New Databases


RefWorks & RefShare (Added Spring 2009)
RefWorks/RefShare are online research management, writing and collaboration tools. They are designed to help faculty and students easily gather, manage, store and share research information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. The purpose of these tools is to simplify the process of documenting sources in a research paper, master thesis, or other project requiring references. Users can create and manage collections of references using a web browser, import references from a number of online databases, create bibliographies that can be inserted into word processing documents, shared among colleagues, and more.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (Added Spring 2009)
Mental Measurements Yearbook contains full-text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized test covering education skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas.

Tests in Print (Added Spring 2009)
Tests in Print (TIP) is produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska. TIP serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). A score index permits users to identify what is being measured by each test. Tests in Print is directly linked to the critical, candid test reviews published in the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) series. Users can research current test information from the TIP series and continue their search to all available test reviews published in the MMY series. (partially excerpted from publisher blurb)

SimplyMap (Added Spring 2009)
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that enables you to quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. It combines mapping capabilities with extensive demographic, business, and marketing data that enables novice users to create their own interactive thematic maps and reports using a Web browser. The maps can be exported as high-resolution images for use in reports and presentations, and data can be exported into Microsoft Excel worksheets and Microsoft Word documents. Business applications for this product include target marketing, advertising campaigns, commercial and residential real estate development, retail store site selection, ranking studies, and social and demographic analyses.


For additional questions and help, please contact SimplyMap representative Steven Swartz at 888-845-5064 (toll-free) or

PAIS International (Added Spring 2009)
The PAIS International database from CSA covers publications from over 120 countries and contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages.

Plunkett Research Online (Added Spring 2009)
Plunkett Research Online provides a broad analysis of 33 different industry sectors as well as the Manufacturing Industry. It includes in-depth trend analyses, statistics, an association and organization lists, industry-specific glossaries, and custom report-building features. The database also provides profiles the top 500 companies in each industry and features great tools for jobs seekers.

Cabell Business and Educational Directories (Added Spring 2009)
Cabell Business and Educational Directories help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts in academic journals. The directories are aimed to assist in organizing and preparing manuscripts. They provide the information on the type of review process, acceptance rate and number of internal and external reviews. The Directories also includes extensive information on the style and format of most journals.

Historical New York Times (Added Spring 2009)
The New York Times (1851-2005) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.