ProQuest Access 350: 600 years of world history

*Access has now been extended until 31st July 2023*

I’m very pleased to let you know that University of Edinburgh Library has set up a new subscription with ProQuest that gives you access to almost all available ProQuest digital primary source databases until 31st December 2021.

ProQuest Access 350 allows you to explore 600 years of world history online and will help enrich learning, teaching and research at the University across a range of subject areas and topics including History, the Arts, Literature and Social Sciences.

Content includes:

  • Around 300 new primary source databases from ProQuest and Alexander Street Press
  • 230M+ pages of collections, spanning 600 years of history
  • Large collection of historical periodicals, with 325+ years of coverage
  • Archive of 50+ newspapers covering 350 years
  • Comprehensive collection of UK and US government documents
  • Increased collection diversity with databases focussing on black history, women’s history, LGBT+ history and indigenous history.

The Library is currently working on the huge task of integrating all of this new content into DiscoverEd, Databases A-Z, databases by subject, subject guide to primary sources and the subject guide to newspapers and magazines. This will take a bit of time but a number of databases have already been added.

We’re also planning to run a series of online seminars to open up this content to staff and students over the summer so look out for more details on this soon.

In the meantime why not take a look at the resources that will be becoming available via ProQuest Access 350 in the ProQuest Primary Sources Catalogue (pdf)? This does include databases the Library already has access to via ProQuest but also lists the vast number of new databases we will be getting.

You may also like to explore the huge range of digital primary source databases you already have access to at the Library via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide and the Newspapers, Magazines and Other News Sources guide.

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