Trial: Newsbank

Access to the electronic resource Nexis Uni will end on July 1, 2019. The library is considering Newsbank as a potential replacement for this source of U.S. and international news. We started a trial with Newsbank to see how it compares so feel free to take a look and explore this resource.

During the trial period, which ends June 14, Clayton State users can access Newsbank through the links in this post, the “NewsBank- Access World News Trial” button on the library home page, or under “N” in the A-Z list of electronic resources. We have also added links to Newsbank’s local news sources in the A-Z: Access Georgia and Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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*Off-campus users will need to provide their Clayton State credentials.



Lastly, after you’ve had a chance to explore, please leave us your feedback on the database trial evaluation form.


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about this or other electronic resources.

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Trial: Westlaw

GALILEO is conducting a trial for Westlaw, a comprehensive online legal research service that can be accessed from any desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The Westlaw database includes primary and secondary legal sources including state and federal statutes, codes, and case law, as well as the American Jurisprudence legal encyclopedia, and law reviews.

During the month of February, Clayton State users can access* Westlaw through the links in this post or the Westlaw Database Trial trial button on the library home page.

Westlaw search interface*

*Off-campus users will need to enter the current GALILEO password.


There are a number of training and support resources available to you as you explore this resource. We recommend starting with this quick reference guide, and moving on to these handouts for additional guidance:


Lastly, after you’ve had a chance to explore, please leave us your feedback on the database trial evaluation form.


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about this or other electronic resources.

Trial: Adam Matthew Digital Collections

We have trial access for several collections from Adam Matthew Digital specializing in online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences until 11/8/17 . We invite you to use these resources during the trial period and provide us with feedback by sending your comments to http://clayton.libwizard.com/feedback. The trial access is limited to on campus use only and PDF downloads are not permitted.

  1. African American Communities
    Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera.
  2. First World War
    The First World War portal presents rich and varied primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda, women’s war work, the Home Front and a broad array of international perspectives. The wealth of original documents include: personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, ephemera, artwork, personal artifacts and film.
  3. Medical Services and Warfare
    Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
  4. Popular Medicine in America
    The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
  5. Race Relations in America
    Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

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UPDATE: Flipster trial extended

UPDATE to the update: Due to a glitch in the matrix, the Flipster trial has been extended until 5/22. Check it out and remember to tell us what you think here.

UPDATE: Time is running out to test out Flipster and let us know what you think. Trial ends 4/22.

Try it out today. It’s so cool, you’ll flip!

 

 

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To complement our existing Popular Reading Collection and our new current periodicals browsing area, we are offering a 30-day trial of Flipster, a digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of popular magazines like Esquire, Essence, American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound, Black Enterprise, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Wired and more on your computer, phone, or other mobile device, or choose to download them to the Flipster app. Are you enjoying the latest trend of adult coloring books? Check out the collection available through Flipster.

Trial access is limited to the Clayton State University network. Readers must be connected and recognized by IP address in order to browse issues or read articles. Learn more about the Flipster trial and tell us which magazines are your favorite.

Read Your Favorite Magazine Online with Flipster

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To complement our existing Popular Reading Collection and our new current periodicals browsing area, we are offering a 30-day trial of Flipster, a digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of popular magazines like Esquire, Essence, American Cinematographer, Sight & Sound, Black Enterprise, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Wired and more on your computer, phone, or other mobile device, or choose to download them to the Flipster app. Are you enjoying the latest trend of adult coloring books? Check out the collection available through Flipster.

Trial access is limited to the Clayton State University network. Readers must be connected and recognized by IP address in order to browse issues or read articles. Learn more about the Flipster trial and tell us which magazines are your favorite.

PolicyMap – GALILEO Sponsored Trial

GALILEO is sponsoring a trial of PolicyMap until January 1, 2014 and it is a place to go for Census data during the government shutdown. Off-campus access is available for PolicyMap using the current GALILEO password.

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Policy Map is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that captures data in visually powerful ways through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and analysis tools. It provides data from the CDC, USDA, BEA, National Center for Education Statistics, NOAA, National Park Service and more.

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Trial: JoVe, the first scientific video journal

For March 1-15, we have trial access for JoVe. We invite you to use this resource during the trial period and provide us with feedback by leaving a comment or send Elizabeth Bradshaw, Natural & Health Sciences liaison, an email elizabethbradshaw@clayton.edu with your comments. The trial access is limited to on campus use only.

JoVe, Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. It takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.

You will need the current version of Adobe Flash Player to view the videos.