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Grove Art Online

From September 7 through October 6, 2016, we have trial access to Grove Art Online.

Grove Art Online is an extensive research database through Oxford Art Online that includes the full text of

  • the 34-volume Dictionary of Art with 
    • 45,000 signed articles
    • 5,500 images
    • 40,000 image links
    • timelines of world art
    • MoMA lesson plans
    • links to ARTstor. 

Our access also includes the full text of the following resources:

  • The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art 

We have trial access to this until October 6, 2016, so please take advantage of it and let us know what you think.

 

APA Style Central

From September 15 until October 15, 2016, we have trial access to APA Style Central, which offers video tutorials about various aspects of APA Style, links to images of various specific sections of the APA manual, multiple sample papers, and tools available with the creation of a personal account, including templates for writing papers and guided forms for automatically formatting reference list entries.Also included are 17 different APA reference books.

The APA Publication Manual itself does not appear to be included in its entirety.

This trial runs until October 15, so please give it a try before then and let us know what you think.

 

PolicyMap

From September 15 until October 31, 2016, we have trial access to PolicyMap, a US national data mapping tool and analytics platform with which to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group up to a national level, as well as create custom regions. 

PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites. Users can also download data from PolicyMap for use in other tools or upload their own address-based data for use in PolicyMap.

You can see the full Policy Map data listing on our trial site by going to http://tamu.policymap.com/our-data.html 

Very short videos the provide a glimpse of how PolicyMap works

Brief Demo:  http://www.policymap.com/demo.html 
Quick Start Video of the basic maps page
:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wIp1Xim1n4
PolicyMap in Action:  Maps:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oriaJ4Y4s08 
PolicyMap in Action:
  3-Layer Maps (Workforce Development Example): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7rFZqZU4Dc
PolicyMap in Action:  Reports:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62y21o-VS-8
Using the PolicyMap Data Loader:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtUMaRwO3ck(Subscribers can also self-upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data into PolicyMap using this tool.) 

 

Weekly public PolicyMap overview webinars are also scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  In PolicyMap, go to  “Support”, “Training Calendar” to register for a session.

We'll have trial access until October 31, 2016, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Hein Online

From August 25, 2016 until February 24, 2017, we have trial access to HeinOnline, a fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of federal case law.

This trial will last until February 24, 2017, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Grove Music Online

From September 7 until October 6, 2016, we have trial access to Grove Music Online.

Grove Music Online, an extensive research database through the Oxford Music Online gateway, includes the full text of

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. 

And growing amounts of 

  • The Grove Dictionary of American Music
  • The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments 

Also included on the platform, along with Grove Music Online, are access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.

We have trial access to this until October 6, 2016, so please take advantage of it and let us know what you think.

 

Gale Researcher and Academic OneFile

From September 21 until October 19, 2016, we have trial access to Gale Researcher and Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile provides searchable full text of millions of peer-reviewed journal articles, news and magazine articles, topic overviews, government and technical reports, book chapters, images, videos, and audio on such subjects as criminal justice, economics, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

Gale Researcher offers topic overviews and reference articles on topics including literature, criminal justice, economics, history, psychology, and political science.

Our trial of each runs until October 19, 2016, so please give them a try and let us know what you think.

 

Cross-National Time Series Data Archive

From September 16 until October 14, we have trial access to the Cross-National Time Series Data Archive, which provides many decades worth of quantitative social science data on more than 200 country units.

While the trial has certain limits short of the full subscription version, it still contains a considerable wealth of data. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Physical Therapy Collection from Films on Demand

From September 1 through September 30, 2016, we have trial access to the Physical Therapy Video Collection from Films on Demand. It includes 156 different videos demonstrating many different tests, exercises, and procedures. Each video can be linked to directly, and custom playlists can be created within personal accounts. 

This trial will last until September 30, 2016, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences collections from Films on Demand

From September 1 through September 30, 2016, we have trial access to the Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science Video Collections from Films on Demand. These includes thousands of videos between them, focusing on many different subtopics and created by many different producers. Each video can be linked to directly, and custom playlists can be created within personal accounts. 

This trial will last until September 30, 2016, so please give them a try and let us know what you think.

 

Science Online

From September 1 through September 30, 2016, we have trial access to Science Online, a database offering reference and introductory information, videos, diagrams, and biographies for such subjects as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics, Space and Astronomy, and Weather and Climate.

This trial will last until September 30, 2016, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

Today's Science

From September 1 through September 30, 2016, we have trial access to Today's Science, a database full of in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology, along with additional articles that help place news and discoveries in context; crossword puzzles, cartoons, and questions; and interviews with scientists

This trial will last until September 30, 2016, so please give it a try and let us know what you think.

 

 

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