Tuesday, December 05, 2006

RefWorks - Organize your Citations!


RefWorks is an online tool for organizing, storing, and sharing citations. Citations can be selected and easily downloaded from most of the library’s databases. They can then be formatted in the needed style (MLA, APA, etc.), shared with other project members, or quickly turned into a bibliography or works cited list. Check the excellent tutorial.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

International Art Exhibition at Hunter Library

Come check out the work of WCU photography students from their international travels! The International Exhibition features photos taken by art students Mike Campbell, Liz Goettee, and Hilary Lindler, capturing perspectives from their travels in Australia, England, Italy, Ireland and Scotland, in both rural and urban settings. Please visit the exhibit beside the Library’s electronic classroom on the main floor.

The exhibit will be up until December 15, 2006. The photos are available for $300.00 each — both matte and frame — and the students’ email addresses are available at the exhibit. Feel free to sign the guestbook and offer comments on the students’ work.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Just in time for research project deadlines...IM a WCU Librarian!

Away from the Library in your residence hall? Connected to the internet, but still far from the Reference Desk? No problem: instant message a librarian!

Starting Monday, November 6, Hunter Library's Reference Department will begin a reference consulting service through instant messaging. As you spend those long hours away from us, in your room or on a laptop, we want to keep in touch - providing assistance on research papers, journal article titles and other sources, databases and statistical questions. All these are available - almost in an instant!

IM a WCU Librarian is available Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Add the library to your buddy list:
HunterLibrary (AIM)
HunterLibrary3000 (Yahoo)
HunterLibrary3000@hotmail.com (MSN)

More details on IM a WCU Librarian

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Friday, October 27, 2006

G.I.S. Day at WCU’s Hunter Library

On November 8-9, Hunter Library will host four sessions for Western Carolina University’s inaugural Geographic Information Systems Day—a national event since 1987, and now directly accessible to Western students, faculty and staff.

Hunter’s own Bart Voskuil, Reference Librarian/Environmental and Geosciences Liaison, will present the first session, “G.I.S. Resources @ WCU and Mapping Census Data,” on November 8, from 1:00-2:00 pm, in the Library’s electronic classroom (HL186). Other workshop sessions include:

“Mini-G.I.S. Workshop using ArcView (Introduction)” by Ron Davis, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 8, 2:00-3:00 pm, HL 186)

“G.I.S. Applications on Campus & in the Region,” by Joni-Bugden Storie, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 9, 9:00-10:00 am, HL 186)

“Mini-G.I.S. Workshop using ArcView (Introduction—repeat from day 1),” by Ron Davis, WCU Geosciences and NRM (November 9, 10:00-11:00 am, HL186)

For more information about G.I.S. and for contact information regarding the conference, visit http://www.wcu.edu/pubinfo/news/2006/GISDay.htm. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but space is limited.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Friends Weekend in Atlanta

Are you interested in supporting Hunter Library? Would you like to see masterpieces by Raphael, Durer, Rubens or Rembrandt? Do you enjoy elegant renditions of Ravel and other musical composers? If so, you should consider our 5th annual Friends Weekend in Atlanta. On January 20-21, University faculty, staff, students, and other friends of Hunter Library, will attend an art exhibit in the High Museum, and later a performance of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Lodgings for one night are available at Atlanta’s Sheraton Colony Square, just across the street from the Atlanta Symphony and High Museum.

For more details about itinerary, travel, and expenses, click here.

Registration Information

Monday, October 09, 2006

Noted Author Thanks Library’s Special Collections

Charles Frazier, author of the newly-released novel, Thirteen Moons, thanked a number of people for helping him conduct research for the book, including Hunter Library’s George Frizzell, Head of Special Collections. Speaking of Frizzell and others, Frazier said, “I hope none of them will be too bothered by the liberties and detours I’ve taken with the facts they aimed me so directly toward.”

Frazier is also the author of the widely-acclaimed Cold Mountain, which remained on the New York Times best-seller list for a combined 94 weeks.

