Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Summer Classes 2012 - Research Assistance

Many of you are teaching  on-site or online English  and FTS courses this summer. Rest assured that I'm available to support you and your students. I will:
  • Meet in-person with  students for research assistance
  • Help students with research via e-mail
  • Create a web-based research guide that you can link to from within your Blackboard site
  • Provide a simple research resource list as a Word document
  • Join your course Blackboard site to answer library- and research-related questions within Blackboard
Please let me know if there is anything additional I can do to support you and your students during these intense courses.

Spotlight on the Internet - Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO-TCP)

ECCO-TCP is a searchable collection of texts from Eighteenth Century Collections Online, English titles printed between 1701 and 1800. No images are provided.

The University of Michigan,University of Oxford, and Gale-Cengage have cooperated in a text creation partnership to make freely available 2,231 fully searchable text editions from among the 150,000 titles available in the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) subscription database. This is a research database that includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.

ECCO-TCP has been added to the English & American Literature Subject Guide - E-Books & E-Texts tab -> Freely Available on the Internet

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Los Angeles Times - Date Coverage

LexisNexis-Academic no longer provides comprehensive coverage of Los Angeles Times. Coverage is now limited to the last six months only. The library would like to continue to provide access to as many years as possible, so is currently offering a trial to the LA Times through ProQuest, (1985-present).

Like LexisNexis-Academic, it does not include articles from wire services, advertisements, photos, etc.  Based on the license agreements, it is only the content that is created by the LA Times.

How to Access:
from the Library's Database Trials page

The trial runs through May 3, 2012.
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the Database Trials page.

There are several other trials listed on this page. If any of these resources are of particular interest to you, please let me know and I will certainly advocate for them.