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Try-It! Illinois Is Underway

October 29th, 2010

The eleventh annual Try-It! Illinois statewide database trial is underway and runs through November 30.  Try-It! Illinois offers library staff and users an excellent opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources.  Thanks to partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois.

You will need a login and password to access Try-it! Illinois at at www.finditillinois.org/tryit. Libraries are encouraged to share the Try-It! Illinois login and password with their library users, providing them the opportunity to use and recommend electronic resources for possible purchase at the local level.
Contact Gwen Harrison at gharrison@ilsos.net or 217-785-7334 to obtain the login and password.  The login and password have also been provided to regional library systems.
Do not post the Try-It! Illinois login and password on the Internet or in publicly archived electronic newsletters.  This is vital to the success of the trial and to maintaining the relationships that have been established with vendors.

Thanks to the following vendors who are taking part in Try-it! Illinois 2010:

  • Alexander Street Press
  • BioOne
  • CABI
  • Capstone Publishers
  • Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
  • CollegeSource Inc.
  • CountryReports.org
  • CQ Press
  • Credo Reference
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Facts on File
  • Gale-Cengage Learning
  • Geographic Research, Inc.
  • H.W. Wilson Co.
  • Heritage Microfilm, Inc.
  • LearningExpress
  • LexisNexis
  • Mango Languages
  • Marquis Publishing
  • Marshall Cavendish Digital
  • Mergent Inc.
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • Natural Standard
  • Naxos of America, Inc.
  • netLibrary
  • NewsBank
  • OCLC FirstSearch
  • ORS Publishing
  • Oxford University Press
  • p4A.com, ltd.
  • Paratext
  • Plunkett, Ltd.
  • ProQuest
  • Record Information Services, Inc.
  • ReferenceUSA
  • Rosen Publishing, Inc
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Standard & Poor`s
  • Taylor and Francis, LLC
  • The World and I Online
  • Value Line, Inc.
  • Vault, Inc.
  • Visual Thesaurus
  • World Book, Inc.

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