Category Archives: Trials

E-resource trials – current or expired.

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.

Trial access to South Asia Archive

We have trial access to the South Asia Archive until 1st January 2016.  This has been added to our e-resources trials webpage.

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The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within, and about, the South Asian region.  Contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the 18th Century, up to the mid-20th Century.  Contains Journals, Reports, Books, Legislation documents and Indian Film Booklets.

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 Statista

Capture logoWe have trial access to Statista until 30th December 2015 and this has now been added to our e-resources trials webpage.

Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics and market data platforms with access to more than 1,5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. From the rabbit pet food market value in the UK, to the number of registered buses in Alaska, a survey of most needed changes for the Cuban population to the a breakdown of mobile gamers in China. The platform combines economic data, consumer insights, opinion polls and demographic trends.

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All data can be downloaded within seconds in 4 different office formats. On top, every student, lecturer and member of staff receives full publication and usage rights of the data (useful if you present at a conference or want to publish sth. for example) as well as access to Statista data journalists. Automatic Citation output is included, too. Last but not least, in terms of entertainment, the infographic section can definitely compete with a youtube-evening on a cold winter evening at home!

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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.

Update: This trial will continue through 2016

Trial access to Medieval Family Life and Medieval Travel Writing databases

We have trial access to Medieval Family Life and Medieval Travel Writing databases from Adam Matthew until 29th December 2015.  Both databases have been added to our e-resources trials webpage.   Update 2016 – we have purchased Medieval Family Life

CaptureMedFamLifeMedieval Family Life – The Paston, Cely, Plumpton, Stonor and Armburgh Papers.  This resource contains full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise these family letter collections along with full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where they are available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.  Along with the letter collections themselves there are many additional features useful for teaching and research. These include:  A chronology, a visual sources gallery, an interactive map, a glossary, family trees and links to other scholarly free to access digital resources useful for researching the medieval period.

 

CaptureMedTravWritingMedieval Travel Writing – this project provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel – real and imaginary – in the Middle Ages.

These sources tell us much about the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. They will be welcomed by scholars in both literature and history as well as by French and German studies departments.

The project combines:

  • Multiple manuscript sources, detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville
  • Translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable)
  • Maps showing the routes of the travellers
  • Introductory essays by leading scholars

 

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these databases 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 Sovetskaia kul’tura Digital Archive

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We have trial access to Sovetskaia kul’tura Digital Archive via EastView.  The trial can be accessed via the e-resources trial webpage and DiscoverEd until 31st December.

Kul’tura (Culture) is an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).

An indispensable source of information on the developing and ever changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theatre, cinematography and arts. In the Soviet period it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-guard composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.

Further information about this database can be found at http://www.eastview.com/files/EVSovetskaiaKulturaDA.pdf

 

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this database 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 IndiaStat

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We have on campus access to IndiaStat until 11th December.  This resource has been added to the e-resources trials webpage.

Capture2IndiaStat provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures from various secondary level authentic sources. Includes 19 sector specific information including industry, education, health, banks and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural.  Provides socio-economic information on 31 Indian states and union territories.  Provides comprehensive information on 6 main geographical regions of India.  Data and statistics about India available on Indiastat.com can easily be downloaded in MS-Word/Excel/ HTML formats.

To access the site, click on the Login tab at the top banner of the site and select the IP Login option.

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.

UPDATE: Subscription scheduled to start April 2016

Trial access to e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection

Capture bokksWe have trial access to all of the e-books published by Duke University Press hosted on the Highwire platform.  This trial runs until 18th January.

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection consists of 2100 titles in humanities and social sciences.  Key subject areas are Anthropology, Art History & Theory, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film & Television, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Theory and Science Studies.  See the title list at https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/Downloads/dup_info_titles.xls (3rd tab).

Access the trial via our e-resources trial page.  We have also added the individual e-books to DiscoverEd.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-book collection 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.