AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last month. There are two new Animations on Functions of RNA and Regulating Development.

 

New Research Reviews include:

There are four new briefings:

Finally, take a look at the new video biography of Christopher T. Walsh, winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.

Great news about StarID!

Great news for DCTC students and employees! You can now use your StarID username and password to access all of the Library’s online resources while off campus. You can still use your barcode or Aleph Patron ID if you already have one, but first-time Library users no longer have to wait for us to manually activate their accounts. This has been on our wishlist for years.

Give it a try. See our list of Online Resources, click on one that sounds interesting, and log in with your StarID when you see the prompt. Please e-mail library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 if you have any questions. Enjoy!

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 657 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

LexisNexis Academic enhancements

LexisNexis Academic has released several new enhancements, including new search forms for Tax Law and Accounting. You’ll also find:

  • Advanced Options:
    • Date year drop down expanded to 30 years
    • Additional options for restricting by date: date is today, previous week, previous year, etc.
    • Ability to select more than one source using the Source word wheel
    • Ability to add relevancy threshold to Index Terms search
  • All News form:
    • Addition of U.S. Newspapers and Business and Industry News checkboxes
    • Addition of search with Index Terms (all three news forms)
  • Redesigned Landmark Cases
  • New “All” option in searching state statutes and regulations – search across all statutory and regulatory content from a particular state

Details and screenshots are available in the LexisNexis Academic Knowledge Center.

New titles in Films On Demand

Films On Demand added 255 new videos in July, bringing our streaming video collection up to 15,814 titles. Take a look!

New CQ Researcher reports

Check out these recent CQ Researcher reports on college athletes, toxic chemicals, and self-driving cars:


Paying College Athletes
By Reed Karaim
July 11, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 25
Are players school employees?


Regulating Toxic Chemicals
By Jennifer Weeks
July 18, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 26
Do hazardous substances need stricter
oversight?


Future of Cars
By David Hosansky
July 25, 2014 • Volume 24, Issue 27
Are Americans ready for self-driving
vehicles?

New materials in Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion added 42 new materials this month. Here’s the latest update:

July Monthly Materials Update

New materials include braided wallcovering, resin panels containing fiber optics, and semi-solid clear water gel.

AccessScience update

AccessScience has added lots of new content in the last month. For faculty, there are two new Curriculum Maps on Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering.

 

New Research Reviews include:

There are eight new briefings:

Finally, take a look at the new video biographies of 2014 Franklin Award winners Edmund M. Clarke, Shunichi Iwasaki, and Mark Kryder.

LexisNexis Academic webinars

LexisNexis Academic is an excellent resource for news, business, and legal research. Learn how to get the most out of this database with these free webinars:


LexisNexis Academic
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to the most news, business, and legal information available from one interface. Newly redesigned with a simplified, single-search box and improved search options, this research tool provides streamlined access to the credible information students and faculty need. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

LexisNexis Academic – Legal Research
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on legal and criminal justice resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – News
Learn how this premier general reference tool provides access to comprehensive, credible news, business, and legal information from one interface. This webinar will focus on news resources within LN Academic.

LexisNexis Academic – Shepard’s®
Shepard’s® is an extremely important part of legal research. Once you have found a case that is relevant to your research, you must verify that it is still good law. The webinar will cover the features and benefits of using Shepard’s® on-line.

New titles in Credo Reference

Credo Reference has added or updated the following 11 titles since June:

Our Credo Reference collection now includes 654 reference ebooks and over 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!
AG5 Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia HV7436 Guns in American Society QH367 Princeton Guide to Evolution