Using some shopping savvy, Andersen Library has added a number of new databases despite the shaky global economy and the Library’s flat budget.
Back in the summer, Kyle blogged about the new EBSCO databases available through the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction’s Badgerlink site. Not only do we have those 12 new databases, but we’ve added a few of our own. With the money we saved when Badgerlink picked up the tab for some databases we already paid for, we were able to add 8 additional databases:
- Academic Search Complete (paid for by Student Tech Fees – thanks, students!) – 50% more full text than Academic Search Premier product
- Environment Complete – contains almost 2 million records relating to the environment
- LGBT Life with Full Text – provides content from 120 LBGT sources
- Medline with Full Text – adds full text of 1,470 journals to the regular MEDLINE content
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts – provides content from 189 journals and thousands of other publications
- Political Science Complete – provides 385 full text journals
- SocINDEX with Full Text – indexes more than twice as many journals as Sociological Abstracts, plus offers full text
- SPORTDiscus with Full Text – adds lots of full text articles to the regular SPORTDiscus product
In addition to article databases, we also added more ebook collections. Last winter, we started a subscription to Literature Criticism Online. Then a deal with the CIC Consortium (Big Ten schools, plus U of Chicago) extended access to the archives of many of the Gale literature criticism series to the other UW campuses. This deal gave us more than $100,000 in literature criticism without cost to UW-W (thanks, UW Madison!). So try out some of these ebook subscriptions:
- Literature Criticism Online
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- History Resource Center: World (articles & books)
For those looking to publish articles in the fields of business and economics, the Cabell’s directories of publishing opportunities in Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, and Marketing will help you find the best places to publish your work. The College of Business and Economics has picked up the tab for several of these directories.