Library Liaison
Volume 1, Issue 2 - Spring 2006

Budget Status for Library Collections
By Tamara Frost Trujillo, Senior Associate Dean

The FY05/06 allocation for library materials is $1,776,000. This figure reflects a $400,000 reduction from what was the base in FY03/04. This is the second year that the library materials budget is taking a reduction of this size. Full story

Format Migration: Chapter 2
By Leilani Hall, Science and Technology Librarian

Decisions to cancel print journal titles don’t happen easily but changes have to be instituted so that the Library can stretch its shrinking budget. While we traditionally expect at least an annual 10% increase in subscription costs, our materials funds have actually decreased over the past few years. With the new subscription year underway, several decisions made last year are now being realized. Full story

EUREKA New Titles List
By Charlotte Xanders, Head Bibliographic Control

Have you ever wondered what's new in the Library? We've created an online New Titles List so you can see what books, documents, and other materials are being added each month to the Library's collections. All you need to do is pick a month and EUREKA will generate the list for you. Full story

New Database of the Semester - Social Sciences Citation Index
By Leilani Hall, Science and Technology Librarian

We are happy to announce the arrival of the newest library database - Social Sciences Citation Index. Faculty have been requesting the online version of this valuable resource for years. Full story

Finding Information Gold
By Linda Goff, Head of Instructional Services

With the arrival of PROSPECTOR on the Library home page, faculty and students can now search for articles and other electronic resources in a whole new way.  While the appearance of PROSPECTOR is very different from what you and your students may have used to access articles in databases, the functionality is similar but enhanced. It may require a little digging, but we think you and your students will find information gold. Full story


News You Can Use!


Find articles, many in full text, on a wide variety of art topics in the new Art Full Text database.

Computer Science

Sac State Library users can now search ACM Digital Library and ACM Guide to Computing Literature. Both are produced by the Association for Computing Machinery.


To provide additional support for research in the field of education the Library has added Education Full Text to its list of databases.


Dissertations and Theses, a ProQuest database, is the authoritative online resource for finding dissertations and theses.

SpringerLink is a collection of over 1100 electronic journals published by Springer on a wide variety of subjects.


The new RILM Abstracts of of Music Literature database is now available for music research.


CINAHL Plus with Full Text offers a more robust version of the classic allied heath database.


The Library has started a search to hire a new Humanities Librarian.

In support of the new joint Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Academic Affairs has given the Library one-time money for Library materials.

Check out the Databases Under Review to see what electronic resources we are evaluating.

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Library Liaison Editors: Anne Bradley & Leilani Hall

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