Resources Under Evaluation (Trials)

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In addition to commenting below and directing comments directly to the selector librarian listed with each resource, you can also send comments on any of these resources to lisa-martincik@uiowa.edu.

KinoDen (Kinokuniya Digital Library) – Trial ends 31 May 2020

KinoDen is a cloud-based digital library service provided through the Internet. It was launched in 2018 with academic Japanese ebooks including recent titles. 

NB: The entire contents of most eBooks are freely accessible for five minutes. Page restrictions apply to certain titles.

Please contact Tsuyoshi Harada for the access serial code as well with comments.

Maruzen eBook Library (MeL) – Trial ends 31 May 2020

Maruzen eBook Library is an aggregated eBook service for academic, research and educational institutions that MARUZEN-YUSHODO has originally been developing and operating. MeL has the largest line-up of Japanese academic and educational eBooks and journal backfiles (some current), and is recently expanding its line up of English academic and educational eBooks as well.

NB: Printing and downloading are not available for this free trial reading. There is also a 5-minute browsing limit per title per session.

Please send comments to Tsuyoshi Harada.

SciVal – Trial ends 30 May 2020

SciVal offers comprehensive access to the research performance of over 14,000 research institutions and their associated researchers from 230 nations worldwide.

Please note that registered users will have to sign in before using SciVal, and unregistered users will need to create an account. Questions? Contact Sara Scheib.

Please send comments to Linda Walton.

GIDEON – Trial ends 13 June 2020

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) provides this comprehensive and accurate database of global infectious diseases. Updated daily, with information on the latest outbreaks, it’s ideal for help with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms. Includes more than 30,000 graphs and images.

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence.

Fire Insurance Maps Online (FiMo) – Trial ends 19 May 2020

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is the only online subscription service that provides user-friendly access to this unique and extensive historical map collection. HIG owns the world’s largest online digital collection of color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases and similar land use maps for North America. Their high definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans.

Please send comments to Brett Cloyd.

SAGE Business Cases – Trial ends 1 July 2020

SAGE Business Cases is a robust digital collection of business cases tailored to provide faculty, students and researchers with unlimited access to more than 3,650 authoritative cases from over 100 countries. SAGE curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, social enterprise, and more.

Please send comments to Linda Walton.

CLCD STEMExplore – Trial ends 29 May 2020

 CLCD STEMExplore PreK-12 database contains the largest collection of STEM-based PreK-12 fiction and nonfiction children’s and young adult books and media titles available today. It uses distinct STEM qualifiers that resulted in over 400,000 unique titles. CLCD’s new search Topic/Sub-Topic plus age, grade, or reading level qualifiers is ideal for finding the best STEM books for Project Based Learning and Literacy Reading Programs. 

Please send comments to Kelly Hangauer.

A&AePortal – Trial ends 14 June 2020

A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality and extensive metadata, the site offers students and scholars an engaging experience, encouraging critical thinking skills and supporting rigorous academic research.
 
Please send comments to Rijn Templeton.