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Databases On Trial (2006/02/20)

Dear All,

In order to support faculty members and students in their teaching, learning and research, the Library has already acquired a substantial number of electronic databases. To further develop along this line, the Library constantly liaises with database vendors to have their new products tried out by our users before we decide to purchase them or not. The following databases are the latest ones.

(1) Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection -- It contains the full text of about 130 reference books, including over 1 million entries across a variety of subject areas. It offers the very best in quick reference information together with authoritative, in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional materials such as maps, illustrations and timelines. Please try it out at until 14th March 2006.

(2) Chinese Electronic Periodicals Service (CEPS) -- It provides online access to full text of about 1,500 journals in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, applied sciences as well as life science and medicine. You can try it out at until 12th March 2006.
(中文電子期刊服務 -- 可檢索超過1,500種期刊的全文。學科類別包括人文學、社會科學、自然科學、應用科學、醫學與生命科學。讀者可由上述網址使用,試用期到本年三月十二日止。)

You are cordially invited to try out these databases via the campus network. Please also use the links provided in "Trial Databases" at our web site or directly access their websites for your search.

Please kindly give us your comments on these online databases on trial at

UM International Library