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JSTOR

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:11:18 am

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.

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Gale Artemis

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:10:00 am

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.

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Nature Communications

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:09:14 am

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.

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IOP ebooks

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:08:42 am

IOPebooks is a new award-winning program of digital first STEM books. UCF has purchased access to all 2014 titles and more information can be found at ioppublishing.org/publications/books or IOP e-books Catalog

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eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:08:00 am

Two new online resources, eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures, have recently been added to the list of UCF Libraries’ databases. Both are the electronic, full-text versions of the Human Relations Area Files (better known as HRAF). Although HRAF is one of the most important research tools in the field of anthropology and archaeology, these databases also have pertinence for history, philosophy, religion, gender studies, and multicultural studies.

Providing cross-cultural information on all aspects of cultural and social life, both eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures are organized by cultures and ethnic groups. The sources in both databases are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. The databases may be used to find information on particular cultures, ethnic groups, or immigrant groups, and may be used to find information on beliefs, superstitions, or on subjects such as political structure, architecture, kinship units, settlement patterns, ethnic rivalries, religious beliefs, and child-rearing practices. One may either search by keyword, or browse by culture or subject.

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HathiTrust

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:07:14 am

UCF Libraries have become an institutional member of the HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital archive initiative to dramatically increase access to research resources.

Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is jointly owned and operated by its member institutions from the United States and Europe, all focused on a common goal: to build an extraordinary digital library that preserves and provides access to the cultural record. Almost 75 institutions are now members, including the university libraries at Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, Stanford, and the University of California. The initial focus of the partnership has been on preserving and providing access to digitized book and journal content from the partner library collections, including materials digitized by Google, Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives. To date the partnership has digitized approximately 10 million books. The consortium is planning on expanding the corpus to nearly 15 million in the next five years.

Benefits include full-text and bibliographic search capabilities, full PDF downloading of all public domain books, and full-text access for users with print disabilities. In addition, users can search the full text of books they put into a collection using the Collection Builder feature.

HathiTrust (pronounced "HAH-tee") was named for the Hindi word for elephant, "hathi," symbolic of the qualities of memory, wisdom, and strength evoked by elephants, as well as the huge undertaking of congregating the digital collections of the nation's top research libraries.

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Journal Guide

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:05:48 am

A new and free resource was recently added to the UCF Libraries Databases A-z list: Journal Guide Journal Guide is a free tool that helps researchers to evaluate scholarly journals. In addition to searching by journal name, category or publisher, authors can use the title and abstract of a paper to discover journals that have already published articles on similar topics. By matching journals to a paper’s content, researchers can see which journals would be most likely to have interest in their writing.

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SpringerMaterials: Landolt-Börnstein New Series

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:05:12 am

The new SpringerMaterials platform has officially launched. The updated platform supports interactive tables, 3D views on crystal structures, and thesaurus-based faceting for better discovery. The new responsive design makes SpringerMaterials available on tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and desktop computers.

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DSM - 5

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:04:29 am

The UCF Libraries recently added both print and electronic versions of the DSM-5. The DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.

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Faculty Library Collaboration

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:52:02 pm

The UCF Libraries is pleased to learn that in spring 2015 a UCF course, ENL 4262: Nineteenth-Century British Prose will rely heavily on a new library resource. This class was designed around British Periodicals I & II, a Proquest database rich in primary resource content that was purchased with funds from a successful 2013 technology fee proposal. The proposal was developed by Dr. Anna Jones (English Department), Dr. Peter Larson (History Department) and Michael Arthur, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Services in the UCF Libraries. The collaboration on this successful 2013 proposal was followed in 2014 with five technology fee proposals that involved faculty-library collaboration. The UCF Libraries is pleased to be involved in the process of support the teaching and research mission of UCF and continues to work with faculty in selection of new materials that will have an immediate impact in the classroom. Faculty with ideas for new library resources are encouraged to contact Mr. Arthur at michael.arthur@ucf.edu

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