Tag Archives: e-journals

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.

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

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.

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

Art Soruce

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

Sustainable Organization Library – more content added

We have updated our holdings to Sustainable Organization Library.  New e-journal and e-book content has been added to DiscoverEd.

New e-journal

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility (ISSN 2053-2350) is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of innovative and empirically sound research on sustainable transportation.  The Journal of Sustainable Mobility is published in association with Cranfield University, Nottingham Business School and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The Journal of Sustainable Mobility publishes on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Low-carbon vehicle technologies  JSM_cover_MED
  • Renewable/clean/green technologies
  • Biofuels and other sources of renewable energy
  • Transportation management systems
  • Vehicle emission controls
  • Sustainable transport policies and governance
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Historical review of the automotive and oil industries and transport management systems
  • Comparative studies of national and regional approaches to technology development and environmental control
  • Case studies of innovations in technology, business models, and policy initiatives in relation to sustainable mobility

New e-books

Dō Sustainability E-books – 50 new titles.  DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. The collection includes practical “how to” guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting-edge developments in a wide range of fields.

See the full list at http://www.ingentaconnect.com.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/content/dos

screenshot of do shorts e-books

 

More info

The full list of Sustainable Organization Library content can be browsed at http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/collection/gse_susorg2013.  Individual records have been added to DiscoverEd.  Sustainable Organization Library can also be accessed from the Business Databases AZ list.

JSTOR – Arts and Science XV available

jstor_logoWe now subscribe to the Arts and Science XV package from JSTOR.  Arts & Sciences XV has extensive coverage in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, including literature, film, art, music, religion, classical studies, history, education, economics, political science, and sociology.

This collection currently has 81 titles, it will have more than 150 titles by 2018.  See a list of the available titles here.  These have been added to DiscoverEd.  As further titles are made available by JSTOR, these will automatically be added to DiscoverEd.

Further info

JSTOR is also listed on the Databases AZ list.

 

Periodicals Archive Online – additional titles available

Thanks to funding from JISC Collections, we have access to 50 archival e-journals in the humanities and social sciences subject areas.  These e-journals are available on the ProQuest website and have been added to DiscoverEd:

