Information Services

E-Resources trials

The Library regularly arranges trials to new resources. Publishers are usually willing to provide trial access to allow us to use and evaluate a resource before making a decision about purchase.

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Current trials

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American National Biography Online

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American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From astronauts to missionaries, chemists to musicians, and cowboys to Vikings, the portraits combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times onward.  More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.

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11/02/2016.

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Description: Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.
Trial access Trial access to 2 new modules until 18th Feb 2016 please complete a trial feedback form  if you would like the library to subscribe
  • International Law in European Courts
  • International Trade Law

SAGE VIDEOS

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SAGE Video supports the teaching and learning needs of undergraduate students, through to the needs of the academic researcher within Counseling and Psychotherapy, Communication and Media Studies, and Education. With new and original video productions, including contributions from our book and journal editors and authors across the world, SAGE Video offers quick definitions, short tutorials and in-depth interviews for a range of academic viewpoints. It also features extensive footage of practitioners in real-life professional settings designed to illustrate best practice and provide a unique insight for students to master the theory, skills and techniques needed to succeed.

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12/03/2016.

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IBISWorld

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IBISWorld is an online industry intelligence solution.  Each of its industry reports provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market; supply chain information; forecasts; risk scores; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; major player market strategies; and industry profit and costs benchmarks. Reports are updated 1-4 times per year depending on how fast moving the industry is ensuring the most up to date research possible.  In addition to coursework/assignments, these reports would be of use to students researching industries for placements, future careers (including start up research) and interview preparation.  A user guide can be downloaded here.

Coverage: Covering over 400 UK industries at SIC L5, over 700 US industries at NAICS L5 and over 250 China industry reports.
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We are trialling access to this database during 2016 please continue to complete the trial feedback form if you would like the subcription to continue beyond 2016.  Access in 2016 has been jointly funded by the Careers Service and the Library.

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Science of Synthesis

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Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to-date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is a unique chemical information tool.

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30/01/2016.

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e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection 

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2100 titles in humanities and social sciences published by Duke University Press.  Individual titles have been added to DiscoverEd - see the list at Duke University Press (3rd tab).

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18/01/2016.

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BrowZine

 

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BrowZine is a new application that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals (see list of publishers at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support) either from your desktop/laptop or via an app for your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine, you can: – Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles – Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published – Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, Papers and more

More info about this resource is available from our E-Resources Blog post

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18/01/2016

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Duke University Journals Expanded Collection

 

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Description: Online access to 44 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.  Title list at http://wp.me/p4JPXA-m1
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07/01/2016

Purchase decision: Subscription to the entire collection will start January 2016.

South Asia Archive

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The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within, and about, the South Asian region.  Contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the 18th Century, up to the mid-20th Century.  Contains Journals, Reports, Books,  Legislation documents and Indian Film Booklets.

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01/01/2016.

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Resource Annual Review of Linguistics Access on or off campus
Description ARL will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. Reviews will synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language change, biology and evolution of language, typology, as well as applications of linguistics in many domains.
Trial ends 1st January 2016
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Resource Taylor and Francis Fresh Collection (e-journals) Access on or off campus
DescriptionOver 140 "young" titles (between 3 and 7 years old) are on trial with 40 e-journal titles in Science and Technology and 70 e-journal titles in Social Sciences and Humanities. See http://www.tandf.co.uk/libsite/pdf/productInfo/freshCollection/Fresh-Collection-Title-List.pdf for a full list.
Trial ends 31st December 2015
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Shen Bao Digital Archive

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The Shen Bao newspaper (1872-1949) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial Chinese newspaper published in Shanghai before the establishment of the People’s Republic. The digital archive presents the complete collection of all issues, containing 2 million articles. The database is full-text searchable and the articles can be displayed with in text and image formats. 

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31/12/2015.

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Sovetskaia kul’tura Digital Archive 

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Kul’tura (Culture) is an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).

An indispensable source of information on the developing and ever changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theatre, cinematography and arts. In the Soviet period it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-guard composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.

Further information about this database can be found at http://www.eastview.com/files/EVSovetskaiaKulturaDA.pdf  

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Statista

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Statista is one of the world’s largest statistics and market data platforms with access to more than 1,5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics on 80.000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. From the rabbit pet food market value in the UK, to the number of registered buses in Alaska, a survey of most needed changes for the Cuban population to the a breakdown of mobile gamers in China. The platform combines economic data, consumer insights, opinion polls and demographic trends.

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30/12/2015.

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Medieval Travel Writing

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Medieval Travel Writing - this project provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel - real and imaginary - in the Middle Ages.

These sources tell us much about the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. They will be welcomed by scholars in both literature and history as well as by French and German studies departments.

The project combines:

  • Multiple manuscript sources, detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville.
  • Translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable).
  •  Maps showing the routes of the travellers.
  •  Introductory essays by leading scholars.
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29/12/2015.

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Medieval Family Life

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Medieval Family Life - The Paston, Cely, Plumpton, Stonor and Armburgh Papers.  This resource contains full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise these family letter collections along with full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where they are available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.  Along with the letter collections themselves there are many additional features useful for teaching and research. These include:  A chronology, a visual sources gallery, an interactive map, a glossary, family trees and links to other scholarly free to access digital resources useful for researching the medieval period.

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Medieval Family Life (MFL) is a collection of manuscripts from c1400-1490.  See contents list.

Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

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The Chinese Students’ Monthly is the first magazine published by Chinese students in the United States from 1906-1931. This publication became the official organ of the enlarged Chinese student organization: The Chinese Students’ Alliance in the U.S. Many important historical figures among Chinese students in the U.S. during the early 20th century, such as Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, Wellington Koo, Hu Shi, Chao Yuanren, Xie Bingxin, contributed their articles to this magazine. The magazine was a most influential publication among the Chinese students in the U.S. at that time. The overseas Chinese has been an emerging area of scholarly research

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26/12/2015.

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Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

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Critical Editions of the New Testament Online: The Greek Text, Versions, and Transcriptions of Manuscripts, earlier published in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers, makes available for the first time in a single online collection the principal critical editions, lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. In addition, a number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included. It begins with the first large collection, compiled by John Mill and published in 1707, and ends with von Soden’s huge work of 1902-13. It thus spans two centuries of scientific and technical advance, and of manuscript discoveries. This development is parallel to the collection and classification of materials in the natural sciences. The materials in Parts 3 and 4 have been chosen because of their scarcity, their continuing value for scholarly research, and their significance in the development of the discipline.

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23/12/2015

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China Culture and Society

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Spanning three centuries (c. 1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, one of the oldest and most distinctive collections of its kind and a very rich source for research on China for teachers and students from undergraduate-level to research-level and beyond.  Digitised in its entirety and in full colour, the Wason collection of c. 1,200 pamphlets encompasses speeches, guides, reports, essays, catalogues, magazine articles and other material addressing Chinese history, culture, and everyday life. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. The wide variety of research interests and themes covered by the pamphlets include education, emigration, the foreign presence, missionaries, wars, rebellion, reform, opium, healthcare and language.  *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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17/12/2015.

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Foreign Office Files for China 1919-1948

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Foreign Office Files for China provides access to the digitised archive of British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. The complete files consist of six parts. We have purchased full content for the three parts covering 1949-1956. Files between 1919 and 1948 are now under trial which cover the following parts: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; and 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory. The formerly restricted British government documents include diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and other diverse materials.

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16/12/2015.

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Informit Indigenous Collection

 

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Description: The Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. The multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary framework provides access to emergent and groundbreaking research within the global community, and offers scope for critical international engagement and debate. With material from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and The Pacific, the Informit Indigenous Collection is a platform for Indigenous world views.   Over 15,700 full text records from 111 resources, starting from 1977.  A fuller picture with access to specialist journals, conference papers, reports, magazines, eBooks and grey literature unavailable elsewhere online.  See also https://www.informit.org/informit-indigenous-collection
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12/12/2015

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Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

 

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Description: The Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection is Informit’s core academic research collection. This multi-disciplinary Collection provides access to fresh perspectives in the arts, communication, education, history, linguistics, politics and more. Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and South East Asia, with articles by scholars worldwide, this full text database is an essential resource for students, teachers and researchers seeking a critical resource for comparative regional studies.  Over 103,000 records from 667 resources, starting from 1940.  Subjects include business, education, humanities, Indigenous studies, law and social sciences.  See also https://www.informit.org/informit-humanities-social-sciences-collection
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12/12/2015

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IndiaStat

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Notes: To access the site, click on the Login tab at the top banner of the site and select the IP Login option.
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IndiaStat provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures from various secondary level authentic sources. Includes 19 sector specific information including industry, education, health, banks and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural.  Provides socio-economic information on 31 Indian states and union territories.  Provides comprehensive information on 6 main geographical regions of India.  Data and statistics about India available on Indiastat.com can easily be downloaded in MS-Word/Excel/ HTML formats.

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11/12/2015.

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The Cecil Papers

 

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Description: The Cecil Papers are a collection of documents, principally from the reigns of Elizabethan I and James I/VI, privately held by the Gascoyne-Cecil family at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. The Cecil Papers contain nearly 30,000 documents gathered by William Cecil (1521-98), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury. Occupying some of the highest offices of state in the land (both men were Secretary of State to Elizabeth I and Robert Cecil also served her successor, James), these two men were at the heart of events during one of the most dynamic periods in Western history.
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30/11/2015

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Colonial State Papers

 

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Description: This growing collection offers insight into the colonial history of North America and the West Indies. It includes the National Archives collection CO 1-- papers that were presented to the Privy Council and the Board of Trade during 1574-1757. More than 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 45,000 bibliographic records give fascinating insight into British trade, history and overseas expansion between the 16th and 18th centuries.
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30/11/2015

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online - All Modules

 

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Description: A ground-breaking resource for 19th century studies, NCCO is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. Collections for this program are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries, and content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.
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30/11/2015

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Theatre in Video: Volume II

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Description: Theatre in Video: Volume II brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. With a greater focus on contemporary and international productions, Theater in Video: Volume II offers a simple way for libraries to acquire highly valued and often difficult-to-find performances. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group
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30/11/2015

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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

 

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Description: An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full colour or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of Publications.
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30/11/2015

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Voxgov

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Voxgov is a distinctive resource that pulls together the vast amount of US Federal Government information, communications and publications and allows you to easily search, discover, compare and get full text access to this material. Content includes official releases, congressional documents, legislation, federal register and social media. Coverage is from 2005 onwards although older material is being added as it is digitised by the US Federal Government.

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30/11/2015.

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Pishu - China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database

 

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Pishu refers to official white paper, blue paper or green paper policy documents in China. They offer candid, in-depth policy recommendations on topics including climate change, social responsibility, the economy, energy conservation, food/drug safety, health care, human rights, international development, and rule of law, regional security, and women’s rights. The database contains the full text of over 1,000 such books in Chinese and are full-text searchable.

