October 3, 2006

New Databases for Fall 2006

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 10:06 am

The library has made several important additions to our collection of subscription database

Anthrosource replaces Anthropological Literature as the database of choice for topics in anthropology. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource provides coverage of important anthropology journals spanning the last 100 years in its electronic archive of all AAA journals. Content also includes current issues for 15 of the AAA’s most critical peer-reviewed publications through the end of 2006, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

Book Review Index Plus is a comprehensive
source for book reviews that electronically indexes reviews from 1965 to the present, and provides more than 634,000 full-text reviews. This is the electronic version of the print publication.

CIAO [Columbia International Affairs Online] publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO is also source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video.

Columbia Earthscape is an integrated, interdisciplinary resource that connects the Earth and environmental sciences with their social, political, and economic dimensions. The database contains full text sources of a variety of materials such as lectures, video, animation and images, legislation, regional studies, international environmental documents, white papers, journal articles, conference literature, full-text monographs and selected chapters, and online data sets.

International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), produced by the International Political Science Association and available through the EbscoHost interface, includes current indexing and abstracts of the world’s leading journals in political science. This database contains over 110,000 records from nearly 900 journals published from 1989 to the present.

Latin American Newsstand from ProQuest
provides full-text information in Spanish and Portuguese from 37 newspapers from Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. The complete articles are available in ASCII format.

RILM Music Abstracts, via FirstSearch, contains citations with abstracts to articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if they are of scholarly interest. Over 500 scholarly journals are represented.

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