Carpeting Project Complete
KL Supports Diversity
New Online Resources
Frequent searchers may have noticed that the number
of FirstSearch databases available has decreased. This
came about because a state grant that provided the large number
of databases expired and many of the databases were not renewed
due to the funding shortfall.
However, Oakland will continue to have access to the most
heavily used FirstSearch databases through AccessMichigan.
In addition, the library has purchased access to databases
that are not included in the AccessMichigan agreement. The
subscription databases include ABInform (business), MLA (literature)
PerAbs (full text of articles on all topics), PsycInfo (psychology
database going back to 1887) and SocAbs (sociology).
OU users also may search the following databases on a per-search
basis. The Library will be charged 67 cents for each
search in: AHSearch (Arts and Humanities Citation Index),
DissAbs (Dissertation Abstracts), EconLit (economics) and
PAIS (governmental and foreign affairs).
The re-carpeting of the library has been successfully
completed! Stop by and check out the great new carpet.
Dana Keyse, Assistant Professor in the Library, has created
a Web gateway to
Diversity Resources in support of multicultural and diversity
studies. The Page includes resources for academic research,
as well as links to sites of social activism, and it includes
such information as scholarships and financial aid, and career
information. She presented "The Library's 'link' to Student
Services: Gateway to Diversity Resources on the Web"
as a poster session at the Association of American Colleges
& Universities, St. Louis, MO, October 25, 2002.
This new resource provides access to about 90 e-journals published
by Elsevier to which the OU library subscribes. Online access
is available for these titles beginning with 1999. You may
also access the Academic Press titles formerly found through
Academic IDEAL. Online access is available for these titles
from 1993 to the present. Full text access is available for
approximately 300 of the 1700 titles in Science Direct. In
addition, tables of contents and article abstracts are available
for the remaining 1400 titles.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, corresponding to the
printed RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, will replace Music
Index Online as the primary source for articles on music.
The RILM Abstracts database contains over 200,000 items, dating
from 1969. RILM records cover all aspects of music, including
historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice,
dance, and music therapy. They also include various other
fields as they relate to music, including literature, dramatic
arts, visual arts, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and
Index (1940- )
This is the online equivalent to the print version in
the library's reference section. "The Philosopher's
Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals
of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics,
aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology,
and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy
of law, religion, science, history, education, and language."
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