Read more about Charles Frazier in Teresa Killian’s recent article in Western’s The Reporter.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New Databases!

Hunter Library has acquired access to several new databases.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text - An index to over 600 journals plus books, research reports, and proceedings covering the subjects of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management.

MEDLINE with Full Text - MEDLINE with Full Text offers more than 1,400,000 full-text articles dating back to 1965 and provides full text for nearly 1,200 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

Mental Measurements Yearbook - A comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instrument within psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present.

MLA Directory of Periodicals - Provides information to 7,100 periodicals, most of which cover topics in language and literature. Information about each periodical includes subscription prices, circulation, frequency, and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography - International index provides over 1.8 million citations to journals, books, and dissertations in literature, languages, folklore, & communication. Includes links to available full-text articles. The EBSCO interface provides easy links to some full-text articles, and allows you to “choose” databases and search several databases at once.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Read Banned Books!

Did you know that Aristotle, Darwin, Spinoza, Kant, D.H. Lawrence, Mark Twain, and even Jimmy Carter, are among authors of books that have been banned or burned? Find these and more at Hunter Library during Banned Books Week (September 24—30). We encourage all patrons to explore the challenges to intellectual freedom by reading and learning more about banned and challenged books.

As you enter our main floor, you will notice several displays on banned books and intellectual freedom immediately surrounding our Circulation Desk. There is also a book truck stocked with banned books from ancient, medieval, early modern and modern times. Feel free to check these out. Browse for titles in the booklet of banned books, which is available on the book truck.

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit the American Library Association’s Website. For reference questions about particular banned or challenged books, email us at Ask-a-Librarian.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Reminder to Students About Constitution Day Essay Contest

Hunter Library is again playing a central role in the University’s activities pertaining to the U.S. Constitution. As a co-sponsor of the Constitution Day Contest, we encourage all undergraduates to pen their thoughts on the 26th Amendment and its enduring effect on American life, thought, and culture. The prompt for the contest goes as follows:

“For most of America’s history, college students were not allowed to vote. In 1971, the 26th Amendment was adopted in recognition that 18-year-olds were old enough to fight wars, but not to vote in elections. A generation later, do you think young adults have fully realized their citizen role? What challenges face your age group today? By what means are you empowered to act, politically and civically, on behalf of your generation’s interests?”

Essays should not exceed 750 words, and should be submitted by 5pm, September 29, to ppi@wcu.edu. Cash prizes include $150 (1st), $100 (2nd), and $50 (3rd).

Winners are also eligible (though not required) to enter their essay for consideration for the December 2006 Commencement Address. The essay that wins 1st Prize will be published in the Western Carolinian.

For a listing of other Constitution Day/Week Activities, visit the University’s news page at http://www.wcu.edu/pubinfo/news/2006/ConstitutionDay.htm.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Craft Revival Celebrates First Year Success, Second Year Funding

Partners in a mountain Craft Revival Project headquartered at WCU's Hunter Library had plenty to celebrate when they got together recently. Not only has the project received a second year of funding worth $126,000, but partners say it is well on its way toward creating a significant, Web-based, digital archive of craft materials that now are widely dispersed throughout Western North Carolina.
Read more about the project...
Craft Revival Website

Friday, August 18, 2006

Now we’re on the same E-Journal page!

If you’ve been looking for a simplified method to access our electronic journals, newspapers, and magazines, check this out! Browse through an alphabetical listing of every electronic journal within our shared catalog, find out which university (WCU, ASU, UNCA) provides access, look for print holdings, and find yourself amazed by the resources available at your fingertips!

Scholarly information can be yours in the convenience of your dorm room. It’s only a click away!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hunter Library Welcomes Back All Students...The “Cool” Way

We hope that Summer 2006, despite the heat, has been refreshing to you. As you prepare for the fall, please know that our doors are open to you on Sunday, August 20, before classes start the following Wednesday. Enjoy our leisure reading, magazines, DVDs, CDs, wireless laptops and air conditioning before the big day.

