TRIAL: Congressional Research Service Reports

We now have trials to Congressional Research Service Reports...

Lexis Nexis: CRDC, Congressional Research Digital Collection
"By combining CRS reports (from 1916 to present) and Committee Prints (from 1830 to present) into one product, LexisNexis gives users a comprehensive view of congressional action and the behind-the-scenes activity involved in crafting U.S. legislation."
You can get more info on their website:

TRIALS: Latin American & Caribbean Resources

We have two new trials through Proquest.

1) Prisma-- Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas
"a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Offering key titles indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)"

2) ProQuest Latin American Newsstand

College of DuPage: Soaring to Excellence Series, Library 2.0 and Beyond

Join us for the new College of DuPage Series

Best New Technologies, Finding the Trends that Matter : get your environmental scan on
Friday, October 26, 2007
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm ET

The year starts with a look primarily at high-level trends in business and economy, and how these trends can impact on our local library –
even if it seems they are quite remote from our routine practices.
Speaker: Steven J. Bell is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University .

program overview:

NEW DATABASE: Social Work Abstracts

Social Work Abstracts is now available in a new interface through EBSCOhost.
Links in the subject pages as well as the A-Z list have been updated.

"Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1977. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems. "

It can be accessed here:

TRIAL: "The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850"

We have a trial for "The Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850" from Gale.
" ... provides digital facsimile images on every page of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850. Full-text searching on more than 12 million pages
provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport."

The trial runs for 60 days (12/08)

UPDATE: phone line now back up, business as usual

Green Library (UP) Ref. Desk Main Phone Line Down
The Green Library Reference Desk main phone (305-348-2454) is not working. Telecommunications is aware of the problem, however, it may take up to 24 hours to repair.

Please call the alternate number, 305-348-1239, if you need to contact the
desk, or refer to the IM Chat or Ask-a-Librarian services:

FIU Library Map and Imagery User Service (MIUS)
MIUS is an extension of the Library GIS-RS Center... the Center provides the FIU teaching and research community with both digital and printed collections of maps and imageries; facilitates the access, visualization, and output of government and other non-profit organization produced digital scanned maps and geo-spatial data; provides a technology platform to utilize cartographic materials in the digital age; and works with faculty and instructors to integrate geospatial and statistical data into relevant classes and coursework.


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