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Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

March 2014

Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

Library of Congress Subject Headings can serve as social commentary, as historical milestones, or sometimes, as entertainment. Following are a few that have academic or everyday uses. We hope you enjoy them.


Backyard skating rinks  (May Subdivide Geographically)

Bad news  (May Subd Geog)

Ballet dancing for men  (May Subd Geog)

Bees in art

Endangered languages  (May Subd Geog)

Supervolcanoes  (May Subd Geog)


~ Jean Dickinson and Jane Rosario

Catalog & Metadata Services

Mar 19, 2014 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | abarone

Vendor visit: ProQuest (pastry is involved)

Representatives from ProQuest will be paying a visit on Tuesday, March 11 from 9:30-11 in 212/218 Doe Library. Here's how they describe their visit:

Drop in for Coffee/Pastry and a chance to find out what?s new at ProQuest.

Account Manager Karen Bosserman and Western Regional Sales Director Brad Roades  will have literature and will provide individual demos for those interested in exploring some of the new Products PQ has to offer in the Humanities and Social Sciences and discuss some of spring promotions!

Come take a look at:

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: We are offering a special limited-time spring promotion on ProQuest Historical Newspapers for academic libraries worldwide! Come and see some of the great Newspapers we have to offer.  Including the newest Collections ?Historic Chinese Newspapers & South China Morning News?

Art & Architecture Archive: Country Life Now Added, Exclusive to ProQuest: We are proud to announce  Country Life magazine is now available in Art & Architecture Archive (AAA). This UK title, selected as the keystone of AAA based on student and researcher demand, adds primary source research material useful for late 19th and early 20th century British history and social studies.

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines: The Real History of the People?s War. Through the digitized pages of more than 1,500 magazines  written and published by service personnel involved in the Great War, Trench Journals provides scholars with unique perspectives to contract official histories of the conflict.  For libraries this rare and unique collection is a pertinent and high profile acquisition at a time of intense research interest in the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

This is just a sample of what is new!

Mar 04, 2014 | Categories: Digital Collection | mphillip

Trial: Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) online

The Dictionary of American Regional English, also known as DARE,  is a dictionary of  regional aspects of the English language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. The digital version allows users to browse by region and hear clips from over 4,000 audio recordings—wherever the DARE interviews are quoted.

DARE’s search engine enables users to find words in definitions, etymologies, usage labels, and regional labels. An interactive map allows users to create their own maps using the DARE survey data.


A user guide is available at this link.


The trial expires March 25, 2014.  Please send feedback to Shayee Khanaka at


Feb 27, 2014 | Categories: Trials | lpeterse

ERF Update - January 2014

Current number of records in the ERF:  1109


ADDED since last update

DELETED since last update

  • Grant Forward (cancelled by campus)
  • ISI Emerging Markets (cancelled)
  • AGU Digital Library Books (cancelled)
  • Webster’s Unabridged (no longer available)

CHANGES since last update

  • World Telecommunication Indicators (now only available on CD-ROM in Data Lab)
Jan 27, 2014 | Categories: ERF Updates | lpeterse

Vendor visit: Adam Matthew

Our Adam Matthew rep will be visiting on Thursday, January 23 at 4pm. The meeting will be in 225 Doe. No need to RSVP.

Jan 21, 2014 | Categories: Digital Collection | mphillip

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