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Harcourt e-Learning Offers Content-Rich Online Library

By Christopher Gast     Mar 3, 2001 in Technology
MONTEREY, Calif. - Harcourt e-Learning announced plans to offer extensive online library services to academic institutions.
The Harcourt e-Learning Online Library is offered for a per-user licensing
fee and features information covering all major subject areas, including
history, literature, philosophy, business, education, humanities, health care,
and information technology. Users will have access to:
  • Nearly 20 databases containing journal and magazine articles,
    newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, health care information,
    public policy reports, and more.
  • Millions of articles from nearly 5,000 unique journals and periodicals.
    Articles are in full text whenever possible.
  • Annotated Web links to sites covering business, computers, arts and
    culture, education, entertainment, government, recreation, travel, and
    more. Users will also find links to almanacs, currency converters,
    dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, library catalogs, maps,
    search engines, statistics, and telephone directories.
  • Over 1,000 nonfiction electronic books selected exclusively for the
    academic community.
  • Subject libraries featuring applicable journal and magazine articles,
    Web sites, databases, e-magazines, and links to professional
The Harcourt e-Learning Online Library also includes Guidebooks designed
to facilitate research on the Web. Topics include, How to Use the Web,
Evaluating Information on the Web, Writing a Research Paper, and Citing
Electronic Sources. There are even guidebooks covering MLA, APA, and Chicago
Manual styles of documentation.
"Our library is clearly the most comprehensive on the market," said Ken
Rethmeier, president of Harcourt e-Learning. "It represents the quickest,
most convenient way for organizations to gain access to an authoritative,
world-class online research instrument."
In addition to the content and Guidebooks, the Harcourt e-Learning Online
Library includes features such as:
  • TitleTracker to help users find specific publications
  • Subject Tree to help select appropriate databases, journals, and
    Web sites.
  • Locate a Library Near You to direct users to local academic and public
  • Ask a Librarian to help users with brief, factual questions.
Harcourt e-Learning, a division of Harcourt, is a provider of online
university solutions. In addition to the Harcourt e-Learning Online Library,
Harcourt e-Learning offers interactive content for 120 online courses and
custom course development.
Professionals interested in reviewing the Harcourt e-Learning Online
Library or Harcourt e-Learning's online courses can contact their Regional
Director through the Harcourt e-Learning Web site.
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