POWER Library Database Update

Last week we posted the 2013 POWER Library database line-up.  Since then we’ve learned even more.  Here’s an updated list of what you’ll find.

New for Adults & Teens:

Business Source Premier*: Comprehensive, full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, and finance, including market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
(Replaces ABI/Inform Trade & Industry)

MasterFILE Complete*:  Full text coverage of over 2,200 popular magazines. Also includes many reference books, photographs and maps.

Newspaper Source Plus: Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers and more than 1,111,000 TV & radio news transcripts.  Updated daily.

New for Kids:

Bookflix: Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks for kids Pre-K through third grade.
(to begin in late winter or early spring)

Middle Search Plus*: For middle school students. Contains full-text articles, biographies, historical essays, primary sources and images. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Primary Search*:  Contains the full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines.  All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  Also, features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

Kids Search: Graphical interface for kids in grades K – 8. Searches content from Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.

Searchasaurus: Animated, dinosaur-themed search interface for kids in grades K – 8.  Searches content from Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.

* The basic versions of these databases are being provided by the state.  ACLA libraries will have access to upgraded versions because we already subscribed to MasterFILE Premier. 

Please note: According to the State, “Since this is such a heavy time for research in school libraries EBSCO has agreed to keep the Wilson resources available until  the end of April.”  Those resources are OmniFile Mega and OmniFile Select.

Continuing Resources (some of these may expire before the end of the year):
AP Images, Auto Repair Reference Center, Contemporary Authors, CyberSmarts, Teen CyberSmarts, Ebooks on EBSCOhost, GreenFILE, Reader’s Guide Select, Science Full Text Select, SIRS Discoverer, Teacher Reference Center

We no longer have access to:
ABI/Inform Trade & Industry (please refer people to Business Source Premier and our other business resources)
Health and Wellness Resource Center (please refer people to Medline Plus)
InfoTrac Newsstand (please refer people to our other newspaper and magazine databases)