New E-Resource Trial: SAGE Research Methods Video

The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:

SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.

Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Your feedback on SAGE Research Methods Video trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 28/02/17. The trial is on-campus only.

For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarians.

From the Library Subject Team.

John Springhall Collection

The John Springhall Collection is now available for consultation in the Coleraine campus Library. The Collection consists of comics (loose and bound volumes), some lecture notes, newspaper cuttings, and publicatons on youth work, Scouts, Boys’ Brigade and Woodcraft Folk. Some items from the collection will be on display in Coleraine Reading Room 1 from January 19th until early Feburary.

For more informaiton consult the Special Collections Guide.

The Making of Modern Law: database trial

The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism.  This Database is available until 3rd Feburary throughmaking-of-modern-law the portal, Llibrary and ICT tab, A-Z list.

Trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

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The Library has set up trial access to Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 2,000 specially prepared, animated, seminar-style, online lectures by world leading authorities for universities, research centres, medical schools and pharmaceutical/biotech companies.

Included:

  • Course modules
  • Supporting material: suggestions for projects, workshops and tutorials
  • Recommended reading: research papers, review articles and book chapters
  • MCQs and suggested exam questions
  • Accredited tests: US Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and UK Continuing Professional Development (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom)
  • 90,000+ slides

All of these are compatible with BlackBoard.

Access to the collection is limited to on-campus users. The trial runs until 28th February 2017.

For help and support with any of the Library’s resources, contact your librarian.

The Library Subject Team.

Library trials: Acland’s Video Atlas and Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

The Library is pleased to announce trial access to two databases:

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy – contains over 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center – available on the OVID platform, contains 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content.

Both trials can be accessed from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal.

Access to Acland’s during the trial is limited to on-campus users.

The trials run until 19th November 2016. Please contact your Librarian if you would like to comment on these databases or any aspect of Library resources.

The Library Subject Team

 

 

 

Trial access to PsycBOOKS

Ulster Library has arranged a free trial to PsycBOOKS for one month.

“PsycBOOKS contains full text (PDF) of scholarly book titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The service offers over 900 titles, including 100 out-of-print books from 1950-2002, approximately 300 archival resources in psychology, and the exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology with over 1,500 authored entries. PsycBOOKS is updated with new releases of APA books and books originally produced by other publishers on a monthly basis”.

You can access the PsycBooks from the A-Z Databases listing on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal and off-campus access is available.  The database is hosted by OVID and so is on the same platform as PsycInfo and Medline.

We would be very keen to gather your feedback on this resource and so have made a feedback form available at http://library.ulster.ac.uk/electronic/trialfeedbk.php?eisno=771

The trial ends on 10/11/16.

If you have any queries please contact your campus Life and Health Sciences librarian on science@library.ulster.ac.uk

The Library Subject Team

 

Literary Exhibiton in Coleraine campus library

This exhibition has been created to coincide with Coleraine Literature Festival being held at the Riverside Theatre, 4th – 6th October 2016.

It consists of some of the works of those delivering sessions at the festival and includes books from the campus libraries as well as material from the John Hewitt collection.

Included is a selection of typewritten poems by Damian Smyth that was sent to John Hewitt in 1980 and now is part of the John Hewitt collection.

Also on display are some of John Hewitt’s notebooks which contain a selection of his handwritten poems on travel (the theme of the festival).

The exhibition will be available until the 31st October.

New IBISWorld Database Replaces KeyNote

IBISWorldlogoAs the KeyNote market research database is no longer being updated, the Library has cancelled its subscription.  For those needing access to UK market research, we have set up a new subscription to the IBISWorld database which contains industry information for over 400 sectors.  The database is generally very straightforward to use and the reports are updated regularly (once or twice a year).  Note that the Library also subscribes to other market research databases such as Mintel, Passport and MarketLine (in Business Source Complete) and these all contain information on UK sectors as well as international market research.

If you need help in using these databases or in sourcing industry information please contact your business subject librarian.

Complimentary Zika Virus Resource Portal from WK Health launched

Wolters Kluwer Health has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer Health, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In conjunction with the portal, Wolters Kluwer is launching a multifaceted digital educational campaign featuring Zika experts sharing the latest findings in a variety of formats, including podcasts, journal articles, blogs, interactive videos and Twitter Talks. The portal and campaign will also feature information for consumers, including symptoms to look for and preventive measures to protect against contracting the virus.

The campaign centrepiece is a question and answer-style video debuting August 19 featuring Betsy Todd, RN, MPH, CIC, clinical editor of the American Journal of Nursing and an infectious disease expert. She will address the current state of the Zika virus and answer questions submitted by August 16 via Twitter and Facebook using the #WKZikaResources hashtag. Questions that are submitted using that hashtag may also be answered during an upcoming Twitter Talk.

“Wolters Kluwer is proud to provide these digital resources to help combat the spread of the Zika virus,” said Diana Nole, CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health.

“The public fear and anxiety that churn in the wake of a global health crisis are often the result of the unknown. Unlike Ebola, which has been studied exhaustively for decades, Zika is still largely a mystery, although medical professionals and researchers are continuously uncovering new aspects of the virus. By sharing our expertise and premium clinical guidance, we provide the public and healthcare community with relevant, trusted on-demand information during this rapidly evolving situation.”