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You may know The World Bank offers low- or no-interest loans to developing countries and sponsors development activities.In addition, The World Bank is also “Knowledge Bank”…
What is The World Bank eLibrary eLibrary? eLibrary… Is the added-value, subscription-based website focused on the unique needs of institutional and corporate libraries, researchers, and the academic communityContains the FULL Collection all World Bank published books, journals and working papers all in one placeOffers many time-saving tools and conveniences for librarians and researchers
The World Bank’s mission is to reduce poverty. In order to reach this goal, itconducts research across a broad range of topics and areas that have an impact on poverty. Here is a sampling of the great breadth of coverage of World Bank publications. The World Bank covers many subjects that many people are not aware of such as gender, labor & job growth, energy, and ICT.
Here is a sampling of World Bank annual flagships, which you may be familiar with, such the World Development Report (which is currently about Jobs), the WDI, which is the written report that accompanies the new release of the data each year, World Investment and Political Risk, and Doing Business.Recently, two new flagships have been added:Global Development Horizons and Global Financial Development Report In addition, eLibrary contains all published ebooks and thousands of working papers from the World Bank plus the two very popular journals:- World Bank Economic Review and - World Bank Research Observerwhich are available in eLibrary and through Oxford University Press with no embargoes. In total, eLibrary contains nearly 9,000 publications, some dating back as far as the 1970s
Here is a look at some recent titles on Climate Change & Natural Disasters, for example.
And here is a sampling of titles on economics, the debt crisis, and looking ahead.
This is the eLibrary Home page, which gives you: Three immediate ways into the content you need: Featured Titles/What’s New (the main pane); Quick and Advanced Search (top right); and many Browses (middle right). Log in and Profile information (bottom right). You’ll see the subscribing institution’s name – in this case, “The World Bank – IMF Library Network” – and an “Additional Sign in” option if you wish to register as an individual and take advantage of the many tools eLibrary has to offer. See the next slide for what an individual log in allows you to do. Helpful information about the site (across the top)
TheLog in and Profile information has changed to show that the user is logged in as an individual now. “Manage my profile” shows the range of features – saved searches, saved favorite documents, and more – that you have access to now that you are logged in.
Browse options (middle right) are a great way to quickly see the most recent titles on a particular area of interest and get a sense of the regions, topics (shown here), and types of content you will find in eLibrary.
This is a typicalBrowse Results screen, showing all content available about Social Protections and Labor, with sorting and display options. Sneak Peek: Browse enhancements in the new eLibrary will include filtering/faceting and contextual information, plus a new Country browse option.
TheBook Series Browse is particularly useful for two reasons: First, the Annuals section provides quick access to the World Bank’s most important flagships and concentrated thinking on a range of development issues. Second, clicking on any series name, such as World Development Report, will automatically bring up the entire series, plus the ability to search within the series and further refine. (So it’s a hidden search, rather than a true browse.)[Book Series Browse 1 of 2]
Here, you see the entire set of World Development Reports in the results, along with options at the top to modify, search within, and so forth. [Book Series Browse 2 of 2]
Quick Search and Advanced Search are great options for finding content in eLibrary. Quick Search is an easy way in when you are looking for particular titles, authors, or larger concepts. Quick Search looks for all your search terms in several metadata fields (eg, title, author, abstract, keywords), but it does not search full text. Advanced Search (shown here) is particularly useful when you are interested in pairing larger concepts, countries, and topics with specific terms and phrases because you can searchfull text along with those more general terms. No matter where you start, with Quick or Advanced Search, your results screen will allow you to modify and search within results.
Use Case #1: You need to research the impact of conflict on food security in Africa Type the wordsconflict Africa food security in the Quick Search box, and you will get a targeted set of results (3), shown here. Quick Search can be very valuable when you are looking for larger concepts.
Use Case #2: You need to research the use of conditional cash transfers in educationType the wordsconditional cash transfers education in the Quick Search box, and you will get a targeted set of results (17), shown here. If you realize that you are especially interested in what applies to college or university education, you can select “Search within results” . . .
Use Case #2: Researching conditional cash transfers in education [Continued]. . . and search for the terms college OR university in full text, and get these further targeted results (11), shown here.If you realize that you are especially interested in online education, you can select “Search within results” again . . .
Use Case #3: You need to research remittances and the m-pesa program. Use Advanced Search to look for the term m-pesa in Full Text and remittances in Keywords, as shown here.Advanced Search is the best option because m-pesa is a specific term or phrase more likely found in full text, rather than a larger concept. (Quick Search will return 0 results.)
Use Case #3: Researching remittances and mobile money transfers [Continued]Here are your results.
At any time, if you are logged in with your individual account, you can mark titles to add to your Favorites (right hand column). Simply click on the box in front of the title and when you are done, click on “Update my favorites”.
To access your Favorites, click on the Favorites link on the right hand column. Once inside your Favorites page, you can view and remove titles, as well as print, email or export to plain text, or citation tools such as EndNote, or BibText.
You can also Save Searches and Search History for the next time you come back to eLibrary.
