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The trial databases are available from any computer belonging to the Jagiellonian University network without logging in. Readers of the Jagiellonian Library can use them at computer workstations in the Reference Reading Room, the European Reading Room, the Research Reading Room and the Main Reading Room, upon presentation of a valid library card.

In case of any problems with access to the test databases, please contact Mr. Marek Krośniak 
tel: 12 663 3503, e-mail: marek.krosniak@uj.edu.pl

We would like to hear your opinion about these databases. Any comments regarding, for example, the interface, search possibilities and results, please contact: oinka@uj.edu.pl

Trial accesses to databases and teaching support products provided by the Medical Library of the Jagiellonian University - Collegium Medicum are available on the website of the Medical Library of the Jagiellonian University.

Due to the licensing requirements, it is forbidden to mass download the content of databases (e.g. entire magazine issues) and / or transfer them to unauthorized users, as well as the use of any program to automatically download files.

The Bentham Science Journals collection comprises 170 scientific journals covering various disciplines in pharmaceutical research and development, medical specialties, engineering, technology, and social sciences. Bentham Science is an international science, technology and medicine company that provides academics and industry professionals with the latest information in various fields of science and technology. Bentham Science journals are indexed in all major indexes, including Web of Science, PubMed, and Scopus, and many of these journals have impressive Impact Factor ratings. 66 of them received an Impact Factor ranking in the annual Journal Citation Report 2023. Over 70 titles from Bentham Science journals are included in the list of indexed scientific journals of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The editorial boards of Bentham Science journals include eminent scientists from around the world, including Nobel laureates. All submitted articles undergo extensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal's editorial board and independent external referees (usually three referees). To assess the quality and merit of research articles submitted for publication, Bentham Science uses a single-blind peer review process for all manuscripts submitted to its journals, with the exception of a select number of patent journals, which undergo double-blind peer review.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024. 

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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies is a new reference work by Brill Publishers included in Asian Studies. With nearly 600 entries, the encyclopaedia provides a comprehensive overview of the rich body of Taiwan studies that has developed since the 1990s in Taiwan and worldwide, presenting various aspects of Taiwan's past and present and its radical transformations, with particular emphasis on issues related to history, society, culture, economy, politics, and international relations.

The contributions are written by over 300 scholars from around the world specializing in archaeology, history, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, international relations, indigenous studies, literature, gender studies, media studies, film studies, music, and art of Taiwan.

The trial will run until April 30th, 2024.

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The Jagiellonian Library has been granted a three-month trial access to an extensive collection of e-books from De Gruyter publishers.

The trial will run until April 30th, 2024.

The collection, which covers the social sciences and humanities, the natural and exact sciences and technology, includes over 160,000 e-books published by De Gruyter and its partner publishers, including the University Press Library (e-books from the world’s most prestigious university presses, such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Edinburgh).

The e-books are DRM-free, allowing simultaneous access from anywhere at any time with no limit on the number of saved pages.

Founded in 1749, De Gruyter is renowned for its high standard of academic publishing. As an independent academic publisher, it publishes over 1,500 books and 16,000 journal articles each year in 30 subject areas. This includes more than 200 books and 6,000 articles in open access. It also offers around 80 databases and online reference works, covering an extremely wide range of disciplines.

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The virtual encyclopaedia of world music and sound traditions. The collection provides teachers, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

The database offers simple search facility that allows you to browse by criteria such as: title, instrument, performance, creator, cultural group, genre, and location. In addition, the database offers advanced search options, including the following criteria: word, full text, transcription, catalogue number, date of publication, and date of creation.

The database is available on the Alexander Street platform.

The trial will run until April 30th, 2024.

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The Jagiellonian Library offers test access to selected Oxford University Press databases.

This database comprises two modules: the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. They contain peer reviewed articles and bibliographies covering all aspects of international law, constituting a valuable source of knowledge for lecturers, researchers, and law students.
The database can be searched in a basic mode by author and subject. Advanced search options include criteria such as author/editor, title, full-text search, publication date, subject area and type of content, as well as logical operators (AND, OR, NOT). Both encyclopedias can be searched and browsed together or separately, using appropriate filters.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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MPECCoL is a database of analytical articles providing a comparative overview of constitutional law. Its specialized thematic profile ensures an in-depth discussion of the nature, structure, and historical development of constitutional law from a global perspective.
The database can be searched by subject, author/editor, word, or phrase. Advanced search options include fields such as author/co-author, date, title, full-text search, subject, and jurisdiction. You can also choose the type of texts you are looking for - commentaries and analyses or encyclopedic entries.
The MPECCoL database is linked to the Oxford Law Citator—an advanced support tool that provides direct links to related content within Oxford University Press online legal resources and other valuable sources.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law, a continually updated encyclopedia of EU law, consists of 131 articles that define, explain, and analyze key legal concepts of EU law in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. This high-quality online resource is aimed at students, lecturers, and researchers of European Union law. The authors cover topics such as case law, common commercial policy, consumer protection, data protection, energy, environment, European integration, health, institutions, labour law, and more.
The database allows simple searches by author and topic. It also offers advanced search options, including full-text search, publication date, author, title, bibliography, subject, and jurisdiction. Advanced search options include the use of logical operators (AND, OR, NOT).

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law is a database aimed at scholars and practitioners in the domain of public international law. It contains full-text online editions of leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and Oxford Commentaries on International Law.
All titles are fully searchable by subject, title, and author, and they are also linked through Oxford Law Citator to relevant case reports and articles across all Oxford University Press online legal resources. Users can browse titles by author and contributor, title and subject, search the full text of any title, and navigate between references and case descriptions, as well as commentaries and analyses.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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Oxford Reference is an online database covering 25 different subject areas and containing 2 million digitized entries from dictionaries, companions, and encyclopedias published by Oxford University Press. Users can search for both short, general texts as well as more detailed articles on specialized topics.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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Oxford English Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press, is recognized as the most comprehensive and systematic historical dictionary of the English language. It contains definitions, etymology, history, phonetics, and usage of over 500,000 words and phrases from all geographical varieties of the English language, as well as 3.5 million quotations ranging from classic literature and specialist journals to film scripts, song lyrics, and social media posts.

The trial will run until May 31st, 2024.

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ProQuest History Vault is a monumental, internationally renowned database that provides researchers with access to a wealth of historical information. The database contains primary sources, manuscripts, and archival collections from leading archival institutions. The ProQuest History Vault database consists of 67 modules and more 23.8 million pages of materials.

With its unique materials, full-text search capabilities, and harmonized indexing, the database offers researchers the opportunity to discover previously unexplored perspectives. The Jagiellonian Library provides a trial access to 11 modules, including: "American Jewish Congress Records," "Women at Work during World War II: Rosie the Riveter and the Women's Army Corps," and "American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971"

The trial will run until April 30th, 2024.

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The collection includes 18 leading research journals in the field of applied mathematics. It can be searched by keywords (for articles), journal title, volume, and issue number.

Search results can be narrowed using facets such as author, keywords, publication type, content type. Each article includes an abstract, full text and bibliography and can be downloaded in PDF format.

The trial will run until June 3rd, 2024.

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The Women and Social Movements in the US database collects materials related to the broad history of women and their impact on social movements worldwide. The available collection, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (1 of 4 in the database), includes primary source documents, a biographical dictionary of the suffrage movement, the WASM journal, and book reviews. The database can be searched by social movement and many other criteria.

The database is available on the Alexander Street platform

The trial will run until April 30th, 2024.

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