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Academic Product Spotlight – December 2017: SPORTDiscus from EBSCO

EBSCO LogoEach month, WiLS highlights a product to raise awareness of our many group and consortium purchase offerings. We’ll tell you about the offer, about the product and even provide some information that you can drop right into your own newsletters, blogs or websites.  This month, we’ll be talking about SPORTDiscus from EBSCO.

WiLS has a robust group purchase for SPORTDiscus. We offer group pricing for both the Index and Index + Full Text Products. The group renews on February 1st with renewal pricing available no later than January 1st. Pro-rated pricing is available to libraries interested in joining the group mid-year.Journal_of_Rehabilitation_Research__Development

SPORTDiscus is a premier source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies.

Primarily an academic product, SPORTDiscus has high-quality content from over 660 journals and also includes books, book chapters and conference proceedings. As such, it’s a great resource for both students and faculty in all sorts of disciplines including consumer health, coaching and education, exercise science, and clinical specialties such as orthopedics. Key titles in the database include: International Journal of Sports Sciences & Fitness, Journal of Physical Education and even Sports Illustrated. You can view the full-text coverage list here:

Journal_of_Applied_Sport_ManagementSPORTDiscus takes full advantage of the EBSCOhost platform which includes a wide variety of searching, filtering and cross-linking options. EBSCOhost also offers very robust user guides and tutorials to help you make the most out of the interface. Take a look at those support options here:

For pricing, trials or any other information on this group, contact Jeff Brunner ()

New Vendor Partner: ALA Publishing

WiLS is delighted to announce a new vendor partnership with ALA Publishing to bring you Booklist Online!

For over 100 years, Booklist Publications has written concise, easy-to-read, non-biased, reviews of books for librarians. They use Booklist to decide which newly published titles to buy for their patrons to read, listen to, and most importantly – enjoy. Their expert reviews of books for youth through adult will save WiLS members time and money because they evaluate and only recommend titles that will contribute to their collections. They offer unlimited-use institutional access to, with over 20 years of searchable reviews in its database, plus 22 digital replica issues of Booklist per year.

WiLS members stand to save from 20% to 50% off, depending on the number of subscribers. ALA Publishing is eager to offer free trials, demos and webinars to help members see just how valuable the resource could be. We’ll announce a webinar soon, but in the meantime, contact Jeff Brunner () for pricing or trial information today!

Product Trial: AtoZ World Food – Extended

Long-time WiLS vendor-partner, World Trade Press has a new product to show off: AtoZ World Food.

AtoZ World Food is a food culture and traditional recipes database for 174 countries.
Features include:

  • 800+ Food Culture Articles
  • 6,500+ Recipes
  • 500+ Ingredient Articles
  • 6 Food Glossaries
  • 10 Historic Timelines
  • 13,000+ High Quality Photos

AtoZ World Food will educate your culinary arts students about cuisine around the world, the cultural history and everyday norms surrounding it, and the unique ingredients used to prepare it. AtoZ is offering a free trial of the product to WiLS members through the end of January.

Here’s the trial login information:
Username: wils
Password: food

Contact Jeff Brunner () today for questions or price quotes on this or any AtoZ product!

Celebrating Atlas Systems, Inc. and Recorded Books: 1000 Days on The Medalist List

Two WiLS vendor partners, Atlas Systems, Inc. and Recorded Books, have spent 1000 days on WiLS’ Medalist List, the list of our vendor partners who have kept their yearly price increases at or below 3%. And these two vendors are Gold vendors, which means they have kept their increase at or below 1%. 1000 days! That’s two years, eight months, and nine days without asking more than a one percent increase on yearly subscription renewals.

From all of us here at WiLS, thank you. We deeply value these vendors’ commitment to helping our cooperative purchasing service members afford the information resources their communities need. Read more

Advocacy Alert: Net Neutrality

[From ALA’s Take Action For Libraries]

What Happened:

The day before Thanksgiving, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Pai publicly shared his plan to dismantle network neutrality protections approved by the FCC in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016. The new draft order is scheduled to be voted on by the five FCC commissioners on December 14. Read more

Polling the Nations comes to Infobase

Polling the Nations is a critically acclaimed database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 700,000+ questions from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and 100+ other countries around the world. Take a free trial today!

Authoritative Sources
Polling the Nations provides surveys from the most respected polling organizations in the world, including:

A Useful Tool Across the Curriculum:

  • Use poll results in pro/con discussions, debates, presentations, and papers
  • Adds real-life, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics
  • Polls are excellent primary sources that encourage and facilitate critical thinking
  • Provides support for math and statistics courses that require students to create graphs to display data

Learn more about Polling the Nations from the Fact Sheet. Contact Jeff Brunner () for pricing, information or to set up a trial!

Fox Valley Tech Profiled on Infobase Website

WiLS member, Fox Valley Technical College, was recently profiled by vendor partner Infobase. Librarian Val Magno was interviewed for the piece in which she shared all sorts of information about their library and how they work with and for their patrons. Check out Val’s excellent interview today!

And if you’re interested in learning more about Infobase resources, don’t hesitate to contact Jeff Brunner ().