Monthly Archives: June 2008

EBSCOhost databases getting a new look

EBSCOhost databases are getting some nifty enhancements this July. This will affect Academic Search Complete, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, America: History and Life, and more.

Here’s the news release from EBSCO.

To see some screenshots of the advanced search, take a look here.

Some of the features EBSCO is touting include improved relevancy ranking, collapsible panels, article previews, and the ability to bookmark searches, articles and publications.

By the way, here’s a list of all the EBSCOhost databases Miami University library offers.

* Academic Search Complete
* AgeLine
* Agricola
* AltHealthWatch
* America History & Life
* Business Source Complete
* Communication & Mass Media Complete
* Computer Source
* Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
* EconLit
* Education Resource Complete
* Environment Complete
* Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
* Gender Studies Database
* Health Source
* Historical Abstracts
* Humanities International Complete
* Index to Jewish Periodicals
* Insurance Periodicals INdex
* International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance
* International Political Science Abstracts
* LGBT life
* Literary Reference Center
* MasterFILE Premier
* Medline
* MLA International Bibliography
* Professional Development Collection
* Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
* Regional Business News
* Religion and Philosophy Collection
* Sociological Collection
* SportDiscus
* Women’s Studies International

Check out a laptop

Rentschler Library is now offering laptops for 3 hour checkout. The laptops are wireless Internet ready and loaded with the Office 2007 software you need to type up papers, prepare presentations and work with spreadsheets. You will also be able to send print jobs to any of the laser printers in the library.

Here’s how it works: stop by the library’s circulation desk and fill out a laptop loan agreement form. We’ll keep the form on file for an academic year and each time you come in, you need only show your Miami I.D. A big thanks to Computing Services staff for preparing these laptops for checkout!