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C19 - 19th Century Index

Access information:Available on and off campus
Description:C19 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).

CAB Abstracts

Access information: Access (on and off-campus).
Description:CAB Abstracts is the world's leading agricultural database. Find journals, books, conferences and reports. It covers significant research and development literature in the fields of animal and crop husbandry, animal and plant breeding, plant protection, genetics, forestry, veterinary medicine, aspects of human health, human nutrition, rural development, leisure and tourism and the management and conservation of natural resources.
Coverage:1910-present.

CAIRN

Access:On and off campus.
Description:CAIRN offers online access to the full text of over 200 journals in French language published in France and Belgium since 2001, in the subjects of humanities and social sciences.

CAIRSS for Music

Access information:Free access from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Description:CAIRSS (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service Systemis) is a bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

Cambridge Books Online

Access information:Access on and off campus. Individual titles are also available via the Library catalogue.
Description:This collection provides access to over 5,000 Cambridge University Press e-books. The disciplines covered include: science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences. The collection includes titles published from 2005 to 2013, but does not cover all CUP titles published during that period. Each title is listed in the Library catalogue and further titles will be added to the collection on a monthly basis.

Cambridge Companions Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Cross search the complete collection of Cambridge Companions. Full text is available for all publications. The Collections comprises the Companions to Literature and the Classics and the Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture. The Shakespeare Survey is also available to search.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online

Access information.Access on and off campus.
Description.This is the online edition of the same seven-volume print title, but not just. The fully searchable online edition includes all the original introductions, collations, and commentary, but it also complements, develops, and vastly extends the print edition with a large and flexible array of textual and contextual materials. In addition, the Online Edition includes a comprehensive body of essays and archives necessary for full study of Jonson’s life, performance history, and afterlife. In total, the edition contains around 90 old-spelling texts, 550 contextual documents, 80 essays, several hundred high-quality images, and 100 music scores; it lists details of more than 1300 stage performances, and has a cross-linked bibliography of over 7000 items.

Cambridge Histories Online

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:A unique historical reference compendium which provides access to the full text of the Cambridge Histories series. Contains over 290 volumes.
Subjects covered include American, British and Economic history, Language and Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Music and Political Social theory.
Books can be browsed by, title, chapter or author or search across volumes.

Cambridge Structural Database

Access information:Registration required and connection via X-Windows. VPN also required from off-campus to register.
Description:Source of crystallographic data for organic and organo-metallic molecules determined by X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. The database contains crystal structures for over 600,000 organic and organometallic compounds.

CancerLit

Access information:CancerLit is now only available as a subset of Medline or PubMed. To access via Medline, go to Edit Limits and select Cancer from the subject subsets menu. The National Cancer Institute has set up tailor-made searches on more than 100 topics that can be run against the PubMed databases. See additional information for details.
Description:See Medline or PubMed.

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Casalini E-Books Collection

Access information:Access on and off campus
Description:The Casalini full text platform (Torrossa) provides access to a selection of 1,867 scholarly e-books from Italian and Spanish academic publishers since 2000 for University of Edinburgh users. The collection consists of 1,188 titles on Italian studies and Italian literature and 679 titles on Spanish studies. The books are in Italian or Spanish and can be either downloaded or viewed online in PDF format (it is necessary to disable pop-up blocks on your web browser and also in your Google tool bar if applicable). The e-book collection is fully searchable, including by words in the full text.

CEDEFOP European Research Directory

Access information: Single user CD-ROM workstation, Law and Europa Library.
Description:A database of current research in vocational education being undertaken by the European Community.

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Census 1981 Small Area Statistics for England, Wales and Scotland

Access information:Single user CD-ROM workstation, Main Library.
Description:CD-ROM version of the complete 1981 Census Small Area Statistics (SAS) for all enumeration districts (Eds), wards, districts, counties and countries in Great Britain, and also the mid-1987 population estimates. Accompanying the database are boundary maps in vector format for electoral wards in England and Wales and postcode sectors in Scotland and centroid values for Eds. Data is displayed in maps, charts and tables.
Coverage:1981 census.

