OSU Libraries has a trial of the Art Abstracts and the Art Full Text databases, to compare with our current Art Index subscription. This trial will run through September 30, 2010.

To access the databases, select Art Index from the OSU Libraries’ databases page. On the search page, select either Art Abstracts or Art Full Text before beginning your search.

Art Abstracts provides abstracts to the Art Index indexing for articles publishing from January 1994-present.
Art Full Text includes the indexing and abstracting of Art Abstracts, plus full text of articles from more than 270 periodicals as far back as 1997.

Comments on this database trial can be submitted using the Electronic Resource Evaluation Form.

The STAT-USA Office of the US Department of Commerce will cease operation on September 30, 2010. The STAT-USA database will not be available after that date. This includes the State of the Nation and the National Trade Data Bank.

STAT-USA has provided a transition page that identifies the sources of the data in the STAT-USA database.

If you have any questions, please contact your subject librarian.

Oxford University Press has recently acquired the Social Explorer database and is making it available for trial while they are migrating it to their platform. There is both a free edition and the professional edition – access to the full database requires the user to sign in; please contact your subject librarian for the login information. The trial ends August 31, 2010.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.

Key features include:

  • Contains the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000 – the most complete census data available on religion in the US
  • All annual updates from the American Community Survey to 2008
  • Original Census tract-level estimates for 2006 and 2007
  • 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project
  • 39 billion data points, 200,000 variables, and 15,000 interactive maps
  • Thematic and interactive maps make it easy to visually explore the entire US census history
  • Create reports at the state, county, census tract, block group, and zip code level
  • Reports automatically calculate aggregates, percentages, and medians, to save time and eliminate error
  • Automatically create slideshows from maps
  • Maps are interactive and easily navigable and incorporate a find tool to instantly locate addresses, cities, zip codes, and towns