Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Wilson Biographies

Everyone at H. W. Wilson hopes that your 2011 is a happy and productive one. To mark the start of another calendar year, we're celebrating those people whose birthdays fall on January 1. As usual, all the answers can be found in Biography Reference Bank, or you can wait until later today when we will tweet them.

1) Born January 1, 1735, I am best known for my part in the Revolutionary War, but I was also a popular silversmith and engraver. Who am I?
a) Captain John Parker
b) John Singleton Copley
c) Paul Revere

2) Born January 1, 1895, I was named assistant director of the newly-formed Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice under William J. Burns in 1921. Who am I?
a) Kenneth McKellar
b) J. Edgar Hoover
c) Joseph McCarthy

3) Born January 1, 1970, I am best known for directing movies like Magnolia and Boogie Nights. Who am I?
a) M. Night Shyamalan
b) Paul Thomas Anderson
c) Kevin Smith

4) Born January 1, 1912, Victor Reuther helped organize the first sit-down strike by which U.S. labor organization, after which the union's membership grew from less than 100 to approximately 30,000?
a) Teamsters
b) Congress of Industrial Organizations
c) United Automobile Workers

5) Born January 1, 1449, I was a scholar, writer, and poet, and was appointed ruler of Florence, Italy, at the age of just 21. Who am I?
 a) Pico della Mirandola
b) Lorenzo De Medici
c) Dante Alighieri

6) Born Jan 1, 1986, I turned down football offers to play basketball and am now a power forward with the Boston Celtics. Who am I?
a) Glen Davis
b) Kevin Durant
c) Dwight Howard

7) Born January 1, 1767, my considerable writing talents were already obvious to my family by the time we moved from Britain to County Longford, Ireland, in 1782. Who am I?
a) Maria Edgeworth
b) Mary Shelley
c) Sarah Siddons

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Find National Film Registry Titles on Cinema Image Gallery

Lonesome - 1928
Yesterday the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress published the list of 25 films chosen for preservation in 2010.

Taking in documentaries, popular features, early talkies, silent shorts, and Academy Award winners, the list spans the period 1891-1996. The list takes in such well-known titles as All the President's Men, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Front Page, as well as more obscure movies like Lonesome and Make Way for Tomorrow. 

H. W. Wilson's Cinema Image Gallery contains multiple records for most of the films on the list, including 153 records for The Empire Strikes Back, 47 records for McCabe and Mrs Miller, 13 records for Grey Gardens, and 36 records for Malcolm X. Whether your patrons are looking for images to use in a classroom discussion on movie preservation or just looking for more information after seeing the list, Cinema Image Gallery on WilsonWeb is the first place to come for comprehensive coverage and a wide range of images from the listed movies.

Friday, December 10, 2010

John Lennon quiz with Biography Reference Bank

Wednesday, December 8 was the 30th anniversary of the shooting of the singer, sixties icon, and activist John Lennon, outside his apartment in New York. To mark this anniversary, today's Friday quiz is all about the man and his music.

As usual, you will find the answers to the quiz in Biography Reference Bank, or you can wait until later today when we will tweet them. If you are a Biography Reference Bank subscriber, we particularly recommend you check out the biography of Lennon that appeared in Current Biography in 1965, for a flavor of how the Beatles were perceived at the very height of their popularity. For example:

"Originally regarded as a manifestation of good-natured protest of youth against the established order, the Beatles have since found their place within the Establishment, as evidenced by their designation, in June 1965, as members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire."

