The library is evaluating a few databases, which are available for a limited time from the databases page:
- Access World News from Newsbank provides full-text articles from The Sacramento Bee, lots of California newspapers, a number of major metropolitan dailies, and some popular magazines. It also has “Special Reports,” which provide a list of links to news articles on a given topic.
- Credo Reference searches the full text of hundreds of reference works, from the Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology to the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (you can view a complete list online).
- Reference Universe from Paratext allows you to search the tables of contents and indexes of print reference books, so that you’ll know just what’s in those huge volumes located on the 2nd floor of the LRC.
- The journal Science needs no introduction, and Science Online provides full-text access from 1997 to the current issue (our access to this journal via Academic Search Premier only goes through 2004, though you can always find current issues on the 2nd floor of the LRC). It also has some additional features, such as complete access to the ScienceNOW news archive.
Please use these resources while we’ve got them, and if you’d like to make any comments, this is the place!