August 30, 2012

New Academic EBook Collection now available

The Alloway Library is now providing access to a new academic collection of ebooks via the Electronic Library Network (BC) They can be accessed at:

EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection 

For title list see: EBSCO Academic e-Book Title Lists

Later in the semester the individual ebook titles will be added to our Library catalogue.

EBSCO’s eBook Academic Subscription Collection contains over 70,000 full-text ebooks representing a broad range of academic subject matter — from business and science, to engineering and humanities. Additional titles are added each month at no additional cost.

Highlights (June 1, 2012):
  • Over 76% of titles are from core academic publishers.
  • 79,168 titles in total 
  • All titles are unlimited use
  • Most titles (over 88%) are downloadable
  • 32,654 titles from 2007 forward 
  • 19,162 titles from 2009 forward 
  • 1,994 2011 titles 
  • 498 publishers
  • 67 university presses
  • 25,535 university press titles
  • eBooks fully integrated into EBSCOhost; users can search across EBSCO eBooks and databases, retrieve integrated search results, and access content through the same platform
  • Flexible print and download options: print or save a page, page range, or chapter as a PDF; download entire eBook for use offline.
  • Simple Permalink (durable URL) functionality at the title, page, or chapter level for linking from electronic course packs and other sources.

August 23, 2012

ARTstor Mobile now available on Android & iPhone

ARTstor Mobile is now available on Android!
All 1.4+ million images from the ARTstor Digital Library are now accessible through Android-powered devices to registered ARTstor users! Simply go to on your device, click the "Enter here" button, and then install the free app.

ARTstor Mobile for Android provides read-only features such as searching, browsing, zooming, and viewing saved image groups. Also try the Flashcard View, which allows you to test your knowledge by viewing the image without textual information, and then flipping the image to reveal the image record.

ARTstor Mobile is also available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch through the Safari browser. There's no need to download special software, just go from your mobile device.

August 08, 2012

New Title Online from The Cambridge Companions series

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture: Second Edition

cover image
Publication Date: 2012
Publication Place: Cambridge
Edited by: Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia's size, the diversity of its peoples and its unique geographical position straddling East and West have created a culture that is both inward and outward looking. Its history reflects the tension between very different approaches to what culture can and should be, and this tension shapes the vibrancy of its arts today. The highly successful first edition of Rzhevsky's Companion has been updated to include post-Soviet trends and new developments in the twenty-first century. It brings together leading authorities writing on Russian cultural identity, its Western and Asian connections, popular culture and the unique Russian contributions to the arts. Each of the eleven chapters has been revised or entirely rewritten to take account of current cultural conditions and the further reading brought up to date. The book reveals, for students, academic researchers and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.

Click here to view title online (with proper authentication)