Category Archives: e-Books

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO), the premier resource for Early Modern English primary sources in English, has recently expanded in scope through the addition of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP) full text feature.  The majority of the documents in the database have been transcribed allowing for more efficient and detailed searching as well as digital humanities applications such as “text mining”.  EEBO features over 125,000 titles available in digital images including virtually every printed work from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America spanning from the years 1473 to 1700.  The TCP has been a long term, collaborative project and is now available through UNB Libraries.

EEBO: http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

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New e-Resources for Psychology

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PsycBOOKS is a comprehensive source of chapters from thousands of scholarly and professional books published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

In this e-resource, you can access the following:

  • approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books
  • nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, dating from the 1600s
  • more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • digitized content from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection

PsycTESTS, produced by the APA, provides access to tests that are relevant to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. It is a unique database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Each record includes data on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data (when available). International in scope, PsycTESTS provides access to an increasing number of tests in languages other than English. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage dates from 1910 to the present.

Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes Master test profiles and actual tests or test items for:

  • Unpublished tests
  • Tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located
  • Information about published tests available from commercial publishers

Content covers diverse subject areas and types of tests, including:

  • Developmental Measures
  • Scales for Beliefs, Relationships, or Expectancies
  • Aggression, Coping, or Functional Status Questionnaires
  • Racial and Ethnic Identity Scales
  • Resilience, Anger Response, or Substance Abuse Inventories
  • Physical Health Related Assessments
  • Personality Assessments
  • Educational Measures
  • Neuropsychological Assessments
  • Aptitude and Achievement Measures
  • Competency Measures
  • Occupational Measures
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Military Tests

If you would like more information about PsycBOOKS or PsycTESTS, please contact Linda Roulston, Psychology Librarian, (451-6879); for more resources relevant to studies in Psychology, please consult UNB Libraries’ Psychology Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

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This key reference source for economics includes contributions from over 1,500 writers, contains over 1,900 articles, and is updated on a quarterly basis.

Bringing together the world’s most influential economists writing in their areas of expertise, the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is a comprehensive, dynamic, and updated resource that serves the information needs of a new generation of economists. A rich reference collection of articles, this online resource provides access to archived material and to new material that is added quarterly.

Features of the Online Dictionary:

  • full text of the 1987 archive edition
  • full text of the 2008 print edition
  • quarterly additions and updates
  • search and browse facilities to explore the Dictionary with speed and ease
  • hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • My Dictionary, personal account option, to save searches, bookmark articles, and make notes

History:

R. H. Inglis Palgrave’s original Dictionary of Political Economy (1894-9) was a landmark in both publishing and economics: a liberal and scholarly overview of the whole sphere of economic thought in its day. Henry Higgs’s revised edition, Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy (1923-6), retained the spirit of the original while embracing new concepts in the development of economics as a discipline.

1987 Archive Edition:

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics was published in 1987 to international acclaim. Its scope had expanded and evolved, and the tradition of drawing together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools produced not only an unsurpassed work of reference, but also many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

2008 Print Edition:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, was published in 2008. While some classic articles from the 1987 edition were retained, approximately 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions.

For more information about the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, please contact Leanne Wells Subject Area Librarian for Economics, (447-3075); for more resources relevant to studies in economics, please consult UNB Libraries’ Economics Guides.

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO)

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Explore old texts in new ways through this interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities.
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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) is a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press. Find the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constituting the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion.

Each title presents the full text of the work, as established by an authoritative editor, accompanied by the editor’s record of important variations in that text, and interpretative and explanatory notes. Most titles have introductions that not only place the work and the author in a historical context, but also explain the editorial principles and the history of the text.

Mapping new research journeys, connecting works in new ways…

Online publication of these essential scholarly resources facilitates navigation within and between editions, whilst retaining the traditional elements familiar to users of the printed editions. The more flexible online presentation opens up new possibilities for search and comparison, making texts more accessible, cross-searchable and interconnected, than ever before.

OSEO allows you to:

  • Search the complete text of over 170 scholarly editions — browse each text’s editor’s record of important variations, and interpretative and explanatory notes
  • Be assured of authoritative and reliable content with scholarly accreditation, ensuring your interpretations and ideas are based on accurately edited texts
  • Utilise excellent searching and linking facilities to find that obscure quote or a specific chapter, scene or line quickly and easily
  • Access the editions anywhere, anytime — have a consistent research discussion or teach a class across the world because everyone is using the same, trusted edition

The collection is set to grow into a massive virtual library, bringing to life hundreds of scholarly editions of works from all periods up to the 20th century, ultimately including the entirety of Oxford’s distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions.

Take a TOUR of OSEO!

For more information about Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), please contact James MacKenzie (458-7058).

For help with any of UNB Libraries’ resources, contact the HIL Research Help Desk in person, by telephone (453-3546), by email, or by Ask Us.

Download ebrary e-books

Image of an iPad showing the ebrary app to download ebooksebrary has expanded access to much of our licensed content beyond its website and launched two new ways to download entire e-books.

Complete downloads to a wide range of devices

Many ebrary e-books available to UNB Libraries are now available for downloading to a computer or a portable device. Most downloadable e-books are available for a 14-day period. Supported devices include most desktop and laptop computers, plus the iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader. (Please note that, at present, Kindle only supports partial downloads).

In order to download entire e-books, you must have an ebrary bookshelf account, the Adobe Digital Editions software, and an Adobe account. All are free and the accounts are not related to your UNB/STU login information. Some devices will require the use of another piece of software to transfer e-books. Complexity varies with device and platform. A “Download” button will appear on any title that is eligible for the 14-day loan.

For answers to frequently asked questions, please see the ebrary Support Documents.

New ebrary Mobile App for iPads and iPhones

ebrary has also released its own free iPad/iPhone app that allows patrons to search for and read UNB Libraries’ licensed ebrary content. Titles can be saved for offline reading. Use of the app also requires ebrary and Adobe accounts.

Find the free ebrary iOS app in the App Store along with FAQs for using ebrary’s Mobile App on your iOS device.