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Scheduled Downtime for EBL in March

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014 @ 3:41:40 pm

The EBL platform will be unavailable on March 1st from 7 pm to 11 pm. This time will be used to perform enhancements and update the system. For any questions or concerns, please email support@eblib.com.

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Classical Music Download from Alexander Street Press

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:36:09 pm

This week's free featured download from Classical Music Library is Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saens. French composer Camille Saint-Saens has been compared to Mozart and this work is a relatively early composition from 1863. Saint-Saen's life spanned a particularly interesting period in music history, from a Romantic era in full swing in the first half of the 19th century to the revolution of "modern" music of composers such as Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, and Arnold Schoenberg around the turn of the 20th century. This recording is performed by the Orchestre Symphonie de Radio-Tele-Luxembourg under the direction of Hubert Soudant, featuring violinist Patrice Fontanarosa. Enjoy!

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Stem Cell Breakthrough

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 @ 4:04:17 pm

Researchers have found a new method of creating stem cells, and they're calling it a "game changer". Check out this interesting article from Discover!

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New Streaming Videos Collections

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014 @ 8:54:52 am

This is exciting! With a combination of Tech Fee and Library materials funds, we have purchased a number of streaming videos collections from Alexander Street Press. ASP has transitioned all their video collections to a new server. Below are the collections with their new addresses:

American History in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ahiv

Art and Architecture in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/artv

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I and II http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ctiv

Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ediv

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I http://search.alexanderstreet.com/anth

Filmmakers Library Online http://search.alexanderstreet.com/flon

LGBT Studies in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/gltv

Music Online: Classical Music Library http://search.alexanderstreet.com/clmu

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990 Present http://search.alexanderstreet.com/feat

Nursing Education in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/mcom

Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy http://search.alexanderstreet.com/cjiv

Theatre in Video http://search.alexanderstreet.com/ativ


Check back for more specific details about each collection, coming soon!

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Discover Magazine: Visualizing the Latest Arctic Blast!

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014 @ 10:39:05 am

Here's a cool animation based on visualizations from earth.nullschool.net depicting both the wind field and temperatures over the US from this past week.

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NEW from Morgan & Claypool: Engineering and War

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014 @ 9:58:12 am

Engineering and War is now available in the Synthesis Digital Library Collection Five. This book investigates the close connections between engineering and war and the conceptual and structural barriers that face those who would seek to loosen those connections. It shows how military institutions and interests have long influenced engineering education, research, and practice and how they continue to shape the field in the present. This book will be an excellent resource in the Synthesis Collection Five!

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SCOAP3 - Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:05:52 pm

SCOAP3 is a new model for Open Access publishing which works with leading publishers to convert key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics (HEP) to Open Access at no cost for authors. Subscription cost increases have put considerable strain on libraries, forcing them to cancel an increasing number of journal subscriptions. This situation is particularly acute in fields such as HEP, where timely pre-prints describing scientific results are available online. To address this problem, the library has decided to join SCOAP3. SCOAP3 pays publishers for the costs involved in providing Open Access. In turn, publishers reduce subscription fees to their customers who contribute to SCOAP3. This model will link quality and price, stimulating competition and enabling considerable medium- and long-term savings.

We are pleased to announce that the first Open Access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articles have already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers.

For more information about SCOAP3, visit http://scoap3.org/about.html.

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Top 10 Science Stories of 2013

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:14:45 pm

Check these out!

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Update from EBSCO: List of Databases Not Included in EDS

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:58:09 am

EBSCO has provided us with a list of databases and vendors that are not found in EDS. The major databses not availabe via EDS are from a very small number of providers.

The following databases and vendors are not our OneSearch service:

  • American Chemical Society: SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)
  • American Mathematical Society: MathSciNet
  • Brepols Publishers: International Medieval Bibliography, Library of Latin Texts, etc.
  • Columbia University Press: Columbia International Affairs Online
  • Dow Jones: Factiva
  • Elsevier: Compendex, EMBASE, GEOBASE, MD Consult, Nursing Consult
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor: ISI Emerging Markets
  • Euromonitor: Euromonitor Passport
  • ProQuest: Dissertations, Archives, Newspapers, Periodical Databases, etc.
  • Thomson: BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, WestLaw, ONE Banker
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New Content in the Classical Music Library!

