Galvin Librarians Present Research at ALA

July 11, 2007 at 6:49 pm | Posted in reference services, staff news | Comments Off on Galvin Librarians Present Research at ALA

John Dorr, Head of Reference and Resource Sharing, and Jannelle Ruswick, Reference Librarian for Psychology and the Social Sciences, presented their research on IM reference and taxonomies for virtual reference at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., held on June 21-27. Their work appeared as part of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) first-ever Virtual Poster Session on the Evaluation of Virtual Reference Services. Click the link to view their poster presentation, “Truing the Wheel: designing a refined taxonomy for virtual reference services in academic libraries.”

EconLit Added to Library Databases

July 5, 2007 at 10:42 pm | Posted in databases, new resources | Comments Off on EconLit Added to Library Databases

EconLitGalvin Library is pleased to announce the addition of EconLit to the library’s collection of online research databases. Maintained by the American Economic Association, EconLit is one of the most substantial online resources for economic literature. Covering all fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics, the database contains over 785,000 citations and abstracts dating back to 1969, and in some cases links to full-text articles. EconLit uses the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification system and controlled vocabulary of keywords to index six types of records: journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers, and full text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature.

Examples of publications indexed in EconLit include: Business Economics, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Business Research, Marketing Science, and Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. EconLit records also include abstracts of books, journal articles, and working papers published by the Cambridge University Press.

EconLit can be accessed via the link above or through the Galvin Library E-Resources page.

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