ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is on trial now

ProQuest Dissertations and ThesesProquest’s Dissertations & Theses database is now available on trial for University of Edinburgh users until on March 9, 2013.

We have been subscribing to Proquest’s Dissertations & Theses – Abstracts & Indexes for some time now. This new trial gives access to the full subscription which offers full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.

To access, look under D for ‘Dissertations & Theses’ in the A-Z list of databases

Your feedback is gratefully received and is key to putting together a case for purchasing this very expensive resource.

New books at New College Library – February

New College Library has a regular display of new books at the far end of the Library Hall, close to the door to the stacks. We have a bumper crop this month so please do stop and have a look if you’re in the library.

After imperialism : Christian identity in China and the global evangelical movement / edited by Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao. 2011.darkvalley

A new title already out on loan is After imperialism : Christian identity in China and the global evangelical movement edited by Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao,  2011 (NCL BR1285 Aft. ) This book was purchased for World Christianity,  recommended by a PhD student.

Also new is The cross in the dark valley : the Canadian Protestant missionary movement in the Japanese Empire, 1931-1945,  by A. Hamish Ion, another recommendation from a Divinity postgraduate student.

You can see an regularly updated list of new books for New College Library on the Library Catalogue – choose the New Books Search and limit your search to New College Library. Here’s a quick link to new books arriving in the last few weeks. A word of caution – some of the books listed here may still be in transit between the Main Library (where they are catalogued) and New College Library, so not on the shelf just yet.

Princeton Index of Christian Art now available

Princeton Index of Christian Art

The Princeton Index of Christian Art is now available to University of Edinburgh users – see the list of Image Databases.

The Index of Christian Art, produced by Princeton University, is a thematic / iconographic index of Early Christian and medieval art objects, from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550. While there is a focus on art of the western world, the database also has significant holdings from Coptic Egypt, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, Armenia, and the Near East. There are about 140,000 images in the database. For copyright reasons approximately 35,000 of these are restricted access to the Princeton campus only, but the bibliographic reference to the image in the citation should allow a book that contains the image to be traced.