2 Database Trials–PolicyMap & OnArchitecture

We have access to two resource trials—already launched.

PolicyMap (ends on March 19)
Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, economics and more in communities across the US.

OnArchitecture – critical views on contemporary architecture (ends April 16)
Interviews with prominent architects from around the world and explorations of their principal works, all on video.

Please send your thoughts about either or both to Kathy Edwards, librarian at Gunnin Architecture Library.

 

Database Trials – Indieflix & Transparent Language from Recorded Books

Clemson University Libraries has trial subscriptions to Indieflix and Transparent Language from Recorded Books. The trials allow the university community to use the databases and evaluate whether we should add them to our collection.

Here’s some of the description from their website:

indieflix

 

 

Features:

  • IndieFlix offers over 6,500 films that are always available to your patrons.
  • Movies for everyone – offering dramas, comedies, documentaries, classic film and television, shorts, thrillers, and much more!
  • Newly added PBS exclusive content!
  • Easy to use and nothing to download -stream on any computer, tablet, smart phone, web-enabled TV, Roku, and xBox.
  • Public performance rights are included for all movies.

transparentlanguageonline

 

 

Features:

  • 103 Languages (and growing!)
    From Afrikans to Zulu
  • Extensive English Collection
    Materials for speakers of 25+ languages including an intermediate-level immersion course
  • Features all aspects of language learning and Core Skill-Building Activities:
    Listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Speaking Practice:
    Compare your pronunciation to that of a native speaker
  • Typing Activities

Learn to write in a new language

  • Flexible Learning Path:
    Follow a plan or blaze your own trail.
  • Insight and Review:
    Quickly and easily see how much you’ve learned and easily review the material.
  • The Welcome Lesson:
    Using game dynamics, a quick, basic lesson to learn a few key words and how to use the program.
  • Improved Speed:
    The latest HTML/JavaScript framework makes it ultra-fast.
  • Intuitive Interface
  • Designed to be used on any PC or tablet, the service optimizes itself for the size of your screen

The trials are available until December 31st. You will find a link on the right side of our Databases A-Z page.

Please email librarian Ed Rock at erock@nullclemson.edu for login information, for any questions, and to give us your feedback.

Database Trials-Geography, Culture, & Religions

Are you interested in World (& USA) Geography, Culture & Religions? Clemson Libraries has trials to the following databases. They will be available until March 6th.

World Geography and Culture Online Ideal for history and geography projects as well as for general country and U.S. state research… World Geo Culture Online

World Religions Online For comparative religion and history research…11 major world religions included, as well as alternative religions and spirituality.World Religions Online

Films On Demand: Philosophy & Religion Video Collection Streams all aspects of world religions and spirituality. Over 1,030 full-length videos; many clips also included.Philo Rel Video Collection

These databases are of interest to everyone, but could be especially helpful if you’re working on or researching: Geography, History, Philosophy or Religion. The databases are available from Infobase Learning and include content from Facts on File and Films Media Group, among other providers. Click on the links below for further general background information on each database.

Please try them and let us know what you think. If you have any questions, you may email librarian Ed Rock at erock@nullclemson.edu