Library Today: Database Trials Feedback Requested

October is research database trial month at UST Libraries. All database trials are available via the UST Libraries website. Please experiment with these resources and let us know what you think. Input is greatly appreciated and will help determine the databases to which UST will subscribe.

American History in Video provides access to a collection of almost 5,000 streaming video titles on all aspects of American history. More than 750 historical documentaries featuring dramatic re-enactments and engaging analysis from prominent scholars and experts are included as well as newsreel footage dating from 1890 to 1980. Send comments to Ann Kenne. The trial ends Friday, Nov. 4.

PsycTests and PsycTherapy – Do you need: a test of anxiety, an intelligence inventory for Spanish-speaking children, or a questionnaire to determine the degree of economic hardship families face? Want to know if the test, inventory or questionnaire is valid or reliable? APA, which also offers PsycINFO, has collected the tests, measurements, inventories and questionnaires that have been developed, reviewed and used in almost all of the articles that they index. Get them in full text linked to the articles where they appear. It’s a cornucopia of testing delight.

APA also is making therapy sessions of all kinds available via streaming video. These are real therapy sessions, not mock sessions with actors. PsycTherapy includes more than 200 different topics covered throughout hundreds of hours of filmed demonstrations. The demonstrations exemplify various therapist interactions with individuals, couples and families. Send comments about PsycTest and PsycTherapy to Merrie Davidson. The trial ends Wednesday, Nov. 2.

AdDataReference provides facts, figures and insights into the 10,000+ leading brand advertisers in the United States. It details each brand’s ad spending for the past five years, identifies target markets, relationships to parent companies, the brand’s different ad agencies, plus full contact information for key personnel. To log in, use your St. Thomas email address to create an account. The trial ends Monday, Oct. 31. Send comments to Laura Hansen.

CRCnetBASE offers online access to more than 6,000 e-reference books and handbooks in more than 40 science and business disciplines, ranging from agriculture to water sciences. Content includes ebooks published by CRC Press, Auerbach Publications, Chapman & Hall, and Routledge – all part of the Taylor & Francis Group. This trial provides access to the entire collection and runs through Sunday, Nov. 27. Send comments to Eric Kallas.