2014 Archive of Announcements
New online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections are posted monthly; you can also search for recently added items. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in December 2014
Marketing, media and advertising industry news; includes financial and performance data in both statistics and ranking lists formats as well as employment data, Industry Annuals, Fact Packs and Timelines. The journals Advertising Age and Creativity Online can also be accessed from this site.
Indiastat.com : Revealing India--statistically
Provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures culled from various secondary level authentic sources. Includes industry, labor, tourism, population, health, education, and general data. Note: user id and password are required. Please contact email@example.com for details or ask at any library reference desk for help.
e- Resources Added to the Collection in November 2014
ASME Proceedings (Current)
ASME sponsors more than 30 conferences per year and publishes approximately 100 proceedings volumes annually. Conference topics encompass the entire spectrum of subject areas of interest to mechanical engineers and associated disciplines. ASME Conference Proceedings are available in print and also in digital format through the ASME Digital Collection. Individual conference papers from 2002 to the present are currently available through the ASME Digital Collection.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in October 2014
Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.
- Letters of Christina Rossetti
- Letters of Matthew Arnold
- Journal of Emily Shore
- Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences: A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry
- Herman Melville’s “Typee”: A Fluid-Text Edition
- Clotel, or The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
- Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert’s English Verse
Travel & Tourism Market Research Handbook 2015-2016
Statistical collection of tourist visitor and expenditure data for each state, major cities, and tourist destinations, based on surveys by RKMA. Includes Hotels & Resorts, previously published as a separate annual reference, as well as current data and assessments on hotel brands, city-by-city data, construction and supply growth, corporate profiles, management companies, occupancy and rates, segmentation, timeshare, valuations, and more.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in September 2014
International Directory of Philosophy
Database containing information on university philosophy departments, professional associations, societies, research centers, journals, and philosophy publishers in the U.S., Canada, and 130 other countries. Current contact information integrated with author names; metadata is searchable for all resources.
Scientific Style and Format Online
Reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields; provides information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, and a citation quick guide.
Business Expert Press eBooks
E-book collection of titles regarding multiple aspects of marketing and management, including research in areas of branding, consumer behavior, strategy, and sales force management, from small businesses to international considerations.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in August 2014
Materials Characterization eBook Series
These eBooks offer high-quality reference materials covering sensors and controls engineering, civil and structural engineering, applied mechanics, materials science and engineering, and advanced energy technologies for the classroom or the lab.
This is an international source for global news, providing an evolving network of world-leading insights and analysis coupled with rapidly expanding original reporting. FP.com provides analyses of pressing global challenges in real time.
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Portal includes journal and country scientific indicators that can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Browse or search ranking lists; compare journals, world regions or countries; and map subject areas/categories by country.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in July 2014
Women Writers Online
Early modern English and American women's writings from 1500 to 1850. Includes searchable full text of books, poetry, and speeches as well as browse by date, author, and title. Exhibits and teaching tools also available.
Web of Science Expansion
George Mason University Libraries now has access to the Web of Science Core Collection in its entirety. Search features include expanded citation index refinement by discipline and content type, expanded date range and full text linking.
Video: Quick Tour of the New Web of Science
- Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
- Book Citation Index – Science (2005-present)
- Book Citation Index - Social Science and Humanities (2005-present)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (1990-present)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science and Humanities (1990-present)
- Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present)
- Index Chemicus (1993-present)
- Science Citation Index (1900-present)
- Social Science Citation Index (1900-present)
Additional databases centrally searched using Web of Science:
Web of Science Core Collection
Expanded retrospective data simplifies access to historic journal archives, increasing coverage back to 1900. Includes Open Access journals and cover-to-cover indexing of more than 12,000 select journals. Integrated with Google Scholar.
BIOSIS Citation Index
Upgrade from BIOSIS Previews, now streamlines access, research and discovery in life sciences by linking journal and conference proceedings from 1926 to present. Indexing includes Enzyme Commission numbers and cross-references to gene, disease, and organism names. Electronic functionality enhances research relationships such as tracing first mention of plants, organisms, chemicals, or lab techniques; identifies potential collaborators with significant publication records; and leads to discovery of high-impact articles and emerging trends.
