The Library has arranged a free trial for the following two German resources. The trial is valid from 15 may until 16 July 2018. The two trials can be accessed via the Library E-resources Trials website. The following direct links also work on the University campus or through VPN connection for off-campus access.
18th Century German Literature Online – Deutsche Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts Online
A database of primary source works of the German and Swiss Enlightenment. Comprised of scanned and digitized first editions in original typeface and first published complete editions by 642 German-speaking authors of the 18th century. As well as leading figures, also contains the writings of hundreds of authors who were less well-known, but who contributed to the literary Enlightenment with their lyrical, dramatic and epic works. The Gothic script is full-text searchable, across multiple search criteria, and downloadable. Search results will take you to the high-lighted word in the original text.
Search the database here: http://db.saur.de/DLO/autologin?user=uniedin
Search help: http://db.saur.de/DLO/language/en/html/Inhaltsverzeichnis.html
User guide (in English): DLO_2010_ENG
Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric – Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik
The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, this tool provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.
Search the database here: https://www.degruyter.com/databasecontent?dbid=hwro&dbsource=/db/hwro
User guide (in English): https://www.degruyter.com/staticfiles/content/dbsup/HWRO_03_UserGuide_English.pdf
Search help: https://www.degruyter.com/staticfiles/content/dbsup/HWRO_00_Search_Help.pdf
NK News is an independent, specialist database focused on North Korea. It aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place. In addition to providing primary and secondary data on North Korea that is unavailable anywhere else, it offers research tools specifically tailored for users within government and academia. KCNA Watch provides up-to-date North Korea state media.
The Library has arranged a trial of NK News, including NK Pro and KCNA Watch, from 1 to 31 March 2018. Access these resources on the University network.
We have been offered a free trial of the Regional Sections (Showa Era, 昭和の地域版) of the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun which we subscribe to:
The trial is valid until 8th February 2018.
Yomiuri Shimbun is indexed in the Databases A-Z list as Yomidas Rekishikan which provides access to this newspaper.
The section contains digital images of 2.76 million pages from 46 prefectures nationwide dating from 1933 to 2001. Click here to see the content coverage by regions and periods. The English user guide for Yomidas Rekishikan can be downloaded from here.
Article examples from the Regional Sections:
The Library has arranged a free trial, until 31st October 2017, of several important full-text Chinese resources from the Superstar company (超星公司) which is provider of our currently subscribed databases Duxiu and Chinamass, both of which are in the Databases A-Z list. These resources range from Chinese classics, pre-1949 periodicals and books, to local gazetteers and academic journals since 1949. They are accessible on three different platforms:
- Special collections (专题图书馆 and 超星专题库). These two large sets of resources can be accessed on the Chinamaxx platform. . It contains a vast amount of Chinese classics and books on special subjects. Superstar historical documents (超星文史资料) is under a separate section and may be of special interest for regional studies. The following resources are available:
四库全书 (We have this database)
全宋文 (We have a print collection of 360 volumes in the East Asian Collection, Main Library)
古今图书集成 (We have this database)
- Superstar journals (超星期刊) which can be accessed on the Duxiu database platform. This resource contains over 6,500 full text post-1949 Chinese journals. Please also remember that we are subscribing to two Chinese journals already: China Academic Journals, and China Online Journals, both of which are in the Database list.
- Dacheng gu zhi dui (大成故纸堆). This is a huge database containing several series: 老旧刊(pre-1949, 7491 periodicals)，民国图书(39,950 books published before 1949)，《申报》(1872-1942)，古方志集(3566) ，党史(208 Communist Party publications before 1949)， 《顺天时报》(1907-1930)，《大美晚报》(1943-1946).This database is to be accessed from: www.dachengdata.com on the University network.
Feedback about these trials are welcome.
The Library has arranged a free trial of two digitised Korean newspapers, Choson Ilbo Archive and Dong-A Ilbo Archive. The digitised full-text content of both newspapers date back to 1920, each containing over 3 million articles. They are searchable by keyword, full text, date, and so on.
To access the trials, please follow the links below:
Choson Ilbo Archive: http://srchdb1.chosun.com/pdf/i_archive/
Dong-A Ilbo Archive: http://news.donga.com/Pdf
Trial ends on 30 Sept 2017 for Choson Ilbo Archive and 31 Aug 2017 for Dong-A Ilbo Archive respectively.
This is the first time we have access to Korean e-resources. As the Korean Studies programme unfolds, there will be more library activities in this area in the near future.
The following contents will temporarily be accessible on the JapanKnowledge platform between 1 June and 30 June 2017:
1. Encyclopedia of Japanese Historical Place Names http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/rekishi/index.html
2. Fuzoku Gaho http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/fuzokugaho/index.html
3. Oriental Economist http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/orientaleconomist/index.html
Please contact email@example.com if you have any feedback.
The Library has organised a free trial, until 29th Nov 2016, of several literature-related databases of digitised archives and manuscripts:
Eighteenth Century Drama A unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.
London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites.
Medieval Travel Writing provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel – real and imaginary – in the Middle Ages. The project combines:
- Multiple manuscript sources, detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville.
- Translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable).
- Maps showing the routes of the travellers.
- Introductory essays by leading scholars.
Popular Culture in Britain and America (Module I & II) explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. The resource offers thousands of colour images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history.
Shakespeare in Performance showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.
The trials are also accessible from the Library’s E-Resources Trials website.
The Library has arranged a free trial for the following three e-resources from Japan:
- Fuzoku Gaho （風俗画報,1889 – 1916）
- Toyo Keizai Digital Archive（東洋經濟, 1895 – 1945）
- Mainichi Newspaper Maisaku（每日新聞, 1872 – 1999）
To access the trial, go to the Library’s E-Resources Trials website. The trial ends on 30 November 2016.
Fuzoku Gaho and Toyo Keizai Digital Archive are to be accessed on the JapanKnowledge platform which is in our Databases A-Z list. See the screenshot below:
The Library has arranged a free trial of the Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, 1949 – 1976. The resource is published by the Chinese University in Hong Kong.
Click here to access the trial or go to the Library’s E-Resources Trials website. EASE login applies. The trial ends on 10 Nov 2016.
The database contains the full-text primary sources for the following four Chinese political movements after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949:
- The political campaigns in the 1950sthe Chinese cultural revolution (1966-1976)from land reform to the state-private partnership (1949-1956)
- The Great Leap Forward and great feminine (1958-1964)
- The Anti-Rightest Campaign (1957- )
- The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
We have been offered a free trial of 大成故纸堆 which contains a vast amount of full-text material for Chinese studies. The trial can be accessed on the University network by going to www.dachengdata.com. The trial finishes on 23rd October 2016.
The database is produced by the same company that supplies us with Duxiu and Chinamaxx. It contains the following categories of full-text material:
老旧期刊全文数据库 (containing over 7,000 full-text periodicals from the late Qing Dynasty to 1949. There are many titles that are not found in the Late Qing Periodicals 1833-1911 and Minguo periodicals 1911-1949 that we subscribe to.)
民国图书全文数据库 (39,000 digitised books published between 1911 and 1949)
中国各地古方志集 (3,400 local gazetteers published throughout China’s history before 1949, some dating back to Song Dynasty)
古籍文献全文数据库 (15,000 pre-modern and rare Chinese books)
中共党史期刊数据库 (200 full-text periodicals published by the Chinese Communist Party before 1949)
《申报》 1872-1949 全文数据库 (we have already purchased this resource – please see Database A-Z list)