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Databases V

Databases beginning with the letter V.

 

 

Access information: Open access
Description: VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service) has provided services to the academic community for over 20 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 140,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research. VADS is a service of the Library & Student Services department of the University for the Creative Arts.

 

Very Short Introductions - Social Science

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: Online version of Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions series. Written by experts in the field they offer a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.
Coverage: The Social Sciences collection is available to University of Edinburgh, which includes anthropology, business & management, economics, education, human geography, politics, research & information, sociology and war & defence.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: VetMed Resource includes CAB Abstracts bibliographic database covering over 3000 veterinary and bioscience journals, full text proceedings from major conferences worldwide, 'in brief and in depth' news articles on recent interest topics, specially commissioned and peer-reviewed review articles and 'Ask a CABI expert' which helps users search for the information they need. There's also access to CABI's Animal Health and Production Compendium which has information on animal diseases, their pathogens and vectors, genetics and nutrition of livestock and poultry species and breeds, an international drugs database, food safety etc. There are over 2000 images which can also be used for teaching and demos.

 

Vetstream Vetlexicon - scheduled for cancellation at the end of Dec 2017

Access information:

Access on campus.  Access off campus via VPN.

Description:

Vetstream’s Vetlexicon Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis (dogs, cats, rabbits and horses) services are subscription based online encyclopaedias of point-of-care clinical veterinary information.  The content is provided by 900 of the world's leading veterinary clinicians and includes more than 19,000 peer reviewed articles on diseases and their pathogens, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments as well as breeds and owner factsheets and images, videos and heart sounds.  The content is categorised into 30 body systems and disciplines and cross-linked to each other. This allows the veterinarian to move between all the relevant information relating to a particular case, enabling them to diagnose, treat and effectively communicate all the relevant information to the owner.  Updated weekly.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Victorian Popular Culture contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. The resource is divided into four self-contained sections, covering: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.
Coverage: 1779-1930

 

Virtual Health Library

Access information: Freely available
Description: Specialised, especially non-English language, databases for health research in South America. Also research from the Caribbean. MEDLINE may be searched by default.
Coverage: Includes LILACS and MEDCARIB

 

The Vogue Archive

Access informaton: Access on and off campus.
Description: Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. More than 400,000 pages are included. Vogue is a unique record of international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history.
Coverage: 1892 to the present day.

 

Access Information: On and off campus.
Description: Authoritative Russian journal of literary criticism offering articles and transcripts of roundtable discussions dealing with issues of Russian and world literature, history and theory of literature.
  The journal was founded in 1957, soon after the 20th Congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the era known as the "thaw" in USSR cultural life. It soon evolved into a major discussion platform for literary critics and scholars.
Coverage: 1957-present.