New Resource: Standard & Poor’s Global Credit Portal

Syracuse University Library now provides access to the public finance portions of Standard & Poor’s Global Credit Portal. This source is invaluable for anyone conducting comprehensive research into government bond issues and other securities tied to finance of U.S. local and regional governments.

Explore S&P’s ratings and reports on government sectors that include education (higher education, K-12 and charter schools), health care, transportation, utilities, housing and more. Review close to two decade’s worth of S&P’s analysis of municipal finance instruments in the U.S., accessing information on ratings upgrades and downgrades and other analytical commentary.

S&P’s advanced search engine allows a researcher to hone in on a specific U.S. state, a bond issuer by name, or a search by CUSIP number. Additional detailed menus allow drilling down into narrower sub-categories of securities types within each sector.

ACCESS NOTE: This subscription is limited to five (5) simultaneous users at any one time.

To access Standard & Poor’s Global Credit Portal (Public Finance U.S.), enter “global credit portal” into the databases search engine on the Library home page or click on the “Electronic Resource – Get It” link on this SU Library catalog page:

For additional information or assistance, contact Public Administration Subject Specialist Librarian, Michael Pasqualoni.

New resource: Elsevier Biology series

The Library now subscribes to the entire Elsevier Biology series, including current issues and all previous volumes. In addition, current subscriptions were changed from print to online. Titles are:
Advances in applied microbiology (vol. 1, 1959 -)
Advances in cancer research (vol. 1, 1953 -)
Advances in carbohydrate chemistry (vol. 1, 1945 – vol. 23, 1968)
Advances in carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry (vol. 24, 1970 -)
Advances in microbial physiology (vol. 1, 1967 – )
Advances in protein chemistry (vol. 1, 1948 – vol. 75, 2008)
Advances in protein chemistry & structural biology (vol. 75, 2008 -)
Advances in virus research (vol. 1, 1953 – )
Current topics in membranes and transport (vol.1, 1971 – vol. 49, 1999)
Current topics in membranes (vol. 50, 2000)
Methods in cell biology (vol. 1, 1964 – )

Library adds 17 new Nature titles

The Library recently subscribed to 17 additional Nature e-journal titles, made possible through a collaboration with the North East Research Libraries consortium. The Library now offers Nature‘s complete Physical Science collection, as well as all of Nature‘s Research & Reviews collection (except for clinical practice titles). These are in addition to current subscriptions to the flagship journal Nature, plus Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Genetics, Nature Geoscience, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Physics, and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.
New titles are:

Nature Immunology
Nature Medicine
Nature Methods
Nature Neuroscience
Nature Protocols
Nature Reviews Cancer
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
Nature Reviews Genetics
Nature Reviews Immunology
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell B
Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Nature Chemical Biology
Nature Photonics

To review the complete list of titles, search Nature as a vendor on the Locate tab of the E-Journal Locator.

New online Chemistry resources

The Library recently acquired two important online reference works in Chemistry.The Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology is the premier work for chemical engineering, and e-EROS, the online version of the Encyclopedia of Reagents of Organic Synthesis.

e-EROS is described as “the one source for in-depth information on reagents and catalysts at your fingertips,” offering systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic synthesis. The A to Z listing covers classical reagents, new “designer” reagents and catalysts. e-EROS has been designed and developed by chemists for chemists to enable the user to find the most suitable reagent or catalyst for performing particular reactions. A variety of searching options are available that mirror the way chemists think.