The Merrill-Cazier Library has recently subscribed to the CSA Illustrata Natural Resources database. The Illustrata interface promotes searching of graphs, tables, x-rays, maps, photographs and other illustrations published within over 1000 peer reviewed journals in the biological and environmental sciences. Illustrata will be of interest to researchers across many fields including Agriculture, Biology, Environmental Studies, Food Safety, Medicine, Meteorology, Public Health and Safety, and Water Resources. Off-campus access requires authentication


We have acquired access to the first 47 volumes of this growing collection of multidisciplinary titles and will receive access to the second group of 16 as they are published.  For a full title list, check out the Sage website.  Or, start playing with our subscription here…

We now have a standing order for the 85 volume International Directory of Company Histories…in e-book format.  Check out the existing set here…and find out all you ever wanted to know about Coca-Cola.

We have recently acquired 10 new reference books on the GVRL platform. They are cross-searchable here…. Alternatively, you can review the titles individually:

Countries and Their Cultures
Encyclopedia of Aging
Encyclopedia of Religion
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology & Ethics
Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Water: Science & Issues

We have purchased ongoing, perpetual access to Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Public and Private Companies.  In years past, we would buy print volumes of Ward’s every few years and content was always a bit behind.  Now, with the addition of this online resource, we can access the most recent version of Ward’s–a key resource for locating information on privately owned companies.

With year end close, we’ve put together a rush of last minute orders.  I’ll be publicizing these more formally next week when I have all the URLs, but just so you know, we will be getting access to Ward’s Directory; the International Directory of Company History (85 volumes online); 10 new Gale Encyclopedias; and 63 Sage reference titles.  More information to come!

Big news on the business e-resource front:  effective July 1st, we will no longer have access to the Mergent database.  We are adding Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage and, in fact, already have access to it.  NetAdvantage has much of the same information that Mergent included, but in addition it also has the S&P stock reports and the S&P Industry surveys that we formerly got in paper.  This should really be a nice addition!  Wendy has already taught a class on NetAdvantage so if you have any questions about content, you might want to talk to her.  Enjoy!

Access NetAdvantage…  (I’ve listed the database under both NetAdvantage and Standard & Poor’s)