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New and Updated Databases for Fall

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

 

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Now Available
The Gun Regulation and Legislation in America database is now available to all Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff via the A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern. HeinOnline provides this database to the University free of charge.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America brings together more than 500 titles dealing with gun regulation in the United States. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.

 

Bibliography of the History of Art | International Bibliography of Art Is Now Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA | Répertoire international de la littérature de l’art (RILA)
The Bibliography of the History of Art | International Bibliography of Art is now Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA | Répertoire international de la littérature de l’art (RILA). Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA | Répertoire international de la littérature de l’art (RILA) provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. The Getty Institute provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l’art (RILA) for no charge on its Web site. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007. The Getty Web site offers both basic and advanced search modules for BHA and RILA, and they can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements.

RILA covers the years 1975–1989. It was produced at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and Michael Rinehart was the editor-in-chief. In 1982, Getty began to support RILA, and in 1990 the Getty began to collaborate with INIST-CNRS to produce the BHA, which was a merger of RILA and the Répertoire d’art et d’archéologie.

Download a list of journals cited in BHA here. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. The link above leads to a list of names and ISSNs of each of those journals. BHA includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. Thus, many of the journals on this list are covered partially, as only some of their articles are within BHA’s scope.

 

Credo Reference Platform Updates
The Credo Reference database has been updated to include an updated university logo; updated external database and reference service links; a streamlined search box; and enriched search results with new types of content, such as the Mind Map. Credo Reference is available via the A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

Credo Reference contains entries from encyclopedias on all subjects, including the full content of the Credo Academic Core collection. The Academic Core Collection covers the primary disciplines of Higher Education, providing students with the reference tools they need to perform research at any level of study. With regular updates, this Collection includes over 650 titles with particular emphasis on subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,000 short reference videos, nearly 300,000 high-resolution art images, and thousands of additional images across all subject areas. Subject coverage is especially diverse and equipped to address all key disciplines. Combining authoritative content with innovative, customizable technology that links users of reference through to all their library resources, this collection is available for subscription.

 

IEEE Xplore Search Engine Updates
IEEE Xplore has a new search engine that supports the following enhancements:

  • The ability to include wildcards with phrased searches
  • The ability to include search operators such as AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and ONEAR via the Basic Search
  • Search that is optimized across a variety of file types including PDF, HTML, audio, and video
  • An improved process for saved searches
  • A foundation for future platform enhancements such as semantic enrichment, smarter recommendations, and concept/entity extraction

All saved searches and search histories will carry over to the new system. There may be instances where the number of results returned may be slightly different than expected due to the change in search logic so we recommend that all users review their new results and modify the query, if needed. To expand the number of results returned, you can include an OR operator between multiple term searches. For more information, please visit the IEEE Xplore Resources Center.

IEEE Xplore features articles, scientific and technical content, including IET Electronic Library (IEL), published by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Xplore is available via the A-Z Database List and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

 

IntelliConnect Is Now Cheetah
IntelliConnect is now Cheetah. Designed in partnership with a variety of legal professionals, Cheetah is a new and innovative platform that re-envisions the legal research experience. Combining a simple and intuitive interface with Wolters Kluwer’s highly regarded insights and expertise, Cheetah enables you to do faster, more accurate research that integrates seamlessly with your workflows. Cheetah includes information from the print Mutual Funds Guide and covers documents, reports, and policies on securities, as well as papers on banking, capital changes, trade regulation, telecommunication, information technology, and federal energy. For more information, see Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah training site.

The legacy IntelliConnect interface will remain available until Wolters Kluwer retires this platform in late 2018. The University Libraries will remove all links to IntelliConnect when this occurs. Until then, to access the legacy IntelliConnect interface, see these instructions.

Cheetah currently is available via the A-Z Database List and the GIL-Find Catalog.

 

South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive Platform Update
The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive has now been migrated to the updated Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive. The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries.

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive will be removed from the A-Z database list effective immediately. Please use the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive database link or the Libraries’ Quick Start Guide to access these materials. The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is available via the A-Z Database List and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

 

The Math Forum: Student Center No Longer Open Access, Removed from A-Z Database List
The Math Forum: Student Center is no longer available as an Open Access resource and has been removed from the A-Z database effective immediately. Please contact your library liaison for alternative resources.

 

For more information, Ask Us!

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

 

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