LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 106

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 106 (15 Oct 2008)


1. Baker, Sherry. “The rise of the cyborgs,”
Discover vol. 29, no. 10 (October 2008): p. 50-57.

Neural prosthetics is a brain-computer interface designed by Philip
Kennedy which can decode the conscious intentions carried by neural
signals.  This new technology aims at the severely disabled and can
help the paralyzed walk, the mute speak, and the near-dead return to
life. Able-bodied people can also benefit from it.

Discover is available electronically at

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EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases

***Library Workshop: EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases***

EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases cover publications from various
disciplines (Business, Science & Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences,
Medical Science) and Dissertations.

They provide access to abstracts or full-text of articles from over 10,000
academic journals and magazines. It also includes:

-Country reports
-Company and Industry Profiles
-SWOT Analyses
-Dissertations and Theses

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LexisNexis Academic & WiseNews

*** Library Workshop: LexisNexis Academic & WiseNews ***

LexisNexis Academic and WiseNews are two primary databases giving
full-text access to thousands of newspaper sources around the world.

These two databases complement each other in terms of geographic coverage.
LexisNexis Academic contains over 6,000 English language sources,
including US and international newspapers, magazines, news wires, and
broadcast transcripts. WiseNews specializes in Chinese language newspapers
published in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau.

This workshop will demonstrate effective searching of the databases with
hands-on exercises.

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