Library Adds Major Research Collections and Search Tool

Pickler Memorial Library has added new resources beginning in the fall 2013 semester with funding available from the iTech student fee.

Library staff, working with Student Senate, selected these resources because they are quality, broad-based resources that support the curriculum and research across multiple disciplines. The resources also meet the goal of the iTech fee, which is to increase technology-based resources available to all students. The resources that have been added are:

TruSearch: A discovery tool that allows individuals to search nearly all of the library’s collections in a single search. Searches and results may be broadened and narrowed easily by using filters for format, date, subject, language and others. TruSearch is now in Sneak Peek release on the library’s website for the fall semester while technical issues are being resolved. A full “go live” release is expected in January.

JSTOR: The library now subscribes to all JSTOR full-text archival journal collections. New collections added are: Arts & Sciences IX, X, XI, and XII; Business III; Ireland; Jewish Studies; and Ecology & Botany II. iTech funds are available to add new JSTOR collections as they become available.

EBSCO eBook Collection: A 140,000-title eBook collection. This new collection complements the existing ebrary collection of 87,500 eBook titles.   

EBSCO Academic Search Complete: This database upgrades the library’s previous subscription to a collection of more than 8,500 full-text journal titles, as well as citations and abstracts from 13,200 publications including journals, monographs, reports and conference proceedings.

For assistance with research or incorporating the new resources, contact a member of the reference staff at 660.785.4051.