Monday, December 05, 2005

Changes and Upgrades to NC Live Databases

NC Live is the State of North Carolina's program serving over 200 libraries. NC Live provides many of Hunter Library's online research databases. This year, NCLive is adding many new resources including major upgrades to favorites like Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, and Business Source Elite. New databases include Newsbank: North Carolina Plus, an index to NC newspapers such as the Asheville Citizen Times; Learning Express Library, a database of practice tests for GRE, SAT, etc; Morningstar Library Edition, a database for investment research; and Reference USA, an interactive business directory.

There will be a few database cancellations including ABI Inform and the InfoTrac databases, but upgrades in existing databases will provide comparable (or better!) access to information. Librarians' recommendations for alternative resources will be on the library's list of databases.

The upgrades to Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, and Business Source Elite are available now! Other changes will be effective in early January 2006.

If you have any questions about these database changes, please call the Hunter Library Reference Desk, 227-7465 or 1-866-928-5424.