Archive for April, 2008

New Research by Subject Page

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

We would like your feedback on a new library resource.

Soon, we will be implementing a new Research by Subject portal. Please visit it and send your comments to Ellen Bahr at (or use the comment form, below).

Some features of the new page:

  • View resources by subject
  • View resources by type
  • Search resources by keyword
  • Get a list of multidisciplinary databases

This change will not be taking place until after this semester; the current Research by Subject page on the Herrick website will remain available until that time.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

Election 2008 Resources

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

The following list of resources is adapted from a recent article by Lorena O’English in College & Research Library News. Her article highlights websites for information about the candidates, as well as websites with information about the political process itself.

Background and General Election Information

Federal Election Commission

The University of Michigan Documents Center: Elections 2008

U.S. Census Bureau: Voting and Registration

Political News

Campaign U


Fact Checking



Candidate Information

Map the Candidates

Project Vote Smart

Political Polling

American National Election Studies

Pew Research Center

Money in Politics

Follow the Money

Open Secrets

Source: O’English, Lorena. Election 2008 resources: Political information online, networked, and in the social world. College & Research Libraries News, v.69(1), January 2008.

New JSTOR Interface

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Beginning on Friday, April 4, JSTOR will have a new look. Following are some features of the new interface:

  • The ability to create a “MyJSTOR” account, which will allow you to save citations in JSTOR
  • Enhancements to the basic and advanced search functions, including the ability to save your searches
  • Simplified printing

For more information, please see these online tutorials from JSTOR:
Recorded Webinar
Using the JSTOR Interface (PowerPoint)
NewJSTOR Features (PowerPoint)
SearchTutorial (wmv)