HW Wilson Art Full Text trial, Nov. 2010

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H.W. Wilson is providing trial access to their Art Full Text database for an extended trial period.

Art Full Text offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included.  In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Coverage includes Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1994+, “select” Full Text 1997+

Art Full Text features:

  • Full text of articles from more than 270 periodicals as far back as 1997.
  • High-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals as far back as 1984, including 260 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Indexing and abstracting of over 18,000 art dissertations.
  • International coverage: periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch are covered in addition to English-language journals.
  • Substantial coverage of journals indexed by the Bibliographic History of Art
  • Indexing of art reproductions, enabling users to focus on a single artist or individual works.
  • A database-specific thesaurus to enable users to search with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Podcasts from leading museums on artists and individual works of art that can be enjoyed by art students and general listeners.
  • Biography icons to allow users to quickly locate biographical material within search results.
  • Unique subject-specific search fields, such as “Artist & Work”, which allow users to see the specific works reproduced or mentioned in an article before retrieving the actual article.

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

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HW Wilson Education Full Text trial, Nov. 2010

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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.

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HW Wilson Cinema Image Gallery trial

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H.W. Wilson is providing extended trial access to their Cinema Image Gallery database.

The Cinema Image Gallery is one of the most comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry. It presents the history of movie-making, still images of films in production, directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design, as well as, hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the-scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive, covering comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars in this medium.

Cinema Image Gallery features:

  • More than 217,000 superior-quality images – with substantial quarterly additions, all rights-cleared for use in educational settings, with substantial additions on a regular basis.
  • A treasure trove of more than 6,200 posters and lobby cards used to promote the movies.
  • New! Seamless links to your library’s video holdings.
  • Links to more than 500 full movies, as well as links to reviews and other articles about the titles, and to biographical materials about notable figures in the industry.
  • Portrait photography and biographies of the stars of film and television.
  • Database-specific search parameters developed specifically for this resource—Title, Director, Actor Names, Genre, Awards (Academy Award, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild)—to ensure accuracy and speed in locating relevant material.
  • My WilsonWeb functionality: save searches or specific images; print images; email images; receive email alerts when new results matching a specific query are added to the database.

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

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H.W. Biography database trial

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H.W. Wilson has provided UML with trial access for the month of October to Biography Reference Bank Select Edition. For a link to the trial, visit the UML Library Database Trial and New Resources  page.

This in-depth 100% full-text biographical resource, provides comprehensive coverage of people in the news and throughout history from ancient times to the present. It covers over 236,000 individuals, plus more than 36,000 images. The content of the database comes from a wide variety of high quality Wilson resources, featuring biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches (Wilson’s Speeches of the American Presidents), or obituaries. The entire range of journal content that is indexed at Wilson is examined daily for content appropriate for inclusion in this database.

HW Wilson Cinema Image database trial

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H.W. Wilson has provided UML with trial access for the month of October to Cinema Image Gallery. For a link to the trial, go the UML Library Database Trial and New Resources  page.

With over 150,000 images including a treasure-trove of over 4,000 poster art and lobby cards used to promote the movies, Cinema Image Gallery is one of the world’s most comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry.

Cinema Image Gallery presents the history of movie-making through a wide range of high-quality images of films in production: directors working on-set with the stars, set, costume and production design as well as hair and make-up shots and rare behind-the scenes material. Cinema Image Gallery also offers an extensive TV stills archive featuring classic and modern TV: comedies, dramas, series, TV movies, game shows and thousands of pictures of the stars of this medium.

In addition, Cinama Image Gallery offers these special features:

  • All images rights cleared for education use.
  • Links to reviews and other articles about the titles.
  • Links to full video, free online, for almost 100 films. Examples: A Farewell to Arms (1932), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1945), Cyrano De Bergerac (1950), Our Town (1940), and Birth of a Nation (1915).
  • Portrait photography and biographies of the stars of film and TV.
  • Links to biographies.
  • Search by Title, Director, Actor Names, Genre, Country of Production, Subject of Film, Screenwriter, Awards (Academy Award, Best Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival, Screen Actors Guild)
  • H.W. Wilson databases cancelled

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    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.