Aug 31, 2015

Straight from the Ant's Mouth: Food in the Library

Ever wonder about what you can and can't eat in the library?  Student Jessilyn Dagum interviews a sugar ant to clear it all up.

Aug 28, 2015

Hey! Where did Academic Search go?

Starting Fall 2015,the library has replaced the EBSCO Academic Search Premier and Business Source databases with two similar ProQuest products, ProQuestCentral and ABI/INFORM Complete.  

The library made the decision to move forward with an Orbis Cascade Alliance offer for a suite of new ProQuest products.  Some of these will be replacing products that we have had for a number of years, like Academic Search Premier, while others will offer brand new content and research tools.  This decision continues the expansion of ProQuest offerings that started last year with new social science databases including:  Social Services Abstracts, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS), and Sociological Abstracts among others. 

These new products add a suite of subject-specific research tools and content – particularly for the humanities and sciences – that were previously unavailable.  A sample of the new content and tools include:
  • FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals Plus
  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts
  • More than 100,000 full-text dissertations
  • See a full list of ProQuest databases

In addition to new content and tools, the ProQuest package offers some significant advantages.  All of the ProQuest content will be findable in the library’s Saints search discovery system (unlike EBSCO), the mix of ProQuest products provides more full text overall, and the new ProQuest interface has a clean look with more filtering options.

While Academic Search and Business Source are no longer available, we continue to subscribe to a number of EBSCO products core to many of the departments and schools on campus including:
  • PsycINFO
  • ATLA Religion
  • Catholic Periodicals and Lit
  • Old & New Testament Abstracts
  • Education Research Complete
  • Communication & Mass Media
  • MLA
  • Mental Measurements & TIP
Questions?  Please send an email to Serin Anderson,