Educational video content designed with clips that target the needs of educators using new digital delivery in the classroom. Includes science, history, and drama. Access is available from on the AUM campus only.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States (Online Edition) is on trial through ProQuest. This resource requires a login for access. Please call the AUM Library Reference Desk at 244-3649 for the username and password.
Trials can be accessed at http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials
IntelliConnect from CCH is not available for off campus use at this time. The problems have been reported to CCH. This is a “known issue” that is happening with a number of libraries. They are documenting the problems, and sending it to their technical engineers for resolution.
For now, students will need to do their Intelliconnect work on campus, in the Library or in the labs. Campus wifi is set up to be authenticated through the Library’s proxy server like an off campus user, so it is also expected to be unavailable via wireless. Users will need to access IntelliConnect from one of the wired labs on campus.
Updates will be made here as more is determined regarding this issue and a resolution is reached.
The AUM Library is changing our journal finder service.
Immediately noticeable, the search box at the top of the database pages will now send users to our EBSCO A to Z Service, rather than SerialsSolutions. The function of the search box should be comparable to the previous journal finder search, but during the transition period, data at the back end may not be completely accurate. The process should be completed within two weeks, so please bear with us.
During the next few weeks, users may find that links from within one resource to another may not work. Again, this is due to the data at the back end needing to be updated and completed, and should be resolved soon.
EBSCO A to Z integrates more types resources than SerialsSolutions, including not only full text databases, but e-books, abstracting and indexiong databases, and specialized resources, such as the Cochrane Library and the Bureau of National Affairs databases, making this a valluable addition to our resource finding tools.
Thank you for your patience as we make the transition to this new resource.
ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.
The scheduled length of the upgrade will span all day Saturday and part of Sunday, so please plan your research accordingly. ScienceDirect is expected to be up and running again by Sunday afternoon or evening.
Additionally, the Cochrane Library will be down for maintenance for approximately two hours between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Saturday, August 25th.
Samantha McNeilly, Library Associate, was awarded the 2012 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Award. Retired Librarian Betty Tims attended the luncheon to present McNeilly with the award and offer congratulations. This award is given annually to Library employees who: demonstrate outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to an improvement in library services to patrons; demonstrate dedicated effort in providing or improving access to the holdings of the AUM Library; offer quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations.
(“People @ aum.” Auburn Montgomery News & Headlines Weekly. Aug. 6-12, 2012. 6 Aug 2012. E-mail.)
We’ve added four new databases to the Library’s webpages and have trials in place for an additional three databases!
First, the databases we have recently subscribed to:
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I, which features indexing and abstracts of dissertations and theses from around the world, going as far back as 1861.
Web Of Science and Journal Citation Reports, both products of the Institute for Scientific Information, provide journal and article citation metrics, as well as providing both broad overviews of journal and article usage and journal-impact rankings for individual journals.
Biological Abstracts is an online version of the printed work of the same title, providing an index index to the world’s life sciences journal literature, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Biological Abstracts covers from 1926 to present.
And now, on to the trial databases!
We have three databases currently under trial, available from the AUM Libguides “Trial & Test Databases” page. These databases are:
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, which provides more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, and covers a range of topics in criminal justice. This trial expires March 31, 2012.
Medline Complete which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. This trial expires March 31, 2012.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm includes several newspapers from around the united States, including the New York Times. Coverage in this database goes back to 2008. This database trial ends March 14, 2012.
Thank you for your time, and enjoy the new materials!
We’ve added two databases to the Library’s webpages:
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities helps researchers match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts. The searchable Directory provides contact information, review process data, manuscript specifications and guidelines, acceptance rates, and publication information for each journal.
SciFinder Web replaces the old SciFinder Scholar with a web-accessible system, so that it is now available from off campus for registered users. Articles, patents, book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations indexed by Chemical Abstracts Service from 1907 to the present are available for searching in SciFinder Web. Searching can be done by keyword, structure, reaction, chemical name or CAS Registry Number. First time users must create a user name and password using the following form from on the AUM campus: Scifinderweb New User Registration.
The AUM Library will be upgrading its Circulation, Cataloguing, and Acquisitions system this Sunday beginning at 6:00 a.m. During this time the online catalog will be unavailable.
While the online catalog is down, users should go to http://aum.worldcat.org or follow the link to WorldCat Local found at http://aumnicat.aum.edu/articles/indexes/ejournals.html (entry #114, towards the bottom of the list) in order to search our holdings.
It is expected that the upgrade will be finished before the Library opens at 1:00 pm Sunday and that normal operations will remain unaffected. Also, please note that this does not affect the online databases which will remain available during the upgrade process.
Thank you for your time and patience as we make this routine upgrade.
Effective Oct. 31, 2008, EBSCOHost’s Literary Reference Center will be discontinued from subscription through the Alabama Virtual Library, due to budget constraints.
The Library has recently licensed a new database: CultureGrams.
CultrureGrams is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.
CultureGrams consists of four editions: the World edition, the Kids edition (a child-friendly interface), the States edition, which deals with specific states of the United States, and the Provinces edition, providing information on Canadian provinces. Included in the database are flags, musical recordings, short videos, and tools such as currency converters and current time listings from countries around the world. There is even a section on indigenous foods and recipes for preparing them.
Access the CultureGrams database
CultureGrams is a product of the ProQuest company and Brigham Young University. Access to this database is funded by AUM technology fees.