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.


GeoRef
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
GeoRef, produced by the American Geosciences Institute, is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 3 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world. Among the subjects covered in GeoRef are: environmental and engineering geology, hydrology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, paleontology, marine geology and oceanography, and mineralogy. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations. The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and coverage dates back to 1933 for the rest of the world. Over 100,000 references are added to GeoRef annually.
Duration:
Through May 19, 2015
GeoRef In Process
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
GeoRef In Process, contains unedited records that are still in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. Some of the records originate from older, non-English language literature while other, more current records are simply not yet complete. When the GeoRef indexers complete the editing and indexing of an In Process record, then the record will appear in the main GeoRef file. Because they are unedited, In Process records may lack a few fields or contain minimal data in some fields. This database is intended as a supplement to the main GeoRef database.
Duration:
Through May 19, 2015
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Access to current and historical price and financial data for more than 41,000 international and domestic stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds. It includes screeners, filters, and a variety of other portfolio analysis tools.
Duration:
Through June 15, 2015