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Alumni E-Resources

Alumni have remote access to some Library e-resources using their University Login. Our licence agreements cover non-commercial use only, which means that the e-resources should only be used for private study and research, and should not be used for any commercial gain. Please note that this list is subject to change as new licence agreements are signed. We welcome any feedback on access issues or suggestions for e-resources to be added. Please send queries to e-resources@mlist.is.ed.ac.uk.

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Alumni are permitted on site access to more e-resources via Library Guest PCs and the Alumni Wi-Fi service.

 

a-n. The Artists' Information Company (Alumni ed)

Access information: On and off campus.
Description: a-n's purpose is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and to affirm the value of artists in society through advocacy and information, from the perspective of practicing artists. The a-n website offers straightforward routes to information of relevance to all engaged in the visual arts. A-n aims to represent the many voices, industry insights and wide range of activities within contemporary visual arts today. Resources include a Knowledge Bank, a Publications section and a Jobs and Opportunities section. All users can access the a-n archive of jobs and opportunities, for learning purposes.

 

 

Annual Reviews (Alumni ed)

Access information: On and off campus.
Description: Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 50 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.  

 

 

ARTstor (Alumni ed)

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
Description: ARTstor is a digital library of images covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. If you wish to download images for your own scholarly use you will need to Register with ARTstor, once you have logged in with your University Login. By registering your email address and creating a password you will create a profile which will allow you to download images and save images to folders as part of "My ARTstor". Note: To register for an ARTstor account, you must be on-site at your institution, or logged in through your institution's proxy server.
Coverage: One million plus digital images.
Userguide: http://artstor.libguides.com

 

Bloomsbury Architecture Library (Alumni ed)

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Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description:

Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Its dynamic digital platform offers access to wide-ranging collections of text and image content, from architectural history to cutting-edge design guidance. The platform is comprised of multiple collections, including the newly updated ebook edition of Bannister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, 21st edition.

 

Bloomsbury Drama Online (Alumni ed)

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Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description:

Drama Online is a 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. We have subscribed to following components:

  • Nick Hern Books Collection: Over 500 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.
  • The RSC Live Collection: 17 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale
  • Shakespeare's Globe On Screen (2008-2015): 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV
  • Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018): Features landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons, including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014
  • Shakespeare in the Present: A six hour acting masterclass with international coach Patsy Rodenburg, starring Joseph Fiennes
  • Stage on Screen: Critically acclaimed stage productions of four key set drama and literature texts: The Duchess of Malfi, Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal, and Volpone.
  • Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains: Steven Berkoff: A 90 minute masterclass from Steven Berkoff, world-renowned writer, director, and actor.
  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet: A landmark reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Maxine Peake in the title role.
  • Oberon Books Collection: A unique collection of over 500 titles of play texts from ground-breaking British plays to the best of international drama and plays in translation.

 

Bloomsbury Screen Studies (Alumni ed)

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Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description:

Bloomsbury Screen Studies offers a broad range of content to support moving-image studies. It comprises award-winning screenplays, presented in industry-standard studio format, from ‘Orlando’ to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. It also includes critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

 

British Education Index (Alumni ed)

Access information: Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Compiled and edited at the University of Leeds,

This collection covers educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. The BEI provides coverage of all areas of education from pre-school to higher education and is searchable by educational level and age group.

This comprehensive index currently includes more than 310,000 records for articles published in UK journals from 1929 onwards and over 11,650 records for UK thesis. Sources in the BEI include education and training journals, mostly published in the UK along with international literature. An education thesaurus with thousands of terms is also included.
Further information: A full title list is available. (.xls)

 

British History Online (Alumni ed)

Access information Click login then select Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter your University Login if prompted.
Description: British 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.
Coverage: 11th – 19th Century

 

Business Expert Press (Alumni ed)

Access information: Login using Shibboleth. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: The Business Expert Press digital library of business disciplines and special topic collections is a revolutionary new compilation of e-books. Each book represents the most current and applied review of the theory and practice of the author's area of expertise: from accounting to supply chain management.

