Campus Community Update #234February 4, 2008
Library Expands Collections in Support of Faculty and Student Research
Humanities E-Books is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars and featuring unlimited multi-user access 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers. All of the ACLS E-books can be searched via COAST (keyword=acls or by author, title or subject).
"Modeled after the award-winning CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides students with definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues. Written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience, these reports make use of such popular sections as 'current situation,' 'pro-con,' and a new feature called 'voices from abroad.' By exposing students to a wide range of viewpoints CQ Global Researcher provides a comprehensive snapshot of today's most pressing issues.
Each single-themed, 12,000-word CQ Global Researcher report is researched and written by an experienced observer of the given issue. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and assessment of the current situation; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; chronology on the topic, followed by short features for extensive context; a sampling of related international perspectives; maps and graphs; bibliographies of key sources; next steps for additional reading; and author profiles." CQ Global Researcher provides full text articles from 2007 to date and is updated monthly.
Public Administration Abstracts, available from 1956 to date, covers essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, like urbanism, transportation, police administration, recreation, housing, etc. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Public Administration Review, Public Administration Quarterly, and International Journal of Public Administration. Public Administration Abstracts is updated weekly.
"The CountryWatch Macroeconomic Forecast is an essential tool for making key strategic decisions and for teaching advanced economic concepts. The CountryWatch Macroeconomic Forecasting Model is a five year long-run forecast that provides an Excel-based interactive method for developing global economic scenarios based on the information contained in the macroeconomic sub-models for each of the 194 countries in the world (plus Hong Kong and Taiwan)." Forecast complements our existing subscription to CountryWatch, but they each can be searched independently. CountryWatch Macroeconomic Forecast is updated annually.