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Some recent updates to SAIS Library Online Resources. For a full list, see Online Resources A-Z.
China Data Online and China Academic Journals, two databases offering fulltext access to Chinese publications, have been upgraded to include new content for JHU. Through China Academic Journals you can also search a database called China Core Newspapers Database. CCND collects core newspaper articles published in mainland China since 2000, and includes close to 1,000 newspaper titles. Although JHU does not offer full-text of the newspapers, the Library of Congress does have a full subscription to this database. You can search it and retrieve full-text in their Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room in the Madison Building.
Dissertations of China provides information on over one million masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral dissertations from key Chinese research institutions from 1986 onward. Full text is provided for close to 800,000 dissertations.
The Economist Intelligence Unit offerings have been expanded to include their Country Risk Service, Country Commerce, Country Finance, ViewsWire, and World Investment Service.
Finally, WilsonWeb has an updated interface.
Labels: databases, New SP08
Finding it... easier?
FindIt, also known as the "journal linker", has a new look with improved functionality
, making it easier to access the full-text of an article with fewer clicks of your mouse.
For example, if you are using a database like PAIS and retrieve a citation to an article but not the full-text, you can click on the Find It button to go directly to the full-text article if indeed another JHU database provides full-text. To try this out, search PAIS for the article “It Is Five Minutes to Midnight” in the Jan.-Feb. 2007 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, click on the Find It button, and be seamlessly taken to the Academic Search Premier database for a PDF of the article.
Labels: databases, New SP08, news technology
Free online RefWorks classes
RefWorks has begun offering complimentary online training webinars for current subscribers. If you have an active JHED ID and password, you are considered a current subscriber.
Four March sessions - two on fundamentals and two on more advanced features - are mentioned below. Note that course enrollment is limited and registration is required. RefWorks says that additional dates and courses will be added on an on-going basis.
Visit http://www.refworks.com/content/webinars/default.asp for more information, including sign-up information for webinars in Spanish and French.
This 75 minute session covers all the basics - creating a RefWorks account (which is already done for you as a JHU affiliate), importing data, organizing your database and generating a bibliography. Great for new users or even existing users who would like a refresher.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 10:00 am
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:00 pm
RefWorks Advanced Features
This 75-minute session covers topics such as advanced searching, using RefGrab-It to import data, working offline, editing multiple references, viewing, printing and sorting references and more. Attendees should have a working knowledge of RefWorks’ basic features.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:00 am
Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:00 pm
Thanks to Andy Young, Librarian at the JHU Washington Library Resource Center, for the content of this post.
Labels: New SP08, SAIS tips, training
You want to be seen GREEN?
You may now print double-sided documents from your laptop to the Library's Laptop Room printers and to the Nitze Building's Basement printer.In the Library's Laptop Room:
Printer E will remain single-sided.
Printer F will now only print double-sided documents. If you have previously installed the printer software for the Laptop Room's printers, then you already have the single-sided printer installed.
To install the double-sided printer, you must download the software for it and configure the printer. The instructions to do this can be found at:
In the Nitze Basement:
The printer is now configured to charge you for printing double-sided sheets of paper only. If you have previously installed the printer software for the Basement's printer, you do not have to install the software again, but you must make the necessary changes on your laptop to make double-sided printing the default option. The instructions to install the printer software and configure the printer can be found at:
If you have any questions, please contact Sonny Singh (Library Systems/Network Administrator) via email or call (202) 663-5912.
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Labels: New SP08, SAIS tips, technology, technology environmental
Serbian President Re-elected
Boris Tadic was re-elected as Serbian president this weekend by a slim margin. Pro-Western Tadic received 50.5% of the vote while nationalist Tomislav Nikolic received 47.7%, highlighting the divide in opinion over Serbia's entrance into the EU and Kosovo's independence.
Though neither candidate supports Kosovo's independence
, which should be announced this month, Tadic has asked Serbians to focus on the benefits of
"greater European integration
" than on the loss of Kosovo. Presidential contender Nikolic promoted closer ties with Russia
, who has sworn to oppose Kosovo's move for independence.To read more about the election, use Library resources! Check out PressDisplay's numerous foreign newspapers or turn to LexisNexis for both U.S. and World news.
Labels: Year of Elections
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