 

 

Child Development and Adolescent Studies (Alumni ed)

Access information: Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description:

This database provides references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography from 1927-2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues.

Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, thesis and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed in this database. More than 510,000 records are included, with over 58,000 new records added each year.
Further information: A full title list is available. (.xls)

 

Churchill Archive (Alumni Ed)

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.

 

De Gruyter (Alumni ed)

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

This collection provides access to over 400 journals and 7500 ebooks across a range of subject areas.

 

Access information: Select Log in via your institution (Shibboleth)
Description: Edinburgh University Press (EUP) is a scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. EUP publishes 39 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Coverage: Titles subscribed to by University of Edinburgh Library - currently all available titles.

 

Education Abstracts (Alumni ed)

Access information: Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: This database covers a broad range of education-related subjects for students, professionals and policy makers. Education Abstracts features content on a range of subject areas including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation and much more.
Coverage: Provides indexing back to 1969 and abstracts back to 1990 for more than 1,100 periodicals, books and yearbooks.
Further information: A full title list is available. (.xls)

 

Educational Administration Abstracts (Alumni ed)

Access information: Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description:

This research database includes more than 180,000 bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, and educational research.

Records are selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as the Educational Administration Quarterly, the Review of Higher Education, and the Journal of Educational Administration. EBSCO has digitised the full archive of this index, including coverage dating back over 55 years.
Further information: A full title list is available. (.xls)

 

Elsevier ClinicalKey (for alumni)

Access information:

Select "UK Access Management Federation" from the drop down menu and then University of Edinburgh.

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.

Coverage: See https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/content/

 

ERIC via EBSCOhost (Alumni ed)

ERIC - Education Information Resource Center link

Access information: Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Indexes the journal and technical literature in the field of education and corresponds to the printed Resources in Education and Current Index to Journals in Education. ERIC contains more than 1.6 million records and links to more than 750,000 full-text documents.
Coverage: From 1966 to date.

 

Future Science (Alumni ed)

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: Future Science focuses on applied science and intellectual property issues in R&D. The journals and eBooks take readers through the pharmaceutical R&D pipeline – from drug discovery, delivery, pharmacokinetics and analytical techniques, through to commentary and analysis on patent and IP issues. The flagship gold open access journal, Future Science OA, also embraces the importance of publishing all good-quality research, and covers all areas of biotechnology and medicine, as well as topics in biological, life and physical sciences that are of relevance to human health.

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus to all alumni.
Description: Business and Management Collection.  The collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia.

 

Human Kinetics Library (Alumni ed)

Access information:

Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description:

A collection of over 150 e-books and 200 videos from the Human Kinetics Library core collection.

Topics covered include: Active Ageing, Biomechanics, Cognition and Mental Health, Disability in Sport, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Sport Management, Marketing and Finance, and more.  Specific sports and activities covered include: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Football (Soccer), Hiking and Backpacking, Martial Arts and Self-Defence, Water Sports and Activities, and more.

Further notes:

Users can create a personal account in order to save items to view later, organise saved items into folders, email and export citations, save searches and set up search alerts.

 

Access information: Connect through your institution
Description: A comprehensive archive of the European literature on all aspects of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Coverage: From 1906 to current. Over 5000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.  Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.  Updated monthly.

 

Access information: On and off campus
Description: ICE Publishing journals are the most comprehensive civil engineering serials portfolio in the world and provide a unique forum for dialogue between the worlds of research and practice.  Access is to the current e-journals.

 

Access information: Select Shibboleth option, then UK Federation, then University of Edinburgh and enter your EASE login.
Description: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part A-P, International Journal of Engine Research and The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design.

 

Inspec

Access information: Select Other Institution login
Description: Records with abstracts of articles published, in more than 6,500 physics, computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, control engineering journals and conference proceedings. Published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Indexes arXiv content.
Coverage: 1896-present

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. This e-resource is part funded by the Library and the Alumni Office.
Description: Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
  The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1 -15; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Lives Of Literature Collection; Ireland and Life Sciences; The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.

 

Access information:

Select Institutional Login (Shibboleth)

Description: Full-text access to University of Edinburgh Library subscribed titles.  These are displayed once you are logged in.

