New Database: SocINDEX

The library has a new database: SocINDEX with full text!

SocINDEX™ is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.

The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 2,950 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included. Searchable cited references are also provided.

poi dogs in the library

As part of the UHMC LAUNCH PARTY this Friday, the library is hosting a
Paintings & Poetry exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30pm. This event features
paintings by Pat Masumoto and Mike Takemoto from their recent Schaefer
International Gallery “Poi Dog” exhibit.

At the library's exhibit opening on Friday August 25, Pat Masumoto will perform
her poetry that relates to her paintings.  In her series of “poi dog”
paintings and poetry that offer us a view of growing up in Lahaina,
Masumoto remembers absorbing the domestic aesthetics of the
Portuguese, Japanese and Hawaiian households.

As a UHMC professor, Mike Takemoto is no stranger to human diversity,
and he gives us a sampling of this experience in his portraits of
family, friends and his art students.

The pidgin term “poi dog” was chosen by the group of talented artists
as the name for the remarkable Schaefer Gallery exhibit, describing
both the mixture of all of us and within each of us. At Friday's
presentation of "poi dogs," paintings and poetry collide, alongside a
library collection of materials that consider the literal and
conceptual aspects of "poi dog."

This paintings & poetry exhibit will be viewable in the UHMC Library
through the month of September.

Fall 2011 Library Hours

Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday 10 AM to 4 PM
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, all state holidays, November 25

Need to cite your work? create a bibliography?

So you need to write a paper, no problem! Come to the library and we will help you get the resources you need to ace it. But, what about managing citations? The UHMC Library can help you with that too. Give EasyBib a try.

Managing citations is one of the most difficult tasks associated with college term papers. EasyBib offers a solution to this problem with a friendly web-based interface designed for both automatic citation generation and manual entry.

EasyBib provides you with the following:
  • Citation management
  • Autocite functionality
  • Cite over 50 source types
  • Export to MS Word
  • Citation management tools
  • MLA style
  • APA style
  • Chicago style
  • Footnotes formatting
  • Parenthetical formatting
  • Third-party database import
  • Website quality check
  • Virtual notecards
  • Cornell note-taking system
  • Dynamic outlining

Do I kiss you, bow, or shake your hand?

The library has a wonderful new resource, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands.

This database provides essential international business etiquette practices.

  • When in Egypt, is it customary for the guest or the host to begin eating first?
  • At what point in a meeting in Japan is it considered polite to start talking business?
  • What drives local economies in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)?
  • In which countries does a "yes" answer actually mean no?
  • What safety precautions are essential when traveling in Turkey?
Answers to these and other questions aren't just trivia; they're vital information for executives, managers, sales and marketing specialists.

Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international business etiquette, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

Created by a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge via an innovative e-learning tool for students and business people who are learning about or working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world.

Each comprehensive country profile includes:
  • Country Background—history, government, language, cultural viewpoint
  • Tips on Doing Business—local style, typical business values
  • Cultural Orientation—cognitive styles, values, decision making
  • Cultural IQ Quiz—avoid costly faux pas (If presented with a gift in China, is it considered rude not to open it in front of your hosts?)
  • Know Before You Go—streaming weather, driving orientation, getting around
  • Protocol—greetings, forms of address, dress, dining, gifting conventions
  • Business Practices—importance of punctuality, negotiation practices, entertaining
  • Cultural Notes—Do's and don’ts for conversations, common misunderstandings
  • Key Phrases in Local Languages—with audio to ensure correct pronunciation
  • Holidays—Up-to-date calendar of official holidays
  • Downloadable Content that gives easy, portable access to these and other features anywhere in the world