There’s new content in the following science/social sciences databases (interdisciplinary humanities as well), so you will want to run your regular searches, and new ones, through these old favorites again:
Science Direct– we now have access to almost double the amount of journals– over 2000 of ‘em!
ACM Digital Archive (that would be the Association for Computing Machinery)–we now have access to the complete digital archive, which includes proceedings from both the ACM and the IEEE.
ACS Complete package (American Chemical Society)– access to all 45 of their journals
SpringerLink–access to almost all of the ebooks and journals published by Springer, and that’s a lot! We now have a link to the SpringerLink database as a whole so you can search across all content at once.
We now have access to all of the content in the (ACM) Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library. New content includes proceedings from both the ACM and the IEEE, and a host other journals, papers, and transactions. Happy searching!
Research the history of the music, film, theater, tv, and radio industries through the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive. EIMA is an archival collection of 20th-century US and UK magazines covering the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and media including film, television, popular music, radio, and theatre. The magazines are included cover-to-cover, from first issue to the year 2000, and the scope encompasses weekly and monthly mass-market trade and consumer titles. Note that content is still being added to this database, so some issues are not available as of this posting.
Need help citing your sources? Check out the great citation page we put together with links to citation formats for the different disciplines. Bowdoin’s Academic Honesty and Plagiarism page explains why it is so important to give credit to the sources you are using for your research and what to cite. If you have questions or need help with your citations, Ask Us or stop by any of the libraries.
JapanKnowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases, searchable both in Japanese and English. And you can like the database on Facebook!
Contents include Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, a largest Japanese language dictionary, Rekishi Chimei Taikei, a large historical & geographical dictionary that consists of 51 volumes, contains 200,000 entries, and updated from printed version (1979-2005), Kôdansha Encyclopedia of Japan, the largest encyclopedia in English about Japan, Nihon Dai Hyakka Zensho, one of the largest encyclopedia in Japanese (31 volumes), Jitsû, one of the best dictionaries about history and culture of Kanji, Imidas and Gendai Yôgo no Kiso Chishiki, dictionaries of current words, e-book of Tôyô Bunko series, e-journal of Shûkan ekonomisuto and etc.
Wanna be starting something? Find out what activist women around the world have been starting since 1840 by exploring this new digital archive of conference proceedings, reports of international women’s organizations, publications and web pages of women’s non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs. Research organizations such as the Associated Country Women of the World, founded in 1933 or The International Alliance of Women, founded in 1904, or search by country, region or activist.
And if you are wondering what American women activists have been up to, see Women and Social Movements in the United States.
We know, it’s only rock ‘n’ roll but we like this new database: Rock’s Backpages–a database of music journalism.
Boomers (and sons and daughters of Boomers) will love reading reviews of albums, and reading–and listening to–interviews with their favorite artists. (Listen to Levon Helm talking about his roots–the voice!)
Read the 1969 Rolling Stone profile of Joni Mitchell, the coverage of the 1968 arrival of the Queen of Soul (that would be Aretha) in London, or about “THE MOST exciting new band to break from the States this year” (1973, Steely Dan). Search for your favorite artists and learn about the world and culture they lived and performed in. Here’s what happened on September 4, years ago:
Sep 04 1952
Precocious eight-year-old Gladys Knight forms her first singing group, after putting on an impromptu show at her brother Bubba’s tenth birthday party. (1952)
Sep 04 1963
An article in today’s edition of Variety, the US entertainment trade magazine, hails fast-rising star Bob Dylan as ?a folknik hero?. (1963)
Sep 04 1970
Led Zeppelin play at The Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1970)
Sep 04 1970
The Rolling Stones release a new album Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out! ? The Rolling Stones In Concert, on Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the USA. (1970)
The Library has purchased the JSTOR XI collection of journals, which, when completed by 2014, will add about 125 journals to the database. Many are available now. Journals to be added include:
|Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry|
|The Agni Review|
|The American College Bulletin|
|American Journal of Theology & Philosophy|
|The American Scholar|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California (1888)|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California (1891)|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and Pioneer Register, Los Angeles|
|Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles|
|Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America|
|Bilingual Review / La Revista BilingÃ¼e|
|The Black Scholar|
|CAA Slides & Photographs Newsletter|
|The Christian Scholar|
|Dalhousie French Studies|
|DiÃ¡logos: Artes, Letras, Ciencias humanas|
|The Eugene O’Neill Review|
|Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism|
|The Georgia Review|
|Historical Reflections / RÃ©flexions Historiques|
|The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly|
|Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles|
|Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles (1890)|
|Illinois Classical Studies|
|Interdisciplinary Literary Studies|
|The Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.) Newsletter|
|Journal of Advanced Composition|
|Journal of Caribbean Literatures|
|Journal of Moravian History|
|The Journal of The Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)|
|Journal of West Indian Literature|
|Marvels & Tales|
|Merveilles & contes|
|The Midwestern Archivist|
|The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists|
|Newsletter (College Art Association of America, Visual Resources Committee)|
|Nouvelles Ã‰tudes Francophones|
|The Polish Review|
|Publications of the Historical Society of Southern California|
|Publications of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study|
|Quarterly Publication (Historical Society of Southern California)|
|The Quarterly: Historical Society of Southern California|
|Reference & User Services Quarterly|
|Revista de MusicologÃa|
|Rheinisches Museum fÃ¼r Philologie|
|Rheinisches Museum fÃ¼r Philologie, Geschichte und griechische Philosophie|
|Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui|
|Scandinavian Studies and Notes|
|Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Southern California Quarterly|
|Studies in American Jewish Literature (1975-1979)|
|Studies in American Jewish Literature (1981-)|
|Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology|
|Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics|
|Studies in the Decorative Arts|
|Studies in the Novel|
|Theory and Practice|
|Tijdschrift voor Filosofie|
|Tijdschrift voor Philosophie|
|Trama & Texturas|
|Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society|
|Transactions of the Moravian Historical Society|
|The Yale University Library Gazette|
|The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies|
The Bowdoin community now has access to a database of current newspapers worldwide. Library PressDisplay provides “instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 U.S. and international titles—from 94 countries in 48 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.” (from the database description)
Note that 3 users may access the database at one time (additional users are fairly pricey), so if you can’t get in, just try again. And if access is a consistent problem, let us know!