These OSU trials will be available until June 30, 2020. The publisher has provided this access to facilitate distance learning in response to the COVID-19 circumstances.

Comments on any of these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 1-6 provides access to periodicals that highlight that history of the Colonial Americans in the twentieth century.  The periodicals were predominantly published in the U.S., Canada, and by Americans living abroad.

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale’s collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward–from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950

British Library Newspapers: Part I-V, 1800-1950 is a series of collections of national and regional newspapers of Britain.  The archive includes newspapers originating in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Digital Scholar Lab

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool “that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform.” This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains many significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Includes Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) in various forms such as books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more, Based on the English Short Title Catalogue. Primarily in English, but also includes other languages.

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines all of the Gale Temporary Access digital archives in a single cross-search interface. Users may select one, all, or a combination of accessible databases to search.

The platform allows the use of multiple search options and research tools to search across the variety of archives accessible to the subscribing institution. Features include a wide range of search indexes (keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication) and limiters (date ranges, content types) to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Subject indexing aids content discovery across collections, drawing connections that simple search and retrieval may not achieve.

Digital tools included in the platform include Term Frequency (exploring frequency and correlation of terms) and Term Clusters (showing related terms that commonly occur in relation to the original search term).

The Making of the Modern World

The Making of the Modern WorldThe Making of the Modern World (MOMW) is a very large digital collection of over 60,000 works primarily on economics written in Europe and the United States. It is comprised of two parts: MOMW I (1450-1850), and MOMW II (1851-1914).

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Gale Cengage has designed Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) to be an extensive database with multiple content types, covering most regions of the world. The collection is in a rolling release of twelve modules over several years, with the initial four collection modules (called “Archives” by Gale) released in spring 2012.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

Gale’s Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to a collection of 500 U.S. newspapers from the 19th century.

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women’s, Children’s, Humour, Leisure

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online, I: Women’s, Children’s, Humour, Leisure provides access to full text of 100 titles and 1.2 million pages from periodicals published in the UK between 1800 and 1900. The resource also offers an extensive library of newly captured images.

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of public health policy and services from the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. Content is drawn from the New York Academy of Medicine on topics including national health care, public health services, and other topics, as well as from the National Archive Records Administration featuring a range of collections reflecting federal, state, and city public health efforts as well as campaigns and initiatives from public health advocates to insurance providers and policymakers. The full-text collection includes publications, unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature, and more.

Sabin Americana, 1476-1926

Based on Joseph Sabinʼs bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, this digital collection from Gale Cengage provides a variety of material published about the Americas between 1500 and 1926. Included are works from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.

RIPM provides access to periodicals that reflect the European concert tradition. Resources included are Retrospective Index to Musical Periodicals with Full Text and the Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals with Full Text. These databases collectively provide access to nearly four hundred music journals and more than 1,150,000 full-text pages.

RIPM Jazz Periodicals provides a wide range of access to periodicals that emphasize the value of jazz.

This trial access will be available until May 31, 2020. The publisher has provided this access to facilitate distance learning in response to the COVID-19 circumstances.

Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. For researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A & I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

To ensure their ebook platforms remain updated and secure, ProQuest will be performing maintenance on Ebook Central.

This maintenance will take place Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

The ProQuest Status Page is another resource for you to see current, real-time status information and subscribe to notifications (email, Atom or RSS feeds) about planned maintenance and product outages. Visit the page anytime and subscribe to the notification type you prefer.

Gale Full-text search results in 1Search have been problematic lately. We are working with the vendor to resolve the problem, but the problem is taking some time for them to resolve. In the meantime, here a few tips for working around these:

 

When Gale Full-text links in a 1Search result lead to an error page, the full-text may actually still be available in a Gale database.

Try navigating directly to the Gale database, and search for the article there: https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/az.php?v=27193

Sometimes Gale results will be part of a Multi-match record set (when the “See All” button appears):

Clicking the “See All” button will offer more record choices:

You can try the links in one of the individual records. Sometimes they actually work:

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

 

These OSU trials will be available until April 15, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

 

The Lexis Nexis platform has transitioned to the new Nexis Uni platform. Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis (including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790) with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.