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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.

 

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)

 

 

Le Monde Historical Archive

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description: ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Le Monde empowers researchers to digitally travel back through decades to become eyewitnesses to history. Written in the French language and covering leading issues and events, like World War II and the Fifth Republic, to French, European and international politics, society and business, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Le Monde reveals the day-to-day news coverage valued by researchers.
Coverage: 1944-2000.
Trial ends:

20/05/2021

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Roper iPoll

Access information:

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

Requires registration. Find the University of Edinburgh from the drop-down menu and use your University email address to register.

Description: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specialising in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. You can search for datasets by keyword, country, surveying agency, timeframe and type of sample.
Trial ends:

24/05/2021

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History of Feminism (Routledge)

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:

History of Feminism is a new online platform that brings together the best and most relevant scholarship from Taylor & Francis, its imprints, and its authors. It is the first part of the new Routledge Historical Resources online programme that will provide both academics and students with an in depth research tool for studying the long Nineteenth Century through thematic collections in areas such as Feminism, the History of Economic Thought, Romanticism and Empire. This resource covers the fascinating subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes:

  • Politics and Law
  • Religion and Belief
  • Education
  • Literature and Writings
  • Women at Home
  • Society and Culture
  • Empire
  • Movements and Ideologies
Trial ends:

31/05/2021

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Theology and Religion Online

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: Theology & Religion Online is a new digital platform for a growing range of resources designed for students and scholars of Theology, Biblical Studies and Religious Studies. It includes over 250 e-book titles from T&T Clark in the Theology Library, Jesus Library, and Library of Catholic Thought.
Trial ends:

03/06/2021

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Books of Modern China (1840-1949)

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

Digital archive from Shanghai Library collections of over 120,000 books published in China between 1840-1949, covering the following categories: politics, economics, law, literature, lifestyle, contemporary biographies, children’s books, school textbooks, as well as communist publications.

Trial ends:

30/06/2021

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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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