1) John Lennon's parents were named:
a) Alfred and Julia
b) Cynthia and Sean
c) Brian and Mary

2) John began performing with Paul McCartney in the late 1950s under a name derived from British Air Force slang. What was that name?
a) The Fox Cubs
b) The Nurk Twins
c) The Two Tommys

3) Which prominent American chronicler of the Sixties called John "one of the few Englishmen whom English literati have hailed as a genius of the lower crust"?
a) Gore Vidal
b) Hunter S. Thompson
c) Tom Wolfe

4) What was the name of the 1998 album containing previously unrecorded Lennon material?
a) Reimagined
b) Diamonds in the Rough
c) Wonsaponatime

5) What was the name of the single that was released a month after Lennon's death in 1980?
a) "Woman"
b) "Starting Over"
c) "Give Peace a Chance" 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Courtroom Dramas on Cinema Image Gallery

We recently expanded our genre categories on Cinema Image Gallery to include courtroom dramas, which means you can now pinpoint examples of this popular genre by simply choosing this option from the Genre dropdown list on the Advanced Search screen.

From modern courtroom dramas like The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Boston Legal to classic legal stories like Twelve Angry Men and Perry Mason, Cinema Image Gallery images can illustrate or inspire lectures and classroom discussions on law-related topics like:
  • How famous trials were conducted.
  • Realism in courtroom dramas.
  • Changing gender and racial profiles of courtroom players.
  • The effect of social media on the conduct of trials.
  • Presenting forensic evidence in the courtroom.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Changing legal practices.

...and much, much more.

Whether you are involved in a law or legal studies program, a media or film program, or a drama or writing program, you will find a wealth of material within Cinema Image Gallery's courtroom drama genre to improve your presentations or projects.

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Birthday quiz with Biography Reference Bank

December can be a difficult month to celebrate your birthday, because it sometimes gets mixed up in the holiday season. So today's quiz celebrates notable people with birthdays in December. You can find all the answers in Biography Reference Bank, (try a search using the date fields to get the results you want), or you can wait until later today when we will tweet them.

1. Born on December 19, 1906, my time as premier of the Soviet Union was marked by a detente in relations with the West, including the first United States-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
a) Leonid Brezhnev
b) Aleksei N. Kosygin
c) Nikolai Khrushchev

2. I was born on Christmas Day, 1887, and later became known as the "No.1 innkeeper". Who am I?
a) Pancho Barnes
b) Charles Ballard
c) Conrad Hilton

3. Born on December 17, 1937, a Forbes list of the world's richest people listed me as the wealthiest person in Australia, 94th in the world. Who am I?
a) Kerry Packer
b) Rupert Murdoch
c) Geoffrey Bible

4. I was born on December 19, 1915, and when I sang on stage I usually went without makeup and wore a simple black dress. Who am I?
a) Edith Piaf
b) Alice Fay
c) Billie Holiday

5. I am a singer who was performing the national anthem at Pittsburgh-area sporting events before I was eight years old. I turn 30 on December 18. Who am I?
a) Britney Spears
b) Christina Aguilera
c) Josh Groban

6. I am a British actor who was nominated for a Tony award in 2010 for my portrayal of Hamlet. My birthday is on December 29. Who am I?
a) Tom Hardy
b) David Tennant
c) Jude Law

7. In 1961 I left a $1,700-a-week job writing for the Garry Moore Show to try my hand at standup comedy. I celebrate my birthday on December 1. Who am I?
a) Steve Martin
b) Steve Allen
c) Woody Allen

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving quiz with Omnifile

To mark the fact that Thanksgiving is almost here, today's quiz celebrates that holiday as well as giving you a taste of the variety of publications you can peruse if you have an Omnifile Full Text, Mega or Select subscription.

You will find the answers in Omnifile, or you can hang on until later today, when we will tweet them.

Our illustration comes from Art Museum Image Gallery, another key Wilson resource.

1) Which food company fields approximately 100,000 phone calls each November, and around ten years ago was consulted by President Josiah Bartlett (Martin Sheen) in an episode of the West Wing?
(from an article in Advertising Age)

a) Butterball
b) Epicurious
c) Food Network 

2) Which ancient Greek word is usually understood by Christians to mean "to give thanks", although this was an uncommon concept in antiquity?
(from an article in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly)

a) Filotimia
b) Eukharistein
c) Gratitude

3) Why was Squanto able to interpret for the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621?
(from an article in Native Peoples)

a) A trapper taught him English.
b) He went to a missionary school.
c) He had already spent some time living in England.

