Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two new trials

The UH Manoa Library has begun trials to two databases from ProQuest of historical periodicals. Both trials run through Oct. 29, 2010.

American Periodicals Series Online
American Periodicals Series Online contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is a full-text resource containing full-color scans of original documents archived by the Center for Research Libraries. The collection spans the nineteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century, containing labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically-significant titles.

Outages: Wiley journals and bX recommender service

Two resources/services will be down this weekend for site maintenance and upgrades.

Wiley Online Library, home of journals published by Wiley and the former Blackwell, will be down for maintenance beginning Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 p.m. HST. The outage is scheduled to last approximately two hours. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has access to more than 900 electronic journals via Wiley Online Library.

Also, the bX recommender service that the Library is currently trialing will be unavailable between 9 p.m. HST Saturday, Oct. 2, and 1 a.m. HST Sunday, Oct. 3.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Trial: bX recommender service

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library is trialing a new recommender service designed to suggest additional articles that may help you with your research based on the articles you have already accessed. The new service, called bX, is like Amazon recommendations for scholarly articles, generating suggested articles based on the usage patterns of other users accessing similar articles.

To use the new service, go about your research as usual using your favorite databases. When you come across an article you are interested in, click on the "FindIt" button:

If the Library has access to the article you seek, you will be automatically taken to the article. At the top of the article screen, there will be a frame with a link to "Get additional resources related to this." Click on this link.
This will take you to a page with more information about your article. About halfway down the screen, if recommendations are available for this article, you will see a box labeled "bX Recommendations - Users interested in this article also expressed an interest in the following:"

Click on a recommended article title to connect to articles that the Library has access to, or select "View More" to see additional recommendations.

The Library's trial of the bX recommender service runs through Oct. 29, 2010. We would appreciate your feedback on whether the service was helpful - or not helpful - for your research. Please send feedback to uhmeres [at] hawaii [dot] edu.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Outage: EBL (Electronic Book Library)

Due to server upgrades, ebooks from EBL, or EBook Library, will not be available between 7 and 8:30 p.m. HST, today, Sept. 21. The Library has access to about 60 ebooks through EBL.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New database: Art & Architecture Complete

Beginning in 2011, the Library will be switching its subscription from Art Abstracts to Art & Architecture Complete. While our subscription to this new database does not officially begin until 2011, EBSCO has already graced us access and you can begin exploring Art & Architecture Complete.

Art and Architecture Complete is a comprehensive bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 730 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 330 periodicals and 215 books, as well as selective coverage for over 70 publications, and an Image Collection of over 64,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Art Abstracts will no longer be available after Dec. 31, 2010, so please update your bookmarks to link to Art & Architecture Complete.

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