Census Dissemination Unit

Access information:Available on and off-campus (Choose Login via UK Federation). Requires separate registration with the Census Registration Service, follow the 'Registration & Use' link for details.
Description:From here you can download census data from CASWEB and access GeoConvert, an online geography matching and conversion tool for UK academics. GeoConvert allows registered users to obtain and manipulate complex geographical and postcode data.
Coverage:1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 census data.

Additional Information

For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.

Census Interaction Data Service (CIDS)

See CIDER for further information.

Census: Samples of Anonymised Records

Access information:Available on and off-campus from Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR). Choose Login via UK Federation. Also requires separate registration with the Census Registration Service follow the 'Access and Registration' link for details.
Description:Samples of anonymised records from the UK Census of Population for both the 1991 and 2001 Censuses.
Coverage:1991, 2001 Census.

Additional Information

For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.

CERN Document Server (CDS)

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from CERN.
Description:Approximately 950,000 bibliographic records for particle physics material and related areas, includes 360,000 full text documents and covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs and standards. Email alerts or RSS feeds are available.

Cetedoc Library of Christian Latin Texts

see Library of Latin Texts Online

CHCC Historical Censuses Collection

Access information:Available on and off-campus from CHCC. Registration is required.
Description:The service provides access and support for a range of historical datasets, promoting and facilitating increased and more effective use of data in research, learning and teaching.

Additional Information

For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.

Chemical Abstracts

See SciFinder Scholar.

Chemical Database Service (CDS)

Access information:On-campus. VPN from off-campus. In addition, personal registration for CSD.
Description:Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) plans a data repository to include core database services and interrogatory tools to add value.
Coverage:Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), ACD/ILab, Accelrys' Available Chemicals Directory, RSC's ChemSpider database and FIZ Karlsruhe's Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD).

Chicano Database

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Identifies all types of material on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos. Produced by the University of California at Berkeley and updated quarterly. records added since 1992 have expanded the scope to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. Also includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature.
Coverage:1967 to present.

China Academic Journals

Access information:Access on and off-campus (select China Academic Journals)
Description:Full-text database of 5334 current academic journals published in China, some dating back to 1915. Contents are in simplified Chinese in PDF format.
The database is fully searchable by article title, journal title, author, and keyword in the full texts across all the journals and all the subjects. The default database platform is in English, but you can easily switch it to the Chinese interface at the top right corner. User Guide is also downloadable from the button at the very top of the database screen.
It covers a broad range of subjects in arts, humanities and social sciences such as Literature, History, Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Law and Education. In addition, we also have access to the year 2011 full-text content of 1206 Medicine & Public Health journals. Access to the science and engineering journals are at the indexing level only.
Coverage:1915 to present (except for Medicine & Public Health journals which are for year 2011 only).

China Core Newspapers (access to index level content only)

Access information:Access on and off-campus. Acces to index level content only.
Description:A full-text database of articles from 1,000 newspapers in China. Although we have not purchased the full-text access, searching for bibliographical information is free.
Coverage:2000 to present.

China Doctoral and Masters Dissertations Full-text Database

Access information:Access on and off-campus (select China Doctor/Master Dissertations Full-Text Database).
Description:The database consists of two parts: China Doctoral Dissertations and China Masters’ Theses. They contain thousands of such texts from higher education institutions and research institutes in China since 1984, in the broad subject areas in arts, humanities and social sciences, including art, literature, language, history, philosophy, military affairs, law, education, economics and management. Coverage of dissertations and theses from top universities and research institutes, including "985 Project" and "211 Project" universities and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, is almost complete. The database is cross searchable with China Academic Journals which we also subscribe to.
Coverage:1984 onwards

China Law Info

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description:Also known as Beida fabao, China Law Info is a bilingual database for China legal documents and information. The database provides both the original Chinese version and the English translation of China laws and regulations, judicial cases, tax treaties, white papers, law journals and gazettes, as well as other China legal information such as legal news and legislative/regulatory updates. The database is updated daily. .
Note:The English version can also be accessed from the Chinese version by clicking the menu button ‘English’. All the English translations are accompanied by their original Chinese texts and the English and Chinese texts can be displayed side by side. All the documents can be read online or downloaded by clicking the ‘Download’ button in the top right corner.

