September 2008 Archives

BioOne Group Order (and Renewals)

MINITEX is in the process of renewing BioOne subscriptions.

The 2009 subscription period for all BioOne resources is January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.

Title lists for BioOne can be found at:

BioOne.1: http://www.bioone.org/pdf/BioOne1_Publish_List.pdf
BiOne.2: http://www.bioone.org/pdf/BioOne.2titlelist.pdf

If you would like a trial, pricing, or would like to place an order, please contact cpers.

My Health Minnesota -> Go Local Celebrates Birthday

My Health Minnesota -> Go Local, a free database of health services throughout Minnesota, recently celebrated its first birthday! The project is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, the Mayo Clinic Libraries, and the MINITEX Library Information Network, in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine.

Minnesota citizens can use Go Local to find more than 5,000 hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, support groups, pharmacists, libraries, rehabilitation programs, and other health services in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, plus reliable health information about a multitude of diseases and conditions from MedlinePlus. The database is searchable by location, diseases/health issues, and providers/facilities/health services. My Health Minnesota -> Go Local continues to grow daily as we add resources throughout the state.

In its first year, My Health Minnesota -> Go Local has been used by people all over Minnesota, plus across the United States and in other parts of the world. You're invited to check out this resource for yourself at: http://medlineplus.gov/minnesota. Please direct questions and comments or suggest resources to be included by e-mailing golocal@umn.edu.

2009 APA Resources Renewal

It's time to start the 2009 renewal process for APA resources. The renewal period is January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009.

Please email CPERS by Friday, October 3, with the following information:

  • most current FTE
  • which resource(s) you are interested in:
    • PsycInfo
    • PsycArticles
    • PsycCritiques
    • PsycBooks
    • PsycExtra

Information about these databases can be found at http://www.apa.org/databases/.

You will be sent pricing for your requested resource(s) on the following vendor platforms

  • APA PsycNET
  • EBSCO EBSCOHost
  • ProQuest (CSA) Illumina
  • Ovid OvidSP

Note that PsycExtra is not available on ProQuest or OVID. Also: hosting of APA resources on the ProQuest "ProQuest" platform was terminated as of August 15, 2007; all customers were migrated to the ProQuest (CSA) Illumina platform.

Should you want pricing on a platform not listed above or have questions, please contact CPERS.

Extra Gale Resources In Elm

Gale is pleased to announce a major enhancement to the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) suite of K-12 resources for the coming year!

In addition to Kids InfoBits, InfoTrac Junior Edition, InfoTrac Student Edition, Junior Reference Collection, Discovering Collection, and Professional Collection, you now have access to 4 additional resources effective immediately:

- Student Resource Center Gold
- Expanded Academic ASAP
- Educator’s Reference Complete
- General Science Collection

Minnesota libraries with current subscriptions to these resources will receive a pro-rated credit for the remainder of their subscription. Robin Sabbath of Gale’s Customer Center will be contacting you about the amount of your credit. If you have questions now, please call her at 800/347-4253 extension 1884 or email her at robin.sabbath@cengage.com.

You can call Gale’s Large Account Technical Specialist Andrew Soifer at 800/347-4253 extension 8890 for any technical assistance with these resources.

If you have other questions regarding this enhancement, please contact MINITEX at http://elm4you.org/contact/ or 612-624-4150 or 800-462-5348 and ask for Reference Services.

More information on these resources follows.

Oxford University Press Electronic Resources Webinars

Join an interactive webinar to learn more about Oxford electronic resources. See the sessions below, and email cpers@minitex.umn.edu by October 1st. Please include Institution Name, Participant Name, Email, and Product & Session.
MINITEX CPERS will send the webinar URL and call-in instructions.

Tuesday, October 7th
Electronic Enlightenment
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Thursday, October 9th
Oxford African American Studies Center
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Tuesday, October 14th
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

Friday, October 17th
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
11:00 – 12:00 pm EST
4:00 – 5:00 pm EST

EBSCO’s redesigned Customer Success Center

from EBSCO listserv:

Dear EBSCO Customer,

We are pleased to announce the release of EBSCO’s redesigned Customer Success Center (http://www.ebscohost.com/customerSuccess). The new Success Center features a cleaner format, includes informative, animated Flash items, and has been reorganized for streamlined navigation.

The most notable Success Center enhancement is its library categories. Users can search by library type, e.g., Public Libraries, Corporations, Colleges/Universities, to find pertinent library tools faster than ever before! Each category has its own customized resources, from best practice examples, fundraising ideas, marketing tools, EBSCO logos and buttons and suggested reading, to lessons plans for teachers and success tools for students on research techniques, avoiding plagiarism and other important topics.

All of these valuable tools can be found in easily navigable columns, which can be expanded/collapsed with one click. The result is efficient access to the support materials and tools that you and your users need.

Along the bottom of the site's homepage, you will find icons to our free databases: LISTA and GreenFILE, the rotating Feature of the Month section (which highlights new and noteworthy resources), and the site's abundance of Support & Training tools.

Please take a moment to explore the Customer Success Center (http://www.ebscohost.com/customerSuccess), and become familiar with its new and revised categories, features and resources. We welcome your feedback, suggestions and any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Bryon Rivers
Customer Success Specialist
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

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