ProQuest scheduled maintenance on August 18, 2018

A number of ProQuest databases will be unavailable beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 through 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19 for scheduled maintenance.

During this time, access to all ProQuest resources will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Research databases

  • ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Dialog (dialog.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • ProQuest Research Companion

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot

Additionally, ebook titles in ProQuest Ebook Central will be affected from noon-5 p.m. on August 18.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Classic Catalog changes on August 14

On Tuesday morning, August 14, the URL address for the Classic Catalog will change to catalog.syr.edu. Even though old addresses will still be accepted, users should change links they have saved or bookmarked from “http://summit.syr.edu” to “https://catalog.syr.edu.

If you need assistance accessing the Classic Catalog, or updating bookmarks using the new URL, please contact Library IT Services at lisd@syr.edu.

Libraries add Oxford Scholarship Online

Access an online library of over 14,000 outstanding academic books from Oxford University Press.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law, OSO is an essential research resource for student, scholar, and academic alike, no matter what their subject specialty. Launched in 2003 with four subject modules, OSO is now available in the below 20 subject areas:

New books are added to OSO every month, bringing works from up-and-coming academics online, alongside the classic scholarship of established and award-winning names, including Nobel Laureates. Download a full list of available titles.

OSO is part of University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), a platform formed by OUP in partnership with other leading presses across the globe. With UPSO, users can easily search across tens of thousands of books published by partner presses from across the world, meaning they no longer have to sort through different resources to find the works they need.

For more information, contact collection development and analysis librarian Anne Rauh at aerauh@syr.edu.

Resource Spotlight: Oxford Handbooks Online

Handbooks are essential resources in the humanities, social sciences, and other academic areas. Oxford Handbooks Online, a new addition to SU Libraries’ collections, offers nearly 900 handbook titles published by Oxford University Press from 2004 to the present.

Each handbook offers a thorough introduction to research topics as well as a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in that field. Coverage spans sixteen disciplines, from music, history, and law to archaeology, political science, and religion. Content is browsable by discipline, title, and chapter, and all chapters are full-text searchable. External links to sources cited in the bibliographies of each chapter are included, facilitating easy access to the full text of other related sources.

Access is for an unlimited number of simultaneous users, so these titles are suitable for use as textbooks as well as for individual research. Each chapter is viewable in HTML or is downloadable as a PDF, and static URLs are available for posting in Blackboard reading lists.

Review:

Fisher, J. (2013). Oxford Handbooks Online. Choice, 50(11), 1980. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1400461290?accountid=14214

Digitalia Hispanica

To complement its growing print and digital collections, the Libraries have added Digitalia Hispanica, a global academic database of e-books and e-journals in Spanish, with access to thousands of sources from publishers such as Anthropos, Biblioteca Nueva, Calambur, El Ruedo Iberico. New publishers are being added each year. The comprehensive Spanish language collection contains a wide range of titles related to science, social science, history, philosophy, political science, art, literature, and linguistics.

Digitalia Hispanica includes journal coverage for titles such as Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos, Hispanica, and Revista de Literatura.

The collection is searchable in Spanish or English. The texts can be read, downloaded,or listened to in Spanish or translated to English. The site is similar to Summon, offering many search options and filtering by the subject.

For further reading:

GOBI(R) Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Digitalia Hispanica to Provide Spanish E-Book Content through GOBI(R).” PRWeb Newswire 2 Feb. 2017. Business Insights: Essentials. Web. 9 Mar. 2018

Ann Skiold, Librarian for Fine Arts, Spanish and Italian Language and Literature.