New Database: Contemporary Women’s Issues

As part of an expansion across CUNY of Gale database coverage, we now have access to Contemporary Women’s Issues. Here is the vendor’s description:

Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI), a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press — with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women’s Issues includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Contemporary Women’s Issues compiles into a single collection, often overlooked and hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports to which most libraries do not subscribe, plus ephemeral literature from leading research institutes and grass roots organizations that is rarely indexed or cataloged.

Contemporary Women’s Issues records are indexed by 17 categories, including subject, region, article type and publication type. Basic searching on the Internet is easy — using keywords, with options to search full-text, enhanced titles, author or book author. Advanced searching is done using convenient pull-down menus for selecting indexed terms.

Links to this database can be found on the A-Z page and the women’s studies databases  page.

New Database: GrantForward

We’ve added a new database to the A-Z list: GrantForward. This resource is something that you and the faculty you work with may be especially interested in, as it allows one to search for funding opportunities or research partners for research projects.

If you want to take it a step further, you can create your own personal login and profile so that you can be notified of funding opportunities that match your areas of interest. You choose to make your profile public or private. Here is the public one I put together for myself that doesn’t have all my info yet but enough give you the gist of what you can do with the profile:

If you browse the profiles, you’ll see that many Baruch faculty have already set up profiles here.

New Database: Trade Catalogues and the American Home

We’ve added a new primary source collection to our databases: Trade Catalogues and the American Home. The collection includes hundreds of illustrated product catalogs and other marketing ephemera from 1850 – 1950. Links to this database can be found on the A – Z list of databases and on the history databases page. If you’d like to see a link to this database on other subject database pages, just let me know.

New Database: International Encyclopedia of Communication

We recently started a subscription to the International Encyclopedia of Communication (from Wiley-Blackwell). Links to this database can be found on the main databases page and on the database pages for communication studies and for dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Records for this database are not yet indexed by Ex Libris for inclusion in the Primo Central Index, which means that the records can’t be found in OneSearch. The main point of access is by going directly to the database.

New Database: Periodicals Archive Online

We now have access to a new database, Periodicals Archive Online, that is on the ProQuest platform. Somewhat like JSTOR, this database offers backfiles of scholarly journals as well as to a number of magazines, in some cases all the way back to the early 1800s. There is a link to the database on the main databases page.

It is expected that we’ll be able to discover records for these articles in OneSearch soon. We’re working with the CUNY Office of Library Services to determine which specific collections in SFX we need to activate.

New Database: Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

We’ve recently started a subscription to a collection of streaming videos that demonstrate all aspects of physical examination for health care providers. The database is called Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination and is linked to on the main databases page as well as the listings of nursing databases and health databases.

The collection is not yet indexed in the Primo Central Index, which means that records are not yet discoverable in OneSearch. The main point of access for now will be within the database itself.

New Database: Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

We now have a subscription to a new collection on the ProQuest Historical Newspapers platform: Amsterdam News (1922-1993). There is a link to it on the A-Z databases page (under Amsterdam News) and on the page listing news databases.

Records for these articles aren’t yet discoverable in OneSearch (Ex Libris hasn’t yet indexed them yet for inclusion in the Primo Central Index, as the collection is too new). For the near future, the sole point of access to these articles will be through the database itself.