New databases on trial, Spring 2017 edition!
Below are the current database trials available at the AUM Library:
Grove Art Online (aka Oxford Art Online)
Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of art from prehistory to the present day, offering the full texts of the 34-volume Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, as well as all subsequent updates and enhancements. Containing over 45,000 articles and more than 6,000 images, Grove Art Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual library of art reference unparalleled in scope and depth. Trial ends April 7, 2017
Grove Music Online (aka Oxford Music Online)
Grove Music Online offers the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 8th edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, as well as all subsequent updates and enhancements. Includes over 60,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. Trial ends April 7, 2017
Kanopy Streaming Video
Films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films, to must-see classics and blockbuster movies.
Access requires username and password. These can be obtained at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the AUM Library. Trial ends April 15, 2017
Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. A text translator is provided. Trial ends April 14, 2017
NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students stay organized as they evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. The classroom environment allows librarians and teachers to provide feedback, monitor individual contributions to group work, and view statistics about source use. NoodleTools is also designed with online student privacy in mind.
Each NoodleTools user must create a personal folder by clicking the “Register” button on the trial login page.Trial ends April 1, 2017
Statista is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. Trial ends April 1, 2017
World Politics Review
This unique database is a daily online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere. Trial ends June 5, 2017