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Database Trials

Technology & Access Services is in the process of scheduling trials for Spring 2014. Please let us know if you have a resource you would like to see available for trial this fall.  Information on how to access the trials will be posted on this page and to the TRIAL mailing list as it become available.

 

Spring 2014 Vendors and Trial Dates:

Britannica - March 6, 2014 through March 31, 2014
CountryWatch - March 20, 2014 through May 15, 2014
EBSCO Nebraska High School Database Package - April 21, 2014 through May 31, 2014
Infobase Learning - April 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014
McGraw-Hill - March 28, 2014 through April 27, 2014
ProQuest Research Companion - March 10, 2014 through April 30, 2014


Databases Available for Trial Spring 2014:

Britannica

Databases:

Trial Dates: 3/6/14 - 3/31/14

Trial URL:  Use individual database URLs listed above.

Trial Access Instructions:  The trial access information was distributed via an March 6 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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CountryWatch

Databases:

  • CountryWatch Premium Online
  • CountryWatch Youth Edition
  • CountryWatch Forecasts (Macro, Energy, Metals & Agriculture)
  • CountryWatch Election Central
  • CountryWatch Political Intelligence Briefing
  • Country Profile Video Series

Trial Dates: 3/20/14-5/15/14

Trial URL: http://www.countrywatch.com/login.aspx

Trial Access Instructions: The trial access information was distributed via a March 20 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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EBSCO Nebraska High School Database Package

Databases: The following databases are included in the package and the trial:

Trial URL: http://trial.ebscohost.com

Trial Dates: 4/21/14-5/31/14

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access information was distributed via an April 21 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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Infobase Learning

Databases:

  • African-American history Online
  • American History Online
  • American Indian History Online
  • American Women's History Online
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
  • Bloom's Literature
  • Chelsea House Biographies Online
  • Curriculum Resource Center
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • Films On Demand
  • Health Reference Center
  • Issues & Controversies
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
  • Modern World History Online
  • Science Online
  • The World Almanac for Kids Online
  • The World Almanac Online
  • Today's Science
  • U.S. Government Online
  • World Geography and Culture Online
  • World News Digest
  • World Religions Online
  • Writer's Reference Center

Trial Dates: 4/1/14-4/30/14

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access information was distributed via a April 3 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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McGraw-Hill

Databases:

  • AccessScience helps students discover the excitement of science with contributions from 38 Nobel Prize winning scientists and other award winning scientists. It contains: 
      
    •  More than 8,000 articles, research reviews, and topical overviews with regular updates of new and revised material – covering all major scientific disciplines.
    • 16,000 downloadable images and embeddable animations illustrating key topics
    • Engaging Videos highlighting the life and work of award winning scientists
    • Curriculum Maps tied to core content, saves instructors time in course preparation.
    • Suggestions for Further Study and additional reading, guiding students to a deeper understanding and research
    • Links to Citable literature so that students can expand their knowledge using primary source information
    • Mobile Access allows users to connect to AccessScience instantly anywhere, anytime
  • AccessEngineering draws on McGraw-Hill Professional's more than 100 years of expertise in creating critical engineering content and services and includes widely used titles such as Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, the very well-known drill books in the Schaum’s Outlines series, as well as a plethora of newer publications, such as Advanced MEMS Packaging and Energy Systems. It contains:
     
    • More than 420 books on the site
    • 495 Instructional Videos demonstrate step by step solutions to real world solutions
    • 3500 Interactive Graphs with data downloadable to excel allowing for greater accuracy in readings and calculations
    • 14 plus Curriculum Maps helps faculty tie the content to their curriculum
    • New Business Skills Category of books which help prepare engineering students for the workplace
    • New Excel Calculators

Trial Dates: 3/28/14-4/27/14

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access information was distributed via a April 1 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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ProQuest Research Companion

Description: ProQuest Research Companion is a new cloud-based information literacy solution for students and educators. Designed to be easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion effortlessly guides students through the research process, helping them develop their critical thinking skills to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information. Created by writing instructors and librarians, with input from students, it supports information literacy instruction and practical application through tools and learning videos. Learn more.

Trial Dates: 3/10/14-4/30/14

Trial Access Instructions: Trial access information was distributed via a March 21 message to the Trial mailing list. Nebraska librarians who didn't receive this information or would like it sent to them again may contact Susan Knisely.

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  • Pricing for databases available for purchase and links to trials directly from vendors.
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For more information, contact Databases.