Chinamaxx Digital Library

Access information:Available on and off campus.
Description:This is a digital library of some 710,000 Chinese e-books covering all subjects of learning. The Library has purchased no more than 1,000 e-books from this database. All the titles, whether purchased or not, can be searched and contents displayed. Purchased items can be read in full text in their entirety while other items are available as full text for the first 17 pages.
We will continue to purchase more items on user recommendation. If you see anything important to you, click on ‘tuijian’ (recommend) and the whole book will be available within a week.
Chinese e-books from this database are not yet listed in the Library’s Catalogue.

Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The database provides access to the full text of about a dozen English language newspapers published in China during the said period. It includes historical local, regional and national news on a wide range of issues of the day. The database is cross searchable with other ProQuest historical newspapers or with all the ProQuest databases we have purchased or subscribed to.
Coverage:1832-1953

Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

Access information:Access on and off campus
Description:The database currently consists of eight series, containing the full text of more than 10,000 periodicals published during this important Minguo (i.e. Republic of China) period. it is cross searchable with the Late Qing Dynasty Full-text Periodicals 1833-1911.

Chinese Science Citation Index

Access information:Access on-campus. Available off campus via VPN.
Description:Information on more than 3 million articles with 17 million citations, covering the contents of over 1,000 core Chinese journals. Subject areas include mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, biology, agriculture, engineering, medicine, health, and environmental science.
Note:The database platform is in Chinese. However, it is also searchable in English because many articles have an English abstract.
Coverage:1989 onwards.

Churchill Archive

Access information:On or off campus.
Description:The Library has subscribed to a one year trial of the Churchill Archive. Until recently the only way to access this historical resource was to visit the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge, now researchers can browse the nearly 800,000 private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents within the archive.
Search the Churchill catalogue online, browse by topic and period and explore the people and places which appear in the archive.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:A source for theory and research in international affairs containing a wide range of scholarship on that includes working papers from university conferences. Each section of CIAO is regularly updated with new material.
Coverage:From 1991.

CIDER (Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research: Census Data Support Unit)

Access information:Available on and off-campus from WICID (the Web-based Interface to Census Interaction Data). Choose Login via UK Federation. Registration is required. Follow the registration link for details.
Description:Formerly known as CIDS. Provides access to and supports interaction data sets produced from UK Censuses of Population for 1981, 1991 and 2001. Census interaction data are data that relate to flows of people between places. Whereas most Census data relate to counts of people at specific locations, interaction data describe interactions between origins and destinations.
Coverage:1981,1991, 2001 census data.

Additional Information

For more information and advice on online Census material is available from the Data Library.

CINAHL Plus- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Access information:Access on and off campus (select CINAHL from the list of available databases).
Description:Covers 4,175 nursing, allied health, biomedicine, behavioural science, education and consumer health journal sand a wide range of other material including books, dissertations, educational software and audiovisual material. Abstracts and alerts are available.
Coverage:From 1937.

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Cochrane Library

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Used to inform the practice of evidence based medicine. Cochrane includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, the Cochrane Review Methodology Database and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Updated quarterly. Note: Access from The National Electronic Library for Health ended 2 January 2005.

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

See CSH Protocols .

Columbia Gazetteer

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online contains over 170,000 articles or entries on all types of places throughout the world; both physical places and political entities.

Compendex Archive "Ei Backfile"

Access information:Access on and off-campus to the Compendex archive.
Description:The database of Engineering Index, providing coverage of the world's significant engineering and technological literature including journals, books, technical reports and conference proceedings.
Coverage:1884-1969
Note:University of Edinburgh has paid for access to the Archive only.

