Trial access: Online Egyptological Bibliography and First World War primary sources

*The Library has subsequently subscribed to Online Egyptological Bibliography. Find out more at New to the Library: Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)*

The Library currently has trial access to the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) from the University of Oxford and The First World War primary source database from Adam Matthew.

You can access all of these online resources via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Access to OEB is only available until 17th October 2016.
While trial access to the First World War databases ends on 31st October 2016.

Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)


The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptology literature and is updated nearly every day. It includes the records and abstracts from Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB, 1947-2001), combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA, 1822-1946), the Aigyptos database with keywords, and more than 20,000 further items. Coverage is from 1822 to the present.

The First World War


The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features. The portal contains three collections and we have trial access to all three.

Personal Experiences – Revealing the voices and experiences of the men and women who served in the First World War, this rich and varied collection is an invaluable source for anyone studying and researching the ‘Great War’.

Propaganda and Recruitment – This offers a wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War.

Visual Perspectives and Narratives – This features a rich variety of primary source material from the unparalleled holdings of Imperial War Museums. Through both visual and documentary resources, this collection showcases the international dimensions of the conflict, the Home Front and the role of women in the war.

Access via e-resources trials.
Access to OEB until 17th October 2016.
Access to The First World War until 31st October 2016.
Feedback welcome.

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

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