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Databases beginning with the letter S.

 

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Description: Full-text of technical papers, material specifications, standards, books and journals available for download, covering all fields related to mobility engineering – e.g.  aerospace, automotive industries, design engineering, energy sources, fluids, fuels, propulsion, safety engineering, tests and testing, transportation, etc. Includes the SAE Cybersecurity Knowledge Hub for information related to the cyber-physical security of end to end product design, risk mitigation, training and standards.  

 

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Description: Full text of 40 computing, programming and information technology publications from O'Reilly & Associates and The Pearson Technology Group.

 

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Description:

Content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods
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1000+ books, case studies, datasets, encyclopaedias and journal articles, as well as features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.

 

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Description:

SAGE Research Methods Video has over 500 videos, including hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers and more.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods

See entry for Summaries of EU Legislation.

 

SciELO

Access information: Freely available
Description: Open access collections of peer reviewed academic journals, published by institutions from Ibero-American countries and South Africa.

 

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Description: Part of Web of Science Core Collection. Details of articles, meeting reports, letters, editorials etc. from 7,100 of the most important international science, engineering and medicine journals.
Coverage: 1900 onwards.

 

ScienceDirect

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Description: ScienceDirect provides access to 1200 journals published by Elsevier Science B.V., with full text of articles available from 1995 onwards for titles to which the University subscribes.

 

SciFinder (personal registration and University IP address required)

Access information: Requires personal registration. Off-campus, you must be accessing the University network via the VPN service.
  After 20 minutes of inactivity sessions will be closed automatically.
Description: Bibliographic information and abstracts of articles published from more than 10,000 journals. Covers chemistry (all aspects), chemical structures and patents, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics. Information on more than 50 million chemical substances.
  Search by chemical structure or text. Full reaction searching allows you to specify reaction sites and map atoms in the reactants. Also, information on patents, chemical suppliers and regulations. Cited reference searching is possible.
Coverage: From 1800s onwards
Additional information: Further support from the supplier.

 

SciVal (personal registration and University IP address required)

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Requires personal registration using your institutional email. Off-campus, you must also be accessing the University network via the VPN service.

Description: Bibliometrics database.  Find metrics for your own publications, for your department or the University of Edinburgh as a whole, or for other researchers and institutions.  Alternatively, examine bibliometrics by country or research area.
Additional information:

SciVal : getting started

 

SCOAP3 Repository

Access information: Free access on and off-campus from SCOAP3 consortium.
Description: Full-text, open access articles from 10 (as of July 2014) High Energy Physics journals.

 

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Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers over 20,000 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage: For some subject areas, from the 1820s onwards.
Note: The University of Edinburgh's Affiliation ID is 60027272 (used for configuring Papers 3 for Mac to work with Scopus).
Note: If you would like to register to receive personalised searches, alerts etc then select "Other Institution login", then add "Edinburgh" to the search box to find the University of Edinburgh log in link, select the Shibboleth option if requested.

 

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Description: Scottish business information provided by the National Library of Scotland’s Scottish Business Information Service.
  Users can register for access to the following business resources: COBRA, Frost & Sullivan , Global Reference Solution.

 

Access information: Available via LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available from Factiva. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description: Full text of Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Evening News. Scotsman and Evening News available online on day of publication, Scotland on Sunday available on the day after publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: Scotsman: From 1st Jan 1993.Scotland on Sunday: From 1st Jan 1993.Evening News: From 16th Oct 1997.
  Factiva: Scotsman : 29th August 1981 (Includes: Abstracts from 29 August 1981 to 15 October 1992. Selected Coverage from 29 August 1981 to 12 November 1996). Scotland on Sunday 17th Jan 1993 (Selected coverage from 17 January 1993 to 23 November 1996). Evening News: From 2nd April 1998.
Additional information: For historic content consult The Historical Scotsman (see below).

 

The Historical Scotsman [Scotsman archive]

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Description: Archive coverage of the Scotsman newspaper. See Scotsman entry for information on finding more recent content. The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday also available to consult on Microfilm in the Main Library.
Coverage: 1817 to 1950.

For more information on finding newspaper articles see: 

Guide: How to find newspaper content

 

 

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose Shibboleth Log In or UK Federation.
Description: 1.5 million text records of historic monuments and of artefacts held in museums, galleries and archives, plus 100,000 related multimedia resources; video or sound clips, animations, graphics, plans, virtual reality objects and in particular, colour photographic images.
  Access to the text records and thumbnail images is freely available. Access to full resources is available under licence only, the terms of which restrict use of the material for no profit, no proliferation use in education.

