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January 4, 2011

Database Trial: ShipIndex.org - ends 1/25/2011

Beginning January 4, 2011, UMBC has trial access to ShipIndex.org

ShipIndex.org lets you search for information about practically any ship, from famous ships such as the Titanic to less well-known vessels such as the Peter Iredale. ShipIndex.org tells you which books, magazines, and online resources mention the vessels you're researching.

The trial runs through January 25, 2011.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Feedback is encouraged. Use the form below or send directly to Drew Alfgren: alfgren@umbc.edu


Database Trial: Accessible Archives - ends 1/18/2011

Beginning January 4, 2011, UMBC has a 2-week trial of the Accessible Archives database.

Accessible Archives contains the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment.

Resources include: African American Newspapers, Godey`s Lady`s Book, The Liberator, and much more.

The trial runs through January 18, 2011.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Feedback is encouraged. Use the form below or send directly to Drew Alfgren: alfgren@umbc.edu


November 16, 2010

eBook Trials & Survey - ends 12/31/2010

The Library is currently testing several eBook platforms. Please check them out and complete our online survey to let us know what you think.

We currently have access to the following platforms:


ebrary Academic Complete
Ebrary Academic Complete is a multidisciplinary digital library with more than 47,000 titles. Subjects covered include Anthropology, Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, and Technology. Content includes handbooks, e-books, manuals, reports and other authoritative documents.

Trial runs through December 8, 2010.


MyiLibrary
MyiLibrary provides desktop access to over 235,000 eBooks. Subjects covered include: Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion; History; Geography; Anthropology; Social Sciences; Political Science; Law; Education; Music; Fine Arts; Language & Literature; Science; Medicine; Agriculture; Technology; Military Science; Naval Science.

Trial runs through December 15, 2010.


EBL Ebook Library
EBL offers content across all subject areas, with an initial focus on recent titles - most specifically in the areas of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM). EBL features more than 100,000 titles from hundreds of academic publishers.

You must create a free account from a valid UMBC IP address in order to access the EBL trial.

Trial runs through December 15, 2010.


Springer eBooks
The Springer eBooks trial provides access to over 20,000 eBook titles (2005-2010 copyright only) in twelve subject collections:
* Behavioral Science
* Biomedical and Life Sciences
* Business and Economics
* Chemistry and Materials Science
* Computer Science (including the highly regarded Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
* Earth and Environmental Science
* Engineering
* Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
* Mathematics and Statistics
* Medicine
* Physics and Astronomy
* Professional Computing and Web Design

Titles include textbooks, reference works, monographs, and book series. All titles are fully searchable and hyperlinked.

Trial runs through December 31, 2010


NetLibrary
NetLibrary provides online access to thousands of scholarly books and reference works. Subjects include: computer science, business, international relations, education, environmental science, psychology, civil rights law and history.

UMBC currently has access to a selection of books specifically chosen by Maryland Academic Libraries. Funded by the Maryland Digital Library (MDL).


For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please check out these trials and then take our online survey.


November 15, 2010

Database Trial: Morningstar Investment Research Center - ends 12/10/2010

UMBC now has trial access to the Morningstar Investment Research Center.

The Morningstar Investment Research Center is an all-inclusive investment research database designed specifically for libraries. It features data and analysis on over 11,000 international and domestic stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 1,000 exchange traded funds.

The trial runs through December 10, 2010.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Feedback is encouraged. Use the form below or send directly to Drew Alfgren: alfgren@umbc.edu


November 10, 2010

Database Trial: American Antiquarian (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections - ends 12/24/2010

UMBC now has trial access to the three AAS Historical Periodicals collections through Dec.24.

EBSCO has partnered with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) to provide digital access to American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. In total, more than 6,500 periodicals will be available, eclipsing all other online resources in this area. The collection is divided into three series:
Series 1 presents over 500 titles dating from 1691 through 1820.
On campus direct access: Series1

Series 2 presents over 1,000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837.
On campus direct access: Series 2

Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852.
On campus direct access: Series 3

The databases can also be accessed through the EbscoHost platform. Access any Ebsco database, click on "Choose Databases." The three AAS databases are at the end of the list and may be searched individually or in combination.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Feedback is encouraged. Use the form below or send directly to Drew Alfgren: alfgren@umbc.edu


November 4, 2010

Database Trial: Springer eBooks - ends 12/31/2010

UMBC now has trial access to Springer eBooks. The trial runs through December 31, 2010.

