Databases M

Databases beginning with the letter M.

The Making of Modern Law

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Description:The Making of Modern Law is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of British Commonwealth and American legal treatises from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It allows for full text searching of more than 21,000 works from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.

Marine Digimap

Access information: Available from EDINA (Choose Login via UK federation) Users are required to register with Digimap the first time of use. Follow instructions provided
Description: Marine Digimap is part of the Digimap suite of on-line mapping services. Providing marine and coastal zone mapping from SeaZone Ltd, the service includes raster marine maps of various scales and detail (derived from Admiralty Charts), which are ideal for back-drop mapping in the UK coastal zone, vector thematic marine data suitable for advanced spatial analysis, and customised mapping. Users will be able to view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download the marine map data for use in geographical information systems.

Marketline Advantage

Description:Marketline Advantage, now owned by Informa, aims to sort through data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world. with great breadth of coverage. It claims to cut the data padding and present information in easy to digest formats, so users can absorb key facts in minutes rather than hours. 34,000+ companies, updated annually, 5,000+ Industry Profiles, updated annually 110 Country Profiles, updated annually, Country Statistics Database covering 205 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings 50,000+ financial deals published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 60,000+ news articles published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 75+ company-focused Case Studies added annually.

Mass Observation online

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Description:This archive contains papers on everyday life in Britain (from the Mass-Observation social research organisation. The material is especially rich on life in Britain during the Second World War. Based at the University of Sussex.
Coverage:1937 to mid 1950s.

Material ConneXion

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Description:Material ConneXion is the world's largest resource of new materials. The Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world's only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials.
Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines, including: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design and textiles.


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Description:American Mathematical Society's searchable database comprising Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Contains bibliographic records with abstracts (or reviews) of mathematics, statistics, computer science articles published, in more than 2,700 journals, book series and conference proceedings. Updated daily. Citation searching is possible.
Coverage:from 1940 to the present.

Max Planck Encyclopedia

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DescriptionThis is a fully updated online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law published in print between 1991 and 2001 under the general editorship of Rudolf Bernhardt.

MedCalc 3000

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Description:Medical reference and tool set. Medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.
Coverage:U.S.A. and provided for educational purposes only. Do not use MedCalc information for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease.

Media Education Foundation (MEF) digital films service

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Description: The Library has subscribed for 1 year to Media Education Foundation (MEF) digital films service. MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. The service is provided via the Kanopy streaming service.
Coverage:Library has access to 140 videos.

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Description:One of the largest online audio-visual catalogues of classical music, opera and dance, consisting of a library of contemporary and historic performances, documentaries on composers and artists, and other interesting resources for Music scholars.
Note:The Website requires the prior installation of Flash Player


Access information:Access on and off campus. Also available from FirstSearch - Access on and off campus.
Description:National Library of Medicine database, covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Corresponds to three printed indexes - Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Covers 3,200 journals published in the USA and about 70 other countries.
Coverage:From 1966 to date.

Additional Information

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MEMSO - Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online

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Description:Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) is an essential resource for the study of Britain and its place in the world during the medieval and early modern period (c. 1100-1800). MEMSO contains a large repository of state papers, chronicles, accounts and correspondence from the archives of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. Books and manuscripts are added to the database weekly. Printed sources are complemented by a collection of original manuscript images taken from the English State Papers held at the National Archives in London. The manuscripts are arranged for easy viewing, and are linked with corresponding printed sources wherever possible.

Middle English Compendium

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Description:Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.

MIT Cognet

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Description:Electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences, which includes the full text of major reference works and over 250 MIT Press cognitive science books, full text of MIT Press journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, as well as a growing collection of other relevant books, journals and reference works from other participating publishers.

MLA International Bibliography

Access information:Access on and off campus from Literature Online.
Description:Citations to critical documents on literature, language, linguistics and folklore from over 3,000 journals and series published worldwide. Also covers monographs, reference works and collections, including working papers, conference papers and proceedings.
Coverage:From 1963 to date.

Le Monde

Access information:On campus via Nexis UK. For off campus access, login via Academic Sign In option and select UK federation. Click on "Sources" at the top and then browse to or search for Le Monde.
Description:One of France's leading newspapers.
Coverage:Full text from January 1987. Access to certain freelance articles and other features within this publication (e.g. photographs, classifieds, etc.) may not be available.

Morningstar Company Intelligence (Formerly Hemscott Company Guru)

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Description:Detailed information on the UK's business leaders and their companies. Full biographies are available for many quoted company directors, detailing careers, directorships, ages and recreations.
Get the latest AFX and regulatory news, stock performance information, share prices and graphs and details of companies' corporate advisers. Download detailed reports for quick reviews of company activities. Updated daily.


Access information:Access on and off campus. there are currently some problems with access to Project Muse. To ensure full access, once onto the site click the Login link. Then under the Federations heading choose UK Federation (United Kingdom). Scroll through list and click on University of Edinburgh.
Description:Provides access to almost 200 full text journals from 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Music Industry Data (previously called ACO Music Data Analysis)

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Description: The Music Industry Data tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. Music Industry Data links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With Music Industry Data, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced.

Music Online Premium Service

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Description:Music Online Premium Service: from Alexander Street Press, provides access to 13 music collections: African American Music Reference; American Song; Classical Music in Video; Classical Music Library; Classical Music Reference Library; Classical Scores Library: Volume I; Classical Scores Library: Volume II; Contemporary World Music; Dance in Video; The Garland Encyclopaedia of World Music Online; Jazz Music Library; Opera in Video; Smithsonian Global Sound(r) for Libraries.
Coverage:Over 7 million audio tracks, 2,500+ hours of video, 26,000+ scores, 124,000+ pages of reference material, and 200,000+ playlists.

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