China Legal Knowledge Database (Trial)

This trial will end 16 April 2017

The China Legal Knowledge Database from CNKI offers current and accurate resources on Chinese laws and regulations, integrating content officially sanctioned by the People’s Republic of China.   The database contains both national and local laws and regulations enacted from 1949 to date; cases and commentaries from 1979 onwards; and secondary sources such as law reviews and journals, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, newspapers, bulletins, gazettes, yearbooks and reference works.  The China Legal Knowledge Database is updated daily and newly enacted laws are available within 48 hours.

The database is available via the Chinese interface or the English interface.

SAGE Research Methods : Video (Trial)

This trial will end 14 April 2017

SAGE Research Methods : Video contains over 480 videos, including hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process.

The videos are a supplement to the SAGE Research Methods database.  They are produced with expert researchers from leading research institutions, SAGE’s best-selling authors, great teachers and more.  The videos can help bring research methods, statistics and evaluation to life.

MGG Online (Trial)

This trial will end 6th March 2017

MGG Online provides access to the authoritative German-language music encyclopedia, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), as a dynamic online database.

MGG Online features:

  • Complete content of the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, plus continuous updates, revisions, and additions
  • Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of all fields of music studies
  • Over 18,000 articles written by more than 3,500 authors from 55 countries
  • Powerful platform with the most advanced search and browse capabilities
  • Easy toggling between current and older versions of each article
  • Automatic translation from German to over 100 languages via Google Translate integration
  • User accounts where annotations and notes can be created, saved, and shared
  • Cross references linking related content throughout MGG Online
  • Links to related content in RILM Abstracts on EBSCOhost
  • An interface compatible with mobile and tablet devices

Ovid Emcare (Trial)

This trial will end 31 December 2017

Emcare is a new nursing and allied health database, produced in partnership with Ovid and Elsevier.  Emcare indexes over 3,700 international journals, with coverage commencing 1995 onwards.  The database is integrated with the EMTREE thesaurus and has easy linking to full-text journal content.

Emcare enables users to search scholarly nursing and allied health bibliographic data with convenient limits to systematic reviews, clinical trials, and the other functionality of the Ovid platform.

Content highlights:
– Over 3,700 international journals indexed and with no embargoes
– Access to over 1,800 journals not available on other leading nursing databases
– Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995
– Up to 250,000 record citations added each year
– Comprehensive scope of international content : 50% of journals from North America, 40% from Europe; 10% from other regions; 9% of all records reference non-English articles, though most have English-language abstracts
– 70% of records contain online abstracts

View a demonstration of the database via this Introduction to Ovid Emcare.

Tiananmen Square and U.S. – China Relations, 1989-1993 (Trial)

This trial will end 28 February 2017

Tiananmen Square and U.S. – China Relations, 1989-1993 offers unique primary source documents relating to the 1989 demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more.

Consisting of documents from White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File categories and the Staff and Office Files, they document the Bush White House’s response to deteriorating U.S.-Chinese relations and worldwide support for the movement and condemnation of the Chinese government response.

WHORM Alphabetical Files contain letters from the general public concerning the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the military massacre of civilians.  The Staff and Office Files contain correspondence, memoranda, and publications maintained by individual White House and Executive branch staff members and offices. The Public Mail Files document the reaction of the American people to the events in China and provides a cross section of American public opinion regarding the democracy movement in China and the eventual crackdown by Chinese authorities. Meeting notes, memoranda, and reports provide information about Administration reaction to the protests in China and eventual Chinese government actions.

Records of the National Council for United-States-China Trade (Trial)

This trial will end 28 February 2017

Records of the National Council for United-States-China Trade 1973-1983 is a collection of primary sources which chronicle the formation of NCUSCT and its role in commerce.  As a resource for the study of international business and politics, this collection offers scholars a comprehensive view of trade relations by providing access to annual reports, brochures and publications on regulations and legislation.  Specific aspects of trade such as shipping, packaging, contract negotiations, banking, inspection, and trademarks are documented. The files also have material relating to US-China relations in general, China’s trade with other countries, and China’s history, culture, and business practices.

