This fall EBSCO Publishing is offering two simultaneous trials to Nebraska libraries, one aimed at Public libraries and one aimed at School libraries. These 30-day trials are scheduled to run through October 15, 2008.
The PUBLIC LIBRARY TRIAL provides access to the following four databases:
- NoveList Plus
By augmenting the fiction material covered in NoveList with nonfiction reading material, NoveList Plus provides libraries with a complete solution from which to answer the ubiquitous question of what to read next.
- Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.
- Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center™ is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.
- Home Improvement Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center™ is the definitive online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.
The SCHOOL LIBRARY TRIAL provides access to the following four databases:
- MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
- Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
- Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
- NoveList K-8 Plus
An upgrade to NoveList K-8, which focuses exclusively on fiction, NoveList K-8 Plus is a great online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction read.
Note: MAS Ultra School Edition, Middle Search Plus, and Primary Search can be searched through the EBSCOhost Interface, or through special interfaces optimized for different grade levels – Student Research Center, Kids Search, and Searchasaurus. Within this trial account Student Research Center is set up to provide access to Middle Search Plus and MAS Ultra School Edition; and Kids Search and Searchasaurus are set up to provide access to Middle Search Plus, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, EBSCO Animals, and Primary Search.
Trial URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid
Trial User ID and Password: Nebraska librarians and media specialists can email Databases to request this information.
If you have questions about the content of these databases please feel free to contact Eve Paone, our inside High School and Public Library Account Executive, at 800-653-2726 ext. 2235 or email email@example.com, or Amanda Winseck, our new Field Sales Representative, at 847-975-5295 or email AWinseck@ebsco.com.