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.

AccessPhysiotherapy

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
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SAGE Research Methods (SRM)

Description: SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. Built upon SAGE’s legacy of methods publishing, SAGE Research Methods is the essential online tool for researchers.

SRM has 4 components of which includes

  1. Methods– 1000 ebooks covering all methods across multi discipline subject areas.
  2. Cases - The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks. Cases are peer-reviewed and come with pedagogical tools including learning objectives and discussions questions. They can be used as a teaching tool to demonstrate a particular method and how it is applied in real research, or as inspiration to students who are preparing for their own research project.
  3. Datasets- a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. This bank of topical, engaging practice datasets, indexed by method and data type, are optimized to use in classroom exercises or in exam papers, saving faculty members hours spent sourcing and cleaning data themselves. The decisions researchers make when analysing data can seem like a black box for students—through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers
  4. Videos - contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course. 

Key feature tools embedded on the platform include: Methods Map, Project Planner and Which Stats Tools, Reading List.

Trial ends 2 June 2017
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The Business and Management SAGE Video

Description:  The Business and Management SAGE Video Collection ranges from innovation management to social media marketing, and includes:

  • tutorials on a wide range of key topics, such as product pricing strategies, or team leadership essentials
  • interviews with renowned experts on subjects including social media marketing, corporate social responsibility and family firms
  • management professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs and marketers at work
  • the very latest insights from marketing practitioners at brands including Kellogg’s and MacDonald’s
  • carefully curated licensed _ lm content, from BBC Worldwide and the American Marketing Association
  • coverage of small- and medium-sized firms, social and non-profit enterprises and transnational corporations

160 hours of video in:

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business and Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Organization Studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
  • Other Management Specialties

Trial ends 2 June 2017
Feedback to Patrick Tooth

Science Robotics

Description: The advancement of engineering in robotics has become a global STEM priority, and related research is growing rapidly. Science Robotics meets this demand by providing a central forum for the communication of breakthroughs and discoveries in the ever-expanding field of robotics.

Science Robotics will publish original, peer-reviewed, science-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. The journal will also feature editor-commissioned reviews.

Science Robotics, an online-only journal, is expected to publish upward of 150 original, peer-reviewed research articles per year, all with the same intellectual rigor found in Science itself.

Trial ends 23 June 2017
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Science Immunology

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 23 June 2017
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Science Translational Medicine

Description: Translational research that matters for human health, filling the knowledge gaps between research and medical application.

  • Studies in humans of human tissue that provide new information about therapies or disease
  • Results from animal models that are likely to apply to patients
  • Innovative reports of drug discovery and development

Trial ends 23 June 2017
Feedback to Rosie Glynn