Posted in August 2011

New Database: Naver News Library

New Database: Naver News Library

Increasingly, AU students and faculty are expressing an interest in getting access to foreign-language materials, and particularly foreign-language newspapers. Naver News Library is a new database that helps to address this interest. Naver News Library is a full-text database of Korean newspapers, including Dong-A Ilbo, Kyunghyang Shinmun, and the Maeil Business Newspaper. One nice feature … Continue reading

SOC Graduate Student Orientation: Welcome!

SOC Graduate Student Orientation: Welcome!

Today is the SOC’s new graduate student orientation — and I am, as luck would have it, 2600 miles and several time zones away, attending a friend’s wedding in my Southern California hometown. This isn’t to say I’m not planning to participate. On the contrary — I’m almost participating more this way, what with the … Continue reading

New Database: Foundation Directory Online Professional

New Database: Foundation Directory Online Professional

This has been a great summer for databases here in the University Library! Our latest addition is particularly exciting for faculty and staff interested in grants and grant-maker research: Foundation Directory Online Professional. Foundation Directory Online Professional Link (AU Authentication Required) With Foundation Directory Online Professional, users have access to information on over 100,000 grantmakers … Continue reading

Cool Tools: Newspaper Map

Cool Tools: Newspaper Map

One of the more recent trends I’ve noticed in both start-ups and educational websites is the innovative use of Google Maps APIs. Google Maps API Family website Mapping APIs are attractive to both businesses and educators for a variety of reasons — not the least of which is the general capacity of maps to display … Continue reading

Database of the Month: Filmakers Library

Database of the Month: Filmakers Library

Filmakers Library Online is a newly released Alexander Street Press database that provides users with streaming access to award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum. Recently purchased by the library, the current version of the product includes more than 1,000 video titles, equaling approximately 800 hours of documentary footage. Videos can be browsed by subject, … Continue reading

Greetings & Welcome, SOC

This post marks the launch of the new Communication Librarian blog, formerly the “SOC Librarian Update.” In response to feedback from faculty, students, and fellow librarians, the new blog will include not only announcements related to library events and databases, but also links to news stories, videos, studies, projects, and other items of unique interest … Continue reading