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E-Resource Trials ending soon

Last chance to try out the following e-resources and send in your feedback – these trials all end on the 30th November.

AcademicFocus

AcademicFocus is a one-stop access platform for China English journals, including:

  1. Academic journals originally published in English in mainland China
  2. English translations of top China academic journals (which we have access to via the China Academic Journals database platform)
  3. Proceedings of international conferences held in China.

As of October 2017, there are 267 journals and 2447 conference proceedings and the numbers will grow. Subjects cover all areas in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

 

Arab World Research Source:™ Al-Masdar

Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. This resource reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology. The database contains more than 140 scholarly full text titles, with the majority of the journals featuring Arabic full text.

 

Bloomsbury Design Library

The Bloomsbury Design Library is a comprehensive online resource offering coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It combines carefully curated text and image content of the highest quality with an intuitive taxonomy for research and discovery. It can be used to enhance teaching, learning and research in the field of Visual Arts and Design.

 

EBSCO eBooks™ Arabic Collection: Al-Kotob

Serving the countries and territories of the Arabic League and beyond, this Middle Eastern collection of 4,600 Arabic e-books covers a broad range of academic subjects, including art, biography, business, child development, education, medicine, social sciences, humanities, Islamic studies, history, law, music, religion, political science, technology, engineering and more. The collection includes content from noteworthy publishers as well as award-winning authors including Abbas Mahmoud El Akkad, Fatima Naaot, Mohamed Awad Aidi, and Ibrahim Abdel Qader Mezni.

 

MedOne Neurosurgery

MedOne Neurosurgery is a unique online resource providing the global neurosurgical community with unprecedented access to Thieme’s entire neurosurgery collection (E-Books, Journals, Procedures, Cases, Media and Training Center).

 

One Belt, One Road Reference Source

One Belt One Road Reference Source is a collection of full-text journals and publications to support the understanding and study of the One Belt One Road mega-region including parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is the only comprehensive source of full text journals and publications published in, and about the 65 countries which make-up the One Belt One Road initiative.

 

Further info.

Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.

E-Resource trials ending soon

Less than 1 week left to try out some potential new e-resources.

Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law

Introductions to major fields in Law. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the issues associated with discrete subject areas. The aims of the series are two-fold; to pinpoint essential principles of a particular field, and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking. By distilling the vast amount of information available on the subject area into a concise and meaningful form, the volumes serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Importantly, they also develop well-informed, nuanced critiques of the field that will challenge and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers. PDF downloads are unavailable during the trial.

Trials ends: 15/11/17

 

HAPI

The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides bibliographic citations to over 380 scholarly journals and links to the full text contents of over 675 journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Subject coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

Trial ends: 15/11/17

 

Women’s Magazine Archive I and II

Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artifacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Titles include Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal and Seventeen.

Trial ends 16/11/17

 

Further info.

Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.

Dawsonera e-book download changes

From the 1st November, e-books (both PDF’s and ePub’s) downloaded from the Dawsonera website will require installation of Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire app for mobile devices.  As many of our e-books are already set up this way, most users will be unaffected.  If you do need to install Adobe Digital Editions, some useful links are below:

Further info

Further info about the main e-book platforms we use can be viewed at our e-book AZ lists.

More Wiley E-Books now available

We have signed up for a one year deal with Wiley publishing which gives access to most of their e-book content on Wiley Interscience.  At the end of the deal, some of these titles will be retained permanently.

We have loaded 19,556 e-book records across all subject disciplines to DiscoverEd and will continue to add further titles on a monthly basis.  Click the image link below to start browsing your subject area!

Further info

We also have a SHEDL deal which gives us access to the e-journal content.

Knovel – additional subject collections available

We have expanded our subscription to Knovel to include e-books in the following subject collections:

Aerospace & Radar Technology

Covering all aspects of aircraft, helicopter, spacecraft and ballistic system design and manufacture, as well as the design, manufacture and operation of radar, microwave and antenna arrays. Including the MMPDS (MIL-HDBK-5), multiple volumes of the Engineering Design Handbook, unique handbooks on the use of composite materials and the fundamentals of various propulsion systems. This content offering is an essential engineering tool for aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineers.  414 e-books added, see list here.

