Trial access: Women’s Magazine Archive

*The Library has now purchased access to the ‘Women’s Magazine Archive, collection I and II’. See New to the Library: Women’s Magazine Archive.*

ProQuest have kindly allowed us to trial for a second time Women’s Magazine Archive I and II  comprising archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the 20th century which up till now have been difficult to locate and navigate.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 15th March 2017.

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Trial access: News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive

*The Library has now purchased access to the News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive. See New! News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive*

Following a request from staff in Politics & International Relations the Library has been able to secure trial access for a second time to News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive from ProQuest. An archival collection comprising the backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 15th March 2017.

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ProQuest’s ‘Black Newspapers’ on trial

*The Library has now purchased the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), one of the titles in the Black Newspaper Collection. See New to the Library: New York Amsterdam News*

For a limited time only the Library has access to Black Newspapers from ProQuest Historical Newspapers. This fantastic resource contains the archives of 9 individual newspaper titles that provide cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States in the 20th Century.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 15th March 2017.

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Historical Statistics of the United States on trial

The Library currently has trial access to the Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online.

Historical_Statistics_United_StatesHistorical Statistics of the United States (HSUS) is a compendium of statistics about the United States and is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.

The Library already holds the print edition of Historical Statistics of the United States which you can find in DiscoverEd.

The online edition is fully searchable and has features that allow you to save search criteria, search within a chapter or volume, bookmark tables, view tables in PDF or HTML format, select certain years or series of years to view, create charts and graphs and much more.

Please note that during the trial period you will only be able to download and email tables, and view PDFs, in Part A: Population.

You can access the resource via the e-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial ends 1st May 2016.
Feedback welcome.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

On trial: Daily Mail Historical Archive

*The Library has now purchased access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004). See New to the Library: Daily Mail Historical Archive.*

The Library currently has trial access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004). This fascinating online digital collection presents more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper.

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You can access the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004) via the E-resources trials page.

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Trial access to Voxgov

Studying American politics? Finding it hard to search for and locate the swathes of information being published by the US Federal Government? Voxgov may be for you.

The Library has set up trial access to Voxgov, a distinctive resource that pulls together the vast amount of US Federal Government information, communications and publications and allows you to easily search, discover, compare and get full text access to this material.

You can access Voxgov from the E-resources trials page on the Library website (or direct at https://www.voxgov.com). On-campus access is direct. For off-campus access you will need to use the VPN.

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Trial access to SIPRI Yearbook Online

The Library has set up trial access to SIPRI Yearbook Online. You can access this via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials.

IFThe SIPRI Yearbook, written by authors who are experts in their field, is known worldwide as an essential and independent source for issues on armaments and arms control, conflicts and resolutions, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as longer-term trends in international security. SIPRI Yearbook Online offers access to the SIPRI Yearbooks published from 2010 and onwards, all available on one, easy-to-use and fully cross-searchable resource.

SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public.Find out more at http://www.sipri.org/

Trial access is available until 30th April 2015. We would welcome feedback on this database as this helps with making the decision on whether the resource should be considered for subscription or not.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

Trial access to Political Science Complete

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The Library has set up trial access to Political Science Complete. You can access this via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials.

This major database from EBSCO provides extensive coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalisation of contemporary political discourse.  Covering top-ranked scholarly journals, many of which are unique to the product, Political Science Complete is a must-have for researchers in the field. The database offers full-text access to a huge range of material including nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association. Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organisations and political theory.

For a full list of publications covered by this database see the Coverage List (pdf).

Trial access is available until 24th April 2015. We would welcome feedback on this database as this helps with making the decision on whether the resource should be considered for subscription or not.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

Get fresh with Taylor & Francis journals

TandFreshcollectionThe Library currently has trial access to over 140 “young” journal titles (between 3 and 7 years old) via the Taylor & Francis Fresh Collection. You can access this collection via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials and the individual journal titles will be added to the E-journals A-Z list.

Taylor & Francis are showcasing their newest titles in the Fresh Collection including  Africa Review, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Celebrity Studies, Contemporary Italian Politics, Critical African Studies, Global Discourse, International Critical Thought, Journal of Development Effectiveness, Migration and Development, Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and South Asian Diaspora.

You can access a full list of the titles from all subject areas at Fresh Collection Title List (pdf).

Trial access is available until 31st December 2015. We would welcome feedback on these resources as this helps with making the decision on whether individual journal titles should be considered for subscription or not.

 Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

Trial access to The Encyclopedia of Political Thought

IFThe Library has set up trial access to the online version of The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. You can access this via the E-resources trials page at www.ed.ac.uk/is/databases-trials

Blank BookThe Encyclopedia of Political Thought examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy. The entries range in size from shorter definitions and biographies to extended treatments of major topics and traditions. Tracing the evolution of political thinking from antiquity to the present, the scope of this resource emphasizes the richness and diversity of the field’s traditions.

Trial access is available until 25th March 2015. We would welcome feedback on these resources as this helps with making the decision on whether the resources should be considered for subscription or not.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science