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March 26, 2014

DSM Library

The University Libraries are pleased to announce access to the DSM Library online for University at Albany students, faculty and staff. DSM-5 is the most comprehensive resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. DSM-5 is used to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

The DSM Library includes DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-5 Clinical Cases. It also contains PDF files of the complete DSM archives: DSM-IV-TR, DSM-IV, DSM-III-R, DSM-III, DSM-II, DSM-I

Access is available through the Databases page or Minerva, the library catalog

March 4, 2014

Featured Database - IBISWorld Industry Intelligence Reports

Featured Database

IBISWorld Industry Intelligence Reports

IBISWorld has the world's largest collection of U.S. industry reports. It covers over 700 industries and identifies, quantifies and analyzes nearly 4,000 individual product segments. Its reports are written at the 5-digit level of the official North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Reports are fully updated three times per year on average, ensuring the most accurate data, trends and intelligence reach the students and faculty of SUNY Albany.

IBISWorld's report format is consistent across the collection, which allows you to find answers quickly, compare and benchmark industry data and analysis and transplant our data into your own research, reports and presentations.

The core product is the Industry Market Research Reports component. Each industry report is written at the 5-digit NAICS level - an unparalleled degree of granular detail covering over 97% of the US economy. The reports are updated frequently to give you the most up to date information available.

Each report includes 9 chapters, and 34 sub-chapters provides the most detailed supply chain information on the market; features historical and forecasted revenue data; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; the competitive landscape and major players; and industry profit and cost structure benchmarks.

Also included in our subscription is the US Specialized Industry Reports component. The reports are written with the same format and outline as the core reports, but cover more niche and emerging sectors of the US economy with a little more product-focus and granularity. This section includes over 550 reports classified under Financial & Advisory Services, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals, Online Retail, Life Sciences, Business Franchises, Technology and more. This collection continues to expand at a rate of about 10-15 reports/month.

It is one of the Key Business Databases found at may be accessed directly by clicking here.

For more assistance, please contact the Reference Department at

February 7, 2014


Oxford Language Dictionaries Online contains:


  • Unabridged bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese.
  • Usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation.
  • Correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes.
  • Contextualized language reference help, including notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day.

The University at Albany Libraries now has access to Web of Science!

Web of Science provides you with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Its authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  Web of Science includes topics in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. It is the electronic equivalent of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.  Using Web of Science, registered users can create citation alerts for articles of interest.  When you create a citation alert, you will be notified whenever the document has been cited by a new article. Registered users can also create customized search settings that can be saved so that they are available each time you begin a search session.

The Libraries also subscribe to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), available on the Web of Science platform. Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Web of Science also offers ResearcherID, a feature that provides the global research community with an invaluable index to accurate author identification and information. By assigning a unique identifier to each author who participates, ResearcherID expressly associates each researcher with his or her published work -- standardizing and clarifying author names and citations and making information searches more straightforward and relevant.


EndNote Web

Web of Science also includes access to EndNote Web.  Create an account by registering and you will be able to

  • Store up to 50,000 references

  • Format bibliographies in 20 of the most popular bibliographic styles

  • Import references from many of the Libraries' most popular research databases


The Related Records function uses citation linking functionality in Web of Science to create a search for references that share citations with your record, allowing you to find research more relevant to your work than a typical topic or author search could.


January 27, 2014

The Interactive Media Center Offers Free Classes

FaceThe Interactive Media Center offers short classes in multi-media and web design applications. These classes are free and open to the public. Topics include Dreamweaver, Audacity, video digitizing applications, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop.







The schedule is posted at:
and on the University's Events Calendar:



Two new classes are offered this semester:

Getting Started with WordPress for the Classroom & Personal Use
WordPress is a very popular Web content management and page design system. This class is an overview of how WordPress works. Discussion includes how to start a WordPress account, setup a site, and the differences between and, February 12th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.; repeated, Wednesday, April 30th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Three Alternatives to Photoshop
This class is an overview of three free alternatives to Photoshop, Irfanview, Paint.Net, and Inkscape. Participants will be introduced to the options and features of these programs. Wednesday April 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Register at the University Library Interactive Media Center desk, basement floor, tele. 442-3608, or on the web:
Walk-Ins welcomed.
For more information contact: Regina Conboy, 442-3608

January 17, 2014

Featured Database - Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Online


Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) Online covers various disciplines: the humanities, the social sciences, architecture, and those natural sciences that have strong human components, such as medicine, public health, geology and the environment.

BAS Online contains over 823,000 references to books, journal articles, individually-authored books, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc., published from 1971 until the present day. It encompasses the full content of the printed volumes of the BAS from the 1971 to the 1991 editions (the 1991 edition was the last volume available in print form).

In addition, there are references to publications after 1991, including citations to all articles from the 100 most-used journals in Asian studies.  Full information about the years of coverage of each and every journal is provided through the Browse Journals function. Books published since 1992, however, have not been added to the database.  If you are searching for such books, please use the database WorldCat.

The BAS Online interfaces allow users to conduct both basic and advanced searches. The Basic Search mode allows you to search for keywords and select the field (Entire record, Author/Editor, Title, Journal or Subject).

In the Advanced Search mode, you can combine several search criteria (including publisher, place of publication, and ISSN), Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT (must be uppercase), limit results by year (or range of years) of publication (before, after, between, in), and limit by language, country and document type (article, book, book chapter). 

Additionally, the Subject Classification of the BAS provides a list of subject terms that may facilitate your searches.  Information on how to use this database can be found on the Help page.
BAS Online is available to current students, faculty, and staff under “Databases” at the University Libraries’ Web site at
For more help, please contact the Reference Desk at