New to the Library: Digital archives on gender and sexuality

I’m happy to let you know that over the summer the Library purchased two digital archive collections that will be of interest to students and staff looking at gender and sexuality studies, Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture and Sex and Sexuality: Research Collections from The Kinsey Insitute Library and Special Collections.

You can access both databases via the Digital Primary Source and Archives Collection guide and the Databases A-Z list. Continue reading

On trial: Brepolis online databases

Thanks to a request from staff in History the Library is currently trialing access to 3 Brepolis databases: Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature and Aristoteles Latinus. As well as trialling access to their Cross Database Searchtool which allows you to cross search all 3 of these databases, in addition to their Library of Latin Texts, which the Library already has a subscription to.

You can access all 3 databases plus the cross search database tool via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 5th August 2023.

Monumenta Germaniae Historica (eMGH)

The Monumenta Germaniae Historica was founded in 1819 by the Gesellschaft für Deutschlands ältere Geschichtskunde. It is one of the most prestigious editorial undertakings for the critical publication of medieval historical texts. In more than 300 volumes, covering the widest possible range of historical documents, divided into five major Series (Scriptores, Leges, Diplomata, Epistolae and Antiquitates) and into 33 Subseries, the Monumenta not only continues its editorial programme but it has established for all Western scholarship a standard for critical editions. Continue reading

On trial: Foreign Office Files for Japan

Thanks to a request from a HCA postgraduate student the Library currently has trial access to Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 from AM Digital. This resource allows you to discover Japan’s rise to modernity and its relations with global superpowers through British Government documents from the National Archives, UK.

You can access the Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1952 via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 24th June 2023.

Published in three parts, this collection makes available extensive coverage of British Foreign Office files dealing with Japan between 1919 and 1952. Continue reading

On trial: Latin American Newspapers, Series 1

Thanks to a request from HCA staff the Library currently has trial access to Latin American Newspaers: Series 1 from Readex, which allows you to explore Latin American history and culture during the 19th and 20th centuries.

You can access the Latin American Newspapers: Series 1 via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 5th May 2023. Continue reading

On trial: Colonial Caribbean

Thanks to a request from HCA staff the library currently has trial access to Colonial Caribbean from AM Digital, which provides access to British Colonial Office files from The National Archives, UK.

You can access the Colonial Caribbean via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 28th April 2023. Continue reading

On trial: Two databases on sexuality and LGBTQI+ history

Thanks to a request from staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to two databases from AM Digital that look at sexuality and LGBTQI+ history, Gender: Identity and Social Change and Sex & Sexuality.

You can access the Gender: Identity and Social Change and Sex & Sexuality via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 27th April 2023. Continue reading

On trial: Early American Newspapers, Series 1

Thanks to a request from a HCA student the Library currently has trial access to Early American Newspapers, Series 1 from Readex, which offers fully searchable issues from over 730 invaluable American newspapers from the period 1690-1876.

You can access the Early American Newspapers, Series 1 via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 14th April 2023. Continue reading

On trial: East African Newspapers

*The Library now has permanent access to this resource. See New! East African Newspapers.*

Thanks to a request from staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to East African Newspapers from EastView, featuring key newspapers from the region from the 1940s to the early 2000s.

You can access the East African Newspapers via the E-resources trials page.

Trial access ends 2nd April 2023. Continue reading

On trial: British Online Archives collections

Did you know the Library currently has trial access to a number of databases from British Online Archives?

British Online Archives are one of the U.K.’s leading academic publishers. Their goal is to provide students and researchers with access to unique collections of primary source documents.  Their databases cover 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

At the Library we currently have trial access to 7 databases from BOA. All can be accessed from the E-resources Trials page:

Britannia and Eve, 1926-1957
Trial ends: 3rd March 2023

Screenshot of homepage from 'Britannia and Eve, 1926-1957'. Continue reading

On trial: Radical Irish Newspaper Archives

Thanks to a request from a researcher in HCA the Library currently has trial access to the Radical Irish Newspaper Archives, an extraordinary collection of over 115 Irish radical and political newspapers, journals, pamphlets and bulletins.

You can access the Radical Irish Newspaper Archives via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available directly on-campus or off-campus with VPN.

Trial access ends 8th January 2023. Continue reading