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Browzine mobile reading application now available for WMU Users

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    Browzine is an iPad and Android app which allows users to access WMU's freely accessible and subscribed academic journals in tablet optimized format. With Browzine, you can create a bookshelf of your favorite journals, receive alerts for new content and share and save your articles and citations in your favorite file hosting, citation or social networking application. Click here for the iPad app and here for the Android app, or scan the QR codes below:

    iPad AppAndroid App

Chronicle of Higher Education Domain Access

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    WMU users can now access The Chronicle of Higher Education from anywhere with domain access (i.e., wmich.edu). To activate this feature, follow the link above to create a personal account with your WMU email address. You will then be able to log in from any computer, tablet or smart phone using your browser, or you can download the iPad app from the iTunes Store.

Index Religiosus is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Index Religiosus  
      
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    Search a reference bibliography for Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. Index Religiosus replaces the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and of the Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (Elenchus Bibliographicus). Updated yearly.

PBS Video Collection available to WMU users on a trial basis until May 26, 2014

The University Libraries are currently evaluating this resource as a possible future acquisiition.  We would appreciate your evaluation of this resource by submitting your impressions of this resource using the feedback form (listed above)

  • PBS Video Collection  
      
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    Search or browse 245 titles of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service. The collection covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. And provides access to the various well known films and series users, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.
    Trial ends: May 26, 2014

WMU Discovery Experts (SciVal Experts) database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • WMU Discovery Experts (SciVal Experts)  
      
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    A searchable database of research expertise at WMU that promotes reputation, networking and collaborative opportunities. The database includes information about WMU researchers' publications, scholarly output and externally funded projects. By late 2014 it will also include teaching experience and service activities.

Sage Research Methods available to WMU users on a trial basis until April 15, 2014

The University Libraries are currently evaluating this resource as a possible future acquisiition.  We would appreciate your evaluation of this resource by submitting your impressions of this resource using the feedback form (listed above)

  • Sage Research Methods  
      
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    Provides a research methodology and design tool. Information about data collection, developing various research approaches and methods, and includes a vast amount of researcher sources, such as journals, books, videos, and more. Primarily oriented towards Social Sciences.
    Trial ends: April 15, 2014

Global Business and Economics in Video available to WMU users on a trial basis until April 26, 2014

The University Libraries are currently evaluating this resource as a possible future acquisiition.  We would appreciate your evaluation of this resource by submitting your impressions of this resource using the feedback form (listed above)

  • Global Business and Economics in Video  
      
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    Global Business and Economics in Video features case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, and lectures. Subjects covered include Globalization, Operations & Logistics, Management, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Business, Negotiations, Ethics, Cross-cultural communication, Technology, and much more.
    Trial ends: April 26, 2014

Anthropology Online available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Anthropolgy Online (Ethnographic Video Online )  
      
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    A growing, searchable collection of over 1,300 videos covering the study of human culture and behavior including the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, etc. This integrated website searches Ethnographic Video Volume I and Volume II

Linguistic Bibliography Online database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Linguistic Bibliography Online  
      
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    The Linguistic Bibliography Online is published by the Permanent International Committee of Linguists under the auspices of the International Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies of UNESCO. It contains coverage of non-Indo-European and lesser-known Indo-European languages, with special attention paid to endangered and extinct languages.

Reaxys database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Reaxys  
      
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    Reaxys is a chemistry-related information database that can be searched by substances, reactions, and citations, and includes a structure editor for drawing chemical compounds and reactions for searches. Reaxys's content is based on /Crossfire Beilstein/ and /Crossfire Gmelin/. Users can register or use their registration for other Elsevier Web sites on this platform to gain access to special features, such as alerts and saved searches, which you can customize to your interests.

CINAHL Complete now available to WMU users (this is an upgrade of our previous CINAHL subscription)

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • CINAHL Complete  
      
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    Indexes journals in nursing and related fields with full text for 1,300 of them. Some go back as far as 1937. Updated weekly.

Statistical Abstracts of the World now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Statistical Abstracts of the World  
      
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    Statistical Abstracts of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of dozens of countries. Includes issues by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contains country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Also includes data from international organizations and research firms. Users will be able to browse the tabular content of each compendia section by section, apply table-specific filters to narrow results, search across all content or within a single country, as well as view and download a table in a spreadsheet.

ProQuest Health and Medicine Complete is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • ProQuest Health and Medical Complete  
      
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    ProQuest Health and Medical Complete combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. Provides in-depth coverage from over 1,950 publications with over 1,660 available in full text and of these, over 910 include MEDLINE indexing. Includes charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research. Coverage is 1986 to Present.

Factiva database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Factiva  
      
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    Search 35,000 sources from 200 countries in 26 languages that reach across disciplines from business, communications and technology to linguistics, political science and more. Includes access to the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Times Literary Supplement, and many others. Users can build tailor-made reports that include corporate overviews, key executives, financial data, press releases, current news and a list of competitors, or create group news pages to provide instant access to the top news sources for a given region or industry, and more. Coverage from 1979-present.

