Our newest science database is Gale’s Science in Context. Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:
- More than 22,000 topic overviews
- 7,000 biographies
- 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
- 16,000 images and videos
- 170+ detailed experiments
- 8,100 biographies
- Two dictionaries
And to support secondary teachers, Science in Context features the Science Standards search of full-text results linked to national and state science standards for grades 9-12.
Our second new database is also from Gale Publishing and it allows our users to read the pages of the London Times from the years 1785 – 1985. See how Charles Dickens actually appeared to his contemporaries as written in the newspaper of his day!
The Times (London) is the world’s oldest continuously published newspaper. Readers — world leaders and the general public — have consistently turned to The Times for its in‐depth news coverage, parliamentary reports and comment, editorial opinion and unique view of history from the major reporters and editors of the period. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–1985 allows users to search and view online this award‐winning newspaper in its original published context.
The Academy Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to ARTstor, the latest addition to the Library’s database holdings. ARTstor is an online database featuring over 1.2 million images from a variety of museum collections, professional photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and artists’ estates. The contents are arranged by geographic location, collection title, and “image groups” sharing similar attributes. The ARTstor learning environment includes tools for helping students and teachers browse for images on sample topics, such as Maps and Geography and Native American Studies, and study these images closely. For example, the database features a “zoom tool” that facilitates close visual analysis, and users are able to export image files for use in papers, presentations, or elsewhere in their studies. In addition, teachers can organize and upload outside images into course folders, which students can access both at school and from home. You can find the link to it here, and once you’re on the ARTstor landing page, click the orange “Go” button near the upper right to begin searching.
The ProQuest family of online databases was recently refreshed with a new look and feel to the user interface. While some changes are simply cosmetic, providing a more contemporary look to the search and results screens, others may greatly enhance the way students access these important sources of information in the future. Newly available is a “My Research” link at the top of the ProQuest screens, where students using campus-networked computers can create a username and password to save the results they’ve found. Once that’s achieved, a student can access those results from ProQuest’s website with any internet-connected (wired or wireless) computer, on campus or off, without having to first go through Citrix. Not only that, once logged in, they can continue to search the ProQuest databases, again with no need for Citrix. While this will currently work with all 19 ProQuest databases that the Library offers (all of which begin with “ProQuest” in their name except for American Periodicals Series Online), Citrix will still have to be used on non-networked computers to access the other databases to which the Library currently subscribes to (e.g. JSTOR).