Over the years, ProQuest has acquired the companies, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and Chadwyck Healey.  For the past year, ProQuest has been developing a new search interface which they want to apply to all of their databases as well as those acquired from CSA and Chadwyck Healey.  The migration to the new interface has been in place for several months, and the Baylor University Libraries have now switched to the new ProQuest interface for the following resources:

As ProQuest continues to migrate their family of resources into the new interface, we will make the appropriate changes.

OmniFile Full Text Select

This resource is being considered as a replacement for the FirstSearch database, WilsonSelect. The content indexed in this resource represents the full-text only articles index in 11 Wilson databases (Applied Science & Technology; Art Index; Biological & Agricultural Index; Education Index; General Science Index; Humanities Index; Index to Legal Periodicals; Library Literature & Information Science Index; Readers’ Guide; Social Sciences Index, and Wilson Business Index). This resource is convenient for users with inquiries in areas that cross disciplines, such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, etc.

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Trial expires: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EBSCOhost eBook Collection (Preview)

Last year, the NetLibrary e-book service was obtained by EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost is in the process of moving the NetLibrary books from the NetLibrary platform, into the EBSCOhost platform, and adding more functionality through that platform. This is preview access to this new NetLibrary interface.

Some notes about the use of this preview:

  • Any changes to Baylor’s current netLibrary collection will not be reflected within the preview environment.
  • To make use of the personalization options available, you have to create a new and unique account in the EBSCOhost eBook Collection during the preview period. Information stored, including username, password and eBook information, will be deleted once the preview ends (around June 15, 2011).
  • Activity in this preview environment will not impact/affect our current live NetLibrary account, e.g., checkouts in the preview environment will not count as checkouts in the live NetLibrary environment.

Trial expires: Thursday, July 31, 2011

Oral History

Since its founding in 1970, the Institute for Oral History has completed over 800 memoirs comprising more than 1,800 oral history interviews. The Institute has created transcripts of all interviews in the collection, and these transcripts are available to researchers and the public in PDF format.  This digital collection provides access to these oral histories.

In addition to the memoirs described in this Guide, there are more than 1,500 interviews undergoing transcribing and editing in the Institute for Oral History. Summaries of these memoirs will be added to the Guide as the interview transcripts are completed and deposited in the archives.


Includes current e-books from leading publishers. It spans all subjects, including: agriculture; auxiliary sciences of history; bibliography, library science, information resources (general); education; fine arts; general works; geography, anthropology, recreation; history (general) and history of Europe; history: America; language and literature; law medicine; military science; music and books of music; philosophy, psychology, religion; political science; science; social sciences; and technology.

HathiTrust Digital Library

As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions. It was initially conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections, and quickly expanded to include additional partners with fast growing treasure of digitized collections.

Since Baylor is now a full partner in HathiTrust, enhanced access is available for Baylor students, faculty, and staff through their Bear ID and password, using Shibboleth, an Internet2 technology for inter-institutional identification. Although this level of access isn’t required to search HathiTrust or view the full text of public domain materials, additional functionality is available to users from partner libraries:

  • The complete PDF of items no longer protected by copyright can be downloaded (non-partners can only download a single page at a time); and
  • Collections of items in HathiTrust can be created and saved (non-partners can create collections, but they cannot save them).

More information on Baylor’s partnership with HathiTrust is available here.

Waco Tribune

Update: We have deactivated this access pending further discussions with the Waco Tribune.

On September 15, 2010, online access to the Waco Tribune was restricted to those who subscribe to daily delivery of the paper.  The Baylor University Libraries have 3 of these subscriptions, so we have set up online access for the Baylor University community.  To see articles at the Waco Tribune website, you will need to use the user name and password provided here.

RAND Texas

Texas statistics covering Business and Economics including employment, unemployment, industry and occupational wages, occupational projections, construction and real estate (including housing prices, and non-residential vacancy rates), inflation, foreign trade, retail and taxable sales, sales tax rates, gross state product, personal and per capita income, farm income, and airport operating statistics; Population and Demographics; Education inlcuding enrollment, enrollment projections, test scores, class size, student and teacher demographics, teacher salaries, district finances; Community including a number of “quality of life” measures, such as crime rates, air quality, traffic, population density, and tax rates; Health and Socioeconomic; Government Finance.

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Trial expires: Sunday, October 31, 2010

Base (open resource)
A multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources. Indexes OAI metadata from digital repository servers as well as selected websites and local data collections.

The MyiLibrary collection provides access to nearly 14,000 e-books from a variety of publishers. These titles will be in BearCat for 6 months. Those titles that are examined more than 2 times will be “purchased” and remain accessible through MyiLibrary

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