NOTE: Trial access is only available for 2005-2010 copyright Springer eBooks from all collections.

The Springer eBooks trial provides access to over 20,000 eBook titles in twelve subject collections:
* Behavioral Science
* Biomedical and Life Sciences
* Business and Economics
* Chemistry and Materials Science
* Computer Science (including the highly regarded Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
* Earth and Environmental Science
* Engineering
* Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
* Mathematics and Statistics
* Medicine
* Physics and Astronomy
* Professional Computing and Web Design

Titles include textbooks, reference works, monographs, and book series. All titles are fully searchable and hyperlinked.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Janet Hack at jhack@umbc.edu.


October 20, 2010

Database Trial: World History in Video - ends 12/19/2010

UMBC now has trial access to World History in Video. The trial runs through December 19, 2010.

World History in Video is an online collection of streaming video providing access to critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. The collection includes documentaries offering a rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall. World History in Video is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Included in World History in Video are many of the documentaries most frequently used today in university-level classes teaching world history, ancient history, Western civilization, European history, regional history, and documentary film—videos from the BBC, PBS, and other leading independent providers worldwide.

Unfortunately there is a conflict between databases using Java or Flash and the Virtual Private Network (vpn) software needed for off-campus viewing, so this database must be viewed on campus. Any computer on campus or using the wifi connection on campus will have access.

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.


September 20, 2010

Database Trial: Times Digital Archive

UMBC now has trial access to the Times Digital Archive. The trial runs through October 20, 2010.

The Times Digital Archive is a full-image online archive of every page published by The Times (London) from 1785-1985. The text within the images is fully searchable at the article level. Users can easily search news articles, obituaries, advertising and classifieds - virtually everything that appeared in the newspaper. Results are displayed at the article level and users may view the article - or the full page upon which it appeared.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.


Database Trial: Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

UMBC has trial access to the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive. The trial runs through October 20, 2010.

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive includes Every page of every issue of the TLS published from 1902 to 2005. Identification of the anonymous contributors - reviewers, essayists, and writers of letters and poems - is included, allowing students, researchers, critics and authors to explore in greater depth the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.


September 16, 2010

Database Trial - British Periodicals I (Early British Periodicals)

UMBC has trial access to the ProQuest Database, British Periodicals I (Early British Periodicals). The trial runs through October 15, 2010.

Contact the Reference desk at 410-455-2346 or email ref@lists.umbc.edu for log-in information.

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals spanning the late 17th through early 20th centuries, and covering a range of topics such as literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. Derived from the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals the collection will contain the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes and over 3 million pages.

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.


August 30, 2010

Database Trial - Bridgeman Education

Through October 30, 2010, UMBC has trial access to Bridgeman Education

Contact the Reference desk at 410-455-2346 or email ref@lists.umbc.edu for log-in information.

Bridgeman Education is a dedicated service that supports the use of high-quality images in education. You can search across all media including; photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, the decorative arts, artifacts and applied arts.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.


July 23, 2010

MyiLibrary - Trial

From July 23 through August 21, UMBC has trial access to MyiLibrary.

MyiLibrary provides desktop access to over 235,000 eBooks. Subjects covered include: Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion; History; Geography; Anthropology; Social Sciences; Political Science; Law; Education; Music; Fine Arts; Language & Literature; Science; Medicine; Agriculture; Technology; Military Science; Naval Science.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joanna Gadsby at gadsby@umbc.edu.


July 14, 2010

Alexander Street Press - Database Trial

Free trial of all Alexander Street's online collections through July 31, 2010: http://alexanderstreet.com/ALA.htm

Contact the Reference desk at 410-455-2346 or email ref@lists.umbc.edu for log-in information.

Subjects include: Literature, Drama, Music, Social & Cultural History, Religion, Sociology, and Psychology.

Please leave a comment with your opinion.


July 7, 2010

ABC-CLIO eBooks - Database Trial

Through July 11, 2010, UMBC has trial access to the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

The ABC-CLIO eBook Collection provides online access to over 6,000 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger. Topics covered include: Business; Crime and Punishment; Entrepreneurship; Geography; Music; Physical and Mental Health; Politics, Law, and Government; Pop Culture, Folklore, and Mythology; Religion; Science, Technology, and the Environment; Society and Education; United States History; World History; World Issues.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joanna Gadsby at gadsby@umbc.edu.


