Libraries

Database Trials

The WIU Libraries are currently considering the purchase of new electronic databases. WIU users are encouraged to join librarians in evaluating these databases. Please send any comments or suggestions to Jeff Matlak.


American Antiquarian Society Series 1
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Presents more than 500 periodical titles dating from 1691 through 1820. Almost every 17th- and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published before 1821. Subject strengths include: Afro-Americana, Agriculture, Children's literature, Education, Eighteenth-century imprints, Leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, Medicine, Religion, Science, Technology, The Trades and Women's literature
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 2
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 presents over 1,000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 3
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. Series 3 reveals a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities.
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
American Antiquarian Society Series 4
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4 presents over 1,200 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a key focal point of Series 4, it also features a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans -- both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront is found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in Series 1-3 (e.g., science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women's fashion, family life, and religion).
Duration:
through 2/1/2017
IBISWorld
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
IBISWorld is a database of industry market research, risk ratings, and business environment profiles. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. IBISWorld's 700 Industry Risk Ratings analyses determine how much risk an industry, at the 5-digit NAICS level, will face over the next 18 months by assessing the operating conditions; industry structure, revenue outlook and key drivers. The risk rating is a numerical score supported by a high level of analysis. Every industry faces a set of drivers outside its control that have a material effect on industry performance. The Business Environment Profiles provide insight into these key drivers, which include exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates, weather conditions, consumer attitudes, demographics and many more.
Duration:
UNTIL December 9, 2016