The main building will be open August 20 from 12noon to 8pm. If you would like to get ahead on a paper or project, a reference librarian will be available from 1pm to 5pm. Our Curriculum Materials Center (movies, documentaries, music and much more) will be open from 2pm to 8pm. After classes start, we will resume our normal hours for the Fall 2006 semester (http://www.wcu.edu/library/about/Hours.htm).

We look forward to seeing you soon, and assisting you in your endeavors at WCU!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Important News About IDs and Your Library Account

** UPDATE 11/21/06 **

Student, faculty and staff ID Cards were replaced during the Fall 2006 and everyone was assigned a Banner “92” ID number. Faculty and staff were able to still use their old ID number to access library services to ease the transition to the new ID system. However, this is no longer possible. The library systems have now been changed over so that they will only recognize Banner “92” ID numbers.

To ensure privacy and better protect the identity of our students, faculty, and staff, Western Carolina University is in the process of changing ID numbers and issuing everyone new CatCards. Your new CatCard will be encoded with your new ID number, however, the ID number will not appear on the CatCard. SSN’s will no longer be used for any ID numbers.

Student ID Cards will be replaced during registration for Fall 2006. Each student has received a letter from the registrar telling them about their new number and new ID. Faculty/Staff Cat Cards are being sent through campus mail August 14-18.

You must have your new card to utilize Cat Cash, the Library, and other services where the Cat Card is required.

You must know your new ID number to access library resources from off-campus, to access e-reserves, to use Interlibrary Loan, and to log into your library account. To retrieve the new ID number which is encoded into (and not printed onto) the card, please use the ID Finder.

Please call the Reference Desk at 828-227-7465 or toll-free at 866-928-5424, if you have any questions or are experiencing problems with accessing online resources.

See http://www.wcu.edu/it/news/IDchange0806.html for more news about the new ID cards.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Horace Kephart Collection Featured by NC ECHO

Congratulations to our own George Frizzell, Head of Special Collections, whose article on Hunter Library’s Horace Kephart website, was featured in the July 2006 NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) newsletter. The Kephart website was created in 2004 to commemorate the centennial of this author’s arrival in Western North Carolina. Horace Kephart was a professional librarian-turned-author whose book, Our Southern Highlanders (1913), remains widely read today. Kephart’s portrait of early 20th century life ensures him an enduring legacy in North Carolina letters and history.

In his article, Frizzell refers to Hunter Library’s Kephart site as a “virtual album,” that “presents the essence of Kephart’s vision, and is a tribute to the people and places he photographed.” A collective effort between Hunter Library and Western’s Mountain Heritage Center, the Kephart project was made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant.

To learn more about Kephart and Western North Carolina heritage, please visit the site at http://www.wcu.edu/library/digitalcoll/kephart/.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Construction at Hunter Library

You can’t miss the orange tape, fencing, and lots of trucks. We’re getting a new roof and having the walkway redone this summer. Please pardon the obstacles and watch your step. We are indeed open!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Heard any great books lately?

Hunter Library wants to share access to more than 1,000 unabridged versions of the latest best-sellers, book club favorites, award-winning authors, and Pimsleur language study courses. More titles are added monthly.

These downloadable audiobooks are FREE! Download them to your computer to listen to at home, or transfer them to your MP3 player to enjoy on the go.

NetLibrary eAudiobooks can be downloaded or played on any desktop, laptop or portable device supporting Windows Media Player version 9 and above. Library users can also transfer favorite titles to a wide range of portable devices, including portable music players, portable media centers, Pocket PCs and even select smartphone devices.

Brush up on the classics, learn a new language, or enjoy some light summer fare.

More about Audiobooks from Hunter Library

Thursday, June 29, 2006

New Database: American Periodical Series Online

American Periodical Series Online
American Periodical Series Online (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

More Laptops!

