Library Adds New Electronic Resources for Fall 2013

The Schauerman Library has added electronic resources for Fall 2013. Two new types of eBooks are now available. Like previous eBook titles, these new additions are accessible through the online catalog (, but the new eBooks are available to unlimited number of users concurrently and have no limitations on downloading or printing i.e. – they are not restricted by the usual digital copyright controls.




1) The new reference eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library are particularly useful to consult for factual information and background reading on a variety of subjects.


2) New eBooks published by Springer Science + Business Media focus on the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Faculty in these areas should find many of the titles useful in preparing for courses, staying current on new developments in their disciplines, and doing research. If deemed appropriate, a Springer eBook may be used as a textbook.


For details on how to use the Library’s eBooks, see our newly revised “Introduction to the Library’s Electronic Resources,”   


Two new databases were also added, including the most comprehensive version of the standard nursing and allied health database, CINAHL Complete. This replaces the previous subscription to the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.


WestlawNext Campus Research is also new. This is a legal research database intended for college students in general. It offers a large collection of law-related resources, including decisions and case law from state and federal courts, state laws, federal statutes and regulations. This database may be useful for obtaining legal information related to current "hot" topics such as gun control, terrorism, immigration reform, and gay marriage. Please note that at the present time, unlike our other databases, this database may be used only on campus.


Additional journals and primary sources in the humanities and social sciences have also been added to the Library’s subscription to the JSTOR Arts and Sciences database.


For more information about the new resources, please contact Moon Ichinaga, Librarian/Electronic Resources, extension 6482.