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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.

If you would like the Library to set up a service trial please complete the following form:

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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Bertolt Brechts Werke

Access information:

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

Description:

The first authorized electronic edition of Brecht's writings, Bertolt Brechts Werke (Jubiläumsausgabe) comprises the poetry, drama, and major critical writings contained within the Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden. Produced with the cooperation of German publishers Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, this new literary resource will provide scholars with much broader access to a range of Brecht's works. It will enable researchers to carry out more comprehensive analyses that compare and contrast his approach to the role of drama and his philosophy from his early work during the Weimar Republicthrough his time in the United Statesto his final residence in the German Democratic Republic. This edition is based on Bertold Brecht - Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden - Jubiläumsausgabe zum 100. Geburtstag, which collects Brecht's works and writings in six volumes, with brief notes on each text.

Trial ends:

14/04/2019.

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Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker

Access information:

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

Description:

The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker provides unparalleled access to carefully edited editions of German literature. In co-operation with the Deutsche Klassiker Verlag in Frankfurt am Main, we’re publishing a wide array of classic German literature, from early German texts to the major German writers of the 19th century. The Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker includes the critical editions of the works of 34 authors. Researchers will find early German texts, such as Lancelot und Ginover; complete editions of Wolfram von Eschenbach; the works of Meister Eckhart; collections of Medieval German poetry and novels; Carmina Burana; and complete editions of important German authors such as Lessing, Eichendorff, Keller, Kleist, Hoffman, Storm, and Seume. To provide essential context and background material to the political and intellectual debates at the heart of Europe during the 19th century, the texts are accompanied by collections of other influential literary and non-literary materials. For example, texts relating to art history, theory of the state and church, theory and history of war, and political speeches are included, providing context to the plays, poetry, and novels.

Trial ends:

14/04/2019.

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Mainichi Shimbun Database (Maisaku)

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

The Mainichi Shimbun (“Daily News”) is the oldest existing Japanese daily newspaper with a history spanning over 140 years. It continues to be one of the most important daily newspapers in Japan today.  The Maisaku database provides access to over 6 million articles from Mainichi Shimbun since 1872 to present and the Mainichi Weekly Economist from 1989. Newspaper images from 1989 to 1999 are in flash format, which include features like page turning, scaling, bookmarking, etc., as in an electronic book.  

Notes: 5 simultaneous users.
Trial ends:

18/04/2019.

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State Papers Online : Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 (Part I and IV)

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. It provides unparalleled access to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of the British Government during the eighteenth century. We currently have a trial to Part I, which focuses research on British domestic politics and society and Part IV, which covers nations and events at the borders of Europe and European power.

Note: you will be cross-searching these two collections with State Papers Online, 1509-1714: Part II, which the Library already has access to.

Trial ends:

15/04/2019.

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African Newspapers, Series 1

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

This ground breaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring both English and a range of foreign-language titles this database offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.

Trial ends:

19/04/2019.

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Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.
Trial ends 19/04/2019
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Linguistics Abstracts Online

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

This bibliographic database provides high-quality cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for over 800 journals, some dating back to 1911, encompassing the broad spectrum of linguistics and language study. It offers more than 768,000 records with subject headings from EBSCO’s robust thesaurus, curated by subject matter experts.  See https://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/lao-coverage.htm?_ga=2.260594958.261807341.1551718566-808336705.1549299418 for full coverage.

Trial ends:

30/04/2019.

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Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

Drawn from the UK National Archives, this new primary source digital collection contains a wealth of information regarding the British government's efforts to investigate and prosecute Nazi crimes during the period 1944-1949. The evidence gathered sheds light on almost every aspect of the Holocaust, from the concentration camp system to the mass murder of the “incurably sick” in psychiatric hospitals. More importantly, it gives a voice to the victims of these atrocities, many of whom testified about their experiences immediately after the war.

Trial ends:

30/04/2019.

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JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments)

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

We have had a subscription to most of the content of JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments) for several years. JoVE is the world's first, and the only peer-reviewed, scientific video journal. JoVE creates solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments.  JoVE states that “Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. The scope of the journal includes novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols in the physical and life sciences.”

We currently have a trial to the following additional content:

JoVE Journal: Cancer Research (JoVE Cancer Research includes experimental approaches and methods to understand, detect, treat and prevent cancer).

JoVE Science Education: Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Physics, and additional Psychology content (Essentials of Neuropsychology, Essentials of Sensation and Perception and Essentials of Social Psychology).

JoVE Science Education Library aims to “better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. The simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.”

Trial ends:

13/05/2019.

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Global Digimap

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided
Description:

Global Digimap is a new service in development with you the users! The service will provide access to global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats that are useful to you. The service provides the following:

  • An easy to use interface to allow you to browse, annotate and print global maps. (Coming Soon)
  • A data download facility to providing access to global datasets for use in GIS software.

Please note that as the service is in development it is subject to change and may be unavailable whilst Digimap work on it. If you have any feedback or have an idea for a new feature or dataset then let us know: edina@ed.ac.uk.

Global Digimap is available free of charge until July 2019 whilst the product is in development.

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Society Digimap

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided
Description:

Society Digimap allows you  to explore a range of demographic data, providing a wealth of census and socio-economic information for Great Britain. The processing required to visualise Census and other demographic datasets can be a barrier to use for many people interested in the value of the datasets. By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance Survey data, the rich information can offer valuable insights without the need to learn how to use a GIS.

The mapping facility, Society Roam is available. A full data download application is under development, which will offer the ability to download both the census data and the corresponding boundaries together. 

Please note that as the service is in development it is subject to change and may be unavailable whilst Digimap work on it. If you have any feedback or have an idea for a new feature or dataset then let us know: edina@ed.ac.uk.

Society Digimap is available free of charge until July 2019 whilst the product is in development.

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Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 

 

 

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Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

The information you provide will be used by the Library to support purchase decisions on trialled e-resources.

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

We will use your e-mail address to alert you if the trial has resulted in a purchase/subscription.

We are using information about you because your feedback supports business cases for new e-resources and is part of our contractual obligation.

Further queries
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact Elize Rowan, Content Acquisition & Access Manager [Elize.Rowan@ed.ac.uk]
 
 
 

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