As of the end of June, 24 more laptops are available for students to borrow in Hunter Library.

WCU students, faculty and staff may borrow a laptop computer to access the most commonly used software, the Internet and the Library's online resources from anywhere within the library building, using wireless technology. Laptops are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Stop by to find out more or read more online.

-- Brought to you by Hunter Library and IT Educational Technology

Monday, June 19, 2006

Hunter Library - a vital part of your WCU experience!

Do you want our digits? Hunter Library facts and figures include...

  • 9 miles of shelving consisting of 20,017 shelves.
  • 177 ranges filled with over 520,000 books and bound periodical volumes.
  • Over 15,000 pieces of new material annually.
  • An average of 1,000 visitors per day!
  • More than 31,000 items circulated every month!
  • Over 19,000 reference questions answered every year!

Do you need a little more than Chick-Fil-A to impress your date? Check out one of these films from the Curriculum Materials Center.

  • Casablanca - CMC VIDEO PVH.C37
  • The Princess Bride - CMC Video PVH.P75
  • Harold and Maude - CMC Video PVH.H375
  • The Way We Were - CMC Video DVD PVH.W385

Is your roommate gone for the weekend and you want to pass the quiet time with a good book? Try one of these titles from our Leisure Reading collection.

  • Chronicles/Bob Dylan - N Dyl Chr 2004 v.1
  • The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) - N Spi Wis 2003
  • The Selling of 9/11: How a National Tragedy Became a Commodity - HV6432.7 .S43 2005
  • War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflicts - KZ6385 .B94 2006

Are you low on meal points?

  • 101 Things To Do With Ramen Noodles - N Pat Thi 2005

Are you preparing to take the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, or MCAT? You can practice for FREE through NC LIVE!!!

  • To utilize the practice tests, visit Hunter Library’s web page (www.wcu.edu/library), then scroll down the menu bar with the heading “Search Databases.” Click on “All Databases” then click on “L.” The Learning Express Library Database will be near the top of your screen. Happy Testing!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Summer 2006 Civil War Exhibit

For the entire summer, Hunter Library is featuring an exhibit on Civil War history and themes—located in several display cases on our main floor. Among featured items are authentic home and battlefield items from the period (including those from a Cherokee County family), as well as reproductions. Historical themes include the role of women in the Civil War; the enlistment of Native Americans, African-Americans and Mexican-Americans in the war effort; the flourishing of visual and performing arts during the period; and the internal politics of President Lincoln’s war cabinet.

We invite all to visit us this summer and view the exhibit—and to remember that, for more information, our general collection has a rich variety of books on this important regional and national topic.

Letters and photographs from the Civil War period can be viewed online at http://library.wcu.edu/DigitalColl/default.asp.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Database: IEEE Proceedings Online

IEEE Proceedings Online
Available from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. through Hunter Library.
Full text access to the IEEE Conference Proceedings covering technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Database: Facts on File World News Digest

Facts on File World News Digest - Provides full text from the News Digest and a live newsfeed from Reuters® covering events, people, issues, facts, and figures from 1940 to the present. Also includes maps, photographs, historic documents, and special overviews of key issues, newsmakers, and events.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Hunter Scholar Award Recipient

Congratulations to Andrew Denson of the WCU History Department, recipient of this year's Hunter Scholar award. Dr. Denson will be working on a project entitled, "Monuments To Absence: Cherokee Removal and Southern Memory." For more information about the Hunter Scholar award, go to the Research and Graduate Studies webpage.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Donate Children's Books

Do you have any books in English, Spanish, or both, to promote literacy in children?

Please help us by donating K-12 (especially K-2) books for the "Day of the Child," which will be April 29, 2006. Our goal is to collect at least 200 books for this important cause.

Beginning Monday, April 17, boxes for your donations--marked "Day of the Child-Book Donations"--will be placed at Hunter Library (Circulation Desk), McKee Main Lobby (1st floor), and the UC (1st floor atrium). We will be collecting your donations until April 27.

