Tag Archives: Social Sciences

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.

Academic Video Online – more content added

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During the summer we took out a subscription to Academic Video Online following a successful trial earlier this year.  A further 1,462 videos have been added across multiple subject areas.  Content is regularly added to this database.  See the full list of Academic Video Online content here.  Columns can be filtered by collection, subject or to highlight the new content only.  We will continue to add alerts about new content throughout the academic year.

Subject links

Art & DesignArt & Architecture, Fashion Studies

Diversity – Asian Studies, Black Studies, LGBT, Women’s Studies

Health Sciences – Counselling and Therapy, Health Policy, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Sports Science, Veterinary Science

History – World History, Women’s History, American History

Literature & Language – Drama, Film, Language, Literature

Music & Performing Arts – Classical Music, Dance, Film, Jazz, American Song, Popular Music, Theatre, World Music

Personal Interest – Cooking, How-to, Travel

Psychology and Counselling

Science & Engineering

Social Sciences – Anthropology, Business & Economics, Criminal Justice, Education, Environment, Food, Human Rights, Media Studies, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Theory

Further info

Access this database via the main AZ list list as well as several subject specific AZ lists.  Content is in the process of being added to DiscoverEd.

Further info about this resource also appears on the SPS Librarian blog and the New College Librarian blog.

Trial access to Academic Video Online

Types of video

We have trial access to Academic Video Online (via Alexander Street Press) until 30th April.  Please complete a trial feedback form if you would like the library to subscribe to any of the subject collections.

Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. It delivers more than 48,000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, history, music, film, and more. More than half of the titles can be found only at Alexander Street.  With 400 new titles added per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth.  Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

In addition to the breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:

  • Learning segments. More than 14,000 learning segments make it easy for instructors to find and integrate specific video content into the classroom and help users get to the right content faster. Each segment is fully searchable and includes an abstract, making user selection even easier.
  • Transcripts. Users view searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside more than 95% of titles.
  • Clipping functionality. Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.
  • Permanent URLs. All videos, clips, and playlists can be cited at permanent URLs, making integration with any learning management system easy.
  • HD-quality player. A video player with a 16:9 aspect ratio that streams up to 2.5 mbps allows for optimized high-definition viewing.
  • Comprehensive permissions. Our platform enables in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.

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Academic Video Online – streamed video, all disciplines – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon

Playlists – all disciplines – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/playlists – register to make your own

DISCIPLINE URLs

Art & Design – Art & Architecture, Fashion Studies – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/art-design

Diversity – Asian Studies, Black Studies, LGBT, Women’s Studies – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/diversity

Health Sciences – Counselling and Therapy, Health Policy, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Sports Science, Veterinary Science – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/health-sciences

History – World History, Women’s History, American History – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/history

Literature & Language – Drama, Film, Language, Literature – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/literature-language

Music & Performing Arts – Classical Music, Dance, Film, Jazz, American Song, Popular Music, Theatre, World Music – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/music-performing-arts

Personal Interest – Cooking, How-to, Travel – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/personal-interest

Psychology and Counsellinghttp://search.alexanderstreet.com/psychology-counseling

Science & Engineeringhttp://search.alexanderstreet.com/science-engineering

Social Sciences – Anthropology, Business & Economics, Criminal Justice, Education, Environment, Food, Human Rights, Media Studies, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Social Theory – http://search.alexanderstreet.com/social-sciences

 

Academic Video Online can also be accessed via DiscoverEd and the E-Resources Trial Webpage

Palgrave Connect E-Books – New Additions

new-connect-logoOver 600 new e-books from Palgrave have been added to DiscoverEd.  Subject areas include:  Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Media & Culture, Political Science Collection, International Relations & Development, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.

A title list of the new additions can be viewed here.

We now have access to over 6,600 e-books on the Palgrave Connect platform, these can be browsed at this link http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/browse/jumpStartResults.

Open Book Publishers Library Membership

logoThe Library has recently taken out membership to Open Book Publishers (OBP).  OBP are an open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines.  Further info. about their vision can be found here.  Currently there are 63 books available with a further 12-18 to be published during the next 12 months.  A list of the e-books currently available can be found here.  New titles will be added to DiscoverEd.

