Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

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November-December 2016 Database of the Month

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is an online resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies.

With more than 500,000 pages aggregated from 300 international publishing institutions, CIAO is a unique and valuable archive and cross-searchable library of full-text articles from government research organizations, independent think tanks, university analysis centers, and scholarly journals.

The material in CIAO encompasses working papers, policy briefs, and current analysis and commentary, as well as scholarly journal articles, e-books, and videos. The Economist Intelligence Unit supplies comprehensive country surveys, including in-depth political and economic data and detailed maps.

Nearly 700 institutions currently subscribe to CIAO. University libraries, high schools, government agencies, and global research institutions all benefit from this ever-growing resource with more than 40,000 new pages added each year.

RefWorks: New Version!

This update to RefWorks provides a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research, as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library, and the Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.  The new version of RefWorks also includes a more robust citation style editor, with the ability to choose from over 1,000 citation styles and edit each style to fit your exact needs.

For more information on the new version of RefWorks, please see the following research guides:

FAU Libraries: RefWorks – New!

ProQuest: New RefWorks

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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August/September 2016 Database of the Month

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

If you are on campus, simply go to Chronicle.com for access. If you are off campus, access The Chronicle by using links available on the library website, or by going to Chronicle.com and creating an account using your @fau.edu email address.

Nursing Assessment in Video

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April 2016 Database of the Month

Nursing Assessment in Video provides demonstrations and step-by-step instructions for performing physical assessments of patients.

Nursing Assessment in Video is an online database that provides access to the best-selling assessment series of training videos from Medcom Inc. Each title features leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. All content was produced since 2012, so users can depend on the collection to deliver the most accurate, up-to-date information available.

Topical Coverage

Titles in Nursing Assessment in Video include:

  • The Respiratory System
  • The Key to Quality Patient Care
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Integumentary System
  • Head and Neck, Mouth and Throat
  • Eyes, Ears, and Nose
  • The Male Genitourinary System
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment
  • The Female Genitourinary System
  • The Cardiovascular System, Part 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data
  • The Cardiovascular System, Part 2: Objective Data
  • The Nervous System, Part 1: Anatomy and Subjective Data
  • The Nervous System, Part 2: Objective Data

 

Human Rights Studies Online

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March 2016 Database of the Month

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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nature.com Complete

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February 2016 Database of the Month

Nature.com Complete provides full-text access to 80 titles from Nature Publishing Group and partner societies, with archives dating back to 1869. Search across life science and physical research journals, life science review journals, clinical review journals, as well as complimentary web content. Some of the signifcanct titles include Nature, Nature Protocols, Nature Communications, Nature Methods, and Scientific American.

See the nature.com Complete list of publications.

American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965

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November-December 2015 Database of the Month

American Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century.  This research database provides access to the complete market research reports of the era’s foremost consumer analyst, Ernest Dichter, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.

The collection is a treasure trove of information on some of America’s best known brands, containing thousands of reports commissioned by advertising agencies and global businesses in a booming era for consumerism, ‘Madison Avenue’ advertising and global brands on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels. Use the fully searchable interactive chronology to discover fascinating facts and events in the history of American consumerism; gain a deeper insight into Dichter and the world of market research through essays and further resources; and view hundreds of advertising images in the Ad Gallery.

 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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October 2015 Database of the Month

DSM-5 is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today’s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. This reference is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.

PrivCo – Private Company Financial Intelligence

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September 2015 Database of the Month

PrivCo provides accurate financial and business data and news and media content on over 500,000 major private companies globally (generally defined as having at least $10 million in annual revenue, or with substantial institutional capital funding).

Search PrivCo to find verified private company financials, private M&A and venture capital transactions, accurate deal terms, valuation multiples, private equity deals, founder and family ownership breakdowns, privately-held bankruptcies, restructurings, IPOs and more.   Continue reading

The Journal of Visualized Experiments

 

April 2015 Database of the Month

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

  • All JoVE articles are indexed in subject-relevant indexing sites, including PubMed/MEDLINE, SciFinder and Scopus
  • Publishing in JoVE allows authors to dynamically present their methods, data analyses and results clearly, accurately, and professionally with the guidance of JoVE’s professional videographers and editors
  • JoVE has published thousands of video articles from top research institutions around the world.

Access provided to Florida Atlantic University includes JoVE Biology and JoVE Neuroscience.