 

Access information: Available on campus from the British Film Institute.
Description: An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring film and television clips from the BFI National Archive, and interviews with film and TV personalities. Clips are supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material specially commissioned for BFI Screenonline alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus.
Description: A comprehensive survey of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International. Please see individual databse entries for more detailed descriptions of each database.

 

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Description: Sellier European Law Publishers has compiled a range of books in the field of European Union law, international commercial law and private international law. The authors and editors who publish with s.elp are well-known academics and practitioners from many different European countries. The collection includes all publications on the unique Common Frame of Reference, the complete series of the Principles of European Law and all volumes of the Yearbook of Private International Law.

 

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Description: The Electronic Session Cases from Justis, with coverage starting in 1821, offer all decisions reported in full, from the Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary in Scotland. In addition, selected cases decided at first instance and all decisions on Scottish appeals to the Privy Council, the House of Lords / the new Supreme Court are included.
  These reports are available as printable PDFs that replicate the pagination of the hard copies.
Coverage: Coverage starts in 1821. The database also includes:
  Fraser's Court of Session Cases from 1898 to 1905
  Rettie's Session Cases from 1873 to 1897
  Macpherson's from 1862 to 1872
  Dunlop's from 1838 to 1861
  Shaw's from 1821 to 1837.
   

 

Shen Bao Digital Archive

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Description:

The Shen Bao newspaper (1872-1949) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial Chinese newspaper published in Shanghai before the establishment of the People’s Republic. The digital archive presents the complete collection of all issues, containing 2 million articles. The database is full-text searchable and the articles can be displayed with in text and image formats. 

 

Si Ku Quan Shu

Access information: Access on and off campus. Client software required.
  On campus: This resource can only be accessed via the Client Program. This program is available on all the open access lab computers across the University. From the Program list, click on “the electronic version of SKQS”. The Client Program will then be loaded. Click on the icon of this program in the task bar at the bottom of the page. When the program is opened, click on “IP Login”.
  Off campus/own PC: To access SKQS on your own laptop or desktop computer at home: Download and install the Client Program from here: http://us.subscriptionv3.skqs.com/skqs/download
  Once the client program is installed, open the program and select IP Login. Please ensure that you are within the University IP range either by using the university wireless network or the VPN connection.
  Currently, the database is not compatible with Apple operating systems, but it will work on Apple computers running Windows Parallels programs.  The Installation Guide available at http://www.eastview.com/Online/SikuDownload contains very important information regarding the technical requirements for user's pc, especially required language packages.
Description: Digital version of the definitive Wenyuange edition of Siku Quanshu, the great collection of Chinese classics compiled from 1773 to 1793 under Qianlong Emperor. It encompasses 3,503 titles or 79,337 volumes of works on all subjects divided into four broad categories. The East Asian Collection in the Main Library has a reprint of the complete collection bound in 1,500 volumes.  Further info at http://www.eastview.com/Files/EV%20DH%20SikuQuanshu.pdf

 

SocIndex with Fulltext - see entry for Sociology Source Ultimate

 

Social Care Online

Access information: Free access on and off-campus.
Description: UK social care information: research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Updated daily.

 

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Description: Part of Web of Science Core Collection. Indexes 2,100 core journals in all areas of the social sciences, plus relevant items from 3,500 scientific and technical journals. Contains over 2.3 million records.
Coverage: 1990 onwards.

 

Social Services Abstracts

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Description: Bibliographic coverage of current research focussed on social work, human service and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and human development.
Coverage: From 1979 with monthly updates.

 

Sociological Abstracts

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Description: Primary resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations.
  Records added after 1952 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles.

 

Sociology Source Ultimate

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Description:

This fulltext database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. Sociology Source Ultimate contains full text for more than 1000 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 1000 books and monographs, and full text for over 40,000 conference papers.  Sociology Source Ultimate features more than 26,000 author profiles covering the most cited and most influential authors in the database, who are experts in their field.

Coverage: 1908-present.  Coverage of topics ranges from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology.

 

softwareMATH (swMATH)

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Database of information on mathematical software. Includes systematic linking of software packages with relevant mathematical publications (from ZentralblattMATH).
  Articles describe the background and technical details of a program or publications in which a piece of software is applied or used for research.

