Book Citation Index added to Web of Science

Thomson ReutersThe Book Citation Index adds 60,000 authoritative books to Web of Science, bringing together scholarly book, journal, and conference proceedings literature with the powerful features of citation navigation. This expanded content provides researchers with access to the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research and allows them to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines.

Books are indexed at the chapter level. Initially, 13.5 million cited references were added to Web of Science as a result of the Book Citation Index. Book content is about 60% Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences and 40% Natural Sciences.

 

 

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 trial

Hispanic American NewspapersTrial access to Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 is currently available from Readex.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century.

To access Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980, point your browser to:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=EANX&d_collections=EANASP

Feedback about the trial is welcome. Comments may be sent to Bonnie Ryan at bcryan@syr.edu.

Trial access is available until May 23, 2015.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

 

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 trial

Caribbean History and CultureTrial access to Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia is currently available from Readex.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920 includes fully cataloged and searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides, and ephemera covering the history of this broad region from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Major subject areas covered include Atlantic Studies, Diaspora Studies, Economic Studies, History of Medicine, Ethnicity and Gender Studies, Latin America and Slavery.

To access Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920, point your browser to:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=CRBHCC&s_startsearch=keyword

Feedback about the trial is welcome. Comments may be sent to Bonnie Ryan at bcryan@syr.edu.

Trial access is available until May 23, 2015.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

 

SU Libraries offer new Research Data Services tutorials

Big-DataThe Research Data Services program of the Syracuse University Libraries offers a broad range of services related to the identification, collection, management, analysis, and curation of quantitative and qualitative research data. Among their most recent offerings are two series of tutorials on creating and managing research data and using Qualtrics online survey software.

Aimed at those with some basic knowledge of research methods or statistics, the Data Training series helps users work with research data in a methodical and efficient manner. Graduate students who are in the early stages of planning their thesis or dissertation would benefit most from this series. Modules are designed to be used as a series, but can also be used for reference. Topics include Planning Your Research, Working with Variables, Documenting Your Research, Collecting Your Data, Cleaning Your Data, and Analyzing Your Data.

The Qualtrics series enables new users to design and build a first-rate survey using the Qualtrics online survey software. Topics covered in these tutorials include: Planning Your Qualtrics Survey, Backing Up and Documenting Your Survey, Variables and Values, Anonymity in Qualtrics, and Randomization in Qualtrics.

Other services offered by Research Data Services include:

  • assistance with research methodology, instrument design, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
  • instruction in use of specialized software, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, and ArcGIS;
  • assessment of data management needs;
  • assistance with data management plans required by NSF, NIH, and other funders;
  • consulting in research methods, study design, survey and interview design;
  • assistance in locating and using other sources of quantitative, qualitative; and GIS data;
  • identifying appropriate repositories for long-term access to research data.

SU Libraries can also generate and assign a permanent data identifier (DOI) to your datasets to facilitate citation and attribution of shared datasets.

For more information on Research Data Services, contact Paul Bern at 315.443.1352 or email phbern@syr.edu.

 

 

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Libraries’ white paper reports nearly $2 million savings from journals migration project

Syracuse University Libraries has issued the white paper Collections and Space: An Update on Syracuse University Libraries’ Journals Migration Project. Written by K. Matthew Dames, Roberta Gwilt, Scott Warren, and TC Carrier, the report documents the progress on the relocation of print journals to the Syracuse University Libraries Facility (“The Facility”) on South Campus.

To date, the Libraries have transferred more than 100,000 journal volumes from 7,000 titles to The Facility, realizing $1,935,000 in savings over five years. In addition, Libraries staff maintain access to stored, lightly-used scholarship stored at The Facility by operating the “Library to Go” and “Articles to Go” services, which provide scanned copies of online articles and six-day-per-week delivery of physical materials to campus libraries and offices.

“One of the most crucial issues academic research libraries face today is how to allocate our space portfolio between the often competing demands of personal or group study and shelving of scholarly resources,” said Dames, interim Dean of the Libraries. “As the Libraries continue to collaborate with various campus stakeholders to determine the proper mix between seating and scholarship, we continue to leverage The Facility as a critical asset that helps the Libraries become more efficient while affecting access as little as possible.”

Other benefits of the project, which continues through summer 2015, include providing space for new books the Libraries have purchased to meet curricular and research needs, improving researchers’ ability to browse print collections, and providing planning flexibility to develop new spaces that meet contemporary demands.

The Libraries began a multi-year project to transfer bound, print journals from Bird Library to The Facility in May 2014. The Facility, the Libraries’ 20,000 square foot, high-density, climate controlled scholarship storage vault and processing space on Jamesville Avenue, opened in 2012.

The white paper is available at http://library.syr.edu/about/PDF/20150406-journalswhite.pdf. For more information on the project, contact Scott Warren, interim Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, at sawarr01@syr.edu or (315) 443-8339.