See what we’re trialling and give us feedback

The Library regularly trials electronic resources and databases throughout the year. You can help us make decisions about what databases we purchase by participating in these trials and providing feedback to us.

Your assistance in evaluating new electronic resources is greatly appreciated. We are interested in:

  • response time
  • journal coverage
  • percentage of full-text articles
  • design of interface
  • ease of printing and downloading.

Note: in some cases you will need to contact a research librarian for a username and password to access the database trial.

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Current database trials

Trial name and description

Access information

Trial and feedback links

GlobalData Explorer

GlobalData Explorer is a cross-sector platform providing actionable intelligence spanning 22 industries. Combining macroeconomic data and information on thousands of companies. Explorer offers broad yet detailed coverage of the global trends that are shaping industries, impacting companies and driving innovation.​

Trial ends: 30 June 2023

  • This product can be accessed via MarketLine and clicking the link to "Access GlobalData Intelligence Centers" in the top righthand corner.
  • Available on and off campus.
  • Restricted to Macquarie University staff and students. Registration with your Macquarie University email address is required.

MethodsNow

MethodsNow features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis and water analysis.

Trial ends: 31 December 2022

  • Available on and off campus.
  • Restricted to Macquarie University staff and students. Registration with your Macquarie University email address is required.
  • Current SciFinder-n users can log in using their existing username and password.
  • New users will need to register for SciFinder-n first. Register as a new user here.
  • Registered users can access SciFinder-n here.

Formulus

Formulus is a formulations database. It delivers one of the largest collection of formulations from journals, patents, and product inserts, and includes detailed supplier specifications and regulatory resources.

Trial ends: 31 December 2022

  • Available on and off campus.
  • Restricted to Macquarie University staff and students. Registration with your Macquarie University email address is required.
  • Current SciFinder-n users can log in using their existing username and password.
  • New users will need to register for SciFinder-n first. Register as new user here.
  • Registered users can access SciFinder-n here.

Trial name and description

Access information

Date trial ended

Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook

The Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook (AIDH) is a result of extensive collaboration between pharmacists and nurses.

It is a comprehensive reference of more than 500 injectable medicines, including 77 antineoplastic medicines.

  • Available on and off campus.
  • Restricted to Macquarie University staff and students. Register with your Macquarie University email address.

30 April 2022

Complete Anatomy

Complete Anatomy provides a robust anatomical learning and teaching platform for students, educators, institutions and professionals.

The Complete Anatomy app is a dynamic way for students to explore anatomy beyond the traditional atlas. It provides high resolution images and 3D animations.

Students and lecturers can build up body system layers, revealing how they interact within the 3D gross anatomy models.

If you access the app via the Macquarie IP, you may not be required to use the activation code.

  • Download the free version of Complete Anatomy from the App Store or Play Store (1.3GB).
  • Launch Complete Anatomy and complete the in-app registration and email verification process using your @mq.edu.au staff, @students.mq.edu.au or @hdr.mq.edu.au university email address.
  • Navigate to settings (click on profile image, right hand top corner) > My Account and enter the activation code in the redeem code area.

30 November 2021

ClinicalKey Student (Foundation+Assessment)

ClinicalKey Student is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty by enhancing the learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess.

For more information please view the following videos:

Please note: Upon being authenticated, ClinicalKey Student requires all users to create a personal account in order to log-in and access the platform and its content.

30 June 2021

Atlasshorts

Atlasshort delivers exclusive short films and media from leading production companies, distributors, independent filmmakers, art, design and film schools all around the world.

Available both on and off campus.

8 June 2020

Covidence

Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews, including Cochrane Reviews.

Key features of Covidence are:

  • Support for duplicated, independent processes, including at citation screening, full text review, Risk of Bias (RoB) and Data Extraction stages.
  • Resolution of screening, RoB, and data extraction conflicts, and agreement on final consensus data.
  • Import of citations from a range of reference managers and de-duplication of study citations (with manual override).
  • Storage of full text study reports.
  • Automatic population of Risk of Bias tables with text selected in full text reports.
  • Simple export of data into RevMan or Excel.

User registration was required for this trial.

November 2019

Business and Management Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)

The Business and Management Collection contains specially commissioned, online lectures, case studies and case study interviews by leading experts in academia, industry and commerce.

The collection is categorised into six broad subject areas:

  1. Finance, accounting and economics
  2. Global business management
  3. Management leadership and organisations
  4. Marketing and sales
  5. Strategy
  6. Technology and operations.

Speakers are chosen based on their expertise and each talk is produced together with the speaker especially for the collection. The collection is reviewed and updated monthly.

The collection is presented in four different formats:

  1. traditional format lectures with high quality graphics
  2. extended form case studies
  3. bite-size case studies
  4. case study interviews.

Available both on and off campus.

22 November 2019

Women’s Magazine Archive

Women’s magazine archive is a searchable archive of women's interest magazines.

Covering issues from 19th century to the 21st, this archive supports teaching and research for:

  • feminism studies
  • literature
  • sociology.

IP authenticated, available on and off campus.

30 October 2019

Sketch Engine

Sketch Engine is a tool to explore how language works. Its algorithms analyse authentic texts of billions of words (text corpora) to identify instantly what is typical in language and what is rare, unusual or emerging usage.

It is also designed for text analysis or text mining applications. This tool is used by linguists, lexicographers, translators, students and teachers.

It contains ready-to-use corpora in more than 90 languages, each having a size of up to 30 billion words to provide a truly representative sample of language.

  • Trial access is limited to pre-loaded corpora (databases) via IP authentication.
  • Users will need to sign up individually to upload their own data for analysis.

8 October 2019

US Intelligence on Asia, 1945–1991

Provides students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the US intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945–1991).

Particular emphasis is given to America’s principal antagonists in Asia during the Cold War era: the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam.

Also covered are Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.

Available both on and off campus

2 August 2019

Yomidas Rekishikan

Yomidas Rekishikan is a digital archive covering the entire history of newspaper publishing in Japan.

The archive’s sections reflect the strengths of the various features. The Meiji, Taisho and Showa Eras (1874–1989) section contains high-quality scans of the articles as they appeared during these periods.

The Heisei and Reiwa Eras (from 1986 onward; 3,000,000 stories added each year) section provides articles in a convenient text view, as well as a clipping view of the original article.

Japan News (from 1989 onward) catalogues articles which appeared in our English publication.

Contemporary Who’s Who (profiles of 26,000 noteworthy people) allows searching of individuals to retrieve their biological data as well as pertinent articles.

And finally, Regional Sections (Showa Era) contains regional articles and pages from the Showa era from 1933 to 2001.

Available both on and off campus

31 July 2019

The Japan Times archives

Searchable full-text and page images from the Japan Times, from 1865–1866 and from 1897–2018.

The Japan Times is Japan’s oldest English-language newspaper. Also includes access to the Japan Advertiser from 1913–1940.

Available both on and off campus

2 July 2019

Academic Focus

Academic Focus is a database of selected Chinese academic literatures that have been translated to English.

These journals and conference proceedings cover subject areas that include:

  • mathematics
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • mechanics
  • astronomy
  • metallurgy
  • environment
  • mine industry
  • architecture
  • energy
  • traffic
  • electromechanics
  • agriculture
  • medicine
  • public health
  • literature
  • history
  • philosophy
  • politics
  • military affairs
  • law
  • education
  • social sciences
  • electronic technology
  • information science
  • economics
  • management.

Available both on and off campus

1 July 2019

CNKI journal translation project

The CNKI journal translation project is a database of selected Chinese academic journals that have been translated to English.

Subjects covered are:

  • archaeology and cultural relic
  • biology
  • chemistry and materials
  • ecology and agronomy
  • economics and finance
  • education and physical culture
  • engineering technology
  • ethnology and religion
  • geoscience
  • humanities
  • management
  • mathematics and physics
  • medical science
  • politics, law and military
  • psychology
  • sociology and demography.

Available both on and off campus

1 July 2019

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides access to a large number of scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1901.

This includes Roman and Greek authors, all of Shakespeare’s plays, the writings of Aeschylus, Austen, Plato, Ovid and Virgil, the poetry of John Donne, and works by Adam Smith and Jeremy Bentham.

The digital presentation of the editions enable readers to search across the texts in a simple and easy way:

  • navigate using familiar reference forms (Virg. Aen. 2.49 is a single search away)
  • read texts and translations side by side
  • look up words in the Oxford Latin Dictionary with the dictionary widget.

Available both on and off campus

31 March 2019

Elgar advanced introductions to law online

This law collection provides introductions to major fields in Law.

The aims of the series are twofold: to pinpoint essential principles of a particular field and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking.

The volumes, re-organised in a concise form, serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and postgraduate students coming to the subject for the first time and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers.

Available both on and off campus

13 February 2019

NewsBank: local image edition

NewsBank provides a collection of news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

The major newspapers included are The Australian, The Age, The Sunday Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Available both on and off campus

5 January 2019

Energy Online

Energy online provides books and journal articles in the energy area. The content, updated annually, covers a range of energy topics related to science, architecture, economics and politics.

Available both on and off campus

31 December 2018

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool for health professionals worldwide.

