Gordon Library is pleased to offer trial access to the following resources during D term. Please send your feedback on these resources to freetrials@WPI.edu.
BrowZine is an online discovery and browse service that delivers thousands of academic journals to your web browser, iPad, iPhone or Android tablet. BrowZine includes all of the 76,000 ejournals in the WPI collection, both from Open Access journals from publishers like BioMed Central and PLoS and subscription publishers, such Elsevier and Springer. You can:
- Create your own Bookshelf or virtual “reading room” of your favorite scholarly journals, which you can access on the web (via BrowZine.com) and mobile devices.
- Receive alerts on your mobile devices when new issues (and articles in press) are published, and browse the articles for ones you want to read.
- Export the citations to EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley.
- Save articles (also synced across devices), and group them into collections.
- From your tablet or phone you can download articles to read offline and export the PDFs to other apps on your device like DropBox, EndNote, Google Drive and more.
The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across disciplines.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 . From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection contains more than 130,000 titles and more than 17 million scanned pages as listed in four collections : Pollard & Redgrave’s Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing’s Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.
PolicyMap is an online U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform that can be used to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography. Users can leverage the 15,000 available data indicators in PolicyMap, from a neighborhood census block group up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites.
The complete list of data indicators is available at https://www.policymap.com/data/our-data/ and the complete list of data sources is available at https://www.policymap.com/data/our-data-directory/
There are also a few very short tutorial videos available:
Brief Demo: http://www.policymap.com/demo.html
Quick Start Video of the basic maps page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wIp1Xim1n4
PolicyMap in Action: Maps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oriaJ4Y4s08
PolicyMap in Action: 3-Layer Maps (Workforce Development Example): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7rFZqZU4Dc
PolicyMap in Action: Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62y21o-VS-8