The Library is pleased to announce the purchase of Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online from Cambridge University Press. Considered the definitive source of statistics for U.S. history, this online version of the 5-volume print edition was released in 2006. The work is divided into 5 subject areas: population; work & welfare; economic structure & performance; economic sectors; and governance & international relations. Coverage ranges from 1800 to 2000, however some areas go back to 1610 or forward to 2002.
This online reference work allows for enhanced data manipulation:
- Downloadable and customizable data to suit individual areas of interest
- Download tables in Excel or CSV; can also download entire groups of tables as a zip file
- Create custom tables; merge columns from multiple tables to create custom tables, which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed
A site tour is available to learn more about the powerful features of Historical Statistics of the United States. This purchase was made possible with a generous subsidy from CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.
The Knox College Library now subscribes to online full text content for three important magazines of political thought and opinion:
All three of these titles are available on the EbscoHost database service.
The Library has a trial of RefWorks until June 15th. RefWorks, a web-based product, is used to manage bibliographic references, store information about those reference, and to format notes and bibliographies. RefWorks also includes the RefShare component, which allows you to share bibliographies on the web.
For this trial period, access RefWorks (from on-campus only) at http://www.refworks.com/refworks. The first time you access RefWorks you need to create an account and register. Click on the link to “Sign up for an individual account” and register your account.
The RefWorks Quick Start Guide outlines what a new user needs to know to start using RefWorks. In addition, there is a RefWorks tutorial available within the program itself. To access this feature just click on the Tutorial link located at the top of each page, or go directly to http://www.refworks.com/tutorial.
EBSCO is providing free access to Greenfile, which offers citations/abstracts and some full text coverage of journal articles for all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
The Library has the following databases available for trial.
- International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA): Has over 400,000 indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1864 to the present, covering film, theater, and dance. This trial lasts until May 5th.
The Library recently acquired more online journal content by licensing the Sage Premier collection of online journals. The Sage Premier collection complements our Sage Deep Backfile collection by providing coverage for journals from 1999 to the present. Knox’s Sage collection now contains 298 scholarly journals in the social sciences with coverage from the first issue of each journal up through the present issue. Our acquisition of both of these collections is partially subsidized by CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. Access the Sage Collection from the library’s Databases A-Z web page.
The library has recently subscribed to five titles in the Oxford Reference Online collection:
These reference sources are only available to Knox College students, faculty and staff.
Knox College Library has the following databases available on a trial basis.
- Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Contributed materials include archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, reference works, 3-D models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides. The three main content areas currently are: African Cultural Heritage Sites & Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa. Aluka is currently being offered at no charge through the end of December 2007.
- The eHRAF World Cultures, produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. from Yale University, is a database that contains over 400,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. This trial lasts through Dec. 31, 2007.
- The Bibliography of Asian Studies includes citations to principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971. Please contact a reference librarian to obtain login information for this database. The trial expires Oct. 31, 2007.
The Library recently added five new licensed databases to its growing collection:
- Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, featuring coverage of academic historical journals in over 40 languages since 1955. This is cross-searchable with our subscription to America: History & Life.
- GenderWatch provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women’s studies. Coverage ranges from 1970 to the present and over 200 journals are included.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. The database is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI/Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Since 2000, development of the serials list has focused on expanding international coverage. As of November 2005 approximately 1,500+ titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States. This database replaces International Political Science Abstracts.
- The Sage Deep Backfile is a collection of 298 e-journals in the social sciences. The content for each journal goes back to the first issue of the journal and continues through the last issue of 1998. Knox’s purchase of this collection is made possible with subsidization from CARLI (the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois).
- The JSTOR II collection full text electronic journals complements our existing JSTOR I and JSTOR’s Ecology & Botany collections. This new collection comprises 188 additional titles in a variety of subject areas, including Classical Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science.
Knox College Library is pleased to offer the following databases for a trial period. The Library is interested in your feedback about these databases, so post a comment here or send comments to your library liaison.
- Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, featuring coverage of academic historical journals in over 40 languages since 1955. This is cross-searchable with our subscription to America: History & Life. This trial expires May 3rd.
- ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. It covers the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. It includes more than 488,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (506 currently indexed), more than 215,000 essay citations from over 15,700 multi-author works, more than 446,000 book review citations. Coverage spans from 1949 to the present. Also available is the ATLASerials, Religion Collection offering links to the full text of over 153,700 electronic articles and book reviews, from more than seventy journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. This trial is available until May 21.
- LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs. Indexes publications such as The Advocate, Lesbian News, Washington Blade, Bay Area Reporter and the full run of ONE (1953 - 1967), The Ladder (1956 - 1972), Mattachine Review (1955 - 1964), Christopher Street (1976 - 1995) and Body Politic (1971 - 1987). This trial is available until May 21.
- GenderWatch provides authoritative historical and current perspectives on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. GenderWatch supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) studies; family studies; gender studies, and women’s studies. Coverage ranges from 1970 to the present and over 200 journals are included. Please obtain the password from a reference librarian or stop by the reference desk. The trial expires April 25.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. The database is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Since 2000, development of the serials list has focused on expanding international coverage. As of November 2005 approximately 1,500+ titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States. This trial is available through April 30th.
- Book Index with Reviews is a comprehensive database that provides information on 4 million book titles, over 500,000 music titles, and over 200,000 video titles, each in a wide range of formats. It contains over 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from sources such as Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE, and others. This trial is available until May 21.