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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
BioCyc Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDB) describe the genome of an organism, as well as its biochemical pathways and (for a small fraction of organisms) its regulatory network.
Detail Inspiration is an image and reference database with thousands of projects from DETAIL Magazine. Each project is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs. Search filters include building type, material, construction and location.

Please send feedback to Chris Eaker ceaker@utk.edu.

Trial runs from August 27, 2018 – September 27, 2018.
Dimensions is a linked research knowledge system that re-imagines discovery and access to research. Developed by Digital Science in collaboration with over 100 leading research organizations around the world, Dimensions brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, patents and policy documents to deliver a platform that enables users to find and access the most relevant information faster, analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research, and gather insights to inform future strategy.

Access provided by the Office of Research.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is an annual reference publication in print and online that provides statistics and other information on the living languages of the world. An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 7,097 known living languages, the Ethnologue is intended to be used as a catalog that provides summary data of identified languages. Information comes from numerous sources and is confirmed by consulting both reliable published sources and a network of field correspondents.

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Trial runs from September 1, 2018 – October 15, 2018.
Inspec Analytics provides a dynamic new solution for engineering professionals, librarians, researchers and students to dig deeper into the connected networks of scientific research, derive new insights, and identify trends and patterns which were previously locked away.

Note: This BETA version is the Institutional View.
Jacoby Online is one of the most authoritative resources for the study of fragmentary ancient Greek historians. It includes five bundled products: 1. Felix Jacoby’s seminal Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (complete) 2. Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), a thoroughly revised English edition of Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (nearly complete, estimated date of completion: 2019) 3. Brill’s New Jacoby – Second Edition (BNJ2), a revised edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), now with apparatus criticus, as well as updated bibliographies and revised commentaries (launched in 2016; estimated date of completion: 2026) 4. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature (FGrH IV), a continuation of Felix Jacoby’s work including original Greek texts with translations and commentaries (estimated date of completion: 2027) 5. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part V: Geography (FGrH V), a continuation of Felix Jacoby’s work including original Greek texts with translations and commentary (estimated date of completion: 2020).

Jacoby Online is updated twice a year.
The Japan Times Archives offered by East View Information Services covers the complete run (1897-2016) of this English-language daily published in Tokyo. This product provides access to the publisher's archive as a one-time purchase and includes perpetual access rights and annual subscription for ongoing content additions (the archive will incorporate the most recent year's content on an annual basis.)

Formerly known as Japan Times Digital Archive.
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. The online edition comprises the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), and the Authorship Companion, integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. This unique online edition provides the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies bringing the content of all three print volumes together as one powerful resource, and is a part of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO).

Send feedback to Chris Caldwell.

Trial runs August 13, 2018 - October 13, 2018.
The Rotunda Digital Edition of Grant’s papers is based on the original letterpress volumes of Grant’s papers, edited by John Y. Simon. This edition, wrote the New York Times, “helped cement Grant’s place as a literary memoirist and not just a war diarist . . . [and] changed the nature of documentary editing.” The Rotunda edition contains the content of the original thirty-one print volumes edited by Simon, including all editorial annotations, introductory essays, and appendices, as well as an additional volume of supplementary documents completed by John F. Marszalek. This fully searchable online archive is interoperable with other Rotunda titles, including those in its new Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction collection.

Send feedback to Molly Royse

Trial runs from September 18, 2018 - October 18, 2018.
PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. Create and share compelling maps, download data, compare data across locations, generate on-the-fly reports, run analytics and upload your own data. Access tens of thousands of indicators from hundreds of authoritative sources.

Trial runs from July 26, 2018 – October 26, 2018.

Send feedback to Steven Milewski (smilewsk@utk.edu). Steven Milewski
Supreme Court Insight, (1975-present), is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document by document basis. Content updated annually.

Access provided by UT Law Library.
Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving-image studies. It comprises an exceptional collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

Send feedback to Alan Wallace

Trial runs August 22, 2018 - November 24, 2018.
Taiwan Academic Classics platform offers an outstanding selection of Chinese studies titles in the humanities and social sciences from a uniquely Taiwanese perspective. The federated search platform of TAC incorporates full-text searchable Web access to core journals in the humanities and social sciences from 1928 to the present with ancient compilations from China's earliest Dynasties. Published by United Digital Publications Company Ltd., TAC is vital for finding early, hard-to-find scholarly articles from Taiwan and China.

The titles included in this trial are:
Taiwan Journals Search (1967- present) online access to 250 humanities & social sciences journals, including Sinica Sinoweb, UDP’s collection of 14 authoritative journals from Academia Sinica

Zhuanji Wenxue (1962- present) acclaimed as the ‘journal of record’ for Chinese history

Modern China magazine (also called Modern China Database) published by the Chinese Kuomintang from 1977 through 2005

Ancient Books
Taiwan Wenxian Congkan (Encyclopedia of Taiwan) (1958-1972) over 500 early books chronicling China’s local history, society and culture since the Ming and Qing dynasties, in full-text/full-image format available exclusively from UDP

Taiwan Wenxian Congkan Continuation (Encyclopedia of Taiwan Continuation) includes subsequently uncovered new historical records (additional books, archives and literature) gathered since the release of the original edition. Content included in the earlier publication is excluded except in cases where a newer edition adds value

Bioadian Gujin Tushu Jicheng (Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China) 64 canonical texts once reserved for the royal court and now considered seminal classics of early Chinese literature and culture.

Send feedback to Allison Sharp

Trial runs from August 3, 2018 - November 3, 2018.
The trial includes access to medical education content including the Base Collection of 95 textbooks, review books, and test-prep titles in addition to the renowned Atlas of Anatomy (by Gilroy).

Trial runs September 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018.

Send feedback to Melanie Allen
Transparent Language Online is a unique application that bridges the gap between learning a language online and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both in one program.

All users must create a new account. If you do not have an account, please click on the SIGN UP tab to create a username and password.

Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

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