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ZSR added several new database subscriptions during the fall semester: TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource) provides genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. JoVE Essentials of Neuroscience and JoVE Essentials of Behavioral Science teach laboratory fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations. WFU also now has access to the full archive of... more

Database News

New Databases Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings with primary-source documents – such as notes from experiment participants, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, etc. – to describe important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. New Pauly is an authoritative encyclopedia covering more than 2,000 years of Greco-Roman history,... more

Why So Many E-books?

E-books constitute a small portion of the library budget but provide big bang for the buck. Most of the e-books available through the library come from two sources: 140,000 titles from the Ebrary subscription service. This service is provided through the statewide consortium NC LIVE. 180,000 titles in the demand-driven acquisition (rental) program. For the... more

Books for Young Readers: The Joseph O. Milner Collection of Children’s Literature

In the basement of Tribble Hall is a small collection of library materials, often described as a hidden gem, nestled among offices and classrooms. These books comprise the Joseph O. Milner Collection of Children’s Literature. The collection includes a diverse range of engaging literature for young readers— from preschool through young adult. Wake Forest University... more

Database News, May 2015

The library has begun subscribing to these three new databases: Berg Fashion LibraryIncludes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, plus various other e-books, reference works and images. Digital Dictionary of BuddhismA compilation of Chinese logograph-based terms, texts, persons, etc., found in Buddhist canonical sources. Also includes a Chinese-Japanese-Korean-Vietnamese to English dictionary. Garland Encyclopedia... more

Virtual Browsing in the Catalog

With the increasing numbers of electronic materials available in the catalog, many faculty and students (and librarians) lament the loss of the serendipity that comes from browsing the shelves and finding unknown material. While walking the stacks is by no means dead, a reliance on only print sources can now mean that you miss important... more

Electronic Resources News

The statewide library consortium NC LIVE begins a new subscription cycle this year. As a result, there are many new databases available for your use. Several new article databases are available: ABI/INFORM Complete (Business) Pharmaceutical News Index ProQuest Accounting & Tax ProQuest Biology Journals ProQuest Criminal Justice ProQuest Education Journals ProQuest Environmental Science Collection ProQuest... more

Database News

NC LIVE eBook Collection The statewide library consortium NC LIVE recently released this collection of more than 1,000 e-books from a variety of North Carolina publishers. The collection includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry. All the books can be read online or downloaded to a... more

Database News, May 2014

ZSR Library just bought three additional Archives Unbound collections. Each product contains small, targeted collections of primary-source documents. Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life Artemis Primary Sources is a new way to search... more

Database News

New Databases New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: A searchable database containing the full text of the 2008 New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, plus ongoing quarterly updates. InfoTrac Newsstand: Full-text access to more than 1,100 newspapers, including the New York Times (1985-present). Also includes selective coverage of the Winston-Salem Journal (1997 to June 2011) and other... more

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