Information Services

Databases C

Databases beginning with the letter C.

C19 Index

see entry for Nineteenth Century Index

 

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 400 journals in French language published in France and Belgium since 2001, in the subjects of humanities and social sciences. There are also several thousand abstracts and hundreds of full-text articles in English which are either originally published in English or translated from French.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: The Calgary Herald is a daily newspaper published in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Publication began in 1883 as The Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. Individual titles are also available via DiscoverEd.
Description: This collection provides access to over 40,000 Cambridge University Press e-books across all disciplines. Each title is listed in DiscoverEd and further titles will be added to the collection on a monthly basis. As of August 2020, Cambridge University Press are in the process of moving all of the textbooks to a dedicated website https://www.cambridge.org/highereducation/

 

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, the Companions to Music and the Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture.

 

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.

 

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 300 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.
Note: Access is to all titles published to 2014

 

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.

 

Capital IQ (S&P)

Access information:

Self-registration required.  To register visit: www.capitaliq.com and Click on New User?  Enter your University email address and follow the instructions to complete registration.

Description:

Capital IQ is widely used in industry and combines deep global company information, credit ratings and research and market research with tools for risk assessments. It provides access to both real-time and historical information and:

• Global Company Data: financials, fixed income, estimates and ownership

• Qualitative Data: key developments, transactions, profiles, people, relationships, private equity

• Macroeconomic and commodity data

 

Carcanet Poetry Collection

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism. The digital Carcanet Collection offers access to more than 100 titles, including career-defining new work from the poets laureate of Jamaica (Mervyn Morris) and Wales (Gillian Clarke), a debut from rising star Joey Connolly, plus much-anticipated follow-up collections from Sinead Morrissey, Tara Bergin, Caroline Bird and Karen McCarthy Woolf. Each title, and the collection as a whole, is fully-searchable by keyword. Mobile users can also download the 'Exactly' app on an iOS or Android device from the relevant app store, and instantly access the book collection.  Access will be granted to new e-books published throughout the year.

 

Carlyle Letters

Access information: Available free on and off campus.
Description: The Carlyle Letters Online includes over 12,000 letter written by Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle from 1812 to 1859, including correspondence with more than 600 recipients, such as Rober Browning, George Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Stuart Mill and Charles Dickens.
Coverage: 1812-1859.
Additional Information: For further information about the Carlyle Letters project, please see the School of English Literature website here.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: The Casalini full text platform (Torrossa) provides access to a selection of 1,902 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 714 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.  There are records for the individual titles in DiscoverEd.

 

CC Search: Creative Commons images search

Access information: Freely available.
Description:

Openly licensed and public domain images. CC does not verify whether the images are properly CC licensed, or whether the attribution and other licensing information we have aggregated is accurate or complete.

Copyright: Verification of the licensing status and attribution information of an image is required before it is re-used.

 

 

The Cecil Papers

Access information:

Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

Description: ProQuest has teamed with Hatfield House Archives to digitize their privately held collection of a-lmost 30,000 documents, gathered by William Cecil (1521-1598), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury. William Cecil (1521-1598), Lord Burghley and his son Robert Cecil (1563-1612), First Earl of Salisbury were at the heart of events during one of the most dynamic periods in Western history. One of Elizabeth’s I’s closest advisors, William Cecil was both her Lord High Treasurer and her Secretary of State – a position also held by his son who continued to serve Elizabeth and her successor, James I. Previously, the essential historic documents available in the Cecil Papers were only available at Hatfield House in the United Kingdom. Now, ProQuest has made this collection available to scholars, students, and general users for the thorough study of significant events and individuals of the 16th and 17th centuries.

 

Census Data Support Unit: Census Flow Data

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: Census flow data (also known as interaction data) relate to flows of people between places, both origins and destinations.
Coverage: Migration and commuting data from the 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011census data.
Additional Information

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

 

Census Dissemination Unit

see entry for UK Data Service

 

Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

Central and Eastern European Online Library: Ceeol.com gives access to thousands of academic full-text e-journals and e-books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, from and about Central and Eastern Europe.  Our subscription gives you access to the following subject categories: fine arts, performing arts, music, architecture and photography. 

 

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.

