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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New search interface and new digital databases at WMU Libraries

New digital databases are available for the WMU community: Business Economics and Theory Collection, Vocations and Careers Collection, Middle East and Africa Database, Popular Magazines Collection, Research in Context (aimed at middleschoolers),  - are just some of the new offerings available in August. They are full of up-to-date resources and contain many primary source materials beyond journal articles.

The new Library Search tool is available from the Libraries' home page. It debuted in early summer 2015 and contains updated and revised links to resources. This new search tool allows users to find books, articles, videos, and stream media across the University Libraries' collections. It has replaced the previous Books+, PowerSearch and Classic Catalog search tools. In addition, Library Search has taken the place of the previous Journals button on the homepage. Links to online library materials and catalog pages used in course syllabi may have changed.

Electronic databases in an A - Z listing are at http://libguides.wmich.edu/az.php .  New ones are listed on the right of that page. All existing databases continue to be available. Note that the W graphic next to a database indicates access for WMU active community members only, because of licensing agreements.  A registered computer or Bronco Net ID is needed to use these resources.

If you would like help with new links to resources or in knowing which of the 477+ databases are best for your research, you can contact a librarian in one of 4 ways: Chat, email, text from http://wmich.libanswers.com/  or call (269) 387-5178 for Research and Instruction Services (reference desk). Of course, you can visit any of the 4 libraries to consult with a librarian: http://wmich.edu/library/hours