Free Trial, Subscription Now Available
to MCB University Press EmeraldPlus
(March 2000 Action for Libraries newsletter)

By James Speed Hensinger

BCR member libraries now can sign up for a 30-day free trial and then subscribe to MCB University Press' EmeraldPlus database. The trial for this Web-based resource runs mid- March through mid-April.

MCB's EmeraldPlus Electronic Management Research Library Database makes the resources of a full, international management library available to local library patrons. It delivers access to 130 journals, all available in full text from 1994 in both HTML and PDF formats. The database contains more than 25,000 management articles.

Abstracts only are included from 1989 to 1993. Included are respected journals such as the European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Personnel Review, The TQM Magazine and Library Management. To view all of the available titles go to

EmeraldPlus has been designed to meet the needs not only of business students and university researchers and teachers, but also management consultants and business practitioners. It is updated weekly, in advance of the hard copy journal, so users have access to the most up-to-date information.

Additional features in EmeraldPlus include:

  • The ability to browse a listing of full journal contents articles, editorials, book reviews, conference reports and legal news.

  • E-mail Alert service for notification of new articles published online.

  • Links from the references of articles to abstracts of the most influential articles cited.
Users will find the database easy to search. Searches are made in English by title, keyword, author or journal, or any combination, using Boolean terms. Users also can browse the author, keyword and article style sections for full listings from which to make selections.

BCR is now able to offer this electronic management database at a reduced price. If enough libraries subscribe, BCR members will get access to all the available journals in the database at the price they would now pay for access to just a few. There will be no additional charge for electronic access to libraries already subscribing to the print version.

To sign up for the trial and to subscribe to the database, go to Libraries that subscribe to EmeraldPlus will be billed directly by MCB.