The library has acquired Web of Science, a unique citation search database covering all disciplines. The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. For example, the 1,307 entries for Hope College authors have been cited 10,344 times. Web of Science consists of Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index with back-files to 1977. Users can set up citation alerts to receive email when particular authors are cited or table of contents alerts when new issues of a journal are published.
Patrons can now listen to any National Public Radio program, as well as read transcripts, for shows produced by NPR from 1990 to present. Podcasts from government agencies such as the Census and the State Department are also available in Infotrac OneFile.
Transcripts and audio files appear under the Media Tab after you do a search. The link to the audio appears once you go to the full record for a item. To search only for transcripts, you can add the terms “broadcast transcript” to your keyword search. To search only for audio transcripts, add the terms “audio file” to your keyword search.