A title list of volumes included in PISHU is also available here: http://www.eastview.com/online/ebooktitles

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13/11/2015

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Oxford Bibliographies

 

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Description: Oxford Bibliographies provides access to exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. We have purchased several modules already. The trial provides access to all the rest.
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07/11/2015

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Arkyves

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Description: A Reference tool for the History of Culture:  Arkyves is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested in the History of Culture. It is a single access point for thematic searches across a wide variety of cultural heritage collections, contributed by partners like the Dutch Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht, Glasgow, and Illinois. Ordering and re-ordening motifs, themes, stories and iconographic details in kaleidoscopic fashion Arkyves will make you find many things you did not realize you were looking for.

Chatham House Online Archives

 

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Description: The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.
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31/10/2015

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Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 1 and 2

 

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other.  

Vol.1 covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.  

Vol.2 covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914.

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31/10/2015

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Crime, Punishment & Popular Culture 

 

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Description: Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 presents a broad history of crime in the long 19th century derived from French, German, Spanish, Australian, British and U.S. sources. The collection includes trial transcripts, court proceedings, police and forensic documents, photographs, true crime literature and detective novels, and newspaper accounts. This archive appeals to scholars in the fields of history, literature, law and criminal justice, as well as other fields.
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31/10/2015

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State Papers Online

 

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Description: State Papers Online (SPO) is an on-going programme digitising State Papers or government documents. By linking the original manuscripts to their calendar or catalogue entries, SPO is essential for all early modern research and teaching.  The Library already has access to Part II, this trial expands coverage to all of the modules.
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31/10/2015

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Classical Scores Library: Volumes III and IV 

 

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Vol.3  of Alexander Street’s Classical Scores Library series brings together 400,000 additional pages of in-copyright editions from composers worldwide.  The collection provides editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello & Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus, and others. It provides expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups.

Vol.4  of Alexander Street’s Classical Scores Library series places particular focus on canonical contemporary composers from the 20th and 21st centuries. With many scores newly digitized for the academic market, or licensed directly from the composers themselves, music scholars and faculty will find Classical Scores Library: Volume IV to be a reliable source for authoritative scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery and dissemination of lesser-known contemporary works.

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1/11/2015

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

 

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Description: This innovative and comprehensive encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more.
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23/09/2015

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Irish Newspaper Archives

 

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Irish Newspaper Archives    Access on-campus.  VPN Service for off-campus.

Description: Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700's to current day.  Title list at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/plist_static/
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31/08/2015

