DATABASE TRIALS


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Gale/Cengage (Click Here)

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PLP Public Library Member,

Thank you for another successful year for Gale/Cengage Learning and PLP. Below is a list of exciting updates for the 2014/2015 PLP package:

2014/2015 PLP Offer details to remain unchanged…

  • The price will remain flat
  • You still get to choose the resources that are right for your library and community
  • You can still take advantage of the “Mulligan Offer” (During the course of your subscription period you are allowed to make one resource exchange for no additional charge)
  • You can still trial all resouces (links on this website)
  • You can still add DemographicsNow (with enhancements as of April 2013) for a nominal charge
  • You can still select from 3 collection choices (simply renew or upgrade):

To confirm your 2014/2015 PLP PACKAGE, click here.

Please contact PLP at hteysko@califa.org or amanda.winchel@cengage.com for any questions.

Thank you again for your participation. It is Gale’s pleasure to serve you. As always, Vanessa, your Customer Care Consultant, and Amanda, your Sales Consultant are here to support you in your decision process and in assisting you in making the most out of the resources you select.

Thank you again!

EBSCO (Click Here)
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Databases in Trial (More Info @ http://www.ebscohost.com)

  • MasterFIle Complete
  • Points of View
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Hobbies & Crafts reference Center
  • History Reference Center
  • Science Reference Center
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
  • MAS Ultra –in Student Resource Center interface
  • Novelist Plus
  • Novelist k8 Plus
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • eBook subscription for Public Libraries
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Database Evaluation Period Now Open
On December 8, 2011 vendors from EBSCO, Gale/Cengage, and ProQuest presented their database offerings to staff throughout the Pacific Library Partnership.  Contracts with vendors are expiring as of June 30, 2012 and your help is needed to evaluate and select databases for the new contract period. Our objective is to allow members to select single, unbundled products from any vendor.  This is your opportunity to provide input to the purchasing process. The trial will last until January 31, 2012. To participate in the evaluation process, please visit each of the vendor trial sites below and test as many databases as possible. You will also find links to the vendors support sites which contain useful training and product information. Please remember Fill out a brief survey form for each database. A task force will compile the results, work with members to determine how many libraries are interested in subscribing to the products, and develop pricing information from vendors that is based on the level of member interest.
NOTE: If you were unable to attend the vendor demonstrations you may view them here:
Demonstrations were presented on December 8, 2011EBSCO (29.9 MB)
Gale   (may take a while to load)
ProQuestIf you have any questions about the evaluation process, please contact your database task force representative:

BALIS Kirsten Baldock
MOBAC Inga LaBeaune
PLS Linda Santo
SVLS Henry Bankhead

One Response to DATABASE TRIALS

  1. 1. EBSCO magazine/jrn search is good and fairly easy to figure out, intuitively. Not all promised titles are actually available though.

    2. EBSCO legal resources also pretty easy to use, seems relevant and useful for public libraries. Not necessarily clear they are re-packaging NOLO titles. Would be better if that were more obvious.