Posted: February 20th, 2013
The Library now has a subscription to the The Vogue Archive, a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included. It is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.
Posted: December 6th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to the current U.S. and global industry research report modules from IBISWorld.
Covering over 700 industries, each report consists of 30-40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, performance (current & forecast), competitive landscape and more. Search for industries by keyword(s) or browse a list of American industries defined according to the five-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Posted: October 17th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century; will be comprised of numerous collections to be released over many years, including a variety of material types–monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more–in one cross-searchable location. At present the database contains four extensive archives: British Politics and Society, Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection, and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.
Posted: October 17th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to the Africa Knowledge Project.
Known as AKP, it disseminates Africa-centered, evidence-based knowledge on Africa and African Diaspora. It includes six journals – JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, West Africa Review, Ijele: Art eJournal of the African World, African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness, and Journal of African Philosophy. It also include three databases – the Biafran War Database, the Kiswahili Story Database, and the African Music Database.
Posted: September 11th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to Translated Texts for Historians E-Library.
This book series makes available historical sources from 300–800 AD, translated into English, in many cases for the first time, as a digital resource containing 50 volumes that bring together a wealth of important historical texts with scholarship from leading academics.
Posted: September 11th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to Religion Past and Present (RPP), the English version of the 4th edition of Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG), the highly respected, authoritative encyclopaedia of Christian theology, biblical studies and religious studies.
More information is available via Brill Online.
Posted: May 10th, 2012
PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.
PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work—and what remains unknown.
PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews.
PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Posted: April 11th, 2012
Anatomy and Physiology Online is a comprehensive resource that provides a guided learning approach to anatomy and physiology in 19 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, and dissection slides you can label. It also includes clinical case studies, special consideration for the impact of aging on each body system, a pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.
Try it out!
Posted: March 2nd, 2012
Scholars GeoPortal is a new geospatial data discovery tool allowing Ontario’s university students and researchers to enrich their teaching and research by engaging with OCUL’s growing collection of geospatial data. The portal offers search, preview, query, download and sharing functionality for datasets licensed by Ontario university libraries, covering such topics as land use, transportation networks, census boundaries, geology, soils, points of interest (such as healthcare facilities, schools, and airports), air photos, and more.
Posted: October 27th, 2011
Queen’s subscribes to hundreds of databases that include millions of journal articles, newspaper articles and ebooks. For each of these databases, Queen’s signs a license that allows students, faculty and staff to use the materials in these databases for different purposes. Most databases allow you to link to material, but some also allow you to include material in coursepacks and/or post materials in Learning Management Systems like Moodle.
In the past, it has been very difficult to find out what rights were included in each license, but we have now put in place a database that allows you to find out exactly what is permitted under the terms of the licensing agreements that we have with each database provider. This information is now integrated into services like Summon and the Get It! @ Queen’s links that appear when searching in Google Scholar – meaning that you will not need to search a stand-alone database to find out what you can do with specific articles.
Watch a quick video of how this new service works here:
Licensing Database 2-Minute Demo.