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Resource History of Science and Medicine Library
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Description The History of Science and Medicine Library is a peer-reviewed book series in the English language devoted to the history of science and medicine, both history of scientific theory as well as the history of the role of science in society and culture from early modern times to the present. The medical studies include medical theory and practice as well as medicine and society.
Trial ends 9th July 2015
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Resource Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts Access on or off campus
Description Presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images (scalable). Access is available for all biblical fragments, including photos of the fragments, texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (bible books), English translation from the texts on the fragments and full Hebrew Scripture.
Trial ends 24th June 2015
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Resource Los Angeles Times archive 1881-1991 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionProvides comprehensive coverage for Southern California's largest daily newspaper. Includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1881. Provides full text and full image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article and every issue in PDF format. In addition to news stories, includes editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.
Trial ends 30th June 2014
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Resource Parliament Rolls of Medieval England Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum ( RP ) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey.
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Resource SAGE Videos Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Includes streamed videos in Counselling and Psychotherapy & Education. Combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions. Full proposed title list at: http://sk.sagepub.com/help#Title_Lists.
Trial ends 26th June 2015
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Resource Early Modern Pamphlets Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This trial is to all 3 collections: Dutch Pamphlets 1486-1853: The Knuttel Collection -The Knuttel Collection at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, is the most extensive pamphlet collection in the Netherlands. Dutch Pamphlets, 1542-1853: The Van Alphen Collection - The Van Alphen collection supplements the Knuttel collection. Flugschriften des 16. Jahrhunderts - The Sixteenth-Century Pamphlets collection contains well over 10,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire.
Trial ends 13th June 2015
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Resource Japan Times Online Access on campus or off campus via VPN
DescriptionJapan Times Online is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan, founded in March 1897 (Meiji 30). It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper includes unique articles which cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. Japan Times Online includes articles from 1999-present. (We are also trialling the archive which contains content from 1897-2013)
Trial ends 31st May 2015
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Resource Visible Body Access on or off campus
DescriptionVisible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes and more.
Trial ends 22nd May 2015
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Resource Church Missionary Society Periodicals Collection Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.
Trial ends 30th April 2015
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Resource Enhanced Electronic Grammars - An Advanced Research Tool for Linguistics Access on or off campus
DescriptionEnhanced Electronic Grammars (EEG) features comprehensive descriptions of languages from around the world. Through this unique online resource, full grammars are made available together in an interlinked and semantically-annotated format, allowing granular access to the grammatical data and enabling cross-language research of several grammars at the same time. In addition to cross-linguistic queries, each grammar can also be read and researched individually. The electronic format allows for multimodal enhancement of language descriptions, such as audio and video supplements.
Trial ends 19th May 2015
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Resource SIPRI Yearbook Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The SIPRI Yearbook, written by authors who are experts in their field, is known worldwide as an essential and independent source for issues on armaments and arms control, conflicts and resolutions, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as longer-term trends in international security. SIPRI Yearbook Online offers access to the SIPRI Yearbooks published from 2010 and onwards, all available on one, easy-to-use and fully cross-searchable resource.
Trial ends 30th April 2015
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Resource Political Science Complete Access on or off campus
Description Political Science Complete provides extensive coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalisation of contemporary political discourse. The database gives you access to nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association. Subjects covered include comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.
Trial ends 24th April 2015 (subscription now taken)
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Resource Japan Times Archive 1897-2013 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan, founded in March 1897 (Meiji 30). It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles which cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives Online includes articles from 1897-2013. Trial for the Japan Times Online, which includes articles from 1999-Present, will also be available very soon.
Trial ends 31st May 2015
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Resource Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy Access on or off campus
Description This newer version of Acland’s video atlas provides an online platform for accessing more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens. The detailed table of contents for each video allows you to go directly to specific points of relevance inside each video. PDF transcripts for each video can be downloaded. Videos can be bookmarked for teaching a learning activities. Self-test quizzes are available for revision and exam preparation, with revision links in the answer for each question.
Trial ends 14th April 2015
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Resource Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Access on or off campus
Description The Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Online/Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine Period Online (PMBZ Online) is a comprehensive biographical dictionary for the Byzantine Empire in the early Medieval Period (641-1025 AD) documenting more than 21,000 persons. PMBZ Online is based on the print edition of the Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit which appeared in two parts 1998 and 2013. PMBZ Online documents all persons mentioned either by name or anonymously in the relevant Byzantine and non-Byzantine sources, and secondly all persons mentioned in the Byzantine sources both from Western Europe and from the Arabic and Slavonic areas, together with those from the Christian East.
Trial ends 30th April 2015 (this has been purchased)
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Resource Archives Unbound -The Mafia in Florida and Cuba Access on or off campus
Description This collection comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Memoranda of conversations. Date Range: 1946-1977. Content: 11,290 page.
Trial ends 17th April 2015
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Resource Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description With over 4600 articles from writers across the world, the dictionary is the key resource for worship leaders, church historians, musicians - and anyone with a love of hymns and hymn writing.
Trial ends 31st March 2015
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Resource AMA Manual of Style Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe AMA Manual of Style is a guide to publishing medical or scientific research findings. More than just a style manual, it offers guidance on how to navigate the dilemmas that authors, researchers, medical editors, publishers, and members of the news media who cover scientific research confront on a daily basis.
Trial ends 1st April 2015
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Resource Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society Access on or off campus
Description Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.
Trial ends 27th March 2015
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Resource British Theatre, Music and the Arts Access on or off campus
Description British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the long nineteenth century, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, are sourced from the British Library and other institutions. Curation is by experts in British arts history. Covering more than a century, and encompassing both the Georgian and Victorian theatre.
Trial ends 25th March 2015
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Resource Encyclopedia of Political Thought Access or off campus
Description The Encyclopedia of Political Thought examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy. The entries range in size from shorter definitions and biographies to extended treatments of major topics and traditions and traces the evolution of political thinking from antiquity to the present.
Trial ends 25th March 2015
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Resource ACLS Humanities E-Book Package Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This electronic resource includes 4,314 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Lists of titles can be found online at: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/titlelist.html.
Trial ends 5th April 2015
