NexisUK News database now on trial

ImgLexisNexisLogo The NexisUK Database is currently available on trial to University of Edinburgh users until 11 March 2013. Access is on campus via the eresources trials page.  Please give us your feedback!

NexisUK  is a very large news repository which is also very strong on international sources. The database has more than 20,000 news and business sources, including leading French, Spanish, German and American newspapers (Le Monde, Der Spiegel, New York Times, La Stampa, Times of India, Moscow  Times etc) as well as many trade publications (Forbes, Accountancy Age, Business Week, Fortune, Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit reports etc).

Yesterday’s News – Today’s Research #ILW2013

Sunday ExpressCome and join us in Innovative Learning Week for Yesterday’s News – Today’s Research, 11:00am-12:00 noon – Room 2.36 School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
In this hands-on session on historical newspaper resources online, find out where to find newspapers online, what’s available and how to search. There will also be a chance to try out newspaper resources currently on trial and a quiz with prizes! Open to Divinity and HCA students. Book via MyEd (Places are restricted to 14). Can’t attend the session? View the presentation slides on slideshare.

Free access to ProQuest Black History Resources for Black History Month #blackhistorymonth

Black NewspapersProQuest are offering free access to the following Black History resources throughout February 2013. (University of Edinburgh users please note that the links below do not give access to existing resources already available for UofE users from ProQuest)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers—The voice of the people, culture, politics, and issues in those communities that too often received little to no attention from other papers. They give students the complete story with nine full-image titles that are cross-searchable with other ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Civil War Era, and with the Black Studies Center. Access it free now.

Black Studies Center—Start here…for primary and secondary sources for Black or African American studies. It includes the only periodical resource focused exclusively on African and African American studies, two historical Black studies indexes: the Marshall Index to Periodicals and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Index to Black Literature, and the full Chicago Defender newspaper from first issue to 1975. Access it free now.

ProQuest Civil War Era—Comprehensive full-image primary source materials, previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. Access it free now.

ProQuest African American Heritage—Groundbreaking digital resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects to a community of research experts. See the video. Access it free now.

UK Press Online now on trial

Sunday ExpressUK Press Online is now available on trial to University of Edinburgh users, accessible on campus or off campus via VPN via the eresources trials webpage. The trial ends on 24 February.

The trial includes newspaper archives to the Daily Mirror (1903-1980); Daily Express (1900- current); Daily Express (1900- current); Daily Star Sunday (1863-1889); the Watchman (1835-1884); Daily Worker (1930-1945); World War Two (1933-1945), which comprises wartime editions of the Church Times, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Fascist Week, Action!, Blackshirt, Yorkshire Post and Daily Worker. This resource includes over 2 million pages of the 19th-20th Century newspaper, from 1835 to today.

Jewish Historical Newspapers on trial now

Jewish Historical Newspapers - ProQuest

Jewish Historical Newspapers – ProQuest

Jewish Historical Newspapers via ProQuest are now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial ends on 1 March. See the eresources trials web page for more information.

The following Jewish Newspapers are  available on trial:

The Jerusalem Post (1932 – 1988)
The Jewish Exponent (1887 – 1990)
The Jewish Advocate (1905 – 1990)
The American Israelite (1854 – 2000)
The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857 – 1922)