Data Citation Index
Supports data discovery through collection of datasets across subjects and regions, gathered from selected repositories throughout the world. Indexing advances discovery of connected primary research artifacts to provide broader context of scholarly research. Standardization facilitates citation analysis and tracking emerging resources.
Derwent Innovations Index
Indexes patent and related citation searches for inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Descriptive abstracts facilitate layman discovery, depict relationships to other patents, quantitate a patent’s significance, and point to related research literature. When logged into Web of Science, provides integration with Google Patent, activating hyperlink access directly back to relevant Derwent Index content.
Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
Citation-based research evaluation tool analyzes highly-cited people, departments and labs to identify highly influential contributors, top ranking countries, highly cited journals, and emerging research trends. Allows users to pinpoint advances in fields of study including science, social science and the arts and humanities. Analytic tool useful for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, as well as members of the scientific press and recruiters. Integrated with Web of Science through InCites database.
Journal Citation Index (JCR)
Citation tool analyzes over 8,000 science and 3,000 social science journals from at least 80 countries based on content from 1864 to present. Database produces quantitative measures of citations from peer reviewed articles and proceedings. New integration with Web of Science databases streamlines process by which professors and students can identify current reading list in respective fields. Integrated with Web of Science through InCites database.
SciELO Citation Index
Discover new insights from research focused on regional content with international impact in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa. Database produces quantitative measure of citations from peer reviewed articles and proceedings from about 700 titles. Contains millions of cited references, covering 1997-present.
Animal biology database citation coverage expanded from 1864 to present. Database indexing contains a full range of disciplines from biodiversity, environment, taxonomy to veterinary sciences with full-text linking.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in June 2014
Artnet Price Database Fine Art and Design
The artnet Price Database, the most comprehensive, color-illustrated archive of Fine Art, Design, and Decorative Art auction results worldwide, provides objective information and insights on art prices. The database includes auction results from more than 1,400 international auction houses and covers over seven million auction results for works by more than 270,000 artists, ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary artists. The artnet Price Database Decorative Art includes auction records for a wide range of Antiques and Decorative Art, including furniture, porcelain, ceramics, glass, rugs, carpets, clocks, jewelry, and books. With these discreet tools, users can determine what they should pay for a work of art, the value of their collection, and the right time to buy or sell.
A collection of more than 660 of the world's top newspapers and wire feeds. For nearly all of them, complete articles are available in text format. The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications are included. In addition to the text, citations, abstracts, and indexing are available for all articles.
e-Resources Added to the Collection in May 2014
Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations: Records of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955
The U.S. State Department’s Office of Chinese Affairs, charged with operational control of American policy toward China, amassed information on virtually all aspects of life there immediately before, during, and after the revolution. Declassified by the State Department, the Records of the Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955, provide valuable insight into numerous domestic issues in Communist and Nationalist China, U.S. containment policy as it was extended to Asia, and Sino-American relations during the post-war period. This product comprises all 41 reels of the former Scholarly Resources microfilm product entitled Records of the Office of Chinese Affairs, 1945-1955.
General George C. Marshall's Mission to China, 1945-1947
The mission of General George C. Marshall to prevent the renewal of the Chinese civil war and, as a consequence, prevent the growth of Soviet influence in both Manchuria and China proper must be viewed in the context of the emerging Cold War as well as the context of American perceptions of China that go back, at least, to the days of John Hay and the Open Door. This collection comprises the full set of records held by the National Archives in the State Department’s Lot File 54 D 270 and is subdivided into six parts: War Department records; Records of the Marshall Mission relating to Political Affairs; Records of the Marshall Mission relating to Military Affairs; Records of the Division of Chinese Affairs; Records of John Carter Vincent; and, Marshall’s Report.
Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894‐1945
These files represent a large portion of the archives of the British-run municipal police force based in Shanghai’s former International Settlement. The time period covered by these files extends from 1894 to 1945, and the most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Many files are organized around a particular topic and contain different kinds of source material.
