Lexi-Comp Interface to Change

On Monday, March 26, 2012 the interface for both Lexi-Comp Online with AHFS (Medicine) and Lexi-Comp Online for Dentistry will change. The new versions offer new functionality, advanced searching capabilities and faster and easier access to clinical content. A link to the old version will remain until June 2012. For more information on the new interface, you may view Lexi-Comp’s short video.

As usual you can access these products from the Libraries web pages, search box or our drug information page.

The JSTOR Ireland Collection

Complementing JSTOR’s existing collections, the Ireland Collection adds titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology. Created in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast, the collection provides a rich focus on Ireland, with more than 75 key journals and 200 monographs in 8 disciplines.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by immersing yourself in the JSTOR Ireland Collection!

Music Manuscripts After 1600

Published by the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales / International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM), Music Manuscripts after 1600 is the most comprehensive annotated index and guide to music manuscripts available. It contains more than 657,000 manuscript records by over 22,500 composers found in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries. Access from both on and off campus.

Music scholars explore it now!

Dal Libraries Lunch and Learn: Scopus Database

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday, February 29
Jacob Slonim Room , 4th floor , Computer Science Building
RSVP to Janice.Slauenwhite@dal.ca by February 22

The Dalhousie Libraries invite members of the Dal community to a “Lunch and Learn” session on the Scopus database. This 60-minute session will focus on the unique features and capabilities of this important resource, and will be hosted and conducted by representatives from Elsevier, the science publisher that developed Scopus along with the full-text database ScienceDirect.

As an integrated part of Elsevier’s SciVerse platform, SciVerse Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources. With over 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and also, more recently, in the arts and humanities.

Please join us on February 29 at 11:30am in the Jacob Slonim Room on the 4th floor of the Computer Science Building for a lively and informative session. The session is open to all current Dalhousie graduate students, faculty and staff.

Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to Janice.slauenwhite@dal.ca indicating your intention to attend by end of business on February 22.

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

RIPM was established in 1980 to provide access to eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century periodical literature dealing with music. The Dal Libraries are now offering a 30-day trial of RIPM’s new interface for the Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950), as well as the full-text Online Archive of Music Periodicals. The trial runs until February 26.

Explore RIPM and let us know how you like this music resource by posting comments here!

Singers’ Alert: IPA Source

IPA Source is the web’s largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera so singers can give each syllable the appropriate emotional content.

Extras offered on this database include diction help and MP3 recordings of songs and arias in Latin, Italian, German and French.

IPA Source is available both on and off campus, so start singing now!

Rock On With Rock’s Backpages

Rock’s Backpages is a massive library of rock music reviews, interviews, features and more from the early 1960s right up to the present day. The fulltext articles are sourced from magazines such as Creem, Rolling Stone, New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Crawdaddy! and Mojo. Articles are fully searchable by artist, date, genre, keyword etc. including a sophisticated ‘advanced search’ option. Rock’s Backpages also provides exclusive mp3 audio files of original source interviews.

We’ve made Rock’s Backpages available both on and off campus. Check it out!

New Streaming Audio Available in Online Classical Music Library

Great news for classical music lovers!  Alexander Street Press has just added 1,409 new albums (over 35,000 tracks) to its Classical Music Library, an online database of streaming audio.  The new release contains content from EMI Classics, Angel Records, Capitol Catalog, and more.  Check out the list of new tracks – there’s something for everyone.

The Classical Music Library also has free biweekly downloads.   You can sign up for alerts when new tracks are made available and follow news and announcements on Alexander Street Press’ music blog.  Happy listening!


Best Practice Replaces BMJ PointofCare

The Kellogg Library’s subscription to BMJ PointofCare will end on December 31, 2011. In its place we offer the North American edition of this product called Best Practice.  Also produced by the BMJ Publishing Group, Best Practice offers evidence-based information on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention for use at the point of care.

Best Practice can be found on the Libraries’ website, or you can connect to Best Practice now!

Procedures Consult Acquired

Unlimited access to Procedures Consult is available on-and-off campus. This database offers videos and information on many procedures in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Emergency medicine, Family medicine, General surgery, Internal medicine and Orthopaedics. It has high quality video, text and illustrations for top medical procedures, highlights patient safety guidelines and includes indications, contraindications, anatomy, equipment and provides pre-, during, and post-procedure information.

You can access this new product from our website, or connect directly now.