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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Trials Without Tribulations...

Two new trial databases for your viewing and commenting pleasure:

Opinion Archives promises a collection of "edgy insight that you won't find in any textbooks" and covers the spectrum of political opinion. The Archives include NACLA, Commentary, Commonweal, American Spectator, Harper's, New York Review of Books, National Review, New Republic, and Scientific American. A federated search is expected soon to permit searching across the various archives (not a minute too soon, I would say... just my opinion, don't archive it.) On campus only.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is "a complete toolkit for language users, from learners to
professionals, providing unparalleled language coverage and learning support via instant access to Oxford's top-of-the-range, unabridged bilingual dictionaries." French, German, Spanish and Italian are currently available, with many others such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Polish to come.

Please see the Databases by Trial Subscription page for password information and send feedback on all trial databases to Librarian Lynn Hoffmann. Trial subscriptions provide a valuable opportunity to "drive before buying" and your feedback is important.


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