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Database Trials

New Database Trials

eMarketer UWW 

access only New Trial Databases

  • eMarketer is a research tool for marketing in the digital world. It offers reports, analysis, a searchable data library, industry benchmarks, subject matter expert interviews, downloadable charts and presentations.
  • Trial begins: September 1, 2015
  • Trial ends: December 1, 2015
  • Vendor's product description
  • Please send us feedback on this database.

Business Stats (Sage Publications) UWW 

access only New Trial Databases

  • Business Stats from Sage Publications is a collection of data points for students and researchers working on business plan projects and market research assignments. Users can find historic, current, and projected demographic and industry data points about small geographic locations.
  • Trial begins: September 8, 2015
  • Trial ends: October 8, 2015
  • Vendor's product description
  • Please send us feedback on this database.

Past Database Trials

Academic Video Online: Premium (Alexander Street Press)UWW access only 

  • Academic Video Online: Premium offers all 32 of the Alexander Street Press film collections for a total of 26,000 films spanning 11,000 hours.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Monday, January 27, 2014.
  • Trial ended Friday, February 28, 2014.
  • Outcome: We kept the Films on Demand subscription because the content was more current and relevant and faculty were heavily invested in it. Most were unwilling to switch to a new product..

AdForum UWW access only

  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial begins Monday, October 3, 2011.
  • Trial ends Friday, December 16, 2011.
  • We plan to subscribe to this database as of January 1, 2012.

Alexander St. Press Counseling and Therapy (Alexander Street Press) UWW access only

  • Subsets of this collection include:
    Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume I
    Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume II
    The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy
  • Vendor's product description
  • Outcome: The Library now subscribes to Volume 1 of this collection

American Periodicals (ProQuest) UWW access only

  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial ended February 26, 2011.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

Ambrose Digital Video UWW access 

only 

  • Ambrose Digital Video offers high-quality academic videos in art, history, literature, music, science, political science, geography and more. Note: Click on Institition Access and then search - using the search box on the top of the Ambrose home page will NOT give you access to the trial.
  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ended Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database

America's Newspapers (NewsBank)UWW access 

only

Artemis (Gale)UWW access only 

ArtStor UWW access only

  • Vendor's product description.
  • Outcome: Due to the high cost (nearly $30,000 in one-time and annual access fees), we will not be able to subscribe.
  • Trial ended: Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
  • Please send your feedback to the Library about this trial.

bX Recommender (Ex Libris) UWW access only

  • bX Recommender is different from our other product trials because it's a service that works within our other databases and is not a "standalone" product. bX is a new scholarly article recommender service which will aid researchers in finding additional relevant articles. bX is similar to the "More Like This" or "If You Liked This, You’ll Also Like..." services on web sites such as Amazon, but it is based on article usage by nearly 2,000 users at research institutions around the world. bX Recommender is available from the Find It Find It button menu in the Library's article databases (e.g., EBSCOhost, WilsonWEB, and ProQuest databases)
  • Vendor's product description
  • Short screencast demo of bX Recommender
  • Screenshot of bX Recommender
  • Trial ended: March 26, 2010
  • The UW System began a subscription to this product in Spring, 2010.

Communication Source UWW access 

only 

  • Communication Source includes coverage of more than 1,000 core titles and features full text for more than 600 active periodicals, including 150 full-text titles not found in other EBSCO academic databases.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
  • Trial ended Friday, May 2, 2014.
  • Outcome: We decided against subscribing because more than 50% of the additional full-text content was available elsewhere in Library subscriptions.

DRAM (streaming music) UWW access only

DSM-IV TR Online (American Psychological Association) UWW access only

EBL EBook Library UWW access only

  • For access, please call the Reference Desk at 262.472.1032 and we will email the username and password to your campus email.
  • EBL is a purchase-on-demand service, so the universe of books available in this trial is not what would actually appear in our version of EBL if we were to go with this product.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Please send us feedback on this database.
  • Trial ended: April 15, 2013

ebrary Academic Complete UWW access only 

ebrary Academic Complete UWW 

access only 

  • ebrary Academic Complete has 110,000 academic books covering many disciplines.
  • Trial ended: April 15, 2015
  • Vendor's product description
  • Outcome: We subscribed to this database in July, 2015 and dropped EBSCO eBook Academic.

EBSCO Ebook Academic Collection UWW access only 

  • EBSCO Academic Ebook Collection has 112,000 academic books covering the arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine, and technology.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Please send us feedback on this database.
  • Trial ended: April 30, 2013
  • Outcome: We choose this product due to the breadth of content and the additonal ease of searching and discovery in the EBSCO interface. The subscription began July 1, 2013.

Films On DemandUWW access only

  • Outome: Subscription began January 1, 2010. Thanks for your feedback!

