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September 1998 Web News
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Search CQ Researcher Online from IU Northwest Campus Computers

Need to write a research paper or a speech on a controversial current events topic? CQ Researcher's online full-text database, now available through the Internet on IU Northwest campus computers can help locate such information. This weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into the pros and cons of particular issues and bibliographies. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using keyword, dates or other criteria.

To use CQ Researcher, go to  the IU Northwest Library Electronic Information Page. The main menu screen features the most current full-text CQ Researcher articles. Topics include student activism, Alzheimer's disease, recycling, environmental justice and child care options. Past reports dating back to November 1991 can be retrieved through the keyword index. The database also gives a listing of upcoming reports with a summary. The complete CQ Researcher Quarterly Index from January 1991 to the present can be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat Reader software or as a plain text file.

Library users can now enjoy the added advantage of conducting a search and retrieving the article in one process. The online service's CQ Library also offers advice on how to properly cite articles obtained from CQ Researcher. For further information, call the IU Northwest Reference Desk at 219-980-6582.

Books in Print Now Available on the Online Catalog

Since the 1998 Summer Session, the web version of Books in Print (BIP) has appeared on the IU Northwest Library's online catalog menu. This publication lists over 1.8 million titles currently in print as well as titles soon to be published in the next six months, books out of print and U.S. publisher, distributor and wholesaler information.

Books in Print may be accessed from IU Northwest computers by going to Choose either Books in Print (A-J) (K-Z), Books Out of Print (A-J) (K-Z) or Publishers, Distributors and Wholesalers of the U.S. and click Search. When selecting the first three databases, the user can limit a keyword search by language, publication year, title, author or subject. When using the Publisher, Distributor or Wholesaler section, just type keywords in the dialog box and click Search.

Books in Print can also be reached at home via a telnet connection to IO (Information Online). After logging in with your IU Northwest ID Number or library barcode number, choose Books in Print (BIP) at the main menu.

EBSCOhost Expands Newspaper Source's Full Text Coverage

Newspaper Source, one of EBSCOhost's databases offered on the IU Northwest campus community and Indiana residents through the INSPIRE project now offers access to news and/or full-text articles from 105 regional U.S. newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free-Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Indianapolis Star (business articles only) and the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (news and business articles. Ten international newspapers such as the Hong Kong Standard and the World Paper are also included. Full text coverage of the Christian Science Monitor and abstracts/indexing for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today will still continue.

Access to Newspaper Source and the other EBSCOhost indexes is available from any IU Northwest campus computer via the World Wide Web at the IU Northwest Library Electronic Information Page. Once logged into Newspaper Source, click on the Browse Newspapers button at the top of the search screen to view the complete newspaper listing for this database. IU Northwest students, faculty and staff can also reach this database at home through a telnet connection to IO (Information Online). After logging in with your IU Northwest ID Number or library barcode number, select Journal and Newspaper Indexes. Then choose Newspaper Source.

, Library News Web Editor