The purpose of the blog is to connect patrons to the vast resources available in the Cornell Library.
Posts often correspond with current events and materials we have at the Library related to those events. Not only do posts highlight specific resources, and faculty work, but they also offer tips as to how to use search terms within JULIEN to find materials.
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Have you heard that Californians turn to rain dances to pray for water? Did you know that Academy Award-winning actor Jared Leto say pipeline is ‘bigger mistake’ than Vietnam War? Are you trying to keep up with the nuclear crisis issues? You can find all the answers on Environment & Energy (E&E)’s five daily online publications. E&E publications inlcude GreenWire, EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, and E&ENews PM.
- EnergyWire: The Politics and Business of Unconventional Energy.
- ClimateWire: The Politics and Business of Climate Change.
- E&E Daily: The Best Way to Track Congress.
- Greenwire: The Leader in Energy and Environmental Policy News.
- E&ENews PM: Late-Breaking Energy and Environmental Policy News
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- U.S. federal legislation
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Got questions? Don’t hesitate to ask any of our reference librarians!
I know it’s a little late this month for me to introduce the Database of the Month. I apologize for the delay due to my time away in China. But I’m still very thrilled to bring you another fabulous resource students and faculty use a lot and love it– Ebrary. Ebrary is a multidisciplinary database of full texts of over 70,000 scholarly e-books in 16 subjects. Ebrary added over 4,100 multidisciplinary e-books from multiple well known publishers such as Harvard University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, and other leading publishers.
Some of you may have been using a great function Ebrary offers — downloading! You can download e-books onto your computer and multiple devices. And try Ebrary’s app for the Android or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!
New to Ebrary? Want to learn more perks such as highlighting and taking notes? Check out the Quick Start Guide.
Have more questions about downloading a title in Ebrary? See our FAQ page or Ask a Librarian!
Starting January this year, we are going to have “Database of the Month” for 12 months of 2014. We would like to introduce and promote one database each month for our students, faculty and staff, for you to incorporate it into your research. For January we present one of the most popular databases on campus — JSTOR.
Given the popularity of JSTOR and its wide research needs, the library recently has acquired more contents on JSTOR. Woohoo! The new content provides core journals in several additional disciplines including: archaeology; classics; and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies. The added collection also represents the largest cluster of health policy titles in JSTOR and the largest collection of international titles with over 15 countries represented.
Some of you may already know JSTOR is a full text database that contains back-issues articles. Some of the most recent published journal issues may not be available. However, several publishers provide links to the recent content on their own website, and you can include these article citations in your JSTOR search by checking the “Include links to external contents.”
Here’s a tutorial from JSTOR YouTube channel to get your started on the Advance Search.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate ask a reference librarian, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding accessing databases, please contact Chenfang, email@example.com. or 831-1445.