Tag Archives: E-Resources

E-Resources Access Alert – EZProxy issues RESOLVED

This issue has been resolved

There are currently off campus access problems to e-resources via EZProxy links which are being investigated by our IT team.

Eg http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com may not work but if you drop the “http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=” portion to http://www.oxfordscholarship.com the link will work as long as you are on the VPN or able to log in to the e-resource using Institutional Login/Shibboleth (if offered by the publisher).

Please see http://edin.ac/1bjVuCC for details of how to access E-Resources during this time, especially if off campus.

Further updates may also appear on the IS Alerts page http://reports.is.ed.ac.uk/alerts/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_alert&alert_id=7222.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

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

Cite Them Right 2016 Updates

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During this week’s renewal for Cite Them Right, we were given some 2016 updates that may be of interest.

New MLA guidance for: New APA guidance for:
Magazine articles Web pages with no author
Newspaper articles Web pages with no date
Theses and dissertations Web pages with no author or title
Anthologies Prepublication journal articles
Translated books Blogs
Films/Movies Facebook
Videos or films on YouTube Twitter
Music or sound recordings on CDs and Vinyl Newspaper articles
Music or sound recordings on audio cassette Magazine articles
Television programmes Photographs from the internet
Interviews Videos on YouTube
Departmental publications Theses and dissertations
Musical scores Personal communications
Personal communications Departmental publications
Twitter Scientific datasets
Facebook Research reports
Conference proceedings Translated books
Individual conference papers Anthologies
Sculpture Films/movies
Web pages with no author Television programmes
Web pages with no author or title Musical scores
Web pages with no date Music or sound recordings on audio cassettes
Paintings Music or sound recordings on audio CDs or vinyl
Blogs Sculpture
Research reports
Photographs from the internet
Manuscripts
Book reviews
1. The authors are currently working to update the MLA pages in line with the new edition of the official guidelines.

In 2 weeks’ time Cite Them Right will be going live with 20 pages of Chicago guidance to include:

  • The Chicago referencing system
  • Printed books
  • Ebooks
  • Journal articles
  • Book reviews
  • Chapters of edited books
  • Conference papers
  • Departmental publications
  • Facebook
  • Films
  • Manuscripts
  • Music scores
  • Newspaper articles
  • Paintings/drawings
  • Personal Communications
  • Plays
  • Radio
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Twitter
  • Web pages with organisations as authors

And, at a similar time Cite Them Right will be adding MHRA guidance for the following:

  • Translated works
  • Plays
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Conference papers
  • Personal communications
  • Films
  • Radio
  • Sound recordings on CD
  • Music scores
  • Paintings/drawings
  • Sculpture

Later in the year (likely before the new academic year) Cite Them Right will be adding the following OSCOLA coverage:

  • Judgements of the European CoJ
  • International Treaties
  • ICJ cases
  • Personal communications
  • Interviews

And the following Vancouver coverage:

  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Personal communications
  • Patents
  • Photographs

Trials ending soon

Last chance to try out the following e-resources and make purchase recommendations.  All can be accessed from the E-Resources Trial webpage:

JoMI logoJournal of Medical Insight (JoMI) – on trial until 27th May

JoMI is surgical video journal providing cutting edge techniques and education for medical professionals via high quality video and animations.  JoMI films orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery, general surgery, and other surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, among other top hospitals.

BT logoBuilding Types Online – on trial until 31st May

Large international collection of contemporary buildings, from housing and offices to museums, schools and other building types.  Focus on floor plans and sectional drawings in unrivalled quality.  A large part of the drawings are vector-based.  The case studies combine an in-depth analytical description with high-quality drawings.  In addition to that, there are thematic articles that provide coherent background information on the key design issues for each building type.  Elaborate Search and Browse functions allow for all kinds of user-specific research, based on a systematically structured approach to building typology that was developed by the editor of this database, Professor Oliver Heckmann of Singapore University of Technology and Design, an expert on housing.  The database will be updated yearly with new examples and additional building types.

CK logoClinicalKey – on trial until 31st May

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make better decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.  More info at the following blog post.

LE logoThe Literary Encyclopedia – on trial until 31st May

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.  Includes coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.)  Currently has about 7557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words with around 20-40 articles added to the Encyclopedia every month.  More info at the following blog post.

Further info

If you would like to recommend a resource for trial/purchase, please fill out a trial request form – http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials/e-resource-trial-request