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Zoological Record celebrates 150 years

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Zoological Record, the world’s oldest continuing database of animal biology.  The online database contains records back to 1864.  The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences, and, as the world’s leading taxonomic reference, it also acts as the world’s unofficial register of animal names.

Find Zoological Record under Z in the list of Databases, or select it from the list of all databases in the Web of Science.

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Get the scoop! Celebrate National Ice Cream Month …

… by checking out one of the many books on ice cream from the Consortium Library or its partner libraries.  Learn about the history of ice cream, find recipes for making your own, or read some fiction books where ice cream is featured prominently in the plot!

And if dairy isn’t an option for you, here is a list of titles about making all sorts of frozen treats for these hot summer days.

Stay cool, and enjoy!

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Arctic Council celebrates 20 years and the midpoint of U.S. Chairmanship

In addition to celebrating Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary in 2016, the U.S. is now in its second year chairing this high-level circumpolar forum for political discussions on common issues to the governments of the Arctic States and its inhabitants.  The U.S. chairmanship theme, One Arctic: Shared Opportunities, Challenges & Responsibilities reflects the U.S. commitment, with international cooperation, to protect the marine environment, conserve Arctic biodiversity, improve conditions in Arctic communities, and address the rapidly changing climate in the Arctic.

UAA’s very own former Chancellor, Fran Ulmer, is a member of the U.S. Chairmanship team where she serves as Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State on Arctic Science and Policy.

Canada, Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation, and the U.S. comprise the Council’s eight member Arctic States.  In addition, six Permanent Participants, organizations that represent Indigenous Peoples, are also members.  The chairmanship of the Arctic Council rotates every two years among the Arctic States; in 2015, the U.S. took over the two-year Chairmanship rotation from Canada.

For more information, press releases of the U.S. accomplishments and goals for its chairmanship, and much more, click here.

 

 

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CLIQ — Research for a Fee

CLIQ (Consortium Library Information Quest) is the fee-based research and document delivery service for anyone in the non-university community in Alaska and beyond.

Clients include business and industry personnel, lawyers, government officials, writers, media personnel, scholars, researchers, patients, health care providers not served by the Alaska Medical Library, and members of the public.

Email: cliq@uaa.alaska.edu

Phone: 907-786-4499

Toll Free in US: 1-855-999-2547

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Got Textbooks?

Well, no actually.  The Consortium Library does not purchase textbooks for classes.  Luckily, you have some alternatives:

1) Stop by the Library’s circulation desk to see if the book for your class has been put on reserve by your professor. Make sure you know the instructor’s last name and the title of the item. Or you can check for yourself by going to Course Reserves and looking for the course by instructor last name, course name, or course ID.

2) Check if you are able to rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.

3) Try one of the websites listed in our Textbook guide to rent, download, purchase used, or access an open textbook.

Good luck with the spring semester!

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To the Consortium Library … and beyond!

Did you know that you can search beyond the holdings in the Consortium Library simply by checking a box in Quick Search?

Once you’ve done a search, look for the check box (below the search box and to the right of the number of results) that says:

Add results beyond your library’s collection

Using this feature will search all +900 million items known to QuickSearch.  Click on the title of the item to place an interlibrary loan.

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Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is online

Celebrating over 100 years since its first publication, the content of the 96th Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (2015-2016) is available online.

A well established reference source, the CRC Handbook serves the scientific community as a prime source of reliable information for chemistry, physics, and related fields including constants, formulas, and much more.

You can also find it through the list of Databases (choose H from the A-Z list) or through the Library catalog by searching for the title and limiting to book/ebook.

Use the Table of Contents on the left side of the screen to explore different sections of the Handbook.

 

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Have you tried Google Scholar yet?

Google Scholar is another way to search for scholarly literature across multiple disciplines from one place.  Google Scholar finds articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

And the most important thing! Be sure to access Google Scholar through the library’s homepage to turn on “Check Library for Full Text,” a value-added feature that will identify if the item is in the library’s print and/or electronic collection.

The best way to get there is to select “Databases” from the library homepage, and choose “G” from the alphabetical list.

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