New Interdisciplinary Research Resources Available

Two new interdisciplinary research resources are now available from the University of Houston Libraries:

Aluka
It is an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. The site includes scholarly materials from Aluka’s partner institutions including archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, reference works, three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.

OpinionArchives
This full-text database contains electronic archives for journals of opinion, including The Nation, Commentary, The New Republic, Commonweal, NACLA, American Spectator, National Review, Harper’s Magazine, and The New York Review of Books. The OpinionArchives metasearch tool enables users to cross-search all archives.

If you have any questions about these new resources, feel free to contact your subject librarian.

Posted on February 29th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Interdisciplinary Research Resources Available

Students Needed for Library Website Usability Test

Interested in a free lunch at Chili’s and a free T-shirt? Then help us by participating on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in a Usability Study on the UH Libraries’ Homepage. Give us 20 minutes of your time and help us to improve the usability of the site to make life easier for you! Please contact Damon Camille at 713-743-9731 or dcamille@uh.edu to set up a time.

Posted on February 27th, 2008 by Rachel Vacek and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Students Needed for Library Website Usability Test

Wikis and Blogs 101 Workshop Canceled

The Wikis and Blogs 101 Workshop originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4-5pm has been canceled.  There are plenty of other workshops available for students, faculty, and staff this semester. For a complete listing, visit the Open Workshops Online Schedule.

Posted on February 18th, 2008 by Veronica Arellano and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Wikis and Blogs 101 Workshop Canceled

New Databases for Different Subjects

These five new databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries:

Family Studies Abstracts
It includes bibliographic citations that cover marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to family studies.

Index of Christian Art
Based on the printed work of the same title begun at Princeton University in 1917, the Index of Christian Art is a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects from early apostolic times to approximately 1400 A.D. While coverage is predominantly of Christian iconography, Jewish, Islamic, and non-ecclesiastical subjects are also covered. The database contains a portion of the index’s backfiles as well as all works cataloged since 1991. Entries include descriptive information, provenance, location and ownership information, bibliographical references, and, when available, a photographic reproduction of the work of art.

Peace Research Abstracts
It includes bibliographic citations that cover conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to peace research.

Public Administration Abstracts
It includes bibliographic citations that cover public administration research, public administration theory, and other related topics.

Urban Studies Abstracts
It includes bibliographic citations that cover urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other related topics.

If you have any questions about these databases, feel free to contact your subject librarian

Posted on February 12th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Databases for Different Subjects

New Web of Science Interface

Web of Science and MEDLINE (ISI Web of Knowledge) will have a new interface starting Feb. 3, 2008. Recorded training of using the new interface is available online.

Posted on February 12th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Web of Science Interface