Wiley Interscience becomes Wiley Online Library this weekend

Wiley Interscience is migrating to a new platform this weekend and will be unavailable from 4am 8/7/10 until 12pm 8/8/10. The new platform will be called Wiley Online Library and will be available at http://libproxy.temple.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com. Further information is available here.

Trial: JSTOR Plant Science

JSTOR is providing free access to their new Plant Science collection through the end of 2011. JSTOR’s description of the collection is below. “JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. It provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, making them widely accessible to the plant science community as well as to researchers in other fields and to the public. It also provides an easy to use interface with powerful functionality that supports research and teaching, including the ability to measure and record plant specimens, share observations and objects with colleagues and classmates, and investigate global plant biodiversity. JSTOR Plant Science strives to be a comprehensive online research tool for aggregating and exploring the world’s botanical resources, thereby dramatically improving access for students, scholars, and scientists around the globe. It is useful for those researching, teaching or studying botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies.”

New from Alexander Street Press

Two unique new resources from Alexander Street Press have been added to the Libraries’ collections. Upon completion, Ethnographic Video Online will provide over 750 hours (~1,000 films) for the study of human culture and behavior. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. See the publisher’s description for further information. Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

New Look for LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic now has a re-designed interface. The changes are meant to help patrons uncover more of the great content that is sometimes hard to find within the database. You can access the new interface here. The old interface will continue to be available until the end of July, after which any links to it will re-direct to the updated version.