Database Additions and Changes

Due to changes in vendors for the iConn database package (provided by state funding to all libraries in Connecticut) there have been some changes to the databases to which we have access.

We have added the following Gale databases:

History Resource Center – U.S.

This database covers United States history from colonial times to the present. It contains articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary source documents; time lines; historical maps and atlases, and audio and video clips of historic speeches and events.

History Resource Center: World

This database provides extensive coverage of 20th century world history, and also covers the Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America. It contains articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary sources; a graphical time line, research guide, historical maps and images.

Science Resource Center

This database focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms including biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, math, environmental science, life science, medicine, space science, computer science, technology, history of science, science and society, science as inquiry, science-related biographies and more. It contains articles from full-text academic journals, science-related magazines and newspapers, multimedia records including pictures, illustrations, and audio and video clips, links to 500 Web sites chosen for their relevancy to the curriculum, a time line covering science subjects from antiquity to today, and content Level indicators to help students choose articles that meet their needs.

What Do I Read Next?

An source for recommendations on classic, mainstream or genre fiction and nonfiction titles covering a wide range of subjects for all age levels. Search by title, author, subject, keyword, time period, geographic location, character and reading level.

These databases are designed to replace the Ebsco databases History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, and Student Research Center, to which we no longer have access.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Curtis Ferree, Electronic Resources Librarian at cferree@fairfield.edu or at ext. 2185

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