Libraries Expand Taylor & Francis Online Journal Access
Mason Libraries recently added online access to the complete Taylor & Francis journal collection. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, Taylor & Francis content spans all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Mason users will now have access to 1,750 journals available in this collection, a substantial increase in content from our previously subscribed set of 500 titles. Access is generally provided to content from 1997 to present. Taylor & Francis resources may be located through inPrimo or the Libraries’ e-Journal Finder.
AMA Manual of Style
The AMA Manual of Style is a guide frequently used in medical and scientific publishing. The site has relaunched with enhanced functionality aimed to deliver content in an easy-to-use way, helping users locate the information needed to produce well-organized and authoritative articles and research papers.
Birds of North America Online
In two centuries of American ornithology, The Birds of North America (BNA) is only the fourth comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North America’s breeding birds. Following in the footsteps of Wilson, Audubon, and Bent, BNA provides a quantum leap in information beyond what those historic figures were able to assemble. Account contents are updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors. In addition, BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. And most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species, recordings selected from the extensive collection of Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.
Northern Ireland : A Divided Community 1921-1972: Cabinet papers of the Stormont Administration (DFG Nationallizenzen
The papers contained in Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972 are a complete digital facsimile of the Cabinet Conclusion files of the Northern Ireland Government, filed as CAB/4 at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). These CAB/4 files contain a full record of every debate and transaction for the entire duration of the Stormont administration, the devolved government of Northern Ireland. Separate files exist for each Cabinet Meeting and include minutes and memoranda. The discussions and decisions reflect the wide range of problems and activities involved in making the new administration work. Topics debated and reported in just one sample year of the Troubles (1970) include: policing, arms and explosives, social need, prevention of incitement to religious hatred, army occupation of factories, road spiking, routing of Orange Day parades, dock strikes, law and order, riots, and the roles of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
Oxford Bibliographies Online : International Law
Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is designed to provide authoritative guidance in a field rife with debate and controversy, dealing with a complex system of rules and principles meant to govern the relations between states and other institutional subjects, such as the United Nations or the European Union. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, records of court decisions, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations
International relations has traditionally been defined as the study of foreign affairs and political interaction between states, but now covers the whole complex of cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all states and their component populations, as well as non-state actors and international organizations. Research and scholarship in this area has an important impact on our understanding of the past and of current events. It is imperative that students, scholars and professionals stay abreast of new research, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas.
Oxford Handbooks Online: Linguistics
The discipline studies the structure, use, and history of language: structure is divided into phonetics (speech production and perception), phonology (sound systems), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure), semantics (meaning in linguistic structure), pragmatics (meaning in context), and discourse (the structure of texts). Language use in the broadest sense encompasses sociolinguistics (language in society); psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics (the psychology and neurological basis of language); and language acquisition by children (first-language acquisition) and adults (second-language acquisition).
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Management
Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling an organization’s financial, physical, human, and information resources in ways intended to achieve and maintain organizational effectiveness. Because the business world exists in a dynamic and fluid environment, the essential elements, processes, and functions (and the interrelationships among these) that comprise management are subject to constant change.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science
Political science is the study of the struggle by humans to gain and use power and authority for useful or destructive reasons. Political scientists analyze this struggle within and among nations using a variety of methodological tools and theoretical concepts and in a variety of sub-disciplines and specialties.
Performing Arts Directory
The Grey House Performing Arts Directory offers coverage of the Performing Arts of the major performance Organizations, Facilities and Information Resources, organized by discipline, with detailed information on Dance Companies, Instrumental Music Programs, Opera Companies, Vocal Groups, Theater Companies, Performing Arts Series, Artist Management Groups and Performing Arts Facilities. Listings include mailing address, phone & fax numbers, e-mails & web sites, mission statement, key management contacts, income sources, type & capacity of each facility, affiliations, performance season & type, annual attendance, founding year and much more.
PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System and mapping company. It's fast, efficient and captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and our analysis tool, Analytics. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.
ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World
The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a collection of the statistical abstracts of approximately 40 countries. These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations are included.
