Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TRIAL: Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

We currently subscribe to Index to Legal Periodicals & Books in print. We have a trial of the online version until the end of March. To access this trial go to:

http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml

For off-campus access during the trial, use the version of Internet Explorer in the Windows Terminal Service. If we subscribe then we will set-up off-campus access via EZproxy as usual.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books is also available for trial in Metalib at:

http://p8334-metalib4.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/V?func=find-db-4&resource=LIV00462

Note that we are trialling the full-text version of this database (which costs roughtly three times the print subscription but we will evaluate its full-text coverage against existing subscriptions). The index-only online version is about twice the price of the print version.

After trialling this database please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks excellent. The index only version looks like a competitor to Westlaw’s Legal Journals index? At first glance I think it covers roughly the same number of journals, not necessarily the same ones, but generally doesn’t go as far back.

Personally I am all for as much online content as possible. I know you guys have restricted space for hard copy too.