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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ACLS Humanities E-Book web site considered best in humanities

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The ACLS Humanities E-Book web site just received a rave review from the prestigious Reviews in History of the Institute of Historical Research, London.

As Eileen Gardiner from HEB explains in a recent email announcement, “Mark Herring of Winthrop University traces the history of Humanities E-Book, its place within the scholarly mission of ACLS, its broad-base coalition of university presses and learned societies, its emphasis on the quality of the collection, its user-friendly interface and search engine, innovative XML titles, very reasonable pricing and its close attention to details such as free MARC records, citation methods and other metadata. The review gives ACLS and HEB the highest praise for their work within the digital humanities:

‘…ACLS has gone about its work to put together people and books to create the best possible site. Suffice it to say that numerous other groups and organizations work together to make HEB one of the best – if not the best – electronically accessible sites in the humanities. It surely stands as an equal to JSTOR, MUSE and other contenders to this throne.’”

See the full review at:
http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/herringm2.html