EBSCO Business eBook Collection UWW access only 

  • EBSCO Business ebook Collection offers ebooks in business, accounting, finance, economics, and management.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO) UWW access only 

  • The Library already subscribes to EconLit. This version givesus additional full-text journals that would help to support the new Master's of Economics degree in the College of Business & Economics
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

First World War Portal (Adam Matthew) UWW 

access only 

  • First World War Portal offers primary source material on World War I, including personal narratives, propaganda and recruitment, and visual perspectives and narratives.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

Forbes Digital Archive UWW access only 

  • Forbes Digital Archive offers the full backfile of Forbes articles from 1917-2000.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

GEOBASE (Elsevier) UWW access only

Global Road Warrior: The Ultimate Guide to the World (World Trade Press) UWW access only

Grove Art Online (Oxford) UWW access only

Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost) UWW access only

IBISWorld UWW access only

  • IBISWorld Industry Reseach Reports offers strategic insight and analysis on more than 700 U.S. industries, 600 U.S. niche industries as well as reports on global industries and on the U.S. business environment. These detailed reports can be searched by keywords, NAICS codes or SIC codes.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Friday, February 28, 2014.
  • Trial ended Friday, March 28, 2014.
  • Outcome: We began a subscription in May, 2014 to replace Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage, which was cancelled in June, 2014.
  • Please send us your feedback on IBISWorld

Music Online: Listening (Alexander Street Press)

Mintel UWW access only 

  • Mintel offers global market research in four economies: US, UK, China, and Brazil. It covers product innovation, consumer trends, and market analysis.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 24, 2014.
  • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

National Technical Reports Library V3.0 (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) UWW access only 

  • The NTRL V3.0 contains the meta-data of over 3 million scientific and technical reports, with access to approximately 740,000 of these reports in full-text. The collection is arranged by 39 Subject Categories and 375 Sub-categories.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial ended: March 31, 2013

Naxos Music UWW access only

Oxford Handbooks Online UWW access only

  • The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field and for the first time (description from the Oxford Handbooks web site).
  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial begins Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
  • Trial ends Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Primo Central (Ex Libris)UWW access only

  • The Primo Central discovery tool is designed for quick and efficient search and discover of library resources. This is a beta test version of Primo Central. Not all resources have been activated and/or tested. So please bear with us as we continue to develop this tool.
  • Vendor's product description
  • You may also want to use the test instance of Primo Central which features sample catalog records from all UW libraries.
  • Outcome: Primo (now called Research@UWW) went live on August 19, 2013

PsycArticles and PsycInfo via ProQuest

  • These American Psychological Association databases are the same ones we offer through the EBSCOhost interface. The trial is to evaluate the search interface and experience.
  • Vendor's product description for PsycArticles
  • Vendor's product description for PsycInfo
  • Trial begins Tuesday, March 27, 2014.
  • Trial ended Saturday, April 26, 2014.
  • Outcome: We stayed with the EBSCO interface because of user's familiarity with the interface as well as the synergy with EBSCO's medical and social science databases.

Psychotherapy.net UWW access only 

  • Psychotherapy.net features over 200 videos covering a wide range of modalities, theoretical approaches, and populations.
  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial ended Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
  • Outcome: Due to the cost of this product and cuts to the Library's budget, we will stay with the Counseling and Therapy in Video product.

Reaxys (Elsevier) UWW access only

Reference USA UWW access only

  • Reference USA is a directory of U.S. companies.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, November 7, 2014.
  • Outcome: We subscribed to this database in January, 2015.

Routledge Handbooks Online UWW access 

only 

  • Routledge Handbooks Online offers handbooks in 22 subject areas in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial ended Monday, April 13, 2015.
  • Outcome: We did not purchase any of these collections.

SimplyMap UWW access only 

  • SimplyMap is an award-winning web-based mapping (GIS) application that changes the way people use and interact with complex data. To create an account, click on "create an account" and enter your e-mail address and a password. SimplyMap will then send a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address - please click on the link in this e-mail to activate your account. Or you may use the guest login, though you will not be able to save your work.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
  • Trial ends Friday, October 31, 2014.
  • Outcome: Atlhough there was support for this database, we chose Reference USA instead.

Statista UWW 

access only 

  • Statista.com is s statistics portal that gathers information from private and public sources. It offers statistics in 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform.
  • Trial ended: April 30, 2015
  • Vendor's product description
  • Outcome: We began a subscription to this resource in 2015.

Theatre In Video (Alexander St. Press)

  • Outcome: The response to this database was lukewarm, due to the recent acquisitions of Films on Demand, so we did not subscribe.
  • Trial ended: February 28, 2010

Women and Social Movements International (Alexander Street Press) UWW access only

  • Vendor's product description.
  • Outcome: The feedback was mixed on this database and it was decided not to subscribe at this time.
  • Trial ended: Monday, October 31, 2011.

WestlawNext Campus Research (Thomson Reuters) UWW access only

  • Outcome: This interface will eventually become the only interface offered for this product. Therefore we plan to make the switch for January, 2013.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial ended: October 20, 2012

Wilson Core Collections (EBSCO) UWW access only

VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) UWW access only 

  • The VAST video database offers 17,500 videos in many subject areas. The free trial is by individual subscription for the month of August, 2013.
  • Vendor's product description
  • Trial period: August, 2013 - must register for an individual trial

World Market Intelligence UWW access only 

  • World Market Intelligence tracks 23 industries, 75,000 company profiles (including SWOT analysis), 100 country profiles, and macroeconomic data feeds covering 200+ countries. Note: Click the login button on the World Market Intelligence page to access the trial.
    • Vendor's product description
    • Trial begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
    • Trial ends Monday, October 14, 2014.
    • Outcome: We did not receive sufficient feedback to make a decision on this database.

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online UWW 

access only

  • Vendor's product description.
  • Trial begins Monday, November 1, 2011.
  • Trial ends Thursday, December 31, 2011.
  • We are planning to subscribe to this database as of January 1, 2012.

Andersen Library Database List

Last Revised: cje - 8/27/2015

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