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GC Alumni Databases

See all details about select databases for alumni available from off-campus at the Alumni Library Resources Guide.

New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Covering a wide range of sources from 1980 to the present day, search literature records in Analytical Abstracts for specific analytes, matrices or techniques or browse recently added articles. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
Open Access titles from Berghahn Books Online.

See also Berghahn Books' statement on COVID-19 access.
Bloomsbury Digital Resources (Go to Databases A-Z for links) (Temporarily Accessible during COVID-19)
Access to select Bloomsbury resources online through the end of July 2020:

Bloomsbury Digital Resources
Applied Visual Arts
Architecture Library
Bloomsbury Collections
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Churchill Archive
Cultural History
Design Library
Drama Online
Education and Childhood Studies
Food Library
Fashion Central: Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books Library, Fashion Photography Archive, Fashion Business Cases
Fashion Video Archive
Human Kinetics Library
Medieval Studies
Popular Music
Screen Studies
Theology & Religion Online
Continued in Synthetic Reaction Updates. Each monthly issue of Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions contained around 200 graphical abstracts selected from key journals in the field, covering all areas of catalysis research including homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, biocatalysis, and kinetic and theoretical studies. The online database is fully searchable and indexed by reaction class, catalyst type, reactant, product, catalyst, journal and author. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
Chemical Hazards in Industry providesdetails of literature reports on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in chemical and related industries. This resource covers a wide range of primary sources, including key scientific and trade journals. Search records according to subject and chemical keywords, or browse recently added articles. Topics covered include health and safety, chemical and biological hazards, plant safety, legislation, protective equipment and storage, all relating to the chemical and allied industries. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
Directory of Open Access Books is a joint service of OAPEN, OpenEdition, CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université providing access to 27660 Academic peer-reviewed books from 379 publishers.
Laboratory Hazards Bulletin provides details of literature reports on safety measures, potential hazards and new legislation affecting workers in laboratories. This resource covers a wide range of primary sources, including key scientific and trade journals. Search records according to subject and chemical keywords, or browse recently added articles. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
Resources from MoMA to support learning from home. Includes three recent books from the Primary Documents series: Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe (2018); Modern Art in the Arab World (2018) and Contemporary Chinese Art (2010).
"We are excited to share that anyone anywhere can now access a growing online collection of contemporary open access eBooks from the Library of Congress website.”
Continued in Synthetic Reaction Updates. Each monthly issue of Methods in Organic Synthesis contained around 200 graphical abstracts selected from key journals in the field, covering all areas of synthetic chemistry including new reactions and reagents, asymmetric synthesis, and enzymatic transformations. The online database is fully searchable and indexed by reaction type, reactant, product, reagent, journal and author. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
MUBI is a streaming service for film lovers. Students and faculty can sign up for a free account through the Film Schools Program (use your GC email address). MUBI offers a rotating selection of streaming films, and a newly expanded library of on-demand films. Browse their catalog here.
A literature updating service for keeping current with recent developments in natural products chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Natural Product Updates includes the most important natural product articles published in the recent scientific literature, which are searchable by topic, natural source, biological activity and structure type.
NCBI Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare.

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The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.
Graduate Center access to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Gold Collection includes more than 40 current peer-reviewed journals that cover the core chemical sciences, including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics. See more... for the current journals title list.

Also included in the Gold Collection:

During COVID-19, SAGE is providing temporary free access to some of their content. The additional content in SAGE Knowledge Handbooks will be available to Graduate Center users until July 17, 2020.

To find available content:
  • Find and click "Handbooks" under "Browse by Content Type."
  • Under "Refine by" on the right hand side, select "Available to me." This will limit your results to just those handbook titles available at the Graduate Center (click more to see list of titles)

    Handbooks covering such subjects as digital dissertations, multicultural measures, environmental change, economic geography, historical theory, international relations, Islamic studies, performance studies, qualitative and quantitative research in psychology, race and ethnic studies, social anthropology, sociolinguistics, and theories of social psychology.
During COVID-19, SAGE is providing temporary free access to some of their content. The SAGE Knowledge Video database will be available to Graduate Center users until July 17, 2020.

The SAGE Knowledge Video database includes educational video across social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Find a collection, then click on the Content available to me radio button on the right to see what videos are accessible to you during this trial.
During COVID-19, SAGE is providing temporary free access to some of their content. The SAGE Research Methods Video database will be available to Graduate Center users until July 17, 2020.

SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, SAGE authors, great teachers, and more.

Select a collection, then click on the Content available to me radio button on the right to see what videos are accessible to you during this trial.
South Asia Open Archives is a free open-access resource for research and teaching: a rich and growing curated collection of key historical and contemporary sources from and about South Asia, in English and other languages of the region. SAOA's collection currently contains hundreds of thousands of pages of books, journals, newspapers, census data, magazines, and documents, with particular focus on social & economic history, literature, women & gender, and caste & social structure.
Synthetic Reaction Updates is a literature updating service for keeping current with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Covering a wide range of primary sources, Synthetic Reaction Updates includes the most important reactions published in the recent scientific literature, presented as easy to read reaction schemes that are searchable by topic and reaction type. Part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Gold Collection.
The University of Alberta Press makes significant titles Open Access rather than letting them go out of print, keeping them available to researchers and the general public. The books listed here are all free to download and share.
Click on any title on this page, then scroll down until you see the tab that says "Free PDF." Download the full book or individual chapters. Information about (re)use of these titles under the Creative Commons license is prominently displayed in the front matter of each download.

More Open Access works from University of Calgary are available on their institutional repository, PRISM. Additional ebook titles may be temporarily available to all on the ProQuest Ebook Central platform until 6/19/2020.
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