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Library News December 2006

RACER (ILL Requesting) System Unavailable Dec 30th

Posted: December 22nd, 2006

The RACER Interlibrary Loan system will be offline from 8 am to midnight on Saturday, 30 December 2006, to permit necessary server hardware and network reconfiguration.

For the rest of the holiday period, RACER will be fully available. The requests which you place in RACER during this time will be saved and queued by the system, for processing by Interlibrary Loan staff when they return to work in January.

Trial databases from Knovel

Posted: December 20th, 2006

The following electronic resources from Knovel are available to the Queen’s Community, on a trial basis, until January 15.

  • DIPPR 801 Database
  • Oil and Gas Supplement
  • Plastics Supplement
  • Spectra Database Package (HNMR and Mass Spectra)ŠFeedback/suggestions can be sent to  engsci@post.queensu.ca.  Suggestions for other electronic resources also welcome.
  • Standard & Poors NetAdvantage

    Posted: December 18th, 2006

    Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage 

    Searchable access to Standard & Poor’s investment research and commentary.

    Includes:  Industry Surveys; Stock Reports; Mutual Fund Reports; Bond Reports; Corporation Records; The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives; The Outlook; and other S&P research products.

    Canadian Social Investment Database (CSID)

    Posted: December 18th, 2006

    Canadian Social Investment Database (CSID)

    Provides environmental, social, and governance performance ratings of approximately 300 Canadian companies and income trusts, including all constituents of the  S&P/TSX Composite Index.

    CSID is published by Janzti Research Inc., an independent investment research firm that evaluates and monitors the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of global securities.

    Botterell shut down early morning on December 19th

    Posted: December 18th, 2006

    Due to scheduled Steam Shutdown to repair a leak in the main line and subsequent lack of building ventilation, no personnel will be permitted to enter Botterell Hall until the shutdown is over:  December 19, 2006 from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

    If you have any concerns about this shutdown please contact Kevin P. McKegney, Manager of Building Operations and Projects for the Faculty of Health Sciences (Botterell Hall Room 112, 613-533-6000 ext. 74476, 613-533-6925 (fax), or mckegnek@post.queensu.ca).

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Library Hours for 22 Dec 2006 to 2 Jan 2007

    Posted: December 18th, 2006

    All campus libraries close at 12 noon on Friday, December 22, and remain closed until January 2 except for the Bracken Health Sciences Library, the Engineering and Science Library (in the Douglas Library building), and Stauffer Library, each of which is open for limited periods during the holiday.

    DAY Bracken Health
    Sciences Library
    & Science Library (in Douglas Lib)
    Stauffer Library
    Dec 22 (Fri) 8 am – 12 noon 8:30 am – 12 noon 8:30 am – 12 noon
    Dec 23 (Sat) 1 – 5 pm CLOSED CLOSED
    Dec 24-25-26 (Sun-Mon-Tues) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
    Dec 27 (Wed) CLOSED CLOSED 1 – 5 pm
    Dec 28 (Thurs) 1 – 5 pm 1 – 5 pm CLOSED
    Dec 29 (Fri) 1 – 5 pm CLOSED 1 – 5 pm
    Dec 30 (Sat) 1 – 5 pm 1 – 5 pm CLOSED
    Dec 31 (Sun) & Jan 1 (Mon) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
    Jan 2 (Tues) All campus libraries re-open BUT: check individual library hours for the first week of January.Full hours of opening resume Monday, 8 January 2006.

    Index Islamicus

    Posted: December 15th, 2006

    Index Islamicus
    Index to literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Material cited includes not only work written about the Middle East but also about Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level. Date coverage is from 1906 to the present.

    Patrologiae Graecae

    Posted: December 15th, 2006

    Patrologiae Graecae
    Digitized, facsimile images of J.P. Migne’s collection of more than 160 volumes of Greek material (with Latin translations) relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through to the Council of Florence in 1439.  The images are augmented by completely new and comprehensive electronic tables of contents.

    For more information, consult the vendor’s product description.

    Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

    Posted: December 12th, 2006

    We now have access to the 2nd edition of The Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
    The Encyclopedia continues to present articles in alphabetical order, but the content has been slightly reorganized to the following subject areas: Main Group Elements; Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry; Organometallic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Solid State, Materials, Nanomaterials and Catalysis; and General Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Methods

    PsychiatryOnline: Web-Based Portal

    Posted: December 11th, 2006
    PsychiatryOnline provides online full-text access to the DSM-IV-TR, DSM-IV-TR casebook and treatment companion, five journals including the American journal of psychiatry, and textbooks including the American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of clinical psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines.

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