A free resource from the US National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine, PubMed covers biomedical literature, with more than 25 million articles from over 5,000 journals. Also links to free fulltext at PubMed Central. Records in the version of PubMed customised for the University of Adelaide have a 'University of Adelaide Online' icon - which will allow access to the many thousands of online journal articles available to Adelaide users. This version is therefore accessible only to University of Adelaide staff and students.
Scopus is a core multidisciplinary database, the largest abstracts database of peer-reviewed literature including journals, books and conference proceedings. It also offers citation analysis/bibliometrics for authors and articles. Coverage mostly from 1960.
A core platform of multidisciplinary and scientific abstracts databases, including Web of Science Core Collection, Biosis Previews, CAB Abstracts and Global Health, Inspec, Medline and Zoological Record. Can search all databases simultaneously and also access Journal Citation Reports (impact factors), Essential Science Indicators and EndNote from this Thomson Reuters platform.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Energy Online from De Gruyter is a one-stop shop for research results and applications on energy, with information from all academic fields, including science, architecture, economics and politics. It offers an ongoing compilation of De Gruyter’s books and journal articles on energy-related topics, all presented in a searchable HTML format. Topics include conventional energy, economics and policy, energy conversion and storage, energy efficiency, energy generation and transmission, renewable energy, and technology. The user interface offers a full-text search capability and an expandable subject tree, as well as an image grid for browsing trending topics, such as biofuels, carbon capture, climate change, smart grids, solar and wind energy, and more.
Orbis is company database. It contains information on companies across the world and focuses on private company information and also presenting companies in comparable formats. It has information on around 250 million companies from all countries. Bureau van Dijk sources the information from over 160 different providers and states that it adds value to this information as it standardises the data and links the sources together.
This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba"--Publisher's website. Users can focus their research through advanced search functionality, and by filtering all footage by country of production, genre or subject area.
Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American filmmakers. Ranging from the early 20th century to the 1980s, material encapsulates the themes of war, revolution, news, current affairs, culture and society. This project makes available the superb ETV-Plato Films collection put together by the British communist Stanley Forman in the years after the Second World War - produced almost exclusively in the communist world and then versioned into English for distribution in the West. The majority of the footage is previously unseen and provides an essential repository of research material for the study of key political and social events of the 20th century. A crucial resource for anyone studying twentieth-century history, propaganda, communism, the Cold War era and its conflicts, the Soviet Union, film and documentary, military history, media studies, cultural and social history. The films are fully transcribed and available to stream through a specially-developed video player.