You can now see due times for reserve items that are checked out, just by looking up the books in our online catalog!
Example: Let's say you're looking up readings for Prof. Ajami's class in the reserve catalog
. The book you want is checked out but, in Ajami's list of reserve titles, it does not tell you the due time. Click on the title of the book;
the due time will be visible in the book record, next to info about each copy we own.
With a new semester underway, we'd like to let you know about some recent additions to library resources and services.
NEW ELECTRONIC RESOURCES / DATABASES
This database is Statistics Canada's interactive warehouse of statistics about Canada. It includes publications such as Canadian Social Trends, Health Reports, Human Activity and the Environment, Juristat
and many others. There are over 2,400 tables tracking trends in virtually every aspect of the lives of Canadians. Please note that E-STAT does not work with JHU's remote access tools. LINKHandbooks in Economics
Electronic access to the entire Handbooks in Economics
series from North-Holland is now available. Over 57 handbooks have been published to date. Access will include future publications as well. LINKHistoric Documents Series
The Historic Documents Series includes primary resources and documents covering the most significant events of each year since 1972. The documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. LINKDATABASE ENHANCEMENTS / CHANGES
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
from 1916 to 2003 are now available in full text through the LexisNexis Congressional database
, enhancing access to a set of useful policy papers that have, in the past, been difficult to obtain. By June 2007, the database should include current research reports as well as retrospective ones. The mission of CRS, a branch of the Library of Congress, is to provide nonpartisan research reports to members of the U.S. House and Senate.
Coming soon, all EBSCOhost databases
will include a "Visual Search" feature, providing a complement to the traditional basic and advanced search options. Look for the "Visual Search" tab on the search screen.JStor Reference Linking
The JStor database
is offering a preview of an enhancement called "reference linking" that will enable users to navigate easily from a reference in an article to the cited work itself. Initially, JStor will offer "internal" reference linking within the JStor collections. Approximately 12,000 links are currently available from a small number of journals, but their plan is to continue to add to the available links throughout the coming months until all citations in the archive have been captured. In the future, JStor expects to enable reference linking to resources external to JStor.
JStor reproduces the full image of close to 600 scholarly journals, starting in each case with volume one. The goal of JStor is to provide an archival, searchable collection of core scholarly journals in electronic format, not to provide current access, so JStor is not a source for recent periodical literature. A FINAL WORD
We encourage those of you who are not familiar with our resources to contact a member of the Library's reference staff in person between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, by phone (202-663-5901), or via e-mail to email@example.com
. You may also use our Submit a Reference Question
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