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.

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Posted on June 3rd, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Interdisciplinary Research Resources