Author Archives: dcarle

Earthquake! There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on ….

Can your building handle an earthquake?  Need to know the specs for designing structures in earthquake-prone areas like Alaska?  Find out in one of the Consortium Library’s many full text eBooks available in EngNetBase (CRC), Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill), or Earth & Environmental Science (Springer).  Or try QuickSearch and limit to Books/eBooks to find them all.

 

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A video is worth a thousand words…

… especially if you are trying to describe or teach someone how to do a scientific experiment.  No worries.  JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, can help.

Begun in 2006, JoVE is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal dedicated to publishing scientific research in a visual format.  Thousands of video articles from top research institutions worldwide have been published in JoVE.

You’ll find JoVE in the list of journals available through the Consortium Library.  Have a look!

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On this day in London, 1785 …

Did you know that the Consortium Library has access to the historical archive of The Times, London’s major newspaper, from 1785 to 2004?

Do some primary source research on the French Revolution or the War of 1812 (from the English perspective), Jack the Ripper or Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, Lord Horatio Nelson or Charles Darwin, or any one of a number of topics. It even includes Letters to the Editor and Classified and Display Advertising.

Or find out what was happening on your birthday in London 100 or 200+ years ago!

You’ll find it under Times Digital Archive, 1785-2004 on the Databases page.

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In need of significant primary research literature? Try Annual Reviews!

Need literature reviews for topics in Anthropology? Environment and Resources? Psychology? Political Science? Public Health? Sociology? Not to mention Biochemistry? Computer Science? Earth and Planetary Science? Physics?

Explore the Library’s expanded coverage of this great resource.  Take a look at the full list of available Annual Reviews titles here.

Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up-to-date in your area of research.  Annual Reviews are comprehensive, authoritative reviews in a variety of subject fields across the Sciences and Social Sciences, and rank among the most highly cited sources in the literature.

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Are you pro or con?

If you have to write a paper presenting one side or the other of an issue or argument, then check out Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

One of the Library’s many full text online resources, Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides a broad range of information from primary source documents, newspaper articles, essays and articles from magazines and journals, images, videos, and much more.  Hundreds of current social topics from Airport Security and Cyberbullying to the Occupy Movement and Vaccines are included.

There’s even a Search Tips reference with helpful hints to get you started.

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