Business Insights: Essentials – October Database of the Month

Business & Company Resource Center is now Business Insights: Essentials and features a completely updated, intuitive user interface, making it easy for users to access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products.  The Business & Company collection includes  key business references and journals, company investment reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data and company histories. Researches can analyze key metrics and compare companies and industries, generate lists of key competitors, or conduct in-depth research on a wide array of  business-related topics.


• Easily research companies, industries and business topics in the context of timely news and reports (See Company Finder) Continue reading

SearchWiSE Survey


Take  the SearchWiSE Survey

We value your feedback and invite you to share your SearchWiSE experience. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

The purpose of this survey is to assess SearchWiSE features and ascertain which areas are satisfactory or need improvement.   SearchWise is a discovery tool that will help you to locate information in all formats from the FAU Libraries’ collections, including full-text articles. If you would like to learn more about SearchWiSE click here.

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional information, please contact Jane Strudwick.

Thank you for taking this brief survey and providing us with your valuable feedback.


World Oceans Day – June 8

The ocean: the body of water that links us all, from the oxygen we breathe to the pharmacopoeia that it yields.   In observance of World Oceans Day this month FAU Digital Library highlights Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) for its development of research at FAU and its significant contributions to FAU’s institutional repository.  

The HBOI digital collection showcases the research of the institute’s scientists and field experts working to advance ocean-related innovation, exploration, research, education and conservation. From developing ways to preserve coral reef systems and to analyzing organisms in search of compounds with disease-fighting potential, HBOI has, for more than 40 years, contributed to our understanding of  Ocean Science. Stay informed about HBOI research by subscribing to their e-bulletin.

International Labour Day – May 1st

Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements (PRISM), a digital collection, is being highlighted in observance of International Workers’ Day or Labor Day. PRISM, a digitization collaboration of Florida Atlantic University and University of Central Florida libraries, features a collection of pamphlets from the 19th and 20th centuries reflective of leftist and liberal views and experiences not dissimilar to those of today.

PRISM is one of several collections in the Publication of Archival, Library & Museum Materials (PALMM), a cooperative digital initiative of the 11 state university libraries of Florida to provide access to source materials for research and scholarship.

Community of Science now COS Pivot

The previous funding search database, The Community of Science (COS), will be shutting down and transitioning all COS Funding Opportunities subscribers over to the newly launched next generation interface: PIVOT.

If you registered for an account at the previous site, all of your saved searches and tracked records are already available to you on COS Pivot and you do not need to reregister.  If you haven’t registered , we recommend that you take a second now to create your Pivot account.  Note that you should create an account in order to access all features and content. Continue reading

International Mother Earth Day April 22, 2012

FAU Libraries Oral History Digital Collection features the interviews of Dr. Leonard Berry who discusses his environmental work experiences and research contributions. This effort is in celebration of  Dr. Berry’s renowned career of teaching from a global perspective to foster an awareness of environmental issues.

In observance of International Mother Earth Day, FAU’s Digital Library highlights the contributions of  this Distinguished Research Professor, whose work spans three continents. In Africa and Asia, Dr. Berry studied tropical environments and assisted in regional planning for the Government of Tanzania. Since coming to the United States in 1970, he has worked on environmental and development training programs for the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID), United Nations Development Program, and United Nations Environment Program. The British-born environmentalist also worked for the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility in a number of capacities.  

Founder and director of  FAU’s Center for Environmental Studies, Dr. Berry, who was also an FAU Provost, is Director of the Florida Climate Change Initiative and principle investigator on several projects including a Florida Department of Transportation study to assess the impact of sea level rise on transportation infrastructure. In 2010, he was named an FAU expert on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Listen or read Dr. Berry’s interview conducted as part of the Department of History’s Oral History project.

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Annual FAU Graduate Student Research Day

FAU’s Graduate Student Association is hosting the Third Annual Graduate Student Research Day March 30, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Live Oak Pavilion on Boca Raton Campus. Graduate students engaged in various kinds of research projects from across the University will present posters for awards and prizes.  All students interested in submitting original research abstracts are encouraged to do so before the February 17, 2012 deadline due to limited space for participation. FAU’s Digital Library will preserve and provide access to abstracts and poster images in a digital collection for Student Research.  Contact .

New ProQuest Platform

The new ProQuest platform is now live

Click here to check it out

The all-new, powerful, comprehensive and easy-to-navigate ProQuest platform brings together resources from ProQuest, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Chadwyck-Healey. Some of FAU’s most popular databases are now easily searchable alongside databases that were previously on other platforms. See selected  list below, or see full list of FAU subscribed databases now available on the new platform (not all ProQuest products are included in the initial release). Send comments and report problems to Jane Strudwick, Electronic Resources Librarian.

See the links below for further information:

New ProQuest Platform Demo

Quick Start Reference Overview

All-New ProQuest Platform Highlights for Faculty

Popular Indexes:

Popular Indexes on the  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Platform:

Popular Newspaper Databases:

Wilson Databases Moving to EBSCOhost

The database vendors H.W. Wilson and EBSCO have merged; on February 1st all Wilson databases will be integrated into the EBSCOhost platform. All links will redirect but some of the product names have changed, please see the list of databases below.

As of February your “My WilsonWeb” folders will no longer be accessible. We encourage you to save the content in your “My WilsonWeb” as you deem appropriate. Should you wish to establish a new “My EBSCOhost” folder, this would work very similarly to “My WilsonWeb.” For information on “My EBSCOhost”, please visit:

Please contact Jane Strudwick, Electronic Resources Librarian, with any questions or concerns. Continue reading

Palm Beach County Counts – Find local data

Palm Beach County Counts is a comprehensive source for data and information about the county. The site is built around “topic centers” which include health, economy, education, environment, government & politics, public safety, and social environment. Key statistics are provided as “indicators” in numerous areas pertinent to the category. Comparisons are made with either U.S. or other Florida counties. Examples of the varied subjects include homeownership, families living below poverty level, adults unable to afford to see a doctor, educational attainment, juvenile violent crime rate, and single-parent households.

In many cases, local reports are provided which contain greater detail and analysis on a particular subject. This resource also provides access to information on a wide range of effective county-wide programs and policies from around the nation which could potentially benefit the county.  In order to remain current and expand its scope, individuals and organizations are encouraged to contribute data and reports to Palm Beach County Counts. The many uses of this valuable resource include market research, community assessment, strategic planning, and compiling demographic surveys.