BioOne: biosciences database

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new and comprehensive biosciences database: BioOne. BioOne brings together peer reviewed and research journals from a variety of small society and not-for-profit organizations and publishers, along with open access journals whose emphases cover all fields of biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.

With BioOne you now have access to over 100 new titles, ranging in scope from coastal research, herpetology, and paleobiology to primate conservation, weed science, and palynology, to name a few.

What makes BioOne such an important resource is that it brings together many high-impact research journals in an online environment for the very first time. Titles such as:

  • Advances in Applied Biodiversity
  • Avian Diseases
  • The Condor
  • Comparative Parasitology
  • Fieldiana (Anthropology, Botany, Geology, & Zoology)
  • Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
  • Journal of Raptor Research
  • Mountain Research and Development
  • Northwestern Naturalist
  • Rhodora
  • Western North American Naturalist

Most titles in BioOne from 2000 to present are available in full-text HTML or PDF formats, with pre-2000 backfiles available in JSTOR, another of Albertsons Library's databases.

Get 24-hour online access to BioOne, along with other new research databases such as Ethnic NewsWatch and Birds of North America, on the Albertsons Library Articles, Databases page.


Birds of North America Online

Albertsons Library is happy to announce a wonderful new resource for biology and environmental studies, the Raptor Center, and all those interested in birds and bird-watching—Birds of North America Online .

Birds of North America (BNA) focuses on breeding birds of the United States and Canada and each article includes information on the bird’s appearance, food habits, breeding, migration, population, conservation and management, and lots of other characteristics.

There are multimedia links to images and videos showing behavior, habitats, nests, eggs, and nestlings and to recordings of bird songs and calls. Birds are searchable by common or scientific name, order, family, and genus or through keyword.

The online content is updated frequently and recent revisions include: the Red-shouldered Hawk, the Northern Saw-whet Owl, the Rock Ptarmigan, the Glaucous-winged Gull, and the Vaux’s Swift. BNA uses streaming Quicktime for video files and RealPlayer files for audio files. Both programs are free and available for download from the BNA site.

Access to Birds of North America Online is available anytime through the Albertsons Library database page by selecting “Birds of North America.” From home, you’ll need your BroncoWeb ID and password to login.


ProjectMUSE database news

Interdisciplinary database ProjectMUSE now offers a new feature: "clickable" subject headings. Every article in ProjectMuse has subject headings that describe its content, and now you can click on those headings to find other articles on the same topics:
Linked subject headings are a powerful discovery tool for users. Following a subject heading link brings the user to an alphabetical listing of all current subject headings utilized for MUSE articles, with the selected heading as the entry point in the list. The researcher may then view additional articles that share the same subject heading, or peruse further articles with related headings. The list of subject headings is annotated with the current number of MUSE articles and reviews to which that heading is assigned.
You can find ProjectMUSE and many more research databases via our Articles, Databases link on the Library's homepage.


Library closed on Memorial Day

All Boise State University offices, including the Library, will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day. Please refer to the Hours page in the Library's homepage for Summer hours.


New Interdisciplinary Database Available: Ethnic Newswatch!

Do you want more than one point of view? Need a magazine or journal article written in Spanish for a class? Now you can get these and more! Albertsons Library proudly announces digital access to over 1,000,000 articles from minority and ethnic newspapers, magazines, and journals from 1990 to the present. Through the addition of Ethnic Newswatch (ENW) to our growing list of databases, we now offer faculty and students diverse perspectives and a valuable new resource for interdisciplinary study.

According to the publisher, Proquest, “ENW presents a comprehensive, full-text collection of nearly 1.6 million articles from more than 280 publications offering both national and regional coverage. While the content may mirror mainstream media coverage, the viewpoints are decidedly unique.” ENW offers the voices of “Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and multi-ethnic communities.” With such a diverse list of resources, Ethnic Newswatch will prove to be an excellent resource supporting study in numerous disciplines including: ethnic studies, cultural studies, gender studies, history, political science, communication, current events, literatures, languages, philosophy, social sciences, education, music, fine arts, mathematics, and sciences.

