Tag Archives: History

Palgrave Connect E-Books – New Additions

new-connect-logoOver 600 new e-books from Palgrave have been added to DiscoverEd.  Subject areas include:  Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Media & Culture, Political Science Collection, International Relations & Development, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.

A title list of the new additions can be viewed here.

We now have access to over 6,600 e-books on the Palgrave Connect platform, these can be browsed at this link http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/browse/jumpStartResults.

British Newspapers Part III and IV – 1780-1950

bnws-webWe have recently purchased British Newspapers Part 3 and 4 – 1780-1950.

British Newspapers Part III contains  the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Leeds Intelligencer, Yorkshire Gazette, Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury.

British Newspapers Part IV contains the Evening Telegraph, Yorkshire Gazette, Nottingham Evening Post, Illustrated Times, Edinburgh Evening News, Chester Chronicle, Cheltenham Chronicle, Cambridge Independent Press, Belfast Morning News, Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, and Aberdeen Journal.

See the factsheet for more details as well as related newspaper packages we have previously purchased.

There is an entry for “British Newspaper Archive” on our main AZ list as well as the subject AZ lists for History and Newspapers.  Individual newspapers titles will be added to DiscoverEd soon.

Mass Observation Parts III and IV now available

We have recently purchased two extra collections within Mass Observation – Mass Observation Parts III and IV.  Access this resource via the database A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Detailed information about the contents of Mass Observation can be found at http://www.amdigital.co.uk/m-collections/collection/mass-observation-online/detailed-information/ and a quick tour of the resource is shown in the YouTube clip below.

 

Archives Unbound – Extra Collections Purchased

gdsc-webWe have purchased two additional Archives Unbound modules following a trial earlier this year.

 

The Mafia in Florida and Cuba: FBI Surveillance of Meyer Lansky and Santo Trafficante, Jr

This collection comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Memoranda of conversations.

The collection contains a wealth of primary materials documenting the Spanish Republican period (1931-1939), the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the post-War era of Franco’s rule (1939-1975).  The collection’s greatest strengths are the Civil War itself and the immediate post-War years of the 1940s. Included are publications by Republicans, Falangists, Catholics, anarchists, communists, socialists, agrarian reformers, and regional political parties, as well as Spanish exiles and partisans outside Spain.

Both of these collections are listed on our History A-Z list as well as our main database A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Stalin Digital Archive – new database

Stalin logoFollowing a successful trial, we have now purchased the Stalin Digital Archive database from EastView.

The Stalin Digital Archive contains primary and secondary source material related to Joseph Stalin’s personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs. A majority of these documents are scanned page images and corresponding bibliographic records in Russian created by the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI). The archive also contains full transcriptions of all of the volumes in Yale University Press’s acclaimed Annals of Communism (AOC) series.

Stalin Digital Archive can be accessed via the databases A-Z list, the History A-Z list or DiscoverEd.

 

The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England – new database

logoFollowing a successful trial earlier this year, we have now purchased the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England database.

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.

This database can be access via our Databases A-Z list, History A-Z list or DiscoverEd.

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.

 

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these e-resources as your comments influence purchase decisions so please 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.

E-Book News – January update

logoA further 260 new titles have been added to our Cambridge Books Online Collection across the following subject areas; American History, Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, British History, Classical studies, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Education, English Literature, European History, General Science, Geography, History Cross Discipline, History Other Regions, Language and Linguistics, Law, Life Sciences, Management, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics and international relations, Psychology, Religion, Sociology  .  See the list here.

 

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Dawsonera – We have purchased a further 73 e-books across most subject areas and from a variety of publishers.  These are all on our catalogue.  See the excel list of titles here.

 

logoEBL – We have purchased a further 98 e-books from a variety of publishers across most subject areas.  These have been added to our catalogue.  See the list of titles here.

 

logoEhostEbsco/MyILibrarymyilib_B2B_491X42_hi-res A further 45 titles have been added to our catalogue.  See the list here.

 

 

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We have added a further 201 titles to our Oxford Scholarship Online Collection.  Subject areas include: Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology.  See the list here.

 

logoWe have access to a further 464 titles from Palgrave in the following subject collection areas: Business & Management Collection 2015, Economics & Finance Collection 2015, Education Collection 2015, History Collection 2015, International Relations & Development Collection 2015, Language & Linguistics Collection 2015, Literature Collection 2015, Media & Culture Collection 2015, Political Science Collection 2015, Religion & Philosophy Collection 2015, Social Sciences Collection 2015 and Theatre & Performance Collection 2015.  New titles will be added weekly until September when the collections will become complete.  See the latest new titles added to our catalogue/Searcher here.

 

SciDirect_WhiteButton_CS6Elsevier Science Direct – We have added a further 16 e-books to our catalogue.  See the list here.

 

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On the Taylor & Francis e-book platform we have access to a further 674 titles primarily in the subject areas of Education, Environment and Sustainability, Philosophy.  See the title list here.

 

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

Trial – Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-1963

AM logoWe have trial access to the Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-1963 until the 19th February.

Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134).  Further information about the content can be found here.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-resource 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 – Cambridge Archive Editions Online

CAE-bannerWe have trial access to Cambridge Archive Editions Online until the 20th February.

Cambridge Archive Editions Online is an extensive collection of historical archive materials on the modern political development of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. The collection consists of over 1000 digitised books published by Cambridge University Press which can be accessed in full page images with searchable metadata. This resource is particularly rich for the study of boundary formation, claims and disputes.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-resource 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.