Some new Library resources for you

On the HCA Librarian blog I have highlighted new resources or material that have been purchased for the Library’s collections from requests from students or staff in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

However, new resources purchased from requests from other schools in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and beyond may also be of interest to HCA students and staff. I generally tweet about these but I thought I’d put a quick post together just to highlight some of these resources.

In no particular order…

Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online


Historical 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. –> Find out more



IndiaStat provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures from various secondary level authentic sources. It includes 19 sector specific information e.g.  industry, education, health, banks and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural. –> Find out more

Shen Bao Digital Archive (1872-1949)


“Established in 1872, Shen Bao (historically transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial newspaper before the establishment of thePeople’s Republic in 1949. The newspaper was founded by Englishman Ernest Major, but, uniquely, was written by Chinese reporters for Chinese readers…” –> Find out more

Nashriyah: digital Iranian history


Provides free access to 12,000 pages of digital versions of Iranian newspapers and periodicals capturing key historical events as they happened. –> Find out more

Nikkei Telecom21

Nikkei Telecom 21 (日経テレコン) is a reputable newspaper database in business and economics from Japan…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. –> Find out more

Past Masters: The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953


Contains 38 volumes from the American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer, John Dewey. –> Find out more

Ancient commentators on Aristotle

The Library is in the process of obtaining the complete collection of these ancient Greek commentaries on Aristotle, which were originally gathered together and edited in the series Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca (CAG). –> Find out more

Periodical Archives Online – additional titles added

Thanks to funding from JISC Collections, we have access to 50 archival e-journals in the humanities and social sciences subject areas. –> Find out more

University Press Scholarship Online – new e-books added


UPSO provides access to over 15,000 key titles across over 25 subject areas in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law. A large range of new titles have been added to our collections. –> Find out more

Oxford Handbooks Online – new content added


The Library has purchased some new e-book collections to add to the collections already available to students and staff, including collections covering Archaeology, Classical Studies and History. –> Find out more

Access to most of these resources* is only available to current students and members of staff at the University of Edinburgh.

*Nashriyah is a freely available online resource.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology