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Academic Search Complete now available

We have upgraded our Academic Search Premier subscription to Academic Search Complete.

The Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than  7,300 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.  Academic Search Complete offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Further info

Title lists can be downloaded from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/academic-search-complete

In addition to the database entry added to several database lists, individual journals and e-books are listed in DiscoverEd.

Trial – ACLS Humanities E-Book package

logoWe have trial access to ACLS Humanities E-Book package until the 5th April.

This electronic resource includes 4,315 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Lists of titles can be found online at: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/titlelist.html.

The project includes both in-print and out-of-print books and many prize-winning works. It is a ongoing collaboration of the American Council of Learned Societies, various constituent member learned societies of the ACLS (http://www.humanitiesebook.org/societies.html), and over 100 publishers. 300-500 titles are added every year.

To access HEB, please go to http://www.humanitiesebook.org.

–> Select Browse from top toolbar.

–> Click on any title. This will bring you to a screen with information about the book.

–>To view the full text of a chapter, click on the chapter title in the table of contents. You can select Search from the top toolbar to look for specific titles. To browse through HEB’s special series, select The Collection from the top toolbar and click on the links for series such as the College Art Association Monographs: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/series_CAA.html and the Cambridge University Press series: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/series_CamUP.html, the Society of Biblical Literature series: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/series_SBL.html, and the Records of Civilization series: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/series_ROC.html.

HEB Titles Online as of Dec. 2014

To download the spreadsheet, please visit:


This spreadsheet, with 4,315 titles in all, represents the total number of books on the HEB site as of Dec. 2014. This list is formatted as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet and includes author, title, publication information, ISBN, LC catalog number, subject area, direct URL, and date live on HEB.

Fields currently covered include Area and Historical Studies in the following: African, American, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, Environmental, European, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology, Women’s Studies. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.

Feedback and further info

We are interested to know what you think of this e-book package and platform as your comments influence purchase decisions so please do 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.

BFI InView – new e-resource


We now have access to BFI InView.

BFI InView is an online resource which offers a unique window on Britain’s changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television, containing some 1000 hours of non-fiction moving image titles from 1900 to 2005 and 8000 pages of related documents.  Everything can be downloaded for internal use within universities except the Parliamentary material where access is only via streaming.  Access a list of the content here

This e-resource has been added to our Databases A-Z list, several subject A-Z lists and our catalogue.  Further information about our databases can be found at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases



New E-Resources

 Media Education Foundation – videos

Following a successful trial on the Kanopy platform, we now subscribe to the Media Education logo_defaultFoundation video package.  This has been added to our A-Z lists.  For further info on this new resource, check out the SPS Librarian blog post.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

We have purchased a further 2 newspaper archives from ProQuest.ProQuest logo

The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)

New York Tribune (1841-1922) 

These are now listed in our Newspapers A-Z list