Databases

New database: ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

April 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to the entire ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library. Our subscription includes access to all 13,000 ASTM Standards (current/active, historical, and redlined versions), as well as manuals, monographs, data series, STPs (Special Technical Publications) and 8 journals.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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Upcoming database trials for March

March 7, 2013

The UNH Library has a few new database trials for the month of March for users to check out. Until March 29th, we have access to:

  • History Vault Black Freedom 1
  • History Vault Black Freedom 2
  • History Vault NAACP 1
  • History Vault NAACP 2
  • History Vault Plantations 1
  • History Vault Slavery and the Law
  • History Vault Women's Rights 1
  • Historical African-American Newspapers

They can all be accessed at ProQuest.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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Presidents Make History: Movies on Display in Dimond Library Multimedia

February 12, 2013

Films of history, humor, and sheer entertainment are included in the current Multimedia display of movies about the Presidents of the United States. We have put together a collection of films that reflect how our presidents have shaped the history of our nation. Included are the PBS American Experience Presidents Collection of documentaries which give you a look into the lives of many of the men who have led our nation. You will also find entertaining feature films about presidential scandals in All the President's Men, romance in the White House in The American President, and even comedies like Primary Colors.

Visit the UNH Library Multimedia Center on the second floor of Dimond Library to borrow these and many more films.

In addition we have access to numerous streaming movies through Alexander Street Press American History in Video. These on-line resources are available to UNH students, faculty, and staff as well as on-site visitors. Here are just a few of the titles available through American History in Video related to United States presidents:

New Database Trial for February: University Press Scholarship Online

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have a new trial database for the month of February, University Press Scholarship Online.

University Press Scholarship Online offers online access to 11,000+ books published by several university presses including Oxford University Press and coming in 2013, MIT Press and Stanford University Press.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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Extended Database: U.S. Congressional Serial Set online

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have added the years 1981-1994 to our access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set online. Our access now covers 1817-1994.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set contains reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, allowing researchers to explore U.S. history and culture in unprecedented depth and detail.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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New Ebook Collection: Ebrary Academic Complete

January 4, 2013

We're happy to announce that we have added access to Ebrary's Academic Complete to our online collections.

This collection currently contains approximately 70,000 titles. The titles allow unlimited simultaneous users and need not be signed out. You can also download ebooks or read them online.

Publishers include:

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New database trial: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

November 27, 2012

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: Proquest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection.

In these hearings, Congressional committees assess, amend, approve or kill legislation, as well as oversee the implementation and effectiveness of previously enacted legislation falling under their jurisdiction. This database gives researchers access to the content of both published and unpublished hearings. The database consists of 3 parts – Retrospective A covering 1823-1979 (approximately 73,000 titles); Retrospective B, covering 1980-2003 (approximately 44,000 titles); and the "prospective" subscription, 2004 – present. We are trialing Retrospective B.

To search only the hearings, go to advanced search in the left hand column. Then on the lower center of the screen deselect everything other than the hearings. Otherwise you will be including in the search other congressional publications that are not part of the trial. If you wish, you may want to specify the dates of collection B (1980-2003).

As always, if this database us useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

Your feedback needed for journal cancellations in 2012

August 30, 2012

In the past years, the UNH library acquisition budget increases have not kept up with inflation. In order to cover inflationary increases and balance the budget for FY 13, we need to make cuts to our journal subscriptions.

During the summer we worked with academic departments to identify titles for cancellation. The selections were made by looking at cost and usage data with a goal of keeping as much valued content available as possible and minimizing negative impact on our users, while still achieving our budget reduction targets.

See the list of possible cancellations, FAQs, and more.

Send feedback to jennifer.carroll@unh.edu or use her contact form if you have comments, questions, or concerns. We will seriously consider all feedback received and use it to help make the best decisions possible. The deadline for feedback is September 7.

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New databases: biographies of scientists and writers

August 23, 2012

We present two new databases:

American Men and Women of Science, 22nd ed. (2005), is a premier biographical reference on North American scientists.

Gale Literature Resource Center is built on three author databases: Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 130,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 13,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.

As always, if these databases are useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

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UNH Alumni now have access to EBSCOhost

August 17, 2012

The UNH Alumni Association has announced that alumni now have access to the online research database EBSCOhost. For more, see the Alumni Association site.

Alums will need to register at the UNH Alumni web site. Verification typically takes a day. The database is also accessed from the Alumni web site.

UNH alumni are also entitled to a UNH library borrowing card. Just bring a photo ID and something with your current address, like a license or bill, to the Circulation Desk in Dimond Library or the UNH Manchester Library.

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