The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library
Online Resources Announcements

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APRIL 2014

More Springer Ebooks – we added the 2014 Springer Collection as well as the 2005-2009 backfiles

Proquest SUMMON Discovery Service – we released the Beta version of SUMMON as part of our Libguides. It can search almost all of our electronic resources at one time:


ABI Complete (Proquest) - The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline.

Black Studies Center (Proquest on Chadwyck-Healey) - Comprised of Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, historical black newspapers, current scholarly journals from International Index to Black Periodicals and The Marshall Index, and citations from the Black Literature Index.


Springer EBOOKS - We have added Springer eBooks for 2010-2013. This includes primarily titles in scientific, medical and technical (STM) fields. Number of titles and Years of Publication: 4191 titles  (2013), 4759 titles  (2012), 4562  titles (2011), 3945 titles (2010). Springer EBOOKS can be downloaded full text in PDF. To access them go to FIND BOOKS.


American Mathematical Society (AMS) Journals - AMS peer-reviewed journals. Our VIVA subscription includes access to: Journal of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematics of Computation, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. Click Search eContent for the searchable interface.

IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP) - Online subscription to IEEE journals, magazines and transactions from VIVA


MLA International Bibliography - Access to this resource has changed from the Gale Cengage platform to the Proquest platform - same information, new interface!

LION - Literature Online - from Proquest on the Chadwyck-Healey platform , includes more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, prose, and 382 fulltext literature journals.

JUNE 2013

MORE EBOOKS - We have added the Springer 2013 Behavorial Science EBOOK Collection to our Online Catalog.

MAY 2013

Harvey Library is happy to announce the addition of the following 4 encyclopedias from the Wiley Online Library:

Sage Premier Journals Package has been added - High impact research journals from Sage covering a broad spectrum of subjects, including Business & Management, Communication & Media Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

NEW JSTOR Collection - we have added JSTOR Arts/Sciences Collection VI - this collection contains fulltext journals in Business, Education, Political Science

APRIL 2013

New Database - JSTOR Arts & Sciences 7 has been added. This fulltext journal collection focuses on Business, History, Language, and Mathematics.

MAY 2012

New Database - IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) - online access to 27 society magazines and transactions and more than 4,100 conference publications

New Database - AP NewsMonitor - via EBSCOhost - Real-time full text wire feed content from the Associated Press

DEC 2011

More EBOOKS - we have added another 2629 Ebooks on EbscoHost available in our online catalog under Find Books.

New Database - SciFinder Scholar has been added as a replacement for OCLC FirstSearch Chemical Abstracts Student Edition.

Platform Changes - the following two databases will change platforms by Dec 31 from the old Wilson interface to the EbscoHost interface: OMNIFILE Fulltext Mega Edition and Biography Reference Bank Select.


New Version of INSPEC database - the library is now offering INSPEC database via EBSCOhost. It formerly was on the Elsevier EV2 platform - new look but the same content ! INSPEC is the world's leading bibliographic database covering the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering and information technology. Includes over 8 million records taken from 3,400 technical and scientific journals and 2,000 conference proceedings from 1969 to the present.

Cancelled Database - OCLC has cancelled access to the (CAS). The library is pursuing other options, including access to SciFinder Scholar to replace it.

JULY 2011

New Databases - we have added CINAHL Plus Fulltext nursing journals from EbscoHost (an upgraded version of CINAHL)

Cancelled Databases - We have cancelled ATLA with ATLA Serials and Statistical Insight. VIVA has cancelled access to ERIC and MEDLINE on the EbscoHost platform, but these databases are still available on the web and on other database platforms.

Netlibrary is now called Ebooks on EbscoHost - Due to the sale of netlibrary from OCLC to Ebsco the name has changed and the look will be different ! Same books - different searching interface !

MAY 2011

New Databases - VIVA now provides Contemporary Women's Issues via Gale - a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women's Issues includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe.


Cancelled Databases - as of Jan 2011 FirstSearch databases Arts and Humanities Search and Contemporary Women's Issues and College Source Online are cancelled.

New Databases - we have added Collection 9 Netlibrary ebooks and we now have a grand total of 65,994 netlibrary ebooks in our online catalog that can be accessed 24/7 from any location !

New Proquest Platform - all of the former Proquest databases, plus all of the former Cambridge Scientific Databases have a new look ! This includes: Biological Sciences, BioOne Index, Computer and Information Systems Abstracts, Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Fulltext, EconLit, Engineering Research Database, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, ERIC, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, MEDLINE, PAIS, PILOTS, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and TOXLINE.


New Database: Natural Standard - founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

Wiley Interscience Journals (formerly Blackwell Synergy) - As of 12/31/10 we no longer have access to resource. The VIVA subscription expired 12/31/10.


New Database: Proquest Dissertations & Thesis Fulltext - the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.

