Archive for the ‘e-Journals’ Category

Introducing BrowZine, the application revolutionizing academia

June 19, 2014


… an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.



What Does BrowZine Do?

For Users

  • Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
  • Be alerted when new editions of journals are published
  • Easily save to ZoteroMendeleyDropbox and other services

Coming to RDC Library soon….


Cambridge Journals Online Releases API

May 16, 2013

For the programmers out there…

A couple of weeks ago, Cambridge Journals Online announced that they were releasing an API: “Releasing an API allows other pieces of software to communicate directly with the CJO application. It can power mobile apps, desktop widgets, and a whole host of new applications. With it we open some of our data up to the creativity and ingenuity of 3rd party developers, and hopefully find surprising new contexts for our content.”

It will be interesting to see what kind of new programs and ways of interacting with the journal literature are created through this initiative.

For those interested in following the progress, Red Deer College Library subscribes to several Cambridge Journals, including Aging and Society, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, and The Journal of Economic History.

What kinds of apps would you like to see developed for journal archives like Cambridge Journals Online?

CDL vs. NPG: who’s in the wrong?

July 6, 2010

The California Digital Library (at the University of California) and Nature Publishing Group are in a battle with words after NPG decided to increase the price of the University’s licence for Nature journals by 400%. This means that the average subscription cost per Nature journal would increase from $4465 to $17479, which would result in a total increase of over one million dollars for Nature’s 67 journals.

In a letter to UC Divisional Chairs and Members of the UC Faculty, CDL proposed a systemwide boycott of Nature’s journals if the publishers are not willing to maintain the licence agreement that currently exists between NPG and CDL. The proposed boycott would involve suspending online subscriptions to Nature journals at UC libraries and strongly encouraging faculty to decline to peer review for and submit papers to Nature journals, to resign from NPG editorial/advisory boards, to cease to advertise new employment positions at UC in Nature journals, and to encourage colleagues outside UC to do the same.


New! 5 More Journals Added to Project Muse

March 15, 2007

Faculty and students at RDC now have full-text access to 5 new journals via RDC’s subscription to the Project Muse database.

The following 5 journals were added to Project Muse in January & February:

  • French Studies: A Quarterly Review
  • English Literature in Transition, 1880 – 1920
  • Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology
  • Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action
  • Education and Treatment of Children

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Project Muse database, you can learn more about it by visiting their website.

Project Muse is accessible via the Articles Section of the library website.

We’re Not the Only Ones

March 8, 2007

Here is an article that may express some of your own frustrations regarding the quality of student research in the age of Google.

This is also a good time to remind you that you can bring your students to the library for an introductory or refresher class in information literacy at any point throughout the semester. (more…)

Pssst..Wanna hear about a new database?

February 2, 2007

Well, you have come to the right place.

As part of our membership in The Alberta Library (TAL) the students and faculty of RDC will benefit from a new initiative called the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library.

For Red Deer College students and faculty this means over 30 new article databases at their research disposal! History students can check out World History Collection. Political science students may be interested in International Political Science Abstracts. Hospitality and Tourism students can check out Hospitality & Tourism Complete. There are dozens more – databases that will be of interest to students in sociology, native studies, philosophy, the sciences, and other subjects.

Our alphabetical list of databases identifies the LHCADL databases with a logo.

Click here for more information about this initiative.

New eResources @ the Library

September 18, 2006

Abstracts in Anthropology (citation only) Covers significant, current anthropological topics from several hundred periodicals in the areas of Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology & Linguistics.  

ACM (Association of Computer Machinery) Digital Library The ACM DL is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.  

Education Research Complete (full text) The definitive online resource for education research. This is not only the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text education journals, it covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.  

Philosopher’s Index Bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy going back to 1940 and includes journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews   

SPORTDiscus (now full text) The world’s most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals. Provides the full text for more than 415 with more than 700,000 full-text articles dating back to 1985.

E-Books: We now have over 30 000 electronic books available via eBrary and 2000 titles available via the Canadian Publishers Collection. These books are accessible and available for reading electronically through the library catalogue.

We have also subscribed to e-CPS (the electronic version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) .