You can access Ethnic Newswatch any time by going to the Alberstons Library database page and clicking on “Ethnic Newswatch.” The library also offers access to ENW (and most of our other databases) from your home computer; you merely need your BroncoWeb ID and password to login. For more information, feel free to contact Amy Elliott, Reference Librarian, at x6-4302 or by email.


Major new database now available: Early English Books Online

Would you be interested in seeing an original copy of one of Shakespeare’s plays? Think you’d have to fly to London to do so? No longer! Albertsons Library is proud to announce the addition of digital access to over 110,000 rare and historical British texts published between 1473 and 1700. This collection, known as the database Early English Books Online (EEBO), will greatly enhance the ability of Boise State students and faculty to conduct primary research related to the literature, history, and culture of early England and colonial America.

According to Chadwyk-Healey, the publisher of EEBO, the database contains “virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.” With such a broad scope of materials, EEBO will enhance research and teaching across a variety of disciplines including literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.

Indeed, the library received a substantial number of letters from the campus community in support of the acquisition of EEBO. Faculty noted that databases like EEBO “bring the riches of archives to us” and allow students to “push the limits of their initiative, imagination and industry.” Students called it “essential for access to historical documents” and described how it enables them to “put in context the texts we read for our classes.”

Albertsons Library invites you to access EEBO at any time by going to our website and clicking on “Early English Books Online.” You can even use EEBO from home by logging in with your BroncoWeb ID and password. For more information contact Kim Leeder, Reference Librarian, by calling x6-1621 or by email.

Library hours are changing

The Albertsons Library will be open until 6:00 pm today, Thursday, May 15th. We will be open Friday, May 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th.
Please refer to the Hours page on the Library's homepage for the Summer semester schedule.


Library Grants Awarded

Albertsons Library is happy to announce the winners of its fourth annual round of Library Collection Development Grants. The Library is awarding grants to teams of faculty and library liaisons to purchase library material identified in the application process.

“We are very pleased with the success of the collection development grant program” said Peggy Cooper, Associate Dean, Library Collections. “The program has proven to be an excellent way to identify materials that enhance the Library’s collections in subject areas of importance to faculty and students. We believe that the benefits of the collection grant program extend to the entire university community. Congratulations to this year’s winners.”

The 2008 winners are:
  • Ross Burkhart and Richard Kinney, Political Science, and Nick Bazemore, Library: state and local government, developing countries, international political economy

  • Nere Lete, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Memo Cordova, Library: audiovisual materials, Basque Studies minor

  • Peter Lutze and Peter Wollheim, Communications, and Rick Stoddart, Library: film studies

  • Juli Pool, Early Childhood Studies, Keith Allred, Chair, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, and Sara Seely, Library: early childhood materials relating to disabilities.

  • Sergio Romero, Sociology, and Amy Elliot and Rick Stoddart, Library: ethnic studies (interdisciplinary)

  • Michelle Sabick, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and Beth Brin, Library: biomedical engineering

  • Arthur Scarritt, Sociology, and Rick Stoddart, Library: globalization (interdisciplinary)

  • Gail Shuck, English, and Kim Leeder, Albertsons Library: teaching English as a second language

  • John Ziker, Anthropology, and Memo Cordova, Library: economic and environmental anthropology; kinship and social organization; magic, witchcraft, and religion; and evolutionary theory.
Faculty members may want to start thinking about applying for next year’s grant cycle. For more information on the grant program visit http://library.boisestate.edu/CollDev/grants.shtm


Learn about ARTstor on YouTube

Need an image for your class? Check out ARTstor, an image database of approximately 700,000 images.

To learn about ARTstor on YouTube, go to
http://www.youtube.com/artstor .

ARTstor in 3 Minutes: Register for an ARTstor Account

ARTstor in 4 Minutes: Download Images to PowerPoint