Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TRIAL: Economist Intelligence Unit

We have a trial of all Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) online services until 31st December 2009.

To access this trial go to:

http://www.eiu.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/site_info.asp?info_name=slpUniversityOfLiverpool

EIU offers:

Country Analysis and Forecasts - Monthy Reports for 195 countries, Monthly Forecasts for 82 countries, Daily ViewsWire for 203 countries, Daily Risk Briefing for 150 countries, Annual Country Commerce reports for 55 countries, Annual Country Finance reports for 45 countries, a monthly 'China Hand' report and regular Business Newsletters for several countries and regions.

Industry Analysis and Forecasts - daily briefings on 6 major industry areas in 60 countries - Automotive, Consumer Goods, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technology.

Historical and Forecast Data - a database containing more than 400 variables per country, analysing and forecasting market size and demand for goods and services for each of 60 countries and 11 regional aggregates.

Management Thinking - daily Executive Briefing covering the latest in best-practice management thinking from The Economist Group, Harvard Business School Publishing, consulting firms and leading business schools.

Some, but by no means all, of this content is already available to us through EBSCO Business Source Premier.

After using EIU 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. Please be specific about which elements of EIU you found most useful!

Friday, October 16, 2009

TRIAL: Literary Reference Center (LRC) and MLA

We have a trial of Literary Reference Center (LRC) and MLA databases until 31st December 2009.

To access this trial go to
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid and login with the trial username and password.

This link allows you to access both the special LRC interface and the standard EBSCOhost interface. MLA can be cross searched using both interfaces.

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

You can
view a brief tutorial prior to evaluating the Literary Reference Center. After using the LRC 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.

Friday, October 09, 2009

TRIAL: Science Translational Medicine

Science Translational Medicine, the new journal form the American Association for the Advancement of Science, launched today and we have trial access until the end of the year from http://stm.sciencemag.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/. This title has also been activated in our SFX link resolver (find it @ liverpool).

The focus of Science Translational Medicine is original, peer-reviewed, science-based research that successfully advances clinical medicine toward the goal of improving patients' lives.

After using this journal 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.

SourceOECD now available

We have started a subscription to SourceOECD and access is available now from http://www.sourceoecd.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ or via Metalib.

Our subscription includes access to all OECD journals, books, working papers and statistics (but not IEA statistics which are also hosted on the same platform). For more than 40 years, the OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistics, and economic and social data.

Later this year, or early next year, the content will migrate to OECD's new site, the OECD iLibrary. IP authentication is not yet available for the new site so we will not link to it yet.

Catalogue records for individual items will be added in due course, but perhaps not until the new platform is fully implemented.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Daily Reports. 1974-1996

We now have access to Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1974-1996 through a national purchase by JISC Collections.

Created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit policy makers and analysts, FBIS Daily Reports offer foreign views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. Translated into English from more than 50 languages these comprehensive media reports from around the globe include news, interviews, speeches and editorial commentary. JISC has purchased access to the following sections of FBIS:

* Middle East and North Africa, 1974–1987
* Near East and South Asia, 1987–1996
* South Asia, 1980–1987
* Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974–1980 and Africa, 1987–1996
* Eastern Europe, 1974–1996


Access FBIS from http://infoweb.newsbank.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?db=FBISX or via the Library catalogue, Metalib, or our e-Newspapers page.