The Oxford classical dictionary

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The 4th edition of ‘The Oxford Classical Dictionary’ is the ultimate reference on the classical world. It contains over 6,200 entries with contributions from a team of 364 scholars and 15 specialist subject area advisors, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.
As well as providing factual information, the Dictionary contains many thematic entries on subjects relevant to the 21st century such as nationalism, race, gender, and ecology. Anthropology and reception have been added as new subject areas, covering topics such as creolization and kinship, as well as dance reception and translation.
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The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

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Unmatched in scholarship and diversity, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancient world. This work is written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors. It provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. This encyclopedia spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE, covering the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt. New content is published twice a year (summer and winter), with over 100 new articles per year.
Topics covered: Ancient Near East, Biographies of Classical Scholars, Bronze and Iron Age, Byzantium, Christianity, Classical Greece, Economy, Greco-Roman Egypt, Hellenistic World, Historiography, Jewish History, Late Antiquity, Law, Pharaonic Egypt, Places – East, Places – West, Religion, Roman Empire, Roman Intellectual and Cultural History, Roman Military History, Roman Republic, Science, Social History.

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Caixin Global (Trial)

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Trial ends 14th June 2019.
This is a trial to Caixin Global’s free reading program. It includes additional titles to our standard “Caixin Global” subscription. These additional titles include: Caixin Digital Weekly, Caixin Editorial & Opinion. Caixin Global is a source of macroeconomics, finance and business intelligence about China.

The Caixin newsroom is recognized as an unrivaled producer of independent, investigative journalism in China, and a source of information for investors, business leaders, policy-makers, and academics.

Please follow registration instructions on catalogue record.

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Clarivate Analytics (Trial)

Trial ends 6th October 2019.
Harness intelligence to accelerate innovation and drug development

The University of Melbourne, Monash University, and WEHI have secured 5-months site-wide access to Clarivate Analytics drug development packages, Drug Research Advisor, Integrity and Biomarkers.

The partnership with Clarivate will give researchers unprecedented access to these industry class-leading tools that can empower both basic and translational biomedical research.


Available via the Library catalogue.
Integrity, with the Biomarkers module, provides information across multiple disciplines to support successful drug research and development. It Integrates biological, chemical and pharmacological data, and is updated daily. This wealth of scientific pipeline data contains granular target and MOA information as well as the most extensive preclinical and clinical biomarker data linked to associated diseases and therapies.

Drug Research Advisor

Available via the Library catalogue.
Drug Research Advisor is a suite of applications that integrate the three major steps of preclinical research into a single cloud-based workflow.

Please follow access instructions as detailed in catalogue entries.


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Covidence – new eResource

Covidence Institutional Licence is available NOW!

Covidence is a web-based tool that can simplify the processes of systematic and scoping reviews.

Summary of the features:

Import citations – Covidence works seamlessly with your favourite reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks, Mendeley or any tool that support RIS, CSV or PubMedXML formats

Screen titles and abstracts – Breeze through screening with keyword highlighting & a lightning quick interface. Covidence keeps full records of who voted and also supports single or dual screeners. You can even do it on your mobile when you have a few spare minutes.

Upload references – Transfer PDFs stored in your reference manager to Covidence in a few clicks.

Screen full text – Decide quickly on studies in full text. Capture reasons for exclusion and any notes so you can resolve any disagreements quickly, with a click of a button.

Create forms – Be in control and stay focussed on your PICO question. Customisable extraction forms means you only spend time extracting what you need. It saves you time and money.

Risk of Bias – Automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on text directly in your PDF. No more cut and paste.

Do Data Extraction – Extract data efficiently with a side-by-side view of your customised form and PDF. Then, when you’re done, easily compare your form with other reviewers.

Export – Covidence exports to all the common formats so you can continue your review in your preferred software.


Access to Covidence and instructions for University of Melbourne staff and students is available from the Library’s catalogue.

We would welcome your feedback via on this resource to help us determine if it is worthwhile continuing this subscription 2020 onwards.
On behalf of your Scholarly Services librarians, February 2019.

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Storybox (Trial)

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Catalogue record, available from: Storybox.

Trial ends 6th June 2019.

Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers – well that’s Story Box Library!
Storybox gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way.
With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!

Story time can be used to facilitate discussion in learning environments, to complement a story time or a read aloud

  • Story Box Library focuses solely on local stories and voices
  • Our library now consists of over 200 stories
  • Each story comes with tailored Classroom Notes and/or At Home Activities that are specifically created for the Australian curriculum, further connecting children to the themes of each story.
  • Our storytellers are chosen to ensure a broad range of voices, ages, gender and backgrounds to ensure diversity.
  • We regularly add new stories, currently 40-60 each year.


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Socialism on Film : The Cold War and International Propaganda

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Look behind the iron curtain with this collection of films from the communist world.
University of Melbourne now have access to all 3 modules of this database:

  • Module I: Wars & Revolutions
  • Module II: Newsreels & Cinemagazines
  • Module III: Culture & Society [New for 2019]

Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), Socialism on Film documents the communist world, from the Russian Revolution to the end of the Cold War. This unique collection of documentary films, features and newsreels reveals all aspects of life behind the Iron Curtain, as seen by filmmakers from the USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, China, East Germany, Eastern Europe and more.

Providing a counterpoint to Western perceptions of communist states and their actions, the films illuminate how socialist countries saw themselves and the world around them during the major political and social events of the twentieth century. The footage was originally sourced from communist states, then versioned into English language for private distribution in Britain and the West.

This is the largest film collection of its kind to survive in Western Europe. The films have been conserved, digitised from the original 16mm and 35mm reels, and are fully transcribed and searchable.

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DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus is a clinical information resource designed to decrease the time to find answers to clinical queries. Content is updated every day to ensure access to the most current evidence. DynaMed Plus was launched in 2014. The product utilizes a semantically-enriched search design to facilitate easy and immediate results. DynaMed Plus content covers 23 medical specialties including paediatrics, primary care, neurology, obstetrics and gynaecology and infectious diseases. Access is available inside and outside of institutional networks 24×7 for all University of Melbourne users.

DynaMed Plus search algorithm is based on concept-based searching and includes :
• intelligent auto-suggest
• direct-to-section search results
• exact match summary display
• quick access to relevant images and calculators
• an easy-to-scan format, making it easy to find the information you need.
Editors monitor the content of medical journals daily, evaluating each article for clinical relevance and scientific validity. New evidence is added multiple times each day.

The levels of evidence and guidelines behind each recommendation can easily be seen. The product contains more than 4,700 medical graphics and images to help answer clinical questions. Micromedex standard drug information is presented in concise, sourced and referenced blocks of information.

The DynaMed Plus mobile app provides enhanced search, intuitive design, seamless updates and easy navigation. It is possible to access content offline, bookmark favourite topics, write and save notes and email topics. Instructions for downloading the mobile app are here
A promotional video is available for more details.

Please Note: access to DynaMed is a TRIAL and will be reviewed over the next couple of years.
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Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online

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This online reference work reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European. It is a voluminous resource for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advance search for each individual dictionary enabling the user to perform more complex research queries. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Archive (Trial)

Trial ends 15th April 2019.
Catalogue record, available from: Shakespeare’s Globe Archive.

This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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