Category Archives: New Databases

State Stats Database Now Available

The librState Stats screenary is pleased to provide access to State Stats from CQ Press. State Stats offers comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You’ll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. When you find data you’re interested in explore it using the mapping and graphing tools, compare it with other data sets, or export it to Excel. You can find State Stats from the “Articles & Databases” tab on the library website.

Check out Filmakers Library Online!

The Burritt Library has just added a new subscription to Filmakers Library Online provided by Alexander Street Press.  The database provides instant access to over 900 full length titles including award winning documentaries, that cover a wide range of subjects. 

In addition to viewing films on topics such as race and gender studies, arts and literature, and political science, library users can make their own clips from films and embed them, or make their own playlists.

Filmakers Library Online can be accessed through the library website.

Digital National Security Archive Now Available

Digital National Security Archive homepageBurritt Library has purchased the Digital National Security Archive from Proquest. The Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. It includes 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.


Mango is Here… Learn a New Language Today!

Are you planning to study or work abroad? Have you always wanted to learn a new language in a way that’s engaging and fun? Give Mango a try! Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages, such as Spanish, German, French, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and many others. The first time you use Mango you may want to set up a personal profile. This will allow you to keep track of your learning progress and re-enter the program where you left off. If you just want to explore first, use the “START LEARNING” button.

You can start using Mango from the library website! Amuse-toi bien!

Try out iPOLL!

iPOLL is a great resource to try out if you are looking for current public opinion polls on a national level.

Whether you are curious about the behaviors of the American public or have questions about the latest political polls, iPOLL can help you locate this information!  The information provided by the Roper Center for Public Opinion takes the results and questions from over 150 surveying organizations over the last 70 years, and makes them searchable.

 iPoll is available from the library website:

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Trial Subsciption Now Available

Trial Access to the AAS Historical Periodicals Collections is available until June 30th. Series 1 covers the period 1693-1820, and Series 2 covers 1821-1837.

The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection presents over 1,500 titles. The collection represents over two centuries of print culture, ranging from early works imported by the colonists to later titles published on American soil on the eve of the Revolution and during the early republic. These periodical collections are the first two in a series of five created from periodical holdings belonging to one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society.

Not Your Mother’s WorldCat!

logo_wcmasthead_enWe’re happy to announce the launch of WorldCat Local Quickstart at CCSU. The new service can be accessed at the URL or from the library home page (under worldcat). Remote authentication is not required. The new interface replaces the version on the FirstSearch platform and includes over 60 million article citations from ArticleFirst, the British Library, ERIC, JSTOR and others.

The WorldCat database has grown tremendously in recent years with the addition of bibliographic data from the RLIN database, harvesting of digital collections, and the inclusion of article citations. Our implementation of WorldCat is similar to the website but customized for CCSU with the addition of real-time item availability from CONSULS, the ability to place holds, and links to services such as ILL and full-text article availability. We hope you like the new version!

Introducing OneSearch…

Providing a single, unified user interface for our research databases has been an ongoing challenge for the library. However, I’m pleased to promote our newest research service, OneSearch, which represents a positive step forward in fulfilling this user need. OneSearch lets you search across many of our research databases, including CONSULS, EBSCOHost, and Proquest, with a single search. More advanced features include logging in with your BlueNet ID and password to create custom database quicksets, store citations, and set user preferences. We hope you enjoy the new service and do let us know what you think! I prepared a short screencast demonstration of OneSearch that introduces the basic features. Watch it now!