WestlawNext Campus Research now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • WestlawNext Campus Research  
      
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    Westlaw's research service redesigned for students. Legal sources, including the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, United States Code Annotated (USCA), Federal and State court cases, American Law Reports (ALR), American Jurisprudence 2d, Black's Law Dictionary, Legal Guides, and more. Also includes more than 700 law reviews and journals.
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Statistical Abstracts of the United States database available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States  
      
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    The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States, with some international content. It is also used as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. Each table will identify the original agency that produced the data. Use the agency web link to find additional information on your topic. Coverage varies.

Statistical Abstracts of the World database available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Statistical Abstracts of the World  
      
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    Statistical Abstracts of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of dozens of countries. Includes issues by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contains country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Also includes data from international organizations and research firms. Users will be able to browse the tabular content of each compendia section by section, apply table-specific filters to narrow results, search across all content or within a single country, as well as view and download a table in a spreadsheet.

eStatement Studies database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • eStatement Studies  
      
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    eStatement Studies contains the data found in both the Financial Ratio Benchmarks publication, as well as the Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures publication. Data is updated annually. Microsoft Internet Explorer is the recommended browser. While other browsers can be used, you may experience some limited functionality.

Quandl database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Quandl  
      
    Search an open access repository containing over 8,000,000 time-series datasets covering price data for commodities, futures, stock indexes, interest rates, currencies and more. Also data is included on real estate, energy, health, education, economics, demography and society. Datasets originate from international organizations, central banks, national statistical agencies and US government departments. Includes country-specific data for 200 countries including global stock markets.

Scribner Writers Series database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Scribner Writers Series  
      
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    Includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series. Provides coverage for authors, ancient to modern and including works in several genres.
    Currently there exists temporary problems with PDF display of search results. Users should select the TEXT alternative until the problems are resolved.

Twayne's Authors Series database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Twayne's Authors Series  
      
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    Find in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres. This eBook resource features the content of nearly 900 books from six print series — U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, and updated editions of U.S. Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Users can search directly for an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.
    Currently there exists temporary problems with PDF display of search results. Users should select the TEXT alternative until the problems are resolved.

Artemis Literary Sources available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Artemis Literary Sources  
      
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    Artemis Literary Sources brings together literary databases (MLA IB, Literature Resource Center, Scribners, Twayne, and more) into a single cross searchable platform.

MLA International Bibliography (Gale) database available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • MLA International Bibliography (Gale)  
      
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    Access more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and scholarly websites. Indexes materials from 1921 to the present in academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts. Coverage includes literature from all over the world — Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. This database incorporates both the MLA Thesaurus and the Modern Language Association's Directory of Periodicals.

Christian Periodical Index now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

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    Christian Periodical Index provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals providing both articles and review indexing. Current indexing includes over 140 titles back to 1976 and selective full text access is provided for over 70 journals.
    WMU users will have complimentary access until January 1, 2015

Naxos Music Library - Jazz is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Naxos Music Library-Jazz  
      
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    Naxos Music Library-Jazz offers a mix selection of over 32,000 jazz legends and contemporary jazz artists from over 200 labels, including the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

OpenGeoSci database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • OpenGeoSci  
      
    OpenGeoSci is a map based interface that combines Geolocation coordinates from GeoRef and over 300,000 maps, cross sections, charts, figures and tables that originate in articles published in 45 journals available from GeoScienceWorld. The site is free to use. Full text articles and high resolution images are accessible via links to the GSW journals site, to which WMU subscribes. There is also Open Access content available to non-WMU users.

Encyclopedia of Social Work available to WMU users.

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work  
      
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    Search or browse over 400 continuously updated articles on key topics in Social Work ranging from international issues to ethical standards. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, this work offers a combination of scholarly content and practical advice with regular reviews, updates and new articles monthly.

Popular Music Library now available to WMU users.

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Popular Music Library  
      
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    Popular Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.

DSM Library (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • DSM Library (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition)  
      
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    Includes DSM-V (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition), the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals, clinicians and researchers in the United States. Part of Psychiatry Online which also provides Journals, Textbooks, Self Assessments, Diagnosis, Treatments, casebooks and complete access to the DSM, 4th edition, including revisions.

Anatomy TV database is now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Anatomy TV  
      
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    ANATOMY.TV is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included. Tools are included to allow the resources to be manipulated in several ways. A User guide is here.

Teacher Reference Center database now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Teacher Reference Center  
      
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    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Ninety six percent of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 now available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750  
      
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    This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

Artemis Primary Sources (integrated search interface to ECCO and NCCO) available to WMU users

This database has recently been added to the WMU Libraries collection and has been added to the Database A-Z List (http://libguides.wmich.edu/AZ_Resources) and the WMU Libraries catalog (https://catalog.library.wmich.edu/vufind/)

  • Artemis Primary Sources  
      
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    Artemis Primary Sources provides an interactive research environment that allows researchers to cross-search Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) and to discover and analyze content in new ways.

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