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E-Resources trials

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

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Current trials

The services listed below are currently available for a trial period. They are listed by trial closing date.  Your feedback is important and helps to inform decisions about future subscriptions.

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Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I: 1953-1960

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Access on and off campus

Description:

A unique and comprehensive, English-language history of post-Stalinist Eastern Europe, this database provides full-text searchable access to over six thousand primary source files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office, sourced entirely from The National Archives, U.K. series FO 371. Countries covered include Albania, Bulgaria. Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Berlin, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Trial ends:

25/05/2018.

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Philosophers Index on the EBSCO platform

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Description:

Produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center, this current and comprehensive bibliographic database covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.  This trial covers the database on the Ebsco platform.

Trial ends:

31/05/2018.

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Flavius Josephus Online

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Description:

This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English including the Greek text by Niese from the late 19th century. About 65% of the project is complete, consisting of Life, and Against Apion, book 2 of the Judean War, and books 1-11 and 15 of the Judean Antiquities. Further volumes will be added as soon as they are delivered. 

Trial ends:

01/06/2018.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts

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Description:

Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts offers a unique opportunity to study state of the art photographs of these ancient scripts, and understand their meaning using the translations of text and interpretations for missing fragments.

Trial ends:

01/06/2018.

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Textual History of the Bible Online

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Access on and off campus

Description:

The Textual History of the Bible Online (THBO) is unique in providing, for the first time, a cross-searchable platform with all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Trial ends:

01/06/2018.

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The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization

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Access on and off campus - trial access is to the first 90 volumes.

Description:

100-volume digital library with over 30,000 pages of leading research in Jewish studies from Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole to The Zohar: Reception and Impact.  The LEJC includes international perspectives on Jewish civilization from scholars across the world, including the USA, Israel, Germany, Poland, and the UK. 

Trial ends:

04/06/2018.

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Age of Exploration

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Description:

Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

*Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Trial ends:

18/06/2018.

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BrowZine

 

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Description:

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

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

Trial ends:

June 2018

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SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research And Academic Skills

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Description:

The newest collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

Trial ends:

06/07/2018.

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Deutsche Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts / 18th Century German Literature Online

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Access on and off campus. Fo off-campus access please use the VPN - Access to the University network via the VPN.

Description:

This database contains the scanned and digitized first editions and first published complete editions by more than 600 German-speaking authors of the 18th century. The approximately 2,700 works with almost 4,500 volumes reflect the broad spectrum of German literature from the early stages of the age of Enlightenment to the later part of the period.  18th Century German Literature Online contains the complete historical editions of leading representatives of the Enlightenment such as Bürger, Gottsched, Herder, Kant, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Moritz, Nicolai, Wieland and many more, the writings of the "Göttinger Hainbund" and works of the Swiss Enlightenment. Most notably however, it also contains the writings of hundreds of authors who were less well-known or are nowadays all but forgotten, but who nevertheless contributed to the literary Enlightenment in Germany with their lyrical, dramatic and epic works.

Trial ends:

16/07/2018.

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Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik Online / Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric Online

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Description:

The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, this tool provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.

Trial ends:

16/07/2018.

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Emerald Management Premier Collection

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Access on and off campus. 

Description:

The 2018 Emerald eJournal collections feature 170,000 articles from more than 300 journals, providing comprehensive coverage of management and complementary specialist subjects. Providing access to the latest research for the maximum value, this premium collection provides access to all current content and selected archive material for all Emerald eJournals.

Trial ends:

31/12/2018

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Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 

 

 

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We will use the supplied information to contact you should there be any queries or problems with eg access issues, platform feedback.

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