Several additional online resources have been made available during the current emergency. For details see: Remote access to Library resources during the Covid-19 outbreak A-Z Databases (on the right of the page)
O’Reilly for Higher Education is a collection of ebooks and videos. It is listed in UEA’s A-Z Databases. Topics include business, writing, presenting, design, maths, science, computers – even cooking! If you are not already registered and signed in, you will see this screen. UEA isn’t there, so select: Not listed? Click here. Enter your UEA… Read more O’Reilly for Higher Education
Tatoeba is a database of sentences and translations. Enter a phrase and it shows example sentences in several languages. For example, a search for get drunk finds 95 English sentences, such as: Let’s get drunk. Don’t get drunk. Tom is getting drunk. I never get drunk. Getting drunk won’t make things better. Sentences come with… Read more Tatoeba
There have been some changes to UEA Library’s search page and other pages (e.g. A-Z Databases and UEA Subject Guides). Search is now done from the main UEA Library page. Choose either the BOOKS & EBOOKS or JOURNAL ARTICLES tab. Results for print books now show the library floor. For an ebook, click on the… Read more UEA Library Search
The World Atlas of Language Structures is “a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages”. For example, in some languages certain pronouns are used for politeness. The atlas classifies languages according to second person pronouns that: encode no politeness distinction (e.g. English, Swahili) encode a binary politeness distinction (e.g. German, Russian, Mandarin)… Read more World Atlas of Language Structures
Credo Reference is a collection of online reference books. It can be browsed and searched like an encyclopedia. For example, if you search for global warming, you are shown the topic page on climate change (“the now commonly used term, having replaced “global warming”), extracts from many books, a list of related topics (Climate change,… Read more Credo Reference
Mintel Academic provides consumer and market research. For example, this month has a report on the UK fizzy drink industry. It seems more people want less sugar in their fizzy drinks. Meanwhile women are getting comfortable with looking older. This could be bad news for the hair colourant market.
MarketLine provides company and industry reports, market research, case studies and business news. You can use it to look up particular companies, such as the John Lewis Partnership, or industries, such as the Indonesian mobile phones market.
Nexis is a database of newspapers and other news sources. It contains full-text articles. For example, you can search for UEA in the headlines of UK national newspapers: UEA criticised by notable alumni for ‘thuggish’ development plans (The Guardian, September 7, 2016) UEA academics from different subject areas unite in disappointment at Brexit result (The… Read more Nexis
UEA has online access to every issue of the American Vogue, from 17 December 1892 to the present day. You can read the magazine exactly as it was printed, including the pictures and advertisements. To leaf through the magazine, choose an issue and click on any item on the contents page. Then click on Browse… Read more The Vogue Archive
A Vision of Britain through Time combines maps and population census data from 1801 to 2011. You can look up statistics for particular areas of the country. For example, here are some of the key findings about Norwich: The population grew from 31,770 in 1801 to 132,512 in 2011. The highest infant mortality rate recorded… Read more A Vision of Britain through Time