Library Paging Service Down

The single-sign-on service (SSO) for Josiah that is hosted by Innovative is down.  This has been reported as an urgent problem.
Losing SSO means graduate / med / faculty patrons cannot page items from the Rock until service is restored.
In the meantime, users can request most materials from the Annex using the Blacklight discovery service (https://search.library.brown.edu) or login using the Affiliate login (name & barcode).

Journals A-Z software update

The Library rolled out an update to the Journals A-Z page on Thursday, 8/2, that is causing lingering service interruptions for some users. Please clear your browser cache and refresh the page to load the latest version of the Journals A-Z list. This should resolve any cached data issues and restore your service.

Please contact the Library Eresources team at eresources@brown.edu with any questions or additional troubleshooting help.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Coming to Hein Online

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is coming soon to HeinOnline! The Serial Set is an ongoing project in HeinOnline with the goal to add more than four million pages each year until completion.

It’s important to note that HeinOnline has always contained substantial portions of the Serial Set, including the American State Papers, comprehensive coverage of Foreign Relations of the United States, and thousands of House and Senate reports and documents inside compiled federal legislative histories. The current endeavor will ultimately complete and organize the content of the set into one easy-to-use, comprehensive location.

About the Collection

U.S. Congressional Serial Set
1817-Date

The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries and with more than 15,500 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, as well as House and Senate Reports. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.

American State Papers
1789-1838

United States Congressional Documents from the period 1789 to 1817 are published under the title American State Papers, which consists of 38 volumes. The two series overlap, as American State Papers covers through 1838. Full coverage of the American State Papers are available within this collection inside HeinOnline.

Project Status

The Serial Set in HeinOnline currently includes:

  • Full index containing more than 380,000 records
  • 3,000 volumes and 3 million pages of integrated
    full-text volumes
  • Linking to more than 80% full-text volumes in HeinOnline
    or HathiTrust Digital Library

Project Status (as of 7/19/18)
Full-text volumes will be added monthly until completion.

New Eresource – United Nations Digital Library

Access to a new eresource has been added on the Databases A-Z list on the Library Web. The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now a freely accessible online resource.

Current and historical: provides a single access point to UN information. Allows for exploration of documents and publications, voting data, maps, speeches, images and sounds, and more. Additional collections of digital materials will be added as they are created or are made available by UN departments, offices, and agencies. Covers most UN bodies such as the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights bodies, and many more. [This resource is publicly available.]

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Top 20 Databases
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Counter Database Name                             Usage (number of searches)
Ovid MEDLINE(R)                                         23,392
Slavery and Anti-Slavery                               12,660
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Global                                                            12,174
Business Premium Collection-
>ABI/INFORM Collection-
>ABI/INFORM Global                                    11,949
Eighteenth Century Collections
Online                                                            11,905
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
The New York Times                                     11,474
US Newsstream 8,346
US Newsstream->US Major Dailies                7,690
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
The Wall Street Journal                                   7,548
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
The Baltimore Sun                                          7,538
US Newsstream->US Northeast
Newsstream                                                    7,051
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
Chicago Tribune                                              6,936
US Newsstream->US Major
Dailies->The Wall Street Journal                     6,899
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
The Washington Post                                       6,884
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
The Boston Globe                                            6,806
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
Los Angeles Times                                           6,775
US Newsstream->US Major
Dailies->New York Times
6,772
US Newsstream->US West
Newsstream                                                      6,661
ProQuest Historical Newspapers:
New York Tribune / Herald Tribune                   6,588
Ethnic NewsWatch                                            6,524