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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.

Trial Access to Christian-Muslim Relations Vol. 1 and Vol.2

cmr1Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online Vol.1  is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

 

cmr2Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online Vol.2 is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. It covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914. Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online comprises thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered, making it the fullest available source in this field.

Access both of these resources via DiscoverEd or our Trials Webpage until the 31st October.

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

Trial access to History of Science and Medicine Library E-Books

logoWe have trial access to the History of Science and Medicine Library e-book collection from Brill until 9th July.

The History of Science and Medicine Library is a peer-reviewed book series devoted to the history of science and medicine, both history of scientific theory as well as the history of the role of science in society and culture from early modern times to the present. The medical studies include medical theory and practice as well as medicine and society.

A list of the titles on trial is available here.

 

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

Trials – e-resources on trial this week

logoDead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts is on trial until 24th June.  It presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images (scalable). Access is available for all biblical fragments, including photos of the fragments, texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (bible books), English translation from the texts on the fragments and full Hebrew Scripture.

 

logoParliament Rolls of Medieval England database is on trial until 20th June.  The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 – 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 – 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum ( RP ) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey.

 

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Trial – Early Modern Pamphlets Online

logo-brillWe have trial access to Early Modern Pamphlets Online until 13th June.  We are trialling all 3 collections within Early Modern Pamplets Online:

Dutch Pamphlets 1486-1853: The Knuttel Collection

The Knuttel Collection at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, is the most extensive pamphlet collection in the Netherlands. It consist of roughly 34,000 pamphlets ranging from political apologies and manifestos to tracts for and against predestination in theology.  Further info about this collection is available at http://tempo.idcpublishers.info/protected/content/coll_pamphlets.php

Dutch Pamphlets, 1542-1853: The Van Alphen Collection

The Van Alphen collection supplements the Knuttel collection. It comprises some 2,800 pamphlets from Groningen University Library not included in the Knuttel collection. The pamphlets date from 1542 to 1853 and deal with similar topics as those described by Knuttel.  See http://tempo.idcpublishers.info/protected/content/coll_vanalphen.php for further information.

Flugschriften des 16. Jahrhunderts

The Flugschriften series contains some 11,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire. The collection is supplemented on an annual basis. The pamphlets from 1501-1530 are primarily concerned with the early Reformation movement and its propaganda, the Peasants’ War, the threat presented by the Turks, and the various conflicts among the Western European countries.  The pamphlets from 1531-1600 deal with a broad spectrum of themes, such as the Turkish wars, the revolt of the Netherlands, the persecution of French protestants, the status of Calvinists and Zwinglians in the Holy Roman Empire, the Council of Trent, the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster, the Schmalkaldic War and the Interim, propaganda against the papacy and the Jesuits, intra-Protestant theological quarrels, the building of confessional networks, witch-hunting, and anti-Jewish polemics.

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online – new e-resource

logoFollowing a successful trial, we have now purchased the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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This resource has been added to our catalogue and database A-Z lists.

Further information about our databases can be found at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases

Trial – Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online

logoWe have trial access to the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online until the 11th December.

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Trial – Classic Arabic Texts Online

We have trial access to Classic Arabic Texts Online until 27th November.  Screenshot 2014-10-31 18.59.38

Classic Arabic Texts Online (CATO) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic texts in a full-text searchable format. The first part of CATO includes the following titles:

1) Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries!) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers;

2) De Goeje’s edition of al-Ṭabarī’s Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa l-mulūk;

3) De Goeje’s edition of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān; 4) Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān.

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