4) Which three native birds do Texas chefs recommend trying as an alternative to turkey at Thanksgiving?
(from an article in Texas Monthly)

a) meadowlark, blackbird, cowbird
b) chicken, goose, wrentit
c) dove, duck, quail

5) Which little known event is known by some people as "the real first Thanksgiving"?
(from an article in School Library Media Activities Monthly)

a) October 1615: Lost French trapper Jean Baptiste Charbonneau celebrates his rescue by sharing his food with the Shoshone tribe.
b) November 25, 1620: Native Americans at the English court demonstrate their Thanksgiving feasts.
c) September 8, 1565: Admiral Pedro Menendez and Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales share a meal with the Timucua tribe in La Florida

6) Which astronomical phenomenon occurs close to Thanksgiving?
(from an article in Astronomy)

a) Sun spots
b) The Leonid meteor shower
c) The Hale-Bopp comet

7) Which Disney movie took just $16.6 million over its opening Thanksgiving weekend in 2002 to become one of the studio's least successful animated features?
(from an article in Variety)

a) Pocahontas
b) Treasure Planet
c)  Lilo & Stitch

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving ideas from Omnifile on WilsonWeb and WilsonWeb Mobile

Wilson Omnifile is certainly a key resource for academic research, but it contains a wealth of material from popular publications also. Using either your office version or your WilsonWeb Mobile account, try a search for Thanksgiving, then choose Recipes from the document type dropdown list. This will turn up a host of articles that include holiday offerings from Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse, and more, as well as articles with recipes designed for children to help with, and handy ideas for leftovers.

Remember that if you choose to listen to the recipes using ReadSpeaker, you can play them back at the speed that suits you, and you can select only the parts of the article you need to hear. Language translations also makes these articles available to anyone who is working on their English skills.
Thanksgiving menu 1905 by George Elbert Burr

For other ideas for the holiday, keep Thanksgiving as your search term, choose All from the document type list, and select Education from the list of subject areas. This will return articles on fostering gratitude among school children, as well as craft ideas for the occasion, which could be useful for art classes in school, a project in the library, or to give parents inspiration for keeping kids occupied between now and the holiday.

(The pictures in this article were taken from Cinema Image Gallery and Art Museum Image Gallery, two more excellent sources of art and craft inspiration for Thanksgiving or any other holiday.)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bruce Conner resources on Wilson Art Suite

31 Variations on a Meal: Eaten by Bruce Conner, by Daniel Spoerri
New York's Film Forum movie house is currently running an exhibition of the work of the film maker and artist Bruce Conner.

Conner, (1933-2008) was an important American artist whose works defied easy categorization within either the art or film worlds. He used manipulations of structure and narrative to create an enigmatic sense of time in both his films and his overall career, and he was as much a collector and editor of the world as he was a creator.

Whether you are attending the exhibition or just intrigued by Conner's work, you can find a variety of perspectives on his life and career in the databases of the Wilson Art Suite. Art Full Text has profiles and obituaries of Conner as well as commentaries and reviews covering his work from distinguished publications like ARTnews, Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, and Artforum International. 

The Rose by Jay DeFeo
Thanks to the seamless links built into Art Museum Image Gallery, you can also see Conner's technique in action. One of his films records the seven-year process involved in making Jay DeFeo's "The Rose" in Defeo's apartment. This film is an important Conner piece because it was filmed by him rather than being composed of found footage.
You can find this film, complete with Conner's voiceover, in the Related Multimedia section of Art Museum Image Gallery's comprehensive record for "The Rose".