July 6, 2010

Ebrary Academic Complete - Database Trial

From July 6 through August 15, 2010, UMBC has trial access to ebrary Academic Complete

Ebrary Academic Complete is a multidisciplinary digital library with more than 47,000 titles. Subjects covered include Anthropology, Business & Economics, Computers & IT, Education, Fine Arts, History, Language & Literature, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, and Technology. Content includes handbooks, e-books, manuals, reports and other authoritative documents.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joanna Gadsby at gadsby@umbc.edu.


April 16, 2010

Naxos Music Library - Database Trial

Beginning April 16, 2010, UMBC has trial access to the Naxos Music Library.

Naxos Music Library [NML] offers streaming access to more than 41,340 CDs with more than 592,600 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms. A comprehensive online encyclopedia of classical music is in development.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joe Clark at jclark@umbc.edu.


April 11, 2010

Gale - National Library Week free access databases

From April 11-April 18, Gale is giving free access to the databases:
Archives Unbound
Career Transitions
Global Issues in Context
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Grzimek’s Animal Life
Follow the link:
If you are off campus, you must first log in using the VPN


April 9, 2010

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries - Database Trial

Beginning April 9 through August 9, 2010, UMBC has trial access to The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries.

The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also. The materials originate from all regions of the country and are from people who played a variety of roles.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu


Classical Music Library - Database Trial

Beginning April 9 through June 8, 2010, UMBC has trial access to the Classical Music Library.

Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think. Leave a comment or send your comments to Joe Clark at jclark@umbc.edu


February 15, 2010

GREENR - Database Trial

UMBC now has trial access to GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources).

GREENR is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.

Researchers view content in a way that resembles the Web, allowing them to easily browse to find answers. Other features include:

* Interactive maps, allowing users to browse by country or topic
* Contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news and refereed case studies

From topics like food safety to the impact of economic development on international relations, today's important environmental issues are shaping the future and reach far beyond the United States. Additionally, as green collar jobs grow, this resource supports students preparing for future careers in the industry.

Trial access runs through March 4, 2010.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


February 2, 2010

Cambridge Books Online - Database Trial

UMBC now has trial access to Cambridge Books Online

Cambridge Books Online includes more than 6,000 books, primarily recently published works, from Cambridge University Press covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.

Trial runs through March 31, 2010

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


November 3, 2009

Historical Statistics of the United States - trial

UMBC now has trial access to Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online.

The Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online is the online edition of the print set available in the Reference collection (REF HA202 .H57 2006) providing access to statistics on population, work & welfare, the economy, foreign affairs and more.
Note: Trial access to the HSUS site allows you to access the HTML tables and essays of all Parts (Volumes) of the site -- but you can access PDF files for Part A only. For tables and essays on other parts of the site, a price will display next to the PDF link -- but you should be able to access the table or essay itself by clicking its name.

This trial will run through December 2, 2009.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


October 21, 2009

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries - Trial

UMBC now has trial access to the Alexander Street collection "British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries."

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.

This trial will run through December 21, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


October 16, 2009

A-to-Z Journal List - Trial

UMBC now has trial access to EBSCO's A-to-Z Journal List.

The A-to-Z Journal List is your one-stop search tool for all of our print and electronic journal subscriptions. With this easy-to-navigate, searchable list of journals you can quickly find any journal or resource, even those buried in a database. You can search the list by journal title, publisher, and subject area.

This trial will run through December 31, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


May 6, 2009

Database Trial: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

UMBC now has trial access to Oxford Biblical Studies Online,a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.

In addition to the Bible texts, Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers quick access to over 5,000 A-Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references.

This trial will run through June 4, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


March 19, 2009

Trial Database - American History in Video

UMBC now has trial access to American History in Video, providing a collection of videos for the study of American history including commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

This trial will run through May 16, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


March 10, 2009

Trial Database - Credo Reference

UMBC now has trial access to Credo Reference, offering full-text, aggregated content from over 275 reference books from over 60 publishers, covering such subjects as medicine, art, technology, history and more. Credo continually adds new content in all subjects, with such notable recent additions as the Bridgeman Art Library Archive, with over 16,000 art images and the interactive Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia including Atlas. The collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri, as well as subject-specific titles.

