Author Archives: eresources

About eresources

The E-Resources team at the University of Edinburgh.

Trial access to Wiley Digital Archives

The Library is running a  trial until 5th April for three recently launched Wiley Digital Archives collections:

  • Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Royal College of Physicians

They can be searched simultaneously at https://app.wileydigitalarchives.com/wiley or separately via the links below.  Trial feedback forms are available here or later via our E-Resources Trials webpage.  A demo can be viewed at:

 

 

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Contains original primary source materials that have been discovered and researched for over a century by the members of the RAI.  From archaeology and historical research to geographical and religious studies, the collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials including Administrative Records; Correspondence; Data; Ephemera; Fieldwork; Gray Literature; Illustrations; Manuscripts; Maps; Monographs; Pamphlets; Periodicals; Personal Papers; Photographs; Proceedings and Reports.  More info about this collection in the video below.  Explore the collection at https://app.wileydigitalarchives.com/rai

 

 

 

The New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences collection contains the vast range of original sources that have shaped two centuries of scientific progress, Spanning a wide range of disciplinary research from medical research and botanical studies to climate science and zoological research, the Wiley Digital Archives: New York Academy of Sciences collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials.  Explore the collection at https://app.wileydigitalarchives.com/nyas

 

 

The Royal College of Physicians

This collection reflects interdisciplinary interests in a broad range of subject areas, that span over 500 years of history, with some material pre-dating the founding of the Royal College of Physicians.  From astronomy and anatomical studies to neurology and botanical research, the collection comprises an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials.  Topics include History of Medicine; History of the Royal College of Physicians; Regulation, Law, Policy, and Control;  Medieval and Early Modern Texts; Non-Western Medicine; Anatomical Studies; World Health; Vaccinations; Medieval and Early Modern Diseases and Medical Treatment; Public Health and Common Diseases; Military Medicine; Early Medical Textbooks.  Explore the collection at https://app.wileydigitalarchives.com/rcp.

 

Further info

All Library trials are listed on our e-resources trials webpage.

We are also trialling;

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions

Age of Exploration (ends today)

Chinese Newspapers of Modern China

LGBT Magazine Archive

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

BabelScores

Global Digimap

Visit our e-resources trials webpage for more details about the above trials and to complete feedback forms on trialled e-resources as your comments influence purchase decisions.

New to the Library: TradeLawGuide

New to the library for 2019, TradeLawGuide provides comprehensive and methodical research tools for WTO law.  Its primary document collection includes the WTO agreements and instruments, jurisprudence, dispute settlement procedural documents and negotiating history. Designed to account for the important role of jurisprudence in the development of WTO law, a suite of citators provides comprehensive substantive references to WTO, pre-WTO and Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provisions as well as cross-references within jurisprudence to interpret provisions and update or distinguish jurisprudence.  Annotated Agreements, Treaty Interpretation, Terms & Phrases, Subject Navigator, Dispute Settlement Body Minutes (for policy issues arising in jurisprudence) and Jurisprudence Pending provide additional value-added content.  Sophisticated full-text search functions are provided for all research tools and document collections along with detailed summaries and commentaries on WTO jurisprudence.

Access TradeLawGuide via the main Databases AZ list, Law AZ list, Business and Management AZ list and DiscoverEd.

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 purchased over 800 new Springer Protocols – covering copyright years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  These have been loaded to DiscoverEd in time for the new semester and for the remainder of 2018, we will continue to add newly published protocols.  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.

New! Sage Research Methods Videos and E-Books

Just in time for the new academic year, we now have access to new Sage e-resources…

Sage Research Methods Video

Sage Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills – This newest collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to successfully complete their research.  Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered.  Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give researchers the confidence to successfully navigate their research work, take responsibility for their professional development and identify the transferable skills they need to progress their careers.

Further info

A title list can be found here and there is a user-guide at http://sagepub.libguides.com/c.php?g=453083&p=5996497

 

SageKnowledge

We have expanded our coverage of Sage Knowledge content and now have access to over 4000 e-books in Business & Management, Counselling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.  Additional titles will be added to DiscoverEd as records become available.

Times Higher Education – now available

University of Edinburgh current staff and students now have access to the Times Higher Education via a library subscription.

With our institutional subscription, you will be able to read online articles and digital editions using the THE website, and you will also be able to download the THE app to your device.

This service provides access to the latest weekly edition, and you can also access full text  dating back to January 2013.  An archive of earlier articles can be searched, and you have the option to set up a weekly email alerting you when the new edition is available.

Access is enabled via a personal account which is associated with the University using your official University e-mail address (ending .ed.ac.uk)

Registering as a first time user

You can register for an account to access our institutional subscription from 1st June onwards.

If you are registering to access the Times Higher Education for the first time please follow these instructions so that your personal THE account is associated with the University’s institutional subscription:

  • From the Times Higher Education website click on the user account icon (i.e. the red person icon towards the top right)
  • Register using your University of Edinburgh email address ending @ed.ac.uk
  • Choose a username and password (please note that your username will appear in public facing parts of the site – for example if you choose to leave comments on articles)
  • Click on Join us at the bottom and you will be logged in
  • You will receive a confirmation email

Once you have successfully registered your personal account, just click on Login the next time you use the service.

Access digital editions

  • To access digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to the magazine’s homepage at https://www.timeshighereducation.com.
  • Click the “Professional” tab, then click “Digital Editions”.
  • Then simply select the issue you want to view.

Download the app

  • The Times Higher Education app is available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Visit your app store provider to download it to your device.
  • Select the edition you would like to view (e.g. UK or Global).
  • Log in by clicking on the icon in the top right corner.
  • Select Account, then click “Existing THE account”.
  • Enter your username and password.

Still need help?

If you require further information about setting up your access for the library subscription to Times Higher Education then please:

Contact us via the IS Helpline

 

Trial access to Practical Research and Academic Skills (video)

We have trial access until the 6th July to Practical Research and Academic Skills – a new streaming video collection available on the SAGE Research Methods website.

The videos cover key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.

This video collection will give researchers the confidence to successfully navigate their research work, take responsibility for their professional development and identify the transferable skills they need to progress their careers.

A preliminary title list of the videos included in the collection can be found here and a link to our trial feedback form can be found here.  Please complete a feedback form if you found these videos useful, your comments help support purchase decisions.

Further info

All of our current and historical trials can be found on the Trials Webpage.

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.