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Library Updates – New Databases and Resources Now Available!

The Georgia Southern University Libraries are excited to announce the following updates to our collections:

All University of Chicago Press Journals Now Available on New Platform
As part of consolidation, all campuses now have access to all University of Chicago Press journals via the University of Chicago Press Journals database. This database provides access to over 70 scholarly publications that cover a wide range of disciplines, from the humanities and the social sciences to the life and physical sciences. Browse the title list here.

For Savannah and Liberty Campuses / Lane Library, University of Chicago Press Journals via Lane Library’s A-Z database list.

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access University of Chicago Press Journals via the A-Z Database List.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 Is Now OpenDissertations
OpenDissertations, formerly American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955, is a free electronic theses and dissertations database offering access to more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations.

OpenDissertations extends the work started in 2014, when EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations, which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present.

For Savannah and Liberty Campuses / Lane Library, access OpenDissertations online at http://www.opendissertations.com/

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access OpenDissertations via the A-Z Database List.

HathiTrust Digital Library Is Now Available Via the A-Z Database List
HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of research institutions and libraries that preserves and provides access to digitized content from library collections. HathiTrust includes content under copyright as well as public domain items that have been digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and library initiatives.

“Full View” items may be viewed by anyone since they are no longer protected by copyright or have been given open access permission.

“Limited (search only)” items are still under copyright protection. Although they can’t be viewed online through the HathiTrust, you are searching their contents when you do a search. If you find something of interest, check the library’s GIL-Find catalog to locate it at Georgia Southern or another University of Georgia System library. If the item is not listed in GIL-Find, you may be able to borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.

For Savannah and Liberty Campuses / Lane Library, access HathiTrust Digital Library online at https://www.hathitrust.org/

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access HathiTrust Digital Library via the A-Z Database List.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers Are Now Available On and Off-Campus
Working papers may now be downloaded on and off-campus via the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) database.

NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization founded in 1920, dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. The NBER is the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization.

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) via the A-Z Database List, GIL-Find, and Discover. 

OverDrive Updated Interface & Recently Added Titles for Summer
Just in time for summer, OverDrive has an updated user interface, as well as the University Libraries have added numerous new titles to our collection. OverDrive allows you to browse and read or listen to popular eBooks and audiobooks directly on your computer or mobile device. Browse our new titles here.

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access OverDrive via the A-Z Database List and GIL-Find. 

Updates to Chadwyck-Healy Collections – Please Use Literature Online (Lion)
The following Chadwyck-Healy databases have been superseded by the Literature Online (LION) database and will be removed from the library website this summer. This May, GALILEO will remove access to these databases, at which time the University Libraries will redirect all links to Literature Online (LION). On July 1, 2018, these links will be removed.

Please begin using Literature Online (LION) in replacement of the following databases now.

  • African-American Poetry: 1760-1900
  • American Poetry 1: 1600-1900
  • American Poetry 2: 1901-1997
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • The Bible in English
  • English Poetry: 600-1900

For Savannah and Liberty Campuses / Lane Library, access Literature Online (LION) via the A-Z Database List.

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access Literature Online (LION) via the A-Z Database List and GIL-Find.

HeinOnline – Trial Now Available through December 14, 2018
This summer and fall, the University Libraries is conducting a trial of HeinOnline. This resource is available to the University community through December 14, 2018.

HeinOnline is the world’s largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,500 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline 18-database package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.

For Savannah and Liberty Campuses / Lane Library, access HeinOnline via the A-Z Database List.

For Statesboro Campus / Henderson Library, access HeinOnline via the A-Z Database List.

For more information, Ask Us!

  • Zach S. Henderson Library: Contact the Research Services Desk at askzach@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5645.
  • Lane Library: Contact the Reference Desk at 912-344-3026.
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