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.

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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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Wiley Digital Archives Collection - The New York Academy of Sciences

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

Description:

The New York Academy of Sciences mission is to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it is also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.  Accessible through the Wiley Digital Archives platform, the New York Academy of Sciences collection contains the vast range of original sources that have shaped two centuries of scientific progress, Spanning a wide range of disciplinary research from medical research and botanical studies to climate science and zoological research, the Wiley Digital Archives: New York Academy of Sciences collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials. 

Trial ends:

05/04/2019.

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Wiley Digital Archives Collection - The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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

Description:

A Wiley Digital Archives Collection containing original primary source materials that have been discovered and researched for over a century by the members of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  From archaeology and historical research to geographical and religious studies, the collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials including Administrative Records; Correspondence; Data; Ephemera; Fieldwork; Gray Literature; Illustrations; Manuscripts; Maps; Monographs; Pamphlets; Periodicals; Personal Papers; Photographs; Proceedings and Reports.

Trial ends:

05/04/2019

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Wiley Digital Archives Collection - The Royal College of Physicians

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

Description:

A Wiley Digital Archives Collection that will reflect interdisciplinary interests in a broad range of subject areas, that span over 500 years of history, with some material pre-dating the founding of the Royal College of Physicians by charter of King Henry VIII in 1518.   From astronomy and anatomical studies to neurology and botanical research, the collection comprises an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials.  Topics include History of Medicine; History of the Royal College of Physicians; Regulation, Law, Policy, and Control;  Medieval and Early Modern Texts; Non-Western Medicine; Anatomical Studies; World Health; Vaccinations; Medieval and Early Modern Diseases and Medical Treatment; Public Health and Common Diseases; Military Medicine; Early Medical Textbooks.

Trial ends:

05/04/2019.

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Shakespeare's Globe Archive

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Description:

This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents over 200 performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

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

Trial ends:

08/04/2019.

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Informit Indigenous Collection

 

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Description: Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies, with material sourced from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and the Pacific. It provides over 19,000 full text records from 140 resources dating back to 1973. Material types include specialist journals, conference papers, reports, magazines, e-books and grey literature unavailable elsewhere online. Subjects cover anthropology, colonial and post-colonial studies, cultural studies, history, human geography, law and land rights, race studies, visual and performing arts.
Trial ends:

10/04/2019.

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Informit Literature & Culture Collection

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Description: The Informit Literature & Culture Collection provides access to a range of publications covering Australia’s literary and cultural heritage. The database contains the best of new writing, thought and debate including essays, fiction, poetry and critical writing with over 74,000 full text records from 60 resources with back files from 1940
Trial ends:

10/04/2019.

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Informit New Zealand Collection

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Description: The Informit New Zealand Collection is a multi-disciplinary database that gathers a wide range of content about and of interest to New Zealand students, teachers and researchers. This database covers a wide range of topics including economics, education, health, history, human geography, law, literature, politics and performing arts. Coverage: Full text publications: 1993 onwards; Index: 1993 onwards.
Trial ends:

10/04/2019.

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Bertolt Brechts Werke

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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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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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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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.

 

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.

Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 

 

 

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