perception, philosophy, physical Education, physical fitness, physical therapy, recreation, research, sport activities, sport psychology, sport sociology, sports, sports medicine, teaching methods and training .

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases A-Z
Select SportDiscus with Full Text, SportDiscus Select, (*Limited to 4 simultaneous users) or
CSA Physical Education Index
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.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--September 2007

Library Databases

The TWU Libraries provide access to 105+ databases covering a wide range of subject areas and disciplines. These databases help students and faculty locate journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations and theses, government reports, papers presented at conferences, and other materials needed to complete research projects and class assignments.

Our database offerings have changed in recent months. Some databases have been added, some have been replaced with expanded versions, and some have been removed.

Expanded databases include:

Business Source Complete (expanded version of our prior Business Source Premier)
Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations (with Full Text)
Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module)
Medline with Full Text
SPORTDiscus with Full Text

New databases include:

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Book Index with Reviews
CCH Accounting Research Manager (ARM)
CINAHL Select (companion to CINAHL Plus with Full Text)
Consumer Health Complete
EBSCOhost Economia Y Negocios
Fuente Academica
MAS Ultra: School Edition (High School Level)
MedicLatina
Middle Search Plus (Middle/Junior High School Level)
Natural & Alternative Treatments
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Publications on the Status of Women
SMART imagebase (Scientific & Medical ART)
Texas Reference Center
TOPICsearch
Vocational and Career Collection
WorldCatDissertations
World Data Analyst Online

Databases which have been removed:

ECO
Student Resource Center Gold

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

Friday, September 1, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--September 2007

Services for Faculty
The Texas Woman's University Libraries are pleased to offer a number of training and research support services for TWU Faculty.

Our Information Literacy Program is designed to help students and faculty develop their research skills and maintain an awareness of current resources available in their field of study. We provide regularly scheduled orientation tours as well as library workshops and individual and small group instruction sessions. Librarians team with faculty to provide discipline specific research instruction to university classes. Online training and information is available through the Help page.

Research Information Bulletins are routinely emailed to update and inform faculty about library resources and services. Bulletins are archived on the libraries’ web pages.

The Alerting Services’ webpage contains links to different alerting services which provide email updates of new journal issues and new articles on specific topics or research interest.

The Internet Reference Sources (formerly: Reference Shelf) is a compilation of internet links to interdisciplinary resources providing quick facts or general information sources.

Subject Guides are prepared and maintained by the Reference Department’s Subject Librarians to guide users through the research process. Each Subject Guide includes:

  • Key databases
  • Other useful databases
  • Simultaneous searching through Central Search (new)
  • Internet links to related web sites evaluated by Subject Librarians
  • Quick access to the TWU Online Catalog
  • Possible search terms
  • Links to related TWU Academic Departments
  • Email links to the Subject Librarian

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

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--July 2006
New Database

The TWU Libraries' database Dissertation Abstracts Online is the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Combined with ProQuest Digital Dissertations, the database provides access to the full text of more than 600,000 dissertations.

Dissertation Abstracts

  • Provides access to the works of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities
  • Includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester
  • Adds more than 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses to the database each year

ProQuest Digital Dissertations

  • Provides access to dissertations and theses in digital format
  • More than 600,000 are available in PDF formats for immediate download

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases A-Z
Select Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations
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.

Monday, May 1, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--May 2006
New Database

With access to the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, students enter a world of intelligent, thoughtfully worded discussion centering on key issues of our time. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier database covering social issues such as gun control, genetic engineering, abortion, censorship, endangered species, and terrorism. It brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center takes its name from the renowned Opposing Viewpoints print series published by Greenhaven Press, an imprint of the Gale Group.

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases A-Z
Select Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center 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.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--March 2007
Easy and Convenient Books Renewals

Books and most other library materials can be renewed from the convenience of your home or office through the TWU Online Catalog or through the Telephone Renewal System.

