Resource trial: Human Rights Studies Online

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online

Trial access to the Human Rights Studies Online collection has been enabled in Library OneSearch (through the Find Databases service) to enable and encourage evaluation of the resource by academics and students. Access is direct on-campus, and by university username and password from off-campus. Trial access will be available until 11 January 2015. The resource is described as follows:

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects. The collection include around 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of audio-visual content.

 

Off-campus access during the trial

During the trial period off-campus requests to access the resource will resolve to a login page displaying the message ‘We’re sorry, but we don’t recognise you!’ (see illustration below).

Alexander Press  - Human Rights Studies Online - login

Scroll down that page to the ‘Select by institution name’ box, and search for ‘Nottingham Trent University’. When the ‘Login via institution’ box appears below that, click on the ‘Go’ button to resolve the the NTU Single Sign-On page. Enter your university username and password and click on ‘Login’ to be authorised to access the resource.

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online - login - second step

New resource trial: Drama Online (beta)

The library is trialling access to the new Drama Online resource (currently in beta release). Access to Drama Online is direct on-campus through http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/. (During the trial phase, Drama Online will not be included as a database in Library OneSearch).

Drama Online (beta) is a brand new online resource focusing on the theatrical arts. It provides a growing collection of searchable full-text scripts of classic and contemporary drama, along with character, setting and production information. The collection includes browseable lists of plays, playwrights and practitioners, genre and periods; as well as sections on context and criticism.

The reference section of Drama Online provides contextual guides to authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres as well as guides to peformance and backstage craft. A range of full-colour theatrical production stills are also available.

The library is providing trial access to this resource (which remains in active development during its beta phase) until 12 October 2013. Feedback on the usefulness of Drama Online can be shared with members of the Academic Liaison team.

New resource trial: Osiris

Trial access to the new Osiris database service has been enabled in eSearch. For the period of the trial (which lasts until 22 September) access is direct on-campus, but not available from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Financial information on 64,000 listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide (50,000 are non-US companies). The information includes: standardised and “as reported” financials (including restated reports), SEC filings, detailed earnings estimates including recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings

Feedback on any aspect of the trial should be shared with Charles Knight.

Resource trial: EBSCO Art and Architecture Complete

Trial access to the EBSCO Art and Architecture Complete database has been enabled in eSearch. The trial continues until 30 October 2009. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. This new EBSCO resource remains in ‘beta’ – meaning that all of the content and possible functionality of the resource may not yet be available. The resource is described as follows:

Art & Architecture Complete – BETA is a bibliographic database that provides indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 240 periodicals and 140 books, as well as selective coverage for over 50 publications. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general viewers.

Please share feedback on this resource trial with ALT member Rachel Campbell.

New extended trial resource: Research Starters – Education

Trial access to the EBSCOhost database ‘Research Starters – Education’ has been enabled in eSearch. Access to the service will be available until September 2009. As with other EBSCO databases, access is direct on-campus and by Athens username and password off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

New extended trial resource: Research Starters – Business

Trial access to the EBSCOhost database ‘Research Starters – Business’ has been enabled in eSearch. Access to the service will be available until September 2009. As with other EBSCO databases, access is direct on-campus and by Athens username and password off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Study and research guides designed to be starting points for students. These consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts, providing topic overviews, definitions of relevant terms and concepts, detailed bibliographies, and full-text links where available.

New resource trial: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Trial access to this resource has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Current trials. Access is direct on-campus; no off-campus access is currently available. The resource is described as follows:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists.

The trial is available until 11 April 2008; all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller.

New resource: KnowUK

LLR has a new subscription to the KnowUK service. The listing for this resource in eSearch has been moved from the eResource trials Category to join the A-Z eSearch list – and can be added to Categories and Sub-Categories at the request of members of the ALT.  Access to KnowUK is direct on-campus; with Athens authentication for off-campus visitors.

New resource trial: KnowUK

Trial access to the KnowUK service has been set up in eSearch in eResource trials > Active trials. Access is direct on-campus (with no off-campus access available during the trial). Trial access is available until 25 July 2007. All feedback on the trial should be sent to Terry Hanstock. The resource is described as follows:

UK-specific reference information from over 100 of the most widely used reference publications in the UK. Includes a wide range of guides, directories, registers, yearbooks and other sources across a diverse range of subject areas.