Database On Trial



The Library arranges database trial regularly to facilitate evaluation of potential electronic resources by the HSMC communities.

Database: The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source was designed for researching the people, culture and economies of the areas covered in The Belt and Road Initiative. The database supports research and learning in the areas of trade policies, medical studies, architecture, sustainability, environmental engineering and global communications with journals from all over the world.

• Full text for more than 5,000 journals

• Full text for nearly 50 newspapers and newswires

• Coverage dating back to 1975

Trial Period: Till 30 May 2018


Database: International Political Science Abstracts (A&I only)
Description: International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), produced by the International Political Science Association, is a reference tool for work in the fields of political science, political sociology, political psychology, political communications, international relations, international law, human rights, conflict studies, ethnic studies and related fields. A unique global resource, IPSA provides rapid access to scholarly publications from every region of the world, featuring English (and French) abstracts for journals published in languages from Arabic to Urdu.
Trial Period: Till 30 May 2018

Database: ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Chinese Newspapers Collection

Gain insight into Chinese political and social life during the turbulent 120 year period from 1832 to 1953 with 12 English-language Chinese historical newspapers. Included are critical perspectives on the ending of more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the Taiping Rebellion, the Opium Wars with Great Britain, the Boxer Rebellion and the events leading up to the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, and the subsequent founding of the Republic of China. In addition to the article content, the full-image newspapers offer searchable access to advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and classified ads that illuminate history.

Titles included are:

North China Herald (1850-1941)

Canton Times (1919-1920)

China Critic (1939-1946)

The China Press (1925-1938)

China Weekly Review (1917-1953)

Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)

Chinese Repository (1832-1851)

Peking Daily News (1914-1917)

Peking Gazette (1915-1917)

Peking Leader (1918-1919)

Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)

Shanghai Times (1914-1921)

Trial Period: Till 15 May 2018


Database: SAGE Research Methods Video – Practical Research & Academic Skills
Description: The database offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to successfully complete their research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.
Trial Period: Till 30 May 2018


Database: SAGE Video – Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
Description: This diverse collection of videos is in streaming format of over 500 original videos on Media, Communication & Cultural Studies. Includes tutorials, interviews and documentaries. Topics covered include popular culture, New Media, journalism and advertising. Presents research methods for media studies, communications and cultural studies. Robust functionality is provided, such as the ability to embed videos into course sites. Full transcripts are also included, and are displayed simultaneously alongside the video. Transcripts can be downloaded as PDFs.
Trial Period: Till 30 May 2018


Database: SAGE Video – Sociology
Description: With more than 120 hours of video, the Sociology Collection covers the full spectrum of the Sociology discipline and supports students and researchers at all levels. An array of different video types is available, including multiple hours of in Practice videos that highlight careers and practitioners in the real world; tutorial videos that shed light on hot topics within the field; and case study videos that explore particular research and its impacts on policy. Contributors include George Ritzer on Consumption, Akwugo Emejulu on Social Justice and Les Back on Race, Class and Ethnicity.
Trial Period: Till 30 May 2018

Last Update: 14 May 2018