Friday, November 12, 2010

Movember mustache quiz with Biography Reference Bank

In recent years, men from Australia to the U.S. have taken on a new challenge in the month of November: to grow a mustache in order to raise awareness of the cancers that specifically affect men. 

To mark the Movember effort to raise both awareness and funds, today's quiz celebrates well-known mustache wearers. You'll find the answers to all these questions in Biography Reference Bankor you can wait until later today when we will tweet them.

1) Almost single-handedly responsible for turning his sport into mass entertainment, this prominent mustache wearer studied under the trainer Hiro Matsuda, and gained his popular nickname because of his resemblance to a popular television character of the late 1970s. Who is he?

a) Mick Foley
b) Carl Weathers
c) Hulk Hogan

2) This mustachioed actor appeared in over 50 television commercials in the 1970s, until Universal Television offered him a part in a series that was intended to replace Hawaii Five-O.

a) Burt Reynolds
b) Tom Selleck
c) Sam Elliott

3) Famous for his painted-on mustache, among other things, this actor, writer, and comedian started his stage career as a member of the Messenger Boys, singing in various city restaurants to raise money for the victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Who was he?

a) Charlie Chaplin
b) Oliver Hardy
c) Groucho Marx

4) Known as a suave, mustache-wearing actor, this man originally planned to be a fashion illustrator. He attended the National Academy of Design in New York, where he was spotted by a CBS casting director and began to take acting roles to pay for his art supplies. Who is he?

a) Billy Dee Williams
b) Sidney Poitier
c) Lou Gossett Jr.

5) This wearer of the classic pencil mustache held the first ever screening of his movies in the 1960s--three black-and-white shorts--in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Who is he?

a) David Simon
b) John Waters
c) Barry Levinson

6) When Congress declared war against Spain in 1898, this bristly mustache-sporting president of the U.S. organized a regiment of cavalry volunteers known as the Rough Riders. Who was he?

a) William H. Taft
b) William McKinley
c) Theodore Roosevelt

7) Known as a child as "Sosso", this famous mustache wearer also used the aliases "David" and "Koba" early in his political career, and first joined the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party in Tiflis in 1898. Who was he?

a) Joseph Stalin
b) V. I. Lenin
c) Leon Trotsky

Friday, November 5, 2010

The World Series on WilsonWeb: San Francisco Giants and more on Biography Reference Bank

Today's quiz marks this week's World Series victory by the San Francisco Giants, using profiles and details from Biography Reference Bank. If you or your patrons are sports enthusiasts, you will find a wealth of material to suit you in our acclaimed, comprehensive, and trustworthy biographical resource.

Find out about the influences, inspirations, and early experiences of some of our most popular sporting figures, often in their own words. Read about their victories, setbacks, and career experiences, or listen to all or part of their profiles using our ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter.

You'll find all the answers to the quiz in Biography Reference Bank, or you can wait until later in the day when we will tweet them.

1) I was drafted into the San Francisco Giants straight out of high school in 1982, but then accepted an athletic scholarship to Arizona State University, where I hit 23 home runs in my junior season. Who am I?
a) Will Clark
b) Barry Bonds
c) Michael Young

2) I was a member of the New York Giants' team that beat the Washington Senators in the 1933 World Series, and finished my career by hitting .316 as a part-time player for the Giants in 1934. Who am I?
a) Lefty O'Doul
b) Hank Sauer
c) Danny Murtaugh

3) A player for the New York Mets, I was named NL player of the month in June 2006 after hitting .327 with 20 runs, four doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and three stolen bases, while collecting two home runs in two contests, against San Francisco and Cincinnati. Who am I?
a) Jake Peavy
b) David Wright
c) Xavier Nady

4) I was the only Oakland A's regular not to homer in the 1989 World Series, which was notable for the major earthquake that hit Candlestick Park on the day of Game 3. Who am I?
a) Craig Counsell
b) Ricky Henderson
c) Mark McGwire

