Every year we take a look at the databases we offer and ask some questions: what is being used, and what isn’t? What new needs have emerged, and what new tools have come on the market?
As we contemplate changes, vendors are often happy to offer limited trials. This year we are looking at a few things we have not previously offered as library subscriptions. Here’s the list of what is available currently. Note, most of these trials will expire on or around May 7.
- Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, a source for job and college prep info
- Films on Demand, a streaming video service
- Kanopy, another streaming video platform
- NoodleTools, which allows users to save and format citations and organize notes and outlines
- Points of View Reference Center, a pro/con database (compare to Opposing Viewpoints in Context, which we’ve offered for several years)
- The Vogue Archive, high-resolution copies of Vogue magazine from 1892 – present
- Rand California, which provides statistics at the state and national level (an alternative to the statistical database we currently offer, the Statistical Abstract of the United States)
- PsycARTICLES, a full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and similar organizations
- AccessScience from McGraw-Hill, a collection of science-themed reference materials.
One or two more trials may appear in the coming weeks. You can find all of these at the databases page under Trial Databases.