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  • NovelNy is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to journals, magazines and newspapers. This contract is evaluated each year and changes takes place in July. 3 of these databases we have had access to for 10 years, Academic OneFile is new this year.
  • Research databases and electronic books

    1. 1. Research databases and Electronic Books<br />
    2. 2. The Marvin Library subscribes to approximately 50 research databases.<br />These databases contain indexing and full text of newspapers, magazines and journals.<br />Research Databases<br />
    3. 3. Last year over 1.5 million journal searches were performed from the library’s 50 research databases.<br />
    4. 4. These databases come to us from three different sources:<br />NOVELNY – provides online access to several databases. <br />SUNYConnect<br />Direct Purchases<br />Sources of these databases:<br />
    5. 5. NOVELNY offers databases to libraries across New York State.<br />For example, we get Academic Onefileand Health Reference Center from NOVELNY.<br />NOVEL NY<br />“NOVELNY, the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library, is a public no-cost online information network that creates a "library without walls." <br />
    6. 6. SUNYConnectis a joint initiative of the OLIS and the 64 SUNY campuses to share collections and services across the State University of New York.<br />These shared SUNY-wide subscriptions span the academic disciplines and allow for a greater number of resources.<br />SUNYConnect Electronic Resources<br />
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    8. 8. Databases we buy to support the curriculum, include:<br />Alldata Online<br />PsycARTICLES<br /> New York Times-- ProQuest Historical Newspapers<br /> JSTOR – Arts and Sciences I, II and III<br /> Project Muse * <br />*(new 2011)<br />Direct purchase<br />
    9. 9. We started building our collection of e-books to support our distance learners, but we are also trying to meet the research needs of all of our students and faculty.<br />Electronic Books<br />
    10. 10. “Invented” in 1971 by Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg e-text.<br />This collection offers free access to over 75,000 public domain books; for example classic works of literature, dictionaries and encyclopedias.<br />Electronic Books<br />
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    12. 12. We started our collection with Reference e-books in our Gale Virtual Reference Collection and e-books from Net Library.<br />Gale Virtual Reference Collection includes about 300 reference books that cover a wide range of topics, such as Business, Biography, Education, Sciences and more.<br />Building our Collection<br />
    13. 13. Next, we added the Safari Tech books Online collection to support students taking courses in Computer Sciences.<br />This collection includes 50 titles that cover subjects such as Business, Desktop Publishing, Digital Media, Information Technology and more.<br />
    14. 14. The recent addition of the ebrary e-book collection from Academic Complete added thousands of electronic books to our collection.<br />More than one third of the library’s book collection is now in electronic format.<br />E-book collection today<br />
    15. 15. E-book from the ebrary collection<br />
    16. 16. The library now offers more than 50,000 academic books in e-book format.<br />“E-book is an e-text that forms the digital media equivalent of a conventional book.” The same content is available in the ebook that is found in the hard copy of the book.<br />Our collection is growing<br />
    17. 17. These electronic resources constitute the next generation of library research tools.<br />