Featured Database: Credo Reference

There is one resource you should keep in mind whenever you are starting a research paper of whenever you just want to find a credible overview of a topic: Credo Reference, a full-text online reference collection of more than 360 titles from over 60 publishers. It features over three million entries from atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, and other reference books on a wide range of subjects covering the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and technology. Credo Reference includes more than 10,000 topic pages presenting background information, images, links to articles and suggestions for further reading. Included are images, audio files, maps, video clips, Flash animation, and a dynamic table creation/export feature. The Concept Map helps you develop your research topic by exploring related concepts.

The tools in Credo Reference are designed to help you get started on a research assignment, saving your time by delivering authoritative definitions and steering you to book and journal sources for further reading. Give it a try!

You can find Credo Reference in the Databases by title box on the Librarytab in myRedDragon.

Inter/Action Film Nov. 21@ 7 pm in Sperry 205: “Up Heartbreak Hill”

Memorial Library contributes to the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s Inter/Action theme with a screening of the film “Up Heartbreak Hill” next Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 PM in Sperry 205.

“Up Heartbreak Hill chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, NM — Thomas, an elite runner, Tamara, an academic superstar, and Gabby, an aspiring photographer — as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school. As graduation nears, they must decide whether or not to stay in their community — a place inextricably woven into the fiber of their beings — or leave in pursuit of opportunities elsewhere. Up Heartbreak Hill examines the ways in which we define ourselves, and the broader issues surrounding what it means to be Native American in the contemporary world.”

It played at the 2012 Cleveland International Film Festival and aired in July 2012 on the PBS series “P.O.V.” Have a look at the trailer on YouTube: “Up Heartbreak Hill”

The screening is sponsored by Memorial Library, the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC), the Native American Studies Committee and the Auxiliary Services Corporation.

 Please consider joining us next Thursday evening!

Featured Database: Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is a great database to find scholarly articles for your research papers on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the presents, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education and much more. This database provides selective indexing of historical articles from thousands of journals in a wide variety of languages from more than 90 countries and database includes book citations, dissertations and theses, and coverage extends to related disciplines such as archeology, anthropology and sociology.

In addition to standard search features, Historical Abstracts with Full Text allows for searching by time period, a major advantage given the extensive range of its coverage.

You can find Historical Abstracts on the Library tab in myRedDragon in the box Databases by Title. Also check out the History Research Guide for additional resources on your topic!

Featured Database: Environment Complete

Environment Complete is an EBSCOhost database that specializes in journal articles and monographs from the subject areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.  Environment Complete provides full text for over 600 of the most heavily-used journals in these disciplines, and contains over 1,772,000 records total.  The database’s holdings go back to the 1940s, and include articles from over 1500 domestic and international titles.  Monograph coverage includes full text from sources like the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History.

You can find Environment Complete on the Library tab in myRedDragon in the box: Databases by title.