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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, January 13 , 2010--

SUMMARY
1. Services
            A. Revised Web Page for Faculty
2. Collections
            A.  Safari Tech Books Online
            B.  Credo Reference Database 
            C.  Bibliography of British and Irish History
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1.   SERVICES
            A. REVISED WEB PAGE FOR FACULTY
Fogler Library's For the Faculty page has been revised. Please note that the page has a new URL, so remember to update your Bookmark to the new link. < http://www.library.umaine.edu/facultyservices.htm >.
This web page, designed expressly for faculty, contains links to internal and external services and information that we hope will be useful. You'll find news, announcements, links to Library forms, and database trails. Without leaving your office you can request reference assistance via e-mail and arrange interlibrary loan of a book or copies of journal articles not held here. Other helpful information includes faculty liaison librarians for each department, how to schedule bibliographic instruction sessions for your classes, and examples of course guides created for these sessions. 
 
2.   COLLECTIONS
            A. SAFARI TECH BOOKS ONLINE
Fogler Library is pleased to provide a 6-month trial to Safari Tech Books Online – Current File. Access at < http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp  >  The database has approximately 3,000 full-text IT titles on topics including certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linus/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. Publishers include O'Reilly Media Inc., Pearson Technology Group, Adobe, Idea Group, Sams, Wiley “For Dummies” books, and many more. Because there is a limit of 2 simultaneous users, please click "Sign Out & Clear Session" when done using the database. Fogler Library’s trial subscription expires June 30, 2010. Please send feedback about Safari to Deb Rollins (deborah.rollins@umit.maine.edu). For assistance using the database, please contact Reference (581-1673) or Science & Engineering (581-1691).
 
            B. CREDO REFERENCE DATABASE
Fogler Library is pleased to provide a year-long trial period in 2010 for the Credo Reference database. Access at < http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp >.   Credo Reference has 3.2 million entries from more than 450 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides, and atlases in all fields. Sources are selected from major publishers, such as ABC Clio, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Penguin, Routledge, Sage, Thames and Hudson, Wiley, and more. Please send feedback about Credo Reference to Nancy Lewis, Head of Reference (nancy.lewis@umit.maine.edu). For assistance using the database, please contact Reference (581-1673).


           C. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH AND IRISH HISTORY
Fogler Library now provides access to Bibliography of British and Irish History via < http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp >   Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), a partnership between the Institute of Historical Research, the Royal Historical Society and Brepols Publishers, is an authoritative guide to writing on British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day. It contains over 300,000 entries including articles in journals and collective volumes, and including data from London's Past Online. You can search by author, by publication details, by subject or by period covered. BBIH was formerly a free resource titled Royal Historical Society Bibliography. Limited to three users at one time; please logout when done using the database.   For assistance with BBIH, please contact Reference at 581-1673.
 
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