Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Research Information Bulletin--October 2007

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
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.