Entries Tagged as 'Reference News'

Facts “on file” and “Common Core-aligned”

November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Common Core is all the rage in K-12 publishing catering to middle and high school students these days. When Common Core first began to make waves a couple of years ago, reference publishers in particular were quick to recognize the value of their content—especially in digital form—for educators implementing the newly proposed standards into their […]

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The new Oxford Handbooks Online: Research platform and publishing program

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Oxford University Press announced yesterday the re-launch of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO), now featuring coverage that has grown to 14 disciplines (translating to about 300 handbooks and 10,000 articles in total)—a significant expansion of the original platform first launched in the not-so-distant 2009 with just four subject modules, which included Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, […]

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Oxford Reference: A new look of reference

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Oxford University Press (OUP) launched a new reference platform this past September that combines the content of two existing OUP resources (available as separate entities until December 12th, 2012): Oxford Reference Online (ORO) and Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (ORDS). This launch of a new product simply called Oxford Reference coincides with OUP’s 80th anniversary of […]

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EBSCO’s “Super” LIS Database

October 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

EBSCO Publishing has just announced the release of Library & Information Science Source (LISS), one of several new ”super” databases that merge EBSCO’s existing LIS content with H.W. Wilson’s. Developed “by librarians for librarians” and designed to “help researchers find the latest information in a rapidly evolving field,” LISS covers librarianship from every angle imaginable and […]

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SAGE’s growing portfolio

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

SAGE, independent publisher of journals, textbooks, reference books, and electronic collections for library, education, and professional markets, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew at the Frankfurt Book Fair last week. This is SAGE’s second acquisition in 14 months, following the purchase of UK-based independent publisher Learning Matters, in August 2011. Adam Matthew […]

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Columbia students give Literati “thumbs up”

October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

Credo Reference‘s ongoing effort to improve information literacy (and “research effectiveness”) just got a new boost. After conducting a case study with Columbia University’s undergrads, the company is reporting back some encouraging feedback about the value of its Literati platform. The results of the study have been made public and their message is clear: using Literati in the classroom […]

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