Retrieve Full-Text College Catalogs With CollegeSource Online
Career Guidance Foundation recently shifted its microfiche college catalog
collection to the Web. This online resource called CollegeSource Online provides
full-text access to 9,600 college catalogs from two-year, four-year,
graduate and professional schools .This web-based collection is available
from any IU Northwest campus computers.
To access the database, go to the
Library On-campus Electronic Information page and choose the CollegeSource
- At the database's main menu, you can either type a keyword from
a college name in the dialog box provided and click Search or select
the College Search link on the left.
- After choosing College Search, college catalogs can be retrieved
the following ways.
- Alpha Search - Searching or viewing an alphabetical listing
- Criteria Search - Access schools by enrollment, affiliation,
tuition and major.
- Name Keyword Search - Locate all schools who have a specific
keyword in their name.
- Coming Soon - College catalogs will also be accessible by geographic
- When a user selects a college catalog, the database displays it
in its original publication format using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download
a free copy of this software, go to the Adobe
web site. For some schools represented, a brief school profile
and a link to the institution's web site is also available.
For more information about searching this database, contact
, Library News Web Editor.
Explore CIS' Statistical Universe On
The IU Northwest Library recently subscribed to the Statistical Universe electronic
database. Produced by the Congressional Information Service (CIS),
this web resource allows IU Northwest students, faculty and staff to search a comprehensive
index to over 100,000 publications containing federal, state and international
Statistical Universe features:
- All U.S. Government issued statistics from 1973 to the present through American
- Over 1,000 of the best private and state government statistical publications
since 1980 in Statistical Reference Index.
- Almost 2,000 titles from approximately 100 international organizations
published by Index to International Statistics since 1983.
To search Statistical Universe:
- Go to the
IU Northwest Library On-campus
Electronic Information page and select Statistical Universe.
- The main menu includes detailed sections about frequently asked questions
on conducting statistical research, locating background information about
government statistics and connecting to other relevant web sites.
- Most importantly, this database provides a keyword index for finding tables
in Statistical Abstract and a Statistical Sources Index to
search for over 100,000 statistical publications by subject, title, issuing
agency / publisher, author and Superintendent of Documents (SUDOC)
call number. These two indexes each provide extensive online help for formulating
effective keyword search strategies.
- Retrieved abstracts from Statistical Abstract and Statistical
Sources Index include a detailed description of the publication's statistical
contents. In many cases, the Statistical Universe database may itself provide
full-text access to the publication where it can be viewed and downloaded
by section or table. Certain abstracts may also contain links to the agency's
or publisher's web site where the full-text document may be read or downloaded.
For additional information or questions about using Statistical Universe, contact
, Library News Web Editor.