December 13, 2011


New CAB eBook Collection

Filed under: Databases, Digital collections — Laurie Sauer @ 10:59 am

Over 300 electronic books from CABI are now available to Knox students, faculty and staff. The CAB eBook collection consists of books published from 2005 to the present in the areas of agriculture, environmental science, animal and veterinary science, human health and nutrition, leisure and tourism, and plant sciences. CABI is a not-for-profit international organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

CAB ebooks are displayed as pdf files, and you may display whole books or individual chapters. The search function on the site allows you to search for terms and phrases across the whole collection of books and chapters. The CAB titles are also integrated into the Knox Library catalog with direct links to the CAB eBook site.

August 24, 2011


Trial Databases–Fall 2011

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 1:52 pm

The Library is evaluating some products this fall. If you use any of these products and wish to make comments about them, please send those comments to Laurie Sauer.

  • CAB Ebooks — The CAB Ebooks collection focuses on agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, human health, food and nutrition, leisure and tourism, and plant sciences. This trial includes over 500 ebooks published from 2000 to the present. Books are indexed and retrievable as chapters in pdf. This trial lasts through Sept. 30, 2011.
  • Ebrary Computer and Information Technology Ebook Collection — This collection from Ebrary of over 3,000 titles focuses on computer and information technology: programming, operating systems, database management, internet and networks and more. The collection is fully searchable by keyword. Content is viewable online and you have the ability to save items to your virtual bookshelf. Printing by page permitted, but printing (or capturing to pdf) by chapter may be restricted by publishers. This trial lasts until Sept. 19, 2011.
  • Safari Tech Books Online — The Safari Tech Books collection features over 11,000 titles from major tech books publishers: Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Que, Sams, Microsoft Press and more. Content across all books is fully searchable. Downloading chapters is not permitted in Safari Books Online.  This trial expires on Sept. 18, 2011.
  • Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Music Library is an online classical music library offering streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs. The Library features classical, jazz and world music and liner notes are included for most recordings. Contents of the Library can be searched by composer, work, genre and label and more. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. This trial expires at end of October, 2011.
  • Education in Video — From Alexander Street Press, this streaming video collection is developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. This trial expires on Oct. 26, 2011.

April 5, 2011


Trial Databases for Spring 2011

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 1:21 pm

The Library has the following databases available on a trial basis.

  • Music Online: Listening — A comprehensive database from Alexander Street Press of streaming audio featuring recordings from the genres of classical music, contemporary world music, American song, jazz, opera, and recordings from the Smithsonian Global Sound collection. This trial expires on May 28.
  • The American West: Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago — A full text collection from Adam Matthew Digital of original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works documenting the history of the U.S. West. NOTE: The full text pdf files are NOT available during this trial. This trial expires on April 30th.
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 — Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. This trial is available until May 14.

February 24, 2011


Librarianship Career Panel

Filed under: Events — Laurie Sauer @ 4:41 pm

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you thrive in a technologically dynamic environment? Do you have an interest in information research?  Several local librarians, representing the varied aspects of librarianship, will be present to discuss their career paths. All interested students, faculty and staff are invited to this open panel discussion. A short reception will follow.
When: Tuesday, March 1st at 7:45pm
Where: Seymour Library, Andrews Forum (first floor)
Contact: agiffey@knox.edu

Participants:
Karly Steele
Reference Librarian, Galesburg Public Library
Focus: Public Libraries, Adult Services, Reference and Big Read Coordinator

Linda Schultz
Youth Services Librarian, Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library, Canton
Focus: Public Libraries, Children’s and Youth Services

Megan Hayes
Visiting Public Services Librarian, Knox College Library
Focus:  Academic Libraries, Reference & Instruction

Becky Robinson
School Library Information Specialist, Galesburg High School
Focus:  School Libraries, Young Adults

August 18, 2010


New Ebook Collection: Springer Medicine

Filed under: Digital collections — Laurie Sauer @ 3:06 pm

CARLI purchased the Springer Medicine Collection of electronic books, which includes 1711 English/International titles published by Springer from 2005 through 2010. CARLI purchased this collection for all member libraries.

You can view all the titles in this new collection by performing a search on the term “SpringerLink” in either our new VuFind catalog or in the classic catalog. The ebooks are identifiable in our library catalog in several ways:

  • There is a note about online access in the record of each title; it looks like this:   Online Access:     SpringerLink Restricted to Knox College affiliates
  • There is a note in the record that indicates the item is an ebook. It looks like this:   Genres:    Electronic books.
  • The call numbers have the suffix “eb” appended; an example looks like this:    RC685.H8 H7872 2005eb

The Springer Medicine collection of ebooks comes with guaranteed perpetual access to the content and Springer does not enforce Digital Rights Management (DRM). Springer’s policy allows for unlimited printing and emailing for scholarly purposes, and inclusion in non-commercial materials. Therefore, faculty are free to link to chapters on Moodle pages or via the library’s course reserves system.

