UN Comtrade database – Trial expired 4 April 2020

The UN Comtrade database is the largest depository of international trade data. It contains well over 3 billion data records since 1962 and is available publicly on the internet. In addition, it offers public and premium data API for easier integration/download.

Refer to this link on how to fully use UN Comtrade: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradekb/Knowledgebase/Comtrade-User-Guide?Keywords=user

Please send comments to Brett Cloyd.

Screen Studies, BFI Film Classics, and BFI Film Studies – Trial ended 31 March 2020

Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support moving-image studies. The primary collection currently comprises 318 critical, contextual, and practical eBooks, 69 Screenplays, and 20 original overview articles. Also available on the platform, BFI Film Studies brings together a rich body of titles from British Film Institute Publishing’s pre-eminent and foundational list of books on film history, theory, national cinemas, genres, filmmakers, and stars. The BFI Film Classics collection consists of titles from the award-winning BFI Film Classics book series which introduces, interprets and celebrates landmarks of world cinema from the silent era to the 21st century.

Use the ‘Collections’ option on the homepage toolbar to navigate to BFI content.

Please send comments to Tim Shipe.

Royal Geographical Society (RGS) – Trial ended 17 March 2020

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Archive includes Maps, Atlases, Charts and Plans; Expedition Reports; Fieldnotes, Correspondence and Diaries; Grey Literature; Photographs, Artwork and Illustrations; Journal Manuscripts; Photographs; Proceedings, Lectures, and Ephemera. The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas, and supports educational needs in Anthropology, Area Studies; Cartography and Visualizations, Colonial, Post-Colonial & Decolonisation Studies; Development Studies; Environmental Degradation; Historical & Cultural Geography; Historical Sociology; Human Geography; Identity, Gender & Ethnic Studies; Geology; International Relations; Trade and Commerce, and Law and Policy relating to Colonization. The earliest printed cartographic item dates back to 1485, and recent items are also included in the Archive.

For the duration of this trial, RGS will appear along with Iowa’s two other Wiley Digital Archives (Royal Anthropological Institute and The New York Academy of Sciences).

Please send comments to Brett Cloyd.

Food and Drink in History – Trial ended 24 December 2019

Food And Drink in History explores five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink; these materials illustrate the deep links between food and identity, politics and power, gender, race and socio-economic status, as well as charting key issues around agriculture, nutrition and food production. 

Please send comments to Janalyn Moss.

USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) – Trial ended 31 October 2019

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1983, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the ongoing conflicts in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, and anti-Rohingya mass violence. It also includes testimonies about contemporary acts of violence against Jews.

Please send comments to Tim Arnold.

Oxford Clinical Psychology – Trial ended 17 October 2019

Oxford Clinical Psychology provides full-text access to over 300 titles in Oxford’s global clinical psychology publishing program in an integrated online service. Users can search and browse high-quality research and practice information covering a broad range of specialty areas, disorders, and treatment modalities.

Please send comments to Kelly Hangauer.

Oxford Medicine Online – Trial ended 17 October 2019

Oxford Medicine Online is a collection of online medical resources which cover every stage in a medical career, from resources for medical students and junior doctors, to those for senior doctors and consultants. Oxford Medicine Online allows users to browse and search a range of OUP’s online medical textbooks and handbooks from a single location and also offers access to titles from the prestigious Mayo Clinic Toolkit.

Please send comments to Janna Lawrence.