April 2017 New Databases

New databases in a variety of subjects are now available from UH Libraries.

New databases in a variety of subjects are now available from UH Libraries.

The following databases are now available from the University of Houston Libraries:

Gallup Analytics
Gallup Analytics provides access to data from countries that are home to more than 98% of the world’s population through a state-of-the-art Web-based portal. Through Gallup’s best global intelligence users can better understand the strengths and challenges of the world’s countries and regions. Users can also access Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses region by region and nation by nation to questions on topics such as economic conditions, government and business, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and education.

Cochrane Library (recently updated its content)
Consists chiefly of 5 databases: Cochrane database of systematic reviews; Cochrane central register of controlled trials (CENTRAL); Cochrane methodology register; Cochrane clinical answers (CCA); and About the Cochrane collaboration (ABOUT).

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) provide access to: over 35,000 quality assessed systematic reviews of health and social care interventions, summaries of all Cochrane systematic reviews and protocols up to March 2015, and over 17,000 economic evaluations of health and social care interventions. The HTA database currently provides access to over 15,000 summaries of completed and ongoing health technology assessments.

Open Textbook Library
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books cover a wide range of subjects and have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

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Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on April 2017 New Databases