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Resource Oxford Reports on International Law Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.
Trial ends 31st March 2015 (subscription taken 1st Apr)
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Resource Film Industry Data Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Film Industry Data, from Academic Rights Press: Film Industry Data enables the gathering of information about film trends and research into the impact of film across countries and cultures. Films tell us about global culture, politics and society. Now you can get the facts behind the film industry with the exclusive Nielsen backed Film Industry Data collection. This database synthesises movie industry data to help you make new connections, gain valuable insights and tell new stories.
Trial ends 9th March 2015
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Resource Gregory of Nyssa Online (comprising Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online and Lexicon Gregorianum Online) Access on or off campus
Description Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online is the ultimate online critical text edition of Gregory of Nyssa's works based on all available known manuscripts, introduced with a complete discussion of the textual transmission and accompanied by extensive annotations on the biblical, classical and patristic sources, and indices. The Lexicon Gregorianum constitutes the most comprehensive Greek-German dictionary ever of the language used by Gregory of Nyssa. It is, and will be for the foreseeable future, the only dictionary available specifically addressing the vocabulary of late Classical Greek.
Trial ends 25th February 2015
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Resource Independent Digital Archive 1986-2012 Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012 is a digital collection that covers the full run of the newspaper from its very first issue until the end of 2012. The archive includes The Independent on Sunday (1990-onwards) and editions from 2005 are available in full colour.
Trial ends 27th February 2015
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Resource Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society Access on and off campus
Description Including papers of British statesmen, Home Office records, ordnance surveys, working class autobiographies, and other unique collections, British Politics and Society is a remarkable resource for scholars looking to explore the political and social history of Britain. Source libraries are the British Library, Oxford University, and The National Archives, Kew.
Trial ends 27th February 2015
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Resource Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-1963 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134).
Trial ends 19th February 2015
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Resource Cambridge Archive Editions Online Access on or off campus
Description Cambridge Archive Editions Online is an extensive collection of historical archive materials on the modern political development of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. The collection consists of over 1000 digitised books published by Cambridge University Press which can be accessed in full page images with searchable metadata. This resource is particularly rich for the study of boundary formation, claims and disputes.
Trial ends 20th February 2015
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Resource Brill Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Access on or off campus
Description The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.
Trial ends 18th February 2015 (purchased following trial)
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Resource Early American Newspapers Access on or off campus.
Description As the first draft of history, American newspapers have preserved essential records and detailed accounts of the people, issues and events that shaped the nation for hundreds of years. In the 1800s, American newspapers were often published by small-town printers and reflected the interests and values of the communities they served. But as the country grew and changed, so too did its newspapers. In the 19th century, the number of titles published rose dramatically, and newspapers were transformed by an increasing emphasis on society, industry, scientific advances, investigative journalism and human-interest stories. By the early 20th century, nearly every town in the United States had its own newspaper. This trial covers the period 1690-1922.
Trial ends 20th February 2015
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Resource Phaidon Atlas Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Phaidon Atlas is a database of architects and buildings covering 115 countries, 1590 architects, 3257 buildings and 138,547 images. Various search filters can be applied eg building type, materials etc
Trial ends 28th February 2015
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Resource Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 Access on or off campus
DescriptionFrom 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world's most celebrated magazine of humour and satire - imitated, parodied and pirated from America to India and Japan. The Punch Historical Archive will allow users to navigate and search all issues, seasonal numbers and almanacks of this iconic publication, providing a unique insight into the politics, culture and society of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Trial ends 14th February 2015
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Resource OpenEdition Freemium for E-Books and E-Journals Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description OpenEdition is the umbrella portal for OpenEdition Books, Revues.org, Hypotheses and Calenda, four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences. We have trial access to 84 e-books and over 300 e-journals. The language of the website can be altered to French, Spanish & Italian. A list of the e-books on trial is at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Books/openedition_books_rentals_06_11_2014.xlsx
Trial ends 31st January 2015
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Resource Oxford Historical Treaties Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Historical Treaties (OHT) is the premier resource for historical treaty research and home to the full text of Parry’s Consolidated Treaty Series, the only comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919. Available via the Oxford Public International Law platform, OHT is cross-searchable with Oxford’s leading public international law resources and benefits from a modern, intuitive interface and sophisticated functionality. This trial also includes access to the Oxford Law Citator.
Trial ends 24th December 2014
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Resource Mental Measurements Yearbook Access on or off campus
DescriptionA guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska, entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing, population, scores) and edited review(s). To be included, a test must be commercially available and published in the English language. 1938 onwards.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource PsycARTICLES via Ebsco Access on or off campus
Description Full-text from APA journals (mostly volume 1 onwards) and related imprints. Indexed in psycINFO.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource PsycINFO via Ebsco Access on or off campus
Description 1806 onwards. Abstracts, citations and controlled vocabulary for contents of approximately 2,500 journals publishing behavioural science and mental health.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource Digital Theatre Plus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe resource offers 54 high-definition films of acclaimed British theatre productions, 100 interviews with UK’s leading actors and directors revealing how theatre professionals transform text into live performance, as well as study guides written by experts in drama providing in-depth analysis and interpretation of dramatic writing and language.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource Gunsho Ruiju Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionGunsho Ruiju is a collection of old Japanese books published from the ancient times to early Edo era. Subjects cover history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other topics. Many textual sources are only available in this collection. This is an important primary resource for the study of classical Japanese culture. The collection consists of three parts: Gunsho Ruiju, Zoku Gunsho Ruiju, and Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju. The number of volumes for each part is as follows: Gunsho Ruiju: 133 volumes, 1276 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 86 volumes, 2,128 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 17 volumes, 350 digitally compiled books and sources. For further description, please see http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/gunshoruiju/index.html.
Trial ends 19th December 2014 (this has now been purchased)
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Resource Italian Dictionaries & Works of Reference from Zanichelli Editore Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description We have trial access to the following dictionaries • Lo Zingarelli • Il Ragazzini • Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli • I’Inglese Tecnico e Scientifico • Sinonimi e contrary • Dizionario Analogico della Lingua Italiana • L’Inglese dell Economia • Dizionario gastronomico compatto.
Trial ends 22nd December 2014
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Resource Sinica Sinoweb Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionSinica Sinoweb provides full text access to the current and back issues of 14 core academic journals published in Taiwan. The archive extends back to as early as 1928.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource Chinese Electronic Periodicals Services (CEPS) and Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service (CETD) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe CEPS/CETD database platform provides full-text access to over 4,300 academic journals from China Mainland (2,600) , Taiwan (1,500) and other areas (254), with 2.6 million articles; it also provides full-text access to over 200,000 doctoral theses and masters dissertations from over 58 universities in Chinese speaking regions including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and China Mainland. The collection date is from 1991 onwards.. The database has been indexed both in traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource BrowZine Access on or off campus
