New Resource: Oxford Bibliographies Online

The Library now subscribes to the following subject areas of Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) provided by Oxford University Press:

  • Atlantic History
  • Biblical Studies
  • Buddhism
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Hinduism
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Public Health
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Sociology
  • Victorian Literature

OBO is a library of discipline-based subject modules created by leading scholars. Each guide includes the most important and significant sources in a specific area of study, with unique editorial commentary to show how the cited sources are interrelated. The citations promote discoverability as they link out to the sources via your library collection or through Google books and more.

All articles receive multiple peer reviews and editorial board vetting to provide reliable and balanced coverage. Articles are regularly updated by their authors so that information in this resource is always current and accurate. In addition to updating existing articles, new topic guides are added on a regular schedule to expand the scope and extent of each subject module in the library.

For more information, see

World News Connection database now available

Syracuse University Library now hosts a campus-wide subscription to the international news media monitoring database known as World News Connection (formerly known as FBIS). This news database can be accessed by S.U. affiliated students, faculty, staff by entering the title in the Databases search box on Alternatively, use this direct URL, which is also suitable for embedding by faculty into course websites, Blackboard, etc.:

About World News Connection®***

New information is entered into WNC hourly within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. World News Connection® (WNC) is an online news service, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information.

Particularly effective in its coverage of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.

The material in WNC is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Open Source Center (OSC), a U.S. government agency. For over 60 years, analysts from OSC’s domestic and overseas bureaus have monitored timely and pertinent open-source materials, including gray literature. Uniquely, WNC allows you to take advantage of the intelligence gathering experience of OSC.

The information is obtained from full text and summaries of newspaper articles, websites, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. New information is entered into WNC hourly every day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.

For more information about World News Connection, or other SU Library news and media databases, contact public communications and political science subject specialist librarian, Michael Pasqualoni at (315) 443-3715

***Source: World News Connection Website

Education Research Complete: a new Library database

Education Research Complete is the most authoritative online resource for education research. It is a bibliographic and full-text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database covers more than 2,300 journals and includes full text for over 1,400 of them. This database also includes full text for more than 550 books and monographs, as well as numerous education-related conference papers.

To access the database, point your browser to Education Research Complete.

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Mary DeCarlo.

FORENSICnetBASE now available


SU Library now offers FORENSICnetBASE, a new searchable database of essential forensic science and law enforcement reference texts.

Featuring works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners, this e-library include essential references in crisis management and negotiation methods, arson and homicide investigation, expert witnessing, and forensic pathology.

With more than 300 volumes currently online, FORENSICnetBASE includes e-books on subject areas such as:

  • Arson & Fire Investigation
  • Computer Crime Investigation
  • Criminal Justice & Law
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Forensics
  • Law Enforcement
  • Security Management

To access the database, point your browser to:

For Off-Campus access, please point your browser to:

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Linda Galloway.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library now available

SU Library now provides the full ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library , a vast new online collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. Includes all current ASTM standards (over 12,000), all ASTM Symposia Papers and Special Technical Publications (over 29,000), all ASTM e-books and manuals, and the following ASTM journals (back to v. 1 issue 1):

  • Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ)
  • Journal of ASTM International (JAI)
  • Journal of Cement, Concrete and Aggregates (CCA)
  • Journal of Composites, Technology and Research (JCTR)
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences 1972-2005 (JOFS)
  • Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JTE)

Access the full ASTM Digital Library online via the library catalog or use the direct URL. It is available on or off campus (via proxy).

The Library was able to acquire this digital resource because of membership in the NorthEast Research Libraries Consortium, which successfully negotiated a lower price for ASTM for its members. Previously, the Library only had access to portions of these materials, and most of SU’s ASTM collections were in print.