Usually it is not until the New Year that we start to think about a bit of personal remodelling. Perhaps a new outfit or a gym membership to try and rediscover the muscle hiding under that soft flesh we keep accumulating.
Well this year EBSCO have got in early and remade one of our popular teen eResources, Student Research Center. It is being replaced with the mobile friendly – and more Australasian-centric – Explora Australia/New Zealand. This new multimedia reference tool for high school and tertiary students searches across fourteen eResources in a single search. Some of these include:
- Academic Search Premier: one of the world’s largest scholarly full text database covering every area of academic study;
- Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre: perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues that are relevant to NZ and Australia;
- Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus: newspapers, magazines and reference books focused on Australian and NZ content;
- Consumer Health Complete: content on all areas of health from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine;
- History Reference Center: research and multimedia on world history;
- Literary Reference Center Plus: information about thousands of authors and their works;
- Science Reference Center: full text articles from all major areas of scientific study; biographies; video resources and experiments.
What does this mean for Student Research Center? Well basically EBSCO is removing it from their books. Our access to this eResource will cease on 15 January and you will be redirected to Explorer Australia/New Zealand and eResources Discovery Search as the alternative.
So we will start a new year with a new eResource specifically aimed at high school and tertiary students in New Zealand. This I am sure will end up being much more useful than many New Year resolutions made in the heat of the moment. I should know – there are a pair of pants hanging in my wardrobe that I have sworn to myself for the past two years I will get back into. Oh the delusion!