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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, November 28, 2012 --

SUMMARY

1. Services
    A. Maine Policy Review on DigitalCommons@UMaine
2. Collections
    A. Foundation Directory Online (FDO)
    B. Upgrade to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    C. Films on Demand

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1. SERVICES
A. MAINE POLICY REVIEW ON DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE
The Maine Policy Review (MPR) has joined the growing number of publications on DigitalCommons@UMaine. MPR publishes timely, independent, peer-reviewed analysis of public policy issues relevant to the state of Maine. The journal is published jointly two times per year by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine and the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation. It is intended for a diverse audience, including state policymakers; government, business, and non-profit leaders; students; and general readers with a broad interest in public policy. Their digital commons site includes current issues, archives, and a cover gallery. Direct access to MPR on DigitalCommons@UMaine is at < http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/>.

For more information about digital commons training opportunities, contact Kim Sawtelle at <kimberly.sawtelle@umit.maine.edu> or your library subject specialist <http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm>.

2. COLLECTIONS
A. FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE (FDO)
The University of Maine now has unlimited on-campus and remote access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional database, via Fogler Library’s page <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>. FDO provides information on U.S. grantmakers and their grants, with 80,000 detailed funder profiles for foundations, corporate giving programs, and donors; over 359,000 trustee, officer, and donor names; program details and application guidelines; charts depicting grant distributions by subject, geographic, and demographic focus; searching across over 250,000 Form 990 entries; and foundation news, requests for proposals, publications, and job postings.

B. UPGRADE TO PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES
Fogler Library has upgraded its subscription to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. The database now includes full text of works from other institutions, in addition to those from the University of Maine. Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.

C. FILMS ON DEMAND
Films on Demand is a streaming video platform with educational content from producers such as the BBC, PBS, CBC, Frontline, the History Channel, NOVA, National Geographic, and more. It also includes some interesting archival films and newsreels. Subscription access is provided by Fogler Library via <www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>.
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