De Gruyter – upgraded e-Journal package

We have signed up for the new 2021-2023 De Gruyter Journal and Open Access Transformational Agreement via JISC.  This agreement provides for a 100% conversion of subscription fees into open access article processing fees and considerably expands our read access to e-journal content.

We now have access to 342 journals in the following subject areas; Architecture & Design, Arts, Asian & Pacific Studies, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Computer Sciences, Cultural Studies, Engineering, German Studies, Geosciences, History, Industrial Chemistry, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Law, Library & Information Science, Life Sciences, Linguistics & Semiotics, Literary Studies, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Sports & Recreation and Theology & Religion. A title list can be found at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Journals/2021_DEGRUYTER_TitleList.xlsx

De Gruyter publish separately over 100 fully Open Access journals.

All new titles have been added to DiscoverEd, our agreement with De Gruyter allows future access to any new titles published over the next 3 years.

AAAS

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Following a successful trial last year, we now subcribe to Science Immunology and Science Robotics, both published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Science Immunology – research articles that report critical advances in all areas of immunological research, including important new tools and techniques.

Science Robotics – original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics.

With these additional subscriptions, the University of Edinburgh now provide access to the full suite of journals published by AAAS:

Science, the premier global science weekly.

Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology.

Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health.

Science Advances, an innovative and high-quality open access journal for all the sciences.

New e-journal – Annual Review of Developmental Psychology

The Library now subscribes to the Annual Review of Developmental Psychology.

The Annual Review of Developmental Psychology covers the significant advances in the developmental sciences, including cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes across the lifespan. The invited reviews will synthesize the theoretical, methodological, and technological developments made over the past several decades that have led to important new discoveries relevant beyond psychology, including education, cognitive science, economics, public health, and public policy.

Access this journal via DiscoverEd or our e-journals AZ list.

Further info

The Library subscribes to all e-journals published by Annual Reviews.

New e-journal – Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

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We now have access to the current content of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

JASN publishes highly competitive original manuscripts, brief reviews, and special articles in areas of basic and clinical science relevant to the broad discipline of nephrology. Topics include but are not limited to cell biology; developmental biology; genetics; cell and transport physiology; hemodynamics and vascular regulation; immunology and pathology; pathophysiology of renal disease and progression; mineral metabolism and bone disease; clinical nephrology, epidemiology and outcomes; dialysis; and transplantation. ASN publishes JASN monthly with an additional Renal Week abstract issue in October. It has an ISI impact factor of 8.98.

This journal is now listed on our E-Journals AZ as well as DiscoverEd.

New E-Resource – Jutastat

Following a successful trial earlier this year, we now subscribe to Justastat. Content in Jutastat includes:

  • Namibia Law Reports, Statutes of Namibia,
  • South African Law Reports from 1947 to date and South African case law from 1838, South African Statutes,
  • Tanzania Law Reports, Statutes of Tanzania,
  • Zambia Law Reports, Statutes of Zambia,
  • Zimbabwe Law Reports, Statutes of Zimbabwe,

Juta’s online journal content:

  • Acta Juridica
  • Annual Survey of SA Law
  • South African Law Journal
  • South African Journal of Criminal Justice
  • South African Mercantile Law Journal
  • Stellenbosch Law Review
  • Tydskrif vir die Suid Afrikaanse Reg / Journal of South African Law

Subject coverage includes administrative, civil procedure, commercial, constitutional, criminal, intellectual property, international, labour, mining, revenue and shipping law.

New E-Journal – North American Journal of Celtic Studies

The Library now subscribes to the North American Journal of Celtic Studies.

The North American journal of Celtic studies (NAJCS) is devoted to the study of all of the disciplines that fall under the purview of the field of Celtic studies, including, but not limited to, archeology, art, folklore, history, law, linguistics, literature, manuscript studies, mythology, and politics.  Contributions are welcome for all time periods from the ancient world to the present.

Access this journal via DiscoverEd or our e-journals AZ list.

Times Higher Education update

Following a successful first year of a subscription to Times Higher Education Online, we have now renewed it for a further year. Existing subscribers should have received an alert from the publisher that the THE app will be discontinued following the publication of the 6th June issue. For readers who still want to page through the digital version of the weekly THE magazine, the digital editions section of the THE web site allows you to do this, and to download the full weekly magazine for offline reading.

New users, please see our webpage for set up instructions.

 

New! E-journals from Edinburgh University Press

With our 2019 renewal to Edinburgh University Press E-Journals package, we gain access to the following titles.

Ancient Philosophy Today: DIALOGOI provides a forum for the mutual engagement between ancient and contemporary philosophy. The journal connects interpretative work in ancient philosophy to current discussions in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, and assesses the continuing relevance of ancient theories to current philosophical interests and debates.

 

 

Gothic Studies – The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day.

 

 

Scottish Church History is the journal of the Scottish Church History Society. Founded in 1922 to promote the study of the history of Christianity in Scotland, the journal covers all periods and branches of Scottish churches from the early to the modern.

New! More Springer Protocols added to DiscoverEd

Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.

We have now purchased copyright year 2019.  These will be added to DiscoverEd for the remainder of the year. A title list is available from https://experiments.springernature.com/download-source-titles-list.

Further info

Springer Protocols can also be accessed at http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=https://experiments.springernature.com which will allow you to cross-search our other subscriptions from SpringerNature (Nature Protocols, Nature Methods) as well as the open access repository Protocol Exchange.

Trial Access to SAGE Research Methods – Additional Modules

Sage Research Methods – content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

This trial gives access to the following additional modules:

Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2

SAGE Research Methods Datasets 2

Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, & Digital Methods

Title lists for the new modules can be found at – http://methods.sagepub.com/librarian#TitleLists

The trial lasts until 20th June with the individual content added to DiscoverEd as well as listed on our E-Resources Trials webpage where you can view other e-resources currently on trial as well as complete a trial feedback form.

A user guide for this resource can be found at http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods