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Current Database Trials

The Library regularly arranges trials of new databases. Have a look at any of the current trials that are of interest to you and let us know what you think. Your feedback is appreciated.

Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture 1790 – 1920

Description: Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 presents the broadest and deepest collection of materials supporting the study of nineteenth-century criminal history, law, literature, and justice. This quintessential resource enhances understanding of the intersection of law and society during a pivotal era of social change.

Trial ends 20 March 2017
Feedback to Seraphina Goldsmith


Description: AccessPhysiotherapy is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy. Updated regularly, this comprehen¬sive online physiotherapy resource provides physical therapy students with instant access to videos, a unique cadaver dissection tool, and leading physical therapy textbooks that will establish an important foundation for learning; enables instructors to create, track and report on their students’ progress through our exclusive Custom Curriculum tool; and allows physical therapists to brush up on their knowledge or access quick answers as the need arises.

Please also see the Australian content, namely the Brukner & Khan instructional videos, and the Learning Modules under the multimedia menu. These were developed for the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Trial ends 15 April 2017
Feedback to Helen Chan

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Description: Nature Biomedical Engineering publishes content of high significance to the biomedical engineering community, including bench scientistsengineers and clinicians.

Trial ends 30 April 2017
Feedback to Jing Li

Fashion Photography Archive

Description: The largest collection of fashion photographs for use by students and educators, the archive includes images of:

  • International runway shows from the 1970s until the early 2000s, from over 400 designers
  • Key collections from McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano, and more
  • Rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years
  • Street-style images from global fashion cities

The Archive’s fine-tuned index and interactive timeline allow students to compare and trace trends, designers, and seasons.

Trial ends 12 May 2017
Feedback to Ashley England

Fairchild Books Library

Description: The world’s leading visual arts publisher Fairchild Books introduces the largest digital collection of fashion textbooks and learning resources:

  • 130 digital textbooks are available via library for students
  • Textbooks are aggregated and fully indexed to provide both a learning and a reference experience   
  • Textbooks are integrated with ancillaries specific to each book
  • STUDIOs allow users to personalize their study with multiple choice questions and quizzes, flashcards, and video and audio resources
  • Teaching resources and lesson plans available to instructors
  • Interactive timeline provides historical context

Trial ends 12 May 2017
Feedback to Ashley England