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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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China Monographic Serials Full-text Database

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Access on and off campus.

Description: China Monographic Serials Full-text Database contains 901 important monographic series published irregularly by academic institutions in China. The papers are usually considered to be of high academic qualification. Subjects cover various fields including natural sciences, engineering technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences, etc. from 1979 onwards.
Trial ends:

07/08/2020

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NK News

NK Pro

KCNA Watch

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

NK News provides news and analysis about North Korea with reporting based on information collected from in-country sources, recently returned western visitors to North Korea and other sources.

NK Pro (North Korea Professional Research Platform) provides access to data analysis tools including the North Korea Leadership Tracker, the North Korea Ship Tracker, the North Korea Aviation Tracker, Leading Indicators, etc.

KCNA Watch (Korea Central News Agency – North Korea’s national news service) is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and searchable repository of North Korean state media, including KCNA’s DPRK and Japan-based sites, Uriminzokkiri, the Pyongyang Times, Rodong Sinmun, Tongil Sinbo, and numerous monthly and quarterly periodicals.

Search in both English and Korean.

Coverage: KCNA Watch archives from 1997 and full daily TV archives from 2017 onwards. 
Trial ends:

13/08/2020

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Films On Demand: United Kingdom Collection

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Access on and off campus

Description:

27,441 titles and 163,293 segments of feature films, drama, documentary films, educational videos, animation or cartoon, archival films, newsreels, interviews, etc. covering a wide range of subjects area studies, history, anthropology, art, architecture, business, economics, applied health, biology, and other subjects.

Trial ends:

16/08/2020.

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Chatham House Online Archive 

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Access on and off-campus

Description:

This database contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

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Trial ends:

21/08/2020

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American Fiction, 1774-1920

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Access on and off-campus

Description:

American Fiction, 1774–1920 contains more than 17,800 titles and is comprised of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I. It gathers extensive content in one place and allows researchers to explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts, and sketches. The digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography.

Trial ends:

31/08/2020

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Global Newsstream

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Access on and off campus.

Description: Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This product provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform allowing researchers easy access to multiple perspectives, resources, and languages on the topic they are researching.
Trial ends:

31/08/2020

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Taylor & Francis Expert Opinion and Expert Reviews Series

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Access on and off campus. For off campus access please note that you must login via Shibboleth - Click LOGIN on Taylor and Francis home page (top right hand corner), select Shibboleth Option, select/search for University of Edinburgh, enter University Login In when prompted.

Description:

The Expert Collection is comprised of 28 peer-reviewed journals from Taylor and Francis' well-established Expert Opinion and Expert Review series. These journals combines the personal opinions of expert authors who are all internationally recognized experts in their fields. They provide their insights about where research is now, where it should go next and how it should get there. In this respect, all Expert Collection reviews end with an expert opinion, not a conclusion. Journals included in the Collection are as follows:

  • Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery; Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Safety; Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy;
  • Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents;
  • Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets;
  • Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Clinical Immunology;
  • Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology;
  • Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism;
  • Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology;
  • Expert Review of Hematology;
  • Expert Review of Medical Devices;
  • Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics;
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics;
  • Expert Review of Ophthalmology;
  • Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research;
  • Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development;
  • Expert Review of Proteomics;
  • Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine;
  • Expert Review of Vaccines;

Title can also be found by searching DiscoverEd.

Trial ends:

30/09/2020.

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