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Dictionaries provide definitions of unfamiliar terms.
Encyclopedias give explanations and succinct overviews of topics.

New / Trial Databases

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Beck-Online is a German (language) full-text database, providing access to German legal resources. You can search legal magazines, commentaries, legal codes of each state and court rulings.It further includes about 500 (full text) handbooks, lexica and commentaries, over 90 (full text) professional law journals and an abundance of statutes and court decisions.”
Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors. Gartner is well known for its "Magic Quadrants" and "Hype Cycles" features.
This respected journal ensures fast access to the most relevant and up-to-date developments in sports medicine and exercise science. The wide range of topics covered in the International Journal of Sports Medicine (IJSM) include:
training & testing
orthopedic & clinical sciences
nutrition & behavioral sciences
physiology & biochemistry
biomechanics & immunology
JoVE, the leading creator and provider of video-based solutions that increase the productivity and efficacy of STEM research and education. Creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe. Allowing scientists, educators and students to see the intricate details of cutting-edge experiments rather than read them in text articles.
SciFinderⁿ accelerates research by providing actionable results such as step-by-step synthetic methods and hard to find chemistry in patents. The features of SciFinderⁿ in action includes trend analysis, citation mapping, retrosynthesis planning, and the most advanced chemical relevancy engine available today.

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