February 2001 Web News
ABI/Inform Returns as a Full-Text Journal Index
The IU Northwest Library recently subscribed to ABI/Inform Global, the online version of the very popular business journal index. This web resource provides in-depth coverage of business trends, conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques and specific company and product information. It has indexing and abstracts to more than 1,000 business and management periodicals including over 350 international English language titles all dating prior to 1986. ABI/Global in particular covers more than 1,300 sources with over 600 journals available in complete full-text format.
To access ABI/Inform Global from IU Northwest campus computers ONLY, go to http://www.umi.com/pqdauto ( NOTE: Sometimes when connecting to ABI/Inform from on campus, the web site will ask for a user ID and password. If this happens, type ipauto in both the user id and password boxes.) The main menu offers the user three types of search options for retrieving journal articles:
Each type of search provides a detailed text and graphical instruction screen by clicking the Help button located at the far right side of the screen. For simple instructional purposes, this article will concentrate on performing a Basic Search.
To do a Basic Search:
Off Campus Access to the Ruth Lilly (Ovid) Medical Databases Has Changed
Off campus access to the Ruth Lilly Library Medical databases (e.g. CINAHL, Medline, etc) provided by the IU Northwest Library now REQUIRES a valid IU Northwest e-mail address and password. To obtain a new IU Northwest e-mail account, go to the IU Northwest Campus Web Page and click on the E-mail Information link directly below the revolving gold key icon. If you experience any difficulty obtaining or using your IU Northwest student, staff or faculty e-mail account, please call the IU Northwest Help Desk at 219-981-HELP for further assistance.
To use the Ruth Lilly Medical Database System from home:
The IU Northwest Library strongly urges students to obtain an IU Northwest e-mail account to access the Ovid and any other off-campus databases from home that may require a user ID and password. Remember: The Ovid database is also available from IU Northwest campus computers through the Library's Connecting from On Campus Page.
Obtain Tax Preparation Help Online
Need help preparing your taxes? Try using the following federal and state government web sites to seek online assistance via e-mail, file your return electronically and download or print tax forms and publications.
Project Muse Brings Full-Text Online Access to Over 125 Arts and Humanities Journals
Project Muse was created in 1995 through a joint partnership of Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library to offer full-text worldwide Internet access to scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. The IU Northwest Library recently started a subscription to Project Muse's Arts and Humanities Collection which consists of 126 full-text journals from 1993 to the present. Some titles in this collection include American Literature, Journal of Social History, Journal of Women's History, Victorian Studies, MLN (Modern Language Notes and Theatre Journal. For a complete list of journal titles, go to http://muse.jhu.edu/ordering/ahpack01.html.
To access the Project Muse database from IU Northwest campus computers ONLY, go to http://muse.jhu.edu