Electronic publications from the U.S. Government Printing Office are now available, fully cataloged and linked, in Josiah: 42,000 electronic books, 8,000 serials, and over 1,000 databases linking an additional 225,000 electronic publications. This is a growing collection, currently adding about 1,500 titles per month.
Access is available via author, title, subject, series number, etc., and, yes, the traditional Superintendent of Documents Number search works marvelously well. Interested in the wildfires that seem to plague our forests during the dry summer months? A quick subject search turned up over one hundred instantly available books and periodicals on the subject.
Long known as the world’s largest publisher, the U.S. G.P.O. is quickly becoming one of the foremost electronic publishers as well. To link this electronic content from our catalog, Brown partnered with Marcive, Inc. to acquire bibliographic and authority records for all U.S. government e-publications.
For more information contact: Samuel_Mizer@brown.edu
The Center for Digital Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of our newly-designed website for finding aids (guides to personal papers, manuscript and archival collections):
Brown Archival & Manuscript Collections Online (BAMCO).
There are currently 48 finding aids on the site, ten of which include digital facsimiles of collection materials. There is one finding aid each for collections at the Orwig Music Library and the John Nicholas Brown Center, the remainder describing John Hay Library manuscript and archival collections. This new site replaces two earlier versions of the website. Additional finding aids will be added to BAMCO as they become available.
Individual finding aids on the BAMCO site have been linked from the library?s Collections A-Z site, and from the associated JOSIAH collection-level bibliographic records.
During the past year, library staff from several departments have contributed to the BAMCO effort (Digital Services, Scholarly Resources, Technical Services, Web Services) as well as a number of student workers and library school interns.
Future plans call for enhancing the site with additional features:
- browse, search, and ‘limit by’ features
- feedback button (to CDI re. functionality of the site and to report errors)
- repository links for collection queries (e-mail, location/hours information)
- essays on working with primary source material and finding aids
For more technical information, read ?About this project? (at bottom of the BAMCO homepage). I welcome questions or comments about the BAMCO website.
Digital Initiatives Librarian (EAD Specialist)
Brown University Library
Box A Providence, RI 02912
TEL: 401 863-1508
FAX: 401 863-1272
Library users now have more options for limiting their Josiah searches. We have installed five additional “scopes” and redefined some of the existing six, for a total of eleven. These choices appear in the drop-down menu “limit search to” on Josiah screens:
The scopes are as follows:
* Periodicals * Newspapers * Other Serials *
* Web Resources *
* Audio * Video * Multimedia *
Special Collections – John Hay Library
General Collections – All Except Hay and JCB
Location: Rockefeller Library
Location: Sciences Library
Location: Orwig Music Library
Location: Language Resource Center
Location: John Carter Brown Library
For further information contact: Bonnie Buzzell
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. Being web-based means no software to download and update, and you can access your personal account from any computer connected to the internet.
RefWorks helps you to:
- Organize your research and create a personal database online
- Include citations while you write your paper
- Build a bibliography in a variety of format/styles See list
- Import references from a variety of databases using the already created import filters
- Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
In order to use RefWorks, you must create your own login and password.
For more information, please see the Quick Start Guide (pdf) and/or the Tutorial.
For further assistance contact Anne Nolan, Electronic Resources Librarian
Harriette Hemmasi, executive associate dean of libraries at Indiana University at Bloomington, will join Brown University on September 1, 2005 as the Joukowsky Family University Librarian.
See: News Story
Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar results now include links to Brown University Library resources. These links will appear automatically if you search from an on-campus computer; off-campus you must go to “Scholar Preferences” and search for “Brown”. Please note that you must also log into your VPN client or to EZPROXY if you are off-campus.
The Brown links appear as:
- Find It @ Brown Full Text at the end of the article title if the Library subscribes to full text or
- Find It @ Brown to search the Library’s catalog or place an interlibrary loan request.
See screenshots | Go to Google Scholar
For further information see Google Scholar FAQ