New databases @thelibrary

There is so much good news to share with you today. Annual Reviews, Chronicle of Higher Education, GeoScience World, and 25 years of Citation Indexing are now available to the campus community.

We have been able to purchase these new subscriptions by a combination of elimination of duplicate formats and cancellation of print in favor of electronic delivery:

  • Annual Reviews - full text of all 32 reviews available online
    Since 1932, Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - available online & in print
    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. In print, The Chronicle is published in three sections: the news section; The Chronicle Review, a magazine of arts and ideas; and Careers, with career advice and hundreds of job listings.
  • GeoScience World - available online
    A comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef. GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit corporation formed by a group of leading geoscientific organizations for the purpose of making geoscience research and related information easily and economically available via the Internet. GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading earth science societies and one institute.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Science Citation Index (Web of Science)
    All three citation indexes now include material from 1981 to date, 25 years of coverage.
    A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the articles covered by the index. In addition to cited reference searching, you can search these databases by topic, author, source title, and address.

    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

    Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines-that's 2,100 more journals than the print and CD-ROM versions of the SCI. The Science Citation Index Expanded includes all cited references captured from indexed articles

    Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
These databases are available on our Articles Indexes and Databases page.

Peggy S. Cooper
Coordinator of Collection Development


Staff Picks: Epicurious

Food is always a topic of interest and one of the web sites which is devoted to this subject is called Epicurious ( http://www.epicurious.com/ ). Fascinating and very complete in its coverage, it includes articles about specific foods, how to process and use foods, menu planning, recipes, and history of food.

Also included are timely tips for specific holidays or seasonal food interests, from Valentines Day, to Lent, to Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the like. One may find information about the “culture of food” and the “foods of cultures”. It is sponsored by two magazines, Bon Appetite and Gourmet, but don’t hold that against it. Photographs, words, suggestions, instructions, may be even better than your mother made.

Adrien Taylor, Reference Librarian


Read a Newspaper @thelibrary

You probably know that you can come to the Albertsons Library and turn right into the Current Periodicals section to find the latest issues of newspapers such as the Idaho Statesman, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

But did you know that many of the articles in these newspapers are also available online? You can access them through the Library’s Article Indexes page where you can select one of the following: the Idaho Statesman, National Newspapers, Knight Ridder Collection and Newspaper Source.

If you have a Boise State ID, you can access these online any time you like.


Reference: Panoramic Map of Boise

Boise MapLast Spring Albertsons Library received a rare 1890 panoramic "bird's-eye view" map of Boise, as a bequest of Carole Clemens. Special Collections has had that map digitized and is now widely available via the Web for students, teachers, and the interested public at http://library.boisestate.edu/Special/Boise1890.htm

What are even more fascinating than the changes that have taken place are the things that are still the same 116 years later.

Alan Virta, Head of Special Collections and Associate Professor


Government: Federal Forms Catalog for Citizens

The IRS is making it easier to find the forms you need for personal or business use. The Federal Forms Catalog for Citizens, shortened to Forms.gov, has a clean interface and an easy to navigate form locator.

You can search by form number, keyword, A-Z list, or agency. It also includes a helpful "frequently used forms" section at the bottom of the page. Search results will give you both the form and its corresponding instructions in PDF.


Fiction Books @thelibrary

Did you know the library has a sizeable collection of fiction books including novels, short stories, poetry and more? You may have seen the small browsing collection of paperback books on the second floor, but this is only a fraction of the fiction titles the library owns.

The majority of the fiction titles (including literary criticism) can be found in the Ps on the third floor. I recommend that you use the library catalog first to search for a specific title, author or genre as this is a large section. This is the perfect place to find a great summer read!


Wifi @thelibrary

The library has 80 computer stations, fully stacked with Internet access, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. But did you know you can access the Internet from anywhere in the library with your laptop? The whole building is set up with wireless technology, with an additional 70 jacks (2nd through 4th floors) for wired connection.

All you need is your Bronco ID/Pass to authenticate connectivity and you are on your online way. Check out the particulars in one of our helpful FAQ pages.


Government: Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The Census Bureau has revamped their website for the 2006 version of the Statistical Abstract of the United States at the U.S. Census Bureau website.

This one-volume source of U.S. social, political and economic statistics has been issued annually since 1878. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis and other federal agencies.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is also available in print @thelibrary.



Reference: New Books

What do Casta Painting, The Psychology of Terrorism, New Developments in Ferromagnetism Research, and Naked Conversations have in common? They are all new titles showcased in the library’s New Books section.

You can find these titles and more using the catalog Voyager. Want to search only new books? Simply choose the New Books tab in the catalog and have at it. The library has a wide ranging collection of books to enrich, inform, and entertain. Check out these new titles on the first floor of the library and take one (or five) home today.