JULY 2010

Changes:STAT-USA from the Department of Commerce will cease operations on Sept. 30, 2010

Changes: Effective July 1 the APA (American Psychological Association) database PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES have been moved by VIVA from the EbscoHost platform to the APA PsycNet platform

Note: The license agreement for Wiley Interscience Journals (formerly Blackwell Synergy Journal Collection) will expire 12/31/10. The library is unable to resubscribe.

MAY 2010

Cancelled Databases: FAITS (Faulkner Advisory on Info Tech Studies) and the online Encyclopedia of Life Sciences have both been cancelled.


Integrated Search - we have added an integrated search which allows you to search many of our databases on a single interface.

Nature Online - the fulltext of the journal Nature with archive backfiles to 1950 and forward.

JULY 2009

Cancelled Databases - Books In Print Global, Ulrichs Periodicals Directory, and Lexis-Nexis Academic, Gale Health & Wellness, Gale Health Reference Center

New Databases - Westlaw Campus Research - law reviews and journals, federal and state case law, full text of the United States Code Annotated (USCA), American Jurisprudence, American Law Reports, business, trade, and professional journals, newspapers, newswires, magazines, and broadcast transcripts

Federated Search Tool - The library has cancelled it's Serials Solutions 360 Search, but look soon for a new database Multisearch tool from Ebsco (Ebscohost Integrated Search).

American Geophysical Union Journals – we have fulltext access to some of the AGU titles: Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres, Biogeosciences, Earth Surface, Oceans, Planets, Solid Earth, Space Physics) plus Geophysical Research Letters.

APRIL 2009

More NetLibrary ebooks - we now have almost 60,000 NetLibrary ebooks. Access them from our home page under Find Books. Search for your topic in Quick Search or use Power Search and limit the ItemType to Electronic Books.

Cancellations as of July 1, 2009 : Global Books in Print, Ulrichs Periodicals Directory, Lexis-Nexis Academic.

Announcement: Lexis-Nexis Academic will be replaced by Westlaw Campus Research as of July 1, 2009.

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New Electronic Resource: Mergent Horizon - provides capabilities for finding, filtering, and organizing information about companies and industries. Comprehensive coverage is provided for all companies that are actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ, with enhanced product-level detail for 3,700 companies in the Healthcare, Technology, Media, and Finance sectors.

JUNE 2008

Harvey Library is happy to announce the addition of the following electronic resources. These resources are made available to us through VIVA, the state library consortium.

  • Academic Search Complete - multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals
  • Alt HealthWatch - peer-reviewed journals and reports on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care
  • Associates Programs Source - primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs
  • Business Source Complete - scholarly business database with fulltext articles
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete - articles related to communication and mass media
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete - articles on computing and applied sciences disciplines
  • Consumer Health Complete (CHC) - consumer of health care information
  • CHC Spanish Version - Salud en Espanol - consumer of health care information in Spanish
  • Economia y Negocios - over 300 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals
  • Education Research Complete - fulltext articles for education research
  • Environment Complete - fulltext articles in ecology, energy, marine & freshwater science, pollution, waste management, environmental technology
  • Fuente Academica - full text collection of scholarly Spanish language journals
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition - consumer health information
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete - scholarly articles relating to hospitality and tourism
  • Humanities International Complete - fulltext articles from Humanities International Index
  • Legal Collection - scholarly law journals
  • MasterFILE Premier - multidisciplinary database with full text for general reference publications
  • MedicLatina - medical research journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers
  • Newspaper Source Plus - cover-to-cover full text for 131 national & international newspapers
  • Regional Business News - full text coverage for regional business publications
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection - full text journals in religion and philosophy
  • Vente et Gestion - full text coverage for French language business journals
  • Women's Studies International - periodicals in feminist research

In addition we have added:

  • ARTSTOR - an image database with images pertaining to art and architecture
  • JSTOR Collections 3 & 4 - these two collections add a total of 262 titles in languages, literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, the history and study of art and architecture, business, education, law, public policy and administration.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook - a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments
  • Tests In Print - comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests


New Electronic Resource

Learning Express Library - contains grad school entrance exams, career test preparation, resume writing & interviewing skills, math, reading and writing skills improvement. Sponsored by the HU Praxis Lab.

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New Electronic Resource

Newspaper Direct Press Display - full-color, fullpage collection of major U.S. and international newspapers.


Change of Name - Xrefer Online Reference Book Collection is now called CREDO.

Nature - Due to loss of contract, the library online access to Nature (the journal) is no longer available. The library will be resubscribing to the print version.


History Databases - Change

Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life - due to vendor change, these two history databases will be switched as of Dec. 31, 2007 from the ABC-CLIO service to the EBSCOhost service.

JULY 2007

More NetLibrary Books - this month we loaded over 11,000 new ebooks.

APRIL 2007

Replacement Database: Science Direct College Edition

As of April 1, 2007 the former License Agreement for Science Direct has been altered to now include 3 scholarly journal collections aimed at the college and university market: Health & Life Sciences (911 titles), Physical Sciences (619 titles) , Social & Behavioral Sciences (356 titles).


