Thursday, May 05, 2011

TRIAL: Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

We have trial access to Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean from 4th May to 4th June 2011. Access is available at www.galeuk.com/trialsite, and you will need to log in with the trial username and password. If you try this resource, please leave your feedback via the comments form below.

Further information from the publishers:
The first release of Gale World Scholar delves into one of the most studied areas in the world, Latin America and the Caribbean. Curated by an advisory board of experts in Latin American studies, the collection is designed to enrich research and student assignments. This resource unlocks previously inaccessible primary and secondary source documents from libraries around the world placing them in an engaging online environment populated by interactive tools and rich multimedia including BBC News and the New York Times video collection.

Covering Latin America culture and society from the 15th century to the present day, the collection consists of a Portal and Archive component. Launching with 293 portals based on Person, Topic, Event, Named Work and Country types users can delve into over 1.3M pages of archival material (Archive) and hundreds of periodicals, newspapers, magazines, reports, and data feeds (Portal). The Portal and Archive components work together in perfect complement, but each can be purchased or subscribed to individually depending on the needs of the library. The multi-disciplinary range of Gale World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean ensures it meets the needs of researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates with interests in regional studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and international relations.

Gale World Scholar is unrivalled in its ability to integrate learning and research content into the one online resource, encouraging students to become researchers. This resource instructs students in the basics providing them with the essential context they need to do more challenging research.

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