Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wilson OmniFile on Korea and the G20

Korea’s year of chairing the G20 has just finished, and Wilson Omnifile carries a wealth of full-text journals and periodicals—such as Koreana and Korea Journal—that can help you learn more about a country that has gone through an amazing transformation in the last fifty years.

A search on Korean history, for example, returns an interesting article on Seoul’s ancient city walls, which provides a good starting point for researching the city’s history and geography. The article also includes color photographs, and is available for patrons to listen to using ReadSpeaker.

About the Wilson OmniFile

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content (indexing, abstracts, and full text) from six of Wilson's full-text databases:
  • Education Full Text
  • General Science Full Text
  • Humanities Full Text
  • Readers' Guide Full Text
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Wilson Business Full Text
Full-text articles from five additional periodical databases are also included when available:
  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text
  • Art Full Text
  • Biological & Agricultural Index
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
  • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.
Indexing begins in 1982, abstracts in 1984, and full-text coverage in 1994.

Wilson Omnifile is available online via GALILEO.

Online tutorials and more information about Wilson Omnifile is also available online on CSU Libraries' Electronic Resource Guides.

Happy Searching!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Hours

The Simon Schwob Memorial Library will be opened on November 24th from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM. It will be closed on November 25-27 and reopen on November 28th at 2:00 PM.

The Music Library will be opened from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on November 24th. It will be closed on November 25-27 and reopen on November 28th at 4:30 PM.

CSU Libraries wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SciFinder myCAS® and Self Registration Upgrade

Due to maintenance work on the SciFinder database server that supports myCAS® and Self Registration, these applications (including Forgot Password) will be unavailable from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010 until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 21, 2010 and from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2010 (Eastern Standard Time).

Please contact the CSU Libraries Systems Office for more information.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Browser Requirements for CAS SciFinder

The Chemical Abstracts Service's SciFinder database has been recently upgraded. Because of these upgrades, the Internet Explore 6 browser will no longer work with the SciFinder database. The Chemical Abstract Service recommends that all users upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 to fully utilize SciFinder's features.

If you cannot upgrade your Internet Explorer browser, please follow these steps:

  1. Start Internet Explorer 6
  2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu
  3. Select the Advanced tab
  4. Scroll down to HTTP 1.1 Settings
  5. Check the option labeled Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections
  6. Click OK

If you continue to have problems with SciFinder, please contact the CSU Libraries Systems Office at: 706-565-3555 or

CSU Libraries apologizes for this inconvenience.

SciVerse Databases Maintenance and Outages

Please note that we have two scheduled outages that will affect the following SciVerse databases in the coming weeks:

  • ScienceDirect
  • Scopus
  • Hub
  • Journals Consult

The databases listed above are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 4 hours on November 7th and 6 hours on November 13th. During this time, upgrades will be implemented and maintenance performed. Please see below for approximate outage duration:

November 7:

  • U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST): 2:00AM -6:00AM

November 13:

  • U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST); 8:00AM - 2:00PM

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

GALILEO user survey and iPad drawing

The annual GALILEO user survey is underway, and this year’s prize is an iPad.

The prize will be awarded in a random drawing of survey respondents.

Please take the GALILEO survey any time between November 8th and November 14th and relate your experiences with GALILEO and share your ideas for GALILEO's future.

Take the GALILEO survey:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Introducing ComAbstracts to CSU

CSU Libraries are proud to announce that ComAbstracts is now available to all CSU students, faculty and staff.

The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field. Its coverage includes comprehensive coverage of scholarly books in communication and journalism.

ComAbstracts is integrated with other CIOS databases including ComVista, ComAnalytics, the Visual Communication Concept Explorer (VCCE) and the CIOS Tables of Contents system.

ComAbstracts is available through GALILEO at:

For more information about ComAbstracts, please contact the CSU Libraries' Systems Office.

Happy Searching!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NewsBank Hot Topics in November

CSU's Access World News database is a great source to research Hot Topics in the news. This month, it highlights election results, new findings in science and technology research and much more. An entire list of November's Hot Topics is available online (You will need to log into GALILEO to view the Hot Topics).

The Access World News database includes unique, current, and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses and more. It provides easy online access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, news wires, news blogs, news web-only content and video. Access World News also includes the archives of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and Atlanta Journal Constitution newspapers.

Database of the Month: IngentaConnect

Have you ever found a citation to an article in a journal that is not owned by the library? What did you do? Did you give up the search and find something else to use that was may not be as "good?"

A great resource to use when you cannot find an article in any of the library’s print or online journals is IngentaConnect.

IngentaConnect’s database contains articles from more than 29,500 publications. More than 8,000 of these publications are available online. Through IngentaConnect, you have access to 4,547,834 journal articles, reports and book chapters. Many of the publications available contain up-to-date information about almost all fields of knowledge. It is especially strong in the physical sciences and business fields.

The IngentaConnect search functions are intuitive and easy-to-use. IngentaConnect also allows you to browse over 13,530 publications.

To download an article through IngentaConnect, simply click on its title link. You will first see an abstract of the article and then a link to the full-text.

If the CSU Libraries do not own the journal, you will see the following text:

The full text electronic article is available for purchase. You will be able to download the full text electronic article after payment.

Click on Buy Now and then sign into the database.

Please note that if you do not already have an account with IngentaConnect, you must register first. Although this step is required, you will not be charged for any articles that you download from IngentaConnect.

It is that easy! Through IngentaConnect, you will be able to get almost instant delivery of information that you could not have found elsewhere.

More information about IngentaConnect can be found at:

Happy Searching!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Changing Face of Government Documents

As the lean new ready reference collection is being prepared items are starting to be cut. Several government documents are being moved from ready reference into the general government document collection. However, even though reference librarians might not have the print at your fingertips, all items removed have online substitutes listed on the library's government documents website. The link is on the main page below the photo.

While you're on the gov docs site, take a look around. There were several changes made this fall including a new statistics, citation and international section with links to wonderful free resources. There is also the federal and state section. If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Government Printing Office and the federal depository library, then visit the about us page and watch the great GPO YouTube video.

The physical government documents collection is located on the first floor of Schwob Library. Most items can be checked out at circulation. They can be found in GIL, and many are available free online.

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