August Featured Resource: ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a full-text scientific database offering journal articles from fields of science, covering scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and the social sciences research. You can set up alerts to notify you of new articles related to a specific search, new volume issues of specific journals, or new articles or publications related to a specific topic.

Researchers have access to content from the following titles:

  • AJIC – American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Dental Abstracts
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • The Journal of Pediatrics
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Dental Clinics of North America
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Orthopedic Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Surgical Clinics of North America

The advanced search feature allows you to limit your results to content from subscribed publications and open access articles. Use Interlibrary Loan to request an electronic copy of an article not available full-text.

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February Featured Resource: MathSciNet

MathSciNet is a searchable index of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 to the present. Mathematical Reviews provides timely reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Researchers can search publications by author, title, MSC Primary, or anywhere in the citation record. The MSC Primary is the unique Mathematical Subject Classification system which groups certain math topics together. Explore this classification system by selecting Free Tools from the navigation heading at the top of the page. Browse author profiles for links to publications and MR numbers. A Citations Search will list the top ranked cited articles by author, subject or year.

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March Featured Resource: CQ Researcher plus Archive

CQ Researcher plus Archive contains reports on current issues. It is noted for its in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report covers a single topic drawn from a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Reports provide overview and background information as well as a pro/con section on a particular aspect of the topic and a bibliography.

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Recent Reports Published
Home Schooling – Do parents give their children a good education?
Polarization in America – Does partisan conflict threaten democracy?
Voting Controversies – Are U.S. elections being conducted fairly?
Media Violence – Do children have too much access to violent behavior?
Resurgent Russia – Is Moscow trying to recreate the Soviet bloc?
Whistleblowers – Is support growing for employees who expose misdeeds?
Minimum Wage – Would raising the rate be good for the economy?

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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May Featured Resource: Today’s Science

Science news written especially for students. Today’s Science gives in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology, and features interviews with the scientists doing the research. It presents the latest scientific discoveries and draws on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad.

Features include:
a glossary of scientific terms
biographies of important figures in science
searchable Science Encyclopedia
image and diagrams gallery
editorial cartoons
Need a Research Topic?
Issues & Controversies in Science

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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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