Archive for July, 2010

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FYI: Communications Abstracts through EBSCO

July 19, 2010

Communication Abstracts is now available for Auburn University Libraries users through the EBSCOHost interface. Now you have the convenience  of searching this and Communications & Mass Media Complete at the same time. Communication Abstracts contains over 250 titles with cover-to-cover coverage along with searchable  references for over 180 titles, and a publications list of key titles. Furthermore, in EBSCO when you need help you can take advantage of our Ask-a-Librarian feature by clicking on the button in the upper right corner of any EBSCOHost database.

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Web Sites: Lit2Go

July 14, 2010


When I was a kid back in the dark ages before mp3 players, and even before the Sony Walkman, I used to do a lot (and I mean a lot) of summer reading in the local library of my hometown. This included all of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books like The Blue Fairy Book. You can imagine my delight when I ran across the University of South Florida’s Lit2G0 website as this includes stories from most of Lang’s “colored” compilations of fairy tales in mp3 format along with pdfs of the passages that are read. Additionally, or even better, you can go to iTunes U (you must have the  iTunes application on your computer that can be downloaded from Apple) and download the stories directly to your music library for free.

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Pro & Con Database Renamed

July 12, 2010

The database formerly known as Pro & Con Online is now known as Congressional Digest Debates Online .  It features online access to two publications from 1998 onward and one from 2003 onward:  Congressional Digest (1998- ); Supreme Court Debates (1998- ); and International Debates (2003- ).  It is searchable by subject, journal, title, or most recent issues of each journal title.

Please NOTE: the library has electronic access to Congressional Digest and Supreme Court Debates in print. The print issues are located on the Third Floor under call numbers JK 1 .C65 and KF 4546 .A3 S86 respectively.