Academic Now Accessible on Trial through Dec. 31, 2017

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Academic offers reports covering consumer goods, business & financial services, travel & leisure, food service, agriculture, manufacturing & construction, materials & chemicals, healthcare & diagnostics, biotechnology, e-commerce & information technology, and education & other public sectors.

America's News on trial through June 30, 2017

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to America's News, which is a large, up-to-date collection of newspaper content from local, regional and national sources. Included in the trial is historical content for the Sacramento Bee, and the San Francisco Chronicle, giving us access to the full archives, and current content for these two newspapers.  Meriam Library is planning to subscribe to this resource, beginning the 2017/2018 academic year.

UPDATE! Social Science databases are featuring Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch

Updated daily, both these databases are recognized as extremely useful resources that “bridge the information gap between mainstream and alternative literature.” Meriam Library is happy to announce access to two significant databases has been renewed.

Ethnic Newswatch supplies full text access to articles from newspapers and periodicals covering the 1960s to present, published by minority, ethnic, and Native presses in the United States.

Global Road Warrior on trial through May 15

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Global Road Warrior.  This is a country information database that is distinguished from other similar databases by the broad range of information it contains.  In addition to the usual demographic, economic, geography and government information, it also includes detailed information on business culture, greetings and courtesies, superstitions, stereotypes and much, much more.

Art Source on trial through December 16.

The Meriam Library has been given trial access to Art Source.  Art Source is an expanded version of the Library's current Art Full Text database. It includes more full text titles, full text monographs, and coverage dates back to 1928.

Mango Languages on trial through November 15, 2015.

The Meriam Library has been given a two-month trial of Mango Languages.  This online resource offers self-study programs in large number of foreign languages. There are 71 languages offered -- from Arabic to Yiddish, and even American Sign Language, English and, just for fun, Pirate.  Mango emphasizes real world language skills and cultural understanding in manageable bite sized chunks.  Online voice comparison technology helps with proper pronunciation, and there are even iOS and Android apps which allow you to study your chosen language on the go.