Announcing New Resources in LearningExpress Library

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New resources will be added to LearningExpress Library in the first quarter of 2016. Here are the highlights:

Test Prep for the New 2016 SAT Test

Sixteen (16) practice tests and five (5) test preparation tutorials will be added to the College Preparation Center for the new SAT test. It includes an “Introduction to the 2016 SAT” tutorial, and a tutorial and four (4) practice exams each for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay test sections. Practice tests will be available on February 1, followed by the tutorials in late March.

New ACT and AP Practice Tests

Sixteen (16) newly revised ACT practice tests covering English, reading, math, and science were added to meet the latest official test specifications. Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics practice exams are now available and there are new AP European History exams to match the spring 2016 test redesign. All are in the College Preparation Center.

New Career Center  Resources

WorkKeys assessments include two new test subjects. Applied Technology and Business Writing, with two (2) full-length practice exams for each. Practice exams for the new Praxis II: Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (5018) test were also added.

New eBooks

The eBook collection has been enhanced with Medical Assistant Flash Review, MCAT:Power Practice, and new editions of EMT Flash Review, Firefighter Exam, and College Placement Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day.

MARC Records

MARC records are available to help your patrons easily discover LearningExpress resources. New files will be available in mid-January. Access them through the “Librarian Resources” link on your LearningExpress Library homepage and update your records.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at  support@ebsco.com.

For a complete list of these additions and other changes, click Product Update.

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Vendor Trials for New Resources 2016

Let us hear from you!

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TexShare needs your opinion! We want to hear from you as we make decisions regarding which resources to add to the TexShare database program.

Take our quick poll here:

TexShare New Resource Trials

Contact us for the password to the trial:

texshare@tsl.texas.gov

We need your opinion about the proposed resources.

Note: Poll closes on Friday, February 12th.

 We look forward to hearing from you.

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Oxford University Press)** – (Friday, March 11, 2016)

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Offer Summary:

SCELC and Oxford University Press are pleased to offer special discounts on subscriptions to the Encyclopedia of Social Work.  This resource is an online research encyclopedia, one that offers in-depth overviews on a very wide range of social work-related topics, written from both historical and current perspectives, and addressing issues of policy, theory, practice, multiculturalism, ethics, and more. For students, it provides a singular resource to review important concepts and to learn about the history and development of the social work profession. For scholars, it provides an excellent springboard to plan classroom discussions and term paper assignments, and to review topics that fall outside of their immediate area of expertise.

Offer terms: Any SCELC member or affiliate is eligible for this offer except those already subscribing to the product. All subscriptions will be prorated based on member preference and either expire on June 30, 2016 or June 30, 2017. When the subscription expires, the renewal price will revert to the standard SCELC and OUP terms.

For full offer details, please visit http://scelc.org/offers/oxford-encyclopedia-of-social-work

Please contact: Carly Ryan :Offers@scelc.org for more information.

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Palgrave Macmillan Journals (PMJ)** – (Wednesday, December 9, 2015)

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Offer Summary: 

Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic and business publisher, service learning and scholarship in the academic and professional worlds. We publish innovative, high-quality scholarly journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and business access core areas such as Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Operational Research & the Management Services, Political & International Relations and Social & Cultural Studies.

For full details on this offer, visit http://scelc.org/offers/pmj-complete-top-up-2016

(Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from SCELC member, affiliate, and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.)

 

Thank you for your interest!

 

Carly (on behalf of offers@scelc.org)

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Nature and Scientific American Archive & Backfile** – (Tuesday, December 15, 2015)

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Offer Summary:

Through the end of the year, SCELC and Nature are offering discounts on Archive and Backfile purchases forNature and Scientific American. Originally published in 1869, the complete Nature archive provides readers with access to more than 400,000 articles in over 7,000 issues. Alongside the Nature archive, the complete Scientific American archive is available back to 1845 and provides your patrons with access to more than 190,500 articles in over 2,500 issues.

To receive a quote, contact our Nature rep, Nicole Brand, at n.brand@us.nature.com.

For full details on this offer: please visit its offer page: http://scelc.org/offers/nature-and-scientific-american-archive-backfile-discounts

Thank you for your interest!