DescriptionBrowZine is a new application that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals from your Android and iOS mobile devices. All in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. From your Android or iOS device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Edinburgh from the drop down list. Enter your EASE login. Start exploring BrowZine!
Trial ends 19th December 2014
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Resource ARAS: The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe ARAS archive contains about 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image with a cultural history that serves to place it in its unique historical and geographical setting. Often it also includes an archetypal commentary that brings the image into focus for its modern psychological and symbolic meaning, as well as a bibliography for related reading and a glossary of technical terms. This online resource will be of interest to students and staff of Edinburgh College of Art, and the Schools of History, Classics and Archaeology, and Literature, Languages and Culture.
Trial ends 31st December 2014 (we now subscribe)
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Resource BiBLiFrE You will need to click “Enter database” to accept the terms and conditions of use before access is given to the database. Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Bibliotheque bibliographique des litteratures francophones europeennes (Bi.B.Li.Fr.E.) represents an electronic version of the printed collection , a collection supervised by Claudio Galderisi and Enrico Rufi that already contains more than 30 volumes. The main objective of the Bi.B.Li.Fr.E. project is to provide all those who are interested in francophone literature and criticism with a research tool conceived and developed by specialists, yet that is also of use to doctoral students, other students and non-specialists encountering the “Republic of letters” for the first time.
Trial ends 14th December 2014
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Resource In Principio You will need to click “Enter database” to accept the terms and conditions of use before access is given to the database. Access on or off campus
DescriptionOver one million incipits covering Latin literature from the Pre-classical Ages to the Renaissance. In Principio is distinguished by its wide-ranging, “generalist” character. Chronologically, it covers all Latin texts that have been transmitted in manuscript since the origins of Latin literature up to about 1600 when the manuscript is replaced by the printed text. In Principio thus covers ancient, patristic, medieval, and humanist Latin literature. In addition, all literary genres are included: the liberal arts and theology, history and poetry, medicine and liturgy, civil law and canon law, the exact and occult sciences, summas and sermons, glossaries and correspondence, cooking recipes and cursing formulas, large treatises and small, isolated sentences.
Trial ends 14th December 2014
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Resource Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.
Trial ends 11th December 2014 (this has been purchased)
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Resource IMD World Competitiveness Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionWorld Competitiveness Online is a unique and comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. It includes an 19-year time series from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, the leading annual report published by IMD since 1989.
Trial ends 13th December 2014
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Resource Cambridge Law Reports Access on and off campus
DescriptionCambridge Law Reports offers fast and easy access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series. The database provides users with extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.
Trial ends 12th January 2015
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Resource Thought: a journal of philosophy
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Trial ends 31st December 2014
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Resource Archaeopress
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DescriptionArchaeopress digital subscription service currently includes 450 ebooks in archaeology, including British Archaeological Reports. Around 10-15 new books are added each month.
Trial ends 31st December 2014 (subscription starts Jan 2015)
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Resource World Newspaper Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description We have trial access to 3 newspaper collections within the World Newspaper Archive. Latin American Newspapers Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922) offers coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. African Newspapers (1800-1922) provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922) provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English, Gujarati and Bengali language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka.
Trial ends 12th December 2014
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Resource Bloomsbury e-books Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBloomsbury Collections delivers access to quality research across the humanities and social sciences. Trial includes many of the 4,000 titles which will be on the platform by early 2015, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and the recently acquired Hart Publishing. Collections with an unlocked padlock are available.
Trial ends 31st December 2014
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Resource British Online Archives Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBritish Online Archives includes: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, Colonial & missionary records, Records of the Raj, People & Protest in Britain and Abroad, 1800-2000, Twentieth century politics, World War One: Different Perspectives, British Broadcasting Corporation, Communist Party of Great Britain archive.
Trial ends 4th December 2014
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Resource Stalin Digital Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Stalin Digital Archive contains a selection of documents which covers Stalin's personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource English Historical Documents Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionEnglish Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.
Trial ends 1st December 2014
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Resource Classic Arabic Texts Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionClassic Arabic Texts Online (CATO) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic texts in a full-text searchable format. The first part of CATO includes the following titles: 1) Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries!) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers; 2) De Goeje’s edition of al-Ṭabarī’s Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa l-mulūk; 3) De Goeje’s edition of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān; 4) Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān.
Trial ends 27th November 2014
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Resource RIPM Access on or off campus
DescriptionRIPM offers a unique, searchable collection of complete full-text music journals not found in any library or any other online resource, spanning a period of some two hundred years, from C.P.E. Bach to Berg and Bartok, and from Schubert to Schoenberg and Stravinsky.
Trial ends 11th November 2014
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Resource LLMC-Digital Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionLLMC-Digital is an archive of historical legal and government documents, managed by a not-for-profit consortium of libraries in the US, but including a great deal of UK, European and global content. It currently includes over 85,000 volumes.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource British Newspaper Archive Access on and off campus
DescriptionThe British Newspapers 1600-1950 is the most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource Loeb Classical Library Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts aiming to be a virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin Literature, epic and lyric poetry, history, travel, philosophy and oratory, medical writers and mathematicians, and the Church Fathers who make particular use of pagan culture. Readers can browse, search, bookmark, annotate and use a Greek keyboard.
Trial ends 16th November 2014 (we now subscribe to this collection)
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Resource BBC Monitoring Library Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionA fully searchable digital current affairs resource from the BBC. More than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries are monitored to inform the BBC's distinctive, authoritative and reliable reporting of political and economic news. It covers a wide range of topics such as internal affairs, human rights, international relations, crime, media, narcotics, terrorism, etc.
Trial ends 13th November 2014
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Resource Oxford Scholarly Editions - Early Seventeenth Century Prose Collection Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Scholarly Editions provides access to important writings from across the humanities, in editions which are the foundation of humanities scholarship—the primary sources upon which scholars rely for research and teaching. This trial access to the Early Seventeenth-Century Prose module includes the Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, the Royal Proclamations of King James I 1603–1625, the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn and the prose works of Thomas Hobbes, John Donne and Francis Bacon.
Trial ends 6th November 2014 (this has been purchased)
