PM World Library membership fees slashed



Individual and group rates for scholar level access to all resources in the library reduced by 50%

20 April 2016– Dallas, London, Sydney – PM World has announced that it has slashed the membership fee structure for scholar level access to the PM World Library (PMWL). The PMWL is a global online resource for continuous learning related to program and project management. Launched in 2014, the library has seen registrations increase in recent months, now approaching 3,000 in dozens of countries.

Scholar level memberships have been reduced to $50/year, less if joining for multiple years. The per person rates drop even more with group registrations. For information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/pmwl-welcome/.

150627-pmwj36-27-change-PMWL LOGOThe PMWL contains all works originally published in the PM World Journal (PMWJ), in the PM World Collection where they have been tagged to dozens of key topics. The most recent can be found on the PMWL home page at http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. In addition, each author whose works have appeared in the PMWJ has a showcase page in the library where her or his profile and works can be found easily.

The PMWL also contains access to many other resources, including books, journals, magazines, blogs, news feeds, public resources, professional resources, major projects, industry-specific information, applications and hot topics, product and service information (marketplace), research resources, other libraries and other information of potential interest to both individuals and organizations.

The Scholar level membership provides access to everything in the PMWL, including access to the following EBSCO Business Source Complete databases:

  • Business Book Summaries – Summaries of 2,500+ business books published over the last few decades, including important books by such authors as Stephen Covey, Edward De Bono, Peter Drucker, Malcom Gladwell, Seth Godin, Walter Isaacson, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Kotter, John Maxwell, Henry Mintzberg, Tom Peters, Michael Porter and many others. To see full list, click here. To see list by authors, click here.
  • Publications Database – Access to hundreds of business magazines around the world, including Australian Business, Business Week, California Management Review, Canadian Business, China Business Review, Construction Engineer, Datamation, Enterpreneur, Euroweek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, India Business Journal, Information Week, McKinsey Quarterly, New Zealand Management, Newsweek, PC World, PM Network, The Economist, Wired and many more. To see full list, click here.
  • Industry and trade publications including Architectural Record, Automotive Engineer, Autoweek, Civil Engineering, CIO, Construction Engineer, Cost Engineering, Chemical Week, Defense AT&L, Engineering and Mining Journal, Engineering News Record, IEEE Transactions, Information Systems Management, Infrastructure Today, Oil & Gas Business, Pharmaceutical Executive, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Pit & Quarry, Plant Engineering, Public CIO, Wireless Week and many others. To see full list, click here.
  • Academic journals including AACE International Transactions, Academy of Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Information Systems, British Journal of Management, European Journal of Business & Management, European Management Review, Engineering Management Journal, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of African Business, Journal of Project Finance, Project Management Journal, South African Journal of Business Management, and hundreds more. To see full list, click here.
  • Popular magazines such as Cigar Aficionado, Computerworld, Consumer Reports, Enterpreneur, Inc., InfoWorld, Macworld, Money, Newsweek, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Time, Wine Spectator and many others around the world. To see full list, click here.
  • EBSCO’s Newswires – AP wires and thousands of newsfeeds, updated in real time, providing access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. Also includes access to thousands of local, regional and international newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Times (UK), Times of India, Toronto Star, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many more. To see list of newspapers included, click here.
  • Corporate, industry and market information, including country economic reports from Global Insight, CountryWatch, etc.; 10,150 company profiles; and over 5,200 full-text industry reports. Business Source Corporate also provides additional sources of business, industry and market information including more than one million company listings, 850,000 transcripts and more than 1,600 country economic reports.

According to library director David Pells, “Access to the EBSCO databases for only $50 is not available to individuals anywhere else in the world. These databases are useful for researchers, students and organizations that need to research specific topics or issues. Normally only available through academic or corporate libraries, access through the PM World Library at such a low cost represents the most significant value we have created since the library was launched.”

“We launched a research internship through the PMWL for university students late last year,” Pells adds. “15 students at a dozen universities have joined so far; they are researching various topics and submitting new resources at a very fast pace. The library is growing in both range and content on a daily basis now. So is the value!”

Further discounts are available to members of professional associations and organizations. For information, go to http://pmworldlibrary.net/member-discounts/ or contact [email protected].

Those who have previously registered for a trial membership can log in using their original ID and password, then upgrade to the scholar level at the new low rates. Or contact [email protected].

The PM World Library (PMWL) is a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). The PMWL is produced and maintained by PM World that also publishes the monthly PM World Journal (PMWJ), a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit https://www.pmworldjournal.net/; to learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/. Follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or @pmworldlibrary.

Editor’s note: Access to all authors and works in the PM World Library is free although registration may be required. See the Scholar Membership for access to major databases of business books, magazines, journals and other resources. If you have any comments or questions, contact [email protected].