We have been offered a free trial of American National Biography Online until 11th Feb 2016. To access the trial, please go to the Library’s E-resources Trials webpage and select this resource from the list, or go directly to American National Biography Online, or simply search for American National Biography in DiscoverEd and follow the link http://discovered.ed.ac.uk/44UOE_VU1:default_scope:44UOE_ALMA51149999870002466 for the e-book entry. You can use Trial Feedback Form to send your comments.
American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From astronauts to missionaries, chemists to musicians, and cowboys to Vikings, the portraits combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times onward. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.
The Main Library has a full 24-volume set of the printed version of American National Biography which can be found in DiscoverEd. Two supplements are also on order.
Nikkei Telecom 21 (日経テレコン) is a reputable newspaper database in business and economics from Japan. The University Library has started a subscription to this resource from 1st January 2016. This is an essential resource for various kinds of studies such as economics, politics, sociology and Japanese language. It gives access to a great number of Nikkei newspaper articles from 1975 to the present. The database also contains hundreds of daily news articles in English published by Nikkei Inc. and Dow Jones & Company Inc. An English Archive Search is available for Nikkei Asian Review and major Nikkei newspaper articles. In addition to news articles, Nikkei Telecom offers various aspects of business information related to Japanese economy, such as profile information of major Japanese companies, personnel information of executives, Nikkei’s survey data, macroeconomic statistics, etc.
Staff and students can now access this resource on the University network via http://t21ipau.nikkei.co.jp/ipauth/auth/auth?sid=1 . This resource will soon be added to the Database list and the web link be configured so that it can be accessed on and off campus via EASE login.
A simple user guide is available from here. A full guide can be downloaded from https://www.nikkeieu.com/telecom/en/userguide.pdf.