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8/20/2014
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Acquisitions & Collection Services

The Collection Connection

Find out what is new to the UCF Libraries collection.

The Collection Connection is your connection to new and exciting materials recently purchased by Acquisitions & Collection Services for the UCF community. The UCF Libraries houses a variety of materials: journals, books, databases, media, and other resources for students and faculty to use for research and instruction purposes.  The focus of Collection Connection is to inform the UCF community of new materials and resources that support UCF community needs.

Recent News

New Resources

The UCF Libraries now has access to Nature Communications, a highly requested multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by Nature Communications represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.

The UCF Libraries is also now providing access to Gale Artemis, a path-breaking research experience that unites Gale’s digital archives and reference collections. By building a seamless research environment for multiple collections, Gale is creating the largest digital humanities and social sciences collection in the world. On the Artemis platform, users can engage with primary sources through subject indexing, term frequency and term clusters.

Lastly, the UCF Libraries is happy to be a founding member of JSTOR. In order to maintain complete JSOTR holding the UCF Libraries has added Business IV and Arts & Sciences XII to the existing array of titles already in the JSTOR collection. The Business IV Collection builds on the strong economics and business foundation of the Business I, II, and III Collections. Arts & Sciences XII expands coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.

Non-Traditional Resources

In addition to traditional library tools, the library provides faculty and students with resources to assist in teaching and research. A few of these resources include SAGE Research Methods, Web of Science, and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

SAGE Research Methods - Selected full text of books, journal and reference content relevant to the exploration of research methods and concepts.

Web of Science - Citation Indexes for finding articles that cite a given author or citation.

JCR: Journal Citation Reports - Provides citation data for evaluating and comparing scholarly journals.

These resources can be found in the Articles & Databases section of our website.

 

PhilPapers

Beginning this summer, the UCF Library will begin to support the PhilPapers Foundation. PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. This online research hub combines the following four services:

A publication index of philosophy journal articles, book reviews, books, and book chapters in all languages.

An open access aggregator that indexes open access philosophical content found on over one thousand access archives and three thousand personal pages maintained by professional philosophers.

An open access archive that hosts the largest collection of open access philosophical material on the Internet.

A structured bibliography comprising nearly five thousand subcategories covering all subjects in philosophy.

 

Technology Fee Proposals

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus the National Geographic Archive from Gale, SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge, and British Periodicals Collections I & II from ProQuest are the three successful proposals UCF landed this past fall. These new resources will benefit UCF students and faculty tremendously. It is important that the library helps to improve student learning in every way possible and the technology fee has provided a great opportunity for this to happen. The collaboration between the library and faculty has been a key factor in the success of these proposals.


New Resources Available for Students and Faculty

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) plus National Geographic

ECCO, a primary source collection containing over 180,000 books, pamphlets, and treatises, covers not only history but also the social sciences, philosophy and religion, and literature, and will benefit both students and faculty in such areas as military, cultural, social, economic, diplomatic, and scientific history. Over the past several years, UCF has purchased the large electronic databases Early English Books Online, Evans Early American Imprints, and the Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Now, with the Libraries’ recent addition of ECCO, the combination of these online repositories allow our faculty and students to have instantaneous access to nearly every work printed in English between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. With the purchase of ECCO, Gale offered the National Geographic Archive at a favorable rate. The National Geographic Archive contains every issue of the magazine from 1888 through 1994. The quality of the images is outstanding, and the content can be used by UCF students and researchers in nearly every discipline.

SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Research Methods allows faculty and students to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods, identify a new method, conduct research, and report their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across various subject areas in the social sciences, health sciences, and more. With SAGE Knowledge, UCF Libraries will gain rights to 2,500 scholarly monographs in the social sciences in many subject areas. This resource includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, and more.

British Periodicals Collections I & II

With the addition of British Periodicals Collections I & II, UCF will gain access and perpetual rights to all of the content in these collections, including approximately 460 journal titles and over 6 million pages, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. The collection ranges from children’s illustrated miscellanies to academic journals and includes dozens of the most widely-read and influential publications of the time, like Athenaeum, The Spectator, Strand Magazine, and Temple Bar, as well as many other professional and scientific publications, literary and fine arts magazines, political and trade journals. It houses original works by many important figures such as Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer, and Bram Stoker.

BizMiner

BizMiner is a new resource funded by the College of Business Administration. It is provided to all UCF students to help them better assess the viability of their entrepreneurial ideas and innovations. BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. They offer industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Some of their products include Industry Financial Analysis, Industry Market Analysis, and Real Estate Content. BizMiner’s quality products have been recognized by professional associations, the Internal Revenue Service and Business Week, among others.

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