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

Additional Spring Experts@Syracuse Training Sessions

The Office of Research and the Libraries invite faculty to two additional training sessions about Experts@Syracuse.

Experts@Syracuse creates, manages, and makes public Syracuse University researcher profiles. It enables search networking and expertise discovery, and reduces administrative burden for researchers, faculty, and staff. Read more at the Experts@Syracuse FAQ page.

Training Sessions:

Wednesday, May 9
9:30-11 a.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Monday, May 14
3-4:30 p.m.
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library
RSVP

Please register for a training session.

Key benefits of Experts@Syracuse:

  • Creates easy to update researcher profiles.
  • Identifies funding opportunities matched to relevant research interests.
  • Provides expertise identification.
  • Fosters wide-spread discovery of each researcher’s distinctive expertise.
  • Quickly identifies sponsored projects.
  • Creates customized CVs and NIH Biosketches at the click of a button.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact experts@syr.edu.

Focus on SU authors in the Humanities

As part of the third annual Books in the Humanities reception, a celebration of Syracuse University faculty, students, and alumni whose books were published in 2017, librarians Michael Pasqualoni and Tasha Cooper have compiled a reading list of those 55 titles: https://researchguides.library.syr.edu/booksinhumanities2018.

Books will also be on display and available for check-out in the New Books area of Bird Library from April 18 through April 26. For more information about the Humanities Center’s reception on April 17, visit http://humcenter.syr.edu/event-items/2018.04.17-booksinhumanities17.html.

Additions and Expansions to the Principal Collection

The Libraries’ have added many new and expanded resources to the Principal Collection to support your research and teaching.

AustLit
Provides access to information on Australian literature and authors, as part of a collaborative effort by the University of Queensland and numerous institutions. Covers Australian literature and storytelling, with biographies, manuscripts, and articles in full text, along with images, digital exhibitions, and more.

Comprehensive Biomaterials II
A seven volume set on all facets of biomaterials, articles address the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, research and development, regulatory management, commercial aspects, and applications, including medical applications.

IGI Global Teaching Cases
These cases include an executive summary, background information, project description, current status of the case/project, epilogue and lessons learned, additional resources for further research covering real-life examples of global implementation, utilization, and management of Information Science and Technology.

Jewish Studies Source
Provides access to numerous multidisciplinary publications on the study of Jewish civilization, from past to present. Offers full-text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as books and biographies. Among the subjects covered are Judaism, Jewish history and heritage, mysticism, Kabbalah, and Jewish philosophy.

UC Press Journals
UC Press Journals includes scholarship that spans many topics in the humanities and social sciences. It also includes Case Studies in the Environment, peer-reviewed case study articles, case study pedagogy articles, and case study slides on best practices in the environmental sciences and studies.

New Journal titles:

New ebooks:

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form from the Collections page.

Spring Qualtrics workshops announced

Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services will offer a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software during the spring 2018 semester. Taught by research data services librarian Paul Bern, these workshops will be delivered via the web using Adobe Connect. You do not need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer.  You may attend any or all workshops. The workshops are free and all participants must register.

All sessions will be held via Adobe Connect from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Click on the title below to register for each class.

  • Introduction to Qualtrics – March 27, 2018 – Explores the basics of Qualtrics survey design, highlighting some of the more common tasks and options. Learn how to document and back up a survey.
  • Basic Question Design – March 29, 2018- Examines the different types of questions available in Qualtrics. Learn how and why to change the default values, labels, and variable names, as well as how to do some basic question validation.
  • Intermediate Question Design – April 3, 2018 – Learn how to use skip and display logic to direct what respondents see, as well as randomizing questions and possible responses.
  • Advanced Question Design – April 5, 2018 – Learn to use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions.
  • Survey Flow – April 10, 2018 – Explore the many uses of Survey Flow – randomizing respondents, creating embedded data, customizing the end of your survey, and more.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible.