a. GLBT Life (EBSCO)

By Gary Colmenar (Resource Liaison), UC Santa Barbara

The CDL is pleased to announce access to GLBT Life, a comprehensive online index to the literature related to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues.  The database contains citations and abstracts to more than 120 periodicals and over 200 books and reference works on GLBT.  In addition, the database contains newsletters, case studies, speeches and other types of sources, which altogether represents a definitive online resource for GLBT Studies and related fields such as Gender and Women’s Studies.

URL for access: < http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?profile=ehost&defaultdb=qrh>

b. Access World News

By Kay Collins (Resource Liaison), UC Irvine

The CDL is pleased to announce the expansion of UC’s newspaper collection, via a new Tier 1 contract with Readex/Newsbank.  The new version of America’s Newspapers now includes many newspapers and newswires from around the world, and has a new name, Access World News.  Also of note is the addition of more California papers, and a collection of Spanish-language newspapers (Noticias).

All newspapers and newswires can be cross-searched if desired, or users can select an area of the country, area of the world, or an individual title.  As before, users can also pick a paper by title, pick a date, and search the full paper.  The Los Angeles Times will be a significant omission from this new collection. However, the full LA Times will still be available via ProQuest.

Shared Cataloging will be making records for each title, and also setting PIDs for America’s Newspapers, Access World News, and Noticias.  Each campus is being contacted on how they want to set up their individual web pages.

Thanks to the many librarians across UC who participated in the content selection process, to Becky Culbertson in Shared Cataloging, and especially to Kay Collins, our CDL Resource Liaison.

Access World News: < http://uclibs.org/PID/98452>
ProQuest Los Angeles Times (1985 – Present): < http://uclibs.org/PID/11379 >
ProQuest Los Angeles Times (1881-1985): < http://uclibs.org/PID/10355 >