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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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East India Company

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Description:

From 16th-century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its demise amid allegations of greed and corruption, the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Trial ends:

16/11/2018

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Women's Magazine Archive I and II

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Access on campus or off campus via VPN.

Description:

Women’s Magazine Archive comprises archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the twentieth century. The magazines are all scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color, ensuring that the original print artefacts are faithfully reproduced and that valuable non-article items, such as advertisements, are included. Titles include Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal and Seventeen.

Trial ends:

14/11/2018

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MLA International Bibliography with Full Text

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

An enhanced version of our current subscription to MLA International Bibliography which includes:

  • Many of the most-used journals in the MLA International Bibliography, such as Applied Linguistics, Critique, Comparative Literature, Renaissance Quarterly and College Composition & Communication
  •   3-year backfile of the top 100 journals
  •   Extensive backfiles to Volume 1, Issue 1 for over 45 journals

Citations to critical documents on literature, language, linguistics and folklore from over 4,400 journals and series and over 1000 book publishers. Also covers monographs, reference works and collections, including working papers, conference papers and proceedings.  Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. 

Additional Ingformation: A userguide available from https://www.mla.org/Publications/MLA-International-Bibliography/Tutorial-Videos/EBSCO-Tutorial-Videos
Coverage: Over 2.5 million records from 1926 to date.  Updated 9 times per year with over 66,000 records added annually.
Trial ends:

15/11/2018

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State Papers Online Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic

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Description:

State Papers Online, 1509-1714: Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic is a collection of English government documents originating primarily from the seventeenth century. The Stuarts' internal struggles come to life through a wealth of primary source documents from one of the most compelling and turbulent eras in Britain's social, political, and religious history. Among the more than one million pages of manuscripts, researchers will find accounts of the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, and the invasion of William of Orange.

The Library already has access to State Papers Online Part II: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign: Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council.

Trial ends:

21/11/2018.

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British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries

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

Description:

A full text digital archive, British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The database lets researchers view history in the context of women's thoughts and gain unparalleled insight into their struggles, achievements, passions, pursuits, and desires

Trial ends:

16/11/2018.

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Governing Africa

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Description:

These reports reveal what was reported to the British government by their governors in the African colonies. The statistical reports cover 13 colonies, with some data that pre-dates the abolition of the slave trade. Our collections on Colonial Law show how those laws were implemented. The legal notices in the three collections reveal how colonial laws were used to control citizens during wars and uprisings. Notices of land sales also reveal how land changed hands between 1808 and 1966. Less formal notices within the legal content provide context to the legal notices. The colonial reports for each colony explain how the statistics in the Blue Books were intended to be interpreted by colonial readers.

Trial ends:

21/11/2018.

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IAReporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter )

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Description:

Investment Arbitration Reporter is a news & analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and sovereign governments.  IAReporter is used by the world's largest law firms, dozens of government agencies around the world, and numerous academic institutions. We offer proprietary insight into the breaking legal developments and policy trends in investment treaty arbitration

Trial ends:

27/11/2018.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

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Description:

Digital encyclopedias that expand research on foundational topics, all written, peer-reviewed and continuously updated by leading scholars.  Trial is to the full collection.

Trial ends:

28/11/2018.

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African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998

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Description:

African American Newspapers, Series 1, chronicles a century and a half of the African American experience. It features 280 newspapers from 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. These titles published for or by African Americans constitute valuable primary sources for researchers exploring such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies and more.

We also have access to Early American Newspapers Decade 1890-1899.

Trial ends:

30/11/2018.

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International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online

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Description:

The Encyclopedia is the first broad, systematic and international compendium of comparative law and represents the labour of hundreds of lawyers and scholars throughout the world. With detailed descriptions of the legal systems of more than 150 countries, as well as thoroughly documented comparative analyses of the main issues in civil and commercial law and related issues world-wide.  Coverage: mid 1960s onwards.

Trial ends:

30/11/2018.

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New Orleans Times-Picayune (1837-1922)

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Description:

The Times-Picayune has long been one of the nation’s leading sources of news and a vital force in journalism for more than 150 years. Beyond insight into colourful New Orleans, the newspaper's reporting has included exceptional coverage of Louisiana’s politics, culture and local industries.

Trial ends:

30/11/2018.

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The Stuart and Cumberland Papers (State Papers Online)

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Description:

This online archive brings together two distinct but historically related collections: The Stuart Papers, the papers of the exiled James II, and VII in Scotland, and his heirs; and the Cumberland Papers, the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II and military commander of the British Army. Both collections have been digitised for the first time for this archive and the originals are held in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.

Trial ends:

14/12/2018.

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Artfilms-Digital

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

Description:

Artfilms-Digital  is the video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms and provides access to over 1660 videos in Arts & Humanities subject areas with strengths in performing arts, visual and digital art, architecture, design, new media, film, cinema, communication and culture.  Includes masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.

Trial ends:

31/12/2018.

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Emerald Management Premier Collection

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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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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.

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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