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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • Resouce Available to UI Students, Faculty, Staff Only
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Academic Video Online provides unlimited remote access to more than 63,000 (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform.
The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners along with the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
TRIAL ACCESS THROUGH MAY 31, 2019

NOTE:
Trial access to Academic Video Online (AVON) includes all video content purchased or subscribed to from Alexander Street plus all AVON content. Sample content you see is not available in AVON and, in some cases, is content to which Alexander Street no longer has rights but prior purchasers retain rights. The visibility of non-AVON, sample content during this trial is a temporary issue the publisher is working to correct.
  • Resouce Available to UI Students, Faculty, Staff Only
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BioCyc is a collection of 14560 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs), plus software tools for understanding their data. These tools for are used for navigating, visualizing, and analyzing the underlying databases, and for analyzing omics data. The BioCyc website provides a suite of software tools for database searching and visualization, for omics data analysis, and for comparative genomics and comparative pathway questions.
  • Resouce Available to UI Students, Faculty, Staff Only
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DETAIL Inspiration is a database offering the visual and textual content of the German architectural magazine DETAIL from 1987-present. Search for architectural projects by topic, architect, material, location, etc. PDFs of the articles can be downloaded and contain plans, illustrations, and text.
  • Resouce Available to UI Students, Faculty, Staff Only
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Film Platform serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing students and professors the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit. The collection is curated by film experts and academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social poitical and cultural importance.
TRIAL ACCESS THROUGH APRIL 30, 2019
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