New Databases

6 new databases are now available in ‘Database by title’:

Birkhauser Basics eBook collection (select ‘Licensed Access’ titles for full text)

Le Corbusier eBook collection

Criminology Oxford Bibliographies

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Oxford Historical Treaties

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

These databases are also available by searching Newcat+

Digital Technologies self-help guide

Our newest guide provides help with access issues to Library eResources, solutions for common problems and how to find the right help.

For example did you know there are alternative ways to access our online resources. The University of Newcastle is a member of Australian Access Federation (AAF), this provides access to online resources which are subscribed to by your Institution and have been found while using regular web search engines (such as ‘Google’; ‘DuckDuckGo’; etc).

So there is no need to go back to NewCat+ or a Library database for access, when you are searching for information on a subject and you find a journal article, simply click on the resource to see if ‘Shibboleth’ access is available and then use your regular UON login. Log in screens vary from vendor to vendor – so look for mention of ‘Shibboleth’.

More information and examples of login screens are available on the Digital Technologies guide

There is more information on this handy guide for when you are experiencing difficulties accessing any of our online resources.

If you can not ask the library or chat is unavailable you can use the guide to help understand what the problem may be.

Often the problem is simple and sometimes it can be harder to identify so we need your help to accurately resolve the problem.  Use the online form or the self-help guide any time day or night.

Need help? Ask the Library

#metoo – a topic for International Womens’ Day tomorrow

The #metoo campaign is continuing to showcase how Social Media can be used as a tool for transformative social and political change. Social media has effected how we consume information. Without the need for a publisher, Social Media platforms are helping to democratize information access.  Social Media enables information to bypass the hurdles of distribution, distance, time and cost to get information out to the international and local community.  And it’s instant – with the click of a button.

‘Women’s voices’ are being ‘heard’ on a global level by the use of hashtags such as #metoo. Social Media, once seen as merely a popular culture construct, is now being used as a global tool for socio-political discourse.  The #metoo movement is successfully spreading it’s message via the mainstream media prompted by the global attention it gained via Social Media.

Interested in finding out more about the #metoo movement? Check out some of our resources.

Search our catalogue – “#metoo” returns 14,203 results.

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Or browse our Women’s Studies databases

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New database – World’s Fairs : a Global History of Expositions

A new database, World’s Fairs : a Global History of Expositions, is now available in ‘Database by title’

Explore the phenomenon of world’s fairs and expos through official records, monographs, publicity, artwork and artifacts. It is part of the Adam Matthew Digital Collection.

This database is also available by searching Newcat+

New database – Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda

A new database, Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda, is now available in ‘Database by title’

This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It is part of the Adam Matthew Digital Collection.

This database is also available by searching Newcat+

Northern Light Trial

The Library trial of the Northern Light Database is available now.

Northern Light is a grey literature database, ideal for research scientists at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, healthcare organizations, academic institutions, research libraries, and research teams at hospitals.

It provides unique access to abstracts and posters from medical and life sciences conferences from across the globe.

The Library is actively seeking your feedback. This trial is available from Monday 16th October to Wednesday 15th November 2017.

Need help? Ask the Library

 

Anatomedia Trial

The Library trial of the Anatomedia Database is available now.

This multidisciplinary resource has 9 interactive modules covering General Anatomy, Back, Abdomen, Thorax, Pelvis, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Neck and Head, images, videos and slides.

The Library is actively seeking your feedback. This trial is available from Wednesday 4th October to Friday 27th October 2017.

Need help? Ask the Library