New in '08: Good news on printing, copying and scanning
First, some great news! The number of free prints available to students has been increased to 1,000 per semester, and we've reduced the cost of double-sided printing to 7 cents per page (or 3 1/2 cents per side).
Three of the 6th floor photocopy machines now include a scanning feature, allowing you to scan and email any document at no charge. To enable the scanning feature, you must swipe your Jcard, but it will not be debited. Instructions are posted on each machine that offers scanning (machines 1-3).
Labels: New F08, technology
New in '08: Online Resources
IMF's Intl Financial StatisticsNew Databases for 2008...
American Civil War Research Database should be a popular resource for those attending Strategic Study staff rides to Civil War battlefields. The database includes a record for virtually every soldier who served in the Civil War and descriptions of thousands of battles, with detailed multi-page battle orders and reports. There are analysis tools that can be used to visualize trends in Confederate and Union losses, regimental dynamics, and soldier statistics.
America's Historical Newspapers, already on our list of A-Z online resources, has expanded to include hundreds of additional historic US newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, from all 50 states.
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 is a digital database providing a wide variety of original source material detailing China's interaction with the West from 1793 to 1980. It provides multiple perspectives - from politicians, diplomats, missionaries, business people and tourists - and documents many of the key events that happened in this period.
CQ Almanac is one of two new online offerings from the Congressional Quarterly, providing authoritative, detailed coverage of the U.S. Congress from 1945 to present, including reviews and analysis of legislation and policy for each year, roll call votes for all major legislation, and a Policy Tracker to follow legislation through the years.
CQ Money Line, also from the Congressional Quarterly, tracks contributions from corporations, associations and unions to members, candidates and party committees. You can also follow the flow of "soft money" through 527 groups and retrieve information on more than 30,000 lobbyists indexed by client and issue.
Current Digest of the (Post-)Soviet Press, founded in 1949, is a weekly publication with English language translations of articles from the Soviet/Russian press, government documents and special interest journals. The online version provides full-image access from 1949 to present.
International Monetary Fund's new web-based resources, 3 in total, are now available to JHU. Up to five users at a time can access the following from either on- or off-campus:
- - International Financial Statistics, offering web access to approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries starting in 1948. Includes exchange rates, Fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators.
- - Balance of Payments Statistics, with time series data from 1948 summarizing the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. It reports total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers an economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world as well as capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities. - - Direction of Trade contains time series data from 1980 on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. It reports total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level. Leadership Library is a personnel contact database of the institutional leadership of the United States, updated daily. Some people know the print equivalent as the "Yellow Book" directories. Integrating fourteen Yellow Book directories, Leadership Library enables users to reach over 400,000 individuals from U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations.
Oxford Reference Online Premium provides full text access to close to 200 reference works published by Oxford University Press, including bi-lingual language dictionaries, encyclopedias of military history, politics, business, finance, science, technology, and more.
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