 

Chicago Defender

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: Chicago Defender provides more than six decades of this newspaper’s historic coverage, online and easily searchable. The newspaper was a proponent of The Great Migration, the move of over 1.5 million African-Americans from the segregated South to the industrial North from 1915 to 1925. It reported on the Red Summer race riots of 1919, and editorialized for anti-lynching legislation and the integration of blacks into the U.S. military.
Coverage: 1910-1975.

 

Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: This database covers current and historical literature relating to the growth and development of children. This includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927-2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Content includes records and abstracts of books reviews, journals, dissertations and theses.

 

Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970–1990

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: This collection presents 2,842 once-secret, U.S. records--among them hundreds of declassified Top Secret CIA operational memos, cables, and reports--as well as records from the archives and courts of other nations tracing the U.S. role in Chile from the Nixon administration's covert efforts to block the election and inauguration of Salvador Allende, through the military takeover of September 11, 1973, to the end of Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and his eventual arrest in London.

 

China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998

Access information:

Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

Description:

This collection pulls together more than 2,000 documents concerning the relationship between the United States and China, emphasizing the pivotal years 1969-1998. The documents include memos, cables, and studies of the bilateral relationship; records on U.S.-PRC security ties and scientific association with the PRC; intelligence estimates; and studies of the PRC's foreign policy objectives, military capabilities, and internal conditions. The documents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act from the State Department, Defense Department, Commerce Department, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pacific Command, and the military services.

 

China Academic Journals (Traditional Chinese language version)

China Academic Journals (Simplified Chinese language version)

China Academic Journals (English language version)

Access information:

Access on and off-campus (select China Academic Journals).

Description:

Full-text database of 10,243 China academic journals covering all subject areas in science, technology, medicine, arts, humanities and social sciences. The database consists of 10 series which are further divided into 168 subjects. Edinburgh University users have access to all these. Some journals date back to the first issue in 1915.  Articles are in simplified Chinese in PDF format. The database is fully searchable in simplified Chinese by article title, journal title, author, and keyword in the full texts across all the journals and all the subjects. Searching in English will also retrieve a certain number of articles which have English abstracts. 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.

Coverage: 1915 to present.
Note: The CNKI platform user manual can be found here.

 

China Core Newspapers

(access to index level content only)

Access information:

Access on and off-campus. Access to index level content only.

Description: A full-text database of articles from 633 newspapers in China. Updated daily. Although we have not purchased the full-text access, searching for bibliographical information is free.
Coverage: 2000 to present.
Note: The CNKI platform user manual can be found here.

 

China Culture and Society

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

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. 

 

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
Note: The CNKI platform user manual can be found here.

 

China Law Info (Chinese language version)

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.

 

Access information: Available on campus 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 DiscoverEd.

 

Chinese Foreign Policy Database

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The Chinese Foreign Policy Database enhances the ability of contemporary observers and historians to gain broader perspectives on Chinese policies. Curating 1000s of documents from Chinese and international archives, it offers insights into China’s foreign policy since 1949 and its relationship to ideology, revolution, the economy, and traditional Chinese culture. The Database is generously supported by the MacArthur Foundation.

 

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.  If the database becomes too slow please try switching to http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.cnbksy.cn
Description: The database currently consists of eleven 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.
Further information User manual can be downloaded here 

 

 

Chosun Ilbo Archive

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

One of the major newspapers in South Korea, available in PDF format.

Coverage: 1920 to present
User guide: Guide for Chosun Ilbo Archive (KOR)

 

Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 1 and 2

 

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Vol.1 Link

Vol. 2 Link

Description:

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.

 

The Christian Science Monitor

Access information:

Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.

Description: AFTER BEING PROVOKED by Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World newspaper for her unconventional religious ideas, 87-year-old Mary Baker Eddy founded The Christian Science Monitor. In contrast to the yellow journalism of the day, this newspaper’s directive was to “injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” Over the decades, her newspaper has earned many awards for journalistic excellence — including, ironically, several “Pulitzer” Prizes. With the exception of publishing one religious article each day at the request of the pioneering Mrs. Eddy, The Christian Science Monitor provides secular, balanced coverage of international news and events, as a public service. For more than 100 years, its staff writers and correspondents around the world have reported on wars, scientific discoveries, human rights abuses, political campaigns, the arts, the environment, and people trying to make a positive difference.
Coverage: 1908-2006.

