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Very Short Introductions – Trial ended 15 November 2013

Very Short Introductions is an exciting new online resource, offering scholars and students OUP’s premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross-searchable, and highly accessible format. Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Social Explorer – Trial ended 9 November 2013

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.

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SAGE Research Methods – Trial ended 13 December 2013

SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

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ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World – Trial ended 13 November 2013

The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a collection of the statistical abstracts of approximately 40 countries.  These will be both individually searchable, and cross searchable.

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British Online Archives (BOA) – Trial ended 10 November 2013

British Online Archives has a wide range of items to interest those researching territories colonised by Britain including: America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia and Melanesia. Documents include records made by the East India Company and the records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The collection contains a range of sources that relate to both politics and history, these range from the Parliamentary Labour Party papers and the Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers’ Federation to the records of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and on to The British Union of Fascists’ newspapers and secret files.

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Bloomberg BNA – Trial ended 31 October 2013

Bloomberg BNA‘s Law School Professional Information Center offers valuable resources for law school librarians, faculty, and students seeking to maximize their investment in Bloomberg BNA publications.

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EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection – Trial ended 9 Dec 2013

eBook Academic Collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are nearly 120,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, MIT Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier Ltd.; Brill Academic Publishers; Taylor & Francis Ltd; Sage Publications, Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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World Religions Online – Trial ended 7 August 2013

World Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an unbiased manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the rituals of today.

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BrowZine – Trial ended 15 July 2013

With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers delivers journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine works by uniting articles from databases into complete journals, then arranging them by subject on a library-branded newsstand. The result is a revolutionary new way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals. All in a tablet format.

  • From your iPad, download BrowZine from the App Store and install it.
  • When you open BrowZine for the first time, you will see a list of schools, please select “University of Iowa”; then, enter your University of Iowa credentials (the same you would use with the proxy service to access resources from off campus).
  • Select the subject areas and start browsing!

If you have previously downloaded BrowZine and have been using our Open Access library, you will first need to log out of that library.  To do so, open BrowZine and tap the Settings button at the bottom; in the Settings page, tap the Logout/Change Library button in the upper right.  The list of libraries will appear, please follow the above steps.

Learn more about BrowZine at http://thirdiron.com/browzine/.

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Social Work Reference Center – Trial ended 30 June 2013

Social Work Reference Center includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings – including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.

Please send additional comments to Dan Gall.