Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Databases: Something for Everybody!

The library has added several new online databases to our already robust collection.  Here is a list of each, along with a short description.  Anyone who needs help accessing or using any of the library’s databases can click here to contact the Research Help Desk.

Ancestry. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 data sets including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.

Accessible Archives.  Contains 19th and 20th century primary material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment.

CQ Global Researcher.  CQ Global Researcher provides in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is written by journalists with years of international experience. The reports make use of standard sections such as “current situation,” “pro-con,” and contain an introductory overview; background and assessment of the current situation; pro/ con statements from representatives of opposing positions; chronology on the topic, followed by short features for extensive context; a sampling of related international perspectives; maps and graphs; bibliographies of key sources; next steps for additional reading; and author profiles.

Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities: Business Directories .  Cabell’s Directory helps authors in particular disciplines determine which journals typically publish manuscripts similar to theirs or could be the best fit for a manuscript. The index in each directory helps authors match the characteristics of a manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes and acceptance rate. The library provides access to the business directory including marketing, economics, management and marketing.

European Views of the Americas.  This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

OECD iLibrary. (provided courtesy of UW Madison)  OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 – currently.

Polling the Nation. Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of  500,000 questions and responses from over 14,000 surveys conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. [UWRF’s license is limited to 4 users.]

Proquest Congressional Hearings and Serial Set, Historical Archive, Part A & B.  Published and unpublished hearings from U.S. Congressional committee hearings proceedings. All hearings contain the full transcripts of the proceedings, including all oral statements, committee questions, and discussion. Published hearings also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff.

Reaxys.  A web-based platform for the search and retrieval of organic, inorganic and organometallic chemical information by reaction, structure, property data and text, excerpted from key journals and patent literature dating back to 1771 and complemented by a synthesis planner to fulfill criteria applicable to a research chemist’s needs.

ScienceDirect Physical Science collection.  A database that is mostly focused on the Sciences.  However, it is also rich in the Health, Social Sciences and the Humanities.  Most all of the materials found in this database are peer-reviewed journal articles.  Some of the articles can be accessed in full text.

Science Online.  The world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. UWRF has access to Science from 1997 to the current issue, except for Science Express PDF articles.

SimplyMap. SimplyMap covers year 2000 census data, current estimates and five year projections, the Consumer Expenditure Survey data (CEX) from the Department of Labor and other value-added marketing information for all geographies (States, Counties, Cities, Zip Codes, Census Tracts and Block Groups). [Access is limited to 2 simultaneous users. You may be unable to access SimplyMap because both sessions currently in use. Try logging in at later time.]

Wall Street Journal Historical.  The Wall Street Journal (1889-1989) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Wearable Art Show

“Wearable art” is on exhibit in the UWRF library’s Harriet Barry Gallery beginning October 16th.  The exhibit includes a broom skirt; a duct tape suit; dresses made from seeds, paint swatches, and silk flowers; a cellophane rain coat; accessories and much more.  The pieces were created for 2010’s exhibit and wearable art fashion show hosted by Gallery 120 located in downtown River Falls.  This year’s opening at Gallery 120 is November 11th.  The fashion show will take place November 25th.

For more information please contact Dolly at

wearable art