Saved Searches allow you to create email alerts that match your search criteria, as well as create folders for organizing your search results for different projects or topics.
Abstract pages also provide several time-saving tools, such as one-click sharing through social media; adding to Favorites, quick links to keyword searches, and other details about the publication. If you are a an eLibrary subscriber, the PDF button will appear and will take you straight to the full text. If you are not a subscriber, you will have the option of purchasing the print or ebook, which can be downloaded, printed, and saved in perpetuity.
In addition to time-saving tools and convenience for researchers, eLibrary offers many tools for librarians.
You can access most of these tools from the “For Librarians tab” at the top or by signing in with your Administrator UN/PW. Once you’re logged in, you can request your COUNTER reports, upload your institution’s logo, and update your IPs. You can download metadata for ebooks and Working Papers and get MARC records. This is a free service for subscribers. You can also sign up for alerts when new records are added each month.
eLibrary is indexed in all the major library discovery partners, so eLibrary content can be more easily discoverable and accessible within your library holdings.
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Get the Most Out of Your eLibrary Subscription Presenters: Devika Levy Shana Wagger November 29, 2012
Today’s Objectives Introduce you to eLibrary if you are not a subscriber Show you how to get the most of our your subscription if you area subscriber Understand the breadth and depth of our content so it is widelyused by your researchers Show you some of the special tools and features eLibrary offerssubscribers Give you an idea of the changes coming with the new version ofeLibrary
What is the World Bank?An International Financial Institution: Comprised of 187 member countries Offers low- or no-interest loans (credits) and grants to low-income countries Sponsors development projects and economic and sector workA Knowledge Bank: Conducts economic research and data collection on developing countries. Disseminates knowledge in order to solve development issues and promoteeconomic growth. Our mission is simple: Help reduce poverty.
The World Bank eLibrary elibrary.worldbank.org Added-value, subscription-based website focused on theunique needs of institutional andcorporatelibraries, researchers, and theacademic communityContains all World Bankpublished books, journals andworking papers Offers many time-saving toolsand conveniences for librariansand researchers
What Subjects Does eLibrary Cover? Agriculture & Rural Development Infrastructure Economics & Finance Communities & Human Settlements International Economics Conflict & Development Macroeconomics & Economic Growth Education Policy, Law & Development Energy Poverty Reduction Environment, Climate Change & Public & Private Sector DevelopmentNatural Disasters Science & Technology Development Finance & Financial SectorDevelopment Social Development Gender Social Protections & Labor Governance Transportation Health, Nutrition & Population Urban Development Trade & Industry Water & Natural Resources Information & Communication Water Supply & SanitationTechnologies World Bank
Creative Commons Attribution License Applies to all World Banksolely-copyrighted content (mostcontent in eLibrary) As long as The World Bank islisted as the source, it can beused, re-used, and re-distributedwithout rights fees or furtherpermission. More information andattribution samples in Terms ofUse
More Features Coming in 2013 XML-based, allows search and access to content at a more granular level (e.g., by chapter) New features: - Improved search and browse (e.g. faceted search & browses, new browse by country…) - Mobile Access - Ability to create “custom ebooks” for course packs - Improved citation and reference tools New Content: - Integration of World Bank data More at www.worldbank.org/elibrary/updates
Tools for Administrators COUNTER-compliant usage reports (plus SUSHI reports forconsortia) Downloadable metadata and MARC records for easier indexingand cataloging Athens and Shibboleth authentication Institutional branding on the eLibrary home page Update your IPs Inbound Open URLs
For Librarians Tab Sign up for New MARC Record Alerts Download MARC Records & Metadata Monthly
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Subscriptions Institutional subscriptions only Subscription cycle: Typically calendar year; also offer or partial year ending Dec. 31 and rolling 12-month subscriptions Prices are based on total number of FTE / authorized users and institution type (e.g. non-profit, academic, corporate) Subscribe through: The World Bank (email@example.com) Your preferred subscription agent Library consortia
Wrap Up Most comprehensive and authoritative collection of publications and researchon international development and issues related to poverty reductionBroad scope of subjects and coverageOffers immediate access to WB journals (WB Research Observer and WBEconomic Review) and updated weekly with new content Saves valuable time by offering all formally published World Bank titles in oneconvenient cross-searchable database. Offers useful tools and features for short- and long-term research projects
Top 5 Reasons to Subscribe Research Tools • Designed for researchers and librarians BETTER SEARCH • Full text search, bookmarking, save search results, citationand Conveniences tools and much moreLibrary Integration • Free MARC records and alerts for subscribers • Downloadable metadata Tools • COUNTER-compliant reporting BETTER DISCOVERY Indexing and • Indexed in popular Search and Discovery services • Primo Central, Summon, Serial Solutions andDiscovery Services OCLC/WorldcatFull Collection with • Full collection since the 1990s FULL CONTENT SET • World Bank journal articles with no embargoes No Embargoes • Launching in June 2013 with even more features and A New eLIBRARY conveniences! NEW PLATFORM
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