Please consider this opportunity if you possess educational materials that could be of use to children of all ages.

For further information, contact Patricia Hackett (Modern Foreign Languages) at 3761, or Alessia Zanin-Yost (Hunter Library) at 3398.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Students: Practice Tests for Standardized Exams Available Free

Hunter Library is glad to announce that practice tests for the LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and other standardized exams are available online for free! Available from Learning Express through NC LIVE, this invaluable resource provides instant scoring, personalized evaluations, and self-paced courses. This resource provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.

To utilize the practice tests, visit Hunter Library’s web page, then scroll down the menu bar with the heading “Search Databases.” Click on “All Databases A-Z,” then click on “L.” The Learning Express Database will be near the top of your screen. Undergraduate students will most likely find practice tests of interest by clicking on “Graduate School Entrance Exams” on the right.

Several other kinds of graduate and professional school exams are available. More information about the LearningExpressLibrary can be found at help@nclive.org. To get help from Hunter librarians, go to http://www.wcu.edu/library/ or call the reference desk at 828-227-7465 (toll free: 866-928-5424).

Monday, February 20, 2006

Want to Print in Color for Lower $$$?

Come to Hunter Library, where we are lowering color-printing costs from $0.75 to $0.50 per page!

The toner cost is greatly reduced from that of printing in your residence hall room. Unless you print more than 4,000 pages a year in your room, printing at Hunter Library is far more cost effective. Also, for black-and-white printing, you benefit by being able to print from all campus computer labs—and you can even download the Pay-for-Print software in your room and still print in the labs at reduced cost!

Even if you run out of CATCA$H, you still have the option, at Hunter Library, of coin printing. Using the Pay-for-Print system makes not only color printing, but printing in general, all the more affordable.

New Database: International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text

International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (1864-present)
Available from ProQuest and Chadwyck-Healy through Hunter Library.
Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry from over 100 popular and scholarly journals. Topics covered: drama, theatre, film, opera, broadcast arts, stagecraft, musical theatre, dance, circus performance, comedy, film, storytelling, pantomime, puppetry, magic, television and more.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Horace Kephart Digital Collection Featured in Seminar

Hunter Library’s digital collection, “Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma,” will be used as a key resource for an upcoming seminar. NC ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) is joining forces with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) to offer a week-long seminar: "The Back of Beyond: Portals to our Mountain Past." The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration between North Carolina public school teachers and cultural heritage professionals.

Attendees will be transported "Back of Beyond" into the Great Smokies at the turn of the nineteenth century -- surrounded by campfires, trains, wild rivers, and wildlife. The life and times of renowned naturalist, woodsman, and author Horace Kephart (1862-1931) will be a jumping-off point for workshop participants to come together to discuss mutual goals and issues. Head of Special Collections, George Frizzell, will be guiding the tour through Western Carolina’s digital collection, as well as presenting the original manuscripts and photos that comprise the online resource. Using these materials as a real-life framework for exploration, librarians, museum curators, public historians, and teachers will have an opportunity to learn from and share with each other. During the seminar, attendees will examine ways that resources from museums and libraries can be brought into the classroom, and they will discuss the unique needs of teachers and ways in which cultural institutions can meet these needs in the online environment.

The seminar will be held May 1-7,2006 at NCCAT's facility in Cullowhee, North Carolina. More information is available on the NC ECHO website www.ncecho.org, or contact Kathy Wisser (katherine.wisser@duke.edu, 919-660-5913) or Hilary Perez (hperez@library.dcr.state.nc.us, 919-807-7418).

