Monthly Archives: September 2014

Trial – Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

WeOR_LogoLRC have trial access to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History  until the 17th October.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

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We are interested to know what you think of this e-book as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Trial – Loeb Classical Library Online

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We have trial access to the Loeb Classical Library Online for 2 months.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts aiming to be a virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin Literature, epic and lyric poetry, history, travel, philosophy and oratory, medical writers and mathematicians, and the Church Fathers who make particular use of pagan culture. Readers can browse, search, bookmark, annotate and use a Greek keyboard.

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We are interested to know what you think of this collection and platform as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

 

Update – we have now taken out a subscription

Trial – Historical Texts

other logoWe have trial access to Historical Texts a database which brings together three historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.  Access is available until the 10th October.

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We are interested to know what you think of this database as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

De Gruyter E-Journals – Access Resolved

Access to De Gruyter e-journals has been restored.  There are still ongoing issues with their website displaying the correct access rights so it is best to access their e-journals from our library website e-journals page rather than searching on the DeGruyter website directly.

 

 

New E-Resources

 Media Education Foundation – videos

Following a successful trial on the Kanopy platform, we now subscribe to the Media Education logo_defaultFoundation video package.  This has been added to our A-Z lists.  For further info on this new resource, check out the SPS Librarian blog post.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

We have purchased a further 2 newspaper archives from ProQuest.ProQuest logo

The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)

New York Tribune (1841-1922) 

These are now listed in our Newspapers A-Z list

 

Trial -19th Century Masterfile

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We have trial access to 19th Century Masterfile  database which contains over 8 million citations and over 60 indexes covering books, newspapers, patents and government documents published during the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Further info about the database contents is at http://paratext.com/pdf/2014ncmcontentlist.pdf

Access the database on campus or off campus via the VPN until 4th October.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this database as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.