Trial offer: IBIS World US Specialized reports

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IBIS World has provided UMass Lowell Libraris a two week trial (2 Feb 2013 – 18 Feb. 2013) to its US Specialized Reports Collection. Access to this database is available from on and off campus to all UMass faculty, students, and staff. Links to the trial are available on the Library’s Database Trials & New Resources web page.

Linkage to the Specialized Reports is also available from directly within IBIS through the bottom link in the drop-down menu below:

 

Reports from the IbIDS Specialized Reports database are written with the same familiar format as the core NAICS-based reports, centering around more niche and emerginc sectors of the US economy with a little more product-focus and granularity. The Specialized Collection takes a deeper dive, written at more of the 6-7 digit NAICS level, categorized under the following sectors: Financial * Advisory Services, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals, Online Retail, Life Sciences, Specialist Engineering, Business Franchises, Technology and more.

A full list of available reports is available in this IBIS PDF file.

 

 

Taylor & Francis Publishers eBook Trial

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Taylor and Francis Publishers is providing a on-month trial to their eBooks Collection. The site offers access to more than 25,000 titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and nearly 30 other academic disciplines — all from renowned imprints such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Focal Press.

Features to Researchers

  • Print or copy pages or chapters
  • Full content search
  • Bookmark, highlight and annotate text
30 subject-specific eCollections:
Agriculture, Geography & Environment
Archaeology
Arts
Anthropology
Behavioral Sciences
Bioscience
Classical Studies
Computing & Technology Information
Cultural Studies
Development Studies and Social Work
Econ., Finance, Business & Industry
Education
Engineering
Gender Studies
Food Science & Technology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Language & Literature
Law
Mathematics
Media & Film Studies
Medicine, Dentistry & Allied Health
Museum & Heritage Studies
Philosophy
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Politics, Intl Relations, Military & Strategic Studies
Reference & Information Sciences
Religion
Sociology
Sport, Tourism, Travel & Leisure

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial access to Public Documents Masterfile through Nov. 9, 2012

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Public Documents Masterfile has been made available for free trial access from Paratext Publishing for one month through November 9, 2012.

Public Documents Masterfile enables a single search for indexes and records for over 200 years of U.S. Federal government information. It covers materials directly related to politics and government alongside materials in the physical sciences, technology, law, agriculture, and the social sciences.

  • Links to over 9 million full text documents from a variety of repositories.
  • Cross-search predecessors to the Monthly Catalog including Poore’s, Ames and Hickcox.
  • Search over 1.6 million federally-funded technical and research reports.
  • Link to over 39,000 records and links to Readex’s Congressional Serial Set.

Public Documents Masterfile

In addition, PDM has expanded to become a cumulative source for locating, cataloging and distributing information provided by government entities from around the world.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial access to Business Insights: Global

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Business Insights: Global, provided by Gale Cengage Learning, is available on a trial basis through October 31, 2012. BI Global provides all of the same content of Business Insights: Essentials (the new interface for Gale’s Business & Company Resource Center) PLUS almost 1,000 Case Studies  as well as global country and industry information.

Business Insights: Global Features

  • Case Studies from Gale’s CaseBase collection, as well as cases from partners worldwide
  • Interactive LiveCharts for economic and business indicators and user-generated custom charts for use in reports and presentations
  • Global industry research reports for specific industries within specific countries
  • Global company and country overviews full of detailed information, as well as interactive rankings and stats, with quick links to associated news, case studies and academic journal articles

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Optical Society of America (OSA) provides free access to ImageBank

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Optics ImageBank, OSA’s new image database site, offers browse and search access to over 200,000 images from OSA’s core journals hosted on OSA’s Digital Library, Optics InfoBase. OSA will continue to upload more back volume images to the ImageBank in the coming months along with uploading current images as soon as an article is published.

Search and Filters

Search by keywords within the figure caption of the image. Narrow your results using journal, date range, topic area, or OCIS codes.

OSA ImageBank sample

OSA ImageBank sample

Optics ImageBank Features

  • View a full-size image of a figure.
  • Export images into PowerPoint or PDF files for classroom use.
  • Scroll through all of the images within the article.
  • Browse by related scientific images to discover related scientific articles across OSA’s core titles. Related images are identified when the OCIS (Optics Classification and Indexing Scheme) codes of the source article match closely with OCIS codes of another article.
  • Share the URL link to the image file with your colleagues.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial access to Blackwell Reference Online through October 20

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Wiley-Blackwell publishing is providing trial access to the entire Blackwell Reference Online collection of 470 works covering the Social Sciences and Humanities. Access to these resources are available both on and off campus through October 20, 2012.

Blackwell Reference Online is a vast online library giving instant access to the authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the social sciences. With  dozens of works added each year, it is the largest social science and humanities reference collection available online.

The following subjects are covered:

  • Business and Management
  • History
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Sociology, Psychology,and Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Film, Media & Communication Studies
  • Geography

Features of the collection include the following:

  • the critically-acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks
  • valuable reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and concise companions.
  • Integrated seamless links to standalone major reference works on the Blackwell Reference Online platform, including:
  • The International Encyclopedia of Communication
  • The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature
  • The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest
  • The International Studies Encyclopedia Online
  • The Blackwell Companion to Phonology
Explore here for a Blackwell Reference Guided Tour.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial access to March of Time Newsreels

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Alexander St. Press is providing trial access to UMass Lowell for its March of Time newsreel collection from April 4 to June 2, 2012.

