Category Archives: Databases

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Do you want to learn more about the role of women in history, politics, science, the arts, sports, the world of work, and more?

For quick links to Longwood events related to Women’s History Month 2009 and other interesting facts, check out the Women’s History Month guide created by librarian Mark Lenker and sociology professor Carl Riden.

For more in-depth research, consult the Women’s Studies Research Guide or search the following electronic resources:

SciFinder Scholar Web Version now available!

SciFinder ScholarScience students and faculty at Longwood will be glad to know that Scifinder® Scholar is now available in a web-based version. Scifinder® provides access to a wide range of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and more.  It includes Chemical Abstracts from 1907 to the present, CASReact, and the CAS Registry File.

Users must complete a simple registration process to access Scifinder® from any computer. The individual client software used in the past will not work after March 20, 2009.

SciFinder® Scholar is for use by Longwood University students, faculty, and staff only according to the following criteria:

“Educational research done in the usual course in the pursuit of a degree, instructional use in a classroom setting, or research by faculty and students which is funded by the government or non-profit research foundations and intended for publication in the publicly available literature… Not for commercial research”

Celebrate Black History Month

Rev. Francis Griffin, Prince Edward County, 1959

Learn something new this month about African-American history!

Black Historical Newspapers Database Trial

Greenwood Library has a 30-day free trial of the online collection of historical black newspapers from ProQuest as a special Black History Month offer.  Search articles, photos, graphics, editorial cartoons, advertisements, and more to view cover-to-cover images from the following papers:

  • Atlanta Daily World: 1931-2003
  • Baltimore Afro-American: 1893-1988
  • The Call and Post: 1934-1991
  • The Chicago Defender: 1910-1975
  • Los Angeles Sentinel: 1934-2005
  • New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993
  • Norfolk Journal and Guide: 1921-2003
  • Philadelphia Tribune: 1912-2001
  • Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002

The trial will end on February 21, 2009.

Access the Black Newspapers Collection

If you have questions or comments about this resource, please contact Virginia Kinman, Electronic Resources Librarian, at x2441.

Homeland Security Digital Library

Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library is now included in the library’s Databases A-Z list and relevant Research Guides. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the HSDL provides access to over 50,000 full-text documents, including national policy and strategic documents, presidential directives, major legislation, theses and research reports related to homeland security.

PBS Streaming Videos are now available!

The Greenwood Library now has access to a collection of 498 digitized PBS videos that were purchased by the VIVA consortium for use by academic libraries in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All of the videos are available through the Library’s online catalog and may be viewed as streaming video with the free QuickTime player by Longwood students, faculty and staff.

Some of the series in the collection are:

See the PBS Streaming Video FAQ for more information, or start viewing some of these films now. An easy way to find them is through a keyword search on “pbs video viva“.


Safari Tech Books Online

The Longwood community now has access to the entire Safari Tech Books Online collection of over 5,000 technology books. Content is updated on a regular basis and ranges from novice to advanced, including many of the “Dummies” books as well as in-depth coverage from major IT publishers such as O’Reilly, QUE, New Riders, Peachpit, Pearson, Sams and more. Topic-specific articles and guides with tips and tricks are included. You can browse the database by category, or search by keyword or code fragment.  Each individual book is also listed in the library catalog.

Categories include Business, Certification, Computer Science, Databases, Desktop Publishing, Desktop Applications, E-Business, E-Commerce, Enterprise Computing, Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, Hardware, Internet/Online, IT Management, Markup Languages, Multimedia, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming, Security, and Software Engineering.

Safari Tech Books Online is provided by VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 33 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia.

Factiva is now Dow Jones Factiva

Dow Jones Factiva™, formerly called Factiva, provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues through more than 14,000 sources from 159 countries in 22 languages. Dow Jones Factiva™ is used by over 80% of Fortune 500 companies and is offered to academic and public libraries exclusively through Proquest. Access to Dow Jones Factiva™ is provided to Longwood University through VIVA, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Blackwell-Synergy is now Wiley Interscience

Wiley-InterscienceAs a result of the merger of the Blackwell and Wiley publishing houses, all Blackwell-Synergy Online Journals were moved to the Wiley Interscience online journal interface as of July 1, 2008. Links to Blackwell-Synergy journals or articles will automatically be redirected until the end of 2008.

If you need help with the Wiley Interscience interface, please ask a librarian or go to the Information Desk.

The 750+ online journals in the Humanities & Social Sciences Collection and the Science, Technology & Medicine Collection are provided in part through VIVA, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Look for online journals in Journal Finder

In order to make locating journals easier and more accurate for our patrons, all print and online journal holdings are now consolidated in Journal Finder. If you want to know if the Library has a specific journal, magazine or newspaper, go to Journal Finder and enter the title, ISSN or title words. Here is an example of the results for American Secondary Education.

If the Library has print or microform holdings, Journal Finder will direct you to the appropriate catalog record when you click the “Longwood University Print Holdings” link. If you have questions, please go to the Information Desk or ask a librarian for assistance.

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