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:39:34 am

We are happy to announce the addition of 163 albums to the Classical Music Library. This new content is available on the new interface at search.alexanderstreet.com/clmu.

Here are just a few of the albums included:

  • French Works for Bassoon and Piano
  • Smetana: Dreams
  • Charles Gounod: Faust, in the Theatre
  • Great Operatic Arias: Gerald Finley
  • British Handsman Centenary Concert
  • Spanish Impressions
  • The Melody Shop

Enjoy!

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2013 in Review: Artstor Collections and Technology Improvements

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014 @ 9:29:33 am

Many exciting improvements were made to the Artstor Digital Library in 2013. Over the past year, Artstor launched approximately 112,500 new images from the 22 new collections and expanded the content in 12 existing collections. Artstor has made several technology improvements, one of them including doubling the maximum number of images that can be exported or downloaded in a 120-day period from 1,000 to 2,000. You can now also export image groups of up to 150 images as PowerPoint presentations, and download batches of up to 150 JPG files from image groups in a zip file. As we start off the spring 2014 semester, we are thrilled to see the benefits of the changes Artstor has made over the past twelve months.

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Orlando Business Journal for UCF!

Updated on: Jan 21, 2014 @ 11:11:00 am

UCF has access to the Orlando Business Journal! We have access via Bizjournals.com, paid for by UCF's SGA, SDES, COB, and Career Services in partnership with the Orlando Business Journal. We can also access other regional business news magazines on bizjournals.com.

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Natural Standard Database

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013 @ 4:36:16 pm

Natural Standard provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.


June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Natural Standard celebrates by highlighting the potential health benefits of various fruits and vegetables.

Strawberry: Strawberry (Fragaria spp.) is predominantly known for its bright red, edible fruit covered in small seeds. The fruit is fragrant and high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants. Some studies indicate that eating strawberries may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Preliminary research also suggests that strawberry may be useful as an anti-inflammatory and may help enhance iron absorption.

Pomegranate: Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown around the world and has a long history of use as food and medicine. In the United States, pomegranate juice and seeds are used as food. One pomegranate delivers about 40% of an adult's daily vitamin C requirement and is high in antioxidants, which are thought to help reduce the risk of certain diseases.

For more fun nutritional information, please visit Natural Standard, a database purchased by UCF Libraries.

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Streaming Videos Galore: Recently purchased collections from ASP

Updated on: Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:51:00 am

Below is a list of recently purchased streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press!

  • American History In Video
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Counseling and Therapy In Video Volume 1
  • Counseling and Therapy In Video Volume 2
  • Education in Video
  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Filmakers Library Online
  • LGBT Studies in Video
  • New World Cinema
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy
  • World History in Video
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New Titles from Synthesis Digital Library

Updated on: Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:52:00 am

The following titles were published in May. These titles are part of Synthesis Collection Five, and MARC records for these titles are available now.

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Classical Music Library Free Download of the Week

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013 @ 11:23:19 am

Richard Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

“Once upon a time there was a knavish fool named Till Eulenspiegel. He was a wicked goblin up to new tricks…”

Thus Wilhelm Mauke begins the story of Till Eulenspiegel, a notorious medieval trickster often found in German folklore, in the program for Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks). Composed in 1894 and 1895, Till Eulenspiegel premiered on November 5, 1895, by the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne.

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche is a musical portrait that Richard Strauss (1864–1949) described as a “rondeau form for large orchestra." Although it does not have an exactly repeating refrain as in a traditional rondo form, Strauss created a theme for Till which can be heard several times throughout the work; its first iteration is by the horns in the opening. Listen for how Till’s theme transforms in each episode as he terrorizes the town, disrupts the townfolk, and eventually finds himself on the scaffold. Even as Till faces death, he whistles in its face, depicted by a high-pitched clarinet. The same dreamy, fairytale-like music from the beginning returns to conclude the work, as if to say “…and they lived happily ever after.” But who really has the last laugh?


This recording is performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice under the direction of Klaus Weise.

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Google Spices Up Search With Nutritional Data

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:35:32 pm

Google announced during a presentation in New York City it will be bringing more nutritional information to search. Users can now ask the search engine questions about calories, carbohydrates and other information.

