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Vetstream Vetlexicon

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Following a successful trial, the Library now subscribes to Vetstream Vetlexicon

Vetstream Vetlexicon Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis (dogs, cats, rabbits and horses) services are subscription based online encyclopaedias of point-of-care clinical veterinary information.  The content is provided by 900 of the world’s leading veterinary clinicians and includes more than 19,000 peer-reviewed articles on diseases and their pathogens, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments as well as breeds and owner factsheets and images, videos and heart sounds.  The content is categorised into 30 body systems and disciplines and cross-linked to each other. This allows the veterinarian to move between all the relevant information relating to a particular case, enabling them to diagnose, treat and effectively communicate all the relevant information to the owner.

Features include

  • Updated weekly
  • Search function that searches across all four services (dog, cat, rabbit and horse) to enable a comparative approach
  • Diagnostic images, sound and video
  • Owner factsheets to support your communication with owners
  • Detailed formulary so you can prescribe with confidence
  • Direct links to PubMed and VetMed Resource
  • Free Monthly newsletters
  • RSS & Twitter feeds of updated content

Vetstream Vetlexicon can be accessed via DiscoverEd and the Veterinary Medicine Databases A-Z list.

Arkyves – new subscription

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Following a successful trial last year, we now subscribe to Arkyves.

Arkyves: A Reference tool for the History of Culture is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested in the History of Culture. It is a single access point for thematic searches across a wide variety of cultural heritage collections, contributed by partners like the Dutch Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht, Glasgow, and Illinois. Ordering and re-ordering motifs, themes, stories and iconographic details in kaleidoscopic fashion, Arkyves will make you find many things you did not realize you were looking for.

Access Arkyves via the Databases AZ list or DiscoverED.

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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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 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 Pishu – China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database

CaptureWe have trial access to Pishu – China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database until 13th November.  This resource is listed on our trials webpage and DiscoverEd.

Pishu refers to official white paper, blue paper or green paper policy documents in China. They offer candid, in-depth policy recommendations on topics including climate change, social responsibility, the economy, energy conservation, food/drug safety, health care, human rights, international development, and rule of law, regional security, and women’s rights. The database contains the full text of over 1,000 such books in Chinese and are full-text searchable.

A title list of volumes included in PISHU is also available here: http://www.eastview.com/online/ebooktitles

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these e-resources 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.

Jstor access issues

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The Jstor website is experiencing intermittent technical issues with authentication.

See first screenshot below – you will be asked to login.  Please try again later as the authentication issues are intermittent.Jstor faulty

The screenshot below is how Jstor should appear on campus – note the University logo.

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Currently, Jstor are unable to provide a timescale on resolution although their technical staff are currently working on the issue.  Updates will appear on their twitter feed – https://twitter.com/JSTORSupport and at http://about.jstor.org/jstor-help-support/jstor-updates?cid=dsp_platform_updates_ad

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

Trial Access to Christian-Muslim Relations Vol. 1 and Vol.2

cmr1Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online Vol.1  is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

 

cmr2Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online Vol.2 is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. It covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914. Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.

Access both of these resources via DiscoverEd or our Trials Webpage until the 31st October.

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.

E-Resource Trial – Arkyves

logoArkyves: A Reference tool for the History of Culture is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested in the History of Culture. It is a single access point for thematic searches across a wide variety of cultural heritage collections, contributed by partners like the Dutch Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht, Glasgow, and Illinois. Ordering and re-ordening motifs, themes, stories and iconographic details in kaleidoscopic fashion, Arkyves will make you find many things you did not realize you were looking for.

Access Arkyves on campus or off campus via the VPN until the 31st October.  Click the login box at the top right of the Arkyves website to enter the database.  This database has also been added to DiscoverEd for the duration of the trial.

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: We have now subscribed to this resource

Mass Observation Parts III and IV now available

We have recently purchased two extra collections within Mass Observation – Mass Observation Parts III and IV.  Access this resource via the database A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Detailed information about the contents of Mass Observation can be found at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/mass-observation-online/detailed-information/ and a quick tour of the resource is shown in the YouTube clip below.