Category Archives: Trials

E-resource trials – current or expired.

Trial access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

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We have trial access until 31st January to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

This resource contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Together with Judge Bruno Simma, books in the following four categories have been selected for inclusion:

  • Authoritative treatises, which continue to define their area of law
  • Black-letter reference works and commentaries, which will help you to answer practical questions about the law
  • Classic works on international law, which remain influential in their field today
  • Flagship publications, which provide innovative perspectives on current legal problems

All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press’s online law products.

We are interested in your opinion on whether to subscribe to this resource or not.  This can be done by completing a trial feedback form

All e-resources currently on trial can be found listed on our Trials Webpage.

E-Resource Trials now live

We have the following e-resources on trial.  All e-resources on trial are listed on our trials webpage where trial feedback forms can also be completed.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages offer online interactive courses for learning over 70 languages. It consists of two types of resources: Mango Conversations teaches through native-speaker dialogue, cultural insights, and critical thinking exercises, while Mango Premiere teaches foreign languages logothrough the dialogue and culture found in full-length international films. Proprietary technology includes interactive subtitles and colour coding which allow learners t easily understand meaning, word order, and grammatical structures. Applications for mobile devices are also available through Google Play and App Store.

Trial ends 31/10/2016

Art Source

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Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

Trial ends 31/10/2016

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. This database was initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, and since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully int bib theatre danceindexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 490 full-text titles, including more than 170 full-text journals, and more than 360 full-text books & monographs.

Trial ends 31/10/2016

Film Television and Literature Index with full text

film tv litFilm & Television Literature Index™ with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

Trial ends 31/10/2016

Further info

The following e-resources have been on trial throughout 2016:

Annual Review of Vision Science

Annual Reviews has recently launched a new journal that reviews progress in the field of Vision Science. This journal will be an important resource for anyone wishing to understand vision in health and disease as it integrates a broad set of connected disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cell biology and genetics, and clinical medicine. The Annual Review of Vision Science will cover topics and techniques including optics, the retina, central visual processing, visual perception, eye movements, visual development, vision models, computer vision, and the mechanisms of visual disease, dysfunction, and sight restoration.

Trial ends 30/11/2016

IBISWorld

IBISWorld is an online industry intelligence solution.  Each of its industry reports provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market; supply chain information; forecasts; risk scores; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; major player market strategies; and industry profit and costs benchmarks. Reports are updated 1-4 times per year depending on how fast moving the industry is ensuring the most up to date research possible.  In addition to coursework/assignments, these reports would be of use to students researching industries for placements, future careers (including start up research) and interview preparation.  A user guide can be downloaded here.

We are trialling access to this database during 2016 please continue to complete the trial feedback form if you would like the subscription to continue beyond 2016.  Access in 2016 has been funded by the Careers Service, the Business School and the Library.

Statista.com

Statista is one of the world’s largest and most extensive statistics and market data platforms.  With a team of over 120 statisticians, database experts, analysts and editors, Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics from 18,000 sources and on 60,000 different topics giving access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics in Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology  and Social Sciences.  Updated daily.

We are trialling access to this database during 2016 please continue to complete the trial feedback form if you would like the subcription to continue beyond 2016.

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection 

Access to all 2200 titles in humanities and social sciences published by Duke University Press.  Individual titles have been added to DiscoverEd – see the list at Duke University Press (3rd tab).  2016 published content will be purchased and all pre 2016 content is on trial throughout 2016.  Decisions on further purchases will be made according to usage and trial feedback.

Trial ends 31/12/2016

Africa Wide Information – database trial

africa wide logoThe Library has set up trial access to Africa Wide Information (Ebsco) until 30th June.

Africa-Wide Information comprises an aggregation of 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America.  Africa-Wide provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary information which documents research and publications by Africans and about Africa.

Africa-Wide covers close to 4 million news articles,  scholarly publications articles, books, reports, theses, citations, and grey literature.  Records include article abstracts and some full text with keyword indexing to enhance relevant retrieval.  The coverage is comprehensive from the 18th century to current and dates back to the 16th century.  Africa-Wide Information is an essential resource for those with an interest in African research and publications and for those doing research in an African context, no matter the subject field.

See the full list of databases included in this trial along with their descriptions at http://www.nisc.co.za/products/22/databases/africa-wide-information

This trial is listed in DiscoverEd and the E-Resources Trial Webpage where links to trial feedback forms can be found.

Trials ending soon

Last chance to try out the following e-resources and make purchase recommendations.  All can be accessed from the E-Resources Trial webpage:

JoMI logoJournal of Medical Insight (JoMI) – on trial until 27th May

JoMI is surgical video journal providing cutting edge techniques and education for medical professionals via high quality video and animations.  JoMI films orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery, general surgery, and other surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, among other top hospitals.

BT logoBuilding Types Online – on trial until 31st May

Large international collection of contemporary buildings, from housing and offices to museums, schools and other building types.  Focus on floor plans and sectional drawings in unrivalled quality.  A large part of the drawings are vector-based.  The case studies combine an in-depth analytical description with high-quality drawings.  In addition to that, there are thematic articles that provide coherent background information on the key design issues for each building type.  Elaborate Search and Browse functions allow for all kinds of user-specific research, based on a systematically structured approach to building typology that was developed by the editor of this database, Professor Oliver Heckmann of Singapore University of Technology and Design, an expert on housing.  The database will be updated yearly with new examples and additional building types.

CK logoClinicalKey – on trial until 31st May

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make better decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.  More info at the following blog post.

LE logoThe Literary Encyclopedia – on trial until 31st May

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.  Includes coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.)  Currently has about 7557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words with around 20-40 articles added to the Encyclopedia every month.  More info at the following blog post.

Further info

If you would like to recommend a resource for trial/purchase, please fill out a trial request form – http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials/e-resource-trial-request

Past Masters – Collected Works of Dewey 1882-1953 (2nd Release) now purchased

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We have purchased The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953 within the Past Masters series.

It includes:

Dewey, John. The Early Works of John Dewey, 1882-1898. 5 vols. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972.

The Middle Works of John Dewey, 1899-1924. 15 vols. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.

The Later Works of John Dewey, 1925-1953. 17 vols. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985.

The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953. Supplementary Volume 1: 1884-1951. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008

Access Past Masters via the Databases AZ list or DiscoverEd.

Further info

Past Masters trial content – we are also trialling the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg until 3rd June 2016.  See the E-Resources trial page for access and other e-resources currently on trial.

Trial access to ClinicalKey

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We are trialling access to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey database until 22nd December 2016.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches. Look up “myocardial infarction,” for example, and Smart Search recognizes its acronyms, synonyms, related surgical procedures and drugs, as well as the fact that it’s a cardiovascular disease associated with high cholesterol.

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ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality.  It contains:

  • 1400+ Topic Pages
  • 1000+ full-text reference books
  • 600+ full-text journals
  • 17,000+ medical and surgical videos
  • 300+ Procedures Consult videos and articles
  • 2,200,000 images
  • 50+ Clinics
  • 850+ First Consult monographs
  • 2,900+ drug monographs
  • 4,500 practice guidelines
  • 15,000 customisable patient education handouts
  • Fully indexed Medline
  • Clinical trials from the ClinicalTrials.gov database
  • See the full list of content at http://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/files/2016/04/Master_Content_List.xls.

See the ClinicalKey overview video below…

 

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Browse the e-resources on ClinicalKey

Further information

More information about ClinicalKey can be found at https://www.clinicalkey.com/info/uk/how-clinicalkey-works/ and a complete userguide is available at https://www.clinicalkey.com/info/uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2014/09/CK_UserGuide_Version2.0.pdf

Further video guides on the Topic Pages, Filters and Presentation Maker available at https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/trial-resources/

Log in for more personalised content – Interested in trying out the CME area, presentation maker area or saving search histories?  Select Login, then “Other Institution Login”, then “UK Access Management Federation” from the drop down menu and then click on University of Edinburgh and then select ClinicalKey from the menu and then the Library link.  You’ll now enter your EASE login and CME credits will be logged.

