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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.

Chinese Cultural Relics

Description: Chinese Cultural Relics is the official English translation of the prestigious award-winning Chinese archaeology journal Wenwu (Cultural Relics). Published since the 1950s, Wenwu is well known in China and abroad for its quality articles and in-depth reporting of Chinese archaeological surveys and fieldwork.

Each issue of Chinese Cultural Relics contains content from three recent issues of Wenwu; the premier issue of Chinese Cultural Relics includes articles from issues No. 10, No. 11 and No. 12, 2013. In addition to high-quality translation, each article includes the same high-quality, detailed photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations as in the Chinese publication.

Subjects covered in Chinese Cultural Relics include:

·  new archaeological findings
·  research and exploration
·  bamboo slips and documents
·  bronze wares
·  inscriptions and epitaphs
·  ancient towns and villages
·  archaeological preservation
·  the archaeology of science and technology
·  museum exhibitions...and more

Trial ends 30 April 2015
Feedback to Wei Cai

Sinica Sinoweb

Description: Sinica Sinoweb provides full-text access to the archive of 14 core journals from Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, with the earliest dating back to as early as 1928:

  • Chinese Studies
  • Chinese-Literature-Philosophy-Institute Bulletin
  • History-Philology-Institute Bulletin
  • Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore
  • Legein Monthly
  • Legein Semi-Annual Journal
  • Modern-History-Institute Bulletin
  • Newsletter for Modern Chinese History
  • Oral History Journal
  • Research on Women in Modern Chinese History
  • Shih-Huo Monthly
  • Taiwan Historical Research
  • Taiwan Journal of Anthropology
  • Thought and Words

Trial ends 30 April 2015
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Shen Bao

Description: Shen Bao (申報), also known as Shun Bao, is the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper of pre-1949 China. It was established by British businessman Ernest Major in 1872 and lasted until 1949 when the Chinese Communist Government shut it down. As an important primary source for late imperial and modern China, Shen Bao underwent three reigns of Qing Dynasty, and witnessed many significant historical events, such as Sino-French War, Sino-Japanese War, Boxer Rebellion, and two World Wars. Known for its rich news reporting, commentary and advertisement, Shen Bao played a pivotal role in the formation of public opinion in the late 19th century and Republic Era.

Trial ends 30 April 2015
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SAGE Research Methods

Description: SAGE Research Methods knowledge base provides essential support for course teaching in research methods and statistics. It provides over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal, and reference and video content in research methods; a repository of over 400 original, specially commissioned case studies which show how abstract research methods to life are applied in real-life case studies; and a collection of datasets to support teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods. These are teaching datasets taken from larger national and international data sources, edited and cleaned for teaching purposes.

Trial ends 28 May 2015
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Acland Anatomy Online

Description: Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains more than 300 video clips of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors. The videos show moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life. The clips build complex structures step-by-step—from bone to surface anatomy—to provide a foundation for understanding anatomical structure and function. Clear narration and labeled structures reinforce learning and review.

Trial ends 9 May 2015
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Interface Focus

Description: Each Interface Focus themed issue is devoted to a particular subject at the interface of the physical and life sciences. Formed of high-quality articles, they aim to facilitate cross-disciplinary research across this traditional divide by acting as a forum accessible to all. Topics may be newly emerging areas of research or dynamic aspects of more established fields. Organisers of each Interface Focus are strongly encouraged to contextualise the journal within their chosen subject.

Trial ends 23 May 2015
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Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Description: J. R. Soc. Interface welcomes articles of high quality research at the interface of the physical and life sciences. It provides a high-quality forum to publish rapidly and interact across this boundary in two main ways: J. R. Soc. Interface publishes research applying chemistry, engineering, materials science, mathematics and physics to the biological and medical sciences; it also highlights discoveries in the life sciences of relevance to the physical sciences. Both sides of the interface are considered equally and it is one of the only journals to cover this exciting new territory. J. R. Soc. Interface welcomes contributions on a diverse range of topics, including but not limited to; biocomplexity, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, bionanoscience, biophysics, chemical biology, computer science (as applied to the life sciences), medical physics, synthetic biology, systems biology, theoretical biology and tissue engineering.

Trial ends 23 May 2015
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