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De Gruyter – upgraded e-Journal package

We have signed up for the new 2021-2023 De Gruyter Journal and Open Access Transformational Agreement via JISC.  This agreement provides for a 100% conversion of subscription fees into open access article processing fees and considerably expands our read access to e-journal content.

We now have access to 342 journals in the following subject areas; Architecture & Design, Arts, Asian & Pacific Studies, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Computer Sciences, Cultural Studies, Engineering, German Studies, Geosciences, History, Industrial Chemistry, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Jewish Studies, Law, Library & Information Science, Life Sciences, Linguistics & Semiotics, Literary Studies, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Sports & Recreation and Theology & Religion. A title list can be found at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Journals/2021_DEGRUYTER_TitleList.xlsx

De Gruyter publish separately over 100 fully Open Access journals.

All new titles have been added to DiscoverEd, our agreement with De Gruyter allows future access to any new titles published over the next 3 years.

AAAS

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Following a successful trial last year, we now subcribe to Science Immunology and Science Robotics, both published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Science Immunology – research articles that report critical advances in all areas of immunological research, including important new tools and techniques.

Science Robotics – original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics.

With these additional subscriptions, the University of Edinburgh now provide access to the full suite of journals published by AAAS:

Science, the premier global science weekly.

Science Signaling, the leading journal of cell signaling and regulatory biology.

Science Translational Medicine, integrating medicine, engineering and science to promote human health.

Science Advances, an innovative and high-quality open access journal for all the sciences.

New! E-journals from Edinburgh University Press

With our 2019 renewal to Edinburgh University Press E-Journals package, we gain access to the following titles.

Ancient Philosophy Today: DIALOGOI provides a forum for the mutual engagement between ancient and contemporary philosophy. The journal connects interpretative work in ancient philosophy to current discussions in metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, and assesses the continuing relevance of ancient theories to current philosophical interests and debates.

 

 

Gothic Studies – The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day.

 

 

Scottish Church History is the journal of the Scottish Church History Society. Founded in 1922 to promote the study of the history of Christianity in Scotland, the journal covers all periods and branches of Scottish churches from the early to the modern.

Brill E-Journals – renewal update

We have renewed our Brill e-journal deal and gain access to the following new titles.

Subject Title ISSN Print ISSN Online 2019 Volume No. of issues Journal Web Page
African Studies Studi Maghrebini/North African Studies – NEW at Brill 0585-4954 TBA 17 2 brill.com/mag
Art History Paragone: Past and Present – NEW at Brill 2476-115X 2476-1168 2 2 brill.com/para
Asian Studies China and Asia – NEW 2589-4641 2589-465X 1 2 brill.com/cahs
Book History and Cartography; History Brill Research Perspectives in Map History – NEW 2589-3955 2589-3963 1 2 brill.com/rpmh
History Journal of Applied History – NEW 2589-5885 2589-5893 1 2 brill.com/joah
History Lithuanian Historical Studies – NEW at Brill TBA 1392-2343 21 1 brill.com/lhs
History; International Relations Diplomatica – NEW 2589-1766 2589-1774 1 2 brill.com/dipl
History; Social Sciences Emotions: History, Culture, Society – NEW at Brill 2206-7485 2208-522X 3 2 brill.com/ehcs
History; Theology and World Christianity Brill Research Perspectives in Jesuit Studies – NEW 2589-7446 2589-7454 1 4 brill.com/rpjs
International Relations Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations – NEW at Brill 1075-2846 1942-6720 25 4 brill.com/gg
Language and Linguistics; Slavic and Eurasian Studies International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics – NEW 2589-8825 2589-8833 1 2 brill.com/jeal
Literature and Cultural Studies International Journal of Critical Media Literacy, The – NEW TBA TBA 1 2 brill.com/ijcm
Literature and Cultural Studies; Classical Studies Brill Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry – NEW 2589-2630 2589-2649 1 2 brill.com/rpcp
Middle East and Islamic Studies Al Abhath – NEW at Brill 0002-3973 1811-5586 67 1 brill.com/alab
Middle East and Islamic Studies Berythus – NEW at Brill 0067-6195 TBA 58 1 brill.com/bery
Middle East and Islamic Studies Mawlana Rumi Review – NEW at Brill 2042-3357 2589-8566 10 2 brill.com/mrr
Philosophy International Journal of Jungian Studies – NEW at Brill 1940-9052 1940-9060 11 2 brill.com/ijjs
Philosophy Simone de Beauvoir Studies – NEW at Brill 1063-2042 2589-7616 30 2 brill.com/sbs
Philosophy; Social Sciences Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research: Ethics for Animal Welfare, Veterinary Medicine, and Conservation – NEW 2588-9559 2588-9567 1 2 brill.com/jaae
Philosophy; Social Sciences Secular Studies – NEW 2589-2517 2589-2525 1 2 brill.com/secu
Religious Studies Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Psychology – NEW 2589-711X 2589-7128 1 2 brill.com/rpsy
Religious Studies Religion and Gender – NEW at Brill 2589-8051 1878-5417 9 2 brill.com/rag
Religious Studies; Asian Studies Journal of Chan Buddhism – NEW 2589-7160 2589-7179 1 2 brill.com/chbu
Religious Studies; Education Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Education – NEW 2589-529X 2589-5303 1 2 brill.com/rpre
Religious Studies; Social Sciences Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics – NEW 2589-5842 2589-5850 1 2 brill.com/rprp
Social Sciences Public Anthropologist – NEW 2589-1707 2589-1715 1 2 brill.com/puan
Social Sciences Youth and Globalization – NEW 2589-5737 2589-5745 1 2 brill.com/yogo
Social Sciences; Media Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture – NEW 2589-4420 2589-4439 1 2 brill.com/rppc
Theology and World Christianity Brill Research Perspectives in Theological Traditions – NEW 2589-8795 2589-8809 1 2 brill.com/rptt
Theology and World Christianity Journal of Religion and Demography – NEW 2589-7411 2589-742X 6 2 brill.com/jrd
Theology and World Christianity; Philosophy Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion – NEW 2588-9605 2588-9613 1 2 brill.com/jcpr

