Summer Book Club Returns!

The UH M.D. Anderson Library and the UH Women’s Resource Center would like to invite you to the

Return of Summer Book Club

Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ Noon
at the Women’s Resource Center (in the UC Satellite)

Read, then Join Us to discuss our summer pick:

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Namesake, once again delves into the cultural conflict between Bengali parents and their American-born children in her new short story collection, Unaccustomed Earth.

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New Interdisciplinary Research Resources

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

Book Review Index Plus: This is an online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications and direct access to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.

CQ Global Researcher: This database provides definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Each single-themed, 12,000-word CQ Global Researcher report is researched and written by an experienced observer of the given issue. Reports include an introductory overview; background and assessment of the current situation; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; chronology on the topic, followed by short features for extensive context; a sampling of related international perspectives; maps and graphs; bibliographies of key sources; next steps for additional reading; and author profiles.

Dissertations & Theses Full Text: This database indexes over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.  Nearly one million are available in full text, and the full text coverage dates back to mid 1990’s.  Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master’s theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year.

If you have any questions about JSTOR, feel free to contact your subject librarians.

Posted on May 19th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Interdisciplinary Research Resources

Chat Reference on break during Intersession

The UH Libraries’ Chat Reference service is on break during Intersession, Friday, May 9, 2008 through Monday, June 1, 2008. Chat Reference service will resume Tuesday, June 2, 2008. Should you need help with research or answers to library-related questions, please stop by the UH M.D. Anderson Library Information Desk or submit a question via the Ask a Librarian form online.

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View Our Library Commercials!

The University of Houston Libraries have collaborated with the University’s Student Video Network to produce three interesting commercials that highlight library resources and services.  Take a look at the first two:

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ProQuest Databases Unavailable This Weekend

Please note that ProQuest databases will be unavailable for 12 hours from 9 pm, April 26th to 9 am, April 27th.  The databases affected include:

  • All ProQuest interface products (e.g., ABI databases, Historical Newspapers, Dissertations & Theses, etc.)
  • e-library
  • Black Studies Center
  • Literature Online (LION)

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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The Big Shift Blog – Now Available!

http://weblogs.lib.uh.edu/thebigshift/

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New JSTOR Interface

JSTOR will launch a new interface on Friday, April 4th.  Here are some online resources that help users learn about the new interface:

Key improvements
http://sandbox.jstor.org/newfeatures.doc

Recorded Webinar
http://sandbox.jstor.org/support/JSTORNewFeatures2008-03-03.wmv

Using the JSTOR Interface
http://sandbox.jstor.org/support/Using_the_JSTOR_Interface_March_2008.ppt

If you have any questions about JSTOR, feel free to contact your subject librarians.

Posted on April 2nd, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New JSTOR Interface

New look and feel for the UH Libraries Blogs

We have updated the blogs to a newer platform offering more features. It also provides consistency with the look and feel with our current website.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the UH Libraries Blogs, please contact Karen Coombs (kacoombs@uh.edu) or Rachel Vacek (revacek@uh.edu).

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Chat Reference Service Unavailable

During Spring Break 2008, March 17th – 21st, the Libraries’ Chat Reference service will be unavailable.  For assistance, please use our Ask-A-Librarian service (http://info.lib.uh.edu/services/aska.html).

Chat Reference will resume at 3pm on Monday, March 24th.  Have a great Spring Break!

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New Databases for History and Gerontology

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

Abstracts in Social Gerontology: This is an online index that covers essential areas related to social gerontology, such as the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.  The coverage starts from 1990.

The South Carolina Gazette: This newspaper collection offers a wealth of information on Colonial/Early American History and Genealogy, and provides an accurate glimpse of life in South Carolina and America during the early days of this country.  Its coverage is 1732 to 1741.

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

Posted on March 16th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Databases for History and Gerontology