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New Resources

Free campuswide access to leading environment and energy publications

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

As part of our membership of the National Council for Science and the Environment’s (NCSE) University Affiliate Program Wayne State Libraries now have campus-wide access to four premier online sources of Environment and Energy (E&E) news: Environment & Energy Daily (E&E Daily), Greenwire, Land Letter, and E&ENews PM.

Visit the WSU Teaching and Learning Blog

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Are you interested in learning more about teaching and learning resources? Or hearing ideas and commentary from faculty and staff associated with the Office for Teaching and Learning at Wayne State University? For those items and more, visit the all new Office for Teaching and learning blog, featuring bloggers OTL faculty fellow Bill Warters, and OTL Program Coordinator, Kristi Jordan.

The blog includes OTL news and events as well as resources for faculty, links to Educause blogs and other ideas to enhance and support teaching and learning.

Visit the blog at:

Psychology Resources update:PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

After June 30, 2007, PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES will move to CSA ILLUMINA and will no longer be available through FirstSearch and OVID. All content will remain the same but it will now be possible to search both databases from CSA.

You can access PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES from the Library System home page by choosing the letter “P” from the “Articles and Databases” section; in the Subject Guides, choose “Psychology;” or, if you’re using the library catalog, simply choose the title option and type in the title of the database.

CSA Instructional Resources are available by reviewing the Quick Reference Card .

A Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO on CSA ILLUMINA ADVANCED SEARCH is available at

If you have questions please contact Karen Bacsanyi at or 577-6446.

Maternity and Infant Care Database

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Maternity and Infant Care is an important essential resource from MIDIRS for academics and healthcare professionals involved in the care of women and infants. The database contains over 120,000 references with abstracts to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care and the first year of an infants life. Database coverage is from the mid 1980s onwards and approximately 1000 records are added to the database per month. The database also includes correspondence and commentary written in response to an article.


Read Newspapers from Around the Globe

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Library Press Display delivers complete newspapers from across the globe to Wayne State University students, faculty and staff. Hundreds of newspapers are available from the United States including major metropolitan papers such as the Washington Post or the Wimberley (Texas) View and still more from Argentina to Oman to the Ukraine along with international papers including the Wall Street Journal Europe.

A range of features lets you have your news how you like it best: Use a traditional two-page layout and browse each page with a click. Print, save or e-mail articles or take advantage of state-of-the-art digital tools. For some papers, advanced features are available that include subscribing for delivery via an RSS feed. Since the newspapers are in their original languages, aim the cursor at an article until its text is highlighted, click to translate the text into one of several languages or right-click and have the page translated by, for one example, Google. Some papers can even be read to you in its original language or a selection of additional languages.

At the top of the main Library Press Display page a pull down menu provides newspaper listings by language, country or alphabetically. You can also search the entire collection at once. The main page defaults to links to up-to-the-minute news and images and provides dynamic rankings of the most read papers, journalists or stories.

The complete newspapers in Library Press Display are only available for the past 60 days. If you have questions or comments please let us know.

Art Museum Image Gallery

Monday, July 10th, 2006

The Art Museum Image Gallery is an online collection of high-quality, digital documentation of works of art from around the world. Works from major European, American, and Canadian artists in the collections of member museums are included. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. The database includes numerous multimedia files. Art Museum Image Gallery documents over 90,000 works of art.

Tackle That Research Assignment!

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Manage your research and writing assignments with the Assignment Planner. Just enter today’s date, and the date your assignment is due, and get a handy time management calendar with links to resources and a schedule of target completion dates for each phase of your project.

Link to the Assignment Planner from the FOR STUDENTS link on the Library home page or click here to start now!