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  • New Resource: The Gerritsen Collection

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    For research on the history of women’s organizations, the development of feminist thought, and the struggle for women’s rights, we have a fantastic new resource: the Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs.

    Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen, began collecting information on women’s issues in the late 1800s. Those works have now been digitized, allowing instant access to this unique collection of rare books, periodicals, and other primary sources. Overall, the collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe.

    Widely considered the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, the Gerritsen Collection spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million scanned pages. Trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements.

    Start browsing or ask your liaison librarian to learn more!

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  • Enhanced Access to Nature Journals

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    Graphical representation of a “Turing Machine”, a hypothetical device devised by Alan Turing (1912-1954) to represent the logic of a computer. The binary code depicted translates to one of Turing’s memorable quotes: Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. This illustration was created by one of the talented team of designers at Springer Nature.

    Springer Nature is the publisher of some of the world’s most influential, cutting-edge research and highly cited science, technology, and medicine journals. The Library is happy to announce enhanced access to Springer Nature journals with the inclusion of eight additional titles.

    Browse the Nature database now or, access the journals by title:

    Nature Nanotechnology
    Nature Reviews Cancer
    Nature Reviews Genetics
    Nature Reviews Immunology
    Nature Reviews Microbiology
    Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
    Nature Reviews Neuroscience
    Nature Chemistry

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  • New eBook Subscription gives Brock Researchers Access to Oxford’s Clinical Psychology Collection.

    Oxford Clinical Psychology

    Oxford Clinical Psychology: a collection of over 300 essential titles covering a range of specialties, disorders, and treatments in the field of clinical psychology, is now available to Brock University researchers.The extensively vetted collection is made up of key reference works, seminal scholarly and research titles, and renowned therapist guides and workbooks. Available through an annual subscription, Brock researchers have unlimited online access to these titles in ebook format and also have the option to download chapters to their own personal devices for permanent long term retrieval.

    This online collection of books will appeal to Brock faculty and students in Psychology, Applied Disability Studies, Child and Youth Studies, Education, and Applied Health Sciences.

    the collection today!

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  • New Resource: Open Book Publishers

    Open Book PublishersOpen Book Publishers offers more than 100 freely accessible scholarly e-books covering multiple disciplines including Humanities (art, music, classics, history), Social Sciences (economics, sociology, education) and Science (environmental studies,  mathematics, history of science). Users can read PDF/HTML versions online on an easy-to-navigate platform. Some titles permit free PDF downloads; readers can also pay to order a print copy.

    Based in the UK, this non-profit publisher has a collaborative business model based on libraries paying a modest annual membership fee. Brock Library has chosen to invest in this innovative project to reflect our commitment to improving access to knowledge for all and transforming a dysfunctional scholarly publishing system.

    Questions? Contact Liaison & Scholarly Communication Librarian Elizabeth Yates:


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  • New Resource: Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega

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    The new Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega database is a modern version of the well-known Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature.  It is an online database that contains 100% full text of articles from over 250 magazines dating back to 1994, along with indexing for over 450 magazines dating back to 1982.  It is a multi-disciplinary source, and its coverage spans art, business, education, entertainment, health, literature, news, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, travel, and more.

    This database is good for tracking how ideas are described in general, practice-oriented, and popular sources of information over time, as well as for current events coverage, and for researching background information across many subject areas.

    Try it now or contact your liaison librarian for more information.

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  • New Resource: Factiva

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    Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global provider of economic and financial information. This vast content collection includes:

    • Over 35,000 publications in 26 languages including newswires, major national and regional newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and media transcripts.
    • Over 2,000 top business and news websites.
    • Multimedia content from more than 150 sources.

    You can use Factiva to:

    • Search for content using the powerful Search Builder.
    • Scan the latest headlines using one of Factiva’s country or industry focused News Pages.

    The Companies/Markets tab makes it easy to:

    • Get company snapshots, news, financial results, and peer comparisons.
    • Get industry snapshots, news, and analysis.
    • Get quotes for stocks, currencies, and major market indexes.
    • Create market data charts.

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  • New Resource: The Lyell Collection Comes to Brock

    Charles Lyell

    The Lyell Collection is an online digital collection comprising the Geological  Society of London’s full-text journal articles, Special Publications, Memoirs, and journals published on behalf of other societies dating back to 1811. The database named after the eminent nineteenth-century geologist Charles Lyell (1797-1875) includes new content from 7 key journals, current peer reviewed papers, maps and historical commentaries from notables including Darwin, Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, etc.

    The Lyell Collection is an invaluable tool for researchers and students alike. Try it out, or contact your Liaison Librarian for more information.

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  • New Resource: Employment Source

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    EmploymentSourceTM from WestlawNext Canada provides a complete mix of resources needed to research relevant case law, legislation, and expert commentary on employment-related topics including: employment standards, wrongful dismissal, occupational health and safety, human rights, workers’ compensation, privacy, pensions, and employment insurance.

    This database provides exclusive online access to these key resources:

    • Canadian Employment Law, Stacey Reginald Ball
    • Canadian Health and Safety Law: A Comprehensive Guide to the Statutes, Policies and Case Law, Norman A. Keith
    • Dismissal and Employment Law Digest, Editor-in-Chief: Howard A. Levitt
    • Employee Obligations in Canada, James A. D’Andrea
    • The Employment Bulletin: Legal Issues in the Workplace, Editor-in-Chief: Norman Grosman (Grosman, Grosman & Gale LLP)
    • Illness and Disability in the Workplace: How to Navigate Through the Legal Minefield, James A. D’Andrea
    • The Law of Dismissal in Canada, Third Edition, Howard A. Levitt

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  • New Resource: LGBT Life with Full Text

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    LGBT Life brings together academic publications, newspapers and popular magazines and it is arguably the most comprehensive collection of LGBT focused writing from the mid-20th century to the present.

    In addition to hundreds of academic publications, LGBT Life has retrospective coverage of such ground-breaking publications as The Ladder (the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the US), The Advocate (founded before the Stonewall Riots and the oldest LGBT publication), and the Bay Area Reporter.

    For current Canadian and American LGBT publications, such as Xtra and Out, this is your best resource. Try it now!

    Contact your Liaison Librarian for more details.

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  • New Resource: Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

    March for LGBTQ civil rightsArchives of Sexuality and Gender is a tremendous new resource for understanding the histories and experiences of LGBTQ people in the 20th Century. Search more than 3 million pages of content from over 35 countries, including documents from the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives. Highlights include:

    If your research touches on gender and sexuality, you’ll find rare and unique sources not available anywhere else. Start browsing now or ask your liaison librarian to learn more!

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