Information Services

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.

 

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.

Please tell us what you think of the current trials using the feedback form (secured)

 

nkoda

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

  You will have to create an individual nkoda account via the trial link above. This can be done by going through the following steps. Please note, it’s important to go through the process on the link provided, before downloading the app.
  1. Once you’re on the trial page, enter your email address in the field provided and click “Get Started”.
  2. Next, create a username and password for your account or if you have existing credentials, sign in with these. Then click “Next”.
  3.  At this point, your account has been created, and you now have free access to nkoda for 14 days.
  4. Click on the relevant App Store link to download the app or, use the links below
  5. Once your download is complete, log in to the app (click “ Log In ”, not “Sign up via email”), using your institutional nkoda account (i.e., the credentials you created).
  6. Once you’ve filled in the details created on the trial page, press ‘Login’, and you’re ready to start exploring!
Description: nkoda is a digital sheet music, scores and parts subscription service that can be access via the nkoda app, on your phone, tablet or desktop. Music publishers featured include Barenreiter, Breitkopf & Hartel, Boosey & Hawkes, Faber Music, and more.
Trial ends:

31/10/2021

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Recent Researches in Music Online (RRIMO)

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description: Recent Researches in Music Online provides digital access to the complete content of the seven ‘Recent Researches in Music’ series, including Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, and Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music.
Trial ends:

31/10/2021

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

EIDO Educate

Access information:

Access on and off campus. Password required - click link and search down alphabetical list of resources for EIDO Educate. Click on resource link on passwords page and enter password when prompted to gain access to resource.

Description:

EIDO Educate, an informed consent training course, uses problem-based learning scenarios and self-test questions enable learners to identify important issues in difficult situations and how they should be resolved. CPD accredited by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Trial ends:

31/12/2021.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Inform Procedure Library

Access information:

Access on and off campus. Referring URL required - click link and scroll down alphabetical list of resources for Inform Procedure Library. Click on resource link to gain access to resource.

Description:

The Inform Procedure Library is made up of nearly 400 treatment-specific informed consent patient-information documents. The patient-information documents have been created by practising surgeons; they are peer-reviewed, evidence based and updated regularly. PDF documents can be downloaded for use by clinicians. Approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Trial ends:

31/12/2021.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Qurʾan Gateway

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description: Qur’an Gateway is a digital tool for the critical study of the Qurʾanic text and its early manuscripts. Based on the latest academic research, the tool allows you to explore and analyse data from thousands of records. Features include the ability to examine linguistics and formulaic construction, track scribal changes from hundreds of original manuscripts, check meanings and references from the original Arabic and much more.
Trial ends:

31/12/2021.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

Zhonghua Ancient Books Database

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: Zhonghua Ancient Books Database  is a large database of ancient books launched by Zhonghua Book Company (ZHBC). All the ancient books collected were proofread, collated and published by ZHBC, covering Confucian classics, history, philosophy and literature, including the Twenty-Four Histories (dynastic histories from remote antiquity till the Ming Dynasty), New Integration of Philosophers, Explanatory Notes and Commentaries of Thirteen Classics in the Qing Dynasty, Collection of Historical Notes, Basic Books of Classical Literature and other classic series. There are over 3,800 titles of Chinese annotated Chinese classics in this database
Trial ends:

31/12/2021.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 

 

 

Privacy statement

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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