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You may have noticed that SourceOECD has disappeared from our database pages and been replaced by OECD iLibrary.  The iLibrary is a much better platform for searching and browsing  publications of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  If you are not familiar with their publications, stop by the iLibrary – it’s a good resource for statistics; economic and environmental profiles; nuclear energy, development, education, science & technology, and energy information for OECD member countries.

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If you’ve used LexisNexis in the last few days, you may have noticed some changes to the search interface.  I connected to the database last week to show some students how to use it and realized I didn’t know how to use all of the new features!  But I was pleased to see that LexisNexis has posted short YouTube videos that walk through the features of the new interface.  LexisNexis also has a wiki with good help info.

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If you are looking for current investment information for publicly traded companies, you’ll be happy to know that we now have an online subscription to Value Line Investment Survey.  We’ve had a print subscription to the service for several years – the online service is a much more convenient way to research U.S. companies and industries.  You’ll find the link to this new database on both our Full List of Databases and our Business, Economics and Trade Databases pages.

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If you are a regular visitor to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports database, you may have noticed some significant improvements to the search interface.  The new interface is much simpler and more efficient.  If you aren’t familiar with this database, check it out.  You can get monthly economic and political profiles of every country in the world.  You’ll find the link on our databases page.

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The World Bank’s statistical databases are now available open source!  Visit our Statistics Databases page to find links to Africa Development Indicators, Gender Statistics, Global Development Finance Online (for world debt statistics), and World Development Indicators Online.  You’ll also find a link to UNData, which gives you access to 31 UN statistical databases.

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We’ve just added a new online database for translation studies research called TSA Online.  This database combines two indexes published by St. Jerome (you may know them as the publisher of many excellent books in the field) – Translation Studies Abstracts and Bibliography of Translation Studies.  It’s an index with abstracts of journal articles, articles in edited volumes and dissertations.  To access TSA Online, go to our Databases, EJournal and EBook page.  You’ll find a link to the database on the full list, as well as on the Translation Databases list.

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We have exciting news about our Scientific American subscription – it’s now online!  We have access to both current and older issues dating from 1993.  To find Scientific American online, go to the Periodicals AtoZ link on our home page.  Then search for Scientific American.  You’ll find the link to Nature Journals Online.

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Good news for Smart Phone users!  Our EBSCOHost databases are now mobile.  You can search Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, Newspaper Source, EBSCO E-Journals, and GreenFile on a new mobile platform.  Here’s how you do it:

From the Library home page, go to our Databases, EJournal & EBook Packages page.
You’ll find a link to EBSCOHost on the Full List of Databases – it’s also linked to the different subject lists.  When you go into EBSCOHost, you’ll see a link to EBSCOHost Mobile.
When you get to the Library login page, use your network account login and password.

Any questions?  Stop by the Reference Desk or text us at 66746 – start your question with miislib.

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Introducing First Research, a new industry research database published by Dun & Bradstreet.  First Research gives in-depth information for over 700 industry segments.  Its industry profiles include competitive landscape, products and operations, finance and regulation, regional and international issues and state profiles.

To search this new database, go to our Research Databases page and find the link to First Research.

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Education Full Text and ERIC may now be searched together through the Education Full Text interface. When you connect to Education Full Text, select ERIC as well. Your searches will run in both databases, and provide you with abstracts and full text of journal articles as well as ERIC documents in PDF format.

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