December 22, 2006

Chronicle of Higher Education now online

Filed under: Serials — Laurie Sauer @ 10:24 am

The full online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education is now available to all Knox faculty, staff and students. The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) has funded this new subscription for academic libraries in Illinois. Knox College Library is now a full governing member of CARLI.

November 17, 2006

New Image Database!

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 12:53 pm

Knox College Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to the Accunet/AP Multimedia Archive. This database contains images and graphics from 1826 to today, as well as 4,500 hours of audio files from the 1920s to the present. The content is primarily drawn from the archives of the Associated Press, one of the oldest news organizations in the United States, founded in 1848.

The Premium service is also available with this service. AccuWeather has hour-by-hour weather forecasts to 15 days, animated local radar, satellite loops. and more.

Please note with both of these services that use is limited to one user at a time. If the sites are busy, please try again later.

November 2, 2006

Trial Databases from CARLI

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 11:26 am

CARLI has the following trial databases through Nov. 19, 2006. See a reference librarian for the username and password.


Europa World Plus adds to the Europa World Year Book the content of the
nine Regional Surveys of the World, making it the most comprehensive
resource ever to cover the nations and territories of the world. A team
of regional specialists updates the site throughout the year, and
provide fully revised statistical and directory name and contact data
two times a year. In addition to the already massive pool of data
provided by Europa World, the database provides access to a full range
of sophisticated search and browse functions, interactive tables, and
archived statistics.

Interactive, objective, and user-friendly, the Database covers more than
70 armed conflicts around the globe, featuring top-notch analysis and
data from the non-ideological, highly sought-after experts at the IISS,
the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In addition, ACD
provides in-depth analysis, historical background, data on human
consequences, event timelines, military makeup of armed groups, and
quarterly assessments for each conflict. A list of non-state armed
groups, their estimated strength, origin, political or ideological aims,
and areas of operation is also included.


The International Who’s Who brings together our most gifted, famous and
influential contemporaries from around the globe. This venerable
resource takes full advantage of the Web to provide a valuable and
sophisticated array of ways to locate biographical details for more than
20,000 individuals. Coverage is truly global and encompasses a broad
sweep of professions, including science, medicine, business, finance,
politics, international affairs, diplomacy, law, art, music,
entertainment, and fashion, to name a few.


The first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in
over thirty years, REP is now regarded as the definitive resource in the
field. Featuring 2,000 original entries from a team of over 1,300 of the
world’s most respected scholars and philosophers, REP swiftly
accumulated rave reviews and awards, including selection by Library
Journal as one of its 50 Sources for the Millennium, and recognition as
an Outstanding Reference Source by the American Library Association.

Politics & International Relations database and Routledge Religion Resource database

October 3, 2006

Trial databases

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

The Library has free trials through Oct. 31, 2006 for the following two databases:

The Associated Press Multimedia Archive provides access to a historical non-bias and reputable Collection of Photos, Graphics, Text, and Audio files spanning over the past 160 years. The database has:

    • More than 2.3 million photographs from 1826 to today
    • More than 53,000 graphics: Maps, charts, graphs, logos, timelines, etc.
    • Over 1.1 million audio clips from the 1920’s to 48 hours ago.
    • Associated Press news stories from 1997 to 48 hours ago

This is a comprehensive online resource available for Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research. The database provides access to the full-text of more than 214 years worth of detailed information about Congress, including member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full-text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

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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