Research Tools - Spring 2001
Students, faculty, and staff at The University
of Scranton now have access to three premier
databases in the areas of literature, political
science and international affairs, and the
environment. The databases, accessible through
the Library's Electronic Indexes web page,
are: Columbia Granger's World of Poetry; CIAO:
Columbia International Affairs Online; and
University Press Databases Now Available
The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry includes
indexing to over 250,000 poetry citations
searchable by author, subject, title, first
line and last line. Over 16,000 of the poems
cited are in full-text. Links are included
to biographical information on the authors
as well as commentaries, bibliographies, and
glossaries. Columbia characterizes Granger's
World of Poetry as an "all encompassing
portal to the world of poetry."
The Columbia International Affairs Online
database, more commonly known as CIAO, providers
the user with timely coverage of such political
issues as: conflict and resolution in Africa,
NATO, world economics, the Balkans, etc. With
over 120 prestigious contributing institutions,
CIAO presents research "as it unfolds"
through working papers, journal articles,
policy briefs, papers and books, conference
proceedings, and economic statistics. The
database is updated monthly and is searchable
by author, institution, subject, keyword,
date and title. Additional features include:
a searchable schedule of events, maps and
country information, links and resources.
The Columbia Earthscape database is "an
online resource on the global environment."
The database provides environmental information
not only to researchers but educators as well.
The database has four sections: research,
links and resources, education and Earth Affairs
Magazine. Earthscape's "Research"
section includes full-text access to papers,
lectures, seminars, conference proceedings,
and working papers from research institutions.
It also has indexing to 30 publications related
to the earth sciences, datasets and databases,
and new book titles. The "Links and Resources"
section provides web connections by disciplines,
activities, habitats, and issues. The "Education"
section provides classroom modules, sample
syllabi, questions and answers, and teaching
issues to help educators integrate the latest
environmental findings creatively and effectively
into the classroom. Finally, users have full-text
access to Earth Affairs Magazine, a quarterly
Easy to use, easy to access, the new Columbia
University Press databases are sure to enhance
the range of full-text, timely information
available to The University of Scranton community.
All three databases are available both on
campus and off via The University's proxy