New Resources for FY21

Collection Management works to build unique and dynamic collections of national significance to support all areas of scholarship at Virginia Tech. We regularly assess usage of our resources as we seek to maximize the value of our subscriptions and reflect emerging areas of research at the university. Through prudent management of our budget and data analysis we replace low-use subscriptions with new and requested resources. And, we purchase journal archives and e-book collections with one-time funds or end-of-year money. We do all this to improve access and expand the breadth and depth of the collection, and to save space by replacing and supplementing print resources with online.

Journals

  1. Current Sports Medicine Reports Archive
  2. Global Hip Hop Studies
  3. Times Literary Supplement Archive

Journal Collections

  1. ASCE Legacy Journals
  2. SAE Journals

Databases

  1. Access World News – 2021 update with expanded access
  2. Adam Matthew Digital Core Portfolio, 19 new titles plus additional backfile content
  3. African Americans and Reconstruction, 1865-1883 (VIVA)
  4. African Americans and Jim Crow, 1883-1922 (VIVA)
  5. Digital National Security Archive, new modules 51-56
  6. Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Part 4
  7. Illuminating Engineering Society Lighting Library
  8. Indigenous Peoples of North America (VIVA)
  9. JoVE Unlimited
  10. Lexicomp Online
  11. McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering
  12. McGraw-Hill AccessScience
  13. Making of the Modern World, Part 3
  14. SAGE Business Cases 2019 – 2021

E-book Collections

  1. American Association Physics Teachers Book Archive
  2. American Institute of Physics Book Collection 1
  3. American Phytopathological Compendium Collection
  4. GALE Diversity Bundle (VIVA)
  5. JOVIS Architecture Ebooks
  6. Major Reference Works from Cambridge, Elsevier, Gale, Salem Press, Wiley, and World Scientific, 45 titles
  7. Morgan and Claypool Synthesis 11
  8. Oxford Clinical Psychology
  9. Punctum Books Supporting Membership
  10. Taylor and Francis Deep Backfile Ebook Archive
  11. Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice Backfile
  12. Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice Backfile

Streaming Media

  1. Academic Video Online (VIVA)
  2. Digital Theatre+
  3. Docuseek2 Complete Collection (VIVA)
  4. SAGE Counseling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Nursing Video Collections (VIVA)

Newspapers

  1. Black Historical Newspapers from ProQuest, 12 new titles
  2. Guardian and Observer
  3. Roanoke Times, 1990-2019 full-page image edition
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New DEI Content from VIVA

Thanks to generous support from SCHEV’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation, VIVA has added several important new collections that help support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

VIVA recently purchased two collections from Gale: The first is a collection of primary source documents entitled Indigenous Peoples of North AmericaThe second was a custom collection of DEI ebooks called the Diversity Bundle Ebooks.

VIVA has also purchased two historically-oriented primary source collections from Readex: African Americans and Reconstruction, 1865-1883 and African Americans and Jim Crow, 1883-1922.

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Streaming Media through VIVA

Thanks to CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds provided to support online and remote education, the statewide library consortium VIVA has added several new streaming media collections. Together, these sources bring many tens of thousands of new online videos, significantly expanding our access to streaming media resources here at Virginia Tech.

Academic Video Online (AVON) includes over 70,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Included are news programs, training, lectures, interviews, documentaries, ethnographies, performances, and feature and short films.

The Docuseek2 Complete Collection includes over 1,700 of the most recent and popular titles made available for streaming on Docuseek2 from their distributors, which include Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, Film Movement, MediaStorm, First Run Features, and more. These documentary films are in a variety of subjects, including education, healthcare, science and technology, and critical thinking.

Finally, VIVA has added three SAGE Video Collections for all public institutions. The Counseling & Psychotherapy Collection addresses a wide range of issues through tutorials, interviews, and demonstrations. The Criminology Collection covers all branches of the criminal justice system. The Nursing Collection includes demonstration, tutorial, and in-practice videos as well as interviews with leaders and practitioners in the field.