The March of Time newsreel collection contains the full run of the series, 415 videos in total, digitally remastered by HBO Archives, with searchable transcripts.These films, produced from 1935 to 1967 and in theaters until 1951, are arguably the most important U.S. newsreels created and have the highest production values. The subjects were at times controversial (e.g. racism, poverty, fascism), and so were some of March of Time’s filming methods. The films sometimes interspersed simulations of events within the real news footage to recreate events more vividly for their audiences. Actors who appeared in these simulations included well known celebrities such as Agnes Moorehead, Art Carney, and Orson Welles.March of Time lost out to television programming in the 1950s and aired its last program in 1967.

The March of Time videos have been Semantically Indexed by Alexander St. Press, and users can search by people, places, historical events, and topics.

Key content includes:

  • Huey Long – (Volume 1, Episode 3) – April 19, 1935
  • The Presidency – (Volume 3, Episode 3) – November 6, 1936
  • The Supreme Court – (Volume 3, Episode 9) – April 16, 1937
  • Inside Nazi Germany – (Volume 4, Episode 6) – January 18, 1938
  • On Foreign News Fronts – (Volume 7, Episode 1) – September 1940
  • Atomic Power – (Volume 12, Episode 13) – August 9, 194
  • We are the Marines (Feature Film – Released December 1942)

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial access to University Press Scholarship Online from Oxford Press

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Oxford University Press is providing free trial access to its University Press Scholarship online database of over 8,000 reference books that cover 21 academic subject areas in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, Law, and more. The trial is available from April 1 until April 26, 2012.

University Press Scholarship Online, launched in September 2011, brings together the best scholarly publishing from around the world. Aggregating monograph content from leading university presses, UPSO makes disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.

The following subjects are included:

Archaeology Music
Biology Neuroscience
Business and Management Palliative Care
Classical Studies Philosophy
Economics and Finance Physics
Film, Television and Radio Political Science
History Psychology
Law Public Health and Epidemiology
Linguistics Religion
Literature Social Work
Mathematics Society and Culture
Sociology

UPSO enables users to:

  • Search by author, title, full text, abstract, keyword, subject, publication date, and more
  • Link to references from bibliographies and footnotes, including OpenURL and
  • DOI-linking support
  • Link directly to individual books and chapters
  • Download chapters to PDF
  • Export to printer-friendly format
  • Automatically export citations to RefWorksTM, as well as EndnoteTM, Reference ManagerTM, ZoteroTM, and ProCiteTM
  • Access COUNTER-compliant statistics, following the Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Springer Reference Trial through June 30, 2012

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Springer Media is providing UMass Lowell with trial access to their Springer Reference web site through the month of June, 2012.

SpringerReference.com consists of over 146 peer-reviewed large Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Dictionaries, Bibliographies and Data collections that focus primarily on the sciences but also covers many other subject areas:
  • Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry and Material Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Physics and Astronomy>Business and Economics

This material amounts to over 186,000 entries with over 30,00 new articles and over 10,000 updates added annually. Numerous images are also available to be viewed in the Image Gallery.

A History link for every article allows readers to consult past versions of the article for references and updates. Researchers can also post comments on the article in a community forum where other readers can respond and contribute.

Articles published on SpringerReference.com have to be cited as with any printed article. The citation contains the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the page together with a timestamp. Click on “cite” in the toolbar to obtain the citation text. Contributing authors to SpringerReference are accredited scientists hand-picked by the Editors-in-Chiefs and Editorial Boards. An Editorial Board monitors the development of articles and ensures the suitability and uniformity of the articles.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

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Trial for State Stats from CQ Press available

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UMass Lowell Libraries is offering free trial to the State Stats, a new database resource from the CQ Press Electronic Library. Trial access runs through April 6, 2012.

State Stats features data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and backed by a rich collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest. State Stats uniquely allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The real benefit of State Stats is in its ease of use and clean and concise presentation of data and trends. users easily browse by state or by topic, and then compare across states or across time. Users can then share, save, and export data. State Stats also features CQ Press’s CiteNow!® function for generating source citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Bluebook styles. Available features:

  • Analyze data patterns by comparing across states, data series, and time
  • Create and export custom visuals including line charts, scatter plots, and maps
  • Generate tables and download data for statistical research
  • Toggle user display between interactive visual and tabular data view
  • Engage a moveable timeline to discover trends
  • Explore interactive maps featuring zoom and hover functions

State Stats provides one place for annual measures dating back more than 15 years. Numerous topics are covered in categories including:

  • Agriculture
  • Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Defense
  • Demographics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment and Labor
  • Geography, Energy, and the Environment
  • Health and Medicine
  • Social Welfare
  • Taxes and Government Finance
  • Teaching and Education
  • Transportation

State Stats is cross-searchable with other CQ Press online products including CQ Researcher and the CQ Press Political Reference Suite. Also provided is the optional advanced State Stats Data Cart that allows for bulk data export across single-click download of complete data series and multiple series.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.