Trials

New extended trial resource: Research Starters – Education

Trial access to the EBSCOhost database ‘Research Starters – Education’ has been enabled in eSearch. Access to the service will be available until September 2009. As with other EBSCO databases, access is direct on-campus and by Athens username and password off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

New extended trial resource: Research Starters – Business

Trial access to the EBSCOhost database ‘Research Starters – Business’ has been enabled in eSearch. Access to the service will be available until September 2009. As with other EBSCO databases, access is direct on-campus and by Athens username and password off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Study and research guides designed to be starting points for students. These consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts, providing topic overviews, definitions of relevant terms and concepts, detailed bibliographies, and full-text links where available.

New resource trial: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Trial access to this resource has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Current trials. Access is direct on-campus; no off-campus access is currently available. The resource is described as follows:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists.

The trial is available until 11 April 2008; all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller.

New resource: KnowUK

LLR has a new subscription to the KnowUK service. The listing for this resource in eSearch has been moved from the eResource trials Category to join the A-Z eSearch list – and can be added to Categories and Sub-Categories at the request of members of the ALT.  Access to KnowUK is direct on-campus; with Athens authentication for off-campus visitors.

New resource trial: KnowUK

Trial access to the KnowUK service has been set up in eSearch in eResource trials > Active trials. Access is direct on-campus (with no off-campus access available during the trial). Trial access is available until 25 July 2007. All feedback on the trial should be sent to Terry Hanstock. The resource is described as follows:

UK-specific reference information from over 100 of the most widely used reference publications in the UK. Includes a wide range of guides, directories, registers, yearbooks and other sources across a diverse range of subject areas.

Trials ended: Xreferplus and Routledge Reference Resources – Politics and International Relations

Trial access to Xreferplus and Routledge Reference Resources – Politics and International Relations has now concluded, so these titles have been withdrawn from eSearch. Any remaining feedback on these resources should be sent to Sharon Potter (Xreferplus) and Adele Miller (Routledge Reference). Trial access to the International Who’s Who service concludes on 8 June.