Oesterle Library News

Archive for January 2008

New Library Database: Communication & Mass Media Complete

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) is an impressive new addition to the selection of electronic resources available at Oesterle Library. Students and researchers in communication and media studies have previously had to look in many different areas to find the research sources they need. Fortunately, EBSCO’S Communication & Mass Media Complete now brings together a wealth of information on communication in a single database.

CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 420 journals and selected coverage of nearly 200 more. Also included: the full text of over 230 journals and over 3,000 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information. The communication and media titles in other EBSCO databases have also been integrated into this collection.

The database has the look and functionality of EBSCO products, including the familiar layout, basic and advanced search screens, and easily navigable results pages. Communication & Mass Media Complete can be located on the Articles page on the library website.

Xreferplus has been renamed Credo Reference

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Library patrons can find authoritative answers quickly through Credo Reference, an online reference library accessible via the Oesterle Library website. Credo Reference, formerly known as, Xreferplus, features content from hundreds of reference books and covers a broad range of subject areas.

Credo Reference offers a complete reference collection from over 50 publishers. Facts, definitions, concepts, people, places and quotations can be found in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject specific sources in numerous subjects. Additionally, some artist entries include high-quality images of artworks.

Credo Reference can be accessed through the library’s website from the Reference Sources page.