Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekend e-resource disruption


logoThe MyILibrary e-books website will be shut down for maintenance on Saturday 30th May – 1pm – 7pm.  Ingram Content Group apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused during this downtime.


wos-logo_webThomson Reuters have advised that Web of Science and Endnote Online are “at risk” during their maintenance period on Sunday 31st May 2015 – 1:00pm – 16:00pm.

They expect minimal interruption to the service for users who are logged into Web of Science™ or EndNote® Online. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience.

Trials – e-resources on trial this week

logoDead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts is on trial until 24th June.  It presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images (scalable). Access is available for all biblical fragments, including photos of the fragments, texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (bible books), English translation from the texts on the fragments and full Hebrew Scripture.


logoParliament Rolls of Medieval England database is on trial until 20th June.  The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 – 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 – 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum ( RP ) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey.


Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these e-resources as your comments influence purchase decisions so please fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

Trial – Early Modern Pamphlets Online

logo-brillWe have trial access to Early Modern Pamphlets Online until 13th June.  We are trialling all 3 collections within Early Modern Pamplets Online:

Dutch Pamphlets 1486-1853: The Knuttel Collection

The Knuttel Collection at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, is the most extensive pamphlet collection in the Netherlands. It consist of roughly 34,000 pamphlets ranging from political apologies and manifestos to tracts for and against predestination in theology.  Further info about this collection is available at

Dutch Pamphlets, 1542-1853: The Van Alphen Collection

The Van Alphen collection supplements the Knuttel collection. It comprises some 2,800 pamphlets from Groningen University Library not included in the Knuttel collection. The pamphlets date from 1542 to 1853 and deal with similar topics as those described by Knuttel.  See for further information.

Flugschriften des 16. Jahrhunderts

The Flugschriften series contains some 11,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire. The collection is supplemented on an annual basis. The pamphlets from 1501-1530 are primarily concerned with the early Reformation movement and its propaganda, the Peasants’ War, the threat presented by the Turks, and the various conflicts among the Western European countries.  The pamphlets from 1531-1600 deal with a broad spectrum of themes, such as the Turkish wars, the revolt of the Netherlands, the persecution of French protestants, the status of Calvinists and Zwinglians in the Holy Roman Empire, the Council of Trent, the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster, the Schmalkaldic War and the Interim, propaganda against the papacy and the Jesuits, intra-Protestant theological quarrels, the building of confessional networks, witch-hunting, and anti-Jewish polemics.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of these collections as your comments influence purchase decisions so please fill out our feedback form.

A list of all trials currently available to University of Edinburgh staff and students can be found on our trials webpage.

JSTOR – additional content now available


We now subscribe to JSTOR Arts & Sciences XIII and Arts & Sciences XIV packages.

The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection adds an increasingly international set of journals in disciplines including Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. Represented subdisciplines include European church history and the literature of the American West.  The collection offers a global scope. European countries including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands each contribute several titles, with an additional title published in South Korea, the Journal of Korean Religions.  The collection will contain at least 125 titles by completion.

The Arts & Sciences XIV Collection brings together more than 125 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. All titles are new to the JSTOR platform at the time of launch. Journals in the collection span 17 countries, 23 disciplines, and date back to 1839. They are drawn primarily from the fields of Archaeology, Language & Literature, Communications Studies, Asian Studies, and Political Science.  As this collection was only released last month, not all titles are online yet – these will be added to our catalogue/A-Z list as they become available.

See for title lists.  We have added the individual e-journals currently available to our e-journal A-Z list and they will be added to our catalogue/searcher soon.

China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database platform access issue

Access to the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database platform via and is temporarily unavailable. This includes access to the following databases:

China Academic Journals (CAJ)
Century Journals Project (CJP)
China Doctors/Masters Dissertations (CDMD)
China Core Newspapers (CCND)
Conference Proceedings of China (CPCD)
China Reference Works Online (CRWO)
China Yearbooks Fulltext Database (CYFD)
China Statistical Yearbooks Database (CSYD)
China Monographic Series Database (CMSD)

The publisher apologises for the interruption in services, and we will send out a notice as soon as access is restored.  ACCESS RESTORED.