Title Publisher ISSN Full Text
First
Full Text
Last
Agricultural Research Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture 0002-161X 1-Jan-1953 1-Sep-2000
American Drama American Drama Institute 1061-0057 1-Oct-1991 1-Jul-2005
Ancient History Resources for Teachers Division of Humanities, Macquarie University 1032-3686 1-Mar-1971 1-Jan-2005
Architecture Plus Design Media Transasia 0970-2369 1-Nov-1985 1-Nov-2000
Australian Journal of French Studies Monash University. 0004-9468 1-Jan-1964 1-Sep-2000
Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin The Bank 0005-5166 1-Dec-1960 1-Nov-2000
The Beethoven Journal Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and the American Beethoven Society 1087-8262 1-Apr-1986 1-Dec-2000
The Byron Journal Byron Society Journal, Ltd. 0301-7257 1-Jan-1973 1-Jan-2000
Comparative Civilizations Review 0733-4540 1-Jan-1979 1-Oct-2000
Critical Review Libertarian Review Foundation. 0891-3811 1-Dec-1986 1-Oct-2000
Dickens Quarterly Dickens Society 0742-5473 1-Mar-1970 1-Dec-2000
Fifteenth Century Studies Hans-Dieter Heinz, Akademischer Verlag Stuttgart [etc.] 0164-0933 1-Jan-1978 1-Jan-2000
Foundation Science Fiction Foundation 0306-4964 1-Jan-1973 1-Oct-2000
The Gaskell Society Journal Gaskell Society 0951-7200 1-Jul-1987 1-Jan-2005
General Linguistics Pennsylvania State University Press. 0016-6553 1-Jan-1955 1-Jan-2003
Haydn Society Journal The Society 1350-1267 1-Jul-1979 1-Jan-2000
Higher Education Review Tyrrell Burgess, etc. 0018-1609 1-Oct-1968 1-Jul-2000
Humanity and Society Association for Humanist Sociology 0160-5976 1-Jul-1977 1-Nov-2000
International Education College of Education, University of Tennessee 0160-5429 1-Oct-1972 1-Apr-2001
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Dept. of Administration of Justice, Wichita State University 0192-4036 1-Apr-1977 1-Oct-2000
Irish Economic and Social History Economic and Social History Society of Ireland 0332-4893 1-Jan-1974 1-Jan-2000
Islamic Quarterly Islamic Cultural Centre. 0021-1842 1-Apr-1956 1-Jan-2000
JPMS : Journal of Political and Military Sociology Northern Illinois University, Sociology Dept. 0047-2697 1-Apr-1973 1-Dec-2000
Jamaican Historical Review Jamaica Historical Society 1010-6367 1-Jun-1945 1-Jan-2001
Journal for the Study of Religion Association for the Study of Religion (Southern Africa) 1011-7601 1-Jan-1980 1-Jan-2000
Journal of Housing Research Washington, D.C. :Office of Housing Policy Research, Fannie Mae, c1990- 1052-7001 1-Jan-1990 1-Jan-2003
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology Guilford Press 0736-7236 1-Jan-1983 1-Dec-2000
Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Published under the auspices of the Pakistan American Foundation 0149-1784 1-Sep-1977 1-Dec-2000
Journal of Sport Behavior United States Sports Academy. 0162-7341 1-Feb-1980 1-Dec-2000
The Journal of Transport History University College of Leicester 0022-5266 1-May-1953 1-Sep-1999
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Association for Education in Journalism, etc. 1077-6990 1-Jan-1924 1-Jan-2000
Judaism American Jewish Congress 0022-5762 1-Jan-1952 1-Oct-2000
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England AMS Press 0731-3403 1-Jan-1984 1-Jan-1999
New Society New Science Publications. 0028-6729 4-Oct-1962 27-May-1988
Nineteenth Century Theatre J. Donohue. 0893-3766 1-Apr-1973 1-Dec-2000
Queen’s Quarterly Quarterly Committee of Queen’s University. 0033-6041 1893 1-Dec-2005
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theatre Research Loyola University of Chicago 0034-5822 1-May-1962 1-Dec-1995
Romani Studies Gypsy Lore Society 1528-0748 1888 1-Aug-1995
Scottish Studies Review Association for Scottish Literary Studies. 0305-0785 1-May-1980 1-Apr-2000
Signal Thimble Press 0037-4954 1-Sep-1970 1-Jan-2003
The Southern Journal of Philosophy Dept. of Philosophy, Memphis State University 0038-4283 1-Apr-1964 1-Dec-2000
Studies in the Humanities Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 0039-3800 1-Mar-1969 1-Dec-2000
Tennyson Research Bulletin Tennyson Society. 0082-2841 1-Oct-1967 1-Nov-2001
TheatreForum Theatre Dept. at the University of California 1060-5320 1-Oct-1992 1-Jul-2005
Transafrican Journal of History East African Publishing House 0251-0391 1-Jan-1971 1-Jan-1996
TriQuarterly The University 0041-3097 1-Jan-1964 1-Jan-2005
Welsh History Review = Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru University of Wales Press. 0043-2431 1-Jan-1960 1-Dec-2001
Western European Stages CASTA 1050-1991 1-Oct-1989 1-Oct-2000
Western Humanities Review University of Utah Press, etc. 0043-3845 1-Jan-1947 1-Dec-1995
Women’s Studies Journal Women’s Studies Association New Zealand 0112-4099 1-Aug-1984 1-Apr-2000

 

Publisher downtime alerts

Several publishers are taking advantage of vacation time to carry out maintenance work and platform updates.  The following affect our e-resources this weekend:

  • Annual Reviews.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), Annual Reviews have planned routine maintenance to their website. Website content may be unavailable during this time.
  • BioOne.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), BioOne have planned routine maintenance to their website.  BioOne content and service will be unavailable during this time.
  • Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), Cambridge Books Online (CBO), Cambridge Histories Online (CHO) Cambridge Companions Online (CCO), Shakespeare Survey Online (SSO) and University Publishing Online (UPO), will be unavailable on Sunday 26th June 2016 for 4 hours between 09:00 AM BST and 13:00 BST due to essential maintenance.
  • Taylor & Francis.  On Friday June 24 – Saturday June 25 between 11:00pm and 3:00am (BST), Taylor & Francis have planned routine maintenance to their websites Taylor&Francis Online (Journals) and Taylor & Francis eBooks. Taylor&Francis Online will be unavailable during this time.