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The five-millionth article was recently added to the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center. The EJC, which is now in its seventh year of service, contains a total of 5,990 journal titles from 81 publishers.
Recent major additions to the EJC include:
• Journals from Sage Publications’ Education and Psychology collections. OhioLINK users now have access to 143 Sage titles.
• Back issues for nine journals from the American Institute of Physics.
New journal issues are added to the EJC daily. To stay current, OhioLINK users have the option of receiving updates via e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. Visit http://journals.ohiolink.edu/rsshelp.html to learn how to syndicate journal titles and for links to more information on RSS. For instructions on creating e-mail alerts, visit www.ohiolink.edu/help/ejc-alerts.html.
Now all Ohioans, including OhioLINK users, have access to the Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection. The upgrade from the Core to Premium Collection was funded by a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant to Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO).
The Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection includes the 100+ titles that were previously available in the Core Collection, along with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series, plus the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. A complete list of the resources in this collection is available online.
The Premium Collection also includes improved search functionality, making it easy to choose between longer or shorter entries from subject reference titles, definitions from English or bilingual dictionaries, and quotations.
LCO is a collaborative effort of OhioLINK, OPLIN, INFOhio and the State Library of Ohio. As part of the Statewide Core Electronic Information Collection, the Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection is now available to all Ohioans through their school, public or academic library.
A new collection of more than 300 environmental geology images from localities around the globe has been added to the OhioLINK Digital Media Center. The images were photographed by Bruce Simonson, Professor of Geology, at Oberlin College.
The collection consists of a number of image sets grouped around specific topics, such as streams and rivers, ground water, slope processes, volcanic processes, and mining activities. It is targeted primarily at teachers of and students in introductory courses in geology and environmental studies. The collection is accessible to anyone, worldwide and is expected to grow to 2000 images.
The new collection is part of the DMC's Science Database. The database also includes 600 physics demonstration videos.