 

Churchill Archive

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

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.

 

Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 1: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters, 1804-2009

Access information:

Access on and off campus

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. 

 

Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 2: Medical Journals, Asian Missions and the Historical Record

Access information:

Access on or off campus.

Description:

The focus of this second module is on the publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and 'home' material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers. Articles, often in the form of letters authored by missionaries abroad, are enhanced by detailed illustrations and photographs of their surroundings, the mission community and the people among whom they worked.

 

CIA Covert Operations: From Carter to Obama, 1977-2010

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description:

This set represents the first part of what will be an even broader collection focused on covert operations of the Central Intelligence Agency throughout its history. This segment covers management and control of covert operations, as well as specific activities carried out during the Carter, Reagan, Bush (I), Clinton, Bush (II) and Obama presidencies. Containing 2,337 documents, the publication brings together declassified documents and other materials, including key congressional records (necessary for understanding the scope and context of CIA activities), to offer unprecedented detail on a vital but poorly represented aspect of United States foreign activity.

Coverage: 1977-2010.

 

CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description:

The first full year of the Gerald R. Ford administration is sometimes known as “The Year of Intelligence,” denoting a season of inquiry into America’s spy agencies set off by a wave of media revelations of official abuses and wrongdoing that predate the current era of media and congressional investigations by decades. The “Year of Intelligence” set, the second in the Archive’s series on CIA covert activities and their context, documents these investigations. The set shows how the agency reported on the revelations, how President Ford’s White House staff created and managed a strategy to limit and restrain the investigations, how the Rockefeller Commission and congressional committee members pursued their inquiries, and many of the secrets they uncovered.

 

CIA Covert Operations, Part III: From Kennedy to Nixon, 1961-1974

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description:

The third in the National Security Archive's unparalleled series of primary source compilations on the CIA's clandestine side, takes the story from the epic disaster of the Bay of Pigs through a series of little-known or under-explored covert activities in Cuba (including the Mongoose operation), British Guiana, Bolivia, Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Iraq (the Kurds) and more.

Coverage: 1961-1974.

 

CIA Family Jewels Indexed

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

The work of the National Security Archive's efforts over 15 years to obtain the CIA's most closely held secrets about their domestic intelligence activities conducted at the height of the Cold War, through 1973. Among the most controversial documents ever compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency, the "Family Jewels" represents the CIA's own view, in 1973, of those domestic activities it had engaged in up to that time that were outside its charter, hence illegal.

 

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online Columbia

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.

 

CINAHL Plus- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Access information: Access on and off campus. 
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.

Detailed information about CINAHL

Coverage: From 1937.
Help: Online tutorial
Additional Information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: WHEN THE CINCINNATI Enquirer printed its first issue 1841, the thriving city – the nation’s 6th largest in the mid-19th century - was known as “The Queen of the West.” A remarkable period of rapid growth, epitomizing the expansive spirit of the country at large, gave The Cincinnati Enquirer a unique perspective to report on international, national and regional news. Sports, music, historic architecture and unique culinary staples, like “Cincinnati Chili” (which is served over spaghetti) and Goetta (a German-inspired fried meat and grain sausage) are central to the city’s culture. Cincinnati’s major league baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, originated as America’s first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. A vibrant jazz scene, which continues to the present day, contributed to the careers of such luminaries and Louis Armstrong, Jellyroll Morton and Hoagy Carmichael. Additionally, several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Cincinnati, including Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s, Inc. The digitized pages of this historic newspaper (1841-2009) provide researchers from a range of studies, including history, political science, economics and genealogy, with reports on world affairs, national events and a record of regional topics related to agriculture, manufacturing, government and people from the exciting, dynamic viewpoint of a quintessential western boomtown.
Coverage: 1841-2009.

 

Access information: Available on and off campus.
Description:

CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator, pronounced like "sigh-knee") is a database service which can be searched with academic information of articles, Books, Journals & Dissertations. It is available free of charge for anyone.

