ABI/INFORM Global offers researchers access to the articles in over 1,800 journals and information on more than 60,000 U.S. and international companies. Many articles, including those in The Wall Street Journal, are offered full text online in html and pdf formats, and can be e-mailed. The contents of nearly 1,000 trade, local and regional publications are also included.
Your library provides access to this massive resource for research in:
Access the ABI/INFORM database by visiting the library's web page. Click "Journal Indexes, full text, and more".
The vendor of the ABI/INFORM database (see above) is ProQuest. Founded by Eugene Power as University Microfilms (UMI) in 1938, the company was acquired in 1985 by Bell & Howell.
Today ProQuest maintains agreements with more than 9,000 publishers worldwide and provides 5.5 billion pages of information, spanning 500 years of scholarship. That translates to archiving 20,000 periodicals, 7,000 newspapers, and 1.6 million dissertations.
ProQuest has produced enough microfilm to wrap the earth 3.5 times - and the Elton S. Karrmann Library brings access to many of these resources directly to you!
Maps on the Web
This extensive and annotated list of links to maps was created by Charlene Ingebritsen, Karrmann Library Government Publications Department.
From the Census Bureau, this website invites you to enter any place in the U.S. to retrieve information on population, location, zip code(s), links to census tables, and to Tiger Maps of the area.
How Far Is It?
From Bali and Indonesia on the Net, this website will calculate the distance between any two cities in the world.
Instructors, students, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts all are able to interpret cultural and physical landscapes of the world using thematic and topographic maps available from the library's extensive map collection on the third floor.
Many of these maps, for instance, show changes in land use including natural and man-made features, such as recreational and wilderness areas, geology, vegetation, and transportation networks.
When searching one of the library's subscription databases such as General Science Full Text or Education Full Text you may see a "Find It!" button. This service will allow you more easily to link to the full text of the article (in another database), check the Library Catalog for the journal, or submit an electronic interlibrary loan request!
For more info, contact the Reference Desk, 342-1668.
Reviewed by James Hibbard, Archivist
Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 - May 7, 1945 by Stephen E. Ambrose
Call Number: D756.A52 1997
"Ruth! Ruth! Ruth! WE MARCH!!!" So wrote a young soldier on the back of a sealed envelope of a letter that he was sending to his sister. Thus began the Battle of the Bulge for one private - in the German army - in Stephen Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers, a book that is filled with personal accounts from average soldiers, both Allied and German.
Citizen Soldiers picks up World War II in Europe where Ambrose's D-Day left off, June 7, 1944, and finishes on May 7, 1945, when Germany surrendered to the Allies. Primarily a history of the last year of the war, from Normandy to the Ardennes, and across the Rhine, the book's real strength lies in the personal accounts from the soldiers that Ambrose uses throughout the book.
With the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge upon us, I would highly recommend Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers for anyone who would like to learn more about the last year of World War II, and how the GIs lived, fought, and won. As Ambrose writes: "Just one night in a foxhole in Belgium in December 1944 was memorable. Ten, twenty, thirty nights was hell."
Kay Young, Editor