Research Tools - Spring 2000

IDEAL Backfiles Added to Library Resources

Academic Press, the vendor that provides the IDEAL Electronic Index and full-text collection of online periodicals, has broadened the value of their subscription package by offering the backfiles of the journals the Library currently subscribe to under their umbrella. Now patrons can access full-text journal articles of the 174 Academic Press periodicals dating back to 1993. You may access the database from campus or off-campus PCs by selecting the "Electronic Index" link from the Library's Homepage. IDEAL appears on the grid of Databases, with options for connecting from campus or off-campus locations. In addition to the enhanced time period covered in the IDEAL database, a new homepage has been loaded. Navigation of the page is much easier, with buttons making access of content faster and more streamlined. Don't. forget that the table of contents and alerting services can keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in your field. Please call the Reference Desk at 941-4000 if you have any questions about IDEAL.

Betsey Moylan