The University of Kansas Libraries
New and Updated Databases
The following databases and sources have been recently changed or added to KU Libraries' collections. (A list of database trials is also available.)
Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology presents articles on chemical substances including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, and also covers fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field.
Digital scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. KU's Kenneth Spencer Research Library is a contributing partner to the Digital Scriptorium, and images from and entries for the majority (though not all) of the Spencer Research Library's medieval manuscripts may be found at the Digital Scriptorium.
Kansas periodical index includes varied coverage for the years 2002-2012. Other years are covered in the print edition with the same title. Among the titles indexed are: Kansas!, Kansas History, Southeast Kansas Living.
IPA Source The IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) Source database contains the texts of over 6000 opera arias and art songs rendered in IPA notation.
Duxiu Knowledge Search Database is a Chinese database with a discovery search system of more than 3 million Chinese bibliographic entries and 2 million scholarly resources in all subjects and formats.
New reference sources:
Alternative Energy (Gale)
Environmental Encyclopedia (Gale)
The following databases have been cancelled:
CQ Encyclopedia of American Government