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Classical Music Library Free Download of the Week

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013 @ 3:16:18 pm

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 21

Though a genius when composing for the piano, Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849) wasn't a natural when it came to writing for the orchestra. The two piano concertos, composed in 1829–30 before he left his native Warsaw, serve primarily as vehicles for piano virtuosity. Berlioz, in particular, criticised his use of the orchestra as "nothing but a cold and almost useless accompaniment."

The Piano Concerto No. 2 was performed at Chopin's first big concert at Warsaw's National Theatre on March 17, 1830. The concert was such a success it had to be repeated, the audience delighted by the combination of Polish folk material and astonishing piano virtuosity.

Chopin later revealed that the larghetto of the concerto was composed while he was in love with a young singer at the conservatory, Konstancia Gladkowska. It's not hard to see the effect his passion had on the writing of this movement.

The finale, like the First Piano Concerto, is based on a Polish folk dance. Listen for the string players using the wood of their bows to produce a rattling accompaniment (col legno).

This recording is performed by the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Wojciech Michniewski, featuring soloist France Clidat.

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Cambridge Book Club

Updated on: Jun 6, 2013 @ 3:07:00 pm

Every month, the Cambridge Book Club is bringing you exclusive content for our newest titles, like excerpts, author interviews, videos, slideshows, articles and more! As a Cambridge Book Club member, you’ll get 30% off the Book Club pick and related titles, the chance to delve into each book with exciting extra features, and the opportunity to discuss the book with members around the world.

This May the Cambridge Book Club is featuring the book "Cotton"
The Fabric that Made the Modern World

For exclusive content and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #cupbookclub or on their blog.

Join their mailing list to become a Book Club member and receive special discounts, Book Club updates, and special access to discussions, giveaways, and even more new content.

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New Titles from Synthesis Digital Library

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013 @ 2:43:31 pm

SYNTHESIS is an innovative information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. It combines authoritative content with advanced digital delivery to create a product that is substantially more useful than traditional print and digital publications.

SYNTHESIS is expected to be useful to a broad range of professionals, researchers, and students.

For the researcher, it provides an ideal introduction to new fields. This is an increasingly important benefit as science and engineering become more interdisciplinary.

For the practicing engineer, it provides a method of staying current on developments in research at university, corporate, and government labs.

For the professor and student, it provides a source of information on advanced topics that will be more accessible than the journal literature and that can be relied upon to be authoritative and complete. SYNTHESIS titles are available to licensing institutions campus-wide with unlimited concurrent use. Titles can also be saved, printed, and emailed, making them perfect for courses of any size.

Recently SYNTHESIS has added 10 new titles to the collection. For more information on the titles check out SYNTHESIS digital library

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Folk Music Download

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013 @ 2:25:00 pm

Every two weeks, Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings offer a free music download from the popular online collection

In the 1850s, clockmaker Matthias Hohner began making harmonicas in Germany. By the turn of the century, his market expanded to America where African Americans, among countless others, claimed the instrument as their own. Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways brims with the creativity of soulful harmonica greats of the 20th century, including Sonny Terry, Doctor Ross, Eddie Burns, Phil Wiggins, and more.

Culled from the historic Folkways Records collection and live performances at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, these recordings take us to the heart of the classic American blues tradition.

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Now Available in the Synthesis Digital Library

Posted on: May 23, 2013 @ 11:01:15 am

The Engineering Design Challenge: A Creative Process
by Charles W. Dolan (University of Wyoming)

The Engineering Design Challenge addresses teaching engineering design and presents design projects for first-year students and interdisciplinary design ventures. A short philosophy and background of engineering design is discussed. The organization of the University of Wyoming first-year Introduction to Engineering program is presented with an emphasis on the first-year design challenges. These challenges are presented in a format readily incorporated in other first-year programs.


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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Apr 12, 2013 @ 8:35:39 am

Every two weeks, Alexander Street offers a free music download from our popular online music collection. This download is freely available, regardless of whether or not your library subscribes to the collection.


Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was approached by dramatist Henrik Ibsen in 1874 to compose incidental music for a staging of his five-act play Peer Gynt. Although Grieg had been laboring over an opera with Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson since 1873, he pursued the project, believing it would not distract him from his operatic endeavors. In the end, the opera was dropped and Grieg devoted his time to Peer Gynt, which would become some of his most popular music. Grieg completed the score in 1875 and the first performance took place on February 24, 1876.

The incidental music (music used for scene changes or dramatic effect in a stage work, not unlike today’s film soundtracks) consists of 26 vocal, choral, and instrumental movements. In 1888 Grieg extracted these four movements to construct the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, op. 84 and would later extract four more movements for the Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, op. 55. The first and fourth movements in this suite are perhaps Grieg’s most well-known pieces. The first, “Morning Mood,” is the prelude to the fourth act of Ibsen’s play. The last movement, “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” appears in the second act of Peer Gynt as an orchestral and choral piece; Grieg arranged it in this suite for orchestra alone.

This recording is performed by Orquesta Filarmónica De La Ciudad de México under the direction of Fernando Lorenzo.

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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:03:20 am

This weeks free music download is Johannes Brahms's Double Concerto for Violin and Violoncello, Op. 102

Completed in 1887, this concerto is German composer Johannes Brahms’s (1833–1897) last orchestral work. Brahms wrote this work, referred to as a “double concerto” as it features two soloists rather than one, for violinist Joseph Joachim and Joachim’s quartet-mate, cellist Robert Hausmann. Joachim and Brahms had been very close friends for many years, insofar that Joachim’s first son was named after Brahms, but the two had a falling-out after Joachim’s divorce to mezzo-soprano Amalie Schneeweiss. The concerto’s first rehearsal was the first time they had spoken for seven years. Though their friendship was likely never has strong as it had been, the collaboration reestablished a relationship between the three musicians. Brahms eventually gave the manuscript to Joachim, inscribing “To him, for whom it was written.”

Brahms conducted the first performance in Cologne in October 1887, with Joachim and Hausmann as soloists. Its reception was only lukewarm. As the tides of tonality were changing in the late 19th century, the Double Concerto is decidedly Romantic and old-fashioned. The Double Concerto is more highly regarded today, but is still the least-performed of any of Brahms’s concertos; this is likely due to the impracticality of securing two virtuosic soloists rather than any disdain for the work.

This recording is performed by Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine under the direction of Alain Lombard.

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ASP adds more tracks to Classical Music Library

Posted on: Feb 21, 2013 @ 11:28:51 am

Alexander Street Press had added another 5,904 albuma, roughly 100,261 tracks to Classical Music Library. A full list of all tracks are available at http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/WhatsNew. Classical Music Library now contains over a quarter of a million tracks! ASP has released content from a wide variety of genres and labels, including Analekta, Arts Productions, Ltd., Cedille Records, Claves, Delphian Records, K&K Verlagsanstalt, Labor Records, Parnassus Records, Qualiton, Soli Deo Gloria, and Tactus.

Artists and ensembles in this release include: London Concertante; Westminster Choir; Kathleen Ferrier; NBC Symphony Orchestra; NY Philharmonic; Franco Corelli; Kirsten Flagstad; Sviatoslav Richter; Janos Starker; Marian Anderson; Borodin String Quartet; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Braxton Quartet; Martha Argerich; New Arts Trio; Lukas Foss; Quartet Glinka; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; and many more.

Sample New Albums

  • Douglas Lilburn: The Three Symphonies
  • The Music of Ysaye, Rozsa, Noon, Paganini/Bednar
  • The World Of Robin And Marion, Songs And Motets From The Time Of Adam De La Halle
  • The NBC Recordings: 1946 / 1948
  • Joaquín Turina: Grabaciones Históricas
  • Stravinsky & Prokofiev Conduct Their Works
  • The Platinum Collection - Mario Lanza
  • Max Bruch: MOSES (Oratorio Opus 67)
  • Hosanna In Excelsis - Texts and music from the spiritual world of the Middle Ages
  • Richard Wagner: Organ Transcriptions by Edwin Henry Lemare


