Commission Renews Databases
So that all Nebraskans may have access to the information and material they need or want, regardless of where they live or work, the Nebraska Library Commission is renewing several databases on behalf of Nebraska libraries for fiscal year 2000/2001. This subscription period begins July 1, 2000 and ends June 30, 2001.
The databases are listed below:
Wilson Omnifile Full Text Select Edition is a multidisciplinary, 100 % full-text database providing full text articles from more than twelve hundred periodicals, beginning with 1994. This subscription allows up to fifty users from all types of libraries to access this database simultaneously.
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains the full text of articles from more than one hundred print volumes of biographical reference books and includes more than 45,000 biographies. This subscription allows up to twenty-five simultaneous users from all types of libraries to access this database. Last year's subscription did not include illustrations. This year Nebraskans do have access to the illustrated version.
FirstSearch (OCLC's FirstSearch Base Package) provides library users from all types of libraries unlimited simultaneous access to the following databases:
WorldCat (the OCLC Online Union Catalog). The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with nearly forty-three million bibliographic records representing 370 languages, information from 4,000 years of knowledge, and holdings of the world's libraries.
The World Almanac. This database of The World Almanac (first published in 1868) covers arts and entertainment, U.S. cities and states, people in the news, the nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, science and technology, computers, taxes, and much more. It will soon include all of the Almanac titles, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids.
NetFirst. Bibliographic citations, complete with summary descriptions and subject headings, describing high quality Internet-accessible resources suitable for a wide range of interests and age groups. Records contain hotlinks to connect users to resources of interest.
ArticleFirst. Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 13,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
ERIC. Educational Resources Information Center. Represents the most complete bibliography of educational materials available (starting in 1966). The ERIC database is a guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education).
ContentsFirst. Contains the table of contents pages and holdings information from more than 13,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Although most of the journals are published in English, journals in other languages are also included.
GPO Monthly Catalog. Consists of records published by the Government Printing Office (GPO) since July 1976. It includes references to congressional committee reports, hearings, and debates, as well as documents from executive departments.
MEDLINE. Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and more. Indexes more than 3,500 journals (most with abstracts). Now includes a backfile covering 1965,1984, increasing the coverage from 1965 to the present.
OCLC Electronic Collections Online. A growing collection of journals in a variety of subject areas, all with full-text articles online. Articles include original content and images. The interface supports cross-journal searching and browsing within selected journals. Users can view bibliographic information for all journals and view abstracts and full-text articles from journals to which their institutions subscribe.
OCLC Union List of Periodicals. Includes more than seven million listings linked to more than 750,000 bibliographic records in WorldCat. The listings provide local holdings information so that users can search for locations of periodicals in their own and other libraries.
PapersFirst. Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's proceedings collection since October 1993. Users may order the full text of papers cited in PapersFirst from The British Library using the FirstSearch online ordering service.Continued on next page...