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Now Available: ProQuest Government Documents Collections

Several new ProQuest Government Documents resources are now available:

ProQuest Legislative Insightis a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. The following document types may be included in a legislative history:  bills, reports, documents, hearings CRS reports, committee prints, Congressional Record sections, Presidential Signing Statements, and Statutes.

ProQuest Indian Claims Insight is a one-of-a-kind research tool that provides researchers with the opportunity to understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims. Content includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes; and related statutes and congressional publications.

Published annually by the federal government since 1878, The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. ProQuest provides a fully indexed and highly-interactive platform to view every annual edition of this important resource.

ProQuest Congressional is a comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics, including government, current events, politics, economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine. Finding aid for congressional hearings (published and unpublished), committee prints, committee reports and documents from 1824-present, and the daily Congressional Record from 1985-present. Compiled legislative histories from 1969-present. Full text access to the U.S. Statutes at Large, which is the official compilation of all public and private laws and resolutions passed by Congress, listed in order by date of enactment from 1789-present.

Within ProQuest Congressional, there are several distinct resources:

ProQuest Congressional: Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings, debates, and activities of Congress. Although the Record contains a substantially verbatim account of the proceedings and debate, it also contains extensive inserted materials, communications from the President and executive agencies, memorials, and petitions.

 ProQuest Congressional: Congressional Research Service is a comprehensive full text collection of primary source U.S. congressional committee prints (1817-present) and Congressional Research Service reports (1916-2010) covering all aspects of U.S. politics and culture, including economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine.

ProQuest Congressional: Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations Since 1789, U.S. Presidents have exercised authority through orders, proclamations, directives, memoranda, pardons, correspondence, statements, and other types of communication. As part of the U.S three-branch system of checks and balances, Presidents have undertaken actions to direct foreign policy, interpret enacted law, impact the enforcement of laws, and further social change. This unique collection offers over 100,000 examples of executive actions from 1789-2017.

ProQuest Congressional: U.S. Bills and Resolutions offers one place to go for the full text of all versions of U.S. public and private bills and resolutions implemented 1789-2013.

ProQuest Congressional: Executive Branch Documents contains documents (1789-1948) produced by Federal government departments, agencies, and commissions, spanning the years from our nation’s founding through the mid-20th century.  These documents touch upon all aspects of U.S. social, political, and economic life, as well as major events in U.S. history, and provide points of comparison between the U.S, and selected foreign countries.

Note: ProQuest expects to finish loading the 1940-1948 portion of the collection by the end of 2020. Click here for the latest reports on their progress.

ProQuest Congressional: Hearings (Published) is a comprehensive full text collection of primary source U.S. congressional hearings covering all aspects of U.S. politics and culture, including economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine.

The ProQuest Congressional: Hearings (Unpublished) libguide provides guidance for exploring unpublished hearings in ProQuest Congressional. Many hearings are not printed. The law does not require publication, and each committee or subcommittee decides whether to publish a particular hearing. Rules dictate when unpublished hearings are released from the National Archives. Senate hearings are usually released after 20 years; House hearings after 30 years. The exception is hearings that include classified or sensitive material; they can be held for up to 50 years.

ProQuest Congressional: U.S. Serial Set is a collection of primary source U.S. government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects, including economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine.

ProQuest Congressional: Serial Set Maps collection contains more than 70,000 maps printed as part of the Congressional Serial Set.  With the High-Resolution Maps Module, more than 50 percent of these are scanned at high resolution enabling users to see and download the smallest details on the map. The rest of the maps are mostly outline maps and would not benefit from being scanned at high resolution. Several Executive Branch agencies are the most prolific publishers of the maps including the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Now Available: Geological Surveys Database

The Geological Surveys Database project is a collaborative effort between the American Geosciences Institute and U.S. state geological surveys to help increase the discoverability and use of geological survey publications. It contains publications from state geological surveys and factsheets from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Now Available from Gale: Books & Authors, LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Books & Authors lists over 100,000 recommended fiction and non-fiction book titles, many with plot summaries and awards information. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. Includes author biographies. Use “My Reading Room” to create, maintain and share lists of your favorite authors or titles or your own written book reviews.

 

Now Available: Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)

Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), launched late in 2015, is a Web of Science Core Collection Index that focuses on high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in Web of Science Core Indexes (such as Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index) which have more rigorous evaluation processes and selection criteria.

Now Available: New York Times Online

OSU Extended Campus has generously funded access to the The New York Times Digital Edition. Register here to begin enjoying *full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps. NYTimes.com provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, blogs, videos and more. *(Does not include Crosswords and Times Insider. Unlimited access provided for content newer than 1980 and older than 1923. Access to content within the date range 1923-1980 is limited to 5 articles per day.)

 

Trial Access: The Philosophy Documentation Center

The Philosophy Documentation Center is a non-profit publisher of reference materials, scholarly journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other materials in a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, business and professional ethics, catholic tradition, history, language and Literature, Religion. The publications are from a variety of countries. While most content is in English, some material in French, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Chinese is also available.

 

Through March 31, 2018, the full-text of all e-journal content in Philosophy Documentation Center (over 170 titles) is available to the OSU Community.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts (Volume 1, Volume 2) is a unique online series that lets students and researchers peer deeply into the client-therapist relationship and follow the progress—and the setbacks—of clients across multiple therapy sessions. This multi-part collection is growing to include 6,000 transcripts of real therapy sessions, 40,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of reference works in one cross-searchable interface. Together, these materials bring the therapeutic process to life and provided unprecedented levels of access to the broadest range of clients.

Volume 1 lays an important foundation for clinical work with clients by providing 2,000 real-life, fully anonymized transcripts alongside an extensive selection of primary accounts, handbooks, and reference works.More than 25,000 pages of reference material round out this volume, complementing and contextualizing the primary sources. Content includes encyclopedic entries, textbook case studies, and how-to material from leading professionals in the field.

Volume 2 builds on the foundation of the inaugural edition with 4,000 new transcripts of actual therapy sessions. Because all content was recorded in 2012 or later, Volume II is an ideal resource for examining the most up-to-date therapeutic approaches and methods and their real-life applications. The collection features a diverse set of clients, a wide range of presenting issues, and multiple therapeutic approaches, making this an outstanding resource for teaching and research.

This OSU trial will be available until March 15, 2018. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

Trial Access: History of Feminism

History of Feminism brings together the best and most relevant scholarship from Taylor & Francis, its imprints, and its authors. This resource covers the fascinating subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, journal articles, and an image gallery, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes of Politics and Law, Religion and Belief, Education, Literature and Writings, Women at Home, Society and Culture, Empire, Movements and Ideologies.

 

This OSU trial will be available until October 15, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

LexisNexis is now Nexis Uni

Lexis Nexis will be transitioning to a new platform by the end of September. Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis (including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790) with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Trial Access: The Value Line Research Center

Value Line is the largest independent provider of investment-related information in the world, with a reputation for high quality, cost effective data used by individual investors, portfolio managers, corporate finance professionals and academic institutions. The Value Line Research Center includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Access includes The Value Line Investment Survey (1,700 companies), The Value Line Investment Survey – Small& Mid Cap Edition (1,800 companies), The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Options Survey, The Value Line Special Situations Service, and The Value Line Convertibles Survey.

 

Remote Users: This trial is only available from non-Corvallis-Campus locations via OSU’s VPN service.

 

This OSU trial will be available until August 30, 2017. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

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