Tag Archives: e-books

Sociology Source Ultimate now available

We have upgraded our SocIndex with Fulltext subscription to Sociology Source Ultimate.

Sociology Source Ultimate features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. Sociology Source Ultimate contains full text for more than 1000 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 1000 books and monographs, and full text for over 40,000 conference papers.  Sociology Source Ultimate features more than 26,000 author profiles covering the most cited and most influential authors in the database, who are experts in their field.  Coverage of topics ranges from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology.

Further info

Title lists can be downloaded from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/sociology-source-ultimate

In addition to the database entry added to several database lists, individual journals and e-books are listed in DiscoverEd.

Academic Search Complete now available

We have upgraded our Academic Search Premier subscription to Academic Search Complete.

The Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than  7,300 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.  Academic Search Complete offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Further info

Title lists can be downloaded from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/academic-search-complete

In addition to the database entry added to several database lists, individual journals and e-books are listed in DiscoverEd.

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.

Oxford Scholarship Online – new e-books added

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We have added 110 new Oxford Scholarship Online e-books to DiscoverEd.  A title list can be found here.

Oxford Handbooks Online – new e-books added

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We have added the following Oxford Handbooks to DiscoverEd:

The Oxford handbook of the Aztecs / edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría.
Oxford handbook of contemporary Buddhism / edited by Michael Jerryson.
The Oxford handbook of international climate change law / edited by Kevin R. Gray, Richard Tarasofsky, and Cinnamon Carlarne.
Late Victorian into modern / edited by Laura Marcus, Michèle Mendelssohn, and Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr.
The Oxford handbook of British poetry, 1660-1800 / edited by Jack Lynch.
The Oxford handbook of the theory of international law / edited by Anne Orford and Florian Hoffmann.
The Oxford handbook of Islamic philosophy / edited by Khaled El-Rouayheb and Sabine Schmidtke.
The Oxford handbook of developmental linguistics / edited by Jeffrey L. Lidz, William Snyder, and Joe Pater.
The Oxford handbook of language and society / edited by Ofelia García, Nelson Flores, and Massimiliano Spotti.
The Oxford handbook of organizational identity / edited by Michael G. Pratt, Majken Schultz, Blake E. Ashforth and Davide Ravasi.
The Oxford handbook of Roman law and society / edited by Paul J. du Plessis, Clifford Ando, and Kaius Tuori.
The Oxford handbook of the economics of prostitution / edited by Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah.
The Oxford handbook of Shakespearean tragedy / edited by Michael Neill and David Schalkwyk.
The Oxford handbook of the law and regulation of technology / edited by Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford, and Karen Yeung.

Further Info.

The following Oxford Handbook subject collections are available to the University of Edinburgh – Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion up to the end of 2016 copyright year.

Bloomsbury E-Books – more added

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Earlier this year we purchased Hart 2014 and 2015 collection e-book packages, we have now purchased a further 3 collections – Hart 2016, Education 2015 and Second Language Acquisition Archive 2001-2012.

These have all been added to DiscoverEd.  Hart 2016 titles will continue to be added to DiscoverEd until the end of the year.

Further info

The Hart 2014, 2015, 2016, Education 2015 and Second Language Acquisition Archive title lists can be found here.

New Cambridge University Press E-Books Available

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We have added to DiscoverEd, 304 new monographs and 113 new coursebooks from the following subject areas: American History, American Literature, Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, British History, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Drama and Theatre, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, European and World Literature, European History, Film, Media, Mass Communication, History Cross Discipline, History Other Regions, Language and Linguistics, Law, Life Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics and Probability.  Most of the e-books are published by Cambridge University Press but some of the monographs are also published by Edinburgh University Press, Boydell & Brewer and the ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute.

A list of the new titles can be found in this spreadsheet with the monographs on tab 1 and the coursebooks on tab 2.  Columns can be filtered by subject discipline.

Further info

This is the first batch of e-books to be loaded into DiscoverEd since Cambridge University Press launched Cambridge Core.  This new website replaces the separate websites they previously maintained for their e-journals, e-books, Cambridge Companions series, Cambridge Histories series, University Publishing Online.

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