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

New Database: Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Hospitality & Tourism Index has been upgraded to Hospitality & Tourism Complete. This new full text database contains more than 700,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 340 publications, including periodicals, books, as well as company and country reports. Sources are both domestic and international in range and scope. Subject areas covered include culinary arts, demographics and statistics, development and investment, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends, technology, and more.

Posted on January 21st, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Database: Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Women and Social Movements: New Content

The database, Women and Social Movements Scholar's Edition, now provides access to documents that focus on the funding of the National Woman's Party between the 1910s and early 1930s. It also receives a major update for documents and audio files of the proceedings of the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston. The database now "includes 79 document projects with more than 2,400 documents, 32,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and 1,700 primary authors. It includes as well book, film and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools."

Posted on January 10th, 2008 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on Women and Social Movements: New Content

Literature Resource Center: New Interface

The database, Literature Resource Center, has changed its search interface.  Information about the database and the new search interface is available online.  There is also a guided tour.

Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on Literature Resource Center: New Interface

New Database: Roper Center Public Opinion Archives

The Library now provides access to Roper Center Public Opinion Archives, which is a database of polls conducted in the U.S. and overseas.  Its key component is the iPOLL Databank, which is organized at the question level and provides tools to sift through nearly half a million questions asked in national public opinion surveys from 1935 to present.  Users can also search at the dataset level and download some of the public opinion studies conducted in the U.S. and abroad. 

Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Database: Roper Center Public Opinion Archives