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Blogs by Discover Magazine

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013 @ 12:29:54 pm

Discover magazine offers some of the most scientifically interesting blogs today. The Crux, Gene Expression, Out There, 80beats, and Collide-a-Scape are just a few blogs by Discover Magazine dedicated to the advancement of science. These riviting blogs examine issues ranging from the science behind baby names to genetic variation. For instance, 80beats recently reported on an astrological close encounter, so to speak. As reported by 80beats, this coming February 15th 2013, an 150 foot asteroid will make a close pass by the Earth. This 150 footer was first spotted by astronomers when it zoomed by Earth this time last year. This asteroid’s fly-bys occur about once a year since its orbit around the sun is very similar to our own. Of course there is no chance that the asteroid will collide with Earth, but it will come pretty close measuring 17,200 miles between Earth and the asteroid.

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New Journal Added to Project MUSE

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 @ 2:44:39 pm

Project MUSE is at it again! They have added a new journal title to their list of titles available. The new title is Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. The journal is published by Georgetown University Press twice a year with a distribution of 1400. It is comprised of scholarly papers, book reviews, and advertisements. Currently the co-editors are Mary Jo Iozzio and Patricia Beattie Jung. For more information on this title and others like it, please visit Project MUSE.


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Project MUSE Adding More Issues

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013 @ 2:38:34 pm

As reported earlier this month, Project MUSE is constantly updating and adding more issues to their database. As of this month, Project MUSE has added new issues for Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Democracy, The Journal of Developing Areas, The Journal of Folklore Research, Perspectives on Science, Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, and Victorian Poetry. To find the new issues of the above mentioned titles and more like it, please go to Project MUSE and explore the search specific database.


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Project MUSE Database

Updated on: Jan 28, 2013 @ 2:45:00 pm

For those of you that don't know, Project MUSE, a non-profit collaboration between libraries and publishers, is a database of more than 550 peer-reviewed academic journals and 20,000 electronic books. Most of the materials located within Project MUSE focus on humanities and social science content published by university presses and scholarly societies. According to the Project MUSE website, the MUSE database currently houses 266,329 articles and 443,348 chapters by 197 publishers. Now I am unsure if that number includes the two most recent issues added, but either way MUSE has recently added two new issues to their database. The two most recent issues added include; Modern Drama, Vol. 55, number 4, winter 2012, and Modernism/Modernity Vol. 19, number 4, November 2012. You may find these issues and others like it, by going to the University of Central Florida Library website and sorting database titles in alphabetical order. Hint--it is located under the letter P for Project MUSE.

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Discover Magazine offers Blogs

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012 @ 12:22:57 pm

Discover Magazine offers several blogs that may be of interest to you. Blogs by Discover Magazine include The Crux, Cosmic Variance, Visual Science, and Gene Expression. All blogs have their own theme, but focus on discovery. For example The Crux wrote posted a story explaining how the dead dog came to be a symbol of Soviet power in space. As a student or faculty member of UCF, you are privlidged to view Discover Magazine and access the blogs for free. You may access Discover Magazine by UCF libraries website under Online journals tab, but for easy quick access here is the link http://tinyurl.com/cngugws

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The latest on the heart: New & Recent titles from Morgan & Claypool

Posted on: Dec 3, 2012 @ 11:38:48 am

Two new titles available from Morgan & Claypool publishers turn our focus on the latest techniques in heart health.

Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Principles, Materials, and Applications
by Emil Ruvinov, Yulia Sapir, and Smadar Cohen, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Cardiac tissue engineering aims at repairing damaged heart muscle and producing human cardiac tissues for application in drug toxicity studies. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the cardiac tissue engineering strategies, including presenting and discussing the various concepts in use, research directions and applications.

Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
by Lusha Xiang and Robert Hester, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Exercise is the act of increasing metabolic rate for the purpose of enhancing physical fitness. Exercise can be one of the most stressful physiological responses that the body undertakes. With exercise, there are increases in metabolic rate, heart rate, blood flow (hyperemia), respiration, and heat production.

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IBISWorld has updated hundreds of industry reports!

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:34:37 am

IBISWorld’s Industry Research Reports are powerful business tools that provide strategic insight and analysis on over 700 U.S. industries. Extensive, objective and easy to digest, IBISWorld research offers the very latest content on every U.S. industry. Finding industry data and analysis on niche and emerging industries can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. IBISWorld is adding hundreds of industry research titles in new collections to complement their NAICS Report Collection. The new reports are structured exactly the same as NAICS industry reports so you can continue to make better decisions, faster.

