Free access to Education Journals from Taylor & Francis

No Comments »

Taylor and Francis Publishing is providing free access to all of their Routledge Educational journals as part of their Education Free for All campaign — that is free for all only through the month of April.

The journals in this promotion cover: Curriculum Studies, Education Research, Early Years Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, History of Education and more.

Below are just some of the cutting-edge and high-quality journals you can access for FREE from April 1 until April 30th:

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.

HW Wilson Education Full Text trial, Nov. 2010

No Comments »

H.W. Wilson has provided extended trial access to their Education Full Text database.

Education Full Text indexes more than 770 periodicals as far back as 1983, over 400 of which are peer-reviewed. There are in-depth abstracts of 50 to 150 words to let users know instantly if a cited article is useful to their research and full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996.

Education Full Text offers the following features:

  • Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996
  • 12 years of full text from Wilson Library Bulletin
  • High-quality indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983—over 440 of them peer-reviewed, and including over 40 peer-reviewed open-access journals
  • Clear, informative abstracts
  • In-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 topical journals
  • Over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests

For information about more trials and new online resources, please visit the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page.

Please leave comments. They assist greatly in our decision-making process.

H.W. Wilson databases cancelled

No Comments »

UML Libraries decided to not renew our three H.W. Wilson databases this fiscal year. The three titles were Art Full Text, Education Full Text, and Biography Index. As substitutes for two of these titles we have added two Ebsco databases: Art & Architecture and Education Research Complete. Biography Index was not receiving enough interest to warrent its renewal.

Our decisions were based in large part on budget constraints. The Ebsco resources were purchased in a package that also included Political Science Complete. PSC is intended to replace the CSA database Worldwide Political Science Abstacts, which won’t be renewed after it expires at the end of the year. PSC has the advantage of offering extensive coverage in full text.

We carefully compared the two Ebsco databases that covered the same subject areas as two of the Wilson databases and determined that differences in content were slight while the differences in cost were substantial.

In addition, since all of the Ebsco databases pull full text articles from each other to supplement indexed articles that aren’t provided in full text in some databases, the larger pool of full text articles increases coverage in all of the Ebsco databases.