Databases: New Online Resources Available January 1, 2007

For the past eight years a large selection of databases, purchased by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) and Idaho Public Schools with a $500,000 appropriation from the Idaho State Legislature, has been available to all citizens and libraries in Idaho.

Linking Idaho databases (LiLI-D) are online services providing full-text articles from magazines, professional journals, newspapers, and reference books free to all Idaho residents. Best of all, LiLI-D is free to all Idahoans.

A new four year database contract has been signed, effective January 1, and the major vendor has changed from EBSCO to Thomson Gale. The current package of LiLI-D resources will remain available until December 31, 2006. The new LiLI-D package (the individual products are listed below) will become available on January 1, 2007.

The new products available Jan. 1, 2007 include:

Book Index with Reviews
Book Collection: Non-Fiction
InfoTrac OneFile:
  • War and Terrorism Collection
  • Academic OneFile
  • Communications and Mass Media
  • Computer Database
  • more...
Business and Company Resource Center:
  • General BusinessFile
  • Business and Company Profile ASAP
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers (Full Collection)
Gale Virtual Reference Library Selected Titles:
  • Biology, 1st Edition, 4V
  • Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 1st Edition, 4V
  • Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition, 2V
  • more...
For a complete list of the indexes and databases that will not be available after December 31, 2006, see http://library.boisestate.edu/reference/subjectindexes/list.htm

Please send your comments, questions, or concerns to Peggy Cooper, Head of Collection Development, x62311.

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