June 30, 2010


New Electronic Resources for 2010

Filed under: Databases, Digital collections — Laurie Sauer @ 1:08 pm

We are pleased to announce availability of the following new electronic resources.

  • JSTOR III — This collection of 151 full text journals supplements our existing JSTOR collections, JSTOR I, II and the Ecology & Botany collections. The JSTOR III collection focuses on the academic subjects music, art and religion.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online — This major style guide is now available online. In addition to the full text in chapter format, the online version also has a Quick Guide to Chicago style and some other useful tools.
  • Cambridge Histories Online — Over 250 volumes in 15 different academic subjects comprise the Cambridge Histories Online e-resource. The site has searching and browsing capability and personalization options. The full text of each Cambridge History title is included.

February 1, 2010


Trial Databases for Winter 2010

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 10:27 am

Knox College has access to the ISI Web of Knowledge collection of databases through April 2, 2010. This collection includes the following databases.

  • Science Citation Index Expanded® 1975-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index® 1975-present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index® 1975-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index™ Science (1990-present) and Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)

In addition, the platform also includes Derwent Innovations Index (SM) (1966-present) and Medline® (1950 - present).

Training information and tutorials are available on the ISI web site. This trial lasts through April 2, 2010.


In addition, the Library is hosting a trial of the Scopus database. Scopus provides indexing for over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals in the sciences, technology fields, medicine and social sciences from 1996 to the present. Coverage also includes conference proceedings, trade publications and book series. This trial lasts through March 15, 2010.

Please note, if you have difficulty using some functionality within Scopus, it may be necessary to access Scopus using the Scopus secure login URL. This URL will require you to accept an unsigned security certificate first before you can access the database.


The Library also has the ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials on a trial basis. This database covers journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, and more than 511,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.This trial lasts until May 29, 2010.

September 18, 2009


New Databases for Fall 2009

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 4:01 pm

The Knox College Library is please to announce that the following new databases and electronic resources are now available to Knox students, faculty and staff.

  • Access World News provides access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, news web-only content and video.
  • Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.
  • Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.
  • MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 164,424 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 453,000 photos, maps & flags.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online features essential language resources - fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, the site also features native speaker audio pronunciation - allowing you to hear how words actually sound.
  • Political Science Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,900 titles and full text for more than 500 publications, including top-ranked scholarly journals, recent reference works, and professional conference papers. Its coverage consists of a wide range of topics such as law and legislation, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, humanitarian issues and non-governmental organizations. This database replaces World Wide Political Science Abstracts.
  • SocINDEX with full text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 1,986,000 records with full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers. This database replaces Sociological Abstracts.

February 11, 2009


Trial Databases for Winter/Spring 2009

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 10:33 pm

The Library has ongoing trials for the following databases.

  • Safari Tech Books Online
    Safari Tech Books Online, a joint venture of O’Reilly Media and The Pearson Technology Group, provides full text of thousands of books in computer science, networking and technology fields: certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linus/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. Books in this collection are fully searchable. This trial expires June 26, 2009.
  • Environmental Impact
    This multi-faceted database is “… a single comprehensive bibliographic information resource on climate change and other influences of humans on the biosphere. It also covers other aspects of man’s damage to the environment such as pollution, deforestation, desertification and habitat loss.” The database includes full text of 57 ebooks, CAB Reviews articles, links to climate change reports, and indexing for over 5000 journals. Note: To search the entire database, click on Abstracts Database from the top menu. This trial runs through June 15, 2009.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Oxford Language Dictionaries Online features essential language resources - fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, the site also features native speaker audio pronunciation - allowing you to hear how words actually sound. This trial expires May 3, 2009.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    SocINDEX with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 1,986,000 records with full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers. This trial ends June 18, 2009.
  • Political Science Complete
    Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,900 titles and full text for more than 500 publications, including top-ranked scholarly journals, recent reference works, and professional conference papers. Its coverage consists of a wide range of topics such as law and legislation, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, humanitarian issues and non-governmental organizations. PSC’s focus is worldwide, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. This trial ends June 18, 2009.
  • Grove Music Online
    Available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition.  The database also includes access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. This trial ends April 17, 2009.
  • Access World News Research Collection
    Research unique current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more through this in-depth resource. Easy online access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, news web-only content and video. Alerts and “my personal” functionality helps students and faculty track and manage their research projects. This trial goes through June 2009.
  • The American West
    This online resource is collection of primary sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. The collection contains original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works. (Documents in pdf are not available for downloading for this trial.) This trial lasts has ended.

January 6, 2009


ARTstor Now Available

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 12:04 pm

The Library is pleased to announce that ARTstor is now available to members of the Knox community.

“ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images and related data in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes; and a restricted usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the needs and interests of content users. ARTstor is a non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields.”

–from the ARTstor blog

Please note: In order to use ARTstor, your computer and browser must meet certain minimum specifications. Please contact the Help Desk if you are unsure of your current specifications, or if you need help upgrading your browser.

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