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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012 @ 10:05:46 am

Free Download of Wolfgang Amadeus Moxart's "Oboe/Flute Concerto in C, K. 314"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) was an Austrian composer. His Oboe/Flute Concerto K. 314 in C or D major was composed in Salzburg in 1777 or Mannheim in 1778. As might be guessed, there is no definitive version of this delightful concerto. It is probably the concerto written for the Salzburg oboist Ferlendis, referred to in a letter and subsequently lost. It then re-appeared, so the theory goes, adapted for flute to suit a commission from a patron in Mannheim.

This recording is performed by Les soloists de Bordeaux-Aquitaine & Jean-Louis Capezzali, oboe.

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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012 @ 4:38:35 pm

Download for free: Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No.3, Op. 55 (Eroica)"

According to Alexander Street Press, the masterpiece "Eroica Symphony" was originally entitled "Bonaparte" in honour of France's First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte, whose revolutionary ideals Beethoven identified with. However, when Napoleon declared himself Emperor, Beethoven tore up the title page in disgust and renamed it Eroica, "composed to celebrate the memory of a great man."

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New images via ARTstor

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012 @ 9:36:12 am

Additional images from the Réunion des Musées Nationaux
Through a collaboration with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, ARTstor is sharing an additional 4,000 images of works in the permanent collections of French national and regional museums in the Digital Library. This release includes artists such as Delacroix, Fragonard, Gauguin, Géricault, Alberto Giacometti, Goya, Hokusai, Ingres, Charles Le Brun, Léger, Manet, Andrea Mantegna, Michelangelo, Modigliani, Monet, Gustave Moreau, Berthe Morisot, Parmigianino, Camille Pisarro, and Poussin from the collections at the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, Versailles, and others.

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Free Music Download!

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012 @ 4:04:23 pm

Arcade Blues by Stephen Wade, Mike Craver, and Danny Knicely is the free music download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Innovative and often surprising, the album Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition explores knowledge older musicians have bequeathed to younger players. Inspired by past banjo masters of frailing and of two- and three-finger styles, Stephen Wade, accompanied by Mike Craver, Russ Hooper, Danny Knicely, James Leva, and Zan McLeod, mines new creative possibilities with pump organ, piano, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, Dobro, and bass. This diary tells of an education written indelibly in a musician's heart.

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Free Classic Music Download

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012 @ 3:46:52 pm

Our free featured download from Classical Music Library is Antonin Dvorak's "Vier Lieder, Op. 82." Antonin Dvorak

(1841–1904) was a Czech composer. He set Czech poetry, as well as that of other nationalities, to music. The songs of the Vier Lieder are considered by many scholars among his best vocal works.

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Free Classic Music Download

Posted on: Aug 7, 2012 @ 2:47:52 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer and organist. The organ sonata represents a diversion from the typical sonatas of the time, which frequently included the harpsichord, violin, viola da gamba, and flute.

This recording is performed by Françoise-Henri Houbart, organ.

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New Collections to ARTstor

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 @ 1:40:21 pm

ARTstor is collaborating with Allan Langdale to share 500 additional images of the historical architecture and landscape of Cyprus and more than 3,000 images of world art and architecture.

The images capture sites in Cyprus, Albania, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Georgia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Montenegro, and will join the 3,350 images of architecture and archaeological sites of northern Cyprus currently available in the Digital Library.

Allan Langdale is an art historian, photographer, and filmmaker whose current research interests are in Cyprus, where he has done work on the medieval and Venetian monuments of Famagusta. He also has interests in the theory and methodology of art history and film theory.

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New Collections to ARTstor

Event is on: Jul 31, 2012
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 @ 1:36:57 pm

The Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and ARTstor are collaborating to share more than 300 additional images of art and architecture from Russian museums and of prehistoric sites in Europe in the Digital Library.

Since 2006, ARTstor has collaborated with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Art Resource to make available approximately 14,000 high-quality images of world art and architecture, which have been digitized from large-format color transparencies that photographer Erich Lessing produced over the course of a distinguished career spanning several decades of photographic campaigns around the world.

