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December 1998

  • The Mark Twain Project has now made available on the Library Web two databases that have been in use by the Project editors for some time: Outgoing Letters, comprising records of all the letters by Mark Twain (and his immediate family) that are known to survive, and Incoming Letters, comprising records of all the letters that Mark Twain received and preserved, as well as miscellaneous letters to and by his extended family and associates. Together, the two databases contain some 28,000 records,  searchable by addressee, writer, date, record number, and keyword in any remaining field.

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  • Library Research Workshops - Spring/Summer 1999 schedule now available!

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  • Teaching Library Internet Workshops - Spring 1999 schedule now available!

November 1998

  • Women's Resources International is now available.  Women's Resources International is a comprehensive source consisting of ten women's studies databases including Women's Studies Abstracts. It provides references to books, articles, reports, media, etc. that are concerned with women and women's issues. Coverage includes 1972 - present, with semi-annual updates.  Women's Resources International is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access  Women's Resources International via the drop-down menu of Electronic References Resources.  Select Indexes & Abstracts from the menu.

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  • HarpWeek: The Civil War Era (1857-1865) is now available.  HarpWeek is an electronic index of 19th Century advertising, culture, history, literature, and notable figures as found in the pages of Harper's Weekly.  HarpWeek is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access HarpWeek via the drop-down menu of Electronic References Resources.  Select Indexes & Abstracts from the menu.

October 1998

  • Contemporary Women's Issues is now available. This international database provides full-text access to journals, hard-to-find newsletters, reports, pamphlets, fact sheets, and guides regarding a broad array of gender-related issues (e.g., violence, economic development, health, the military, education, human rights, law).  Contemporary Women's Issues is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access Contemporary Women's Issues via the drop-down menu of Electronic References Resources.  Select Indexes & Abstracts from the menu.

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  • Polling the Nations is now available.  This database is a compilation of questions and responses from more than 6500 national, state, local and special surveys in the US and over 60 other countries. The surveys date from 1986 and contain information on over 3000 social, political and economic issues. Polling the Nations is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.

September 1998

  • Statistical Universe is now available. This web based program provides access to all statistics issued by the U.S. government back to 1973. Statistical Universe is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access Statistical Universe via the drop-down menu of Electronic References Resources. Select Statistics from the menu.

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  • Beyond the Basics: Advanced Pathfinder and Electronic Resources Overview Fall 1998.  All of the classes will be offered in October, and all of the classes will be held in 350C Moffitt Library (3rd Floor Moffitt Seminar Room)

August 1998

  • While we're on the subject, the Chemistry Library has made available their comprehensive list of electronic journals!

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July 1998

  • The Library Gift and Exchange Program has its own web site! Thanks to Janet Talley (LSO/ETU) and Mary Scott (TLIB/Graphics Office), G & E's division head Frank Carothers has a web site that's very useful and looks oh so fine. 

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  • Lexis-Nexis® Academic Universe is now available. This web based program of Lexis-Nexis® provides access to thousands of full text news, business and legal sources. Academic Universe is available from computers on campus or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access Academic Universe via the Electronic Indexes & Abstracts link.
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  • Also available is Academic Access, the online version of Lexis-Nexis® for the academic market.   Academic Access is accessible on two terminals in GSSI. Training will be offered starting Fall semester.

June 1998

  • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) is now available.  CIAO provides one stop shopping for those in the international affairs arena. Full text of conference proceedings, working papers, and books as well as journal abstracts, and links to international affairs internet sources is available.  CIAO is available from computers on campus, or remotely through Berkeley IP address recognition.  From the Library Web home page, access CIAO via the Electronic Indexes & Abstracts link.

May 1998

March-April 1998

  • The comprehensive and extensive Finnish Resources web site is now available for your perusal courtesy of Reino Lipponen and James K. Spohrer.

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  • Thanks to Alison Brandt of the Teaching Library, the Library Web now has a fabulous, one-stop-shopping Help/FAQ page! 

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  • If have a question that isn't addressed on our new Help/FAQ page, or a Comment about the Library's web site, please use our new Comments Form.
  • The gorgeous and informative exhibit A Hundred Harvests: The History of Asian Studies at Berkeley is now available via the Library Web. 

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  • A must for any serious student of Astronomy is the Astronomy/Mathematics/Statistics Library's collection of Electronic Resources in Astronomy

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  • If what you want are African-American Studies web resources, then you've come to the right place!

  • You've spoken, and we've listened! Now, just for our esteemed faculty is the comprehensive web site UCB Library Services for Faculty.

January 1998

  • Thanks to Campbell Crabtree of the Library Systems Office, via Pathfinder, Library Web users may now browse images of all the digital maps owned by the Earth Sciences Library

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  • A bibliography of selected reference sources in Political Science is now available.

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  • A bibliography of selected Social Science indexes/abstracts and databases is now available.

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  • A bibliography of campaign and election sources is now available.

  • An amazing list of links to international business research resources is now available at the re-designed BUSI Website.
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