Library membership provides students/staff and alumni with the right to freely download any digital edition format of any title from their website.  Library Membership also provides a 15% discount (to staff/student/alumni) on any printed edition of their titles, purchased from their website.

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Mass Observation Parts III and IV now available

We have recently purchased two extra collections within Mass Observation – Mass Observation Parts III and IV.  Access this resource via the database A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Detailed information about the contents of Mass Observation can be found at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/mass-observation-online/detailed-information/ and a quick tour of the resource is shown in the YouTube clip below.

 

Elsevier E-Books – new titles available

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We have added over 600 new Elsevier E-Books into DiscoverEd.  These new titles cover most subject areas.  A list of the new titles can be found here.

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

Autumn E-Book News

The following have seen additions to content and have been or are in the process of being added to our catalogue.

ae-logoAccess Engineering has seen about 30 title additions as well as new calculators and videos over the last couple of months – see the new titles listed at http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://accessengineeringlibrary.com/pages/updates

 

logoWe have added 1156 e-books to our Cambridge Books Online package (includes some partner press titles).  Titles have been added to most subject areas.  Access the list here.

 

Screenshot 2014-10-31 14.02.39Cambridge Histories Online – we have purchased the 2014 published titles and these are in the process of being added to our catalogue as the titles are published (final titles due 5th Dec).  The list can be browsed here.

 

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Dawsonera – A further 223 titles were added to our catalogue over the last couple of months.  See the title list here.

 

 

 

logoEBL – A further 140 titles were added to our catalogue over the last couple of months.  See the list here.

 

 

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ebook logoEbsco/MyILibrary – A further 59 title have been added to our catalogue during Sept and Oct.  See the title list here.

 

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IEEEXplore – we have added a further 21 titles published by IEEE-Wiley.  Titles listed here.

 

 

 

ohoOxford Handbooks Online –  Archaeology, Classical studies and History modules (6 titles).  We have purchased the 2014 published titles listed here.

 

EO_OxfordScholarshipOnline_LRCBanner We have added a further 90 titles from Oxford Scholarship Online to our catalogue.  A list of the new titles is here.

 

new-connect-logoFrom Palgrave Connect we have 164 new titles in Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, International Relations & Development, Media & Culture, Political Science, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.  We have received the final update for 2014.  Further titles will become available to us in March 2015.  See the list here.

 

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Royal Society of Chemistry – We have added 14 more titles to our catalogue recently.  A list is here.

 

 

logoFrom Springer we have access to a further 521 e-books across most subject disciplines.  See the title list here.

 

 

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From Taylor & Francis we have added an additional 172 titles in Education to the catalogue.  See all 4 tabs on the excel list here.

 

 

University Press Scholarship Online

University Press Scholarship Online  has an additional 1226 titles added to our holdings in a wide range of subject areas and academic publishers.  These have been added to the catalogue but see also a title list here.

 

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Wageningen  – we have a further 14 titles, subject area life sciences.  Access the list here.

 

2013_WOL_logoA further 100 new Wiley Online Library titles have been added to our catalogue.  A list of the titles is available here.

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

 

 

 

August E-Book News

We have increased our e-book holdings with the following providers.

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We have added a further 44  titles to the Dawsonera platform.  A list of the new titles is available here and these have all been added to our catalogue.

EBL – Ebook Library

We have added a further 72  titles to the EBL platform.  A list of the new titles is available here and these have all been added to our catalogue.

 

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A further 55 e-books have been added to the Ebsco and MyILibrary platforms over the last couple of months.  A list of the new titles is here and these have been added to our catalogue.

 

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A further 426 e-books in a variety of subject areas are now available on the Palgrave Connect website.  The individual titles have been added to our catalogue and the list of new titles can be browsed here.

 

2013_WOL_logoA further 695 e-books in a variety of subject areas are now available from Wiley Online Library.  The individual titles have been added to our catalogue and the list of new titles can be browsed here.

 

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks