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The new SearchWiSE provides a familiar, easy to use interface that also optimizes academic research. SearchWiSE is powered by the ProQuest Serials Solution’s product, Summon.
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April 2014 Database of the Month
Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 . Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world’s largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection provides students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource chronicles the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items. Read more »
Week of March 24, 2014
In the News: The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, and the Ford Mustang
It happened 50 years ago in 1964: The Beatles made their first live U.S. TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in February…Later that month, Cassius Clay (who eventually changed his name to Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny Liston in Miami to become the world heavyweight boxing champion…In March, Ford Motor Company introduced the Mustang.
Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of the Beatles’ Utopian Dream
By Kevin Courrier. Praeger, 2009
Call Number: ML421 .B4 C68 2008
The Beatles: All These Years
By Mark Lewisohn. Crown Archetype, 2013
Call Number: ML421 .B4 L47 2013
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organizations of the United States. The 2014 edition is now available.
In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition that year would be the last one produced at government expense. Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical Abstract was eliminated in November. Its elimination resulted not from a decline in popularity or perceived value, but from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and existing data collection efforts. ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S. libraries.
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Florida Atlantic University Libraries is proud to support Open Access by becoming a SCOAP³ (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) partner. On January 1, 2014, CERN announced the start of the SCOAP³ Open Access publishing initiative. Eleven publishers of high quality content, including Springer, Elsevier and IOP, are participating in this innovative open-access venture. Read more »
February 2014 Database of the Month
The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive contains every page of every copy of the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) published from 1902-2008. This easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable resource is a witness to the cultural revolutions of the last 100 years and offers opportunities for tracking the views of influential opinion-makers, the response of their peers, the controversies of the day and how they developed. The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive allows for extensive cross-disciplinary research, as the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications in multiple languages, across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Read more »
January 2014 Database of the Month
Mango Languages is an online self-paced language learning system covering over 40 languages and including 16 ESL classes taught in the native language, and four Religious and Scholarly language courses. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, AND culture.
The FAU Libraries have added the ProQuest Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports archive to the ProQuest Congressional database. The CRS Reports, 1916-2013, include the full text of reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) which was established within the Library of Congress to provide members, committees, and congressional staff with nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues. Read more about the CRS.
ProQuest Congressional provides the tools for searching the Congressional Record, finding members of Congress, tracking proposed legislation by keyword and sponsor, searching Congressional hearings, the Federal Register, the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Congressional committee schedules, Committee Prints & Misc. Publications and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports.
December 2013 Database of the Month
Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries and 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. Read more »