April 2007 Archives

ATLA will not support CSA platform after 11/1/2008

American Theological Library Association recently announced they will not offer its Religion Database on the CSA platform after November 1, 2008. Libraries who wish to renew their Religion Database subscriptions with the CSA interface may do so this year, and may do so through MINITEX. You can direct questions on ATLA to Ed Keane at MINITEX, (612) 624-2925. keane022@umn.edu

The ATLA Religion Database is also available via:

EBSCO Publishing
OCLC FirstSearch
Ovid, offering the Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter platforms.

Introductory Offer for New OCLC FirstSearch Databases

As a promotion to introduce 12 RLG databases migrating from the Eureka platform to the FirstSearch platform, OCLC is offering up to 12 months of any new database in FirstSearch for the price of 6 months.

The offer is limited to first-time subscribers and you must subscribe by Monday, June 25, 2007 to receive this special pricing. (Package pricing for subscriptions to multiple databases is also available.) You can have access immediately through the RLG Eureka interface or wait for access on OCLC FirstSearch, planned for September 2007.

Many of the databases will be exclusive to FirstSearch, with coverage of:

  • Anthropology and archaeology

  • 19th century art periodicals

  • Auction catalogs

  • Early modern printing in Europe

  • Latino reference

  • Science, medicine and technology

Additional databases cover architecture, urban planning and preservation, art history, humanities and social sciences, and Russian social science.

Learn more about the databases and search features at the OCLC website. Contact Rita Baladad for pricing.

New CQ Press Resource: Global Researcher

Modeled after CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher delivers definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. CQ Global Researcher is offered only online.

See the CQ Global Researcher webpage for more information. Special MINITEX pricing will be available for a limited time. Please contact Rita Baladad for pricing.

OVID offers BIOSIS Archive, Zoological Record Archive

BIOSIS Archive and Zoological Record Archive are now available on the OVID platform.

See the OVID press release, the BIOSIS Archive webpage; and the Zoological Record Archive webpage for more information.

Subscriptions to LexisNexis Academic now include added additional content and functionality, including Country Analysis and Company Dossier which were previously separate subscriptions.


CINAHL only offered by EBSCO after July 1, 2007

Subscriptions to CINAHL on Ovid or Proquest platforms will no longer be available after July 1, 2007. As of July 1, 2008 all CINAHL subscriptions will be on the EBSCO platform.

LexisNexis Redesigns Academic

LexisNexis will launch a completely redesigned version of LexisNexis Academic for all subscribers in 2007. A beta version will be available to all subscribers beginning in January 2007. Migration to the new service will take place in July 2007.

Spring Product Trials April 1 - April 30

Spring product trials are now available on the CPERS Spring Trials website.

There are a mix of new and old products, grouped by subject. We've grouped similar product trials together so that you can compare and contrast. Here are just a few of the products available for trial:

  • EBSCO Literary Reference Center

  • Gale Literature Resource Center

  • ProQuest CSA Literature Online

  • H. W. Wilson Art Museum Image Gallery

  • Alexander Street Press Music Online

  • ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

  • EBSCO Points of View Reference Center

  • H. W. Wilson Current Issues: Ref Shelf Plus

  • AP Images
  • and more!

Product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information are available on the CPERS Spring Trials website.

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