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Trial Databases

The UO Library has trial access to the databases listed below. As part of the evaluation process, we would like to receive comments from library patrons about the usefulness of these databases. Comments can be submitted in the box at the bottom of the page. When you select the link for the database, the database will open in a new window, allowing you to easily return to this window to submit comments.

To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log into the UO VPN Client software

Below are the trial databases currently available, listed in alphabetical order:

JSTOR Security Studies

JSTOR Security Studies is a digital repository of scholarly resources focusing on violence and conflict in international relations. This is a collection of aggregated content incorporating journals, defense newsletters and magazines in addition to think tank “grey literature” and ebooks. Additional content types going forward could also include government documents, a real time news feed, datasets, aggregated blogging content and videos. We are striving to make this a truly global product with perspectives on security related issues represented from all regions of the world. Although English is the predominant language of publication within the collection, other languages will be featured as well including French, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

The collection will feature content that is both robust and unique. A wide assortment of disparate resources will be organized in a way that makes sense and bundled onto a single platform providing for many if not most of the user’s research needs under one roof. Content will be curated, tagged and updated on a regular basis.

The product will also feature a superior search tool based on faceted browsing and working in tandem with a discipline-specific thesaurus to facilitate content discoverability. Users will be able to search by either content type or topic.

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POLITICO Pro is a subscription service providing highly detailed, rapid-fire reporting on the politics of energy, technology and health care.

Access expires: 10/28/2017

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Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1,000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The collection also provides more than 950 Case Studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research-written by the researchers themselves, and presenting the stories of how real research projects were conducted. Moreover, the Datasets module provides a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Lastly, Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint; includes training sessions on SPSS, INVIVO, and stats modeling. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.

This resource covers every aspect of research skills training and can help researchers at all levels through every step of the research process, from coming up with a research question, doing a literature review, planning a project, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up a report, dissertation or thesis.

Access expires: 11/30/2017

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Statista is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 450 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. The product is aimed at business clients and academics of any size. Consultant firms and media agencies license our services as well as strategy and marketing departments in large corporations from a variety of industries. Our client base includes a wide range of globally active companies and premier academic institutions. Since the launch of the platform in 2008, more than 1,000,000 users have registered with Statista.

Access expires: 10/16/2017

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