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Browzine mobile reading application now available for WMU Users

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    Browzine is an iPad/iPhone 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/iPhone app and here for the Android app, or scan the QR codes below:

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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.

ProQuest Research Companion temporarily available to WMU users until August 21, 2014

Electronic Resources available to WMU Users on a temporary trial basis for evaluationWe would appreciate your feedback for these resources, see the link to the feedback form on the right side of this page.

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    ProQuest Research Companion provides a collection of multimedia-based learning modules and interactive tools focused on the key information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
    Trial ends: August 21, 2014

PBS Video Collection temporarily available to WMU users until August 26, 2014

Electronic Resources available to WMU Users on a temporary trial basis for evaluationWe would appreciate your feedback for these resources, see the link to the feedback form on the right side of this page.

  • 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: August 26, 2014

Engineering Cases Online now available for 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/)

  • Engineering Case Studies Online  
      
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    Search for information on various engineering failures, such as Three Mile Island, the Challenger disaster, the Titanic sinking, and others. Includes video documentation, research monographs and accident reports, personal testimonials, simulations, blueprints, and more.

Current Index to Statistics 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/)

  • Current Index to Statistics  
      
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    Search an index of over 160 "core journals" in statistics, in most cases from 1975to current, and pre-1975 coverage for some. The database also indexes selected articles with statistical content since 1975 from about 1200 additional journals and about 11,000 books in statistics published since 1975. Note: the database works best with Chrome and IE Also, the link to the new experimental query interface at http://cis.statbib.org does not work.

Foundation Directory Online 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/)

  • Foundation Directory Online  
      
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    The Foundation Directory Online provides access to information regarding 120,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities; over 3 million recently awarded grants; and more than 4,000 corporate grantmakers, as well as over 1 million IRS 990 forms filed by private foundations and grantmaking public charities. Also includes: grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Request For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations.

Business Education in Video 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/)

  • Business Education in Video  
      
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    Business Education 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.

IEEE-Wiley e-books collection now available to WMU users

This collection contains almost 700 books in Electrical Engineering and related topics.

SIAM e-books collection now available to WMU users

This is a collection of more than 400 electronic books in various topics in mathematics, geometry, algebra, probability, and related topics.

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.

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.

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.
    Older versions of Firefox show a screen resolution message, which can be ignored on Library computers with no loss of functionality.

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.

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