Beginning this semester, you can now download most EBSCO eBooks to your computer or mobile device. You can explore more about this topic in our eBooks research guide or follow the steps below.
1. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or Mac. Learn more and download it from here.
2. Create a personal EBSCOhost account. You can do this from any EBSCO database (for example Academic Search Complete or our new OneSearch portal, which allows you to search multiple library databases at once) by clicking the Sign In link in the top right corner. Click here to learn more.
3. Once you have your account set up and are logged in, search for the eBook you would like to check out and download. Then follow these instructions here.
4. If you would like to transfer your eBook to your iPad, Nook, or other mobile device, please see the instructions here. Please note that iOS devices and others may require an app to work. More on that here. For a list of compatible devices, click here.
For more information, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or the Getting Started/Troubleshooting Guides.
How can I download eBooks to an Apple device and read them using the Bluefire Reading app without a wireless connection?
How can I download eBooks to an Apple iPad and read them using the Bluefire Reading app over a wireless connection?
How can I download eBooks to an Android device and read them using the Aldiko Book Reader app?
Questions? Contact us at 256-824-6529 or http://libanswers.uah.edu.
New this semester and available for 2012 is the market research database Frost & Sullivan. You can access it by clicking here.
What is it?
It’s an in-depth market and industry research report database with global coverage of various high-technology sectors. Reports are available in four categories: Industry, Technical, Economic, and Applications for Growth. Date coverage is from 1998 to present, updated as new reports are produced.
What you can expect to find:
Full text reports related to the following sectors:
-Aerospace & Defense;
-Automotive & Transportation;
-Chemicals, Materials and Food;
-Electronics & Security;
-Energy & Power Supplies;
-Environment & Building Technologies;
-Industrial Automation &Process Control;
-Information & Communication Technologies;
-Measurement & Instrumentation.
Contents often include maps, graphs and charts.
Some useful things you can do:
-Search for reports using keywords.
-Filter your results by specifying industry, pub year, geographical region, or report type.
-On campus access only
-When directed to the Frost home page, you must either click on ‘Member Login’ in the top right corner and enter your name and UAH email address (even on campus) or find a report you are interested in and then log in at that point. Once you have successfully logged in, you will see a My Account link.
-Full text is viewable online, but you cannot export PDFs.
In-house analysts’ primary and secondary research; proprietary.
If you have any problems getting logged in, please let us know at the Reference Desk. You can contact us by phone at 256-824-6529 or send us a message at http://libanswers.uah.edu
Now until March 31, we will have trial access to EBSCO’s Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text here.
·EBSCO offers ongoing full text for 248 journals, magazines and trade publications.
·EBSCO created a full text database using Criminal Justice Abstracts (created by Sage Publishing), which libraries recognize as the premier index for criminal justice research.
·Detailed information and title lists at this link: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/criminal-justice-abstracts-with-full-text
·Choice Review here: http://www.ebscohost.com/resources/criminal-justice-abstracts-with-full-text/review-by-choice-magazine.pdf
If you have any questions or feedback about this database trial, please contact us at http://libanswers.uah.edu
Now until March 31, we will have trial access to two ProQuest databases: the Biological Science Collection database and the Criminal Justice database.
You can access them both at this link: https://www.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=O61XE11BEBLA3KEMTSAI
If you have any questions or feedback regarding these trials, please contact us at http://libanswers.uah.edu
We have a trial to Britannica’s Image Quest until March 31, 2012, at the following link: http://quest.eb.com
Britannica’s Image Quest offers over two million images from some of the best collections in the world, including Britannica, Dorling Kindersley, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, National Geographic, Oxford Scientific, and more than 50 other leading names. All images are rights-cleared for educational use, so your patrons can have confidence using them in class or in their assignments. Image Quest provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images in every subject including art, history, and science.
Please contact the Reference Desk at http://libanswers.uah.edu if you have any problems accessing the database (on campus only) or if you have any feedback about the trial.
The library is very excited to announce a trial to the EBSCO Historical Manuscripts Collections available now until June 4, 2012. This trial includes access to the following archives: African American Archives, World War II Archives, and the U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives. You can navigate between each of the EBSCO Historical Manuscript Collections through the dropdown menu at the top center portion of the screen.
For more information about each of the archive collections, including title lists and content descriptions, please click on the below links.
African American Archives
African American Archives provides over one million pages of original historical documents pertaining to the African American experience over several centuries, and is richly-detailed with narratives and quantitative data alike. The earliest materials in this collection come from Essential Records Concerning Slavery and Emancipation from the Danish West Indies (1672-1917).
U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives
U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives covers case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which until 1935 was called the Bureau of Investigation (BOI). With over 2.2 million pages of original historical documents, the archives provide a fresh insider’s perspective to the history of this time period.
World War II Archives
World War II Archives contains over half a million pages of original historical documents compiled from collections at the National Archives, offering a wide range of materials chronicling events during the Second World War, providing an in-depth perspective of military activities while also documenting the lives of individual military personnel on land, in the air, and at sea.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding this trial, please let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu.
Von Braun at his desk at Marshall Space Flight Center in May 1964, with models of the Saturn rocket family
Below are the scheduled events open to the public in Huntsville, AL, honoring Dr. Wernher von Braun on the occasion of his 100th Birthday.
Wernher von Braun event at UAH Salmon Library
Date/Time: 22 March (Thursday) 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Event: Panel Discussion “Wernher von Braun, A Visionary’s Influence on UAHuntsville”
Location: Louis Salmon Library, University of Alabama in Huntsville campus, Huntsville, AL
Date/Time: 22 March (Thursday) – 5:00 pm
Event: Alabama Public Television film documentary on Dr. Wernher von Braun and a Passing the Torch ceremony
Location: Davidson Center, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Date/Time: 23 March (Friday) – 6:00 pm Reception, Dinner at 7:00 pm
Event: Wernher von Braun’s 100th Birthday PARTY; dinner speaker is Dr. Margrit von Braun, Wernher von Braun’s daughter.
Location: Davidson Center, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Click below for tickets which are available for $100 for individuals and $1000 for a table of eight.
You can see the article in The Huntsville Times here:
Questions? Please let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu or give us a call at 256-824-6529.