News from Mardigian Library
The Mardigian Library currently has free trials of the following databases:
Keesing’s World News Archive
Available through August 30, 2012
Keesing’s World News Archive has gathered, translated, and edited news from around the world since 1931, publishing a contemporary record of news events in digest form. This online collection allows users to search and read both brief and extensive articles on political, social, and economic topics from 1931 to the present. You can refine search results by date ranges, broad topic areas, countries, and by names mentioned in articles.
Sage Research Methods Online
Available through August 25, 2012
This database brings together content from over 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and “Little Blue Book” series. Researchers can explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand a particular method, identify a new method, and write up their research. Since this platform focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used by researchers from the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
If you are interested in either of these resources, please go to the Library’s website, click on the “Faculty Services” link, click on the “Trial Databases” link at the bottom of the left hand column (or go directly to: http://library.umd.umich.edu/secure/facstaff/trials.php), and sign in with your User name and UMD password.
We encourage you to try both Keesing’s World News Archive and Sage Research Methods Online and give us some feedback. A positive review does not guarantee that we will have funds to acquire the item, but it could help us determine whether we should pursue this item when funds are available. You may send your feedback to: Library-Selectors@umd.umich.edu.
Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus
The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus is an online resource consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. This resource is essential for scholars of Old or Middle English.
New Wiley Online Library reference books
A new package of e-reference books has been added to the Wiley Online Library. New titles include: Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Welfare, Encyclopedia of Special Education, Fiesers’ Reagents for Organic Synthesis, International Studies Encyclopedia Online, Patai’s Chemistry of Functional Groups, Supramolecular Chemistry, The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film, and Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites.
APA Handbooks of Psychology
Search or browse the full text of all five American Psychological Association handbooks. Titles include APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook Vols. 1 & 2; APA Educational Psychology Handbook Vols. 1, 2 & 3; APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology Vols. 1 & 2; APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Vols. 1, 2 & 3; and APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology Vols. 1, 2 & 3.
Thinkstock features millions of stock images that may be used royalty free. The images tend to be of a commercial nature, and new material is added weekly.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution
ProQuest Historical Newspapers provides full-text of The Atlanta Constitution newspaper issues published between 1868 and 1945.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Detroit Free Press
ProQuest Historical Newspapers now includes full-text coverage of the Detroit Free Press from 183 to 1922.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is a research resource containing primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the vaudeville and silent movies era through to 2000. The database includes film and entertainment industry trade magazines, fan magazines, and music press titles.