Friday, May 29, 2009

Database Updates: PowerSearch, RefUSA and others...

Spring is gone, and Summer is here. There are a few new and upcoming changes to the Resource Tools listings on the website.

- PowerSearch is getting a website refresh, with much of the same standard search as norml with new window dressing. The PowerSearch trial version is currently the featured product on SC Discus.
- RefUSA is scheduled to get a website refresh this Summer with new user interface.
- Salem Press e-resources based on the Magill's Medical Guide and Milestone Documents in American History were added recently to the Resource Tools section of website as Salem History and Salem Health.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) books are being added with additional volumes such as Business Plans Handbook Volume 14, U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology and others in the Gale liturature for Students series are coming.

Also, we are in the process of dropping a few electronic resource tools as well due to budgetary reasons in the coming months. As changes are about to happen, notes will be posted to this blog and in other places.