Latest arrivals from the Public Library

New books have arrived for Carlson and Mulford Libraries from the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. At Carlson, these popular fiction and non-fiction titles are located near the Circulation Desk, and at Mulford, titles are found on the low shelves on the 5th Floor. Use your Rocket ID Card and check out these bestsellers.   A full list of books is available in our catalog, or you can browse the shelves by author’s last name. New items include:

New Database: Scopus

The University of Toledo students, faculty, and staff now have access to a new database for scholarly literature (especially in the sciences).  Scopus is a databases of peer-reviewed journal articles  and conference papers from approximately 18,000 international publications, as well as additional content from patent records and scientific websites.

Additionally, Scopus has the capability of performing cited reference searching so that you can see which articles cite a particular article or author in their bibliographies.  Cited reference searching is a great way to expand your search and find new articles that did not come up from searching by keywords.  Scopus can therefore be a complementary database to Web of Science, which has the same capability.

Additional information about Scopus is available in the Scopus User Guide.

Researcher authors can use Scopus to track the impact of their own research in publications since 1996.  Authors can see who else is using their published articles in their research using Scopus’ citation analysis and visualization tools.  See our Citation Analysis LibGuide for more about this type of searching.

Scopus is provided to UT as part of OhioLINK for the next three years, and the database purchase will be re-evaluated in 2013.

Millions more articles available through ScienceDirect

UT students and researchers will now have access to more than 3.4 million additional articles from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect database, a highly regarded publisher in the fields of science and engineering.  The journal titles available include The Lancet, Thin Solid Films, The Journal of Operations Management, and 2,700 more.

Though we’ve had access to Elsevier journals previously in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC), this additional collection includes historic backfiles, with articles from 1995 back until the start of each journal.  The new articles are currently available on the ScienceDirect website, and the content will be added to the EJC in the coming year.  Look for the green key or green page icons to see what you have access to on the ScienceDirect site.

The addition of these files was made possible by funds from both the Ohio Board of Regents and contributions from all OhioLINK member institutions, including University of Toledo Libraries.

Three New Health-related Databases!

We now have access to three new databases in the health sciences!

DynaMed logoDynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool designed for use at “point of care.” It has summaries derived from peer-reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases for 3,000+ topics on diseases, disorders, and symptoms. Summaries include information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment and prevention, as well as links to patient information.

Nursing Reference CenterThe Nursing Reference Center is a clinical point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Full text content from leading publishers includes information on diseases, disorders, diagnostic tests, and drugs; patient education resources; and best practice guidelines. Also includes continuing education modules, legal cases, and the latest medical news and drug updates. Full-text reference books include:

  • Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests,
  • Davis’s drug guide for nurses,
  • Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary, and
  • Diseases and disorders: a nursing therapeutics manual.

Health & Psychosocial InstrumentsAnd finally, HAPI (Health And Psychosocial Instruments) provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.  This database is limited to 5 users at a time.

New Business Database: Passport GMID

The University Libraries recently bought a subscription to a business & economics database from Euromonitor, Passport Global Market Information Database (GMID).   Passport GMID contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts.   In all, the database has:


  • 4 million demographic, economic and marketing statistics
  • 4 million consumer lifestyle statistics
  • 200,000 market size statistics


  • 1,500 market reports
  • 8,500 sector briefings
  • 45 strategy briefings
  • 70 global reports examining consumer markets, services and sectors
  • 6,700 local company profiles
  • 500 global company profiles
  • 79 future demographic reports
  • 213 regional and country profiles
  • 176 country briefings
  • 74 consumer lifestyles reports


  • Timely insight into the factors influencing industries, countries and consumers
  • New product launches, marketing strategies and industry trends
  • Acquisitions, disposals and strategic partnerships
  • Regulatory issues and seasonal trends
  • Social, economic and political issues
  • Emerging consumer trends and attitudes
  • New consumer segments
  • World events in context

Do to the subject content, this database is available to Main Campus library users only.

Wizard of Oz Anniversary

UT Libraries commemorate the 70th anniversary of the film The Wizard of Oz with several new purchases,

And if you’re a fan of Oz, you might enjoy Wicked, Son of a Witch, and Lion Among Men, best-selling contemporary stories about the world of Oz by Gregory Maguire.

Of course, we also have the original 1939 film of the Wizard of Oz as well as some of the original Oz books by L. Frank Baum.

GREENR: Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, & Natural Resources

The UT Libraries now subscribe to GREENR, an information portal on environmental and energy topics from around the world.   You can browse pages on a variety of topics, or do your own keyword searches to bring up:

  • Academic and Trade journal articles
  • Videos, Images, and Podcasts
  • Conference papers
  • Reports & Statistics
  • … and more!

Whether you’re studying current events, biology, public policy, engineering, or physics, there’s something in this database for you!  Check it out!