We have added the following new databases to our general and subject A-Z lists this month, these will appear on the catalogue soon.
ACO Music Data Analysis
The ACO Music Data Analysis tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. ACO Music Data Analysis is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. ACO links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With ACO, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced
Index to Printed Music
Use IPM to find individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. With over 425,000 records available for searching, IPM provides detailed indexing across a range of categories, including collection, composer, editor, format, genre, language, librettist, publication year etc. It is also possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions.”
Law Info China
We now have access to the Chinese version and the English version of Law Info China. A full description of this database can be found over on the SPS Librarian blog.
PAIS International database has also been advertised by our SPS Librarians – see their blog post.
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.
Routledge Performance Archive
The Routledge Performance Archive is a resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to a wide range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
TAIR Database (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana . Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions.
Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD)
Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database – Thermophysical and thermoradiative properties for metallic alloys and elements, nonmetallic liquids and solids, composites, ceramics, gases and coatings. Contains about 50,400 data curves with 87 properties for over 4,900 materials categorized into 85 material groups. Includes theories and measurements PDF documents.