You can find out more about all our available streaming media sources at https://guides.lib.vt.edu/find/databases/streaming-videos

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New Resources Acquired in FY20

Collection Management works to build unique and dynamic collections of national significance to support all areas of scholarship at Virginia Tech. We regularly assess usage of our resources as we seek to maximize the value of our subscriptions and reflect emerging areas of research at the university. Through prudent management of our budget and data analysis we replace low-use subscriptions with new and requested resources. And, we purchase journal archives and e-book collections with one-time funds or end-of-year money. We do all this to improve access and expand the breadth and depth of the collection, and to save space by replacing and supplementing print resources with online.

Journals

  1. Alternatives
  2. American Journal of Medical Quality
  3. European Journal of Engineering Education
  4. Foam: International Photography Magazine
  5. International Migration Review
  6. Journal of Animal Science
  7. Journal of Cultural Economy
  8. Journal of International Political Theory
  9. Journal of the National Medical Association
  10. Journal of Natural Fibers
  11. Kerb
  12. MacGuffin
  13. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Technology
  14. Medical Teacher
  15. Moblie Media & Communications
  16. Monu
  17. Nature Catalysis
  18. Nature Ecology and Evolution
  19. Neural
  20. New Media & Society
  21. OASE
  22. Political Communication
  23. Science & Global Security
  24. Social Science Journal
  25. Soft Robotics

Journal Collections

  1. Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive
  2. SAE Technical Paper Archive (added years of content)
  3. Taylor and Francis Modern and Classic Archives

Databases

  1. Adam Matthew Digital Primary Source Archives
  2. American Antiquarian Society AHPS 6 Archive
  3. European Retail Intelligence Library
  4. com Academic
  5. WorldCat Discovery Premium

E-book Collections

  1. Elsevier Major Reference Works (7 new multi-volume sets)
  2. Morgan and Claypool ACM Book Collection Two
  3. Morgan and Claypool Synthesis Collection Ten
  4. Oxford Handbooks Online: Philosophy, Political Science, & Psychology
  5. Scientific Style and Format Online

Streaming Media

  1. Artfilms Digital Extended Collection
  2. Artifilms Digital Film & Cinema Collection
  3. Digital Concert Hall
  4. JoVE Behavior

Newspapers

  1. New York Amsterdam News
  2. NewspaperArchive.com
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New Resources Acquired in FY19

New Resources Acquired in FY19 (2018/2019)

Collection Management works to build unique and dynamic collections of national significance to support all areas of scholarship at Virginia Tech. We regularly assess usage of our resources as we seek to maximize the value of our subscriptions and reflect emerging areas of research at the university. Through careful management of our budget and data analysis we replace low-use subscriptions with new and requested resources. And, we purchase journal archives and e-book collections with one-time funds or end-of-year money. We do all this to improve access and expand the breadth and depth of the collection, and to save space by replacing and supplementing print resources with online.

Journals

  1. Agricultural Finance Review
  2. Brauwelt International English Edition
  3. Clog (print)
  4. Corporate Real Estate Journal
  5. Detail Inspiration (archive plus current subscription)
  6. e-Volunteerism
  7. Economy and Society
  8. GSD Platform (print)
  9. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
  10. Journal of Bisexuality
  11. Journal of Brand Strategy
  12. Journal of Digital Media Management
  13. Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems
  14. Journal of Popular Music Studies
  15. Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal
  16. JoVE Chemistry
  17. Nature Biomedical Engineering
  18. Nature Energy
  19. Nature Human Behaviour
  20. New Geographies (print)
  21. Science Robotics
  22. Urban Water Journal
  23. Washington Business Journal
  24. Written Communication

Journal Collections

  1. AIP Digital Archive Update
  2. American Historical Periodicals from AAS – Series 6
  3. Cambridge Journal Digital Archive STM Update
  4. Henry Stewart Publications Journal Package (archive plus current subscription)
  5. JSTOR Business Collection IV
  6. Ovid Journal Archives
  7. Oxford Journal Archive Update
  8. Sage Materials Science and Engineering Collection
  9. Sage STM Backfile Upgrade
  10. Springer Journal Archive (gap filled)
  11. Taylor and Francis Modern Archives – General Medicine & Expert Reviews
  12. Thieme Journal Backfiles
  13. Wiley Journal Backfile

