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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

August 7, 2012

Graduate students, this page is for you!

The Graduate Students' Information Toolkit ( is located on the University Library web page.

It is designed to help Graduate Students:

  • Manage/Cite their research

  • Find a Subject Specialist

  • Do research by subject

  • Theses/dissertations

  • Find information for Teaching Assistants


November 2, 2011

Off campus VPN users / Database Access

If you use a VPN to connect to campus resources from a remote location, databases may be inaccessible. Disabling your VPN connection before trying to access University Libraries databases will resolve this issue.

For more help, please see our FAQ for off-campus access

September 26, 2011

Dissertations & Theses Now Has Full Text

Effective 9/21/11, the University Libraries subscription to Proquest Dissertations and Theses database ( now includes the full text in pdf format of more than 1.2 million dissertations from 1997 on. The database, the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. The University Libraries also provide access to Dissertations @ SUNY Albany, which contains citations, abstracts, previews and the full text in pdf format (from 1997 on) of dissertations and theses published by UAlbany graduate students.

In addition to the increase in content, Dissertations and Theses has a new and improved interface featuring a simplified search screen, and the ability to cite, customize, save, manage and share results. RSS feeds and alerts are also available.

July 19, 2011

New Interface for Research Databases!

On Tuesday, July 19th a new interface for the University Libraries’ databases was launched. We hope you find it useful. It allows patrons to more easily select databases that are relevant to specific research topics. You can access the new page at or by clicking on the databases link on the University Libraries’ website http://library.albany. edu.

We welcome your comments.

March 2, 2010

Scheduled maintenance for LexisNexis online products

Scheduled maintenance will take place on all LexisNexis online products in conjunction with the beginning of daylight savings time. The online products will be unavailable from Saturday, March 13, 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) until Sunday, March 14, 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

March 12, 2009

Database trial for Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Connect to Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This database contains over 180,000 titles including books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published primarily in the UK but also from other places during the 18th Century. It covers Literature, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy and more.

This trial is available until April 17, 2009.

View other database trials from the University Libraries.

March 25, 2008

University Libraries Acquire Readers’ Guide Retrospective database

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Readers’ Guide Retrospective database. This purchase was made with funds from the Libraries’ 2007-2008 Selective Investment Award.
This retrospective database includes the entire content of the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature from 1890-1982, which indexes subjects in the popular press. Users can search nearly 3 million articles from 375 leading magazines. The database includes both original and updated subject headings.
Access is available from the Databases & Indexes page of the University Libraries Web site. Enter “Readers’ Guide� in the box labeled “The database I’m looking for is� or click on the letter “R.�

February 6, 2008

University Libraries Acquire Digital Archive of NY Times

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the digital archives of The New York Times through ProQuest Historical Newspapers. This valuable research tool, which covers 150 years of American history, was purchased with funds from the Libraries’ 2007-2008 Selective Investment Award.

The database contains the complete paper from 1851-2004, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in pdf format. Annually, one year of content will be added to the file. Users can search 21 different article types, including news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, stock photos, advertisements, and more. Articles appear with all graphics and continuations from other pages. Users can view the image of an entire page or scan individual issues by page.

Access is available from the Databases & Indexes page of the University Libraries Web site. Enter “New York Times� in the box labeled “The database I’m looking for is.�

July 20, 2007

Serials Solutions 360 Link

In an effort to improve service to our users, the University Libraries have made a change in the OpenURL link resolver used for searching for full-text items in databases and journals. When you perform a search in one of the library databases, such as Ebsco Academic Search Premier, instead of the SFX button, you will see a button labeled "Find It" next to each article citation. Clicking on this button will provide users with any full-text options for the article.

In Minerva, the University Libraries online catalog, the full view record contains the "Find It" button. If you are searching for a particular journal, the "Find It" button will provide full-text options for the journal.

Additional information regarding the Serials Solutions 360 Link software is available at:

Please call, email or stop by the Reference Desk if you have questions.

Jane Kessler
Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference

July 9, 2007

New Finding Aids Online

The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives' has added new online finding aids to its Web site. Additional information about each collection is available through the appropriate links. Please consult the Department’s blog periodically for updates regarding new collections, new online finding aids, programs, and exhibits:

April 3, 2007

Safari Tech Books Online

Access to Safari Tech Books Online is now available for the University at Albany community. Safari Tech Books Online is a joint venture of O'Reilly Media and The Person Technology Group. Our collection contains about 150 online books on a variety of computing, programming, and information technology subjects from publishers like O'Reilly, Addison Wesley, Sams, Prentice Hall, Que, Microsoft Press, and Peachpit Press. Our collection can be searched on the Safari Web site by selecting "my content" in the search area, or individual books can be accessed using Minerva.

November 7, 2006

Safari Tech Books Trial

The University Libraries is hosting a trial for Safari Tech Books. Safari Tech Books is joint venture of O'Reilly Media and the Pearson Technology Group. These two publishers account for over half of all IT books published. The collection contains over 3,700 titles from over 20 imprints such as O'Reilly, Addison Wesley, New Riders, Prentice Hall, and Sams. It covers some of the latest technologies like Java, Web development, enterprise computing, and XML.

