The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Social Explorer. Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. The site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. The site is updated three times annually with new data – the 2010 US Census will be available shortly after its release – and new features will be continually added.
The Meriam Library has been given trial access to America’s News, which is a large, up-to-date collection of newspaper content from local, regional and national sources. Included in the trial is historical content for the Sacramento Bee, and the San Francisco Chronicle, giving us access to the full archives, and current content for these two newspapers.
The Meriam Library is planing to subscribe to this resource, beginning the 2017/2018 academic year. It is intended as a replacement to the news resources in Lexis Nexis, to which we will lose access on June 1, 2017. (Our current subscription to Westlaw will serve as our source to the legal content covered in Lexis Nexis.)
Updated daily, both these databases are recognized as extremely useful resources that “bridge the information gap between mainstream and alternative literature.” Meriam Library is happy to announce access to two significant databases has been renewed.
Ethnic Newswatch supplies full text access to articles from newspapers and periodicals covering the 1960s to present, published by minority, ethnic, and Native presses in the United States.
GenderWatch is a full text database that covers how gender impacts a broad spectrum of areas, covering the 1970s to the present, from the perspective of multiple disciplines.
The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Accessible Archives, which offers collections of primary, archival material covering American history. Included collections are:
IBISWorld Procurement Reports is used worldwide by large private and public organizations, and it has utility at the university level for students in programs such as the Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Sales, and Entrepreneurship Programs. By incorporating Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis throughout each report, their stoplight system quickly gives students the ability to discover where they will have strengths and weaknesses, as well as what they can do to mitigate risks. They can quickly find who the Top Suppliers are (including profit margin, financial risk and market share), analyze the Pricing Environment, and learn key Negotiation Questions designed to help reduce/avoid costs and mitigate risk.
The link is to IBISWorld’s landing page & comments can be sent to me. It sounds like Patrick would be agreeable to splitting the cost of the database with the COB like we do for BizMiner.
The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Global Road Warrior. This is a country information database that is distinguished from other similar databases by the broad range of information it contains. In addition to the usual demographic, economic, geography and government information, it also includes detailed information on business culture, greetings and courtesies, superstitions, stereotypes and much, much more.
The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Encyclopedia of Social Work. This premier social work reference resource by Oxford University Press is updated monthly.