Databases

  1. 1Findr
  2. AIAA Meeting Papers Online
  3. Archivision
  4. Data Planet
  5. El Croquis
  6. FIMo (Fire Insurance Maps Online) Library Edition: VA &DC
  7. Gale Entrepreneurship Business Collection
  8. JSTOR Security Studies
  9. Global Plants
  10. Playwrights Canada Press on Drama Online
  11. SAE Historical Ground Vehicle Standards (on SAE Mobilus)
  12. Scopus
  13. SciVal

E-book Collections

  1. ACS 2019 frontlist
  2. DeGruyter Architecture and Design & Art frontlist
  3. DeGruyter and Princeton Mathematical Book Series frontlist
  4. Elsevier 2018 Major Reference Works (11 multi-volume sets)
  5. IEEE Wiley 2019 frontlist
  6. IET 2019 frontlist
  7. IOP E-books Releases #4-6
  8. MIT Press 2019 frontlist
  9. RSC 2019 frontlist
  10. SAE 2019 frontlist
  11. Springer Education Collection 2016-2019
  12. Springer Intelligent Technologies and Robotics Collection (new in 2019)
  13. University Press Scholarship Online Backlists (Cornell University, Edinburgh University, & Princeton University)
  14. Wiley Major Reference Works (20 multi-volume sets + 6 updates)

Streaming Media

  1. IEEE Guide to Autonomous Vehicle Technology Course Program
  2. IEEE Introduction to Blockchain Technology Course Program
  3. OnArchitecture
  4. SAGE Research Methods Video – Data Science

Newspapers

  1. Financial Times Supplement (2011-2016)
  2. Richmond Times Digital Full Color Edition (2018 -) on Access World News
  3. Roanoke Times Digital Archive on Access World News
  4. Roanoke Times Digital Full Color Edition (2018 -) on Access World News
  5. Sunday Times Supplement (2007-2016)
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New Resources Acquired in FY18

New Resources Acquired in FY18 (2017/2018)

Collection Management works to build unique and dynamic collections of national significance to support all areas of scholarship at Virginia Tech. We regularly assess usage of our resources as we seek to maximize the value of our subscriptions and reflect emerging areas of research at the university. Through prudent management of our budget and data analysis we replace low-use subscriptions with new and requested resources. And, we purchase journal archives and e-book collections with one-time funds or end-of-year money. We do all this to improve access and expand the breadth and depth of the collection, and to save space by replacing and supplementing print resources with online.

Journals

  1. Agricultural Finance Review
  2. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  3. Architectural Science Review
  4. Beneficial Microbes
  5. Cell Systems
  6. Environmental Justice
  7. FuturArc
  8. International Journal of Small Craft Technology
  9. Jewish Review of Books
  10. Journal of Applied Physiology
  11. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing
  12. Journal of Business and Technical Communication
  13. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice
  14. Journal of Strategic Studies
  15. Nature Photonics
  16. Professional Animal Scientist
  17. Professional Development in Education
  18. RFD
  19. Scientific Studies of Reading
  20. Sociological Research Online
  21. Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
  22. Tax Notes Today
  23. Technical Communication
  24. Terrorism and Political Violence
  25. Veterinary Record Case Reports
  26. Vulcan: The International Journal of the Social History of Military Technology
  27. Water Science and Technology

Journal Archives and Backfiles

  1. American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5
  2. Architectural Digest Magazine Archive (1922-2011)
  3. Forbes Magazine Archive (1917-2000)
  4. Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)
  5. Los Angeles Times Historical Archive (1881-1992)
  6. Oxford University Press 2018 Science Journals Archive (4 titles)
  7. SPIE Digital Library Backfiles (1962-2005)
  8. Wiley Blackwell Backfiles (selected titles)

Databases

  1. Colonial State Papers
  2. Digital National Security Archive – Collections 1-50
  3. Documents on British Policy Overseas
  4. F1000 Prime
  5. Emerging Sources Citation Index Archive
  6. Horticulture Compendium
  7. Mergent Investest (Full)
  8. KnowItAll Anywhere Spectral Database
  9. Oxford Reference Online: Literature
  10. Oxford Reference Online: Western Civilization
  11. SAE Ground Vehicle Standards