CiNii Articles enables you to search information on academic articles published in academic society journals, university research bulletins or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database. About CiNii Articles

CiNii Books enables you to search information of books and journals held by university libraries in Japan. About CiNii Books

CiNii Dissertations enables you to search information on dissertations written for doctoral degrees in Japan conferred by Japanese Universities and the National Institute for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation. About CiNii Dissertations

 

Cite Them Right

Access Information: Access on and off campus - Click on the grey 'Login' button, top right corner and select University of Edinburgh to log in using your University Login.
Description: Cite them right online is a comprehensive guide to referencing almost anything you will come across in the course of your studies or research. Cite Them Right also includes a Referencing Tutorial.  To access the Tutorial, you will now have the option to create an account and sign in as an authenticated user so that the Tutorial can remember your progress, or to explore freely without signing in and therefore without remembering your progress

 

Civil War Era

Access Information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: ProQuest Civil War Era is a resource comprising comprehensive primary source materials that were previously unavailable digitally, cover a vast range of topics including the formative economic factors and other forces that led to the abolitionist movement, the 600,000 casualties, and the emancipation of nearly 4 million slaves. ProQuest Civil War Era was developed in conjunction with librarians and expert Civil War scholars to meet valuable research needs as no other resource can. It combines continuous runs of regional newspapers, as well as pamphlets covering a wide range of topics. It's a deep set of primary sources, with documents that encompass the buildup to and evolution of the war that shaped the nation's identity, all in original article and page image. ProQuest Civil War Era focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising tensions that led the country to war.
Coverage: 1840-1865.

 

Cleveland Call & Post

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: EDITOR WILLIAM O. WALKER used his newspaper to rally the masses in support of equal rights, much as civil rights leaders would decades later. In the 1930s, the Cleveland Call & Post called upon the local community to support the Scottsboro defendants with letters, clothing, stamps, and cigarettes. It also encouraged donations to the defense fund for the innocent youths, reminding its readers that the freedom of nine Southern black boys wasn’t all that was at stake — so were the rights of all black Americans to a fair jury trial. Through his newspaper, Walker also promoted participation in politics, urged the establishment of legal aid societies by the African-American community, and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance. Today’s researchers can explore online 57 years of the Cleveland Call & Post.
Coverage: 1934-1991.

 

Climate Change and Law Collection

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide.

 

ClinicalKey

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

ClinicalKey (from Elsevier) is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.

Note: Videos cannot be downloaded for offline viewing.  Additional institution login is required to download e-book chapter PDFs.
Coverage: See https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/content/

 

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.

 

Cochrane Interactive Learning

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Initial registration must be via Library proxy server - see notes.
Description: Self-paced learning modules on the full process for conducting systematic reviews according to Cochrane Collaboration guidance. The content is created by systematic review methods experts. There are nine modules presented using text and multi-media, and including self-assessment in the form of exercises and quizzes. Your progress through the modules is recorded so that you can see what you’ve completed and pick up where you left off. For more information please see http://training.cochrane.org/interactivelearning/about 
Notes:

The first time you use this resource, you need to register to create account so that your progress may be recorded: click here for a step by step registration guide. There is a two-stage registration process – if you already have a Cochrane account, you can skip the first step.

 

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.

Detailed information about the Cochrane Library

 

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols

see entry for CSH Protocols

 

Colonial State Papers

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires on 31 December 2021.
Description: The Colonial State Papers offers access to over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records with this incredible resource on Colonial History. In addition to Britain's colonial relations with the Americas and other European rivals for power, this collection also covers the Caribbean and Atlantic world. It is an invaluable resource for scholars of early American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, maritime history, Atlantic trade, plantations, and slavery.
Coverage: Coverage: 1574 - 1757.

 

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.

 

Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: The National Security Archive's Colombia collection traces 50 years of U.S. policy toward its most important Andean ally throughout a period of sustained conflict, political corruption, and civil unrest. The approximately 2,000 documents from the State Department, Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency, and other agencies focus on U.S. efforts during the Cold War, when insurgent groups first formed; during the drug war, when powerful narcotics trafficking organizations threatened the country's political institutions; during the rise of paramilitary violence in the 1990's, when right-wing militias terrorized rural Colombia; and during Plan Colombia and beyond, when human rights came up against a multi-billion dollar U.S. investment in Colombian security forces. 