5) A player for the San Francisco Giants, I was nicknamed "Seabiscuit" by major league scouts because of my small size. Who am I?
a) Joe Mauer
b) Jose Reyes
c) Tim Lincecum

6) I made my major-league debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1968 as a part-time player, but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1972. I made the All-Star team in 1981 and also won my first Golden Glove that year. Who am I?

a) Dusty Baker
b) Felie Alou
c) Bob Brenly

7)  A member of the Giants' pennant-winning team of 1962, I began to experience fainting spells and periods of nervous exhaustion in my later career. Who am I?

a) Willie Mays
b) Gaylord Perry
c) Zoilo Versalles

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The 2010 midterms: Newsmakers in Biography Reference Bank

Yesterday's elections brought changes to Congress, including a new Speaker of the House, likely to be Ohio Republican John Boehner. If you want to know more about this key figure in the 2010 elections, you will find a detailed profile of him in Biography Reference Bank, including a selection of photographs.

You will also find a profile of Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has represented Nevada in the Senate since 1986.

Reading the two profiles side by side could be valuable, particularly for younger patrons, because it shows that public representatives can start out with different backgrounds, different skill sets, and different career paths, but still end up serving their country in the highest seats of power.

These profiles are also useful for classroom quizzes, as project starting points, or just for general, reliable reading either in the library or on the move with WilsonWeb Mobile.

Remember that you can also listen to all, or just your highlighted sections, of these profiles with ReadSpeaker, and that those who are learning English can translate these profiles into a selection of languages to make their research easier. You can also find many more profiles of politicians and public representatives, searching either by name or using the Profession/Activity search box on the Advanced Search screen to find senators, politicians, legislators, or political leaders, depending on the individuals you are looking for.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New content for Cinema Image Gallery

The vast range of images available in Cinema Image Gallery continues to grow this month, with the addition of 5597 new images to the database. These new images come from recent popular movies like Sex and the City 2, Prince of Persia, Robin Hood, The Karate Kid, Inception, Iron Man 2, and Salt, as well as adding to the roster of images from TV shows like Glee, and classic movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Color Purple. 

As well as publicity stills from these movies and television shows, Cinema Image Gallery includes lobby posters, behind-the-scenes shots, and candid shots of characters and stars, all rights-cleared for use in an educational setting.

Use these images freely to illustrate a lecture, kickstart classroom discussions, provide inspiration for homework, projects, or plays, or as supplementary materials for patrons who check out movies and TV shows from your library.
Also remember that Cinema Image Gallery can be searched in conjunction with any other WilsonWeb database, and using keywords other than movie titles, so patrons could turn up unexpected treasures as part of a larger search.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Horrors from Art Suite

If you are already an Art Suite subscriber, you can find a host of Halloween ideas and activities to liven up your library at the scariest time of the year. If someone is checking out Hitchcock's Pscyho from your movie library, for example, you could point them to Garry Leonard's article in Film International, which examines the relationship between horror movies and the economic climate with specific reference to that classic movie.

Art Full Text also has a lot of Halloween resources for younger patrons, like a craft project such as a paper bag haunted house, as described in the October 2007 edition of Arts & Activities. Or, from the same volume, you could try "Awesome Autumn Cut-Ups" for schools or groups where Halloween is less of a focus.

You can also use the resources in Art Suite to create a Halloween quiz for your patrons or staff, like the one below. All the pictures and posters come from Cinema Image Gallery and, as usual, you can find the answers there or you can wait until later today when we will tweet them, in the scariest manner possible, of course.

Because the quiz features movie posters, we are looking for the country where the film is set, rather than the name of the film (which would be too easy, even for a Friday).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween from Wilson Omnifile

Whether your library patrons are looking for learning or light reading around Halloween, Wilson Omnifile can provide it.

