The University of Fashion provides online video tutorials on a wide range of fashion design topics. HD quality video lessons on Draping, Fashion Art, Pattern Making, Fashion Product Development, Sewing, and Making Fashion Business Connections are taught by experienced industry professionals. Each lesson topic area contains a breadth of content for each of three skill-levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Keep up to date with some of the latest fashion industry trends and news through University of Fashion’s blog, and find inspiration for new ideas with their Pinterest and Instagram pages. Whether you are just curious about fashion or interested in pursuing a career in fashion, University of Fashion provides in-depth content that can meet your need to better understand a wide variety of fashion-related topics.


This OSU Trial runs through 7/31/2014.

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Update (5/7/2014):

This trial has been extended until May 21. New content has been added for the following collections:

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Kanopy is a leading distributor of online educational videos. All videos are delivered to library users through a dedicated platform that it is customized to local requirements and incorporates features such as Learning Management System embed, commentary and engagement tools, clip and playlist creation, 360° discoverability, and much more.  OSU currently has the following collections available as a trial for OSU through 5/21/2014:


  • First Run Features: First Run Features was founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film. Under the leadership of the late film pioneer, Fran Spielman, First Run Features quickly gained a reputation for its controversial catalog of daring documentaries and fiction films.  The collection includes films by such notable directors as Spike Lee, Michael Apted, Peter Jackson, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Allan Mille and many more.
  • Criterion: The Criterion Collection and Janus Films has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. The collection includes important classic and contemporary films of masters of cinema such as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, and more.
  • Green Planet: Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental videos from around the globe striving to promote environmental education through film. They seek to preserve and protect our planet by collecting and distributing documentaries that can be used to educate the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.
  • Kino Lorber: Kino Lorber Edu offers over 600 titles with Kanopy. Key collections for Silent Film, Film Studies, World Cinema, and LGBT Studies will provide libraries with in-depth collections as well as the best critically acclaimed documentaries and films available today, including Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
  • DEFA: The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the only archive and study center outside Europe devoted to the study of a broad spectrum of filmmaking by East German filmmakers or related to East Germany from 1946 to the present. Many films have been voted among the 100 Best German Films ever made and include: The Murderers Are Among Us (1946, dir. Wolfgang Staudte), Marriage in the Shadows (1947, dir. Kurt Maetzig), The Story of Little Mook (1953. Dir. Wolfgang Staudte) and many more.


This OSU Trial runs through 5/21/2014.

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Reference Modules (RefMods) on ScienceDirect combine thousands of related Elsevier reference work articles into one source of information. Articles in each RefMod title are continuously reviewed by a renowned Editorial Board, and changes are time-stamped as of the last review or update.  Elsevier currently offers two subject-based modules:

  • The Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences module contains over 3,800 articles including articles from 17 Elsevier major reference works and new and updated articles specially written for the module. Topics include renewable energy, ecology, geology, oceanography, geomorphology, water resources science and more.
  • The Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering module contains over 4,300 articles including articles from 22 Elsevier Major Reference Works and new and updated articles specially written for the module.  Topics include spectroscopy and spectrometry, heterocyclic chemistry, natural products chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and more.

This OSU Trial runs through 5/15/2014.

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RAND State Statistics contains nearly 400 Social Science databases and is made up of four sites, each with a specific geographic focus. RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 databases that cover all 50 U.S. states; the other geographic locations include CA, NY, and TX.

Each geographic section provides databases covering 14 main categories:  Population & Demographics; Environment, Resources & Weather; Health & Healthcare; K-12 Education; Business & Economics; Higher Education; Crimes, Prisons & Courts; Income, Expenditure, Wealth & Poverty; Labor Force, Employment & Earnings; Social Insurance & Human Services; Energy; Transportation & Travel; Federal Government; State & Local Government. Data sources include federal and state agencies.

The User Interface allows users to view, download, graph, and share data via social media and email.

This OSU Trial runs through 5/13/2014.

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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world’s foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. The encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity, thus emphasizing that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as a global world religion.

This OSU Trial runs through 5/01/2014.

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