Trials, Betas and Tools

Trial access to PrivCo

Trial access is available to PrivCo, a source of private company information. PrivCo has private company financials and revenues, information on private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital fundings, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and more. The trial runs until November 30.

Access PrivCo.

Please send comments to Jeffry Archer.

Have you tried Articles Plus?

Articles Plus provides one-stop searching of hundreds of article databases (including JSTOR), plus the Library Catalog. The Library is evaluating this product for purchase, and we will be conducting the trial through the end of the quarter.

Discover how Articles Plus can help you with your research. Visit our information table on the 1st floor of Regenstein Library from Noon-3:00 pm on October 26th, 27th, and 28th to learn more. 

You can also visit our Articles Plus information page. We welcome your feedback.

 

Trial of Rand State Statistics

Trial access is available to Rand State Statistics until September 1.

Rand State Statistics is a collection of over 70 detailed state and local databases built by RAND.  Databases range from Economics (employment, wages, foreign trade, airline operations, etc.) to Population/Demographics (populations, projections, immigration, mortality, etc.) to Education (enrollment, finances, teacher salaries, etc.) and more (Health and Socioeconomic, Government Finance, Energy and Environment, and Community).

World Scientific e-book trial

Try World Scientific e-books and send us your feedback.

http://ebooks.worldscinet.com/trial.shtml

World Scientific is a publisher of scientific books and journals in various fields including chemistry, computer science, environmental science, history of science, life sciences, materials science, medicine and health, nanotechnology and nanoscience and physics.  The trial runs through the end of July 2011.

Please send feedback using our Ask A Librarian online form at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/using/reference/.

 

Try Articles Plus

The University of Chicago Library is launching a trial of Articles Plus, a research tool that allows simultaneous searching of a broad range of articles, books, and other collections.

The Library is evaluating this product for purchase, and we will be conducting the trial through fall quarter.

What does the Articles Plus search cover?

  • Hundreds of the Library’s article databases, including Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, Science Direct, and more
  • Over 40,000 journals and periodicals
  • The University of Chicago library catalog
  • Digitized collections of documents and images from many organizations

What are some suggested uses for Articles Plus?

  • As a starting point for finding articles on a topic
  • For literature searches in interdisciplinary fields
  • For conducting research outside of your field of expertise

Try out Article Plus and see if it is helpful for your research.  We welcome your feedback on this new resource.

To learn more about Articles Plus, including details of its coverage, visit our information page.

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Underground and Independent Comics database trial

The Library is considering purchasing the database:

Underground and Independent Comics

University of Chicago community members may make use of this database during the trial period April 18 – June 18, 2011, and are invited to provide feedback on whether it is a useful resource for their research, teaching and learning.

Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 database trial

The Library is considering purchasing the database:

Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969

University of Chicago community members may make use of this database during the trial period April 14 – June 14, 2011, and are invited to provide feedback on whether it is a useful resource for their research, teaching and learning.

Filmmakers Library Online database trial

The Library is considering purchasing the database:

Filmmakers Library Online

University of Chicago community members may make use of this database during the trial period April 6 – June 6, 2011, and are invited to provide feedback on whether it is a useful resource for their research, teaching and learning.

Brill Islamic Studies database trials

The Library is considering purchasing the databases:

Brill Islamic Studies Trials:

University of Chicago community members may use them during the trial period April 1 – April 30, 2011, and are invited to provide feedback on whether these are useful resources for their research, teaching and learning.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections database trial

The Library is considering purchasing the databases:

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections

University of Chicago community members may use them during the trial period April 9 – June 9, 2011, and are invited to provide feedback on whether these are useful resources for their research, teaching and learning.