NOVELNY 2010/11 Databases FAQ

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NOVELNY 2010/11 Databases FAQ

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DATABASE LINEUP WILL BE POSTED HERE AS AVAILABLE

Databases for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Updated November 18, 2010

Jump to update added on November 18, 4pm

Jump to update added on June 16, 9am

Jump to update added on June 16, 2pm

Jump to update added on June 29

2010/2011 NOVELNY Databases as of July 1, 2010

  • EBSCOís Primary Search (including Searchasaurus and Kids Search interfaces)
  • Galeís Academic OneFile *
  • Galeís Business and Company Resource Center
  • Galeís General OneFile *
  • Galeís Health Reference Center Academic *
  • Galeís InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
  • Galeís National Newspaper Index
  • Galeís New York State Newspapers
  • Galeís Twayne Authors Series
  • Grolier Online (includes Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and the New Book of Knowledge)
* New for 2010/2011

Databases that will no longer be available on NOVELNY starting July 1, 2010

  • ProQuest Platinum
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

Whatís Included in the New Databases

The subscription to Academic OneFile and General OneFile includes access to the following InfoTrac Collections:

  • Agriculture Collection
  • Business Economics Theory Collection
  • Communications & Mass Media Collection
  • Computer Database
  • Criminal Justice Collection
  • Culinary Arts Collection
  • Diversity Studies Collection
  • Environmental Issues & Policy Collection
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
  • Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues Collection
  • General Business File
  • General Science Collection
  • Home Improvement Collection
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection with Fodorís
  • Information Science & Library Issues Collection
  • Insurance & Liability Collection
  • Military and Intelligence Collection
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
  • Pop Culture Collection
  • Popular Magazines
  • Psychology Collection
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Small Business Collection
  • Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection
Academic OneFile: This database contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. The database also contains some full text titles that are cited in databases such as AGRICOLA, CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, MEDLINE, MLA International Bibliography, PsycINFO and others.
General OneFile: This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.
Health Reference Center Academic: This health database includes over 2800 journals and magazines, many of which are full text. It contains nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines.

Database Choices

Products were competitively selected to provide the broadest array of desired content for the best value given current resources. Consideration of comments from the field and priority subjects were weighed in the decision.

The selected general periodical offer (Gale) meets the topical needs expressed in user surveys at an affordable cost, while the health database fulfills the fieldís desire for more health content.

Access to Times Inc. and Forbes Inc. Publications

Gale will continue providing indexing to Times Inc. and Forbes publications in General OneFile and/or Academic OneFile and is working to identify ways to link users to the full-text freely available via their websites, when allowed. Full text for Time Inc. publications will continue to be added to Gale databases until January 2011.

Title Lists

See Title Lists for New Databases further down on this page.

Registration

The new databases, Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and Health Reference Center Academic will not require new usernames and passwords. The current setup with Gale will be the same. Look here for more information about the URLs for the new databases [added June 16, see URLs for New Databases, below]. Access will be turned on the week of June 14th. If you have any difficulties accessing the new databases after that time, please contact Gale customer support at access.gale.com/noveltech/ (to submit questions online) or e-mail gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com or call 1-800-877-4253 (press 4). Questions about access to other databases in NOVELNY should be directed to the individual vendors rather than the NOVELNY Help Desk. See the Help Desk change announcement from December 2009 at novelnewyork.org/pressroom.php for more information.

Training

New Databases: Visit support.gale.com, look for the Training Materials link and choose from the following links:
Guided Tutorials, Tip Sheets, Navigation Guides, Sample Searches.

Watch the NOVELNY website and the NOVEL-DB listserv for upcoming webinars and onsite training.

Training will continue for the other databases. Please visit the training page on the NOVELNY site for information about training as it is scheduled for all of the databases.

Added June 16, 9am:

Credits for Current Customers and Other Offers

Gale Credit Policy:

For individual libraries which have an existing subscription to any specific databases licensed from Gale through this initiative, Gale will offer a prorated credit based on the time and value remaining in the pre-existing subscription as of July 1, 2011.

Gale will offer an enhanced credit program for NOVELny which will give higher value to credits for individual libraries with current subscriptions to newly added products (excluding 3rd party products). The enhanced credit program will offer libraries an additional 50% credit value for any new purchase or subscription to Gale products made within three months of the new contract date. As always, libraries may redeem the credit face value to pay outstanding invoices.

ProQuest:

Libraries wishing to maintain permanent access to ProQuest Full-Text should visit www.proquest.com/go/novel for subscription, content and rep contact information.

Added June 16, 2 pm:

URLs for New Databases

Location IDs are in this basic format: nysl_xx_xxxx.
Please replace the xx_xxxxís in the following URLs with your library's Location ID, which can be found at the end of the URLs you currently use to access the Gale-Cengage databases.

Academic OneFile:

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=AONE

General OneFile:

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=ITOF

Health Reference Center Academic:

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=HRCA

Added June 29:

Title Lists for New Databases:

(Note that some of these lists are fairly long, and may take a few minutes to open or download.)

Academic OneFile

Journals:
Excel spreadsheet
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PDF

Reference Titles:
Excel spreadsheet

General OneFile

Journals:
Excel spreadsheet
HTML
PDF

Reference Titles:
Excel spreadsheet

Health Reference Center Academic

Journals:
Excel spreadsheet
HTML
PDF

Reference Titles:
Excel spreadsheet

Added November 18:

Gale InfoTrac Collections - Direct URLs

The collections with asterisks contain some unique content and some content that is also available in Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile. The number of unique titles is indicated. The other collections completely overlap with Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile.

The decision to use direct URLS for some, all ,or none of the InfoTrac collections is the choice of each library.

Creating individual links to the InfoTrac Collections:
Each Location ID follows this basic format: nysl_xx_xxxx. Please replace the xx_xxxxs in the following URLs with your library's Location ID found at the end of the URL currently used by your library to access the Gale-Cengage databases.

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Agriculture Collection * (contains 30 unique titles)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPAG
Business Economics Theory Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPBE
Communications & Mass Media Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPCM
Computer Database
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=CDB
Criminal Justice Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPCJ
Culinary Arts Collection * (contains 12 unique titles)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPCA
Diversity Studies Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP11
Environmental Studies & Policy Collection * (contains 7 unique titles)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPES
Expanded Academic ASAP
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=EAIM
Fine Arts and Music Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPFA
Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection * (contains 21 unique titles)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPGL
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP12
General Business File ASAP
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=GBFM
General Science Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP13
Home Improvement Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPHI
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection * (contains 39 unique titles)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPTH
Information Science & Library Issues Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP14
Insurance & Liability Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP15
Military and Intelligence Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP16
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPNU
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP17
Pop Culture Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP18
Popular Magazines * (contains 1 unique title)
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPPM
Psychology Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=PPPC
Religion & Philosophy Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP19
Small Business Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP20
Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP21
War and Terrorism Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP22
World History Collection
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_xx_xxxx?db=SP23