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New Collections to ARTstor

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 @ 1:33:25 pm

The Walters Art Museum is making its nearly 4,000 images of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts available in the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program.

The IAP program is intended to offload the costs of museums delivering high-resolution image files to scholars for academic publications, and to foster scholarly publication in the history of art by providing these high-quality TIFF image files free-of-charge to both ARTstor subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

With this agreement, The Walters Art Museum joins ARTstor’s eight current IAP contributors: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Princeton University Art Museum, Northwestern University Library, and University of California, Irvine, and Bryn Mawr College.

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New Collections to ARTstore

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:59:50 am
  • Panos Pictures is collaborating with ARTstor to share 35,000 images of contemporary global affairs in the Digital Library. Panos specializes in documenting critical social issues as well as stories beyond the daily media agenda. From urban development in Turkey, and deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, to detailed photos of extinct and endangered species at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the endurance of cyclists in the Tour de Faso, and Charlie Chaplin impersonators in India, the collection covers thousands of compelling stories and issues, soon to be discoverable via the ARTstor Digital Library. With more than 100 contributing photographers based across the globe, the Panos archive is one of the most comprehensive visual records of our contemporary world. Images documenting urban and rural communities, diverse landscapes and the built environment, peace and conflict, tell the story of the ties between globalized and localized life.
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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012 @ 10:32:38 am

Our free featured download from Classical Music Library is Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 5, Op. 64." Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) was a Russian composer. He wrote his fifth symphony at the same time as "Manfred" and the opera The Queen of Spades. The three works share similar themes.

This recording is performed by the Orquesta Filarmónica De La Ciudad de México.

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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:59:02 pm

Our free featured download from Classical Music Library is Leoš Janacek's "String Quartet No. 2 'Listy duverne', JW VII/13." Leoš Janaceks (1854–1928) was a Czech composer. He wrote the 'Listy duverne', or intimate letters, about a close (and apparently platonic) friendship with a married friend, Kamila Stösslová. The recording is performed by the Enesco Quartet.

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FREE World/Folk Music Download from Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Updated on: Jun 20, 2012 @ 9:24:00 am


"Volveré" target="_blank" >http://alexanderstreet.com/support-center/free-download-smithsonian-folkways-recordings">"Volveré (I Will Return)" La Sardina de Naiguatá

Venezuela’s Caribbean coastal town of Naiguatá is home to one of that country’s most celebrated Carnival musical traditions. In the 1970’s, trumpeter Ricardo Díaz augmented the local legacy of Afro-Caribbean drumming traditions with brass, electric bass, keyboard, and women’s chorus to create La Sardina de Naiguatá, the musical group that drives the town’s annual cycle of public celebrations, including Carnival, Corpus Christi, and St. John the Baptist. ¡Parranda! brings us the contemporary, joyous sounds of the pre-Christian rite of “burying the sardine” to promote an abundant harvest of fish and crops.

This album is part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions Series of Latino music albums, produced with support by the Smithsonian Latino Center

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Synthesis Digital Library Update for May 2012

Posted on: Jun 20, 2012 @ 9:16:10 am
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Free World Music Download from Smithsonian Folkways

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012 @ 2:57:53 pm

Shadiana (Celebration)" Abdulla Majnun and Wu Man

"In these exuberant recordings, pipa master Wu Man and her Uyghur, Tajik, and Hui collaborators explore connections between the musical worlds of China and Central Asia. Featuring the stirring vocals of Sanubar Tursun and Abdulla Majnun along with newly arranged and composed instrumental pieces, Borderlands is a masterful blending of kindred traditions."

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Free Classical Music Download!

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012 @ 11:12:36 am

Erik Satie's "Les 3 Valses du Précieux Dégoûté"

Erik Satie (1866–1925) was a French composer. His work influenced Claude Debussy, with whom he was friends. Satie's music, which seemed out of place in the late Romantic era, in fact anticipated much of 20th century music.

This recording is performed by France Clidat.

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The Vogue Archive

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012 @ 10:30:09 am

UCF libraries has purchased a new database, the Vogue Archive.

“The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.”

Enjoy the new database!