Civil Engineering & Construction Materials

Covers structural engineering, code compliance, earth moving, green building, road construction and building with materials such as concrete, wood and steel. Of use to civil engineers designing structures and developing infrastructure projects including bridges, dams, pipelines and roadways.  758 e-books added, see list here.

Electrical & Power Engineering

Covers power generation, plant design, energy storage including batteries, transmission line design and operation, electrical safety and energy efficiency. Of use to electrical, power, mechanical and civil engineers designing turbines, power generation plants, transmission towers and cabling, installing pipelines for underground transmission and electrical safety devices.  300 e-books added, see list here.

Environment & Environmental Engineering

Covers soil and ground remediation, water treatment, solid waste management, recycling, air quality monitoring, environmental pollution, indoor air quality control and total life cycle design. Of use to environmental, civil and geoenvironmental engineers designing treatment processes for industrial pollution, soil remediation, water treatment plants and integrated solid waste management plans. 365 e-books added, see list here.

Fire Protection Engineering & Emergency Response

Covers fire dynamics, modelling performance of suppression and ventilation systems, planning for the effective egress of people, staging of first responders and emergency management planning, fire resistant design of offshore structures, and design of fire protection systems in manufacturing and industrial applications. Of use to fire protection, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and civil engineers designing, building and maintaining fire protection systems, equipment and plans.  115 e-books added, see list here.

General Engineering & Project Administration

Covers energy efficiency, fluid mechanics, mathematical functions, systems engineering, design of experiments, geographic information systems, new product development and materials properties. Of use to all engineers requiring quick refreshers on fundamental engineering principles, definitions of specific terms, equations and properties data about specific materials.  571 e-books added, see list here.

Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

Covers design of motors and drives, pipe design, hydraulics, fluid mechanics and rheology, boiler and pressure vessel design, HVAC, systems and equipment, ship and vehicle design and manufacturing, Finite Element Method and control of vibration. Of use to mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing, plumbing and automotive engineers designing mechanical devices for improved performance, increased energy efficiency and user satisfaction.  631 e-books added, see list here.

Further info

Titles have been added to DiscoverEd.  These collections will receive regular updates.

We already have a subscription to Knovel’s Chemistry & Chemical Engineering collection (618 titles).

Oxford Scholarship – new e-books added

81 e-books published last month by Oxford University Press and available from Oxford Scholarship Online have now been added to DiscoverEd.

Subject disciplines include Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology.

Access a spreadsheet of the new titles here.

New Chemistry E-Books

 We have purchased the 2017 copyright year collection of Royal Society of Chemistry e-books, the initial batch of published books are now available in DiscoverEd.  Additional titles will be added to DiscoverEd as they are published throughout the year.  A full list of the e-books can be found in the spreadsheet here.

 

New Law E-Books Available

We have purchased the 2017 Hart Collection from Bloomsbury.  We have already added 61 titles to DiscoverEd and the remaining titles will be added as they are published.  A full list of the 125 titles are listed here and the status column K will show the available titles already added to DiscoverEd.

ClinicalKey – new subscription

Following a successful trial, we now subscribe to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  It allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains:

* Full-text medical and surgical books and journals
* First Consult point-of-care monographs
* Customizable patient education handouts
* Drug monographs from Gold Standard
* Thousands of videos, including those from Procedures Consult
* Millions of images
* Practice guidelines
* Clinical trials from clinicaltrials.gov
* Fully indexed MEDLINE

A full list of the content on ClincialKey can be found at https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/content/

A user guide can be accessed from https://www.clinicalkey.com/info/uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2017/05/ClinicalKey_UserGuide.pdf

Personalisation and App access

Choose “Other institution login” or “Remote Access” to set a personal account.  This will allow you to save articles/images, searches/search history, change language, store presentations, set up table of contents alerts etc.

 

Further info

ClinicalKey can be accessed via the Medicine Databases A-Z list and DiscoverEd.  The individual e-book and e-journal titles have been added to DiscoverEd.  Where there is a restriction on downloading an e-book for offline reading from the ClinicalKey website, we will maintain access on the Elsevier e-Library website where this is allowed – both links will be displayed in DiscoverEd.

ClinicalKey is also available to our alumni – see the full list of Alumni E-Resources at http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/databases-subject-a-z/alumni-e-resources