An article from the International Journal of Regional and Local Studies examines a festival similar to Halloween, that of Hop tu naa, which takes place on October 31 on the Isle of Man, a dependency of the British crown that lies off the coast of Great Britain. The festival sees children going around the neighborhood with a turnip and candle lantern, singing a song and soliciting donations to buy fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night. The article also discusses the similarities and differences between Hop tu naa, modern Halloween, the Celtic festival of Samhain, and the Christian festival of All Saints or All Souls Day, so it makes an interesting starting point for class discussion, a writing assignment, or an imaginative art project.

Parents looking for tips on feeding trick or treaters more healthy alternatives to candy bars might find something to help them in an article from Supermarket News, Fall 2009, which talks about the efforts that parents and some retailers are making to move kids away from unhealthy choices on the spookiest night of the year.

The popular topic of a healthier Halloween is continued in an article from Men's Health, 2009, which contains several recipes for satisfying your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet.

Remember that you can download these articles for later listening, like when you're putting together your shopping list for this weekend, or when you're actually in the supermarket picking up those all-important Halloween treats.

Remember also that many of the articles are available as PDF page images, so if you are using Omnifile for craft, recipe, or art project ideas, you should look for the PDF icon to find pictures where they are available in the original article.

(Our image is a Library of Congress poster from Art Museum Image Gallery, another essential source of Halloween inspiration.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

October is American Archives Month

Since 2006, the Society of American Archivists have been marking American Archives Month by providing free resources for their members so that they can make visitors more aware of what archives have to offer.

Previous years' resources are available to download here.

The H. W. Wilson Retrospective Collection is an excellent set of resources that will bring out the best in any library's 20th-century collections, making them easy to locate and easy to make use of. Several of our retrospective databases also include links to full-text stories, books, essays, and more, expanding your library's resources without adding any extra volumes to your shelves.

Contact a sales representative if you are interested in any of these comprehensive, precise resources that greatly enhance the search capabilities of any type of library:

Applied Science & Technology Retrospective: 1913-1983
Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective: 1913-1983

Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984

Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983
Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982
Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982
Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
Essay and General Literature Retrospective: 1900-1984
Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983
Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fashion Week Quiz with Biography Reference Bank and Art Museum Image Gallery

It's Fashion Week season in London, New York, and Milan, and to mark these colorful displays, our Friday quiz this week is about fashion.  It comes to you from two different databases: Art Museum Image Gallery, which has thousands of museum-quality images from all around the world, all rights-cleared for educational use; and Biography Reference Bank, a trusted source of biographical profiles, obituaries, articles, links, and images of prominent individuals from all walks of life.

You can find the answers in these two databases, or you can wait till later today when we will tweet them.

1) Based on her clothes, what century do you think this woman lived in?

a) 13th
b) 16th
c) 19th

 2) What century do you think this woman's clothes are from?

a) 18th
b) 20th
c) 15th

 3) What century did these men live in?

a) 17th
b) 18th
c) 19th

 4) Who is the man in this photo?

a) Phillip Treacy
b) Jean Paul Gaultier
c) Karl Lagerfeld

 5) Who is the woman in this photo?

a) Anna Wintour
b) Elizabeth Arden
c) Donna Karan

 6) Who is the woman in this photo?

a) Coco Chanel
b) Mary Quant
c) Diane von Furstenberg

Friday, September 17, 2010

Women in politics quiz with Biography Reference Bank

Our web team recently added the list of new biographies to the newsmakers section of our website, so you can see who's new in Biography Reference Bank, and whose profile has been updated. Because the featured biography this month is Iveta Radicova, prime minister of Slovakia, this week's quiz is all about women in politics.

