Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Two New Titles Debut in Project Muse

The Montgomery College Library provides access to the premium Project Muse collection, a collection of scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Two new journals have just made their debut in the collection:

Population is a peer-reviewed quarterly scientific journal published in English (Population-E) and in French (Population-F). It presents original research in the fields of demography and related disciplines: sociology, economics, anthropology, history, geography, epidemiology and public health, methodology in social science. Contributions can be submitted in either English or French and are published in both languages. Both developed and developing countries are covered. Population trends in different parts of the world are presented in special annual features.

The Global South concentrates on the literature and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval and have suffered the brunt of the greatest challengs facing the world under globalization: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

JSTOR new content update

As you are aware, the Library recently added the full content of the JSTOR collection. Three journals were added to the JSTOR archive today. The full details for the journals are:

  • The Kenyon Review
    Release Content:
    Vols. 1 – 32; 1939-1970
    New Series, Vols. 1– 26; 1979-2004
    Moving Wall: 3 years
    Publisher: Kenyon College

  • Middle East Journal
    Release Content: Vols. 1 – 58, 1947-2004
    Moving Wall: 3 years
    Publisher: Middle East Institute

  • Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
    Release Content: Series 1, Vols. 1 – 3, 1887/1888 – 1895/1896
    New Series, Vols. 1-102, 1900/1901 – 2002
    Moving Wall: 5 years
    Publisher: Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Aristotelian Society

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Art Library holdings now part of MC Libraries online catalog

The School of Art + Design Library became a branch library within the MC Library System when the School of Art + Design merged with Montgomery College. It was renamed the Art Library @ the Cafritz Center following its re-location to a beautiful space in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. In order to fully integrate the Art Library and its holdings (3000+ books and dvds/videos, 35+ periodicals and other support materials), MC Libraries committed itself to the complex project of the retrospective conversion of these holdings. This process transforms old print based catalogs to machine readable form. However, because no library systems at the School of Art + Design were automated, each item had to be individually catalogued and specially processed to allow online access to the Art Library holdings and the physical circulation of the items.

This major project was successfully completed at the end of this fiscal year. You can now search the MC Library catalog for information on all the items held by the Art Library:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sage e-journals now includes more years

SAGE publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. We have, through a consortial deal, access to 452 titles in electronic format. Previously, our holdings only included the years from 1999 to the present. Now with an additional archive, the e-journals go back to their first volume, some as far back as 1879.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Library now subscribes to Science

The Library now subscribes to a suite of AAAS publications including the current Science publications from January 1997 to the present, Science Classic from July 1880 to December 1996, Science Xpress for early breaking, electronic journal articles, Science Signaling and more.

In a recent article reporting on a study of journal citations and impact factors, Nature and Science ranked first and second. See that story below.

Friday, July 11, 2008

ARTstor training now available through YouTube

ARTstor Beta has been released and introduces a new technical platform and user interface that will make searching, browsing, and organizing images in the Digital Library faster and easier. As you begin working in the ARTstor Beta environment, you will immediately notice that ARTstor now sits within your web browser rather than launching a Java client.

To access ARTstor Beta, simply click on the “Go” button from the link above. After clicking on “Go,” choose ARTstor Beta or ARTstor Legacy, which will be available throughout the 2008-2009 academic year.

You can view all YouTube training videos at

Nature, Journal Citations, and Impact Factors

Nature Publishing Group and its flagship publication Nature were recognized in the "2007 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters, 2008) as the leading publisher of high impact, high quality scientific journals...We know that Impact Factors continue to be a valuable measure of a journal’s quality for authors, librarians and societies...We are proud that our flagship title Nature, with an Impact Factor of 28.751, is this year’s number one multidisciplinary science journal, ahead of its major competitor Science (26.372). "

NPG Communications
Nature Publishing Group

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