Gale Primary Sources drop-in session Monday 30th Jan in Main Library

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Get the most from our digital archives through Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is an extensive digital archives programme spanning multiple disciplines and cultures. The platform uses specialist technology and tools to cross-search the Gale digital archives that our institution has access to.

See for yourself!

We have access to Gale Primary Sources through the Library. Join us to see how you can use this platform to enrich your research and improve your grades:

Monday 30th January
10am – 4pm (drop in)
Main Library – George Square

Want to know more about Gale Primary Sources?

When you explore Gale Primary Sources, you’ll discover original, first-hand content – meticulously cross-referenced to bring the facts into focus and the information to life in remarkable new ways. This digital platform provides an enhanced research experience with reliable search results. You can conduct one search and easily see related resources from extensive digital archives in one place. Find out more here » For more information about this drop-in workshop or on Gale Primary Sources, please email emea.marketing@cengage.com

Three Japanese e-resources for trial

The Library has arranged a free trial for the following three e-resources from Japan:

  1. Fuzoku Gaho (風俗画報,1889 – 1916)
  2. Toyo Keizai Digital Archive(東洋經濟, 1895 – 1945)
  3. 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:

fuzoku-and-toyo

Mango Languages – online language courses for trial

The University Library has arranged a free trial of an online language learning resource called “Mango Languages”. The service offers online interactive courses for learning over 70 languages, including almost all those that are taught at our University:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Danish, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Scottish), German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swahili, Turkish, as well as Shakespeare English!

Mango Languages

It consists of two types of resources: Mango Conversations teaches through native-speaker dialogue, cultural insights, and critical thinking exercises, while Mango Premiere teaches foreign languages through the dialogue and culture found in full-length international films. Proprietary technology includes interactive subtitles and colour coding which allow learners t easily understand meaning, word order, and grammatical structures. Applications for mobile devices are also available through Google Play and App Store.

The trial is from now until 31 October 2016.

For access, please go to the Library’s e-resources trial website at http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials , or go to trial link directly, EASE login is required:

https://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=https://connect.mangolanguages.com/university-of-edinburgh/try/10c39bacf

Happy learning!

Literary Encyclopedia

Literary Encyclopedia

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.  Includes coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.)  Currently has about 7557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words with around 20-40 articles added to the Encyclopedia every month.

The Library has arranged a free trial of the LE, until 31/05/2016. The trial can be accessed via the E-Resources Trials website which also links to other database trials that can be of interest. There is maintenance work going on with the trial Feedback Form on the E-Resources Trials website at the moment. Please leave a comment in this blog or email your Academic Support Librarian for giving your feedback.

Nikkei Telecom21

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.

Nikkei Telecom21

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.

 

End of Empire website

NIAS Press (NIAS = Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) has set up a very interesting web site, as an experiment with new publishing ideas, which my library colleague at NIAS Ms Inga-Lill Blomkvisk has shared with us. The website is called End of Empire and is designed as a newspaper and  contains news from Asia from the 100 days following Hiroshima 70 years ago, updated daily with that day’s news. NIAS Press is collaborating with nearly a hundred international scholars to produce the website which will eventually result in a printed book. The website is freely available and contains interesting documents, analyses and photos.

Visit www.endofempire.asia and read more.

End of Empire website

Japan Times Archives 1897-2013

Following a trial of Japan Times Archives 1897-2013 last May, we have now subsbscribed to this resource, together with full access to the current issues of Japan Times Online.

Japan Times

Japan Times Archives 1897-2013

Founded in 1897, The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan. It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles which cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives provides full-text access to issues from March 1897 to December 2013, and the Japan times Online includes articles from 1999 to present. Both resources are full text searchable.