Sage Reference Online Handbook free access

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Sage is offering free access to its new Online Reference Handbook collection through the month of October.

For a direct link to this trial, please view the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page, or go to the library’s existing Sage eReference database collection and click on the Reference Handbook link.

The Handbook Collection contains 80 authoritative, award–winning, international, and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences. This Collection is hosted on SAGE Reference Online and increases the content on the platform to more than 160 titles while offering enhanced functionality.

View a PDF title list of the collections 80 ebooks.

Oxford Handbooks database trial

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The new online version of the Oxford Handbooks is accessible now as a free trial until November 7, 2009. Please view the library’s Database Trials & New Resources page for a trial link.

 Oxford Press has just recently offered their prestigious Oxford Handbooks series available online as a collection in four subject modules – Business & Management; Philosophy; Political Science; and Religion.

Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline and unpacks it, explaining the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and setting the agenda for how those debates might evolve. Introductory and yet sophisticated, the handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to the scholarship that defines the field.

Highlights include controlled vocabularies for quicker searching, cross-searching with other Oxford online products, hyperlinking from bibliographies and footnotes to online content, printer-friendly format for printing complete essays, and citation export to RefWorks along with other citation tools.

You can view an introductory tutorial, read the FAQ, or download a full Excel title list.