Trial Databases

AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available April 9 - June 30, 2001.
  • The AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive is the result of a partnership between AccuWeather and AP (Associated Press). Spanning over the 150 years of AP's existence the Archive currently contains over 800,000 photos with another 600 to 1100 being added daily via digital camera and satellite technology. Photos and full-text news stories are now being added to the database within minutes of the occurrence of a news event. The Archive also includes charts, graphics, tables and maps from AP's graphics portfolio. Full text was recently added and now includes more than 250,000 articles dating back to July, 1997. Also available is "The Wire", a database of more than 10,000 items that cover top stories worldwide from the last two weeks.
  • ComAbstracts [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available through June 15, 2001.
  • The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of more than 12,500 articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field.
  • CSU eBook Trial Project [Consists of these two eBook trial databases]
    netLibrary [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available through the end of 2001.
  • This collection consists of 1,500 recent academic eBooks (electronic books), primarily in the fields of education, psychology, natural sciences and social sciences. The collection consists primarily of monographs; however, some reference books are included. See this for more information.
    To search for these 1500 eBooks by topic, go to the ADVANCED Library Catalog, input your search terms, then make sure that the MATERIAL TYPE pulldown menu is set to eBooks, finally click SUBMIT SEARCH.
  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available April 1 - June 30, 2001.
  • Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available during pre-publication phase. [The trial continues late into 2001 and up to the official online publication date.]
  • When complete in 2001, the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) will be the most ambitious single reference source ever to be published in the biological sciences. It will comprise over 4,000 articles, 7,500 illustrations, 180,000 index entries and 26,000 links, and will be constantly updated online.
  • Los Angeles Times [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available through June 30, 2001.
  • Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
  • 1985 - the Present.
  • Noticias en Español
  • Available through June 30, 2001.
  • News articles covering social, economic, environmental, government, sports, health, science, cultural, and business issues and events in the United States, Latin America, and the world from international news services and U.S. Spanish-language newspapers. The entire product is in Spanish.
  • 1992 - the Present.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available through June 18, 2001.
  • Scientific American Archive Online [Web - Restricted to CSLA users]
  • Available April 1 - June 30, 2001.
  • If you would like to recommend that the Library subscribe to any of the trial databases offered above, please email your recommendations and reasons to the Library Web Administrator at Your recommendations will be forwarded to the appropriate Library College Services or Department Liaison Librarians.