and PERIÓDICA through FirstSearch
Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades) and PERIÓDICA
(Índice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias) have
been produced by UNAM since the mid-1970s. The databases
offer information from articles, essays, book reviews, technical
reports, and interviews published in journals edited in 24 different
countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from
publications that focus on Pan-American issues. CLASE indexes
documents published in Latin American and Caribbean journals specializing
in social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers
journals specializing in science and technology.
And AHI through EBSCO
EBSCO is allowing
us free access to these two databases for one year with the hope
that we, and you, will find them so useful that we will continue
with a subscription. Please give us feedback and tell what you
think of them.
& Mass Media Complete covers areas related to communication
and mass media. CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced
by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles
Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with other journals.
CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for over 300
journals, and selected coverage of over 100 more. It includes
full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have
indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their
first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
Humanities Index, an abstract/index database, is a source
of indexing for humanities journals and is a complement to the
MLA International Bibliography. It contains bibliographic records
for more than 750 journals back as far as 1975many literary,
scholarly and creative journals not indexed elsewhere. The database
provides citation information for articles, essays and reviews,
and creative works including poems and fiction. Photographs,
paintings and illustrations are also referenced.
preceding articles were adapted from press releases with the
adjectives and adverbs removed byJan
Memorial for Jim Norman,
Circulation Librarian, who died May 23rd, 2003.
have purchased a subscription to BioMed Central, a repository
of over 100 open access journals. Many of the journals are also
biology and ecology related. See the list here.
Article submission to BioMed Central is free to researchers
at subscribed institutions. Take advantage of its alert service
to let you know when an article in your interest is published.
Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing
immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.
. . .
articles and most other content in BioMed Central's journals
are fully and rapidly peer-reviewed. The precise form of peer
review is left to those responsible for editorial control of
the journal [more
information]. In some cases, including all the medical BMC
journals, reviewers are asked to sign their reviews and the
pre-publication history of each paper (submitted versions, reviewers'
reports, authors' responses) is posted on the web with the published
Program for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (PETAL)
is offering a set of workshops for faculty and staff at the
beginning of February. They will be held in Room 128, just inside
the west door to the Atrium. Call IMC/ PETAL at 460-7029 for
more information and registration.
Search SouthCat Catalog and MultimediaJan Sauer
& Libby Jones
Feb. 4th at 2:30-3:10
Tues. Feb. 10th at 3:30-4:15
and e-ReservesJan Sauer & Dennis Guion
Feb. 5th at 11:00-11:45
Mon. Feb 16th at 10:10-10:50
was appointed to the position of Head of Circulation/Reserves
as an Associate Librarian. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in
English and Art from Pan American University and a Masters in
Library and Information Science from Drexel University. He comes
to us from the University of Wyoming Libraries (Laramie), where
he was Head of Access Services with Associate Librarian faculty
rank. Dennis worked extensively with various online programs
and has direct experience in the implementation of the Voyager
circulation module, including electronic course reserves. His
past experience includes reference and collection development
employees already know Dr. Alla Zakharova from teaching Banner
or other application software for the Computer Services Department.
Until a permanent replacement is named, Alla will assume the
temporary Instructor position of Coordinator of the Program
for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (PETAL) and Director
of the Instructional Media Center. It was left vacant when David
Ensminger moved to Illinois after his wife was promoted to a
new position. Alla is currently working on her Ph.D. in Instructional
Design and Development at USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Education
from Moscow State Pedagogical University in Russia and the M.Ed
in School Administration from USA, the Bachelor of Science and
MS in English and German from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute
Sauer, Instructional Services Librarian, and her husband,
David Kennedy Sauer, Professor of English and 2003/2004 Altmayer
Chair of Literature at Spring Hill College, have collaborated
on a book, David Mamet: A Research and Production Sourcebook,
published by Praeger and released this fall. In addition they
have contributed a chapter, an overview of Mamet criticism,
to Christopher Bigsby's the Cambridge Companion to David
Mamet coming out this spring. David also has an essay
in Chelsea House's Harold Bloom book on Mamet just released.
Both will be helping to organize and giving papers at The
Second International David Mamet Conference in London this
June. Jan will be speaking on sources and techniques for doing
literary research in the field of Contemporary Drama.
DeWayne Hudnell of the IMC has been selected to serve
a two- year term as the Southern Member-At-Large of the
Alabama Library Association's Paraprofessional Round Table.
Prendergast, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for Science
and Technology, just returned from the American Library Association
Mid-Winter Conference in San Diego. Amy is a member of the
Science and Technology Section of the Government Information
Committee of the ACRL [Association for College and Research
Grant, cataloger, has been named to the Network of Alabama
Academic Libraries Digitizing Content Committee.
Baggott of Government Documents is the Secretary/ Treasurer
of the Government Documents Round Table of the Alabama Library
From the University
Library Art Gallery Exhibition