Chesnutt Library Blog

“Because it’s all about ‘U,’” the Chesnutt Library Blog is designed to promptly and efficiently provide timely news, inform of library events, books, databases and more for our students, staff and faculty. In our effort to enhance communication, the Chesnutt Library Blog will bring academic resources together in one place, with one click, with one purpose in mind - Educational Excellence - designed to enhance learning, guarantee access and promote scholarship.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Good Morning FSU students, faculty and staff! Welcome to your new Chesnutt Library Blog. With this blog we aim to give you information on Chesnutt Library news and events. So let's get started.

New Databases:

Chesnutt Library has acquired access to Xrefplus Unlimited Database. In addition to finally adding an X to our databases by alphabet, we are adding the following features:

According to its website, xrefplus is “a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 169 high-quality reference books from the world’s leading publishers, xreferplus is the ideal place to start any research.” Participating publishers include: Barron’s, Blackwell Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Encyclopedia Britannica, Elsevier Science, Harvard University Press, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Merriam Webster, Penguin, Sage Publications, Thomson Gale, and Wiley.

One of the unique features of xrefplus is that it doesn't just cross reference one reference book but spans several in finding information. For example, a search for information on stingrays yields fourteen results with sources ranging from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia to the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms.

Trial Databases:

Country Watch Trial Starts: September 11, 2006 Trial Ends: September 25, 2006

This database is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world. CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data to over 4000 clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests. In addition, CountryWatch provides country information to large media audiences in various venues, such as, as part of its media strategy. Key publications produced by CountryWatch include the CountryReviewsTM, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWireTM, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch ForecastTM, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

ProQuest Health Management Trial Starts: September 7, 2006 Trial Ends: October 6, 2006
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Full-text information from leading publications covering all aspects of health management and administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations, law, and more.


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