Emerald eBook Series Trial for Management and Social Sciences

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Emerald Insight Publishing is proving UMass Lowell with trial access to two of their new eBook Series Collections:  Business, Management, and Economics and Social Sciences.

Access to these two collections is available until the end of December, 2011.

Emerald Business, Management, and Economics is a growing collection of more than 650 volumes from over 80 eBook Series titles in 15 subject areas. Featuring relevant, international and quality content, in many fields including strategy, economics, accounting and finance and human resource management.

Emerald Social Sciences provides online access to more than 300 volumes from over 40 book series titles. The collection features high profile, international authors delivering cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research in the fields of education, environment, health care, language and linguistics, politics and policy and sociology and anthropology.

Access to these trials is available through the Library’s Trials and New Resources web page.

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Emerald launches new Beta site prior to official June release

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Emerald has been working on a new site design for release in mid-June, 2010, but is allowing public access to a beta version until the official site is available: http://beta.emeraldinsight.com 

According to Emerald, the new site offers a more intuitive, user-friendly design and enhanced search and browse capabilities, the site is easier and more efficient to use. Users will be able to pinpoint research in a more efficient manner, with fewer clicks than the current platform. In addition, users will benefit from searchable journal information pages and superior site performance from quick loading pages. Conducting searches within searches, opening, using and printing documents will be easier.

Researchers can copy abstract citations directly into documents for quick referencing. Recommended reading lists of related articles, based on keyword searches, can also be viewed.

Emerald states that these changes are the first in a series of developments to be introduced throughout 2010 that will see new and enhanced features, functionality and online services including:

  • E-mail alerts and RSS
  • Reference linking
  • Marked lists
  • Help Pages
  • Document updates (PDF & HTML)
  • Authentication