MyiLibrary e-book changes

E-books hosted on the MyiLibrary website will transfer over to Ebook Central on the evening of Wednesday 18th April.

We have been advised that bookmarks, highlights and saved notes will not transfer – please see these instructions (opens PDF) on how to manually export notes if required.

If you had used the ‘Patron bookshelf’ facility, you will need to re-create this on Ebook Central.

Further info

Alerts have been added to the individual MyILibrary e-books in DiscoverEd.

Further information about the Ebook Central and MyiLibrary websites can be found via our E-Book AZ lists.

Annual Reviews Sciences Collection New E-Journals Available

With the renewal of our Annual Reviews Sciences Collection, we gain access to 3 new e-journals.

The Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science provides comprehensive reviews in biomedical data science, focusing on advanced methods to store, retrieve, analyze, and organize biomedical data and knowledge. The scope of the journal encompasses informatics, computational, and statistical approaches to biomedical data, including the sub-fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, clinical and clinical research informatics, biostatistics, and imaging informatics. The mission of the journal will be to identify both emerging and established areas of biomedical data science, and the leaders in these fields.

The Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems provides comprehensive reviews of significant theoretical and applied developments that impact the engineering of autonomous and semiautonomous systems. The broad fields of control and robotics are the major areas covered, together with connections to theoretical and applied mechanics, optimization, communication, information theory, machine learning, computing, and signal processing. The journal will cover important intersections with fields outside of engineering, including biology, neuroscience, and human behavioral sciences.

The Annual Review of Criminology provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the multidisciplinary field of criminology, defined as the study of both the nature of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.

Further info

All 3 titles are available via DiscoverEd or our Journals AZ list.

Nature Journals 2018 renewal

With the 2018 renewal of our Nature journals collection, we gain access to 3 new titles.

Nature Catalysis – this new journal will bring together research from across all chemistry and related fields, incorporating both fundamental and applied studies.  With Nature Research Group’s focus on the grand societal challenges, this journal will have a particular interest in applied work that advances our knowledge and informs the development of sustainable industries and processes.

 

Nature Electronics – publishing both fundamental and applied research across all areas of electronics, from the study of novel phenomena and devices, to the design, construction and wider application of electronic circuits.  The core focus of this journal will be the development of new technologies and understanding the impact of these developments on society.

 

Nature Sustainability – this new journal will publish research contributing to a deep understanding of the ways in which we organise our lives in a finite world and the multiple impacts our actions have.  Beyond fundamental research, the journal aims to publish studies of policies and solutions to ensure human well-being now and in the future, facilitating important cross-disciplinary dialogues to respond to the greatest challenges of our time.

Further info

All 3 titles are available via our e-journals AZ list or DiscoverEd.

E-Resource Trials ending soon

Last chance to try out the following e-resources and send in your feedback – these trials all end on the 30th November.

AcademicFocus

AcademicFocus is a one-stop access platform for China English journals, including:

  1. Academic journals originally published in English in mainland China
  2. English translations of top China academic journals (which we have access to via the China Academic Journals database platform)
  3. Proceedings of international conferences held in China.

As of October 2017, there are 267 journals and 2447 conference proceedings and the numbers will grow. Subjects cover all areas in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

 

Arab World Research Source:™ Al-Masdar

Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. This resource reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology. The database contains more than 140 scholarly full text titles, with the majority of the journals featuring Arabic full text.

 

Bloomsbury Design Library

The Bloomsbury Design Library is a comprehensive online resource offering coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It combines carefully curated text and image content of the highest quality with an intuitive taxonomy for research and discovery. It can be used to enhance teaching, learning and research in the field of Visual Arts and Design.

 

EBSCO eBooks™ Arabic Collection: Al-Kotob

Serving the countries and territories of the Arabic League and beyond, this Middle Eastern collection of 4,600 Arabic e-books covers a broad range of academic subjects, including art, biography, business, child development, education, medicine, social sciences, humanities, Islamic studies, history, law, music, religion, political science, technology, engineering and more. The collection includes content from noteworthy publishers as well as award-winning authors including Abbas Mahmoud El Akkad, Fatima Naaot, Mohamed Awad Aidi, and Ibrahim Abdel Qader Mezni.

 

MedOne Neurosurgery

MedOne Neurosurgery is a unique online resource providing the global neurosurgical community with unprecedented access to Thieme’s entire neurosurgery collection (E-Books, Journals, Procedures, Cases, Media and Training Center).

 

One Belt, One Road Reference Source

One Belt One Road Reference Source is a collection of full-text journals and publications to support the understanding and study of the One Belt One Road mega-region including parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is the only comprehensive source of full text journals and publications published in, and about the 65 countries which make-up the One Belt One Road initiative.

