|Change in Database Subscriptions
Heads Up! As of July 1st, EBSCOhost will be replacing InfoTrac Onefile.
a collection of databases, including Academic Search
Premier, Business Source Premier, and Humanities
International Complete. Altogether,
the EBSCOhost package will provide students with access to 11,013 magazines and journals, of which 8,070 are peer-reviewed. Here's
a complete look:
11,010 indexed and abstracted magazines/journals (8,070 peer-reviewed)
6,622 full-text magazines/journals (4,368 peer-reviewed)
- 4,497 full-text industry reports and yearbooks
- 1,829 full-text pamphlets
- 1,652 full-text
country economic reports and reviews
- 818 full-text
- 618 full-text biographies
- 426 full-text market research reports
- 231 full-text educational reports
- 155 full-text health reports
- 137 full-text state/provincial reports
performed exhaustive research prior to making this change. These
EBSCOhost databases provide better value for our database funds
by including more and better resources and a user-friendly search
interface. For more information, please contact Pam Smith, x2443,
or one of the reference librarians.
|2006 Library by the Numbers!
asked for it, you got it! Here for your pleasure,
is a fun look at what's happening in the library.
U.S. citizen! Vi Tran, our Acquisitions
Assistant, passed her citizenship exam and will become a new citizen on the
4th of July ... Congratulations, Vi!
2 student assistants were nominated for 2006 O.S.W.A.L.D. awards for their outstanding service to the library. Please join us in congratulating Amanda Brown and Amy Hoidal. Their contributions to the library have been invaluable..
cases are creatively tended by the library's student
assistants and coordinated by Circulation Assistant Thao
Schmidt. This year, major contributions to the inspirational
arrangements have been made by art major Carlyn Leers
and other students, Tammy Boyers-Martel and Amy
51 full-text electronic reference books are available via the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Titles in this highly popular resource include Arts & Humanities Through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Education, New
Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Political Theories for Students, Countries and Their Cultures, and Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
items were added to E-Res,
the Electronic Reserves System. That's a 33% increase
over last year, bringing the total numbers of items in E-Res
to 1,443. So far this year students have logged 14,052 "hits" for
788: the number of reference questions answered during a "typical" week in October.
have been borrowed through Summit,
the Orbis Cascade Alliance union catalog, as of winter quarter.
Summit consists of 33 academic libraries in
Washington and Oregon, including Cannell Library. Most of these
items are delivered
in two days.
the number of unique online, full-text periodical titles available
to students, faculty and staff via the library's
online databases. This number will DOUBLE
after July 1st, when the library changes from InfoTrac
OneFile to the EBSCOhost suite of databases.
books are currently available through the library's
book catalog. This number includes e-books in
the IT Pro Collection, which was purchased in partnership
with CTEC, Staff Development, Distance Learning, and Computing
still counting -- that's how many times Acquisitions
Assistant Vi Tran has used the Library Property
stamp to mark items. Vi also assists in compiling our
database use statistics.
and reference items were used in-house through the end of winter quarter.
$18,311 was awarded
to the library by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation for
the purpose of upgrading the media equipment and
furniture in the media listening/viewing room. These
resources are used heavily by students who need to view library-use
only videos and DVDs for coursework. Many students have commented
that they appreciate the inviting and comfortable ambiance
created by the new furnishings.
20,247 items were borrowed from Cannell Library, as of the end of winter quarter.
inches of clear laminate, applied by Library
Serials Assistant Manna Phommathep, was
used to protect the covers of popular print magazines.
Manna has also checked in 7,774 individual issues of
periodicals so far this year. (Manna also received a 2006 O.S.W.A.L.D. award for his involvement in community projects with the Social Action Club.)
238,208 people passed through the library's entrance gate, as of the end of winter quarter.
334,994 searches were performed in the libraries databases by Clark students,
faculty and staff, through April 2006.
requests for web pages were served by the library's
web site from the end of May 2005 until the end of May 2006.
That's an average of 1,701 pages per day.
Of the total, 297,084 (814 per day) were from off-campus