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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.

If you would like the Library to set up a service trial please complete the following form:

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)

 

SAGE Research Methods - Additional Modules

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

Content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

This trial gives access to the following additional modules:

Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2 - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRM%20Cases%20Part%202%20-%20Title%20List%202019.xlsx SAGE Research Methods Datasets 2  - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRM%20Datasets%202%20Title%20List%202019.xlsx (more titles to be added). Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, & Digital Methods - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRMV3_March2019_FullTitleList.xlsx

Trial ends:

20/06/2019.

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Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: A unique 20th-century archive for students and scholars of international studies, political science and world history. This is a fully searchable digital edition of the United States’ principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, it provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S.—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Trial ends: 21/06/2019.
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The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

This digital archive brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 125,000 pages of text and 50 hours of video at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.

Trial ends:

30/06/2019.

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Geospatial Data

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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:

Geospatial Data gives access to UK maps and mapping data for view and data download from six collections: Ordnance Survey, Environment, Geology, Historic,  Maritime and Aerial Photography To log-in, select the 'Map' option (at top of screen). 

Further notes: Help pages can be found at: http://jiscresources.geostore.com
Trial ends:

31/07/2019.

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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.

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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.

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SAGE Business Cases

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

More than 3,000 proprietary, licensed, and commissioned cases cases from over 100 countries. These cases are accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion. This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships. Topics include accounting, business ethics & corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, operations management, organizational studies and more.

Trial ends:

10/08/2019.

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SAGE Business Video

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

SAGE Video showcases leading academics and practitioners in many brand new videos, mapped to course curricula. The breadth of video types available support diverse research and learning needs, such as tutorials, in-practice examples, and theory definitions, all fully citable with searchable transcripts. Topics include accounting, business ethics & corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, operations management and organizational studies.

Trial ends:

10/08/2019.

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JoVE Core: Biology

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

Organised into Units and Chapters, JoVE Core: Bio delivers hundreds of animated videos of foundational concepts, supporting scientific learning at all levels. Access to JoVE Core: Bio is provided free to all until the end of 2019.

Trial ends:

31/12/2019.

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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.

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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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