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 .

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

Available databases

ObGyn Collection
(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
AccessMedicine’s ObGyn Collection offers a new approach to obstetrics and gynecology reference and research. Updated regularly, this resource can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to sonography videos and cases, animations, landmark obstetrics and gynecology references; and allow practicing obstetricians and gynecologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification.

(Trial available until April 30, 2017)
BoardVitals helps practitioners prepare for board certification exams, maintenance of certification (MOC), and continuing education requirements, covering more than 50 specialty areas and exams.

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.

(Trial available until May 4, 2017) AccessCardiology addresses the most current standards of care, research, and clinical trials through references from leading experts in the field of cardiology in areas such as interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. AccessCardiology bridges the gap between basic science and clinical applications for residents and fellows, and features quick reference capabilities for practicing cardiologists, NPs, and PAs.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
(Trial available until May 5, 2017)
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal, devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.
Click here to discover what is JoVE in video.

The Encyclopaedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online (EBR)
(Trial available until June 2, 2017)
EBR covers biblical and religious topics as well as their reception in an array of religious, cultural and academic disciplines and fields. Its content is the result of an interdisciplinary approach, transcending a purely theological perspective, to include fields ranging from classical, literary and religious studies to archaeology, music, visual arts and film. In addition, the encyclopedia is interreligious (Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other Religions) from the aspect of both its content and its authors.

Micromedex CareNotes
(Trial available until July 5, 2017)
Micromedex® CareNotes contain concise, easy-to-understand information relating to standard treatments for a variety of diseases and conditions. The CareNotes cover general information on the nature of the disease/condition, possible causes, signs and symptoms, and standard means of care and support.
More than 1500 CareNotes are also available in Arabic.