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Columbia University Press Spring Database Trials

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Columbia University Press is offering Nebraska libraries trial access to the following databases this spring:

Database Descriptions:

  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

    Together with 400,000 pages of scholarly work and 10 years later, CIAO remains the leader in providing the greatest peer-reviewed texts relating to international affairs and is proud to announce its partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit. CIAO now posts country data on 203 countries, detailed maps, and the political and economic background, structure, and outlook.

  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry continues to provide an authoritative reference for anthologized poetry, over 450,000 citations in all. With the launch of our redesigned resource, we now provide over 250,000 full text poems, 1,000 poem commentaries, 600 glossary terms, approximately 500 poet biographies, and full-text of 14 essential Columbia University Press titles of poetry history and criticism. An extensively rebuilt advanced search engine envisions searching beyond the usual author, title, words in poem and subject by also supporting searching by gender, language, nationality, poem form, schools and movements, era, and nationality.

    Assemble your own anthology using MyGranger’s, a search result save. Share with friends or create coursework assignments both in and out of the classroom. Our audio room features poetry being read by noted contemporary poets, such as Paul Muldoon. Our innovative split screen poem comparison lets users contrast poems -- translations, adaptations, parodies -- or any two poems side-by-side.

  • Columbia Earthscape is an all-inclusive aggregation of resources in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. Four sections of the compass provide the teacher, student, scientist, or decision-maker instant access to the tools you need to understand our planet. Lesson plans make it easy for your instructors to teach students what they need to know about our dynamic, changing planet!
  • Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online There is no other online global encyclopedia like the Gazetteer. Compiled by an editorial board of 150 leading scholars from all parts of the world, the Gazetteer includes coverage on: demography, physical geography, and political boundaries; industry, trade, and agriculture; cultural, historical, and archaeological points of interest; transportation lines, longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; official government place-names and changed or variant names and spelling. The Gazetteer encompasses a wide range of uses, from a quick reference tool to in-depth research resource.

    When we launch our redesigned site later this year, we will support searching by geographic coordinates, allow users to edit and sort their search results on screen, and download the results to excel and GIS-compatible GML for further data manipulation.


Trial Dates: March 24th through May 2nd

Trial URLs:

The trial login and password were distributed via a March 25 message to the TRIAL mailing list. If you did not receive this information or would like to have it sent to you again please send an email to databases.

Discounted pricing on Columbia University Press databases for the subscription term beginning July 1, 2008 and running through June 30, 2009 is also available on request. To request pricing please email databases.

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