UTS Library

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.

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Description: Includes over 170 books in fashion, textiles, design, illustration, photography, film, media, architecture, interiors, marketing and advertising. 

Includes artwork, practitioner interviews, case studies, concepts and activities covering the main visual arts disciplines. Also includes educational topics such as professional practice and portfolio development.

Trial ends 13 December 2018
Feedback to Sophie Herbert

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

Description: Includes architecture, urbanism and interior design with access to a curated collection of searchable text and image content, providing an educational resource for academics and students.

Incorporates the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, peer-reviewed academic eBooks and images. Covers topics by reference works, architecture and interior design eBooks.

Trial ends 13 December 2018
Feedback to David Litting

Spark: Encyclopaedia of Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Materials Science and Physics

Please note that this trial is specific to Electronic Textbooks of Spark database.

Description: Spark is De Gruyter’s new e-textbook database for STEM disciplines, including chemistry, industrial chemistry, physics, and materials science. The topics are presented on a level accessible to postgraduate students, connecting them to the forefront of research. Importantly, the 50+ e-textbooks presented in this database are ‘live’, in that they will be regularly updated as the science changes. The user interface offers a ‘bookshelf’ experience, so that students can quickly select the e-textbook they need via its cover image. An extensive browsing tree and full-text search functionality is also available, enabling users to explore all topics with ease. A video tutorial can be viewed here.

Trial ends 30 November 2018
Feedback to Jackie Edwards

World Trade Organization (WTO) iLibrary

Description: WTO iLibrary is a new research tool provided by the World Trade Organization.

The WTO iLibrary brings together, for the first time, into one self-contained area, all of the WTO's key research material on global trade.

Key content: over 400 titles published by the WTO or co-published with other international organizations, over 30 Cambridge University Press co-editions in HTML, over 400 Dispute Settlement Reports and over 200 Working Papers. All content can be fully downloaded or copied/pasted for reuse elsewhere. A Read Online feature allows users to read and share content on all connected devices: desktop and mobile.

Trial ends 31 December 2018
Feedback to Patrick Tooth