 

Communist Historical Newspaper Collection

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: Collection of Communist American and British papers:  The Daily Worker (1936-1958); The Ohio Socialist (1917-1919); People's Daily World (1986-1990); People's Weekly World (1990-2013); Sunday Worker (1936-1958); The Toiler(1919-1922); The Worker (1922-1924); New York; and The Worker (1958-1968); London.
Coverage: 1917-2013.

 

Compendex

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
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 - present

 

Complete Anatomy by 3D4Medical

Access information: Access on and off campus (requires application to be downloaded - see notes for instructions)
Description:

Interactive 3D anatomy learning resource. Complete Anatomy includes: layering of anatomical elements; interactive labelling; animations; quizzes and other tools.

*Please note that the in-app Courses are not included in the Library subscription*

Notes: In order to gain access, you need to register while on campus, or if you are off-campus with Virtual Private Network (VPN) enabled. To get started, 
  1. download the Complete Anatomy 2018 app via the Apple, Microsoft or Google app stores.
  2. open the app and select the Profile icon.
  3. select Register for free.
  4. Register in-app while on-campus or using VPN while off-campus. After registration, the app may be used off-campus without VPN.
To set up the VPN on your device, see: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/computing/desktop-personal/vpn

 

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: Freely available.
Description:

Bibliographic references to measurements, calculations, reviews, and evaluations of neutron cross-sections and other microscopic neutron data. Includes index references to numerical neutron data from four regional neutron data centers.

Photonuclear and charged particle reaction data included since 2005.

Coverage: Two automatic updates from EXFOR and NSR each year.

 

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

 

 

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.

 

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description: This module delivers manuscripts sourced from Virginia Historical Society; Louisiana State University; University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Virginia. Several previously unpublished collections of records include papers of spies, scouts, guides and detectives; records on military discipline from courts-martial; and records of the U.S. coloured Troops.

 

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files - Africa and Middle East  

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description A number of fascinating issues are chronicled including the brutal civil war between Biafra and Nigeria in the late 1960s; the 1964 Rivonia trial of Nelson Mandela and seven leaders of the African National Congress; violent protest against the South African government coupled with police crackdowns on the resistance; the first years of independence in Ghana and the Congo; and political developments in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Israel, including Ali Amin’s tenure as prime minister and his succession by Asadollah Alam in Iran, developments in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), the political fortunes of important members of the Israeli government, and the fragile security situation faced by Israel. The countries covered: Biafra/Nigeria; Congo; Egypt; Ghana; South Africa; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Palestine; Saudi Arabia; and the Persian  Gulf States (Aden, Bahrein, Kuwait, Muscat & Oman, Qatar, Trucial Sheiks); Yemen.

 

 

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files - Asia 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description This module focuses on those U.S. State Department Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers. It contains a wide range of sensitive materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers. Topics in the third module, Asia, cover the Cultural Revolution in China, and relations between Buddhists and the Vietnamese government.

 

 

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files - Europe and Latin America

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: special reports on political and military affairs; studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; court proceedings and other legal documents; full texts of important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers; and countless translations of high-level foreign government documents.

 

Congressional Record

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: ProQuest Congressional is a comprehensive online collection of primary source congressional publications and legislative research materials covering all topics, including government, current events, politics, economics, business, science and technology, international relations, social issues, finance, insurance, and medicine. Finding aid for congressional hearings, committee prints, committee reports and documents from 1970-present, and the daily Congressional Record from 1985-present. Compiled legislative histories from 1969-present.

 

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.
Additional information: British Standards Online for full text access to British Standards and Eurocodes

 

Contemporary World Drama

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires on 31 December 2021.
Description: Contemporary World Drama examines the richness and diversity of contemporary theatre and drama from a global context, bringing together new work from established and up-and-coming contemporary playwrights from around the world, including recently produced world premieres and previously unpublished works from every continent. At completion, the collection will include 1,000 contemporary plays, from 2000 to present day.

 

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

 

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts: Volumes I & II

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires on 31 December 2021.
Description: Thousands of transcripts of real therapy sessions with tens of thousands of pages of client narratives covering a diverse set of clients, presenting issues and therapeutic approaches. Also, includes full-text reference works.

