We’re excited to present the February issue of Library eNews, featuring services and resources to serve our Texas State community. This issue introduces our new 3D printing service, provides tips on career exploration and honing research skills, showcases our University Archivist and a poem written for Alkek’s “Tell Us Your Story” competition–and much more!
The purpose of the online resource grants is to enable the purchasing of larger one-time online resources no one department can easily afford with its library allocation. In academic year 2015-2016, $160,000 is budgeted for such online collections.
One-time purchases typically include but are not limited to primary source databases, journal backfile collections, e-book collections, audio or streaming media collections. Some possibilities are listed on our one-time resource page. Please contact Scott Pope (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get pricing for any products outside this list. Acquisitions will verify eligibility and pricing, and can set up trials as needed.
The resource should be online, accessible by the entire campus, and come with persistent access rights. The review committee can make an exception for an extraordinary print/microform collection not available online.
The resource must be a one-time purchase. Grant funds cannot be used to support ongoing subscriptions or temporary access to a subscription resource. If the resource requires an annual access fee, the requestor’s department or other department will need to approve the ongoing cost from their library allocation.
The resource should enhance the library collection and strengthen research initiatives.
All things being equal, priority is given to higher ticket items over inexpensive ones. The library may be able to purchase less expensive items with end-of-year funds.
Value/Anticipated Use of the Resource: Priority is given to resources that benefit many departments or programs or greatly benefit one area. More than one source of personal/departmental support may be important. The resource does not necessarily need to be multi-disciplinary. The intent is that all subject areas be represented over the years.
Uniqueness: Priority is given to resources that enhance the library’s collection rather than duplicate or overlap with existing collections.
It’s the age of big data. And learning to make attractive graphs and charts for presentations as an important job skill.
But data planet and dataZoa make it easy for you. These databases allow you to easily import data from several different sources and easily make charts and graphs. True, there’s a way to do this in Microsoft Excel but it is much easier in these two databases.
MRI/ University Reporter will change platforms on June 30 with no information carrying over from the old platform, and no redirects for the URL. There’s a message on the database page to alert anyone who uses this regularly. You need to export any saved data before June 30th.
Consumer demographics, psychographics/lifestyles, product & brand usage, and media preferences based on a national probability sample of 27,000 households. Although MRI provides marketing research for a wide variety of products, it does not analyze all consumer items. Please see the MRI Internet User Guide for help or watchour YouTube video.
A unique and comprehensive collection of hundreds of thousands of high resolution images of art obtained from museum, art gallery and artist collections throughout the world. Featured works cover every theme and period, ranging from cave paintings to contemporary art, as well as design, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artifacts, maps, architecture, and more.
Government Documents. Declassified U.S. government documents, providing vital primary source material to advance research in twentieth and twenty-first century history, politics, and international relations. Contains tens of thousands of the most important, declassified documents which have been gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Many are published now for the first time. DNSA also contains the CIA Family Jewels Indexed. Among the most controversial documents ever compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency, the “Family Jewels” represents the CIA’s own view, in 1973, of those domestic activities it had engaged in up to that time that were outside its charter, hence illegal.
Literature. This selective, annotated guide to reference sources is essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks are described and recommended.
Bibliography of resources for literary research
Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-in users
Download, copy, print out for academic non-commercial purposes
Categories: Literatures and Languages, Reference Resources
Renowned collection of English translations of great classical Greek and Latin literature including epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; and church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture.
English translations of classical Greek and Latin texts
Contains over 900 Industry Segments, updated constantly with monthly statistics and indicators as well as quarterly trend updates, and State Profiles to monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends in each of the 50 US states.
NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
Sanborn maps are a great way to study the historical layout of a town. Originally conceived as fire insurance maps, Sanborn Maps have proven to be of use to local historians, civic planners, real estate developers and sometimes small business people (just got a question that involved using Sanborn maps).
Sanborn maps cover the years 1867-1970 – and they do include small to middle sized towns, as well as large cities.