1) I became president of my country in the late 1980s, I died in 2009, and I was Asia's first elected female head of state. Who am I?

a) Sirimavo Bandaranaike
b) Indira Gandhi
c) Corazon Aquino

2) I served two terms as prime minister of my country, I was assassinated in 2007, and I was the first woman to become a democratically elected head of state (in modern times) of an Islamic country. Who am I?

a) Benazir Bhutto
b) Sonia Gandhi
c) Gayatri Devi

3) I have served Florida's Third Congressional District since November 1993, despite controversies and the redrawing of my district's boundaries. I was cleared of charges of ethics violations in 1999, and I temporarily lost my House speaking privileges in 2006 for accusing the Republicans of "stealing" the 2000 election. Who am I?

a) Ginny Brown-Waite
b) Muriel Brown
c) Corrine Brown

4) A conservative Republican, I was Florida's first female senator and the first woman to be elected to a full term in the U.S. Senate whose career was not based on my relationship to a husband or other male relative. Who am I?

a) Marcy C. Kaptur
b) Paula Hawkins
c) Katherine Harris

5) After spending a year at Oxford University, Great Britain, I joined the Verejnost proti nasiliu (Public Against Violence), and went on to teach sociology, political science, and began to teach sociology, political science, and social work at Comenius University. Who am I?

a) Lilli Gruber
b) Iveta Radicova
c) Micheline Calmy-Rey

6) In 2007 I followed in my husband's footsteps and became president of Argentina, but I would remind people that I was elected senator before he was president. Who am I?

a) Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
b) Isabel Peron
c) Mireya Moscoso

All the answers are available in Biography Reference Bank, or you can wait till later this afternoon when we will tweet them. 

Don't forget that you can find lively and informative profiles of plenty more female political leaders in Biography Reference Bank, including German chancellor Angela Merkel, Tanzanian member of Parliament Gertrude Mongella, and Irish president Mary McAleese.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New full-text titles added recently

We add new content to H. W. Wilson databases all the time, not just at fixed times of the year, so your subscription becomes more valuable all the time.

As an example of the kind of content we add on a regular basis, here's some of the full-text journals we have added since the end of August 2010:

Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
Griffith Law Review--indexed by Wilson since 1994, this refeered journal from the Socio-Legal Research Center, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia, publishes interdisciplinary, social, and critical legal research.

Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal--created and managed by students, this journal focuses on the legal issues facing entrepreneurs, small business owners, and venture capitalists.

Pace International Law Review--provides a forum for legal debate within the international community and serves as an authoritative periodical source of reference for the international scholar; also includes Online Companion of the Pace International Law Review.

Art Full Text
Journal of Artists' Books (JAB)--indexed by Wilson from 1997-2003, this journal works to engage with the field of artists' books by means of critical discourse and creative exploration of the intersections of book arts, artists' books, poetry, photography, experimental literature, printmaking, graphic design, and other book-related creative endeavors.

Library Literature and Information Science Full Text
Journal of Information Literacy (JIL)--an international, peer-reviewed, academic publication that aims to investigate information literacy within a wide range of settings.

Social Sciences Full Text
Revista Latina de Communication Social--a refereed professional journal, founded in 1988, that fosters inquiry into social communication for researchers and media professionals to create a forum for sharing research findings.

You can visit our Journal Directory for a full list of the publications in any database, and remember that all the full-text journals added to the databases named above are also included in Wilson Omnifile.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Information on the go quiz with WilsonWeb Mobile and Cinema Image Gallery

This week saw the formal announcement of the launch of WilsonWeb Mobile, which gives you access to your WilsonWeb databases and features like ReadSpeaker and language translations on your smartphone or other handheld device.

To mark this development in mobile communications and information, we've built this Friday's picture quiz around information on the move. You'll find all the answers on Cinema Image Gallery, or you can wait till later today when we will tweet them.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back to school Quiz with WilsonWeb and Cinema Image Gallery

Get the new school year off to the best possible start by signing up to WilsonWeb Mobile and get a range of WilsonWeb content and functionality with all the convenience of your iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone, or other handheld device.

To mark the start of the new school year, today's Friday quiz is all about schools and education. All the answers can be found in Cinema Image Gallery (where all images are rights-cleared for use in educational settings), or you can wait until we tweet them later on today.