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.

New E-Resource – Climate Change and Law Collection

Following a successful trial, we have purchased Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection.

This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature.”  Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addresses climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide.

This collection will continue to grow and covers the following subject areas:

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Climate Change and Conflict
  • Climate change and Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainable practices
  • Climate Change and Finance
  • Climate Change and Food Security
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Climate change and human rights
  • Climate Change and Indigenous Rights
  • Climate change and law/environmental law/human rights law/land rights
  • Climate change and market-based instruments
  • Climate Change and Natural Disaster
  • Climate Change Negotiations
  • Climate Justice
  • Environmental law
  • Global Environment Change/Global climate change
  • Human rights law and environmental/climate change
  • Sustainable development

Access this collection via DiscoverEd, or our Law databases AZ list.

More Wiley E-Books now available

We have signed up for a one year deal with Wiley publishing which gives access to most of their e-book content on Wiley Interscience.  At the end of the deal, some of these titles will be retained permanently.

We have loaded 19,556 e-book records across all subject disciplines to DiscoverEd and will continue to add further titles on a monthly basis.  Click the image link below to start browsing your subject area!

Further info

We also have a SHEDL deal which gives us access to the e-journal content.

Nature Reviews Neurology – archive access now available

The Library has purchased the archive of Nature Reviews Neurology 2005-2011, (published as Nature Clinical Practice Neurology from 2005 – 2009).  We now hold a full run of this journal online.

Nature Reviews Neurology publishes content written by internationally renowned clinical academics and researchers targeted towards readers in the medical sciences, from postgraduate level upwards.

Access this e-journal via DiscoverEd.

Knovel – additional subject collections available

We have expanded our subscription to Knovel to include e-books in the following subject collections:

Aerospace & Radar Technology

Covering all aspects of aircraft, helicopter, spacecraft and ballistic system design and manufacture, as well as the design, manufacture and operation of radar, microwave and antenna arrays. Including the MMPDS (MIL-HDBK-5), multiple volumes of the Engineering Design Handbook, unique handbooks on the use of composite materials and the fundamentals of various propulsion systems. This content offering is an essential engineering tool for aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineers.  414 e-books added, see list here.

Civil Engineering & Construction Materials

Covers structural engineering, code compliance, earth moving, green building, road construction and building with materials such as concrete, wood and steel. Of use to civil engineers designing structures and developing infrastructure projects including bridges, dams, pipelines and roadways.  758 e-books added, see list here.

Electrical & Power Engineering

Covers power generation, plant design, energy storage including batteries, transmission line design and operation, electrical safety and energy efficiency. Of use to electrical, power, mechanical and civil engineers designing turbines, power generation plants, transmission towers and cabling, installing pipelines for underground transmission and electrical safety devices.  300 e-books added, see list here.

Environment & Environmental Engineering

Covers soil and ground remediation, water treatment, solid waste management, recycling, air quality monitoring, environmental pollution, indoor air quality control and total life cycle design. Of use to environmental, civil and geoenvironmental engineers designing treatment processes for industrial pollution, soil remediation, water treatment plants and integrated solid waste management plans. 365 e-books added, see list here.

Fire Protection Engineering & Emergency Response

Covers fire dynamics, modelling performance of suppression and ventilation systems, planning for the effective egress of people, staging of first responders and emergency management planning, fire resistant design of offshore structures, and design of fire protection systems in manufacturing and industrial applications. Of use to fire protection, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and civil engineers designing, building and maintaining fire protection systems, equipment and plans.  115 e-books added, see list here.

General Engineering & Project Administration

Covers energy efficiency, fluid mechanics, mathematical functions, systems engineering, design of experiments, geographic information systems, new product development and materials properties. Of use to all engineers requiring quick refreshers on fundamental engineering principles, definitions of specific terms, equations and properties data about specific materials.  571 e-books added, see list here.

Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

Covers design of motors and drives, pipe design, hydraulics, fluid mechanics and rheology, boiler and pressure vessel design, HVAC, systems and equipment, ship and vehicle design and manufacturing, Finite Element Method and control of vibration. Of use to mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing, plumbing and automotive engineers designing mechanical devices for improved performance, increased energy efficiency and user satisfaction.  631 e-books added, see list here.

Further info

Titles have been added to DiscoverEd.  These collections will receive regular updates.

We already have a subscription to Knovel’s Chemistry & Chemical Engineering collection (618 titles).