Looking for Journal Titles

If you are looking for specific journal titles and would like to know:

a) Do we have a specific journal?

b) In what format do we have the journal (in print or online)?

c) What is the coverage of the journal?

d) What journals do we have within certain subject areas?

…then you can use the Journal Titles finder on the Consortium Library website. Go to Journal Titles in the main box and then type in your journal title or search by subject for a list of titles.

Tip: If the journal that you are looking for is in online format, you will be able to see what databases the journal is in and link directly to it.

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Have you tried Google Scholar yet?

Google Scholar is another way to search for scholarly literature across multiple disciplines from one place.  Google Scholar finds articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

And the most important thing! Be sure to access Google Scholar through the library’s homepage to turn on “Check Library for Full Text,” a value-added feature that will identify if the item is in the library’s print and/or electronic collection.

The best way to get there is to select “Databases” from the library homepage, and choose “G” from the alphabetical list.

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Alaska Lunch

Our current exhibit in the great room of the Library is all about food in Alaska, with items from the Rare Books collection including cookbooks from the state. After the success (or at least entertainment value) of last year’s Convalescent’s Banquet, … Continue reading

Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster By Angela Day http:…

Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster
By Angela Day

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A quarter-century later, recalling the widespread woe of Exxon Valdez
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“Red Light to Starboard” is an exceptional piece of narrative history. The story of one person harmed by the Exxon Valdez oil spill forms the backbone of this book, which weaves personal experience within the larger narrative.
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KRUA radio opportunities and more discussed this week on Informania, Thursday at 5pm, 88.1FM, kruaradio.org.

Connor Keesecker, KRUA Station Manager, and recent University of Alaska Anchorage graduate in International Studies, shares information about his experience at KRUA and the great opportunities available for students and community members at UAA’s student radio station.  To find out more about how to get involved at KRUA go to www.kruaradio.org.

Sources mentioned this week on Informania include:

Mango Languages, available to Alaskans through sled.alaska.edu.

Archive.org, a great resource for historical text, video and audio collections.

The Economist, a resource for current world news.

BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.), a resource for world news from a United Kingdom perspective.

Al Jezeera, English version of Arabic news resource.

Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society with UAA student chapter.

Goodbye LexisNexis, Hello Westlaw

If you use LexisNexis to find business and legal information, there’s a change coming to our database lineup that you’ll want to know about. Our access to LexisNexis will end on July 31, 2015. Earlier this year, we purchased Westlaw, a database that also provides business and legal information. If you’ve been using LexisNexis for your research, give Westlaw a try. If you have any questions about using Westlaw (or any of our other databases, for that matter), you can call, email, or chat with a Reference Librarian by visiting http://ask.consortiumlibrary.org/.

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Scenes in the archives

We frequently get asked: “what’s your favorite [collection/photo/document/etc]?” That’s a hard question to answer! And it’s usually dependent on what we’ve had our hands on recently. By turns funny, sad, poignant, thoughtful, it can vary. This week, though, we’ve been … Continue reading
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"It's like a library dying when they pass away." http://bit.ly/1FqtNDg

"It's like a library dying when they pass away." http://bit.ly/1FqtNDg


Ways of real people: Scholars document traditional Yup'ik life by talking to elders who lived it
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A library of ancient knowledge drawn directly from the memories and stories of Yup’ik elders who lived the old ways -- before children went to Western schools, before year-round villages, before village stores, before shopping on Amazon -- is quietly being produced before the opportunities are lost.
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