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Resource Vetus Latina database Access on and off campus. Click “Enter databases”
Description The Vetus Latina Database is an electronic index to all Greek and Latin patristic citations or allusions to the pre-Vulgate editions of the Bible, collected by the Vetus Latina Institut in Beuron, Germany.
Trial ends 7th November 2014
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Resource Women and Social Movements, International Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionWomen and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
Trial ends 8th November 2014
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Resource Credo Reference
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DescriptionCredo Online Reference Service helps researchers build context by providing background information and key terms enabling more efficient research. It gives access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein, as well as Topic Pages which offer an easy starting point and pathways for further research. Some people might find the Credo Mind Map a good way of seeing the relationships between topics in a visual way.
Trial ends 31st October 2014
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Resource Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Access on campus or via VPN
DescriptionDefining Gender includes a broad range of thematically organised documents from 21 libraries providing an excellent opportunity for comparative study and research. Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives. They are indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person and subject across all five sections.
Trial ends 23rd October 2014
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Resource Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Trial ends 17th October 2014
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Resource Historical Texts Access on campus or via VPN
DescriptionHistorical Texts brings together three historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.
Trial ends 10th November 2014
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Resource 19th Century Masterfile Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description19th Century Masterfile (NCM) is the first stop for researching pre-1930 materials. NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource. It is 'due diligence' for historians, making sure no stone is unturned.
Trial ends 4th October 2014
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Resource Oxford Medicine Online E-Books Access on and off campus
DescriptionWe have trial access to 3 e-books. These are Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology and Training In Ophthalmology.
Trial ends 2nd October 2014 (we now have a subscription to these 3 plus more)
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Resource DōShorts Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionDōShorts are short, practical ebooks that give you the latest thinking on a broad range of business sustainability issues. Written by experts with hands-on experience in the field, DōShorts consolidate the facts, providing clear guidelines for making sustainability within your organization a reality.
Trial ends 17th July 2014
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Resource Foreign Office Files for China (1957-1980)
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Trial ends 15th July 2014
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Resource History Vault Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionProQuest History Vault provides access to millions of pages of cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents including articles, correspondence, government records, and more documenting the most widely studied topics in 18th-century through 20th-century American history. ProQuest History Vault is comprised of a wide array of modules to mix and match to suit your needs. We are currently trialling the following History Vault collections - Black Freedom 1, Black Freedom 2, Immigration, Law and Society since the Civil War, NAACP 1-6, Plantations 1,- Politics and Society 1960-1975, Slavery and the Law, US Military Intelligence Reports 1911-1944, Vietnam War, Women's Rights 1, Women's Rights 2 and World War II. Further information on these collections can be found at http://proquest.libguides.com/content.php?pid=207548&sid=3823794.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Digital National Security Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionCreated in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945..
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Anthropology Online Access on and off campus
Description Anthropology Online provides a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminar texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behaviour the world over. It includes complete works of key practitioners and theorists alike through the discipline.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Ethnographic Video Online Series 1
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DescriptionEthnographic Video Online is a multi-volume resource providing 1,200 hours of documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behaviour. Publishing partners include Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Royal Anthropology Institute (RAI), and BBC. It is global in coverage with footage from every continent and hundreds of cultures.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource China Core Newspapers Full-text Database (CCND)-Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus
Description Covering 544 titles of core newspapers officially published in mainland China since year 2000.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Reference Works Online (CRWO) -Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus
Description Containing 4,000 reference works from 200 publishers, including dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, atlas, chronicles, manuals etc.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Statistical Yearbooks Database Access on and off campus.
Description Full coverage of all officially published yearbooks and other statistical materials.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Yearbooks Full-text Database (CYFD) -Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus.
Description Including 2,161 titles of yearbooks since 1912, 480 of which being central level and 1,151 local titles, with original display and browsing features.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource Indiastat.com Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN – click the IP login link on their website
Description Indiastat.com provides authentic and comprehensive compilation of secondary level socio-economic statistical data about India and its states, Region and Sector on more than 35 variables.
Trial ends 26th June 2014
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Resource African Studies Companion Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description African Studies Companion Online contains over 1800 entries covering guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, etc. Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information.
Trial ends 1st July 2014
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Resource Africa Yearbook Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Africa Yearbook Online covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Africa Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organisations.
Trial ends 1st July 2014
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Resource Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals 1800-1900 Series 3
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Resource Prize Papers Online Part 1 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Prize Papers archive is part of the archives of the High Court of Admiralty, kept in The National Archives (TNA) Kew. It is one of the most valuable archives in the field of maritime history and of interest to social, economic, political and cultural historians. Documents pertaining to tens of thousands of ships, Dutch and French, Spanish and Portuguese, but also Danish, Swedish, German, Italian and American have been preserved. Next to cargo lists, journals, booklets, customs papers, bills of lading, private letters etc., all of them in the language of the ship's origin, every ship's file contains at least one document in English: the interrogations by the Prize Courts of the captain and a number of other crew members of ships taken as lawful prizes.
Further info Prize Papers Online consists of: • Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/prize-papers-online-1-american-revolutionary-war-and-fourth-anglo-dutch-war) • Prize Papers Online 2: Seven Years' War and War of the Austrian Succession (http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/prize-papers-online-2-seven-years-war-and-war-austrian-succession) • Prize Papers Online 3: First, Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War and War of the Spanish Succession (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-3-first-second-and-third-anglo-dutch-war-and-war-spanish-succession) • Prize Papers Online 4: Napoleonic Wars I (1793-1803) (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-4-napoleonic-wars-i-1793-1803) • Prize Papers Online 5: Napoleonic Wars II (1803-1813) (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-5-napoleonic-wars-ii-1803-1813)
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Resource Canadian Business & Current Affairs Reference Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis database covers all aspects of Canadian Business, Finance and Economics. This collection features trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, topical journals and professional publications.
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Resource Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (WPSA) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis database provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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Resource Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America [2012 ed.] covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties.
