The NexisUK Database is currently available on trial to University of Edinburgh users until 11 March 2013. Access is on campus via the eresources trials page. Please give us your feedback!
NexisUK is a very large news repository which is also very strong on international sources. The database has more than 20,000 news and business sources, including leading French, Spanish, German and American newspapers (Le Monde, Der Spiegel, New York Times, La Stampa, Times of India, Moscow Times etc) as well as many trade publications (Forbes, Accountancy Age, Business Week, Fortune, Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit reports etc).
Papal Letters Online(Ut per litteras apostolicas…) is now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial will run from Monday 25th February to 26th March. See the eresources trials web page for more information.
Papal Letters Online is an electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.: Rome, 1883- ) and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle (48 vols.: Rome, 1899- ). It contains further unpublished material from the litterae communes of Gregory XI from 1371 to 1375 and the registers of petitions of Urban V.
Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters Jennifer V. Ebbeler, 2012
Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World Beate Dignas and R. R. R. Smith, 2012.
Oxford Scholarship Online Classical Studies titles published in 2012, and any published so far in 2013 are now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial ends on 12 March. See the eresources trials web page for more information.
Come and join us in Innovative Learning Week for Yesterday’s News – Today’s Research, 11:00am-12:00 noon – Room 2.36 School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
In this hands-on session on historical newspaper resources online, find out where to find newspapers online, what’s available and how to search. There will also be a chance to try out newspaper resources currently on trial and a quiz with prizes! Open to Divinity and HCA students. Book via MyEd (Places are restricted to 14). Can’t attend the session? View the presentation slides on slideshare.
Innovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they came from and why they were collected at New College Library. Please drop in to look at the book display in the Funk Reading Room, Monday 18 February 11-12am and ask questions.
Several of the items in this display are drawn from New College Library’s Natural History Collection, a Special Collection numbering about 175 books. This dates from the early days of New College, where ‘Natural Science’ was taught until 1934. The collection covers the mid-nineteenth century controversies over evolution and natural selection, with geology particularly well represented. There is a focus on Scottish natural history and on texts by Scots writers.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible’s reception in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora; in Islam, in other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, as well as in literature, art, music, and film.
University of Edinburgh users still have Context of Scripture Online (Brill) available on trial until 19 February. All your feedback is helpful, but if you are able to provide feedback which compares these two Biblical Studies resources that would be particularly welcome. Do you think one is more useful than the other, or are they complementary and we need both?
I’m pleased to be able to say that Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies is now available online to University of Edinburgh users, from 1989 to the most current issue in 2013.
Published quarterly on behalf of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Transformation is a peer-reviewed journal which provides an international forum for Mission Studies discussion on a range of issues affecting the world today, including economics, development, violence, family life and other ethical issues.
ProQuest are offering free access to the following Black History resources throughout February 2013. (University of Edinburgh users please note that the links below do not give access to existing resources already available for UofE users from ProQuest)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – Black Newspapers—The voice of the people, culture, politics, and issues in those communities that too often received little to no attention from other papers. They give students the complete story with nine full-image titles that are cross-searchable with other ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Civil War Era, and with the Black Studies Center. Access it free now.
Black Studies Center—Start here…for primary and secondary sources for Black or African American studies. It includes the only periodical resource focused exclusively on African and African American studies, two historical Black studies indexes: the Marshall Index to Periodicals and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Index to Black Literature, and the full Chicago Defender newspaper from first issue to 1975. Access it free now.
ProQuest Civil War Era—Comprehensive full-image primary source materials, previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. Access it free now.