New E-Resources for Literature

JSTOR’s Lives of Literature E-Journal Collection

We have added the newly available “Lives of Literature” collection to our Jstor subscription.  This collection supports advanced literary studies and interdisciplinary research on writers and texts critical to curricula in literature. With its focus on journals that use an author or text as a starting place, Lives of Literature also fulfills a scholarly resource need for in-depth study and courses on a single author or text. It will contain 120 journals that are all new to JSTOR when completed.

Key thematic topics include:

  • Medieval Authors & Texts
  • Modernist Authors
  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gothic Authors
  • Literary Theorists

View the title list at https://www.jstor.org/titlelists/journals/livesoflitext-backfile-collection?filter=head_titles&fileFormat=xls

Further info

Access Jstor via the Databases AZ list, this e-resource is also available to University of Edinburgh alumni.

A user guide to this collection is available from https://guides.jstor.org/livesofliterature

 

Oxford Bibliographies – Literary and Critical Theory

We have taken out a subscription to Oxford Bibliographies – Literary and Critical Theory which currently contains 70 articles.  As these articles are not yet available in DiscoverEd, please search the Oxford Bibliographies website directly – a user guide is available via the video below.

Further info

The following Oxford Bibliographies modules are available to the University of Edinburgh – American Literature, Anthropology, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Buddhism, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Education, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literary and Critical Theory, Medieval Studies,  Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian Literature.  See http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/obo/page/subject-list for individual module title lists.

Access is available via the Databases AZ list.

E-Resources on trial for LGBT+ History Month

Alongside our print book display in the main library, we are also trialling the following E-Resources for LGBT+ History Month:

LGBT Magazine Archive

LGBT Magazine Archive is a searchable archive of major periodicals devoted to LGBT+ interests, dating from the 1950s through to recent years. 26 leading but previously hard-to-find magazines are included in LGBT Magazine Archive, including many of the longest-running, most influential publications of this type. Of particular note, The Advocate is made available digitally for the first time. The Advocate is the oldest surviving continuously published US title of its type (having launched in 1967). LGBT Magazine Archive also includes the principal UK titles, notably Gay News and its successor publication Gay Times.  More info about this e-resource can be found on the SPS Librarian Blog.

Trial ends 28th Feb. – for off campus access please use the University VPN

 

Archives of Gender & Sexuality

Archives of Sexuality & Gender provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, you can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing digital archive offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history. The database currently includes 3 collections: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I and Part II and Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century.  More info about this e-resource can be found on the HCA Librarian blog.

Trial ends 18th March.

Further info

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

Nature Journals 2019 renewal

With the 2019 renewal of our Nature journals collection, we gain access to 3 new titles.

Nature Machine Intelligence will publish high-quality original research and reviews in a wide range of topics in machine learning, robotics and AI.  The journal will also explore and discuss the significant impact that these fields are beginning to have on other scientific disciplines as well as many aspects of society and industry.

 

Nature Metabolism publishes work from across all fields of metabolism research that significantly advances our understanding of metabolic and homeostatic processes in a cellular or broader physiological context, from fundamental cell biology to basic biomedical and translational research.

 

Nature Reviews Physics is an online-only journal publishing high-quality technical reference, review and commentary articles in all areas of fundamental and applied physics.

Further info

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

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