New Electronic Resource: Blackwell Synergy Collection

A collection of over 800 fulltext scholarly journals covering all disciplines including: Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Law, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, and Social Sciences

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JULY 2006

New Database: Mergent Online

Offers U.S. Company Data, International Company Data, U.S. Annual Reports, International Annual Reports, and includes Country Profiles - detailed company financials, EDGAR Reports, and much more.

Replacement Database: INSPEC

We have replaced our access to INSPEC from the OVID platform to Engineering Village . INSPEC is the world's leading bibliographic database covering the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering and information technology. Includes over 8 million records taken from 3,400 technical and scientific journals and 2,000 conference proceedings from 1969 to the present


New Database: Business Source Premier

From EBSCOhost - "The industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for nearly 8,200 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis." Harvey Library has replaced ABI - INFORM with this resource for 2006, based on surveys of the School of Business Faculty. Comments are welcome.

New Database: SCOPUS

From Elsevier: an index of articles from 14,200 peer-reviewed titles from scientific, technical, medical and social science literature. Includes cited sources.

New Database: Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

From EBSCOhost - indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

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JULY 2005

New Database: America's Newspaper Collection

From Newsbank - this database contains over 600 fulltext U.S. newspapers.

New Database: Micromedex

From Thomson - access drug identification data, drug interactions, IV compatibility, and more - requires Password - call Harvey Library Reference Desk @ (757)727-5379.


New: CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

From CRC Press, the online version of the print Reference Book - the most accurate, reliable, and current resource available on data needed by chemists, physicists, and engineers. Provides wide coverage of data on properties of inorganic and organic compounds.

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New Database: OMNI File Fulltext Mega Edition

This database is a multi-subject database providing the complete - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from 6 of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from 5 additional periodical databases are also included: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.


New Database: NAXOS Music Library

Naxos Music Library is an online collection of Classical Music, Contemporary Jazz, World/Folk, New Age, and Chinese music. NAXOS includes the complete NAXOS, MARCO POLO and DACAPO catalogs of over 85,000 tracks. You must have Windows Media Player 9.0 on your computer to listen to NAXOS Music Library selections.

New Electronic Journal Collection: LWW Total Access Collection

LWW Total Access Collection (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens) This is a collection of over 200 fulltext journals in nursing and medicine. The collection is searchable and accessible through OVID by clicking on the YourJournals@OVID link from the Harvey Library web site. On the Databases Subject Listing it is listed under Medicine, Health, & Nursing and on the Alphabetical List under "Y".

JULY 2004

New Database: Company Dossier

Our new subscription to LexisNexis Company Dossier is now active. Company Dossier is "part of" the business section of Lexis Nexis Academic.To access Company Dossier, when you enter the Lexis Nexis Academic interface, look on the left hand side under the "Academic Search Forms", and select "BUSINESS". You will then be connected to all of the business related search options within the business section. Company Dossier provides detailed company reports and profiles, the ability to "prospect" for companies by searching for specific criteria such as sales figures, and includes a tool for comparing financials of multiple companies. Comparison reports can be downloaded into Microsoft Excel.

JUNE 2004

Database Changes For June 2004

  • ComDisDOME - NEW for June 2004 - index of books, journal articles, dissertations, related institutions and relevant websites pertaining to Communicative Sciences & Disorders. Also contains the Dictionary of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology terms.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals - is now available via EBSCOhost (it is no longer available via the RLG service)
  • RILM Abstract of Literature is now available via EBSCOhost (it is no longer available on OCLC FirstSearch)
  • SPORTDiscus is now available via EBSCOhost (it is no longer available via OVID)

APRIL 2004

Harvey Library has added more netLibrary eBooks!

As of April 2004 our Online Catalog contains an additional 10,000+ eBooks, so we now have a total over 31,000 eBooks! All netLibrary eBooks can be accessed through either the Harvey Library Online Catalog (HUWebCat) or by going to the Databases - Alphabetical Listing and selecting netLibrary.


Harvey Library has added Serials Solutions "Article Linker".

Article Linker is a reference linking product that provides improved integration of library online resources.

This product provides links from our bibliographic/citation databases (electronic indexes), such as the FirstSearch databases, directly to fulltext online journal articles, regardless of the original source. This makes it easier for you to locate fulltext online journal articles.

If fulltext is available online, you can link to it directly. If it is not available, you will be able to search our Online Catalog in our print collections.

You can also submit an ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan Request) directly from Article Linker if it is not available online or in print.

Article Linker from Serials Solutions is configured to work with several article databases from the following vendors: ABC-CLIO, Cambridge Scientific (CSA), EBSCOhost, HW Wilson, FirstSearch , Proquest (ABI-Inform), Gale/InfoTrac, OVID, and AMS MathSciNet.

Article linker works automatically. After your search is complete, look for links that say "Fulltext Options", "Other Fulltext" , "External Link Resolver", or "Article Linker". The location of the link varies with each database.

For information on how to recognize the Article Linker Click Here. For more information call a Reference Librarian at (757) 727-5379.

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