Library database trials

The library is running several database trials this month and would love your feedback. Trials help us evaluate the content for usefulness and accuracy, as well as the platform for functionality and ease of use. Positive feedback doesn’t guarantee that we will subscribe, however, as there are multiple factors involved in the decision process including but not limited to license terms, funding, curriculum needs,  and overlap with other library resources.

To provide feedback on the trials, fill out a brief Database Trial Feedback survey or contact your Subject Librarian.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Trial ends Feb. 27
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Trial ends Feb 28
ProQuest Historical Newspapers contains hundreds of years of material from several Canadian newspapers:
The Globe and Mail (1844- 2017)
The Province (1898-2010)
The Times-Colonist (1884-2010)
Vancouver Sun (1912-2010) Library Edition
Trial ends Feb. 28 Library Edition offers full page newspaper images with searchable full-text for millions of pages of newspapers. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to both full runs and portions of runs for thousands of newspapers.

Cochrane Library
Trial ends Mar. 1
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.

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