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Trial Databases

The resources listed below are currently open for testing by USEK Faculty, Staff and Students.

Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of the databases may be added to our electronic resources collection.

Please send us your comments by filling in a Trial Feedback Form .

To access these trial databases from off-campus, you must log in by using your USEK ID and Password. For more information, please check our off-campus access section .

License agreements and copyright laws govern the use of USEK Library’s electronic resources. Library users must limit their use to non-commercial, educational or personal research purposes, and prohibit unauthorized access by others outside of the University community.

Users may NOT systematically download, distribute or retain substantial portions of the licensed content.

Available databases

Isabel Healthcare Differential Diagnosis Tool
(Trial available until February 28, 2017)
Isabel is a diagnosis checklist tool to help clinicians broaden their differential diagnosis and recognize a disease at the point-of-care.
The web-based Isabel tool uses the patient’s demographics and clinical features to produce a list of possible diagnoses.

Confidential Print: Middle East
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research. This collection consists of the Confidential Print for the countries of the Levant and the Arabian peninsula, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and Sudan. Beginning with the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 1830s, the documents trace the events of the following 150 years.

Sage Video
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
SAGE Video is a series of online collections developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners, including many of SAGE’s own authors and academic partners, to deliver cutting-edge pedagogical collections mapped to disciplinary curricular needs within the social sciences.

Foreign Office Files: Middle East
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s. It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power.
Utilising the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade characterised by conflict.

SAGE Business Cases (SBC)
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring students and researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. SAGE Business Cases is highly-interactive, and designed to suit a range of academic uses: from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources. Many cases will include teaching notes and discussion questions to ensure effective classroom use. These cases are integrated with SAGE’s book, video, and reference content, allowing for a rich scholarly environment and enhanced discovery.

Sage Research Methods + Cases + Datasets
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process: from a quick dictionary definition, a case study example from a researcher in the field, a downloadable teaching dataset, a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or a video tutorial showing research in action. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.
SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 500 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves. They can be used as a teaching tool to demonstrate a particular method and how it is applied in real research, or as inspiration to students who are preparing for their own research project.
SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves.

Gale Lingo
(Trial available until March 15, 2017)
Gale Lingo is an interactive, online solution designed for English language learners. Through a series of enjoyable and interesting lessons and activities, students develop the skills and confidence to become effective English language communicators. Gale Lingo also prepares learners for international examinations such as TOEFL and IELTS.
Please note that you have to create a personal account on Gale Lingo to be able to use this resource.