Access  ClinicalKey on or off campus via the E-Resources Trials webpage or DiscoverED.  Please fill out the trial feedback form with your comments on this trial and whether you would like the library to subscribe.

 

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Trial access to Academic Video Online

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We have trial access to Academic Video Online (via Alexander Street Press) until 30th April.  Please complete a trial feedback form if you would like the library to subscribe to any of the subject collections.

Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, history, music, film, and more. More than half of the titles can be found only at Alexander Street.  With 400 new titles added per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth.  Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

In addition to the breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:

  • Learning segments. More than 14,000 learning segments make it easy for instructors to find and integrate specific video content into the classroom and help users get to the right content faster. Each segment is fully searchable and includes an abstract, making user selection even easier.
  • Transcripts. Users view searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside more than 95% of titles.
  • Clipping functionality. Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.
  • Permanent URLs. All videos, clips, and playlists can be cited at permanent URLs, making integration with any learning management system easy.
  • HD-quality player. A video player with a 16:9 aspect ratio that streams up to 2.5 mbps allows for optimized high-definition viewing.
  • Comprehensive permissions. Our platform enables in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.

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Academic Video Online – streamed video, all disciplines – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon

Playlists – all disciplines – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/playlists – register to make your own

DISCIPLINE URLs

Art & Design – Art & Architecture, Fashion Studies – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/art-design

Diversity – Asian Studies, Black Studies, LGBT, Women’s Studies – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/diversity

Health Sciences – Counselling and Therapy, Health Policy, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Sports Science, Veterinary Science – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/health-sciences

History – World History, Women’s History, American History – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/history

Literature & Language – Drama, Film, Language, Literature – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/literature-language

Music & Performing Arts – Classical Music, Dance, Film, Jazz, American Song, Popular Music, Theatre, World Music – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/music-performing-arts

Personal Interest – Cooking, How-to, Travel – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/personal-interest

Psychology and Counsellinghttp://search.alexanderstreet.com/psychology-counseling

Science & Engineeringhttp://search.alexanderstreet.com/science-engineering

Social Sciences – Anthropology, Business & Economics, Criminal Justice, Education, Environment, Food, Human Rights, Media Studies, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Theory – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/social-sciences

 

Academic Video Online can also be accessed via DiscoverEd and the E-Resources Trial Webpage

E-Resources currently on trial

ANB_webAmerican National Biography on trial until 11th February.  This database offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From astronauts to missionaries, chemists to musicians, and cowboys to Vikings, the portraits combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times onward.  More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.

 

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Oxford Reports on International Law new modules • International Law in European Courts and • International Trade Law are on trial until 18th February.  This resource brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.

 

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SAGE Video on trial until 12th March.  This resource supports the teaching and learning needs of undergraduate students, through to the needs of the academic researcher within Counseling and Psychotherapy, Communication and Media Studies, and Education. With new and original video productions, including contributions from our book and journal editors and authors across the world, SAGE Video offers quick definitions, short tutorials and in-depth interviews for a range of academic viewpoints. It also features extensive footage of practitioners in real-life professional settings designed to illustrate best practice and provide a unique insight for students to master the theory, skills and techniques needed to succeed.

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Feedback and further info

A list of e-resources on trial can be found on our trials webpage along with links to trial feedback forms – please do fill one out if you found the resource useful as your comments help decide future purchases.  Resources on trial are also added to DiscoverEd – please note an entry for Sage Videos will be added to DiscoverEd later on this evening.

Trial access to Shen Bao Digital Archive

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We have trial access to Shen Bao Digital Archive until 31st December 2015.  This has been added to our E-Resources Trials webpage.

The Shen Bao newspaper (1872-1949) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial Chinese newspaper published in Shanghai before the establishment of the People’s Republic. The digital archive presents the complete collection of all issues, containing 2 million articles. The database is full-text searchable and the articles can be displayed with in text and image formats.  Further info at http://www.eastview.com/files/EVShenBao.pdf

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-resource as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

 

Trial access to Science of Synthesis

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Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to-date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry.
As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is a unique chemical information tool.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-resource as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.