Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Database Trial - Sharpe Online Reference

We currently have a trial running of Sharpe Online Reference. These are highly praised scholarly reference titles available online as a onetime purchase. The majority of the titles currently available are useful for U.S. History. Titles that are potentially useful for other history courses include:
· Latino History and Culture
· Global History: Cultural Encounters
· World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present
· Conflicts Since World War II

The title Social Issues in America covers the sort of topics that are of interest in Philosophy and Sociology, as well as for issue-oriented composition research papers.

This trial runs until February 10th 2011. Please contact library@columbiabasin.edu with your feedback. If you recommend purchase please indicate which individual titles and what courses/projects they would support, as the library is not likely to purchase the whole database at this time.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Oxford English Dictionary updated

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has 'relaunched' with enhanced search functionality and the addition of the Historical Thesaurus to the OED - and a new URL. For more information:
English language fans may wish to subscribe to the OED RSS so they never miss new words or articles on English in Use, English in time, Shapers of English, and Word Stories.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Encyclopedia Database Changes

We have cancelled our subscription to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences due to low use. [12/31/10]

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online has changed its URL to http://www.britannica.com.