Discover Open Access

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Join the AU libraries in exploring the OPEN ACCESS movement!

This one-week series will look at Open Access and its impact on research and publishing. 

From the origins of peer review to understanding your rights as an author, 

join us to discover what you have been missing! Join us to discover Open Access!

October 24th-28th @ Scholes Library 12pm-1pm

Refreshments will be provided

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Register to Vote!

It’s 2016 and whether you like it or not, it’s time to VOTE!

Politics may not be your thing, but your vote is your voice!

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BE HEARD! VOTE! (But first, you’ve got to register to vote)

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Both Scholes and Herrick have voter registration forms.

Scholes Library will also be streaming the debates!

While your here, fill out a voter registration so that you are ready for NOVEMBER 8th!

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HAPPY VOTING!!

JSTOR – 2015 Champion

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After four rounds of voting JSTOR stands victorious as the 2015 Database Bracket Champions.

A favorite among both librarians and students, this database has some of the highest usage stats at Alfred as well. It’s no wonder too, covering over 50 academic disciplines collections on JSTOR include the full archival record of each journal from the first volume and extending within 3-5  years of the current issue.

And since any great wrap up includes the stats here ar the JSTOR statistics

Since January 2015 @ Alfred

Searches – 4,748

Full-text requests – 7,508

That means in the last 124 days

You made over 38 searches per day!

Downloaded 60 full-text articles per day!

That’s a lot of research!

And then there were two…

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With all the votes in we have come down to the final two databases

JSTOR  &  Academic Search Complete

While we here at the libraries are tempted to say that these two databases are equals, awesome in their own right, and Goliaths of the search. Only one can hold the title of #1

Let’s take one last look at our competitors

JSTOR

Name: “The Non Profit”
Publishers: 900+
Disciplines Covered: 500+
Full Text Journals: 2,000+
Primary Resources: 2 Million+
Coach: Ithaca
Claim to Fame: “We Collaborate with the academic community”

Academic Search Complete

Name: “Coverage”
Temporal Coverage: 1887-Present
Indexed Journal Titles: 13,780
Full Text Journals: 9,000
Full Text Peer-Reviewed Journals: 7,850
Coach: EBSCOhost
Claim to Fame: “The world’s most comprehensive, scholarly full-text database for multidisciplinary research”

Taken by Storm

There is no other way to put it, YOU (whoever you are) have spoken!

Here are the winners of the first round…
Science Direct (by 7 votes)
JSTOR (by 11 votes)
Scopus (by 6 votes)
Academic Search Complete (by 10 votes)

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Now for round 2!

Cast your votes and cast them soon because ONLY TWO can compete for the title of…. well…. I guess,

THE MOST DEMOCRATICALLY VOTED BEST DATABASE AT ALFRED UNIVERSITY

(that’s some serious schools spirit with the purple, even if it’s not grammatically correct)

 

Before you vote make sure to take a look at what these databases have to offer.
(seriously though we’ve got google analytics on this thing and I can tell)

JSTORScience Direct

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Academic Search Complete

 

 

OK, it’s voting time!


 

Bracketology – the winners are up to you

The Final Four are set and so is our bracket. These eight, elite databases, are about to battle it out for #1

Let’s see the matchups!

NCLA Bracket

ScienceDirect       VS          Lexis Nexis

 

Overview:

This matchup was completely unexpected! With LexisNexis unexpectedly taking the eighth seed, they look to be a underrated opponent.

Heard around the water cooler:

“I was shocked, I mean, an eight seed? What were they thinking?! If anything I’d have to give em at least a five seed. ” – Anonymous AU Librarian

“I just started laughing. I mean ya, LexisNexis is a great database, but have you seen its interface? No competition bro.” – Scholes student worker

See their stats —> Click on their Logos above to check them out  —-> VOTE

 

 

 

JSTOR    VS   Engineering Village

Overview:

Talk about DRAMA! We’ve got two MAJOR fan favorites here. While both cover completely different areas, this should be a close matchup.