Sage has discontinued the CQ Political Reference Suite and moved access to these materials to the Sage Knowledge platform.
World Newspaper Archive: Africa
This collection provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published between 1800 and 1922, featuring titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Languages include English, German, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and others. The titles are cross-searchable with other modules of the World Newspaper Archive, as well as with other Readex products such as America’s Historical Newspapers.
World Newspaper Archive: South Asia
The collection provides more than 400,000 fully searchable pages of newspapers published in South Asia between 1864 and 1922. South Asian Newspapers features titles published in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Languages include English, Bengali, Gujarati, and others. Titles include such key publications as: Amrita Bazar Patrika (Calcutta), Bankura Darpana (Bankura, India), Madras Mail (Madras), Tribune (Lahore, Pakistan) and the Ceylon Observer (Sri Lanka). The titles are cross-searchable with other modules of the World Newspaper Archive, as well as with other Readex products such as America’s Historical Newspapers.
Compustat Point in Time
Provides access to global financial, economic, and marketing data through a uniform, web-based interface. Quantitative data research for academic and financial research is hosted on the on the WRDS portal. Note: You must register for a WRDS account to access this resource.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Now available through a usage-driven acquisition model, Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. During the acquisition review period all resources are available to Mason users. Previously only 401 of the 12,796 available titles were accessible.
Landscan Global Archives
LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period. The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies, along with up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.
Merck Index Online
Authoritative source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, contains over 11,500 monographs, including historic records not available in the print edition and is continually updated.
APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology
Provides a "review of current empirical research on sexuality and a synthesis of the dominant theoretical perspectives that have guided both research and clinical practice...." Integrates individual experience and social/cultural context across every domain of sexuality.
Bayeux Tapestry Online Digital Edition
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered or decorated cloth that is around 70 meters long and depicts events that led to the Norman Conquest of England. Each panel commentary reviews major and minor discussions of the section's historical background, individual artistic details, borders, inscriptions, and restorations.
Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
A vital resource for scholars of Latin American history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It covers the revolutions, territorial changes and political movements, foreign financial interests, industrial and infrastructural development (including the building of the Panama Canal), wars, slavery, immigration from Europe and relations with indigenous peoples, amongst other topics during these times.
Insight Media Complete Collection
Collection of educational videos covering various subject areas: Communication, Critical Thinking, Design, Diversity, Drama & Dance, Education, Healthcare, Psychology, Research Methods, and Sociology.
NJVID is a digital video repository service for streaming and preservation of academic and research videos for higher education. This resource provides Mason Libraries a platform to digitize and make video available to users through a secure portal. This service is provided by NJEDge.Net - New Jersey Research and Education Network, offering collaboration among universities, libraries, museums and K-12 education.
SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education
SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies & Recreation Education is the official refereed publication of the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with Sagamore Publishing. The Journal aims to disseminate knowledge related to park and recreation courses, curricula, and teaching. Articles address a wide range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education.
Academic Video Online: Premium
Alexander Street’s most comprehensive video collection, an ever-growing resource that comprises content from 32 full video collections and eight bonus discipline clusters. This resource brings together on a single cross-searchable platform a completely integrated online repository of Alexander Street Press video titles. Note: non-video content can also be searched using the link above.
Artemis: Literary Sources
Integrates Literature resources from Gale and Literature Criticism Online into a single research environment. The following collections are available within this interface: Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne’s Authors on GVRL, and Gale Virtual Reference Library. Eventually, the majority of Gale Digital Collections and Gale Literature Collections will be included, uniting all of these resources into one comprehensive research experience.
Engineering Case Studies Online
Comprehensive source for a wide range of video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes. Documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world allow modern engineers and scholars to learn what not to do and how to create designs with a greater chance of success. Collection materials explore the legal and ethical implications with broad applications for fields including architecture, business, law, urban planning, health and safety, environmental studies, science, sociology, media, and technology.
Financial Times Online (ft.com)
Provides up-to-the-minute daily coverage for international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis. Includes access to a 5 year archive, mobile and tablet access. NOTE: Users must set up individual account with Mason email to gain access.