To Renew through the TWU Online Catalog:

  1. Click on "My Account" link which may be found on every web page at the top right-hand corner (near the catalog search box).
  2. Enter your Barcode Number (the first 5- or 6-digit number on your TWU ID plus a 1) or your social security number (without dashes) and your Last Name.
  3. Click on the "Login" button.
  4. Click on the box beside each item that you wish to renew.
  5. Click on "Renew Items." [The "Renew Status" box should now have your New Due Date listed]
  6. Click "Logout" in the bar at the top of the online catalog.

To Renew through the Telephone Renewal System:

Call (940) 898-3786 in Denton OR (214) 689-6602 in Dallas. Follow the instructions and the prompts.

Renewals are available if the items are not on Hold, on Recall, or on Reserve. Interlibrary Loan ( ILL ) materials cannot be renewed online or through the Telephone Renewal System. You will NOT be notified of your new due dates when you renew by phone. Please contact Circulation Staff if you should experience any problems.

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

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--February 2006
New Database: PsycCRITIQUES - Book Reviews in Psychology

The TWU Libraries' database PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database of book reviews in psychology launched in September 2004. The database replaced the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books , providing major enhancements, current reviews, and much more content. In each weekly release, PsycCRITIQUES delivers approximately 20 reviews of psychology books, most from the current copyright year. In addition to new reviews, the database contains book reviews previously published in Contemporary Psychology back to 1995.

There are three ways to access information: (1) view the weekly releases; (2) browse by author/editor, book/film title, or publication year; (3) perform a standard database search. PsycCRITIQUES is indexed using the same vocabulary and codes used in PsycINFO.

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases
Select PsycCRITIQUES 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 .

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--February 2006

BooksinPrint.com Professional is the industry's largest Web-based bibliographic resource for professionals. Find what you're looking for quickly and easily, using this authoritative and comprehensive database of over 5 million book, audio book, and video titles.

  • Subscribers can read the first chapter of more than 30,000 entries with Dial-a-Book, or preview the text
    of more than 11,000 titles with ebrary.
  • Use the tabs at the top of title details for additional
    information, plus full-text reviews from 15 respected,
    professional sources such as Booklist, Publishers
    Weekly, Library Journal, and Choice.
  • Find complete publisher information including
    contacts with addresses on over 200,000 publishers,
    distributors, and wholesalers.

Go to TWU Library
Click on the Research Tab
Choose Databases A-Z
Select Books In Print 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.

Monday, January 2, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--January 2006
Faculty: Library Instruction for your Classes

Reference Librarians are available to instruct your students on library services and resources. Sessions are custom-designed to meet your course needs. We offer Research Overview Workshops (usually 1 session/about 1.5 hrs. of class time) and Comprehensive Research Workshops (2-3 sessions/about 3 hrs of class time).

Your students might also benefit from our online tutorial which is designed to help develop and improve research skills. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use this tutorial for individual and/or class use.

To sign up your classes for Denton instruction:

To sign up your classes for Dallas Instruction - Parkland

  • call Eula Oliphant at 214-689-6585 or ext. 82-6585
  • or send an email request to EOliphant@twu.edu
  • or stop by the Parkland Library Circulation Desk and complete a "Library Instruction Request" form

To sign up your classes for Dallas Instruction - Presbyterian

  • call Elaine Cox at 214-706-2390 or ext. 83-2390
  • or send an email request to ECox@twu.edu
  • or stop by the Presbyterian Library Circulation Desk and complete a "Library Instruction Request" form

To sign up your classes for Houston Instruction

  • call Marilyn Goff at 713-794-2481 or ext. 84-2481
  • or send an email request to MGoff@twu.edu

The following information is needed:

  • Faculty name, phone number, and e-mail address
  • Course name and number
  • Number of students
  • Date and time and alternate date and time of requested session
  • Assignment/s that will be given
  • Special topics or databases that need to be covered

Information Literacy Skills

1. Recognize and articulate the need for information
2. Identify and use a wide variety of information sources
3. Select and use online catalogs, databases, and the Internet to find and retrieve information
4. Access and use information ethically and legally
5. Analyze and evaluate information