Libraries

Database Trials

The WIU Libraries are currently considering the purchase of new electronic databases. WIU users are encouraged to join librarians in evaluating these databases. Please send any comments or suggestions to Jeff Matlak.


Passport (from Euromonitor)
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
"Passport is a global business intelligence database designed to support academia. It includes exportable statistics and analysis of industries, countries, and consumers. The data is and reports are generated by a team of analysts embedded in over 80 countries, so the research is conducted in-market and in-language. All analysts follow the same methodology which makes all of the data cross-country comparable, and the data and trends are forecast out to give users a strategic tool to analyze how markets will perform in the future.
Duration:
until 11/30/2014
Try-It Illinois
Access Note:
Contact the Reference Desk for Password
Description:
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2014, the fifteenth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois.
Duration:
Through November 30