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New Acquisitions @ Mann

Fri Mar 10, 2017
New books come from Better Homes, Vogue, WWD, Berg Fashion Library, Scopus, Wiley, Springer, TRACfed, and the language of scienceHaven’t been keeping up with what’s new at Mann recently? No worries. We’re happy to bring some of our newness directly to you with this announcement about recent acquisitions—new subscriptions, databases, and books—of particular interest to scholars in the life science, agriculture and human ecology disciplines:


  • TRACFed (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) – A new subscription arrangement is providing Cornell users access to unique data from the federal government, much of which has been obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • SCOPUS (coming later this year)– Starting circa June 2017 Mann will be adding SCOPUS to the repertoire of scientific literature databases available to Cornell researchers via Cornell Library for a 2 year trial run. Self-described as “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature,” SCOPUS provides expanded indexing and abstracting access to journals and books and also features excellent metrics for faculty publications. The Library will extend the subscription past the 2-year trial period depending on level of use and available funding.

Online archives:

  • Women’s Wear Daily Archive (ProQuest) – We’ve expanded the Library’s subscription to this popular, high quality archive of one of the fashion industry’s most influential magazines, covering issues from 1910 through material published within the last twelve months. Now up to two users at a time can access and use this online resource to research the history of the industry, roles of major designers, retailers and advertising executives, and other issues in fashion and fiber science.
  • Women’s Magazine Archive (ProQuest) Current Cornellians also now have access to this searchable archive of leading women’s interest magazines, dating from the 19th century to the present, for research on consumer culture, economics/marketing, family life, fashion, gender studies, health and fitness, home/interior design, popular culture, and social history.
  • Vogue Italia Archive (ProQuest) – Outside of Italy, archival print issues of this fashion arts magazine are hard to come by, but this new library purchase will eventually offer Cornell researchers online access to the full collection, dating back to its launch in the early 1960s.
  • Berg Fashion Photography Archive – Mann is now subscribing to the full Berg Fashion Photography Archive, which includes more than 600,000 high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images showcasing forty years of contemporary fashion history. Images are copyright-cleared for educational purposes.


New book shelf:

Wondering what’s generally new in the way of new book titles on Mann’s shelves—both physical or virtual? A great way to stay in touch with that without leaving your office is via our virtual new book shelf. Or, if you do stop by the Library, take a look at the real “New Books” shelf we update every other week by the Information and Reference desk just inside the library doors.


Last but not least, see something missing from our collection? Feel free to request a purchase!