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Facts on File Fall Subscription Promotion: Discounts up to 35%

Facts on File is offering a subscription promotion until October 31: subscribe to 6 or more databases and receive a 35% discount or subscribe to 3 databases and receive a 20% discount. Following are just a few of the Facts on File online databases:

Contact Rosalie Tanner for pricing and further information, rtanner@infobaselearning.com or 800-322-8755, ext 4271.

Elsevier SciVerse Applications offers new discovery tools

from Elsevier:

In the next few weeks, SciVerse Applications will launch its beta phase. Although your institution may not be participating in the limited release, we want to keep you fully informed about the platform and its sample applications. These will be available to your institution when SciVerse Applications opens to all in the first quarter of 2011.

At SciVerse Applications, users will find a constantly expanding gallery of applications that will accelerate scientific discovery. The initial applications are examples of the platform's potential to help researchers collaborate, search, manage and analyze information. As SciVerse grows, so too will the number and variety of applications.

To learn more, watch the brief SciVerse Applications video.

Remember, at SciVerse Applications, users can not only search for and share applications, they can also collaborate with other researchers and developers to create new free or fee-based applications.

Discover the new applications coming soon.

New ProQuest Platform | Webinar Training

from ProQuest

Great news! New ProQuest platform webinars are now available--and they're a great way for you, your staff, and your users to become familiar with the all-new ProQuest platform.

We encourage you to sign up for the Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform webinar on Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, Monday, November 22, or on Tuesday, November 30 to see a live, online demonstration of just how easy it is to search, find, use, and share information--within and across resources from ProQuest. Once you attend this session, we think you'll agree that the ProQuest platform is simply the best search and discovery experience in the industry!

In just 60 minutes, this session covers different ways to search and how it's easy to preview documents, work with results, cite, export, tag, and share findings--including using exciting social networking capabilities, My Research features, and set up alerts. Our trainers will also address your questions, and let you know how to access support, including tutorials, help pages, and more.

Take just a second to sign up for a webinar now--and hit the ground running once you begin your preview in the weeks ahead.

Additional webinars are available, and more information is on its way regarding your preview. Click here for a complete listing of training webinars for the all-new ProQuest platform. And, if you haven't done so already, check out our new demo too.

October 17 maintenance on OCLC FirstSearch service

The OCLC FirstSearch service will be unavailable from 2:00- 6:00 am Eastern on Sunday, October 17 for maintenance. Service will resume by 6:00 am Eastern.

Jazz Music Library now includes 850 albums (8,000 tracks) from Blue Note, EMI, Angel Records, Capitol Records, and Vanguard Records.

The new content includes releases by Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Prima, Nigel Kennedy, Bernadette Peters, and more.

Great recordings include:

  • Duke Ellington Live at the Blue Note

  • he Complete Imperial Sessions: Sonny Criss

  • The Rudy van Gelder Edition CDs of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Walter Davis Jr, Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, and more

  • Benny Green Live at the Village Vanguard

  • David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-1970)

  • The Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum

  • The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols

  • Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Live

The other exciting news is that all of the new tracks run at both 192kbps and 320kbps bitrates.

The entire Music Online package now contains:

  • 309,704 tracks

  • 21,973 albums

  • 66,855 pages text reference

  • 21,878 scores (369,844 pages)

  • 426 videos

For trials or pricing, please contact CPERS.

What's New with Teen Health & Wellness

Here's a summary of what's NEW with Teen Health & Wellness for Fall 2010:

  • Instant translation into 50 languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Haitian Creole
  • Site optimized for Smartphones to connect anytime, anywhere
  • Social bookmarking allows users to share article links with friends and family
  • Videos throughout, including student created PSAs, add a new level of interactivity
  • Customizable hotlines for local community resources
  • Expanded photos, illustrations, and charts
  • Health calculators⎯Body Mass Index (BMI), budget, blood alcohol content, and more⎯for personalized tips
  • Redesigned home page featuring video and teen created content, highlighting the Personal Story Project
  • New articles (50) including the teen brain, concussions, first aid, being part of a military family, hate crimes, foster care, being GLBT
  • All entries have been updated in 2010, with the majority updated between June and August 2010

For trials or pricing, email CPERS

New Interface for LexisNexis Academic

From LexisNexis:

This is a reminder that all subscribers to LexisNexis Academic will be migrated to the enhanced version of the interface on August 7th. The new interface is available to all subscribers today at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/

Users can migrate to the new site at any time. As of August 7th, all users will automatically be switched, and the older interface will be retired.

See our migration guide for further details.

To sign up for a free e-seminar on the enhanced interface, go to: http://academic.lexisnexis.com/academicwebinars.aspx.

You are encouraged to sign up for the Academic listserv, to keep up with all announcements and information about LexisNexis Academic. To subscribe to the listserv, go to: http://www.lexisnexis.com/academic/listserv

Users are also encouraged to go to our wiki to find user guides, links to search forms and more. The wiki can be found at: http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic



It's the final day for Minitex Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trials.

For this trial period, we're featuring eBooks, Nursing content, streaming video, and K-12 e-resources.

Visit the Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trial web site for product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

Don't delay; trials will be over at the end of the day.

OCLC plans to discontinue access to the NetLibrary database on WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local "quick start" on May 30. This database of NetLibrary metadata was released in July 2009 to facilitate discovery of NetLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks through WorldCat.org-based services. Discontinuation of the discrete NetLibrary database is a result of the March 2010 acquisition of NetLibrary by EBSCO Publishing.

OCLC will continue to enable discovery of eBook resources in libraries through the following databases:

  • WorldCat - All eBooks cataloged in WorldCat by OCLC member libraries are visible to searchers on WorldCat.org and FirstSearch.

  • Electronic Books - This subset of more than 3.3 million eBook records in WorldCat helps users more quickly find eBook resources libraries have added to WorldCat because it includes only eBook records. You may configure access to this database through WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local "quick start" through your library's profile in the Service Configuration module.

Libraries that have configured access to the NetLibrary database may discontinue this access before May 30 by modifying their profiles in the Service Configuration module. If they do not modify their profiles in the Service Configuration before May 30, the NetLibrary database will automatically disappear from the database selection options users see in the advanced search screen. Library staffs who need assistance with configuration changes should contact OCLC Customer Support support@oclc.org, 1-800-848-5800 (US) or 614-793-8682.

OCLC has identified the libraries that have enabled access to the NetLibrary database and is contacting them directly about the upcoming change.

Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trials

Now through May 7, MINITEX is highlighting eBooks, Nursing content, and K-12 e-resources during the Spring 2010 trial period.

Try out a new e-resource! Visit the Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trial web site for product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

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