Further info.

The new titles are being added to DiscoverEd via an automated process as they become available on the Brill website.

For 2019 Brill publishes 310 journal titles in various subject fields. Nineteen of their titles are fully Open Access for 2019. Brill publications also include the imprints Brill | Nijhoff. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.  Access is from 2000 onwards.

Brill Journal Archive Online, Parts 1 and 1a (Vol 1 to 1999) and Part 2 (2000-2009) have been purchased in perpetuity by Jisc Collections and are available free of charge to UK higher and further education institutions and Research Councils.

Mathematical Sciences Publishers content via ProjectEuclid

With the renewal of our Mathematical Sciences Publishers e-journal subscription, we now gain access to the following new titles:

  1. Innovations in incidence Geometry
  2. Moscow Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory
  3. Pure and Applied Analysis
  4. Tunisian Journal of Mathematics

Access is via DiscoverEd and the e-journals AZ list.

Screenshot from Project Euclid website

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.

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

 

Annual Reviews Sciences Collection New E-Journals Available

With the renewal of our Annual Reviews Sciences Collection, we gain access to 3 new e-journals.

The Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science provides comprehensive reviews in biomedical data science, focusing on advanced methods to store, retrieve, analyze, and organize biomedical data and knowledge. The scope of the journal encompasses informatics, computational, and statistical approaches to biomedical data, including the sub-fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, clinical and clinical research informatics, biostatistics, and imaging informatics. The mission of the journal will be to identify both emerging and established areas of biomedical data science, and the leaders in these fields.

The Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems provides comprehensive reviews of significant theoretical and applied developments that impact the engineering of autonomous and semiautonomous systems. The broad fields of control and robotics are the major areas covered, together with connections to theoretical and applied mechanics, optimization, communication, information theory, machine learning, computing, and signal processing. The journal will cover important intersections with fields outside of engineering, including biology, neuroscience, and human behavioral sciences.

The Annual Review of Criminology provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the multidisciplinary field of criminology, defined as the study of both the nature of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.

Further info

All 3 titles are available via DiscoverEd or our Journals AZ list.

Nature Journals 2018 renewal

With the 2018 renewal of our Nature journals collection, we gain access to 3 new titles.

Nature Catalysis – this new journal will bring together research from across all chemistry and related fields, incorporating both fundamental and applied studies.  With Nature Research Group’s focus on the grand societal challenges, this journal will have a particular interest in applied work that advances our knowledge and informs the development of sustainable industries and processes.

 

Nature Electronics – publishing both fundamental and applied research across all areas of electronics, from the study of novel phenomena and devices, to the design, construction and wider application of electronic circuits.  The core focus of this journal will be the development of new technologies and understanding the impact of these developments on society.

 

Nature Sustainability – this new journal will publish research contributing to a deep understanding of the ways in which we organise our lives in a finite world and the multiple impacts our actions have.  Beyond fundamental research, the journal aims to publish studies of policies and solutions to ensure human well-being now and in the future, facilitating important cross-disciplinary dialogues to respond to the greatest challenges of our time.

Further info

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