Heard around the water cooler:

“Man… (shakes head) how do I choose? Why would they put these two in the same bracket? I’m going to need another cup of coffee ” – Engineering/History double major 

“This AGAIN just verifies that the selection committee pulled an all nighter before choosing matchups….. seriously though ” – Herrick student worker

See their stats —> Click on their Logos above to check them out  —-> VOTE

 

 

 

Newspaper source plus    VS   scopus

Overview:

Read all about it! Newspaper Source Plus vs Scopus! Again another hard matchup, but an interesting one since Scopus is the new database in town.

Heard around the water cooler:

“Not only would I bet the game, I say Scopus takes it all. I mean who reads newspapers? Plus, h-index is the new black.” – Overheard in Macmahon

“Just because I’m an Engineer doesn’t mean I HAVE to vote Scopus, does it? I mean NSP’s got my hometown newspaper, and I’m from ALBUQUERQUE.” – Scholes Librarian

See their stats —> Click on their Logos above to check them out  —-> VOTE

 

 

 

academic search complete     VS    proquest central

Overview:

The two heavyweights battle it out here in a matchup that could have possibly been for the championship, a lot to look forward to here.

Heard around the water cooler:

“Great! Two of my favorite databases against each other in the first round!? Think I’ll just flip a coin.” – Herrick student worker

“Wait what? That’s legit.” – AU Liberal Arts & Science Faculty Member

See their stats —> Click on their Logos above to check them out  —-> VOTE

MARCH MADNESS

Here at Scholes March Madness is in full swing so in the spirit brackets we’ve decided to provide our own bracket of sorts. We’ll break down the numbers and analyze the data over the course of March Madness, each week matching up a couple of our databases in a resource showdown. Stay tuned for the matchups!!!!

Official NCLA (National Collegiate Library Association) Sanctioned MADNESS

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Let’s introduce the teams and provide some stats….

scopus

Name: “The Freshman” –SCOPUS
Temporal Coverage: 1995-Present
Journal Titles: 21,000
Publishers: 5,000
Books: 70,000
Conference Papers: 6.5 Million
Patents: 24 Million
Coach: Elsevier
Claim to Fame: “The largest abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings”

ScienceDirect

Name: “Quarter” –ScienceDirect
Temporal Coverage: 1823-Present
Journal Titles: 2,500
Articles: 13,000
Full Text: Yes
Books: 26,000
Coach: Elsevier
Claim to Fame: “Home to almost one-quarter of the world’s peer reviewed full text scientific, technical and medical content”

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Name: “Coverage” –Academic Search Complete
Temporal Coverage: 1887-Present
Indexed Journal Titles: 13,780
Full Text Journals: 9,000
Full Text Peer-Reviewed Journals: 7,850
Coach: EBSCOhost
Claim to Fame: “The world’s most comprehensive, scholarly full-text database for multidisciplinary research”

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Name: “Compendex” –Engineering Village
Temporal Coverage: 1884-Present
Engineering Disciplines: 190
Publishers: 1,998
Journals: 3,800+
Trade Magazines: 117
Conference Proceedings: 80,000+
Databases Include: Compendex, NTIS, Chimica, GeoRef (12 in all)
Coach: Elsevier
Claim to Fame: “Engineering Village is the definitive “go to” resource for engineering information for academia”

JSTOR

Name: “The Non Profit” –JSTOR
Publishers: 900+
Disciplines Covered: 500+
Full Text Journals: 2,000+
Primary Resources: 2 Million+
Coach: Ithaca
Claim to Fame: “We Collaborate with the academic community”

Lexis Nexis
Name: “Jr” –LexisNexis Academic
Temporal Coverage: 1790-Present
Newspapers: 3,000+
Magazines: 2,000+
Full Text Sources: 15,000+
Legal Research Coverage: Federal & State
Coach: LexisNexis
Claim to Fame: “Powerful, easy, vetted”

Newspaper source plus

Name: “Newsboy” –Newspaper Source Plus
Full Text News Articles: 58 Million+
Newspaper Coverage: 1,200+
Media Coverage: TV & Radio broadcast transcripts
Coach: EBSCOhost
Claim to Fame: “Today’s news today”

proquest central

Name: “The Quest” –ProQuest Central
Subject Areas: 160+
Full text Dissertations: 50,000+
Market Reports: 43 Industries
Coach: ProQuest
Claim to Fame: “The Ultimate cross-disciplinary research tool”