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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

Trial access to History of Science and Medicine Library E-Books

logoWe have trial access to the History of Science and Medicine Library e-book collection from Brill until 9th July.

The History of Science and Medicine Library is a peer-reviewed book series devoted to the history of science and medicine, both history of scientific theory as well as the history of the role of science in society and culture from early modern times to the present. The medical studies include medical theory and practice as well as medicine and society.

A list of the titles on trial is available here.

 

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-book collection as your comments influence purchase decisions so please fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Trial – Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

WeOR_LogoLRC have trial access to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History  until the 17th October.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-book as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Trial – Historical Texts

other logoWe have trial access to Historical Texts a database which brings together three historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.  Access is available until the 10th October.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this database as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Trials ending this weekend

Last chance to try out these databases!

From Alexander Press we have 3 databases on trial until Sunday 13th July.

Anthropology Online

Anthropology Online provides a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminar texts,memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behaviour the world over. It includes complete works of key practitioners and theorists alike through the discipline.

 

 

Ethnographic Video Online Series 1 and Series 2 are a multi-volume resource providing 1,200 hours of documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behaviour. Publishing partners include Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Royal Anthropology Institute (RAI), and BBC. It is global in coverage with footage from every continent and hundreds of cultures.  For further information on this resource go to SPS Librarian blog.

 

From CNKI we have 4 databases on trial until Saturday12th July.

China Core Newspapers Full-text Database covers 544 titles of core newspapers officially published in mainland China since year 2000.

China Reference Works Online  contains 4,000 reference works from 200 publishers, including dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, atlas, chronicles, manuals etc.

China Statistical Yearbooks Database contains full coverage of all officially published yearbooks and other statistical materials.

CNKI e-resources on trial

China Yearbooks Full-text Database this includes 2,161 titles of yearbooks since 1912, 480 of which being central level and 1,151 local titles, with original display and browsing features.

 

From ProQuest we have 19 databases on trial until Sunday 13th July.

ProQuest History Vault provides access to millions of pages of cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents including articles, correspondence, government records, and more documenting the most widely studied topics in 18th-century through 20th-century American history. The databases we are currently trialling are Black Freedom 1, Black Freedom 2, Immigration, Law and Society since the Civil War, NAACP 1- 6, Plantations 1, Politics and Society 1960-1975, Slavery and the Law, US Military Intelligence Reports 1911-1944, Vietnam War, Women’s Rights 1, Women’s Rights 2 and World War II.  ProQuest logo

Our final ProQuest database on trial is the Digital National Security Archive. Created in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945.

 Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these databases as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.