This trial will run through April 9, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


February 23, 2009

Database Trial: CQ Researcher & CQ Global Researcher

Beginning March 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009, UMBC will have trial access to CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher

CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. CQ Researcher 's extensive database allows for basic and advanced searching, from quick searches to more sophisticated, enabling both novice and expert researchers.

CQ Global Researcher delivers definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.

UMBC students, faculty, and staff can access these trials from on-campus, or off-campus through the UMBC VPN.

Connect to CQ Researcher
Connect to CQ Global Researcher

Please send any questions or comments to:
Drew Alfgren
E-mail: alfgren@umbc.edu


February 16, 2009

Database Trial: Political Science Complete

UMBC now has trial access to Political Science Complete (PSC), providing full text for more than 385 publications, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, including top-ranked scholarly journals such as British Politics, Ethnopolitics and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

The trial runs through April 15, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


Database Trial: Public Affairs Index

UMBC now has trial access to Public Affairs Index, a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict.

This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

The trial runs through April 15, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


Database Trial: RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

UMBC now has trail access to RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, an international, highly annotated bibliography with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950--from Beethoven to Bartok, from Berlioz to Berg, and from Schubert to Shostakovich--all provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors.

Published under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, RIPM treats primary source material found in music periodicals published in twenty (20) countries.

The trial runs through April 15, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


February 10, 2009

Database Trial: Reader's Advisor Online

UMBC now has trial access to Reader's Advisor Online, providing reviews, articles and other tools for finding the perfect book.

The trial runs through March 5, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


Database Trial: Pop Culture Universe

UMBC now has trial access to Pop Culture Universe, a full-text digital resource exploring popular culture from the 1920's to the present.

The trial runs through March 5, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


Database Trial: American Mosaic - The Latino American Experience

UMBC now has trial access to American Mosaic - The Latino American Experience, a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

The trial runs through March 5, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


Database Trial: American Mosaic - The African American Experience

UMBC now has trial access to American Mosaic - The African American Experience, a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of African Americans, as well as the greater Black Diaspora.

The trial runs through March 5, 2009. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


September 8, 2008

trial access to Euromonitor

Hi all,

The library just set up a trial to Euromonitor, which provides marketing data and reports on countries, companies, markets, and consumers from over 200 countries.

The trial runs until Monday Sept 22nd. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


August 22, 2008

trial access to Europa World Plus

The library just set up trial access to Europa World Plus. It is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series.
To access it, follow the link: http://www.europaworld.com/.

The trial is good from Aug. 21 to Sept. 21. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage. For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.


July 15, 2008

trial access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers

The library just set up trial access to Proquest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers.
To access it, follow the link: http://proquest.umi.com/login?COPT=REJTPTU4ZGQrNThkYys1OGRhKzU4ZGIrM2M1YSZJTlQ9MCZWRVI9Mg==&clientId=11430
, click on "database selected" right below the main tabs, and then scroll down to the bottom on the new page and you will see the 5 black historical newspapers listed.

The trial is good from July 15 to Aug 15. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

Please let us know what you think.

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.
For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

5 newspapers included:

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) The Atlanta Daily World had the first black White House correspondent and was the first black daily in the nation in the 20th century.

The Chicago Defender (1909-1975) A leading African-American newspaper, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago.

Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) The oldest and largest black newspaper in the western United States and the largest African-American owned newspaper in the U.S.

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) This leading Black newspaper of the 20th century reached its peak in the 1940s. The Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for the desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance.

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002) One of the most nationally circulated Black newspapers, the Courier reached its peak in the 1930s. A conservative voice in the African-American community, the Courier challenged the misrepresentation of African-Americans in the national media and advocated social reforms to advance the cause of civil rights.


July 14, 2008

Trial access to Popular Culture Universe

Hi,

Trial access to Popular Culture Universe is now available. See details below:

Subscription Dates: 07/14/2008 - 08/14/2008
To Access Go To: http://pop.greenwood.com
Enter UserName: umbc
Enter Password: library

Please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


July 9, 2008

Database Trial - Alexander Street Press

Free trial of all Alexander Street's online collections through July 31, 2008. http://alexanderstreet.com/ALAtrial.htm

Contact the Reference desk at 410-455-2346 or email ref@lists.umbc.edu for log-in information.

Subjects include: Literature, Drama, Music, Social & Cultural History, Religion, Sociology, and Psychology.

Please leave a comment with your opinion.


May 1, 2008

Trial access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Hi,

Trial access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is now available at:
http://www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com/

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


trial access to Oxford Reference Online

Hi,

Trial access to Oxford Reference Online is now available at:
http://www.oxfordreference.com/

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


April 24, 2008

trial access to 19th Century British Library Newspapers

Hi all,

Trial access to this database is now available at
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/umd_umbc?db=BNCN

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Please let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


April 22, 2008

trial access to The Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2003

Hello,

Trial access to this database is now available at
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/umd_umbc?db=ECON

For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

It starts on 4/21/2008 and ends on 5/20/2008. Please let us know what you think.


April 14, 2008

Access Select Gale Resources throughout National Library Week

During National Library Week, April 13 - 19, AccessMyLibrary is offering FREE access to many of its valuable resources:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography Resource Center
  • British Library Newspapers
  • Gale Directory Library
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • General OneFile
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • History Resource Center: U.S.
  • History Resource Center: World
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • LitFinder
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Nursing Resource Cente
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking
  • Popular Magazines
  • PowerSearch
  • Small Business Resource Center
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War
  • Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America

Go to AccessMyLibrary and select the resource you would like to use. You can either complete the registration form or click the "Skip Registration" button in order to access the free trial.



February 7, 2008

trial access to Early English Books Online

HI all,

A trial is set up for Early English Books Online. To access it, just follow the link below.
http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

Please send us your feedback. Thanks!


January 22, 2008

Oxford African American Studies Center (Trial)

UMBC has access to the Oxford African American Studies Center until 31 January 2008.

The Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC) provides students, scholars and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. At its core, AASC features the new, three-volume Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, published by Oxford in 2006; the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine, published in March 2005, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience.

Username: MDLtrial
Password: MDLtrial


January 18, 2008

The American Civil War Research Database (Trial)

UMBC has access to The American Civil War Research Database database through 17 March 2008.

"The American Civil War Research Database™ is the definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War." The database contains information on over 4 million soldiers, thousands of battles along with 15,000 photographs, thousands of regimental rosters and officer profiles.


December 13, 2007

Aluka (Trial)

UMBC has access to the Aluka database through 30 June 2008.

Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

The Aluka website includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.


November 29, 2007

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Trial)

UMBC now has a one-year trial of the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Live Support Systems (EOLSS) [select Access for Institutions in the left column to get started]. The EOLSS is an integrated compendium of twenty encyclopedias. It attempts to forge pathways between disciplines in order to show their interdependence and helps foster the transdisciplinary aspects of the relationship between nature and human society. It deals in detail with interdisciplinary and trandiscplinary subjects, but it is also disciplinary as each major core subject is covered in great depth, by world experts.

Topics are divided into the following categories:
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences
Biotechnology
Tropical Biology and Conservation Management
Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences
Social Sciences and Humanities
Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology resources
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Chemical Sciences Engineering and Technology Resources
Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
Human Resources Policy and Management
Natural Resources Policy and Management
Development and Economic Sciences
Institutional and Infrastructural Resources
Technology, Information and System Management Resources
Area studies (Africa, Brazil, Canada and USA, China, Europe, Japan, Russia)


November 9, 2007

Two trial databases from Proquest

Below is the trial information for ProQuest Civil War Era and Colonial State Papers. The trials are IP authenticated and you should only need the username and passwords if you are accessing off campus. Check it out and let us know what you think. (The trial ends 11/30/2007)

ProQuest Civil War Era
http://proquest.umi.com/login?COPT=REJTPTU2MmEmSU5UPTAmVkVSPTI=&clientId=11430

Username: BMWP84RSXT
Password: welcome

Colonial State Papers
http://colonial.chadwyck.com

Username: umdbc
Password: welcome


September 11, 2007

eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology

We just set up a trial for eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology

eHRAF World Cultures is a database that contains over 400,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology currently covers over 41 major archaeological traditions with more than 50,000 pages. Each tradition file also consists of a general summary and full-text sources including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts.

Try it out and let us know what you think