Friday, February 25, 2005

New Database: CQ Weekly

CQ Weekly Online (1983-present)
Available from CQ Press through NC LIVE.
Coverage of the U.S. Congress, including the status of bills, votes and amendments, and floor and committee activity.

Search by topic, page number, committee, "exact phrases or words," bill number, byline or reporter and by Boolean full-text and date searches. Detailed floor votes dating back to August 1983 are easily retrieved.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

New Database: CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher Online (1991-present)
Available from CQ Press through NC LIVE.
Provides in-depth, non-biased reporting and analysis of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Friday, February 18, 2005

New Database: ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect (1995-present)
Available from Elsevier through Hunter Library.
Full text access to more than 1,000 journals published by Elsevier Science. Includes indexing for approximately 800 more journals. Subjects include the sciences and social sciences. Registration is not necessary unless you wish to save your searches or set up email alerts.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

New Database: PsycCRITIQUES


PsycCRITIQUES is a database of full text book reviews in psychology. The database replaces the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, and provides reviews of current books and some films, as well as a 10 year backfile. It is updated weekly and is searchable by author, reviewer, document title, review title, and other standard search fields.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Do the LibQUAL Survey and Win an iPod

Critique Hunter Library — And Be Eligible for Prizes!

Hunter Library invites all WCU students, faculty and staff to participate in LibQUAL, an electronic survey used to measure user perceptions of the quality of library services. Your participation is needed to help us better understand how we are doing, and how we can improve.

You can be eligible to win prizes just for filling out the survey! The Grand Prize is an iPod music player. Flash drives and Java City coupons will also be given away.


The LibQual survey will be conducted February 14 through March 28. We hope you will take the time to fill out this online questionnaire. We need to hear from you!

For additional information, contact Eloise Hitchcock, Assistant Director of Hunter Library, at x3421 or e-mail

We appreciate your support and hope you will help us improve our services. Look for the email soon!

You must be 18 years of age or over to participate in the survey or have parental consent. All responses are anonymous and confidential.