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)

 

British Online Archives

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

BOA provide students and researchers with access to unique collections of primary source documents. Their website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine. Themes include ‘American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution’, ‘The British industrial revolution: mills and education’, ‘Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule’, ‘Politics and protest: from major party politics to popular protest and parliamentary history’ and many more.

Trial ends:

30/04/2021

  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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