Safari Tech Books can be access on campus at No password is required. The trial will end November 26, 2006. Send comments to Michael Knee

September 14, 2006

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Visit the University Libraries’ page on Hispanic Heritage Month, a brief collection of information and resources about Hispanic heritage and culture.

August 28, 2006

New Labor History Resources Available Online

IUE-CWA Local 301's publications for 1939-1962 are now available in PDF format through the finding aid for the collection available at Local 301 has been representing workers at General Electric’s Schenectady facility since 1936. The newspaper is the only consistent source for information prior to the 1960s and provides background for any history of Local 301. Local 301’s publications from 1962-1990 as well as 7 reels of microfilm, 32 audio and video recordings, and over 10 cubic feet of records are available in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

The digitization of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) newsletters was begun with the support of CSEA with issues of The Civil Service Leader from the years 1946-1947 and 1950-1953 currently available in PDF format through the finding aid for the collection, which is available at The digitization of the CSEA’s newsletters is an ongoing project and eventually issues from 1944-1989 of The Civil Service Leader and its successor The Public Sector will be available online. Also, over 700 images documenting labor from the early 20th century to the present from the records of CSEA are also available online. A link to the CSEA images in the University at Albany Libraries’ Digital Collections database is also available at The Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., or CSEA, is the largest public employees' union in New York State with over 260,000 members. CSEA began in Albany, New York, in 1910 as a collective effort by a handful of state employees to earn better wages and working conditions.

Over 4,000 images from the records of United University Professions (UUP) are also available online thanks to the support of UUP. A link to the UUP images in the University at Albany Libraries’ Digital Collections database is available at UUP was created in 1973 and is the union representing more than 32,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and the New York State Theatre Institute. UUP’s records in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives total over 160 cubic feet.

A complete list of collections related to Labor is available at while the subject guide for Business and Industry is available at

July 24, 2006

New Page on Leisure Reading

Visit the University Libraries’ new page on leisure reading, including information about the Leisure Reading Collection at the University Library and the Popular Science Browsing Collection at the Science Library, as well as links to bestseller lists, book reviews, and more.

July 5, 2006

The World e-Book Fair Offers Free E-Books

The World e-Book Fair (, sponsored by Project Gutenberg and World eBook Library, will be offering up to 300,000 books online from July 4 to August 4, 2006. Fiction, nonfiction and reference books plus classical music scores and recordings will be available for free downloading.

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Project Gutenberg’s Michael Hart said, "It will include the oldest books in the world, including every author you have heard of in your life, other than current ones." About 100,000 books will remain permanently on the site. E-Book fairs with up to one million selections are planned for future years.

May 1, 2006

New Finding Aids Created for Collections in the Department of Special Collections and Archives

New finding aids published for archival and manuscript collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives are available at the New in the Department ( page. Some of the most recent finding aids are for the collections of Reinhard Bendix, Gerhard Colm, Julius V. Wyler, Adolph Lowe, the Capital Area School Development Association, Environmental Clearinghouse, Inc. (ECOS), Schoharie Land Trust, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean’s Office. These recent additions include the personal papers of German and Jewish Émigrés, organizations active in environmental affairs, and University at Albany academic departments.

You can find all archival and manuscript collections held by the Department of Special Collections and Archives arranged by subject or alphabetically at the Introduction to Collections ( page.

April 17, 2006

New Web Page on Sustainability

Visit the University Libraries’ new page on sustainability issues, including information about things you can do to support a sustainable environment, such as recycling, getting involved, and being a responsible consumer.

Connect to the Sustainability page.

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

Find out more about the man who introduced 3000 new words to the English language at "Happy 442nd Birthday Will!" and take the "How well do you know Will?" quiz.

April 10, 2006

New Web page celebrates Earth Day

Visit the University Libraries’ page on Earth Day, a brief collection of resources on Earth Day celebrations, the environment, and ecology.

January 30, 2006

American Humanities Index Replaced by Humanities International Index

The EBSCO-hosted database American Humanities Index has been replaced by Humanities International Index. This database provides citation information for articles, essays and reviews in literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada.

View the new database by connecting to Humanities International Index.

December 29, 2005

Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISTA) Replaces Information Science and Technology Abstracts Plus

In January 2006, Information Science and Technology Abstracts Plus database will no longer be available. However, the new Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISTA) database, from EBSCO, covers much of the same content as well as providing more coverage of library literature. The LISTA database indexes and abstracts resources on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and the information industry. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

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New Interface for PAIS

PAIS, the Public Affairs Information Service, is now available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA). Previously, this database was available through SilverPlatter.

PAIS International provides references to books, journal articles, government documents, and privately published research reports on almost any topic that has a public affairs dimension. It is international in coverage. Coverage begins in 1972, while the PAIS Archive extends coverage back to 1915. Both titles are now available from the same interface.

View the new interface by connecting to PAIS.

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