It’s the time of year when database vendors like us to sample their products. So, head on over to the Research Databases page, click “Trial Databases”, and see what we’ve got:
- From EBSCO, a couple of full-text periodical databases, Environment Complete and Political Science Complete
- Also from EBSCO, Science Reference Center and Small Business Reference Center, which attempt to organize information from those subject areas in an inviting way.
- ProQuest’s Statistical Abstracts. When the federal government de-funded publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, otherwise known as the reference librarian’s best friend, ProQuest stepped in to gather similar types of data from various government sources (the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and others) and produce handy tables and graphs. Only a few days left on this trial, I’m afraid, and it can only be accessed on campus.
- Also from ProQuest, Newsstand, a newspaper collection that gathers a number of important sources, including the Wall Street Journal.