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    May 4th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Consumers Union and EBSCO Publishing Expand Website
    Access Options for Libraries ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 4, 2010 — Consumers Union (CU) and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have expanded their distribution agreement to include another resource for libraries. Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus provides consumers with more in-depth information for selecting a car and getting the best deal. Consumers can’t afford to waste their money on a clunker or a car that won’t last. Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus provides library patrons with in-depth information about the car they want and prepares them to walk into the dealership and negotiate the best price.

    Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus is now available to libraries for a fixed annual subscription. The resource is available as an upgrade to Consumer Reports.org customers.
    As with other resources available through their agreement, Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus will be available alongside all other EBSCOhost® databases so authentication and entry points are seamless and consistent.

    Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus provides access to:
    • Unlimited new and used car price reports
    • Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price
    • including rebates, incentives and holdbacks to help people negotiate the best deal
    • Full track report with detailed test notes from Consumer Reports automotive engineers
    • Detailed lists of frequently reported reliability trouble spots based on over 1.4 million vehicles in Consumer Reports latest subscriber survey
    • Detailed owner satisfaction information based on Consumer Reports annual survey covering specific vehicle aspects
    • drive, style, features, cost, comfort, value, and size
    • features owners either like or dislike about their vehicles
    • information about which cars they will buy again

    EBSCO Vice President of Publisher Relations Melissa D'Amato says Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus is an excellent addition to the two Consumers Union resources already available from EBSCO. “When people think of reliable consumer information they think of Consumers Union. Adding Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus to ConsumerReports.org and ConsumerReportsHealth.org allows EBSCO to offer libraries the top consumer information resources that can save patrons money and help them find the best resources for their dollar.”

    Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports and ConsumerReports.org, was founded in 1936 and is recognized as one of the most important consumer organizations in the world. It has the world’s largest nonprofit educational and consumer product testing facility. Since Consumers Union accepts no free product samples, every product tested is bought on the open market, and its family of publications provides unbiased product reviews. No CU publication accepts outside advertising.

    About Consumers Union
    Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving the consumer. We are a comprehensive source of unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health, nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Since 1936, our mission has been to test products, inform the public, and protect consumers.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

    EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    EBSCO Publishing
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebscohost.com

    Consumers Union contact:
    Douglas Love
    Associate Director, Communications
    (914)-378-2437
    dlove@consumer.org

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    May 4th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The riveting autobiographical account The Sorcerer's Dream written by Dreamshield takes readers into the world of mastering conscious dreaming. This book, that follows in the traditions of Carlos Castaneda and others, gives a new approach to the traditional training of women sorcerers.
    The author describes her initiation into the surrealistic world of dreaming and magic, following the teachings of ‘Man of Knowledge’ Running Deer. In the heart of Amsterdam, a thrilling stride unfolds in obtaining the knowledge of the Second Reality on the way to the ultimate goal: finding the Totality of the Self!
    The combination of unusual instructions and experiences within the sorcerer’s world and the level-headedness of a very Dutch woman offers the reader excitement and contemplation on the way to the source of this reality, finding the ultimate self through the experiences and understanding of Dreamshield herself. Up until the last page the reader remains intrigued whether Dreamshield will reach her goal.

    Right by the author’s side or facing her stands the character of Running Deer. Sometimes mysterious, then challenging, strict as a guru, or vulnerable as a visitor in a foreign country. However, the precise description of these distinctive steps on the road to her initiation stand like milestones in the landscape of this unique history.

    Dreamshield (Alysa Braceau) is a freelance journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines. She has a Healing Practice and gives workshops about Mastering the Art of Conscious Dreaming and Dream Healing. The Sorcerer’s Dream is her first book about this extraordinary way of learning. About this first publication she says: The theme of these passed four-and-a-half years have been the sorcerers tradition. I have carefully recorded my personal experiences which has finally led to this book. Apart from that, writing it has given me great pleasure. The Sorcerer’s Dream has become more than a personal account because the interested reader is presented with the technique to learn and practice the North American tradition of the Art of Dreaming (the skill of conscious dreaming) him/herself.

    Read the first chapter: http://www.dreamshield.nl
    More info via E-mail: info (at) dreamshield (dot) nl

    Author: Dreamshield
    Price: $19,95
    Paperback: 294 pages
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-1-60910-156-5
    Publisher: Booklocker.com