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Test period for Duxiu Academic platform


Category : Nyheter E-resurser

Until November 30 you have the opportunity to test Duxiu Academic platform.  

Duxiu is a knowledge search system for Chinese content, including e-books and e-journal articles.

All items in the table of contents, chapter/section/subsection titles, and keywords in the text can be searched.

You can access Duxiu via Asia Portal on www.sub.su.se.

Duxiu is part of Asia Portal and the test period is provided via NIAS (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies).

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New database test period from Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive


Category : Nyheter E-resurser Humaniora

After a request from a researcher we have been able to get a new test period for the database Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive from ProQuest. The test period lasts until November 20.

It is an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

Access the database here.

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Ebrary changes name to Ebook Central


Category : Nyheter E-resurser

Ebrary is one of Stockholm University Library’s most used multidisciplinary databases for e-books. In 2014, our library account with Ebrary was used for approximately one million downloads by students, teachers and researchers at the university. Ebrary will in the future change name to Ebook Central and the database will be upgraded to a new version.

Last week Stockholm University Library met ProQuest, which operates Ebrary, during one of their information days in Sweden. We took the opportunity to give feedback and to discuss future improvements. The library has received internal feedback on features that users want to see improved, which we shared with ProQuest. One desired improvement is to be able to highlight in PDFs, which is not possible today since the PDF originally is made from an image.

The name change from Ebrary to Ebook Cenral will be done at the same time as the database will be upgraded to a new version. New features will be added and the database will have a new interface. As some of the desired improvements are included in the new upgraded version, the library has expressed a wish to be migrated in an early stage. According to information from ProQuest our account will be upgraded before Christmas, which is very positive since other clients have to wait much longer for the migration.

How do they know what the users want?

We took the opportunity to ask how they collect feedback before for future development, and how they've done it so far: ProQuest has a special collaboration with an American university with which they are working with focus groups, consisting of the researchers and students, to see how the product is used and what problems users encounter.

Would you like to give feedback directly to ProQuest on Ebrary, you can enter the database and click on the ”Send feedback” button.

News in the updated version

In the new version the layout will be simplified to make it easier for the user. This is two areas of improvements that we have asked ProQuest to answer:

Notes and highlights are not possible in some e-book services, and the users don’t want it to disappear when the book is returned. How will it be in the future in Ebook Central?

Answer from ProQuest: Notes and highlighting are possible online in three different colours but offline highlighting is not possible. Notes are possible online and offline. Online notes are kept in the personal bookshelf (and can be exported at any time). Offline notes are kept within the Adobe Digital Editions environment (or Bluefire Reader app if the user is on a mobile device) and notes are not kept past the expiration date of the book. It’s possible for users to export those notes as well so they don’t lose them.

TIP! To keep your notes and highlights remember to save them to your computer, your mobile device or mail them to yourselves before the expiration date of the downloaded book.


Users want to see improved printing possibilities as to the quantity of pages. How will it be in the future in Ebook Central?

Answer from ProQuest: With Ebook Central, the users will be able to print up to 40% of any book in one session. They can print another 40% when the session is renewed every 4 weeks. This means that within a 500 page book, 200 pages of this can be printed. There are some publishers that have different restrictions - Taylor and Francis is one example and they currently only allow 60 pages of printing.


This is what it will look like on the new ProQuest Ebook Central which we will be upgraded to before Christmas:











Brepolis test period, databases on the Middle Ages


Category : Nyheter E-resurser Humaniora

You now have the opportunity to test three databases from Brepolis. Test period until November 6th.

Brepolis is the home of all online projects of Brepols Publishers and its partners. In this test period, you gain access to three databases:

  • The Lexikon des Mittelalters
  • The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages
  • Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources

The databases are useful in linguistics, history and other research on the Middle Ages.

You access the Brepolis login page here - click “Enter databases” to reach both these three databases, and others we have access to.

Remote access to Brepolis


The Lexikon des Mittelalters online (LexMA) contains articles that cover all aspects of medieval studies within the period 300 to 1500. Its geographical scope covers the whole of Europe, part of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa to document the roots of Western culture and those of its neighbours in the Byzantine, Arab and Jewish worlds. It has an integral translation tool, and links to cumulative bibliographies, the International Medieval Bibliography and the Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale.

The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA), is a supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA) and covers the same period and geographical scope. It is being produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers.

The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources (DMLBS) focuses on latin texts written in Great Britain. It covers the period stretching from Gildas (fl. 540) to William Camden (1600) and is based on the close reading of thousands of Medieval Latin texts. The digitised version of the DMLBS allows searching by headwords, by Latin word-forms, non-Latin word-forms, references and the full text, criteria that can be combined in a single search. The online launch of the DMLBS on the Brepolis platform is the result of a collaboration between the British Academy and Brepols Publishers.

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Database Testperiod - Morgan & Claypool: Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering And Computer Science


Category : Nyheter E-resurser

Until 30/11, you have the opportunity to test a new database from Morgan & Claypool.

Morgan & Claypool is an independent publisher of digital-first scholarly eBooks ('Lectures') for the Engineering, Computer Science, Life Science, and Physics research communities.

Each eBook Lecture is an overview of an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field.

The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture"; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. Morgan & Claypool believe that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more analysis and depth than the typical research journal article. They also think that they are more dynamic and convenient than traditional print or digital handbooks, contributed volumes, and monographs.

The database is an information service for the research, development, and educational communities in engineering and computer science. It combines authoritative content with digital delivery to create a product that is substantially more useful than traditional print or digital publications.

Examples of research areas: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery and Human Language Technologies.

Access the database here.

Find the database in Libris here.

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Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014