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.

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)

 

Deutsche Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts / 18th Century German Literature Online

Access information:

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

Description:

This database contains the scanned and digitized first editions and first published complete editions by more than 600 German-speaking authors of the 18th century. The approximately 2,700 works with almost 4,500 volumes reflect the broad spectrum of German literature from the early stages of the age of Enlightenment to the later part of the period.  18th Century German Literature Online contains the complete historical editions of leading representatives of the Enlightenment such as Bürger, Gottsched, Herder, Kant, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Moritz, Nicolai, Wieland and many more, the writings of the "Göttinger Hainbund" and works of the Swiss Enlightenment. Most notably however, it also contains the writings of hundreds of authors who were less well-known or are nowadays all but forgotten, but who nevertheless contributed to the literary Enlightenment in Germany with their lyrical, dramatic and epic works.

Trial ends:

16/07/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik Online / Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric Online

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, this tool provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.

Trial ends:

16/07/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

The Eastern Miscellany Full Text Database

Access information:

Access on campus and off campus via VPN.

Description:

The eastern Miscellany 《东方杂志》was an iconic periodical of The Commercial Press from 1904 to 1948. It is highly regarded as a very important resource for the study of the modern history of China. The database includes the full run of the 44 volumes (819 issues), with over 30,000 articles, 12,000 pictures, and over 14,000 advertisements. Articles cannot be downloaded directly, but the full texts of the articles can be copied and pasted.

Trial ends:

21/07/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

EarthDoc

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

EarthDoc is the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE’s) geoscience database. This trial gives access to all papers published in the following journals: First Break, Near Surface Geophysics,  Petroleum Geoscience, Seismic Technology, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics & Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society. Also includes access to all event papers presented at EAGE’s events including those of and in cooperation with other societies.

Trial ends:

28/07/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

China Core Newspapers

(access to index level content only)

Access information:

Access on and off-campus. Access to index level content only.

Access on and off-campus to Full-text access on a trial basis until 31 July 2018.

Description: A full-text database of articles from 633 newspapers in China. Updated daily. Although we have not purchased the full-text access, searching for bibliographical information is free.
Coverage: 2000 to present.
Trial Ends: 31/07/2018 - NB only Full-text access is on trial.
  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Index Buddhicus Online

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

The Index Buddhicus is the first classified comprehensive bibliography of Buddhist Studies. It describes secondary material ranging from articles, papers and chapters appearing in journals, proceedings and collections, through reference works, monographs, editions and theses, to digital resources. All entries are linked to an elaborate index of both proper names and thematic, and cross referenced to related material. It complements Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

Trial ends:

01/08/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Picture Post Historical Archive

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

The Picture Post Historical Archive comprises the complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Picture Post provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – all caught in a single moment in time.

Trial ends:

10/08/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

 

Screen Studies

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

Description:

Screen Studies is an online digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond, offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies. It comprises a  collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It has been described as an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

Trial ends:

31/08/2018.

  Click here to provide trial feedback

Emerald Management Premier Collection

Access information:

Access on and off campus. 

Description:

The 2018 Emerald eJournal collections feature 170,000 articles from more than 300 journals, providing comprehensive coverage of management and complementary specialist subjects. Providing access to the latest research for the maximum value, this premium collection provides access to all current content and selected archive material for all Emerald eJournals.

Trial ends:

31/12/2018

  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]
 
 
 

Need any help?

If you have any problems accessing online services, then please: