The library has arranged a trial for two United Nations databases:
UN Comtrade contains more than 700 million records covering over 40 years of detailed trade information that until now has been accessible only to economists and statisticians of international organizations
Business products on trial - Business Monitor Online (trial extended) & Corporate Retriever (new trial)
The trial for Business Monitor Online has been extended to March 31, 2005. In addition, a trial has been set up for the Corporate Retriever offered by MicroMedia/ProQuest. Click here to find more information about all e-resources currently on trial.
In 1998 Routledge published the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which is held in MILLS Reference (Call No.: B 51 .R68 1998 v.1-v.10). The first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in over thirty years, REP is now regarded as the definitive resource in the field. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy editorial team then began work on a fully searchable and extensively cross-referenced dynamic Web version, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online .
The print journal Contemporary Psychology has been replaced by an online version entitled PsycCRITIQUES which is now available through the library.
Each week PsycCRITIQUES releases 15 or more reviews of current books and films. In addition, the database contains book reviews previously published back to 1995.
The Library has made a proposal to the University Planning Committee to create a Knowledge Commons (working title) in the Mills Library.
If fully realized the Commons would become an integrated learning facility with up to 200 wired computers, wireless access for up to 120 simultaneous users, 6 collaborative study rooms and 79 lounge seats.
The Concept and Feasibility Study, artists' drawings and proposed floor plans are available on the Knowledge Commons web page.
The Library is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Business to purchase the complete backfile for the Elsevier suite of Economics, Econometrics and Finance journals.
This one-time purchase was funded with Library Acquisitions funds designated for both Economics and Business.
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This will affect journals published by deGruyter,
The Library is pleased to announce it has purchased an additional backfile for all Elsevier journals. WIth this acquisition, McMaster students and faculty now have access to a full 10-years (1995 to present) of Elsevier journals online.
This one-time purchase has been funded largely as a result of the lower cost of US subscription renewals due to the current strength of the Canadian dollar, and not at the expense of other library acquisitions.