October 2012 Archives

Chicano Database™ Now Available via EBSCOhost

from EBSCO:

Information designed to explore the broad dimensions of class, race and gender within the Chicano and Latino U.S. experience is now available through EBSCOhost® from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Chicano Database™,a bibliographic index formerly available via First Search from OCLC, furthers research, teaching and scholarship for Chicano studies programs and broader ethnic studies curricula.

Produced by the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley, Chicano Database covers a wide range of materials focused on the Mexican-American and Chicano experience as well as the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central American immigrants since 1992.

Chicano Database content includes nearly 60,000 records from more than 2,400 journals and other resources including newspapers, books and book chapters. The database provides extensive depth with coverage dating back to the 1960s and selective indexing dating back to the early 1900s. Chicano Database also includes The Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database covering psychological, sociological and educational literature.

The expansive content in Chicano Database enables subject coverage to be wide-ranging in scope -- including art, bilingual education, education, labor, literature, mental health, law, poetry, politics and sociology.

EBSCO High School & K-8 eBook Subscriptions

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing is very pleased to announce subscriptions collections for both K-8 and High Schools. These subscriptions were created to align with the Common Core and provide all students with equal access to its content simultaneously.

EBSCO's High School eBook Subscription Collection contains roughly 5,100 titles, K-8 approximately 4,800, and are available as an annual subscription with unlimited simultaneous access for users. The collection grows over time at no additional cost as EBSCO partners with new publishers. The subscription spans all academic subjects and is an easy, cost-effective way for libraries to provide educators with full-text eBook coverage to support their curricula. Both collections integrate seamlessly with other EBSCO resources (database subscriptions and perpetual purchase eBooks) to support a quality learning experience for high school students across all academic subjects, from History, to Language and Literature, to Science and Technology. These collections also feature a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators.

Key publishers include:

  • Floating Press Ltd.
  • XAM Online
  • F&W Media, Inc.
  • Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Independent Publishers Group
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Institute for Career Research
  • and more

Trials are welcome and you can view title lists here.

If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Anne Hatinen anne@minitex.umn.edu, (612) 624-2925 or Max Linsky, mlinksy@ebschost.com, 1-800-653-2726 x2426.

from EBSCO:

Library & Information Science Source, the definitive resource in the field of library and information science, is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). Library & Information Science Source is a full-text resource designed to help librarians and researchers easily find the latest information in a rapidly evolving field of library and information science.

Developed by librarians for librarians, Library & Information Science Source will appeal to those interested in librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and many other library and information science related areas. Specific coverage includes subjects such as automation, care and restoration of books, circulation procedures, government aid, internet software, library equipment and supplies and rare books.

Library & Information Science Source includes full text for more than 460 high-quality journals, nearly 30 full-text monographs, thesauri and indexing for hundreds of journals as well as books, research reports and proceedings. The database also provides access to author profiles, including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors, such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.

H.W. Wilson records form the foundation of Library & Information Science Source. For the first time the entire H.W. Wilson indexing collection of literature in library and information science studies and librarianship is available within a single database. Library & Information Science Source is a combination of all the A&I and full-text records in H.W. Wilson's Library & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983 and Library & Information Science Full Text. In addition there is all the unique A&I and full-text content from Libraries & Information Science Full Text, plus an additional 50 full-text titles not available on any other EBSCOhost®database.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Library & Information Science Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.

Fall 2012 Electronic Resources Trials

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through October 31, 2012.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme:

    Streaming Video
    • Alexander Street Press Black Studies in Video

    • Alexander Street Press Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

    • Alexander Street Press Health and Society in Video

    • Alexander Street Press Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present

    • Alexander Street Press Silent Film Online

    • Alexander Street Press Sprots Medicine and Exercise in Video

    • ebrary Academic Complete

    • ebrary College Complete

    • ebrary Public Library Complete

    • EBSCO ebook Academic Subscription Collection

    K-12 Resources
    • ebrary High School Collection

    • ProQuest eLibrary Curriculum Edition

    • Scholastic BookFlix

    • Scholastic FreedomFlix

    • Scholastic TrueFlix

    General Reference
    • EBSCO AP Images Collection

    • EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

    • EBSCO Education Source

    • EBSCO Humanities Sources

    • EBSCO Legal Source

    • EBSCO Library & Information Science Source

    • ProQuest Entrepreneurship

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts Pricing Now Available

Minitex is now offering ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

Please contact CPERS for pricing.

ProQuest has created a website with further information, including a recorded webinar.

Order confirmations are due to Minitex by Friday, November 30. Access to Statistical Abstracts will begin in December 2012 and expire December 31, 2013 (so, the subscription date for all Minitex subscriptions will run from January 1 through December 31).

Contact CPERS for pricing or questions.

CQ Press Discontinuing CQ Global Researcher

CQ Press will be discontinuing CQ Global Researcher this Fall; the final CQ Global Researcher report will be published on November 20, 2012.

Current subscribers will have access through June 30, 2013.

See the CQ Press FAQs on discontinuation of CQ Global Researcher for more information.

Overview of the Oxford Reference Relaunch

from Oxford University Press

Recently, Oxford relaunched Oxford Reference on a new platform with improved content and functionality. This is a big change for one of our most popular online products, so there has been a lot of feedback from users about what they like and what they don't.

Click here for an overview of the Oxford Reference relaunch that discusses what has changed and addresses some of the feedback we have already heard. Visit the Oxford Reference Relaunch FAQs for further information.

If you would like to send feedback about the new Oxford Reference, please contact Emily Scott, Network Account Manager for Minitex.

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Education Source™

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new resource dedicated to the study of education. Education Source™ is a bibliographic and full text database developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available.

Designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers, Education Source is the largest and most complete collection of full text journals in education research. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over four million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests.

Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Subject matter includes Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Government Funding, Multicultural/Ethic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others.

EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Education Source. EBSCO plans to release additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the next few months.

EBSCO Ebook Consortial Offer -- Updated Title List

The consortia-eligible title list for the EBSCO ebook consortial offer has been updated.

Remeber: There are no order minimums required to qualify for this offer. Libraries may order as little as a single collection or even a single title.

There are over 155,000 titles available for individual purchase:

Titles can be purchased as 1 simultaneous, 3 simultaneous, or unlimited user models. Pricing for all titles is available in the list contained in the link above.

Perpetual access is provided.

Order Process
In order to qualify for discounts, members must order by requesting a subject set or submitting a list of titles. To purchase individual titles, it is recommended to use the Excel file found on at the link above. Simply copy and paste the Title and Product ID into an email or new Excel file. We will confirm all pricing prior to ordering. The Excel file can be sorted by Publisher, Subject or Publication date.

For quotes on subject sets or to submit lists please send all requests to Mike Murphy at EBSCO.

Titles will be accessible within 24 hours of placing order. Invoicing will occur shortly after December 7th. This is necessary in order to determine how many consortium members purchased Ebooks and to calculate which discount needs to be applied.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Murphy.

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