August 24, 2011


Trial Databases–Fall 2011

Filed under: Databases — Laurie Sauer @ 1:52 pm

The Library is evaluating some products this fall. If you use any of these products and wish to make comments about them, please send those comments to Laurie Sauer.

  • CAB Ebooks — The CAB Ebooks collection focuses on agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, human health, food and nutrition, leisure and tourism, and plant sciences. This trial includes over 500 ebooks published from 2000 to the present. Books are indexed and retrievable as chapters in pdf. This trial lasts through Sept. 30, 2011.
  • Ebrary Computer and Information Technology Ebook Collection — This collection from Ebrary of over 3,000 titles focuses on computer and information technology: programming, operating systems, database management, internet and networks and more. The collection is fully searchable by keyword. Content is viewable online and you have the ability to save items to your virtual bookshelf. Printing by page permitted, but printing (or capturing to pdf) by chapter may be restricted by publishers. This trial lasts until Sept. 19, 2011.
  • Safari Tech Books Online — The Safari Tech Books collection features over 11,000 titles from major tech books publishers: Addison-Wesley, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Que, Sams, Microsoft Press and more. Content across all books is fully searchable. Downloading chapters is not permitted in Safari Books Online.  This trial expires on Sept. 18, 2011.
  • Naxos Music LibraryNaxos Music Library is an online classical music library offering streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs. The Library features classical, jazz and world music and liner notes are included for most recordings. Contents of the Library can be searched by composer, work, genre and label and more. Listeners can create personalized playlists or use predefined Naxos Music Library playlists. This trial expires at end of October, 2011.
  • Education in Video — From Alexander Street Press, this streaming video collection is developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. This trial expires on Oct. 26, 2011.