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New STEM Content in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Because of OSU’s participation in the Statewide Database Licensing Program, new access is now available for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) reference books through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Examples of these 36 new K-12-focused titles include UXL Encyclopedia of Science, Achieving Sustainability, and Worldmark Global Health And Medicine Issues. A complete list of titles is available on the Statewide Database Licensing Program (SDLP) web site.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Thanks to the generosity of OSU Libraries’ donors, we have been able to acquire the online version of Early English Books Online (EEBO).  From the first book published in English in 1473 through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, EEBO contains the full text and images from more than 125,000 titles.  This resource is useful for researchers in English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.  It includes the works of Shakespeare, Bacon, Newton, and many other authors, both famous and obscure.  The materials include prayer books, calendars, royal statutes, musical exercises, broadsides, and pamphlets. Users can search by author (e.g., Chaucer), keyword (e.g., herbal), subject (e.g., Brain—Anatomy—Early works), material type (e.g., Maps), and language (e.g., Algonquin).

Now Available: ASME Digital Collection – eBooks

OSU Libraries’ subscription to the ASME Digital Collections now includes eBooks from 1993 to the present.  Over 150 titles are available covering subjects such as Design & Manufacturing, Engineering Management, Energy and Power, and Pressure Vessels and Piping. For a list of the eBook titles available, see the ASME eBooks page.

ProQuest Resources Down for Maintenance: August 20-21, 2016

Beginning on Saturday August 20-21, 2016, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time and will last for 8 hours. During this time, access to all ProQuest products (listed on this page: http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/az.php?v=27204) will not be available.

Trial Access: BibliBoard Ebook Platform

Need a break from studying? Looking for some leisurely reading over the Winter Break?

Try BiblioBoard (free registration may be required to utilize all features)

Until January 6, 2016, OSU Libraries & Press will be trialing access to the BiblioBoard ebook platform. You will find a variety of ebooks works from world-renowned publishers in areas such as Comics & Graphic Novels, LGBTQ, Travel, Self-Help, Cooking, DIY, Spanish Language (Fiction & Non-Fiction), Indie Authors, Innovative Fiction, Contemporary NonFiction, World History, Childrens Books, and and much, much more. You can read online or download BiblioBoard’s App for your Android, Apple, or Kindle Fire device.

If you have any questions or difficulties accessing BiblioBoard, please contact us for help.

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



JSTOR: Intermittent Access Continues

JSTOR access may still be inconsistent today as their technical support team continues to work to resolve the problem.

JSTOR: Intermittent Access

JSTOR is currently working to resolve intermittent access issues that have been impacting all JSTOR users since this morning. Access to JSTOR may be inconsistent today.

Ebook Library (EBL): System Downtime on September 15

In preparation for the upcoming ProQuest Ebook Central launch, the ProQuest EBL platform will be unavailable for up to three hours during September 15, 2015 to combine ebrary and EBL content into a single new back-end system. This update means that when Ebook Central launches, it will have all the content and access models that EBL and ebrary have today.

The EBL Patron Interface and EBL LibCentral will not be available September 15, 3:00 – 6:00 pm (PST)

August 8: Proquest Unavailable for Maintenance

On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours.

Trial Databases: LGBT Studies in Video & LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. LGBT Studies in Video provides students and researchers across disciplines a multi-content perspective on the LGBT political, cultural and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. It also provides key resources of interest to students and researchers in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.


LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection illuminates the lives of lesbians, gays, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community with content including selections from The National Archives in Kew, materials collected by activist and publisher Tracy Baim from the mid-1980s through the mid-2000s, the Magnus Hirschfeld and Harry Benjamin collections from the Kinsey Institute, periodicals such as En la Vida and BLACKlines, select rare works from notable LGBT publishers including Alyson Books and Cleis Press, as well as mainstream trade and university publishers.


These OSU Trials runs through 8/31/2015.

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

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