Category: Database News (Page 3 of 6)

New Additions to Online Collections

We are pleased to announce the following new additions to the library’s online collections:

  • BioOne.2
  • Films on Demand streaming video.  Register while on campus and you may access the films from anywhere!
  • Royal Society of Chemistry journals
  • Springer e-books (2012 imprint)
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities collection (1997-present). Please use the ‘Find a Journal…’ search box to check for specific titles.
  • Times (London) Archive and the Times Literary Supplement Archive extended through 2006.
  • University of Chicago journals (via JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program)

Please contact Jennifer van Sickle for additional information on these resources.

Films on Demand

New this year, we now have a subscription to the streaming video collection Films on Demand.  This collection includes thousands of educational and documentary films covering all disciplines from well known sources including Films for the Humanities and Sciences, BBC, PBS, ABC, A&E, and the History Channel.  Records for individual titles can be found in the Library catalog, or you can browse the entire database at

Note that the streaming quality of these films might not be high enough for classroom presentations.  If you would like us to purchase the DVD for select titles to handle these cases, please speak with our library Media Collections Manager.

Films on Demand

Springer ebooks added

We have recently acquired over 24,900 ebooks published by Springer between 2005-2011.  These represent titles in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and physics among other areas.

All of these titles now have records integrated into both our catalog and Worldcat to allow quick access to the materials.  If you are interested in browsing the collection as a set, you can also do so from within SpringerLink at

Catalog Login to My Account

Having trouble logging into your user account in the Library Catalog?  Try the second option using you barcode number and last name (the barcode number includes the trailing number on the far right of your ID).

This issue is affecting activities like making CTW requests and self-initiated renewals of borrowed books.  We hope to have the option of using your network ID restored by next week!

Monday 10/17 – Library Catalog down

The Library catalog is down following some unexpected problems while our vendor was running some maintenance work.  It ought to be back up later today.

As an alternative, you can also identify most of our print and online holdings in WorldCat ( ).  Online resources will display Trinity’s link to the item.  For print items, get its call number by going into another library’s catalog (not Connecticut College or Wesleyan) by expanding the list under “WorldCat – WorldCat Libraries own this item” and clicking into the catalog of another college.  Since most academic libraries use the same call number, our book ought to be in our stacks under the same.

Questions?  See a staff member at the Library Services Desk on Level A.

New WorldCat Interface

WorldCat, a well-known bibliographic database, has a new search interface and several local enhancements.  The most important addition in terms of content is that it now includes article citations.  Initially these citations are being drawn from a few standard indexing databases such as ArticleFirst and PubMed but we will be adding more over time.

In terms of new features, WorldCat now also incorporates information that previously only existed in the Library catalog such as: (1) local location and call number information, (2) CTW holdings and direct links to CTW request forms, and (3) e-journal links to full text content when available.

The WorldCat database is at The old version will remain on the Library’s list of “Online Resources by Title” under the label “WorldCat (Classic)” until it is no longer supported by the vendor.

New Worldcat interface coming!

In August we will be rolling out our new interface for searching OCLC WorldCat. For previous users, the most exciting part will be that our current holdings information including circulation status, shelf locations, and call numbers will display right there! No more followup searching needed in our local catalog. It will also integrate a large number of article citations and our e-resource links into the same interface.

Anyone interested in trying it out ahead of time can find it at:

Classical Music Library

A fourth major set of online music has just been integrated into the Library’s catalog: Classical Music Online.  Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.  The content of this database was created in part to reflect the Music Library Association’s publication “A Basic Music Library” to ensure that the Classical Music Library includes at least one recording of each work listed, making this a great resource for its comprehensive coverage.

An example of one of its records can be found at

The 4,196 albums in this set are also searchable directly within its native interface at .  Note that all four music databases we get from Alexander Street Press can also be searched together at


More Online Music

Over 7,500 new online music titles have just been added to our Library catalog representing the content from three of our Alexander Street Press databases: American Song, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Song.

These recordings represent long list of record labels, with albums ranging from Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits (;693845 ) in American Song, to “Tango Argentino” (;388910 ) in Contemporary World Music, to Woody Guthrie’s “The Asch Recordings” (;73631 ) in Smithsonian Global Song.

With the addition of these records, you can now use the Library catalog when you you are looking for a particular performer and get results including both CD’s in our Media Center and most of our online sources.  Note that for more sophisticated searches for recordings representing particular regions or instruments, you will still be best off going directly into each database and using the search options and filters provided by Alexander Street Press.

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