Annual Plant Reviews Online

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Annual Plant Reviews Online is a reference work from Wiley’s Online Library.
It is a unique resource, an authoritative and growing collection of peer-reviewed plant science articles published in an electronic format.

With roughly 20 volumes of new content that have been digitised, Annual Plant Reviews online covers a spectrum of topics relating to pure and applied aspects of plant and crop science.

The remit of Annual Plant Reviews online is to publish topical, high-quality, research-focused reviews, commissioned from leading plant scientists around the world by members of the international Editorial Board. It is designed to be an invaluable resource for plant and crop scientists, and for professionals in all aspects of plant biology and crop improvement.

Topics covered by this resource include:
-Agricultural science
-Cell biology
-Ecology, biodiversity and systematics
-Food, nutrition and health
-Genetics and development
-Microbial sciences
-Omic sciences and technologies
-Plant and crop science
-Tools, technologies and methods

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The Nautical Magazine Library Collection.

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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, published monthly at the price of one shilling. It aimed to advance ‘the safety of seamen’, with a focus on the merchant marine, and a readership of professional seafarers. The founding editor, A. B. Becher (1796–1876), served for many years under the distinguished hydrographer Sir Francis Beaufort, and the magazine reflected Beaufort’s interests by reporting on new charts, research on weather and the oceans, astronomy and navigation, and statistics on wrecks and the Lifeboat Institution.
The content regularly included serialised accounts of voyages, descriptions of distant countries, notes on new shipping regulations, and discussion of the latest technologies. There were also reports on current affairs such as (during the Victorian period) the searches for Sir John Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition, the Crimean War and the Suez Canal project.
Astute editorial decisions ensured that the content mirrored the evolving concerns of readers, enabling ‘the Nautical’ to remain popular for nearly two centuries. It is a fascinating source of data, news and opinions for maritime, economic and social historians, genealogists, and shipping enthusiasts.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History

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The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History has over 140 articles and summaries available, providing in-depth overviews of the major areas of research and will continue to grow with the field over time.

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History is a dynamic, innovative, comprehensive, self-reflexive online research encyclopedia, which provides access to state-of-the-art research and also connects readers to the full range of internet resources for research and teaching, including audio, visual, video materials, digitized archives, and other primary sources.

Some extracts from the Editor in Chief David Ludden on the ORE of Asian History:
“In standard school-book geography, Asia is a continent connected to Europe that includes Russia east of the Urals, the Caucasus, and Middle East. But in international affairs and world area studies, including History, it is a changing collection of states and cultural regions east of Iran, excluding the Caucasus and Middle East, and in some recent versions also all of Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and even Afghanistan and Pakistan. In popular discourse, Asia always excludes Russia, the Caucasus, and Middle East. In Europe and the UK, Asia commonly centers on India, but in the United States, it centers on China. In the US, being Asian usually means having traits typical in East Asia, but in Europe and the UK, most Asians are from South Asia.

This confusing mixture of territorial definitions is an intellectual legacy of Asian Studies from the days of imperialism, nationalism, orientalism, and Cold War; now it is certainly archaic, as are disciplinary separations of History from social sciences and the isolation of histories of science, art, technology, architecture, archaeology, music, health, medicine, environment, and other subjects. The internet allows disparate fields and approaches to be interconnected as never before; it can foster new conversations and collaborations. The ORE can connect specialists in new ways, forming new intellectual spaces, for example, among area specialists separated by oceans and continents. The ORE provides a way to overcome the current disconnect of Asian History from processes of globalization and worldwide Asian migrations…”

“As it evolves, the ORE of Asian History will cover the entire sweep of Asian history in its broadest definition, from prehistory to the present and into the future.”

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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum

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The Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum systematically collects newly published Greek inscriptions as well as publications on previously known documents. It presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations, and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents. The online edition includes all Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) volumes, and will incorporate all future volumes in the series.
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online is automatically updated upon publication of the annual volume.

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Early English Books Online – now on ProQuest Platform

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Experience Early English Books Online now on the ProQuest Platform!
Access on the Chadwyck-Healey platform will be available concurrently until July 2020.

