November Featured Resource: Latin America & Iberia Database

Latin America & Iberia Database provides full text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.

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June Featured Resource: Arts of the United States

Arts of the United States contains images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. The pieces, dating from the 17th century through the 20th, include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts. Browse popular collections from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Henry Francis du pont Winterthur Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

JSTOR New Collection: Arts & Sciences V

We are excited to announce our JSTOR coverage now includes Arts & Sciences Collection V. The focus of this collection is on core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art & art history, and language & literature.

JSTOR provides access to archival issues of scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. The most recently published issue of any current journal will not appear in JSTOR until 1-5 years after the publishing date.

Notable Arts & Sciences V Titles:
The Antioch Review
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics
California History
The Chaucer Review
Classical Antiquity
Environmental History
Film History
Getty Research Journal
Hudson Review
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Film and Video
Journal of Folklore Research
Journal of Modern Literature
Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Massachusetts Historical Review
Mystics Quarterly
North American Review
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
The Pluralist
Polish American Studies
Research in African Literatures
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
Science Fiction Studies
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
Victorian Studies
World Literature Today

Users can create a MyJSTOR account to save searches or citations.

September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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August Featured Resource: JSTOR

JSTOR is an excellent multidisciplinary database that contains the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It provides full text access from the first journal issues to the most recent 3–7 years depending on the specific journal.

Users can browse by subject: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, Law, Literature, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics, Technology and Women’s Studies.

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New Resource: Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is a full-text collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well as a critical selection of partner publishers scholarly works. These major reference titles cover the Arts, History & Culture, Literature & Language, Law, Media Studies, Medicine & Health, Philosophy & Religion, Science & Technology and Social Sciences.

The content of the collection is available in a variety of reference types:

Overview Pages: provide free navigational guides to a topic and contain a heading, a short definition and links to a selection of other entries on that topic and to related topics

Subject Reference: encyclopedia entries from the general reference content

Timelines: timelines of events, arranged according to world history, areas, and themes

Quotations: entries from dictionaries of quotations, which tell you who said what, about what, and when

English Dictionaries: entries from dictionaries which give English language definitions of terms

Bilingual Dictionaries: entries from bilingual dictionaries which offer translations of terms in various languages

padlock Users need to limit results to “provided by library” to discover content provided by Clayton State and can request locked content using Interlibrary Loan.

Customize your search experience by creating a My Work account. Select Sign up in the top right corner of the window (just above the search box), and follow the instructions given. Users can save book entries and searches for future sessions. Your work is organized into 4 folders: most recent, my content, my searches and my account.

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Friday Fun: Bookish Art

image from weburbanist.com

Talk about bringing a story to life! Check out this Web Urbanist blog post collecting 31 examples of extraordinary sculptures made out of books. From dime-store novels to classics to phone books, if you’ve never felt drawn into an amazing read, you will now. Some of the artists featured are:

On a side note, please do not attempt this with any library-owned items. Thanks! 🙂