E-book Collections

  1. ACLS Humanities Ebooks
  2. CABI Choice Collection (selected titles)
  3. Digitalia Hispanica
  4. Geological Society of America – Memoirs, Field Guides, & Reviews in Engineering Geology
  5. Knowledge Unlatched 2017 Frontlist Collection
  6. Society of Automotive Engineers Ebook Collection (1990-2018)
  7. Synthesis Digital Library – Collection 9 (Lectures 901-1000)
  8. Wiley Online Reference Works (19 titles)

Streaming Media

  1. Journal of Visualized Experiments: Science Education
  2. Medical Services and Warfare
  3. Sage Research Methods Video
  4. Socialism on Film
  5. Swank Digital Campus Top 1000 Package

From Print to Online

  1. Encyclopedia of Islam
  2. International Literary Market Place
  3. Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature
  4. Sixteenth Century Journal
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Review Tools – ccAdvisor and Choice

The University Libraries now provides access to a new source for database reviews, ccAdvisor. Sponsored by the Charleston Company and Choice, this resource offers reviews of a wide range of library-related databases and platforms. Reviews include details and evaluation on user interface, product content, subscription and purchasing options, authentication methods, and more. Individuals can register at http://ccadvisor.org/user/register/

Complementing ccAdvisor is our existing subscription to Choice Reviews Online.  This database contains book reviews of over 200,000 academic monographs. The interface offers a wide range of search and browsing options to identify books of interest and the reviews provide a helpful assessment tool. Also, of particular importance, are the annual Choice Outstanding Academic Titles lists which identify the best titles of the year. Individuals can register at http://www.choicereviews.org/user/register/

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New Resources purchased in FY17

Collection additions in FY17

Collection Management works to build unique and dynamic collections of national significance to support all areas of scholarship at Virginia Tech. We regularly assess usage of our resources as we seek to maximize the value of our subscriptions and reflect emerging areas of research at the university. Through prudent management of our budget we replace declining resources with new and requested resources. And, with one-time or end-of-year money we purchase archives to fill-in collection gaps. We do this to improve access and expand the breadth and depth of the collection, and to save space by replacing and supplementing print resources with online.  During the 2017 fiscal year, Collection Management added over 100 new e-resources to the collection, review the list of linked titles below to explore.

Journals

  1. Arboricultural Journal
  2. Dix-Neuf
  3. Economics and Philosophy
  4. Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture
  5. International Journal of Forest Engineering
  6. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  7. International Review of Qualitative Research
  8. Journal of Arts Management Law and Society
  9. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
  10. Journal of Linguistic Geography
  11. Journal of the Royal Musical Association
  12. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
  13. Language in Society
  14. Material Religion
  15. Mathematical Research Letters
  16. Mathematical Thinking and Learning
  17. Nature Microbiology
  18. Polar Geography
  19. Science & Global Security
  20. Social Currents
  21. Social Philosophy & Policy
  22. Statistical Journal of the IAOS
  23. Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes
  24. Utilitas

Journal Archives and Backfiles

  1. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science Backfile (1921-1956)
  2. Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications Backfile (2014-2016)
  3. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Backfile (1901-1979)
  4. Chemical & Engineering News archive (1923-2015)
  5. CQ Researcher Plus Archive (1923-present)
  6. Institution of Engineering and Technology – Journal Archive Complete Collection Plus (1872–2006)
  7. Journal of women and minorities in science and engineering archive (1994-present)
  8. JSTOR Sustainability Collection (112 journals & 342 ebooks)
  9. LWW (Ovid) Comprehensive Archive Collection 2016
  10. Mergent Historical Bond Record Collection
  11. Mergent Hoovers Archives (1994-present)
  12. Mergent SEC Historical Collection (1960-present)
  13. Optical Society of America Digital Archive 2 (2006-2015)
  14. Publishers Weekly Digital Archive (1872-2013)
  15. Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Papers Archive 1906-2005
  16. SAGE HSS and STM Backfiles upgrade 2017
  17. Springer Journal Archives Supplement (thru 1996) 2011-2017
  18. Springer/Nature 2017 (all Springer, Palgrave Macmillan, & Nature Academic journals)
  19. Oxford Journals Archive 2017 supplement
  20. Wiley Journal backfiles (1865-1996)