It provides fast and easy access to the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a single source, including:

  • differential diagnosis tables
  • treatment algorithms
  • videos of common clinical procedures
  • integrated evidence from Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • more than 250 medical calculators and more.

Available both on and off campus

16 November 2018

Australian Manual of Scientific Style

The Australian Manual of Scientific Style (AMOSS) is for anyone who writes about science or technical matters, or who edits scientific and technical documents.

It brings together information on scientific writing, style and design, to support the presentation of clear and correct scientific communication.

The scientific styles are based on primary international and Australian sources, wherever possible, and these are shown at the start of relevant subsections of editing.

Available both on and off campus

18 October 2018

Wiley Digital Archives – The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Wiley Digital Archives is a continuous program of new databases comprised of historical primary sources, digitised from societies, libraries and archives around the world, and made accessible in ways that tie to research outcomes and educational goals.

All archives are cross-searchable, and contain tools for searching, browsing, analysing and visualising primary source content.

Available both on and off campus

31 August 2018

Political extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century

Political extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century is a compilation of full text archival collections covering a wide range of fringe political movements.

It includes periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera.

The collections cover a period of just over a century (1900s to 2010s) when the world saw the formation of several civil rights movements for the rights of minorities, women’s rights, and gay rights.

It also encompasses the rise and fall of a number of peripheral groups deemed ‘extreme’ or ‘radical’ by contemporaries, such as:

  • anti-Catholic
  • anti-Semitic
  • anti-war
  • communist or socialist
  • creationist
  • environmentalist
  • hate
  • holocaust denial
  • new left
  • survivalist
  • white supremacist and white nationalist.

Available both on and off campus

31 August 2018

AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine is an online medical resource. Updated continuously and compatible with mobile devices, AccessMedicine:

  • provides medical students with resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships
  • helps residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with access to videos, self-assessment and medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care
  • allows practising physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the patient outcome.

Available both on and off campus

30 August 2018

Socialism on Film

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.

This collection comprises of two modules:

  • Module I: Wars and Revolutions
  • Module II: Newsreels and Cinemagazines.
 

9 August 2018

Sage Research Methods Videos

SAGE Video is a platform for streaming higher education focused video that focuses on all aspects of the research process and hundreds of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.

SAGE Video combines originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the areas including:

  • Education, Media and Communications
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Sociology
  • Business and Management
  • History
  • Technology
  • Geography.

Available both on and off campus

6 July 2018

Anatomy PALMs – Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Modules™, available on Anatomy.tv

Anatomy PALMs is an online adaptive tool that reinforces concepts mastered through the use of Anatomy.tv, powered by Primal Pictures.

Anatomy PALMs consists of nine learning modules covering regional anatomy. The product is designed to adapt to the individual learner.

Usage of Anatomy PALMs requires the creation of a user account. Please use your Macquarie University email address when creating a user account on the Anatomy.tv website.

Available both on and off campus

22 June 2018

Oxford Bibliographies in Communication

Oxford Bibliographies in Communication explores the ideas of communication; constant, varied, and complex transmission and exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas.

It looks at how the extensive nature of communication means that efforts to study it span multiple epistemologies and methodologies.

Also that, given the changing media landscape, scholars and professionals must constantly consider new content, technologies, processes and effects, and theories of communication.

Available both on and off campus

3 June 2018

JoVE Science Education

JoVE Science Education is a video library for teaching scientific fundamentals through video demonstrations.

Available both on and off campus

16 May 2018

Screen Studies

Screen Studies is an online database that contains a collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.

Available both on and off campus

8 May 2018

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland anatomy provides narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.

Available both on and off campus

2 May 2018

The Left Index

The Left Index is a guide to the literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.

It includes citations, abstracts and some full text dating back to the early 20th century, with historical content between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Early left publications such as the 19th century writings of William Godwin and early 20th century issues of Morning Star, along with classic texts by Marx, Lenin, Trotsky and Engels, are covered.

Available both on and off campus

1 May 2018

HSTalks Business and Management Collection

The Business and Management Collection contains specially commissioned, online lectures, case studies and case study interviews by leading experts in academia, industry and commerce.

The collection is categorised into six broad subject areas:

  1. Finance, accounting and economics
  2. Global business management
  3. Management leadership and organisations
  4. Marketing and sales
  5. Strategy
  6. Technology and operations.

Speakers are chosen based on their expertise and each talk is produced together with the speaker especially for the collection.

The collection is reviewed and updated monthly and is presented in four different formats:

  1. traditional formal lectures with high quality graphics
  2. extended form case studies
  3. bite-size case studies
  4. case study interviews.

Available both on and off campus.

16 March 2018

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