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New Database: Science Resource Center

Science Resource Center (1988-present)
General science database that provides indexing to 200 full-text journals (both popular and scholarly); online access to over 40 science reference resources, and over 8,000 multimedia records including illustrations, audio/video clips, etc. Search or browse for topics; results are tagged to indicate the content level: basic, intermediate or advanced. Also sort results type: reference, magazines, academic journals, newspapers, multimedia, and websites. Most useful for beginning searchers.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Craft Revival Digital Collection Update


Working with four heritage partners, Western Carolina University's Hunter Library is creating a virtual collection of objects, documents, letters, photos and oral histories that tell the story of an effort to revive mountain crafts during the late 1800s and early 1900s.That movement generated widespread interest in mountain culture and continues to influence Western North Carolina tourism and economic development more than 100 years after the revival began.

“The Craft Revival at the turn of the 20th century helped to shape a strong, on-going interest in crafts and tourism throughout the region,” said Anna Fariello, visiting associate professor who is leading the project for Hunter Library. “I think it is exciting that the latest digital technology is bringing together hundreds of widely scattered, handmade items and photographs from the past via the Internet while the original, local collections will be preserved, intact.”

Beginning around 1890, the Craft Revival highlighted the home-based skills of mountain pioneers who had made their own woven fabrics, carvings, baskets, pots, metal implements, toys, chairs and other items required for survival and comfort in their isolated mountain farms and villages. The early settlers passed those skills from generation to generation until innovations in machinery, rising prosperity and the spread of towns and stores in Western North Carolina made it possible for families to buy most of the things they needed, ready-made.

Just when it seemed that the traditional handcrafting skills were dying out, regional economic development, tourism and an interest in preserving the past were coming alive, Fariello said. Those forces sparked the Craft Revival, with its emphasis on encouraging mountain people to continue making items by hand, not only for their own use but also for sale, and to pass those skills along. The revival in turn triggered the growth of handcraft guilds, weaving centers and folk schools; attracted tourists, scholars and artisans to the region; helped to promote the sale of traditional mountain crafts; and shaped the development of new ones.

Hunter Library is working on the Craft Revival Project with four partners – the John C. Campbell Folk School, Penland School of Crafts, Western's Mountain Heritage Center and the library's Special Collections section – and three advisers – the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching; the Center for Crafts, Creativity and Design; and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, an artisan cooperative.

Fariello recently organized a workshop on digital imaging equipment set-up and operation. Over the next year, the partners will digitize images from the schools' collections in Mitchell and Clay counties, as well as items from various smaller repositories in museums and local historical societies throughout the region. The completed, Web-based collection will be available online to students, teachers, researchers, scholars, historians, museums, craft centers and the public.

Western's Craft Revival Project is funded in part by a grant of $85,000, renewable for three years for a potential total of $250,000, from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, through the North Carolina State Library. Western received the only Heritage Partners Grant awarded by the State Library in 2005.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thursday, January 26, 2006

New Database: Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library
Premier source for evidence based medicine information. Systematic reviews, practice methodologies, protocols, and more, all in full text online. Covers all areas of the health professions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hunter Library Honors Martin Luther King in Display

For the month of January, Hunter Library invites you to come and see our display on the life, work and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Located on our main floor (adjoining the Hunter Computer Lab), our display includes photographs, quotes and poetry concerning King’s dream and accomplishments. A timeline of the Civil Rights Movement places these accomplishments in historical perspective, and various books from both Hunter Library and from private collections are featured.

A listing of University and community-sponsored MLK events is also on display; for an electronic version, visit Western’s home page at http://www.wcu.edu/.

Monday, January 09, 2006

New Database: Art Full Text

Art Full Text is a database that indexes and abstracts articles from magazines published throughout the world. Some full-text coverage is also included. In addition to articles, there are reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Example of subjects covered: Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Motion Pictures, Museology, Photography, and Television. This is one of the few databases which indexes Fashion Theory.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Titles Available from the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

The following titles have been added to the Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection, available through Hunter Library:

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Encyclopedia of Global Change
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
International Encyclopedia of Dance
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Encyclopedia of Evolution
The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Oxford Reference Online provides authoritative information from over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. In addition this database contains comprehensive scholarly articles from an expanding range of key titles in the Oxford Companions series and also includes the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.