The Washington State Library’s Statewide Database Licensing program will be contracting with ProQuest for database access beginning July 1, 2016. The databases provided under this contract include the following (descriptions provided by vendor and are for information purposes only):
- Research Library
Research Library is a truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas. By covering more subject areas than other resources, it is ideal for serving diverse needs, from the one-time user to the interdisciplinary requirements of serious researchers.
Research Library provides access to a wide range of the core academic titles, from business and the sciences to literature and politics. The database expands daily and currently includes more than 6,000 titles, 75% (4,500) of which are available in full text.
Subject areas covered include:
- Health and medical
- Literature and languages
- Natural sciences
- Social sciences
- Engineering and technology
- Women's studies
- ABI Trade & Industry
ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry is the source professionals rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,140 publications, with over 2,930 in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others. Titles include Airline Industry Information, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Technology News Focus, R & D, and more.
- Family Health
The Family Health Database offers international coverage dating back to 1988 of an enormous range of public health subjects, including pandemics, disaster preparedness, and obesity. Particularly of interest to public library users, the public health topics covered in the collection range from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. Provided by over 190 publishers, over 350 full-text magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade publications and over 300 health video clips from INTELECOM are included in the collection. Key titles include American Family Physician, Psychiatric Times, Psychology Today, Family Relations, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Men's Health, Women's Health Weekly, and Pediatrics for Parents.
As content is only valuable if it is discoverable, the collection is presented on the ProQuest platform and its over 350 titles are discoverable through The Summon® Service from ProQuest, OCLC WorldCat, Ex Libris Primo Central, PubMed, and Google Scholar (when enabled). Plus, through the ebooks tab on the ProQuest results page, researchers can cross search their organization’s ProQuest ebook holdings (when available) alongside their ProQuest platform database content.
In addition, researchers benefit from robust information management and workflow tools and functionality integrated into the platform that make this content appropriate for non-expert and non-English speaking researchers as well as subject matter experts. These user-friendly features include the ability to cite results in numerous citation styles, save as a PDF or other document formats, save searches, and export documents to reference management tools like RefWorks as well as a Health Sciences RSS feed to provide updates on full-text content.
- U.S. Newsstream
U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current US news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s, with over 250 titles in all. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. U.S. Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the US and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.
CultureGrams is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it’s more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.
CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 US states, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you’re offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students.
- eLibrary Curriculum Edition
eLibrary Curriculum Edition—the ultimate easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™. Powered by our MediaSeek knowledge base of educational standards, educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards.
- SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full-text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes 9,000 integrated educational web links, and reference materials such as the Compton's by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.
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