*The Library now has permanent access to Women’s Magazine Archive I and II, News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive and Historic Literary Criticism (via ProQuest One Literature). We also have access to all British Periodicals collections until 31st December 2021 via ProQuest Access 350.*
The Library currently has trial access to several fantastic databases from ProQuest and I’m happy to let you know our access to these databases has recently been extended until the end of December 2016.
The databases included are:
- Women’s Magazine Archive I and II
- British Periodicals III and IV
- Los Angeles Times Historical Archive, 1881-1992
- News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive
- Luthers Werke
- Historic Literary Criticism.
You can access all of these trial databases via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.
Trial access ends on 31st December 2016.
The Women’s Magazine Archive, British Periodicals and News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive provide full text access to a large number of historical and more recent periodicals and magazines, many of which have up to now been unavailable online.
A large number of these are general interest periodicals and magazines that cover news, cultural events, interviews, current trends, etc., and can offer fascinating primary source material.
Titles covered include Chatelaine (1940-2000), Cosmopolitan (1965-1989), Ladies’ Home Journal (1887-1954), NATO Review (1953-2001), Newsweek (1933-2012), UN Chronicle (1964-2012), The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (1874-1970), The Sketch (1893-1959) and The Tatler (1901-1967).
Find more detailed information including more of the titles covered at Trial access to magazine and periodical archives.
The Los Angeles Times Historical Archive, 1881-1992, is a West coast alternative to some of the other US newspapers the Library already has access to such as Historical New York Times (1851-2012) and Historical Washington Post (1877-1999). This time period this newspaper covers was a period of great change in the American West, so this gives an intriguing insight into these developments. And if you have any interest in film studies or film history this is a valuable newspaper to have access to.
Find out more detailed information at Los Angeles Times Archive on trial.
Luthers Werke contains the complete collection of Martin Luther’s writings – Bible translations, sermons, letters, Tischreden, poems and hymns. For more information see Luther’s Werke (Weimarer Ausgabe).
Historic Literary Criticism is a collection of over 20,000 historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to more than 500 influential authors from the 17th to the early 20th century. The content comes from a range of sources such as contemporary periodicals as well as published and unpublished letters. The cornerstone of the collection comes from the Critical Heritage series from Routledge.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology