Manchester University Press – free e-book access until 30th June

I’m pleased to let you know that Manchester University Press (MUP) have opened up access to their 12 e-book collections until 30th June 2020 in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

While the University Library already has access to a large number of e-books published by MUP, and already subscribes to 1 of the 12 collections, this extended access opens up a wide range of e-books that we’ve not had access to before for a limited period of time. Continue reading

Trial access to online Human Relations Area Files – World Cultures & Archaeology

World CulturesTrial access is available until 24 May for University of Edinburgh users to eHRAF  – the online database of Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), a non-profit research organization at Yale University. This database covers:

*   Ethnographic materials on all aspects of cultural and social life
*   Western & non-Western cultures, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, and archaeological traditions
*   Subject indexing at the paragraph-level for efficient retrieval of information

The companion database eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world.

Support materials  are available at

Access the trial via the link at : Please give us your feedback as this is a key part of making a case to subscribe to resources like this.

Christine Love-Rodgers, Academic Support Librarian – Social & Political ScienceArchaeology