Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Database Platform Changes

The new year comes with the launch of new database interfaces for a number of our products.

Project Muse provides full text scholarly journal articles in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Project Muse is launching a merged ebook and journal platform.  Please note: UFV Library has not participated in the ebook content at this time.
The database URL and persistent links should remain the same.

Books in Print is the world’s largest bibliographic database, used for locating ordering information for  print and ebook publications. The newly designed platform incorporates a more visually appealing look, facets to limit by format, publisher, date, target audience, market, language, price and more, and the AquaBrowser word cloud.

H.W. Wilson Databases now provided by Ebscohost
The venerable H.W. Wilson databases, including Art Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Biological and Agricultural index, Reader’s Guide, General Science Index, and Applied Science and Technology Index, have been purchased by Ebscohost.
As of January 2012, these databases will be searched using the familiar Ebscohost platform (think Academic Search Premier.)
According to their FAQ’s, all persistent links to articles should redirect.  However, if you have saved articles in a My Wilsonweb folder, you should transfer these to a myEbscohost account.

GVRL provides subject specialized encyclopedias from prestigious academic publishers including Greenwood, Elsevier, MacMillan and Gale, with titles in the disciplines of business, environment, history, law, medicine, religion, science, and the social sciences.
The new platform includes book covers, facets to narrow searches, and an optional two-page view for a more book like experience.

For questions, contact Patti Wilson.

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