 

Country Life Archive

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

A comprehensive archive (1897 to 2005) of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine, Country Life, focusing on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, and rural living. Every page is fully searchable, and reproduced in full color and high resolution. Country Life Archive presents a chronicle of more than 100 years of British heritage, including its art, architecture, and landscapes, with an emphasis on leisure pursuits such as antique collecting, hunting, shooting, equestrian news, and gardening.

Coverage: 1897 to 2005

 

Covidence

Access information: Access on and off campus - see registration guidance in notes below
Description:

Covidence is a web-based platform that supports the established and rigorous methods for systematic reviews. The platform helps review teams to work together more efficiently, and supports collaborators who are geographically separated. 

Notes:

You can create your personal sign in information with Covidence before or after joining the institutional subscription. To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your University of Edinburgh email address with domain @ed.ac.uk.

  1.  Go to https://app.covidence.org/organizations/Q4OY7/signup
  2. Enter your information (using your @ed.ac.uk email address) and click "Request Invitation" link
  3. Accept the invitation in your email
  4. Log in to your existing Covidence account or sign up for a new account
  5. If you have already joined the University of Edinburgh Library’s Covidence account, then you can log into Covidence and log in with your email and password and proceed to use Covidence 
  6. After clicking the link “Create new review” you will have the option to use your personal account license or select the University of Edinburgh account. Reviews created under the institutional license will be visible to the administrators of the University of Edinburgh Library Covidence account. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.
Guidance and tutorials: https://support.covidence.org/help

 

Creation of Israel: British Foreign Office  Correspondence on Palestine and Transjordan, 1940-1948

Access information: Access on and off-campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires on 31 December 2021.
Description: The British Foreign Office Political Correspondence files on Palestine and Transjordan, 1940-1948 are essential for understanding the modern history of the Middle East, the establishment of Israel as a sovereign state, and the wider web of postwar international world politics. Early records in the collection focus on events in Palestine, Britain’s policy toward Palestine, and how the situation in Palestine affected relations with other nations. The files also survey the contours of Arab politics in the wider Middle East. Since the interests, rivalries, and designs of various Arab leaders were often played out with reference to Palestine, the documents provide insight into the complex and sometimes bloody Arab world. In the 1947-1948 period, this module explores the tensions within Anglo-American relations over the creation and recognition of Israel as a sovereign state. A large section of the material is devoted to United Nations deliberations on the Palestine question. The records also illuminate the political, philosophical, and personal fractures within and between both the Jewish and Arab communities from 1940-1948. 

 

Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

Access information:

Access on or off campus.

Description:

Digital collection of the principal critical editions of the New Testament including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. A number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included.

 

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.

Coverage: 2006-present

 

Cuba and the U.S.: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description:

These documents record the hidden history of secret talks between the United States and Cuba from the Eisenhower era to Obama’s back-channel dialogue that led to a U.S. policy of engagement. The collection opens a new dimension into the contentious relationship between Washington and Havana.

 

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Access information: Access on and off campus. 
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.

 

The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary Update

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

This is a rich update consisting the latest declassified documentation on the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, supplementing the DNSA’s collections, with never-before-published records from U.S. and Soviet archives, highlights from the archive of Anastas Mikoyan - the Soviet leader who negotiated the end of the crisis, U.S. Navy tracking reports, briefing documents for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and formerly classified U.S. intelligence materials. Also in this update are 4 volumes of the CIA’s internal history of the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961.

 

Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection of Documents, from the Bay of Pigs to the Brink of Nuclear War

Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 December 2021.
Description:

This collection on the Cuban Missile Crisis is a unique contribution to that history. Published here for the first time is a multinational set of records – declassified documentation from the United States, the Soviet Union, Cuba, and other key countries – covering events leading up to and through the missile crisis in 1962. Consisting of 1,463 documents providing details that have reshaped our understanding of history, the collection covers the CIA-led invasion at the Bay of Pigs; covert operations leading up to the Soviet installation of intermediate range weapons in Cuba; the crisis itself as it played out in Washington, Moscow and Havana; the negotiations to end the crisis between the U.S. and the Soviets; and previously poorly understood tensions between the Soviets and Fidel Castro.

 

Current Digest of the Russian Press

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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.