April 2001 Web News
Celebrate National Library Week @your library(TM) April 1-7
During National Library Week, April 1-7, the American Library Association will launch the Campaign for America's Libraries. This five year plan will actively publicize the value of librarians and all types of libraries in the 21st century.
According to an American Library Association brochure, the campaign hopes to achieve the following goals:
Most importantly, through mini campaigns at the grassroots level, this campaign will focus on the following key messages:
The campaign's centerpiece for promoting these ideas is the trademarked brand: @your library(TM). During the next five years, campaign planners hope that this logo will become an ubiquitous symbol of excellence at every level in all types of libraries. Watch for upcoming IU Northwest Library events, activities, services and resources that will feature the @your library(TM) logo.
For further information, visit the official @your library(TM) web site at www.ala.org/@yourlibrary.
Biological and Agricultural Index Now Available as a SilverPlatter Database
Biological and Agricultural Index formerly available in CD-ROM format is now accessible as a SilverPlatter online database. This web resource indexes over 290 major international English language journals in the biological and agricultural sciences dating back to 1983. Updated monthly, this database features book review references, journal articles and supplements along with chapters in annual reviews. Subjects covered in this index include: biochemistry, biology, botany, ecology, soil science, microbiology, biotechnology and zoology. Biological and Agricultural Index's online version uses the same search interface as PsycInfo, another SilverPlatter product.
To access this database from IU Northwest campus computers ONLY, go to http://spweb.silverplatter.com/iul?. Note: This index can also be used from designated IU Northwest Library online catalog workstations by choosing Biological and Agricultural Index from the Journal Resources pull-down menu and clicking Go.
The IU Northwest Library Adds Biography and Genealogy Master Index to Its GaleNet Database Subscription
The IU Northwest Library now offers Biography and Genealogy Master Index as part of its GaleNet database subscription plan. Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) provides access to over 13 million biographical sketches from more than 2700 volumes and editions of retrospective and current reference sources which describe both historical and contemporary figures from around the globe. Reference sources indexed in BGMI include:
The online index which is updated twice a year contains only citations to reference books which feature multiple biographies. It excludes biographical monographs written about a particular person and periodical articles.
To search this index from IU Northwest campus computers ONLY, go to galenet.gale.com and choose Biography and Genealogy Master Index from the main menu. Note: This index can also be accessed from designated IU Northwest Library online catalog workstations by selecting Biography and Genealogy Master Index from the Other Resources pull-down menu and clicking Go.
At the next screen, users can choose three search options:
For instructional purposes, this article will focus on the first search option. To Search by Name: