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.