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Information for Social Scientists-Issue 47 by Woodruff Library: Front

The General Libraries continuing e-only newsletter that highlights information issues, resources and services of interest to Emory social scientists.

In This Issue

This e-only issue of ISS is loaded with content, particularly focusing on electronic information developments here at Emory and beyond.

Tab 1, NEW Euclid and discoverE, reviews the changes in libraries' basic search tools made on Oct. 10th.

Tab 2 discusses the many new library spaces and facilities changes made over the summer and early fall. These include the Research Commons, Goizueta Business Library, and other improvements..

Electronic Subject Resources (Tab 3) highlights the new social science electronic resources acquired since the spring issue of ISS. These include expanded FBIS news collections that push many areas back to 1974, a collection of ethnic newspapers dating from 1799-1977, and the Chicano Database. Plus several new titles have been approved and will be available later including  Izvetsia, the Kremlin paper of record, and Landscan (GIS), a global population database.

Find out the latest articles in the leading journals in your field! Just check your subject research guides where you can locate RSS feeds for Table of Contents for the most consulted journals. Tab 4.

Tab 5 has the latest e-books news with information on readers and the availability of GPS navigators for checkout. Read a book and record where you are at the same time.

Scholarly Communications (Tab 6) discusses the new open access resolution recently adopted by Princeton University as well as Open Access Week and Emory OA initiatives. Check out your rights as an author.

If you have a digital project on your mind, check out Tab 7 introducing the services of DiSC. DiSC is looking for digital interdisciplinary projects that  highlight library collections. One of the first funded is Lynching in Georgia proposed by  Robert Franzosi in Sociology.

In light of the ongoing disasters, it might be wise to consult the new Preservation and Conservation libguide featured in our Handy Guides section in Tab 8. There are many new and updated offerings.

If you have library-related instructional needs or suggestions for the collection, check out "How to.." at Tab 9.

Finally, we feature a list of library staff who support social science departments. This time with pictures. Tab 10.

As always, we welcome your feedback. Use the handy link in Tab 11.

Back issues of this publication are available here.

Welcome Back to ISS

Information for Social Scientists (ISS) is the General Libraries' continuing newsletter that highlights information resources and services of interest to social scientists.

In keeping with President Wagner's request to pay close attention to the volume of paper announcements and mailings, this newsletter is now published e-only.

We welcome your comments.  Let us hear from you so that ISS will continue to be useful to the Emory social science community.  Please e-mail our ISS editor, Liz McBride.

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