The Merrill-Cazier Library has recently acquired access to the Turfgrass Information Center. This database indexes published materials relating to turfgrass and its maintenance. The scope of the database includes peer reviewed publications, technical reports and conference proceedings, trade and professional publications, local professional newsletters, and popular magazines as well as monographs, theses and dissertations, fact sheets and brochures, software, and web documents.

Access the database at: (Off-campus access requires authentication.)


Getty Collections of Paintings and Tapestries
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection contains nearly 400 paintings from the 14th century through the early 20th century.  In addition, Study Photographs of Tapestries in the Getty Research Library, contains over 4,000 images from the Tapestries Collection.
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Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Berlin State Museums:
Includes 301 images of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman sculptures from the Collection of Classical Antiquities at the Berlin State Museums.
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Historic Illustrations of Art and Architecture
Includes over 300 images of historic art and architecture illustrations to the Digital Library.  This collection, created by Allan Kohl, contains illustrations originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Access the full text of these three prestigious journals from their inception forward during our 30 day trial on the EBSCO platform (requested by John Walters).  These are one-time purchases with minimal ongoing access fees, so let us know if you think they would be worthwhile additions to the collection:

The Nation Archive:

The National Review Archive:

The New Republic Archive: 

Try out Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage via the library’s trial subscription, available through May 6, 2007. This database of business, company and industry information includes electronic access to S&P Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, and short articles on the economy, markets, investments, mutual funds and bonds. (Off-campus access requires authentication via the USU proxy or VPN client.) Access NetAdvantage at:

We’re looking at this as a replacement for Mergent so you’ll want to make sure you really take it for a spin around the block!

News from Elsevier: “RSS feeds are available on ScienceDirect for search results, citations and new articles, as well as more than 300 pre-selected topics. RSS feeds alert you immediately when ScienceDirect has new content.”

New Database: AgeLine

April 18, 2007

The AARP is now making the AgeLine database freely available from its website.  AgeLine is a popular database of gerontological research that is commercially available from several database vendors.

AgeLine abstracts the literature of social gerontology as well as aging-related research from psychology, sociology, social work, economics, public policy, and the health sciences. It covers aging-related issues for professionals in aging services, health, business, law, and mental health. AgeLine also includes selected consumer content. AgeLine summarizes journal articles, books and chapters, research reports, dissertations, gray literature, and educational videos from many publishers and organizations.

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EBSCO offers ongoing training for their databases via the web.  Topics are varied and include everything from an overview of the general or business search interfaces to specialized training for specific databases like CINAHL to backend functions on the Admin modules (if you want to see behind my magic curtain like in the Wizard of Oz).  To register, go to the EBSCO training site and sign-up.  It’s free and the schedule is ongoing.