Category Archives: Databases

Business E-Book Collection Trials

The Greenwood Library has 30-day trials of two business e-book collections.  Both trials run into the first week of December.

  • Books 24×7 BusinessPro and FinancePro includes publications from AMACOM, ASTD, Bloomberg Press, Harvard Business School, John Wiley & Sons, Jossey- Bass, McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, Oxford University Press and more.
  • Safari Business Books Online includes over 1,900 titles from well-known publishers in the field, including AMACOM, Addison-Wesley, Wharton School and more.

You may access the collections and provide feedback on our new Trial Databases guide.


Major Historical Sources Available for Trial Access

The Greenwood Library is evaluating a number of major archival sources that support research in a wide variety of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, communication studies, language and literature, and more.

Most of the trials run through the first week of December. You may access all of them on our new Trial Databases guide and provide your feedback. The databases include:

  • Times Digital Archive – every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985.
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900 – poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.
  • 19th Century Masterfile – index to Anglo-American materials published prior to 1925, including Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1906, Stead’s, Royal Society scientific publications and Swem’s Virginia Index 1619-1930.
  • German Biographical Archive (DBA I) – articles from 265 sources published from 1707 to 1913 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, former or partly German-speaking areas such as East Prussia, Silesia, Pomerania and Livland.

NBC News Archive Database Trial

Greenwood Library has a free trial of the NBC News Archives on Demand database for the rest of the Fall 2010 semester.

NBC News Archives on Demand is specifically tailored to the needs of college and university students and instructors. The 26 “course” collections include Biology, Psychology, Forensic Sciences, Environmental Sciences, U.S. History, Business, Economics, Urban Studies, Women’s Studies, and many more.

The trial will run through December 10, 2010 and may be accessed only from an on-campus computer. To access and comment on the NBC News on Demand and other active database trials, visit the Trial Databases guide at


Grant funding resources available

Are you looking for grants? You may find our new research guide helpful.

We are happy to announce that we have added a Grants guide to our research collection:
Grants Research Guide features resources on finding and applying for grants as well as our newly-acquired Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, including 2 new databases:

Foundation Directory Online (Professional), a comprehensive database for finding financial support for non-profits, and Foundation Grants to Individuals, a database that provides funding opportunities from nearly 2,000 programs funding individual grantseekers.

As a Cooperating Collection, the Greenwood Library houses a Foundation Center print collection devoted to foundations and grant-seeking resources. The collection is located in the Learning Commons and offers individuals and non-profit organizations the ability to identify funding resources. The two databases are accessible from any public workstation in the library. This print collection and licensed databases are provided as a service to the academic community and outreach to the public.

Have you looked for grant information before?  What aspects did you find difficult to search for?

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LISTA Full Text replaces Library Literature

Following evaluation by librarians and school library media faculty, the Greenwood Library has subscribed to LISTA (Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts) with Full Text instead of renewing its subscription to Library Literature.

LISTA with Full Text extends coverage of librarianship, classification, cataloging, and bibliometrics as far back as the mid-1960s and includes broader technology-related topics such as online information retrieval, information management and more. The database contains full text for more than 240 journals and indexes more than 600 journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. and Guide to Reference

Greenwood Library has new and trial databases of interest to students and faculty in school library media, children’s literature, and elementary/secondary education. is a new database that contains multimedia resources about fiction and non-fiction books used in the K-12 teaching environment, including book guides, book readings, and author web sites.

Guide to Reference is a selective guide to the best reference sources, organized by academic discipline and published by the American Library Association. Individuals may set up their own user profiles so they can create and save lists, notes, and  searches. The library has a 60-day free trial that will run until August 4, 2010.

African-American and Virginia Historical Newspapers Online

Two new databases are available at your fingertips:

NewspapersAfrican-American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Explore this database to compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past. The database offers users valuable primary sources for cultural, literary, social history, and ethnic studies research by accessing approximately 270 U.S. newspapers.

Virginia Historical Newspapers, 1750 – 1880

Interested in local history or genealogy research? Browse over 70 Virginia newspapers from early 1750 to late 1880 for news, opinions, prices, birth and death notices.

CAMIO Art Images Database

Need an image? Search CAMIO.

Go to the library’s website, click on Art under “Research Your Topic,” and click on CAMIO.

CAMIO—Catalog of Art Museum Images Online—is a premiere resource of works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. Showcasing a wide range of fine and decorative art, CAMIO provides 95,000 high-quality art images for education, research and enjoyment.

  • All content is rights-cleared for educational use.
  • Images may be downloaded but may only be displayed on Blackboard or other web locations that are restricted to Longwood students, faculty and staff.
  • This database is available to Longwood students, faculty and staff as part of the OCLC database package provided through VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.

H1N1 Flu Information

Two of the library’s database vendors are offering free H1N1 information to the public.

Ebsco Publishing Influenza Portal

Ebsco Publishing will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed™ and Nursing Reference Center™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center™. Please visit often and feel free to share, post, and email this link.

Gale Cengage Learning Gale is giving free access to the newly created Swine Flu Portal (Access Expired February 15, 2010) in Global Issues in Context. Updated daily, this portal offers: an in-depth expert overview; 279 perspectives (editorials) from international publications, such as The London Times and Africa News Service; 191 podcasts; 17,000+ news articles; and a link to the World Health Organization’s pandemic alert status.

Longwood students, faculty, and staff, as well as parents of current students, may check the Student Health Center website for the most current information about the H1N1 virus and how the campus community is responding. Additional information about the H1N1 (swine) flu virus is also available at:

Practice Tests for Teacher Certification and More

LearningExpress Library™ Version 2.0 makes it even easier to prepare for professional and graduate school tests as well as the job search process.  Longwood users may create a personal account to track progress in practice tests for Praxis I and II, GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. If you already have a LearningExpress account, your current LearningExpress username and password still work with the new version and your tests in process are located in “My Center.”

In addition to career resources on how to conduct a job search, writing resumes and cover letters, and interviewing,  LearningExpress Library™ includes the following:

  • Two Praxis I practice exams of 125 questions each
  • Two Praxis II Early Childhood practice exams of 120 questions each
  • Two Praxis II Elementary practice exams of 120 questions each
  • Two Praxis II Middle School practice exams of 120 questions each
  • Two GRE Analytical Writing practice tests
  • Two GRE Quantitative Ability practice tests
  • Two GRE Verbal Ability practice tests
  • Two GMAT practice tests
  • One LSAT practice tests
  • MCAT practice exams for biological sciences, physical sciences and verbal reasoning

LearningExpress Library™ also includes a searchable collection of digitized study guides and test preparation books.