Key benefits of using EEBO on the ProQuest platform:
– Cross-searching with other databases – including Literature Online and Early European Books
– Text Creation Partnership – transcriptions of over 60,000 EEBO texts
– Ease of use – say goodbye to having to learn multiple, standalone interfaces
– Quicker and efficient – downloading a PDF, citing, saving, and sharing materials is now faster than ever
– Future improvements will be made automatically to EEBO, just like other products on the platform

If you are new to EEBO, what is it?
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 – from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. EEBO is enhanced by the Text Creation Partnership making it possible to search the full text of a book and read a transcription of the text. EEBO covers the database content of: Early English Books Tract Supplement, Thomason Tracts, Early English Books I & II.
For more information about this resource click here.

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EduTV is a Video Streaming service of over 50,000+ broadcast programs from free-to-air and pay TV channels in Australia, including documentaries, news and current affairs, films and drama series. Coverage commences with 2006 and includes content across a wide range of learning areas. Free to air content is recorded from the ABC, SBS, NITV, 9, 7, 10, etc. channels. EduTV also includes several programs broadcast on Pay TV such as The History Channel, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge and Discovery channels.
EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and watch relevant television content instantly.

Features and benefits

  • ​Immediate streaming access
  • Content includes documentaries, drama, series and more from free-to-air and pay TV
  • Archives of programs starting from 2006 with up to 120 new programs added weekly
  • Instant institutional login—IP address authentication
  • Accessible anywhere with an internet connection
  • Simple and advanced searching with programs classified by subject areas

Key subjects

  • Business and economics
  • Culture and society
  • Current affairs
  • English language
  • Geography and nature
  • Health and physical education
  • History
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Indigenous studies
  • Languages
  • Legal studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media studies
  • Performing arts
  • Politics and government
  • Religious studies
  • Science and technology
  • Visual arts and design

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Nexis Uni® is Coming! – new interface

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LexisNexis Academic is transitioning to a new interface called Nexis Uni.

Nexis is moving to the new Nexis Uni interface as of 1 August 2019. Both versions of the database are available during July.

Before the semester kicks off, be sure to check out Nexis Uni—an exciting new research solution designed with and for digital natives like you. Nexis Uni enables quick discovery across all content types, personalized discipline pages for those who set up individual profiles and a collaborative workspace for group assignments. Start the semester at an advantage.

In case you need reminding what it is useful for:
o Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, biographies and public records from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents, in a single location.

  • A personalized research experience with alerts, saved searches, annotated documents and suggested sources by discipline
  • Sophisticated discovery tools that—with a single search—quickly sift through countless websites and databases and return a clear visual presentation of relevant results
  • A collaborative workspace that reduces duplicative efforts on individual research and group projects through the ability to annotate and save searches or documents into shared folders

Bookmark our Nexis Uni Support page— for additional resources including tutorial videos, FAQs, user guides, tipsheets and so much more!

POPLINE (to retire on September 1, 2019)

The following announcement is forwarded from AHILA-net (Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa).

POPLINE has been a valuable resource to the population, family planning, and reproductive health community for over 40 years. Our collection of more than 400,000 records has provided students and researchers worldwide with access to journal articles, reports, books, unpublished resources, and full-text documents (to users in low- and middle-income countries). POPLINE is managed by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, which ends on September 10, 2019. The POPLINE website will retire on September 1, 2019. Where can I find alternative access to journal articles? Since POPLINE’s inception in 1973, many free resources have become available and offer alternative access to journal articles. These resources collectively meet the majority of POPLINE user requests. The following resources offer alternative access to journal articles:

Google Scholar
PubMed Central
HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme – Provides free or low-cost online journal access to institutions in developing countries
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) – Provides services to improve health information access in developing countries
Global Development Network/British Library of Development Studies (GDN/BLDS) – Provides services to research institutes in developing and transition countries
Highwire Press Free Access to Developing Economies – Provides free online access to its journals for selected countries
BMJ Journals Online – Free online access to BMJ journals is provided to selected countries

For Popline’s full retirement announcement see

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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