Category Archives: E-Resources

Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

A digital collection, which can contain just a few or thousands of items, can be an incredibly useful tool for a researcher who needs a searchable database of digital files relating to an academic project or area of interest. For

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Study, relax and get caffeinated in the new Collaborative Commons!

  This new school year brings the opening of the Collaborative Commons. This space in Fondren Library features group study stations with whiteboards and AV equipment, moveable furniture for our students to study how they want and a Starbucks to

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Featured Resource: Simmons OneView

Simmons OneView is a tool that accesses data from the annual Simmons National Consumer Survey of 25,000 adults. This survey includes in depth demographic questions, brand consumption, attitudes about various topics, and media consumption preferences.  Simmons OneView allows you to

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Featured Resource: Nature Journals Online

Nature Journals Online This is a collection of high quality journals published by the Nature Publishing Group. The journals cover areas such as chemistry, life sciences, physical and applied sciences, among others. The journals in the collection are some of

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Featured Resource: PatentPak

  PatentPak is a new add-on product in SciFinder.  It can be used to facilitate searching for important, hard-to-find chemistry in patents. It instantly connects to full-text patents from 11 major patent offices worldwide. It can be accessed through SciFinder.

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Featured Resource – Engineering Village

Engineering Village (or Compendex) is an essential tool for students, faculty, and researchers. It is the most comprehensive engineering database available, worldwide. It provides access to the most authoritative engineering resources available, and has an easily-searchable interface. The database has

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Featured Resource: RefWorks

  Put citations in their place. Collect and Import citations seamlessly. Organize Citations into collections. Write and Cite as you type. Learn more about RefWorks!  Attend one of our upcoming workshops. RefWorks: Citation Management Made Easy Monday, February 22 2016;

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Featured Resource: Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source

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Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore, November 12

Tips & Tricks for Searching IEEE Xplore: Training Session Event Details Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location: Caruth Hall, Palmer Conference Room A representative from IEEE will be onsite during the training session. This

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Featured Resource: WorldCat

Search WorldCat to identify materials not available at SMU. You can think of WorldCat as a meta-catalog, allowing you to search thousands of library catalogs from around the world all at once. This wide-spread searching can be particularly helpful in

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