by Amy McColl
There are several new resources available in 2012:
EBL ebooks – over 43,000 electronic books, which can be read online or downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, Nook, laptop, or Sony eReader. Records for each book can be found in Tripod. For more info on using EBL and other ebooks in our collections, go here: http://triportal.brynmawr.edu/guides/Tips/417/
Project MUSE ebooks – Swarthmore purchased content for the Political Science/Policy Studies and the Film/Theater/Performing Arts subject collections for the years 2010-2012. These ebooks are available in PDF format by chapter, and can be downloaded to any device that handles PDF files. Project MUSE ebooks can be cross-searched with MUSE journals, and records will be loaded into Tripod shortly.
Mergent and Moody’s Online – A fully searchable database with financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies. Over 300,000 annual reports form globally listed companies, with archive reports for over 10 years.
Oxford Bibliographies Online – In addition to the Classics section which we subscribed to last year, we will be adding Latin American Studies and Political Science sections. Several Swarthmore faculty members were heavily involved in the editing of these two sections.
Encyclopedia of Power (Sage) – Explores theories and types of personal, social, and institutional power from a variety of social science perspectives
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census (CQ Press) - Highlights changes in the Census Bureau’s data collection and dissemination practices for the 2010 enumeration, including the use of a short-form questionnaire for the actual population count, and the release in late 2010 of the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data set based on rolling samples of the U.S. population and gathered using the long-form questionnaire.