We have now loaded over 3,200 e-books across most subject areas into DiscoverEd.
We will add the remainder of 2018 copyright year e-books available to us on the Springer website as the records become available.
Last chance to try out the following e-resources and send in your feedback – these trials all end on the 30th November.
AcademicFocus is a one-stop access platform for China English journals, including:
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.
Less than 1 week left to try out some potential new e-resources.
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
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 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
Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.
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 about the main e-book platforms we use can be viewed at our e-book AZ lists.
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!
We also have a SHEDL deal which gives us access to the e-journal content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.