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Chat Reference Help Now Available 24/7

Help finding information is now available whenever YOU need it! The library's chat reference service has expanded -- now you can get help with research twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Just look for the links that say "24 Hour Chat Help". As always, research help is also available via e-mail, phone or text.

New Databases Alert: Scopus and World Christian Database
Help the library spread the news about two great new additions to our collection of databases:

Scopus

Scopus is an authoritative index of peer-reviewed, scholarly literature. Unlike OneSearch, which consists of many different databases you can search at once, Scopus is a single database that provides an extremely customizable window into the scholarly conversation. Scopus also provides advanced tools for analyzing the significance of individual journals, articles, scholars and institutions. We've compiled some of our favorite Scopus functions here.

World Christian Database

The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistics on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups. Extremely detailed data are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 234 countries. Be sure to check out the modules for particularly interesting views into this extremely rich source of data.

Keep scrolling for some other exciting additions to the library's online resources!

New Film and Television Database
We recently added a great new film database to our roster of databases: Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text is available on the familiar EBSCOhost platform and is fully indexed within OneSearch. Updated weekly, this database includes 160 full text academic journals, more than 160 e-books, and film reviews from Variety dating back to 1914.

Library Adds Dynamed to Roster of Nursing and Health Sciences Databases

This summer, the library added Dynamed, the most up-to-date clinical reference tool. Designed to support evidence-based decision-making at the point of care, Dynamed provides authoritative information to help guide clinical practice, updated daily from peer-reviewed sources. If you're a nursing or health sciences student, you're definitely going to want to check it out!

Also available is the Dynamed mobile app, available for iOS and Android.

New Databases and E-Journals
Whether you're looking for TV news clips, aids to singers' diction or peer reviewed health sciences literature, our new databases have you covered:

    • NBC Learn Higher Ed and NBC Learn K-12 are both collections of news clips from NBC News from the past and present, over 18,000 of them. The Higher Ed platform helpfully organizes them by academic discipline, while K-12 maps them to state curriculum standards.

    • SingersBabel provides a set of tools to aid singers in their pronunciation and diction. These tools include pronunciation guides and audio readings for German, French, Latin and English vocal repertoire, as well as language sound sets for each phoneme in English, French and German. With SingersBabel, a singer can become comfortable singing in a variety of languages.

  • ScienceDirect Health and Life Sciences E-Journals - We've also added over 1,300 academic e-journals in the health and life sciences from Elsevier, with all issues from the last twenty years up through the present. They're all available now in the ScienceDirect database, and also discoverable in OneSearch

New E-Resources Available
We've added a veritable boatload of new electronic resources, including:

  • New JSTOR Collections - Arts & Sciences III, Arts & Sciences VII and Arts & Sciences X, including the backfiles of seminal academic journals in film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, architecture, history, political science, sociology, art history, literature, business, education and public administration.
  • Cochrane Collection - These databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, comprise the core of evidence-based practice across all medical and allied health fields.
  • Wiley E-books - Thousands of new e-books are available now from top academic imprint John Wiley & Sons. These are discoverable now in both OneSearch and the library catalog (Webcat).
  • Business Expert Press - 160 introductory e-books on important business topics like business statistics, negotiation and sales technology.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online - Education - We've added an authoritative and up-to-date collection of bibliographies on education to go alongside our collection of bibliographies on psychology. Grad students (especially), check them out!