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Resource Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (OUP) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Encyclopedia of Social Work is a collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building on the material from the classic reference work, this valuable tool for social workers has over 400 up to date articles on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards.
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Resource Europa World Plus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionEuropa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
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Resource PAIS International Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present, and PAIS Archive includes the content from printed volumes published 1915-1976. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.
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Resource Armed Conflict Database Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.
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Resource Yearbook of International Organizations Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionCompiled by the UIA (Union of International Associations) the Yearbook of International Organizations Online is the most comprehensive reference work and information resource on international non-profit organizations and associations worldwide. The Yearbook includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and also includes relationships and cross-links with other listed international organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization's main publications and information services.
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Resource Declassified Documents Reference System
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Resource Peace Research Abstracts Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionPeace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 267,000 records.
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Resource Congressional Record 1789-1997
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Resource Thieme E-books Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN see also download instructions at http://ebooks.thieme.com/staticcms/ipadaccess
DescriptionThe Thieme E-Book Library is a package of 74 illustrated, full-colour downloadable medical textbooks across a range of subject areas, that aims to help students, researchers and clinicians master critical subjects in medicine and the life sciences. The Library is offered as an ideal course supplement, study companion, and refresher for students and an essential resource for scientist and clinicians. Further information about this e-book package at http://ebooks.thieme.com/staticcms/aboutebooks.
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Resource British History Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBritish History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research. This is a trial to the premium content which is available only on subscription.
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Resource South China Morning Post (1903 - 1995) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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Resource C19 Index Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionC19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ).
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DescriptionThis e-book collection includes 5,000 titles from nearly 1,000 important, highly valued Arab thinkers, philosophers, historians, politicians, and theologians in the Arab world. Topics cover feminism, modern medicine, political reforms, including the Orabi Revolution, education, arts, religion, and more. Content is mostly in Arabic.
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Resource Distribution Maps of Plant Pests
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Resource BiblioRossica Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description BiblioRossica is an ebook platform offering over 10,000 scholarly publications, mostly in Russian, from leading Russian academic presses, including NLO, Indrik, OGI, and Nestor-Istoriia, as well as recent English publications in Russian, Slavic, and Jewish studies from Academic Studies Press and Central European University Press. Subjects cover linguistics, literature, art, history, philosophy, and sociology.
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Resource Index Religiosus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Index Religiosus is based on two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.
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Resource Thieme Medicine and Chemistry E-journals
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Resource OrlandoAccess on campus or off campus.
DescriptionA dynamic resource for the study of English literature, women's writing, and cultural history in general. It consists of factual, critical, and interpreted material, with biographical and writing career entries on over 1,000 writers, more than 850 of them British women.
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DescriptioneHRAF databases contain information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life.
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Resource Genome Biology
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Resource Media Education Foundation digital films
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Resource Psychological Experiments Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionPsychological Experiments Online is a multimedia resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents. It also offers rare materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes and letters penned by the lead psychologist, that shed new light on the studies that have shaped contemporary understandings of key psychological issues.
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Resource Accessible Archives
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DescriptionLawinfoChina offers several comprehensive databases of Chinese laws, regulations, judicial cases, legal news as well as over 100 Chinese government’s white papers.
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Resource Irish Newspaper Archive
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Resource Oxford Scholarly Editions Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionOxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, mainly in the subject area of literature. It consists of more than 280 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1700, including all of Shakespeare’s plays, the poetry of John Donne, and works by John Milton and John Locke. These editions contain over 25,000 different works including more than 300 plays, over 12,000 poems, and more than 12,400 other works.
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Resource Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe BTL Online database provides electronic access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts. A total of approximately 13 million word forms are thus accessible electronically. The user interface allows various and differentiated searches. Classical scholars and ancient historians are provided with a valuable tool for both research and the preparation of teaching at school and university level. Each year, the database is extended by the texts of the newly printed Latin editions of the Bibliotheca Teubneriana.
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DescriptionThe Thesaurus linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies, and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusburo Munchen). The database contains all content that is also available in print.
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Resource AustLit
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Resource Historical Abstracts with Full Text
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Resource Sustainable Organization Library Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionOnline collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
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Resource Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
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Resource Drama Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionDrama Online is essentially an advanced study tool and digital library of the world's most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. The publisher is still in the process of uploading all remaining titles from the 2013 title list . There are currently 1,042 titles available and the remainder will hopefully be added by mid-February.
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DescriptionThis is the online edition of International bibliography of German language and literature, covering books, pamphlets, articles, dissertations and reviews from 1985 onwards. The database is in German.
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Resource Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur (BLLDB) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis is the online version of Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL) , containing most important sources of bibliographical information for general as well as English, German and Romance linguistics from 1971 onwards. Other languages are also covered to a smaller extent. The material covered is international. Subject classification is available in English and German. Search interface can be switched between English and German.
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Resource The Irish Times (1859-2011) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
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Resource South Asia Archive
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Resource Churchill Archives Trial Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill's personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. Unique collection.
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Resource Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionSupplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) is an annual publication collecting newly published Greek inscriptions and studies on previously known documents. Material later than the 8th century A.D. is not included. Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents."
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