A trial has been set up for the PsychiatryOnline database. This trial will run through February 15, 2008

PsychiatryOnline is a web-based portal that features DSM-IV-TR®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Included in the database are:

  • References including DSM-IV-TR®, DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion, and the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services
  • Textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, and lifelong learning
  • Clinical & research news from Psychiatric News

If you look at this resource during the trial, please fill out a Trial Evaluation Form

OSU Libraries has acquired two new electronic reference books through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography is a new edition of the classic reference title Dictionary of Scientific Biography. it provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

OSU Libraries now has an alternative interface for the BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record databases. These databases are still available on the old platforms, but they are also available on the Thomson Scientific Web of Knowledge platform.

BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts)
Zoological Record

On the Web of Knowledge platform, it is possible to search these databases simultaneously with the Web of Science (Science Citation Index) database through the All Databases option.

On Thursday, January 3, 2008, the library will be upgrading one of its primary data servers. This process will limit access to many of our electronic services, including the proxy authentication table used for off-campus access to our electronic resources. Beginning at midnight on January 3, access to databases and electronic journals will be limited to on-campus computers.