The collection consists of NCUSCT records arranged into two sub-groups: administrative files and Business Advisory Services Department files. While the internal structure and staff of the Council changed, the major activities of the Council remained within the compass of these file groups.  While certain items are dated as recently as 1983, the bulk of the records are from 1973 through 1978. They cover the time from establishment of liaison offices and creation of the Council to the announcement on December 15, 1978, that the United States and China would normalize diplomatic relations on the first of January 1979.

New eResources – December 2016

The following databases were added to the Library’s collection recently:

IndiaStat – provides secondary level socio-economic statistical information about India, its states, regions and sectors.

Indigenous Peoples: North America – explores the political, social, and cultural history of native North American peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century.  The content is sourced from American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations.

Japan Times Archive – delivers over a century of news and history on world affairs, written in English, from a Japanese perspective. Every issue, published from March 1897 is searchable.

Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914 – documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world from the last half of the 15th century into the beginning of the 20th century.  The collection provides full-text searching of an abundance of rare books and primary source materials, including: Monographs; Serials; Political pamphlets and broadsides; Government publications; Proclamations; a wide range of Ephemera; and more.

Slavery in America and the World : History, Culture & Law – every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere.

PlantFile Online (Trial)

This trial will end 31 December 2016

PlantFile Online currently has 3,640 species with over 5,200 cultivars that are accompanied with 14,000 photographs. It is suitable for southern and northern hemispheres. It allows you to sort, select and identify commonly used plants and print reports. It also covers common pests and diseases with their control methods. It is an ideal resource for students, landscapers or anyone with an interest in plants.

Please note: PlantFile Online opens in demo mode with 101 plant species available.  To access the full database and additional features you will need the trial Username and Password. Please post a comment below (using your unimelb email address) to request the username and password.

The ability to create your own personal folder is not available during this trial.

The publisher recommends using the Google Chrome browser to access PlantFile.

CAB Abstracts and Global Health

As of 31 December 2016 the Library’s access to CAB Abstracts and Global Health on the Web of Knowledge platform will cease.

These databases are now, and will continue to be, available on the updated CAB Direct platform.  You can access them now via the Library Catalogue:  CAB Abstracts   Global Health

CABI has worked with development partners from across academia and industry to develop the next generation of the CAB Direct platform.  Designed around the way researchers work, CAB Direct has completely new features to help you get more out of the literature, a more intuitive user experience, and has a new look and feel.

Key features of the new CAB Direct platform are:

  • Improved, personalise your experience with My CABI
  • New, organise your work with My Projects
  • New, analyse the literature with visualisations
  • New, add notes with Highlight and Annotate
  • Enhanced, search experience
  • New, navigate using Browse

CABI have compiled Frequently Asked Questions which provide more detailed information about these features and more.

MethodsNow (Trial)

This trial will end 23 December 2016

MethodsNow features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis.

  • Easy access to method details from millions of disclosed procedures
  • Lets you quickly compare analytical methods side-by-side
  • Displays experimental details in easy-to-read table format
  • Includes materials, instrumentation, conditions and more
  • Covers synthetic preparations from top journals and patents
  • Features content curated by CAS scientists for superior discoverability and new CAS Method Number identifiers for quick reference

Coverage includes synthetic preparations from 180 highly respected journals, including important titles such as;  Organic Letters, Catalysis Letters, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry,Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, Tetrahedron, Chemical Science.

MethodsNow is also integrated with SciFinder, with links to MethodsNow from the Get Reactions pages in SciFinder. For a more in-depth walk-through of MethodsNow, view these video tutorials.

Please note: You must use your SciFinder login ID and password to access MethodsNow. If you don’t have a SciFinder login go to the SciFinder catalogue record to register.