Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Database Roundup!

The Jessup Library has access to several new databases this year! Some of these are accessible only to PVCC faculty, students, and staff; while others were purchased through VIVA, our statewide library consortium. Those are accessible to college students all across Virginia.

Here's what's new:
  1. Statista - Looking for accurate statistics for a research project? Statista integrates data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, you can find quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas. A really cool feature of this database is the ability to download the infographics and charts into a PowerPoint slide or Excel spreadsheet.

  2. Women and Social Movements International, 1840-present - This digital archive contains a vast collection of primary source materials documenting the activism of women all over the world. You will find personal letters, diaries, memoirs, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made. So, if you're doing research in the field of women's studies, this database will be helpful!

  3. OVID - Unfortunately, the statewide subscription to OVID's complete journal collection was cut due to budgetary constraints. However, we do retain access to articles published during our old subscription, from August 2015 and prior. In addition, the Jessup Library has subscribed to the Basic Nursing Journal Collection, which includes complete access to five important nursing journals.       

  4. American Mathematical Society (AMS) Journals - We now have perpetual access to the 2010-2014 content from four journals: Journal of the AMS, Mathematics of Computation, Proceedings of the AMS, and Transactions of the AMS.  Courtesy of VIVA.

  5. New EBSCO products: CINAHL with Full-Text, EconLit with Full-Text, Political Science Complete, and SocINDEX with Full-Text - We have several new databases from EBSCO in the areas of economics, nursing, political science, and sociology.  You can use the search box on our homepage to search all of these (and other EBSCO databases) at once. Courtesy of VIVA.    

  6. IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) - Interested in engineering?  Our subscription to IEEE Xplore Digital Library has been upgraded! We now have access to 6 additional journal titles, 1400+ additional conference titles, 2800+ active and selected archival IEEE standards, backfiles to 1872 (for select titles), and over 3,000,000 full-text documents (an increase from just 324,000). Courtesy of VIVA.

  7. IOPscience and IOP Ebooks - We have subscribed to journals published by the Institute of Physics for many years, but our subscription has also been upgraded! We now have access to almost all of the current IOP journals. We also have several new ebook packages that focus on the leading voices in physics research today, as well as some introductory texts. Courtesy of VIVA.

  8. Oxford Scholarship Ebooks - We have access to hundreds of recent ebooks published by Oxford University Press in 20 subject areas. To see the books we have, visit the database and click the Search button in the top right corner and limit the results to "unlocked" and "free." Courtesy of VIVA.

  9. Wiley Journals - We have also increased the number of Wiley journals to which we subscribe. Our core collection has increased by 217 titles for a total of 1,485 journals.  These journals cross many different subject areas.  Courtesy of VIVA
The following databases were cancelled:
  • PAIS
  • ProQuest Congressional