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Classical Music Download of the Week: Johann Sebastian Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 3,

Updated on: May 30, 2012 @ 11:07:00 am

Johann Sebastian Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 3," BWV 1068

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Just released in ARTstor

Posted on: May 24, 2012 @ 1:36:55 pm

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is now available!

ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released more than 750 images of major artworks from the permanent collection in the Digital Library. The images document the Guggenheim Museum's holdings in modern and contemporary art by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh, among many others.

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News to SPIE Digital Library

Updated on: May 29, 2012 @ 2:00:00 pm

The SPIE Digital Library is developing an enhanced website on the Silverchair SCM6 platform. The new SPIE Digital Library will go live on 31 July 2012. At time of launch, SPIE will be adding over 40,000 additional articles (published from 1962 through 1989) from the Proceedings of SPIE and Optical Engineering - extending SPIE Digital Library coverage back to Volume 1, at no additional cost to the library.

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New Tracks added to Classic Music Library

Posted on: May 24, 2012 @ 1:21:06 pm

Good news for all you music lovers! The Classic Music Library has just released 1,811 albums (7,767 tracks) from a wide variety of labels, including material from Bel Canto Society; Bridge; Cantolopera; Gimell; Haenssler Classic; Lyrichord; Mark Custom; Mode Records; New Albion; North/South; and Wirripang.

New artists and ensembles include: The Tallis Scholars; Stables Ensemble; Beniamino Gigli; Auer String Quartet; Virginia Wind Symphony; Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic; The Wellesley Chamber Singers; Amadeus Guitar Duo; Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra of Leipzig.

The Music Online package now contains:

783,199 tracks of music

101,311 pages of text reference

25,634 scores

1,119 hours of video

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World Music Download of the Week: Old Man at the Mill

Updated on: May 30, 2012 @ 11:15:00 am

The featured download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is Old Man at the Mill," performed by Clint Howard. Enjoy!

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Update from Oxford University Press

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 @ 3:21:17 pm

Good news for all you library lovers, soon Oxford University Press will relaunch Oxford Reference, which is to become the new home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing. The launch was meant for April, but the development period has been extended to later in 2012. No official date has yet been provided.

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Free Classical Music Download

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 @ 3:09:33 pm
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Updates from ARTstor

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 @ 3:01:59 pm

ARTstor, one of UCF's database subscriptions, now provides users access to:

1. Wriston Art Center Galleries. ARTstor and the Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University are now sharing more than 1,200 images of artworks in the Digital Library.

2. 10,000 images from Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive). This new release includes hundreds of contemporary artists such as: Ghada Amer, assume vivid astro focus, Carol Bove, Dan Colen, Tim Hawkinson, Candice Hoeflinger, Zhang Huan, Ari Marcopoulos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Aleksandra Mir, Dana Schutz, Richard Serra, Amy Sillman, Andreas Slominski, Josh Smith, Dash Snow, Rudolf Stingel, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Charline von Heyl, and Kehinde Wiley

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New additions to SBRnet the Sports Business Research Network

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012 @ 2:49:37 pm

SBRNet has added:

The 2012 reports for Pro Sports Facilities

"Team Research" link includes all college athletic expenditure information

Two new publications have been added, "Footwear Insight" and "Outdoor Insight." Both publications deal with trends and developments of these market segements within the sporting goods market.

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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database has New Features

Updated on: Apr 5, 2012 @ 2:08:00 pm

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database offers:

Clinical Tools: Natural Medicines Watch is a clinical tool you can offer to your practitioners to help them quickly and efficiently report adverse events related to natural medicines. It was developed in conjunction with the FDA so that all reports are automatically shared with the FDA.

Online Continuing Education Courses: Natural Medicines in the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS is now available online. It gives users evidence-based ratings, guidelines, and advice on natural medicines commonly used by patients with HIV/AIDS.

New Clinical Alerts: Receive up-to-date infomration about the latest clinical alerts.

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Free Music Download

Updated on: May 9, 2012 @ 4:21:00 pm

featured download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is "Penny's Farm," performed by Pete Seeger

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A New Special Report from IBISWorld

Updated on: May 9, 2012 @ 4:16:00 pm

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the most popular majors for bachelor's degrees are business, social sciences, health sciences, and education.

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