September 2000 Web News
Books In Print Returns Online
After nearly a year's absence, the electronic version of Books In Print has returned to IU Northwest campus computers. Produced by R.R. Bowker, the web based version of Books In Print provides a quick search for books by title, author, keyword and ISBN number. The database also allows the user to browse by general subject indexes such as juvenile literature, history sports and self-help as well as by more specific indexes such as publisher, video subjects, author and title.
The site also features the following sections:
To access Books In Print from any IU Northwest campus computer, go to http://www.booksinprint.com . If you need further assistance searching specific areas of this database, a Help button is provided at the top right side of the main menu.
JSTOR Provides Full Text Web Access to Back Issues of Scholarly Journals
Funded by a Lilly Foundation grant for 21 Indiana academic libraries, the IU Northwest Library recently subscribed to the JSTOR electronic journal database.
JSTOR is a not-for- profit organization whose goal is to provide back issues of core journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. By making the complete runs of scholarly journal backfiles available and searchable over the Internet, JSTOR not only creates new research possibilities but also helps libraries reduce costs associated with storing these materials. Since 2000, 117 core scholarly journals in a variety of fields are accessible in the JSTOR collection. Many of these complete backfiles date back from the 1800's, but do not include the current year and not the previous three to five years. Over 2 million pages are now available. New titles and academic fields are regularly. Journal issues are always accessible and in pristine condition. For a complete list of journal titles and subject fields available, go to http://www.jstor.org/about/content.html.
To access JSTOR from any IU Northwest campus computer, faculty, students or staff should go to http://www.jstor.org
Locate Up-To-Date U.S. Economic Data With STAT-USA
Need access to current economic statistics? Try using STAT-USA, an electronic database now available on IU Northwest Library online catalog workstations as well as all IU Northwest campus computers.
STAT-USA, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce provides authoritative information from the federal government about U.S. business, economic and trade statistics. The web site consists of two major components:
State of the Nation - This section provides various financial and economic data from the federal government and other related organizations. It concerns itself primarily with the United States domestic economy. It consists of six categories:
GLOBUS/ NTDB - This section offers current and historical trade- related releases, international market research, country analysis, trade opportunities and the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB). Most importantly, the NTDB provides U.S. import and export statistics as well as access to country commercial guides and market research reports.
To access STAT-USA from IU Northwest campus computers ONLY, go to http://www.stat-usa.gov . For additional information and assistance using this database, contact , Library News Web Editor.
Fish In the River of Knowledge: Celebrate Your Freedom To Read: IU Northwest Library Commemorates Banned Books Week September 23-30
Banned Books Week is a national event sponsored annually by the American Booksellers Association , the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression ,the American Library Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors , the Association of American Book Publishers and the National Association of College Stores. It is also endorsed by the Library of Congress' Center for the Book.
From September 23 through September 30, the IU Northwest Library will observe Banned Books Week for a second consecutive year with special exhibits and a lecture series. The exhibits located in Hawthorn Hall will feature a display of books that have been censored and/or burned throughout history as well as information why specific books were banned and general readings about censorship.
Here is the schedule for the Banned Books Week lecture series:
For further information on this event, contact Ellen Bosman or visit the American Library Association's Banned Books Week web site.
, Library News Web Editor