 

Further info.

Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.

E-Resources Access Alert – EZProxy issues RESOLVED

This issue has been resolved

There are currently off campus access problems to e-resources via EZProxy links which are being investigated by our IT team.

Eg http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com may not work but if you drop the “http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=” portion to http://www.oxfordscholarship.com the link will work as long as you are on the VPN or able to log in to the e-resource using Institutional Login/Shibboleth (if offered by the publisher).

Please see http://edin.ac/1bjVuCC for details of how to access E-Resources during this time, especially if off campus.

Further updates may also appear on the IS Alerts page http://reports.is.ed.ac.uk/alerts/index.cfm?fuseaction=view_alert&alert_id=7222.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

E-Resource Trials ending on Monday

There are a few days left to try out the following potential new e-resources and send in your feedback.

Eighteenth Century Drama

Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824. The resource also features correspondence between key theatrical figures, biographical information, portraits, advertisement and historical information. The companion texts The London Stage 1660-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 feature as both scans in their original printed format and as a searchable database.

Foreign Office Files for Japan 1919-1952

Providing significant insight into this fascinating period of Japanese history, these Foreign Office files provide full-text searchable access to formerly restricted top level discussions and correspondence from the British Embassy and consulate in Japan. Files consist of wide-ranging material, including memoranda, reports, minute sheets and correspondence, along with detailed assessments of key events, speeches and topics of special interest.

Literary Manuscripts Leeds

This project offers scholars the opportunity to examine complete facsimile images of manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Poets represented include Mary Campbell, John Dryden, George Herbert, Mary Leapor, Andrew Marvell, Alexander Pope, Hester Pulter and Jonathan Swift. There are also countless songs, riddles and popular tags which tell us even more about contemporary society.

Literary Print Culture

Explore this unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century. The Stationers’ Company was a key agent in the process by which the book trade was regulated and monitored and thus it is widely regarded as one of the most important sources for studying the history of the book, publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company.

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

The Wordsworth Trust is recognized as the leading archival collection of Wordsworth manuscripts anywhere in the world. The collection offers an insight into the working methods of the poet and the wider social, political and natural environment that shaped much of his work. In addition, this collection makes available the writings of Dorothy Wordsworth through her much celebrated Grasmere Journals, Alfoxden diary and travel journals. Verse manuscripts and correspondence from leading literary lights of the Romantic period such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey are also available as well as a strong collection of Thomas de Quincey manuscripts.

 Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare in Performance features rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The prompt books tell the stories of key performances as they were put on in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and further afield, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In a mixture of handwritten manuscripts and printed typescripts, often interspersed with personal notes, sketches, and cues for lighting and music, this resource takes users behind the scenes to shine a light on how the Bard’s timeless works have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries.  *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Socialism on Film

Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American filmmakers. Ranging from the early 20th century to the 1980s, material encapsulates the themes of war, revolution, news, current affairs, culture and society. The project makes available the superb ETV-Plato Films collection put together by the British communist Stanley Forman in the years after the Second World War – produced almost exclusively in the communist world and then versioned into English for distribution in the West.  *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Further info.

Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.

E-Resource trials ending soon

Less than 1 week left to try out some potential new e-resources.

Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law

Introductions to major fields in Law. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the issues associated with discrete subject areas. The aims of the series are two-fold; to pinpoint essential principles of a particular field, and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking. By distilling the vast amount of information available on the subject area into a concise and meaningful form, the volumes serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Importantly, they also develop well-informed, nuanced critiques of the field that will challenge and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers. PDF downloads are unavailable during the trial.

Trials ends: 15/11/17

 

HAPI

The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides bibliographic citations to over 380 scholarly journals and links to the full text contents of over 675 journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970. Subject coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

Trial ends: 15/11/17

 

Women’s Magazine Archive I and II

Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artifacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Titles include Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal and Seventeen.

Trial ends 16/11/17

 

Further info.

Access these and other trials from our Trials Webpage.

E-Resource trials ending tomorrow

Last chance to try out some potential new e-resources – our iLaw Maritime and Illustrated London News trials both end tomorrow.

iLaw Maritime covers publications, forms & documents, legislation, practice notes & events relating to maritime law.

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.

Access these and our other currently running trials from our Trials Webpage.

Dawsonera e-book download changes

From the 1st November, e-books (both PDF’s and ePub’s) downloaded from the Dawsonera website will require installation of Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire app for mobile devices.  As many of our e-books are already set up this way, most users will be unaffected.  If you do need to install Adobe Digital Editions, some useful links are below:

Further info

Further info about the main e-book platforms we use can be viewed at our e-book AZ lists.