Category Archives: Communication Science

New in the UvA-Library: WARC database

WARC contains over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries covering all areas of marketing, advertising and media communications. Data are drawn from more than 50 leading content sources worldwide including Admap, International Journal of Advertising, ESOMAR and Journal … Continue reading

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New in the UvA ebook-collections: Blackwell companions and other reference works

The following titles must have proved so popular with students at the previous library location (Bushuis), that – when organizing the move to the new library past summer – we could find none of them left in the shelves. Purchasing … Continue reading

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Twitter and homophobia and the UvA-Library

Nohomophobes, an initiative of the ISMSS Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta, keeps track of how often tweets include the words faggot, dyke, so gay and no homo, and is therefore ¬ędesigned as a … Continue reading

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From Journal TOCs: online information about STD

Journal TOCs is an online collection of Tables of Contents (TOCs) from about 25.000 scholarly journals. After you have selected the journals relevant to your subject area, Journal TOCs will alert you when new issues of those journals are published. … Continue reading

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Subject search in LexisNexis

Questions about the news database LexisNexis keep coming from UvA-students and -staff: reason enough to re-post the following (I’ve been using it several times when answering questions) from my old blog. Let’s say I want to search both US and … Continue reading

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DOAB Directory of Open Access Books

With 214 titles out of the database total figure of 2.192, Amsterdam University Press is well represented at DOAB Directory of Open Access Books, whose primary aim is to increase the visibility and use of academic open access books. The … Continue reading

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No more embargo on PsycBOOKS

Great news, the APA has generously decided to lift the 12-month embargo of APA book titles in PsycBOOKS. They’ve also granted us access to all the volumes of the APA Handbooks in Psychology reference series. Access PsycBOOKS:¬†lib.uva.nl > databases > … Continue reading

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