Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Communication & Mass Media Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text off-campus

We have found a way to make Communication & Mass Media Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text available off-campus! Here you can find special links that enable access:

...but these are the only links you can use to get into these from off-campus at this time, even though it appears to be regular EBSCOhost.

Monday, September 20, 2010

ULM’s Tarbutton collection expands with donation of personal scrapbook and Hall of Fame trophy

By the end of her 33-year coaching career, Edna “Tiny" Tarbutton singlehandedly placed the tiny northeastern Louisiana town of Baskin on the women’s basketball map, having secured an incredible 218-game winning streak and setting national records that have yet to be broken.

Now officials at
the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library Special Collections are pleased to announce that Joe Kramberg, Tarbutton’s nephew, will donate a personal scrapbook highlighting Tarbutton’s history-making coaching career, along with other personal items, including Tarbutton’s 2005 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy, to its archives. Kramberg travelled with his aunt to receive the trophy in Knoxville, Tenn., following her selection for the award.

Kramberg will present the university with the scrapbook and other items at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, in the ULM Library Special Collections. Tarbutton died in 2009 in West Monroe at the age of 87.

“These items represent Tarbutton’s coaching
victories spanning 1947 to 1953 that brought nine state titles wins, eight of them in a row,” said Cynthia Robertson, ULM’s special collections coordinator. “For the avid researcher these items really complete the Tarbutton collection we’ve already begun, and we are incredibly fortunate that Mr. Kramberg is traveling from Houston to make this significant contribution that will help tell an important story in the history of women’s basketball in Louisiana.”

Tarbutton, who attended then-Northeastern Louisiana University for two years before completing her degree at then-Normal College in Natchitoches, ended her coaching career in 1977 with a record of 654-263-2. All of her victories were at Baskin.

Some databases are no longer with us.

If the database list looks shorter recently, that's because it is. Some resources have been removed, and more may be later. Why is this happening? Because of budget cuts to LOUIS, the statewide consortium through which we get many of our databases. More detailed information about the decision can be found at the this link. As LOUIS has told us, these resources have been and may later be removed.

Cancelled as of August 30, 2010



International Political Science Abstracts (from EBSCO)

SPORTDiscus (from EBSCO)

Cancelled as of September 30, 2010

WebFeat/360 Search

Cancelled as of December 31, 2010

CQ Global

And the list could get longer later. How does LOUIS affect your research? This video can explain it in less than 2 minutes:

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