 

Mergent Archives (Alumni ed)

Access information:

Paid for and only available to Business School Alumni.

Description: More than a century's worth of global corporate data fully digitised into high-quality PDFs, with more than 180,000 documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, it showcases unique primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of migration. Most material comes from the period 1800-1924, the ‘Century of Immigration’, but there is some earlier and later material included as well. Explore Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus
Description: An open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines. Over 100 e-books available.
Note:

Library membership provides students/staff or alumni with the right to freely download any digital edition format of any title from their website. Library Membership also provides a 15% discount (to staff/student/alumni) on any printed edition of their titles, purchased from their website.

 

Packt Publishing (Alumni ed)

Access information: Login using Shibboleth. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus. Login using Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Provides access to almost 600 full text journals from 30 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Note: There is no subscription to the e-books, the only e-books available are the open access titles.

 

Access information. Paid for and only available to Business School Alumni.
Description. Based on ABI/INFORM Complete, this database has speciality business subject resources for accounting / tax, public finance, investment/financial management, banking, compliance / governance, enterprise / innovation, economics and Asian business.

 

Access information: Open access
Description: Retrospect is a student led journal at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. It began as the Edinburgh University History Society’s Journal in 2006. In 2008, it was shortlisted for the Scottish Herald Award for Best Student Magazine in Scotland which they won in 2010. In 2012, it became a fully-fledged society. They publish articles online and in print. These articles include academic essays, features pieces, TV/book/film/theatre reviews, interviews with university staff and creative people, and historical fiction.

 

Access information: Sign in via your institution. Select "UK Federation" from the drop down menu and then "University of Edinburgh". Enter University Login if prompted.
Description:

Driven by active scientists, Rockefeller University Press journals publish groundbreaking research in the life sciences and biomedicine from leading investigators around the world.

 

Access information: Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Fully searchable online edition of the classic 10-volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy with new content added regularly.

 

Access information: Acess on and off campus. Select Institutional Login
Description: Sage Premier package gives access to Sage e-journals back to 1999.

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The collaborative teaching and learning tool, with a fully-loaded collection of premium social science textbooks from SAGE.

 

Access information: Log in via Shibboleth option
Description: Over 4000 e-books available in Business & Management, Counselling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.

 

Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings. With information on the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences, the book, reference, and journal content in SAGE Research Methods—from SAGE’s renowned methods publishing program—and advanced features help researchers of all levels conduct their research.
Userguide: http://sagepub.libguides.com/research-methods/researchmethods
Coverage: SAGE Research Methods provides access to 1000+ books, cases, datasets, encyclopedias and journal articles, as well as innovative features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.

 

Access information: Access on and off-campus. Choose Shibboleth Log In or UK Federation.
Description: 1.5 million text records of historic monuments and of artefacts held in museums, galleries and archives, plus 100,000 related multimedia resources; video or sound clips, animations, graphics, plans, virtual reality objects and in particular, colour photographic images.
  Access to the text records and thumbnail images is freely available. Access to full resources is available under licence only, the terms of which restrict use of the material for no profit, no proliferation use in education.

 

Access information: Login using Shibboleth. Enter University Login if prompted.
Description: Sellier European Law Publishers has compiled a range of books in the field of European Union law, international commercial law and private international law. The authors and editors who publish with s.elp are well-known academics and practitioners from many different European countries. The collection includes all publications on the unique Common Frame of Reference, the complete series of the Principles of European Law and all volumes of the Yearbook of Private International Law.

 

Theology and Religion Online (Alumni ed)

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Login using Shibboleth. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description: Theology & Religion Online is a new digital platform for a growing range of resources designed for students and scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies and Religious Studies. It includes over 250 e-book titles from T&T Clark in the Theology Library, Jesus Library, and Library of Catholic Thought.

 

The University of Chicago Press Journals (Alumni ed)

Access information:

Login using Institutional Login. Type University of Edinburgh into box and click continue. Enter University Login if prompted.

Description: Access to 92 journals, chiefly in the arts, humanities, history and social sciences.