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Trial Databases: SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases

OSU Libraries is trialing two Sage products: Sage Research Methods (SRM) and Sage Research Methods Cases (SRMC).

The SRM database includes tools and content to help you design your research projects, plan your study, learn about numerous methodological approaches, gather data, and make sense of your findings. SRM contains more than 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks as well as the entire Little Green Book (quantitative) and Little Blue Book (qualitative) series. SRM features a taxonomy of over 1400 methods terms and a Methods Map which visualizes relationships among methods terms, concepts, people, and literature.

SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of 500 case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice. These case studies will complement your theoretical understanding by exploring the difficulties, nuances and real-life decisions that researchers face. SRMC has been carefully commissioned to match course content and to meet the needs of methods teachers, students and researchers, internationally. The collection is developed for use in class teaching or by students and researchers seeking applied understanding of research methods.  Each case is equipped with learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide and support understanding. Users can search or browse the cases by subject (discipline), academic level, methods used, and by the topic covered by the case.

This OSU Trial runs through 6/14/2014.

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Now Available: Natural Standard

Natural Standard provides information about complementary and alternative therapies for clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions. Integrated databases include: Medical Conditions database, Comparative Effectiveness database, Brand Names database, Interactive Tools database, Foods, Herbs, Supplements database, Health & Wellness database, Genomics & Proteomics database. Content is updated every 3-18 months.


Now Available: ImportGenius

ImportGenius.com now provides Oregon State University students and faculty with the largest data set on the activities of companies involved in international trade. The company collects and organizes hundreds of millions of shipping manifests and customs records from government agencies and private companies around the world. Students and faculty can now access these datasets to research private and public companies to find out what they import and export, learn who their trading partners are, analyze industry trends, and more.


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Now Available: Chronicling America

Chronicling America

Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Now Available: Ulrichsweb.com

Ulrichsweb.com is an authoritative knowledgebase of information about more than 300,000 serials of all types from around the world—academic and scholarly journals, peer-reviewed titles, online publications, newspapers and other resources. Bibliographic records provide details such as ISSN and title, publisher, online availability, language, subject area, abstracting & indexing coverage, searchable tables of contents, and full-text reviews.

Now Available: IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library

Through the use of gift funds, the OSU Libraries are pleased to announce that the campus has access to the entire IEEE eBook backlist through 2011 (over 400 titles).  The Wiley-IEEE eBooks collection spans numerous content areas including Bioengineering, Power & Energy and Communication technologies, among other growing areas of research.   Individual chapters are available in PDF format.  Books are discoverable within the IEEE Xplore digital library alongside articles on related topics.

Now Available Online: Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development

Encyclopedia of child behavior and development breaks new ground as a continuously updated and timely reference work for students, educators, researchers and professionals. This three volume work is divided into major conceptual areas of child development: Learning, Behavior, and Emotions; offers extensive internal cross referencing and includes references and suggested works in most entries.

Scheduled Downtime: Proquest Products

All Proquest products and services will be unavailable due to critical infrastructure maintenance beginning Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PST) through Sunday June 5, 2011 at 7:00 AM (PST). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Scheduled Downtime: Gale Products

All Gale products and services will be unavailable due to critical infrastructure maintenance beginning Friday, June 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM (PST) through Saturday June 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM (PST). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Now available online: Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

The Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual’s life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

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