The Library currently has access for a trial period to Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 2: medical journals, Asian missions and the Historical Record, 1816-1986 from Adam Matthew Digital.
You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.
Trial access ends 14th March 2017.
** Trial access has been extended until 5th April 2017**
The Library has previously purchased access to Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 1: global missions and contemporary encounters, 1804-2009 and you can access this as normal via the Databases A-Z list.
Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 2 builds on and enhances access to the Church Mission Society (CMS) archives, focusing on the publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and ‘home’ material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers.
Forming a prominent feature of British religious philanthropy from the late eighteenth century onwards, missionary societies served as employer and community to missionaries far from home. Service came with considerable sacrifice and sometimes high risk, so society publications became crucial for keeping those at home in touch with the activities of the society and its individuals, as well as promoting and funding its work.
Now the Church Mission Society (CMS) and incorporating what were formerly the South American Missionary Society, the Mid-Africa Ministry and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS), CMS was founded in 1799 with aims including social reform in England and world evangelisation.
The database can be accessed for the duration of the trial period via e-resources trials.
Access available until 14th March 2017.
**Trial access has been extended until 5th April 2017**
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology