Interested in learning more about Chicago’s political history? Check out the latest library research guide on Chicago politics. Find answers to what, exactly, does “machine politics” mean, and the origin of the age-old Chicago adage, “vote early and vote often,” or, read about Chicago’s long history of political reformers, such as Alderman Leon Despres. This research guide has links to on-line resources as well as books available for checkout in the library.
Archive for July, 2011
This is a convenient way to search library resources from anywhere. Some examples:
References in Wikipedia will have “Check for Full Text” added on the page. Click on that to see if the library has the article.
When you perform a Google search (turn Instant Search off for best results), you will get an icon to automatically search the library’s holdings.
Websites where books are reviewed will ususally include the ISBN. The toolbar changes ISBNs into links that will automatically search the library catalog.
Watch for a new version coming in the next months that will work in Chrome and have other great features.
Web of Knowledge is the premier source for tracking citations and measuring impact of journal articles and researchers. It’s like a more thorough version of Google Scholar. Starting this week, it has an all new look and an easily accessible mobile version.
If you’ve never used this database, now is a great time to give it a try.
Dominican University becomes Hogwarts this Saturday, July 9 for Potterpalooza. Whether you are wizard or muggle, we have plenty of Harry Potter to get you ready.
Want to review the series before you catch the last movie? We have the books, though you will need to fly to the library before they are all checked out.
If you need a more academic perspective on Harry Potter, we have some information about him in online encyclopedias. Summer is always a good time to ponder the big questions, so take a look at the philosophy of Harry Potter.
We look forward to seeing all the Potterpalooza participants on campus this Saturday!
As of July 1, the following changes took place in our databases and online journals.
In the social sciences, we added several journals from the Berkeley Electronic Press collection. Health and Psychosocial Instruments now allows 1 simultaneous user. Mental Measurements Yearbook now includes Tests in Print and allows 4 simultaneous users. PsychARTICLES and PsychINFO are now available through ProQuest.
In business, we are delighted to be able to add Mergent Online and Mergent WebReports. Mergent Online is a premier company and industry information database that will give us unprecedented access to business information. Mergent WebReports is a searchable online collection of Mergent Reports going back to 1909–no more hunting through back volumes for historical information.
As an aid to researchers in any discipline, we added ArchiveFinder, which is a searchable directory to archives information from around the world.
RefWorks will be switching to a new interface later this year, and we encourage you to try the new version now.