New in '08: Better than ever...
updated EBSCO interface
Several existing resources were upgraded over the summer:
With the launch of the new SAIS website, the Library revamped its home page. You'll now find shortcuts to ten of our most popular resources. These shortcuts have replaced direct links to some of our "families" of databases (CSA, EBSCO, Proquest, and WilsonWeb), but you can still find links to the families by clicking on the Key Databases for Research link on the homepage. We hope that you'll find it a useful place to get started with your research.
Other database upgrades:
EBSCOHost databases, among our most heavily used online resources, have a new look, with multiple new features and more in the works. More details are available on the EBSCO website.
FindIt, also known as the Journal Linker, has been enhanced with:
- A request button to get a book from another JHU campus when you find a book listed in one of our databases.
- Added book content from amazon.com (excerpts, table of contents, index, etc.)
To see an example, go to WorldCat, search End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs and click on the FindIt icon after opening the book's full record.
Soc Index has been cancelled due to overlap with Sociological Abstracts.
The World Bank e-Library, offering full text access to thousands of World Bank publications, continues to add to its back files. A notable addition is the annual World Development Report, now available to all of JHU starting with its first volume in 1978! (Hey, librarians get excited about these things!)
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New in '08: It's not Netflix, but almost
The Eisenhower (MSE) Library on the main campus has liberalized its video loan policy.Most Eisenhower Library videos are now requestable via the JHU Libraries catalog. When you request a film via the catalog, it will be delivered by the same courier that delivers books from other JHU libraries Monday through Friday. You'll receive an email and will have up to two days to pick it up, and a 7 day loan period. The Eisenhower Library will charge $3 per day for late returns.
TIP: Want to practice your language skills by watching a film in the language you're studying? For a complete list of all videos by language, do the following search in the JHU Libraries Catalog:
- Select Advanced Keyword search
- In the search by box, enter dvd or video as a general keyword
- Under Limits, in the language menu, select your language
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New in '08: New SAIS Library staff
We're pleased to welcome two new staff members:
Roslyn Broch, Library Assistant for Technical Services and Electronic Reserves, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with library experience at both University of Massachusetts and Williams College.
Mary Ware, Library Assistant for Electronic Reserves and Acquisitions, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She worked as a library assistant at the Woodford County Public Library, and is pursuing a master's degree in library science at Catholic University.
In addition to their other duties, Mary and Roz are also key members of our circulation team.
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