Databases

  1. Academic OneFile from Gale
  2. Archivision Digital Research Library (modules 10-11)
  3. Biography and Genealogy Master Index from Gale
  4. Book Review Index Plus from Gale
  5. Business Insights: Global from Gale
  6. Chilton Library from Gale
  7. Computer Database from Gale
  8. Contemporary Women’s Issues from Gale
  9. Drama Online
  10. Educator’s Reference Complete from Gale
  11. Fastcase
  12. General OneFile from Gale
  13. Geopolitical Monitor
  14. Global Issues in Context from Gale
  15. GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) from Gale
  16. Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module from Gale
  17. Health Reference Center Academic from Gale
  18. Independent Voices from Reveal Digital
  19. Informe Académico from Gale
  20. InfoTrac Newsstand from Gale
  21. LegalTrac from Gale
  22. LitFinder from Gale
  23. Military and Intelligence Database from Gale
  24. PolicyMap
  25. Society of Automotive Engineers Ground Vehicle Standards
  26. Science in Context from Gale
  27. STAPP Car Crash Technical Papers Historical Full Collection (1966-2016)
  28. Student Resources in Context from Gale
  29. U.S. History in Context from Gale
  30. Voxgov
  31. World History In Context from Gale
  32. World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Portal from Gale

Ebook Collections

  1. CRC Computer Science netBASE (2014 & prior content)
  2. De Gruyter and Princeton Mathematical Book Series
  3. De Gruyter Asian Studies Art/Arch EBooks 2017
  4. De Gruyter Architecture Basics Online Pkg 2017 (35 titles)
  5. DeGruyter Fine Arts EBooks 2017 (22 selected titles)
  6. Institution of Engineering & Technology Ultimate ebook Collection (1979-2017) 515 titles
  7. Oxford University Press Scholarship Online backfile
  8. Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Collection
  9. SAGE / CQ Press Online Editions Gap Analysis purchase 2017
    1. America Votes 32
    2. CQ Almanac 2016
    3. Historic Documents of 2005, 2015, 2016
    4. Political Handbook of the World (2005-2017)
    5. Politics in America (2004-2018)
    6. Supreme Court Yearbook (1989-2017)
    7. Vital Statistics on American Politics (2005, 2009, 2017-2018)
  10. SAGE Business Cases
  11. Solid State Physics ebook series backfile (Elsevier)
  12. Thieme Chemistry eBooks (selected)
  13. Wiley Reference Works Online

Streaming Media

  1. Alexander Street Press DDA
  2. Films on Demand
  3. IEEE eLearning Library Course Series
  4. Journal of Visualized Experiments: Bioengineering
  5. Kanopy DDA
  6. Meet the Press Archive
  7. SAGE Research Methods Video
  8. Skillsoft IT & Desktop videos

From Print to Online

  1. Photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing
  2. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
  3. Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers
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Kanopy Streaming Video Pilot

VIVA’s pilot project for streaming media on the kanopy platform has now reached the halfway point. This services brings us access to thousands of films including classic cinema, independent films, and documentaries from a wide range of sources. Films include transcripts and the ability to create custom playlists. In this user-driven acquisition model any film viewed four times or more automatically triggers a purchase and Virginia Tech has three films that have now reached this threshold.  If you have not already done so be sure to check out this service and the many films available!

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Collection Highlights

This month Collection Highlights featured the streaming media collection.

Virginia Tech Libraries provides access to over 60,000 streaming videos. Documentaries, foreign films, kids films, historical footage, classics, animated, and instructional videos can all be streamed and watched anytime, anywhere. No special equipment or software is required, only an up to date browser. Most of our streaming platforms allow our users to extract clips from their videos and create playlists of multiple videos. Search for a specific title using Summon, our primary search interface.

Share information about the streaming collection with students and faculty in your departments.

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