Carly Ryan (on behalf of Offers@scelc.org)

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EBSCO Webinar Training Schedule November 2015 – May 2016

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Upcoming Free TexShare Database Training Webinars From EBSCOhost and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – November 2015 – May 2016

Workshop NameTime & DateDescription Register
Homework Help and School Outreach-*New Way to Search using ExploraNovember 10, 2015 – 2pmPublic Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach for an overview of the key features and functionality in the NEW Explora interfaces for public libraries. We will explore reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool in the first half. The second half is for database administrators and will focus on the important changes available in EBSCO Administration. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here
Using the Small Business Reference CenterNovember 11, 2015 – 10amJoin us to find out more about the Small Business Reference Center interface where we will browse books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding. We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here
Health Resources—New Year = New You!December 8, 2015 -- 10amThe new year is around the corner and there are multiple databases that have helpful health information available for your users to get closer to their goals. Join us to explore the content found in Health Source, AHFS and Masterfile where we will use varied search terms to find articles from Shape, Vibrant Life, Better Nutrition, Men’s Health, Fit Pregnancy, Yoga Journal, Psychology Today, Journal on Active Aging and many more. Finding articles to print that will compliment your New Years displays, setting up journal alerts and saving items to folders will also be demonstrated. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Homework Help and School Outreach-*New Ways to Search using ExploraDecember 14, 2015 – 1pm Public Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach for an overview of the key features and functionality in the NEW Explora interfaces for public libraries. We will explore reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool in the first half. The second half is for database administrators and will focus on the important changes available in EBSCO Administration. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here
Let’s Learn About EBSCO AdministrationJanuary 7, 2016 – 1pm This session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. We’ll use the *NEW* Explora interface to demonstrate a detailed overview of the key features and functionality including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing branding; creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports.Click Here
Exploring Literary Reference CenterJanuary 21, 2016 – 11am The unique Literary Reference Center database contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present. LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here
EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New FeaturesFebruary 10, 2016 - NOONThis is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills. We’ll demonstrate Basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Learn how to use folders, search and journal alerts and more. Join us during this hour and bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.Click Here
Searching Your Newspaper CollectionMarch 8, 2016 – 1pmLocal, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this session. Articles from USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more will be found. Advanced searching features will be covered to include searching the full-text of the articles and setting up search alerts. Bring your questions and suggested search topics to class and we will discover new ways to use this great resource.Click Here
Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine RepairApril 14, 2016 - 10am Let’s search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. We’ll explore images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. Topics covered include remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects and more. We will also cover the Small Engine Reference Center that holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here
Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterMay 10, 2016 - NOON Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. This database provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Nature.Com** – (Wednesday, December 9, 2015)

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Nature.com Complete provides unlimited access to all unsubscribed journal content on the Nature.com platform, including archived content back to the original dates of publication, at a fixed annual price.

Please Note:

Pricing is based on 2014 Nature.com ‘access denied’ attempts. As such, in order to participate, institutions must have a site license subscription to at least one title hosted on Nature.com in 2015.

Current ‘direct’ site license subscribers qualify for SCELC discounts regardless of whether they wish to subscribe to Nature.com Complete at this time! Note that any savings must be applied to additional (discounted) subscriptions

For more details, please see http://scelc.org/offers/naturecom-complete-2016-ejournal-package

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from member, affiliate, and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top of every SCELC webpage.

Thank you for your interest!

Jason (on behalf of offers@scelc.org)

310-728-6798

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Mango Languages** – (Ongoing Offer)

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SCELC and Mango are pleased to present an ongoing offer for Mango Campus language learning software. Mango Languages is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. Mango Languages focuses primarily on oral skills and offers a basic introduction to a range of more than 60 languages.

For more information please see: http://scelc.org/offers/mango-languages

(Pricing and trial information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from SCELC institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.)

Thank you for your interest!

Carly Ryan (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Swank Digital Campus Streaming Video – (Pricing Expires *June 30, 2016*)

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 Order Form Due Date: 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SCELC and Swank Motion Pictures are pleased to offer Swank Digital Campus subscription services.  Founded in 1937, Swank is the world’s largest non-theatrical distributor of motion pictures for public performance and the acknowledged leader in the field with exclusive partnerships with both major and independent studios.

Product Description:

Swank Digital Campus provides a platform for streaming the most-requested feature films for curriculum support. Content is easily accessible to an unlimited number of students on and off campus.  Links to course-related titles can be stored in library catalogs, e-reserves, and/or learning management systems.  Swank offers a choice of more than 8,500 streamable titles for faculty and staff seeking to bolster the academic experience with streaming video.

For full details, please see: http://scelc.org/offers/swank-digital-campus-streaming-video-subscriptions

(you’ll need to log in for Discounted pricing and Ordering information)

Thank you for your interest!

Jason (on behalf of offers@scelc.org)

310-728-6798

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Digitalia Film Library – (Pricing Expires *Oct 15, 2015*)

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Order Form Due Date: 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Offer Summary: 

SCELC and Digitalia are pleased to present an offer for Digitalia Multilingual Film Library collections comprising more than 680 films with public performance rights.  This offer includes a time-sensitive early adopter discount that expires on Oct 15 2015.

For full details, please see: http://scelc.org/offers/digitalia-film-library-streaming-video-subscription

(you’ll need to log in for Discounted pricing and Ordering information)

Thank you for your interest!

Jason (on behalf of offers@scelc.org)

310-728-6798

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