 

Sovetskaia kul’tura Digital Archive 

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Description:

Kul’tura (Culture) is an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).

An indispensable source of information on the developing and ever changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theatre, cinematography and arts. In the Soviet period it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-guard composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.

Further information about this database can be found at http://www.eastview.com/files/EVSovetskaiaKulturaDA.pdf  

Additional information: Further information about this database can be found here.

 

Access information: Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN.
Description: The most extensive resource available on optics and photonics literature, providing access to most SPIE Journals, Conference Proceedings and e-books.
Coverage: 1962 onwards.

 

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Covers serial and monographic literature in sport, recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, the psychology, history and sociology of sport, training, and conditioning. Full text is available for 550 titles.
Coverage: From 1949.
Additional information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

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Description: The collection includes all Lecture Notes titles; plus all English language e-books published from 2005 to date.
  Individual titles will be listed in DiscoverEd, but it is also possible to search or browse the publisher's site to access material.

 

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Description: Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.
Coverage: SpringerProtocols contains more than 29,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series Methods in Molecular Biology.

 

Stalin Digital Archive

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Description:

The Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) contains primary and secondary source material related to Joseph Stalin's personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs. A majority of these documents are scanned page images and corresponding bibliographic records in Russian created by the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI). The archive also contains full transcriptions of all of the volumes in Yale University Press's acclaimed Annals of Communism (AOC) series..

Coverage: Documents written by Stalin from 1889-1952, over 300 books from Stalin's personal library with his marginal notes. Stalin's biographical materials, correspondence, as well as 188 maps with Stalin's hand-written markings.

 

 

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Access information: Open access
Description: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.

 

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Description: This collection covers - the Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509 - 1603: State Papers Foreign, Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council.

 

Statista.com

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Description:

Statista is one of the world’s largest and most extensive statistics and market data platforms.  With a team of over 120 statisticians, database experts, analysts and editors, Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics from 18,000 sources and on 80,000 different topics (with a focus on the United Kingdom, the United States, and China ), giving access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics  downloadable in all popular formats, including PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and PNG.  More than 20,000 Studies, over 3,000 Dossiers, and all major Industry Reports.  Detailed forecasts for more than 450 different industries from 40 advanced economies and developing countries. Campus License subscribers also have full academic publication rights to all statistics in this database

Coverage: Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology  and Social Sciences.  Updated daily.

 

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Description: A free version of the service may be used by clicking the "non-academic login" button. The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe.

 

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Description:

A range of official statistics about Scotland for information and re-use. Datasets can be explored by theme, organisation, or geography. You can search for datasets, places or postcodes. Or you can access the data programmatically using our APIs. Major publishers of data on this website include the Scottish Government, National Records of Scotland, and NHS.

Additional information:

Queries regarding this website can be directed to statistics.enquiries@gov.scot

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Description: Online collection of Nursing and medicine-related books, including MedCalc 3000, a computerised medical reference and tool set. Individual titles are listed in DiscoverEd

 

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Description: The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. It provides approximately 3 000 summaries of European legislation, divided into 32 subject areas corresponding to the activities of the European Union.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus via LexisLibrary. Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available on campus and via the VPN from Factiva. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description: Full text of the tabloid newspaper, The Sun, available online on day of publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. Sister paper, news of the World is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva, see separate entry for details.
Coverage: LexisLibrary: from 1st Jan 2000.
  Factiva: From 1st Jan 1996.

Additional information

For further information on see newspaper entry.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus from LexisLibrary. Click on Source tab and select Sunday Express from A-Z list.
Description: Full text of published articles available within two days of publication. Note that some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. Daily Express available via Factiva.
Coverage: From 2nd Oct 1999.

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Description: The Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum systematically collects newly published Greek inscriptions as well as publications on previously known documents. It presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations, and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents. The online edition includes all SEG volumes, and will incorporate all future volumes in the series. Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online is automatically updated upon publication of the annual volume.

 

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Description: Online collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
Coverage: All content published to end of 2017.

 

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Description: Approximately 5,000 photographs, primarily of China from 1917-1932 but including photographs of Korea, Japan, Hawaii, San Francisco and Russia.
  Maintained by Duke University Libraries, text and images in the collection are available for use in research, teaching, and private study but may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission.
Coverage: 5,000 photographs, 1917-1932.