UBC Library is currently providing trial access to the following databases:

Genderwatch: covers over 300 titles from an array of academic, radical, community and independent presses on issues related to gender and women’s studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) research. Researchers may access more than 219,000 full articles on wide-ranging topics like sexuality, religion, societal roles, feminism, masculinity, eating disorders, healthcare, and the workplace.

Trial end date: November 15, 2013

 Nikkei Telecom 21 includes full-text digital content of Nikkei publications:

  • The Nikkei
  • The Nikkei Business Daily
  • The Nikkei Financial Daily
  • The Nikkei Magazine

In addition, the database provides access to corporate profiles, the Nikkei Who’s Who and the English-language Nikkei. The trial also includes the archive for The Nikkei from 1876 to 1961

Trial end date: November 9, 2013

 

UBC Library has negotiated trial access for a year  to the Alexander Street Press’s VAST: Academic Video Online, a multi-disciplinary streaming video collection: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140

This database currently contains over 17,000 titles and coves a wide range of subject areas, including business and economics and current affairs. 5,000 new titles will be added during this next year.

VAST includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.

Access is available until July 31, 2014.  Explore and use this database by connecting through the information resource page: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140 

Please submit your feedback through the link on the resource page.

UBC Library has negotiated trial access for a year  to the Alexander Street Press’s VAST: Academic Video Online, a multi-disciplinary streaming video collection: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140

This database currently contains over 17,000 titles and coves a wide range of subject areas, including business and economics and current affairs. 5,000 new titles will be added during this next year.

VAST includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. You’ll find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy® and Emmy® winners, the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, newly released films, and archival material previously unavailable.

Access is available until July 31, 2014.  Explore and use this database by connecting through the information resource page: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?id=2140 

Please submit your feedback through the link on the resource page.

UBC Library is running a trial of Vogue Archives until November 18. Connect from the information page here: http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1775/

From the vendor’s description:
“The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. More than 400,000 pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.”

Please submit your feedback via the feedback form linked from the information page, http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1775/ , or directly to Marjorie Mitchell 

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Credo Reference is a giant online reference library that provides access to a selection of reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, plus a broad range of subject-specific titles covering everything from literature to history to psychology to geography.

In addition to the individual reference works, Credo Reference also adds a unique layer with Concept Maps and Topic Pages, and offers extensive customizability. Search results are sorted into Topic pages (which include articles, books, news, images, and videos) and Reference Entries.

The Concept Maps provide a unique entry way into a topic. The maps are visual interactive maps that displays how search terms and topics in Credo Reference are interconnected.  Simply search for your topic to generate a topic map, and then click a concept node to see an entry for that particular entry.

The trial is on now until December 31, 2010. Give it a try and don’t forget to send your feedback using this form.

We are currently trialling the Palgrave MacMillan eBook collection. The collection gives you access to over 4, 500 electronic titles currently published by Palgrave MacMillan. Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1687/ to explore the complete collection.

Palgrave MacMillan publishes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works  in eight subject areas:

Trial on now until December 15th.

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