The Chronicle of Higher Education


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

MarinLit: a database of marine natural products

MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products research. The database was established in the 1970s by Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfil the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and has evolved to contain unique searchable features and powerful dereplication tools. The extremely comprehensive range of data contained along with these powerful features makes MarinLit the database of choice for marine natural products researchers.

MarinLit is text and structure searchable. Queries can be built across a number of fields and parameters. Along with comprehensive information on relevant published articles and compounds, MarinLit provides dereplication tools based on experimental and predicted data.

For video tutorials and other information, please see the MarinLit Blog created by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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FAU Undergraduate Journals Published Open Access

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The FAU Digital Library has made available online the Spring 2016 issues of the Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) and the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) published by undergraduate student clubs at FAU. Both undergraduate journals are peer-reviewed and showcase the research and scholarship of Florida Atlantic University students. Working closely with their mentors and advisers these student clubs provide members with opportunities to participate in editorial and publishing experiences.


FAU Undergraduate Research Journal


The Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.), an FAU student club, works closely with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) to produce the FAU Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ). Their goal is to showcase high quality undergraduate research in all fields, supply younger students with an idea of the standard of research, and promote inquiry-based activities at FAU.



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FAU Undergraduate Law Journal

The Undergraduate Law Club at FAU is committed to publishing a periodical designed to facilitate, foster, and promote legal education and review. Student club members have a variety of interests in legal affairs ranging from business law to foreign affairs.  With the assistance of faculty and advisers the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) has become one of a small number of undergraduate law journals produced nationally.

The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) and the Undergraduate Law Journal (ULJ) are published open access enabling wide dissemination of FAU’s student scholarship. The Digital Library works with student editors of both clubs to publish their journals online using the Open Journal System (OJS), an open-source software. Visit here to view other open access journals published by the Digital Library.

Nursing Assessment in Video

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

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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Web of Science Updates

See the newest Web of Science features:

Saved Marked List
This feature allows users to curate datasets over multiple sessions by saving their work in progress in a market list.
Read more or watch Saving Marked Lists.

Emerging Sources Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index is designed to extend the universe of publications in Web of Science with additional high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging research fields.
Read more or watch Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Usage Count Feature
Located on the summary page as well as the full record, a usage count will be displayed for the Last 180 Days (rolling) as well as Since 2013 (all time). The count reflects the number of times the article has met a user’s information needs as demonstrated by clicking links to a full-length article at the publisher’s website (via direct link or OpenURL) or by saving the metadata for later use.
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or watch Item Level Usage Counts.

ORCID and ResearcherID Integration
Web of Science incorporates author identifiers for researchers who established an ORCID but not a ResearcherID.
Read More or watch Author Identifiers (ResearcherID and ORCID) in the Web of Science.

For training see, Complete

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February 2016 Database of the Month 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 Complete list of publications.

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


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.