The Dashboard provides information on the number of visitors to our building, searches on our web site, the most frequently consulted journals and databases, as well as the number of books purchased and circulated, and much more.   The Dashboard is designed to provide you with a snapshot of information about the Library and to showcase our key services.

The Dashboard is updated monthly and is easily accessible from the library homepage.  Here’s some data from this month’s sampling of library statistics:

Number of visitors: We enjoyed seeing 18,847 students, faculty and visitors come through our doors in January 2011.

Listed below is data from fall semester.

  • Circulation:  We circulated 9,400 Collins and SUMMIT items in December.
  • Online visits to the Collins Library web site:  The Collins Library web site had over 30,000 visits in January.

10 most-used databases this academic year:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • ProQuest Research Library (Legacy Platform)
  • SAGE Premier 2007
  • JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection
  • ScienceDirect Journals
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • SpringerLink Contemporary – Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • InformaWorld Current Subscriptions (1997 – present)
  • HighWire Press

10 most-used journals this academic year:

  • The Economist (London)
  • Nature (London)
  • Science (New York, N.Y.)
  • The New York times
  • JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
  • Critical studies in media communication
  • Social science & medicine (1982)
  • Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Medicine and science in sports and exercise
  • Disability and rehabilitation

Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library Database List A-Z
Contact your liaison librarian
Contact Jane Carlin, Library Director
– Your best search engine is a Librarian!

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