Complete Classics of Ancient China

Access information:Access on and off campus (Choose [IP access] next to The Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China at the top of the page).
Description:The digital edition of the great encyclopedic compendium of the most important classics of China. The original printed copy was completed in 1726, consisting of 6 series and 6109 titles and covering nearly every subject in pre-18th century China such as astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economy, art, education, agriculture, medicine. Contents are displayed in both text and image formats, and are fully searchable in traditional Chinese characters.
The compendium is the biggest of its kind in the world (only exceeded in scope by another Chinese encyclopedia, the 15th century Yong Le Da Dian most of which had been destroyed during wars). Ideal for quickly looking up most topics relating to pre-18th century China.

Computer Index of Nuclear Reaction Data (CINDA)

Access information:Free access on and off-campus.
Description:Bibliographic references to measurements, calculations, reviews, and evaluations of neutron cross-sections and other microscopic neutron data; it also includes index references to computer libraries of numerical neutron data available from four regional neutron data centers. Since 2005, database is extended by photonuclear and charged particle reaction data.
Coverage:2005 to present.

Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe 1940-45

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:This collection contains searchable British government documents from the National Archives of the UK, a linked Chronology of World War II, cine film from the Imperial War Museum London and newly commissioned thematic essays to create a primary-source research environment for students, teachers and researchers.
Coverage:1940-1945.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Access information:Access on and off campus. Part of ISI Web of Knowledge. Click the green button to get to search screen, choose select database tab and select Web of Science with Conference Proceedings. If you have difficulty accessing this site try clearing your cookies.
Description:Part of Web of Science hosted on ISI Web of Knowledge. Published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. Formerly ISI proceedings.
Coverage:Science, technology and medicine. From 1990 to date.

Construction Information Service

Note:Use the British Standards Online database for full-text access to British Standards and Eurocodes
Access information:Access on campus. Available off campus using the VPN.
Description:The Construction Information Service provides instant full-text access to current regulations, standards, technical advice and a vast array of related news and briefings. Key institutes and organisations that contribute to the service include: IStructE, CIRIA, CIOB, SCI, The Concrete Society, TRL, AJ, BSRIA, RIAI.

Context of Scripture Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Context of Scripture Online is a reference work aiming to provide access to a broad, balanced, and representative collection of Ancient Near Eastern texts that have an impact on the interpretation of the Bible. These ancient Egyptian, Semitic, Akkadian and Sumerian writings form the rich background to the literature of the Hebrew Bible. Access via Brill Reference Online.

The Coptic Gnostic Library Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The Coptic Gnostic Library is a complete online edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, which continue where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. Written in Coptic, they are the main sources of information for the Gnostic religion.
In order to view the contents, installation of the Unicode font Antinoou is recommended. Access via Brill Reference Online.

Cordis

Access information:Access on and off campus. Available from CORDIS.
Description:Community Research and Development Information Service database, produced by Directorate General XIII of the EC, giving access to information on EC-sponsored scientific and technical research and development.

Corpus Christianorum

see Library of Latin Texts Online

Culverhouse Classical Music

See Film & Sound Online.

CSH ( Cold Spring Harbour) Protocols

Access information:Access (on and off campus)
Description:Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging.
Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods-a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. Newly commissioned protocols and unsolicited submissions are supplemented with articles based on Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s renowned courses and manuals.
All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Access information:On campus or off campus via the VPN.
Description:The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 (from the Digital National Security Archive) presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U.S. decision making during the most dangerous U.S.-Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era.
Much of the documentation focuses on U.S. decision making during what Robert Kennedy called the "Thirteen Days" of the missile crisis-from McGeorge Bundy's October 16, 1962 briefing of President Kennedy on the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba to Nikita Khrushchev's October 28 decision to withdraw the weapons.
The numerous intelligence reports, diplomatic cables, political analyses, military situation reports, and meeting minutes included in the set portray both the deliberative process and the execution of critical decisions made by the Kennedy administration during the crisis.

Current Digest of the Russian Press

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description: Founded in 1949, The Current Digest was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press since January 2011 (from issue No. 3, Vol. 63).
Each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, translated into English.
The translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.
Coverage:1949-current.

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