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: 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: 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 (long term) Trial: More Gale Primary Sources

During the summer the Library was able to purchase two Gale primary source databases to add to our collections: U.S. Declassified Documents Online and The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016. Because of this, Gale have offered us free long-term trial access to 7 more of their digital primary source databases through their Gale Accelerate programme.

Screenshot of Gale Primary Sources homepage with Search box.

The Library has access to these 7 databases until 12th July 2023.
They can be accessed from our E-resources trials.
They can also be accessed via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collections guide or Newspapers, Magazines and Other News Sources guide, as appropriate.

So what do we now have access to?
(In alphabetical order) Continue reading

On trial: HNP Louisville Defender

Thanks to a request from staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to the Louisville Defender part of ProQuest’s Historical Newspaper collections. An excellent source for coverage on issues affecting African Americans, the newspaper played an integral role in the fight for integration in the 1960s.

You can access HNP Louisville Defender via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 20th October 2022. Continue reading

New to the Library: The Telegraph Historical Archive

I’m very pleased to let you know that the Library has recently purchased The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016 from Gale, the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest-selling newspaper.

You can access The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016 via the Databases A-Z list, Newspapers, Magazines and Other News Sources guide and DiscoverEd. Continue reading

New to the Library: U.S. Declassified Documents Online

Thanks to a request from HCA staff the Library has recently purchased U.S. Declassified Documents Online from Gale. This database provides immediate access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

You can access U.S. Declassified Documents Online via the Databases A-Z list, Digital Primary Sources guide and DiscoverEd. Continue reading

New to the Library: Medieval and Early Modern Studies

I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to Medieval and Early Modern Studies a digital research source from Adam Matthew Digital. This offers you access to a huge range of primary sources covering social, cultural, political, scientific and religious perspectives, from the 15th to early 18th centuries.

You can access Medieval and Early Modern Studies via the Databases A-Z list, Digital Primary Sources guide and DiscoverEd.

The breadth of resources provided within this collection is extensive, from sources concerning the Black Death to Restoration of the English monarchy and the Glorious Revolution. Continue reading