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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.

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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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Lexis 360 Etudiant (previously JurisClasseur)

Access information:

Access via username and password - please see Electronic resources: usernames page for details. Click the red "Se connecter" button in the top right hand corner of the screen and enter the username and password in the login page presented.

If you are unable to login in, please clear your browser of cookies, or use a different browser.

Description:

This French language database offers access to legal news and case law decisions. It contains JurisClasseur encyclopaedias and legal journals, editions of La Semaine Juridique, based on Jurisprudence (including JurisData), Official Journal Laws and Decrees, Official Bulletins, legislation (EU), case law (EU), doctrine and legal journals. Covering public law, private law and criminal sciences: civil law, tax law, medical and hospital law, pharmaceutical law, local law of Alsace-Lorraine. 

Trial ends:

26/11/2019

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CNKI English Resources

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Access on and off campus.

Description:

CNKI English Resources consists of three databases: China Data Insights, Academic Focus, and Journal Translation Project. China Data Insights provides access to more than 1,083 statistical yearbooks with 8,446 volumes and 1.49 million tables. Academic Focus contains 262 English journals published in China, English content translated from top Chinese academic journals and over 2400 conference proceedings. The Journal Translation Project features the bilingual full-text content of 140 top academic journals in China with the English and Chinese versions displayed side-by-side. Comprehensive subject coverage.

Trial ends:

30/11/2019.

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Statista Global Consumer Survey

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Access on and off campus

Description:

The Statista Global Consumer Survey offers a global perspective on consumption and media usage, covering the offline and online world of the consumer. It is designed to help marketers, planners and product managers understand consumer behavior and consumer interactions with brands. This trial covers over 50 industries and topics.

Trial ends:

30/11/2019.

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The National Theatre Collection

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Access on and off campus

Description:

National Theatre Collection gives access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts and unseen archival recordings, the video content includes 17 video performances in the initial release and will expand in 2020 to 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, and costume designs will provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.

*Please note that Print functionality is not available during trials.

Trial ends:

01/12/2019.

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ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Guardian

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Access on and off campus

Description:

This is a new digital archive that offers full-page images of recent editions of The Guardian (UK) newspaper, from 2010 onwards (not including last 3 months due to embargo). For the first time this gives you cover to cover access to recent issues including all articles, photos, images, advertisements, classifieds, etc. 

Trial ends:

01/12/2019.

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Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

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Access on and off campus

Description:

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

Trial ends:

04/12/2019.

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Oxford Reseach Encyclopedias: Linguistics

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Description:

Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.  Like other ORE resources, it is continuously updated by the world’s leading scholars and researchers. Subjects covered by ORE Linguistics include applied and computational linguistics, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics and semantics.

Trial ends:

13/12/2019

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 London Low Life

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Description:

London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites.

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

Trial ends:

16/12/2019

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Medical Services and Warfare

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Description:

Explore the history of illness, treatment and disease on international front lines from 1850 to 1927. From the beginning of the Crimean War to the discovery of penicillin, Medical Services and Warfare gathers material from multiple conflicts to build a picture of the experience and development of medical practice as influenced by the wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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

Trial ends:

16/12/2019.

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Plays International & Europe

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Description:

Plays International & Europe is a quarterly journal which continues the tradition of the London theatre magazines Plays and Players and Plays International of the mid to late 20th century that defined British theatre culture, with a new editorial shift in emphasis to continental Europe. Its articles, unhindered by editorial conformity, cover theatre festivals, interviews with major theatre personalities, and “What’s on in London” and “What’s on the Broadway” lists describing all the upcoming mainstream shows. The articles reflect national trends in the performance arts all over the globe. Access from the first issue Spring 2016 onwards.

Trial ends:

27/12/2019.

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Database of Chinese Modern Newspapers

Access information:

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

Description:

Database of Chinese Modern Newspapers includes modern newspapers published in both mainland China and Taiwan before 1949 which reflects the entire history of the Republic of China. This database includes these sub-databases, namely; Shun Pao, Central Daily, Taiwan Min Bao, Taiwan Daily News, and Taiwan Times. The publisher of this cooperates with National Chengchi University on analyses of subject news, in order to help readers and researchers locate precious materials they really need.

Trial ends:

30/12/2019

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Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese & Japanese Ancient Books

Access information:

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

Description:

Diaolong Database is one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese and Japanese ancient books including almost 30,000 types of ancient books covering historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents. It is composed of many sub-databases, namely : are Zhong tong dao zang, Dao zang ji yao, Yong le da dian, Si bu cong kan, Xu si bu cong kan (Si bu bei yao), China local gazetteers, Liu fu wen zang, Qing dynasty archives, Gu jin tu shu ji cheng, Japanese ancient books, Dunhuang archives, Diaolong xu xiu si ku quan shu, Diaolong si ku quan shu, Chinese folk literature (including Min jian bao juan), and Ming qing ke ju zhu juan.

Trial ends:

30/12/2019

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Ta Kung Pao Newspaper Database

Access information:

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

Description:

Ta Kung Pao Database was established by Lianzhi Ying in Tianjin at the year 1902 which collects about 3 million articles. It has been focusing on politics and current affairs and was the most famous newspaper which recorded Chinese modern history, and served as one of the representatives of public voices especially during 1926-1949. This newspaper was awarded “Best News Service” by The University of Missouri, Missouri School of Journalism in 1941.

Trial ends:

30/12/2019

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Bayeaux Tapestry Online

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

The whole Tapestry (and two facsimiles) with full commentary, maps, genealogies, glossary, libraries of textual and visual analogues. Runs in all major browsers on all major computer systems - please note that this online version uses Flash, so it does not work in an i-Phone or i-Pad.

Further information: You may have to enable or download Adobe Flash player to make this trial work properly.
Trial ends:

31/12/2019.

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JoVE Core: Biology

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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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Bloomsbury Cultural History

Access information:

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

Description:

Comprising curated and illustrated reference works alongside extensive eBook and image collections Bloomsbury Cultural History presents essential content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform. The Cultural Histories Series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.

Trial ends:

05/01/2020.

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The National Theatre Collection(via Bloomsbury)

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

National Theatre Collection gives access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts and unseen archival recordings, the video content includes 17 video performances in the initial release and will expand in 2020 to 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, and costume designs will provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.

Trial ends:

05/01/2020.

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ASKZAD

Access information:

Access on campus. Access off campus via username and password - please see Electronic resources: usernames page for details. 

Description:

AskZad is a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based digital library focusing primarily on Arabic content. It contains journals, indexes, e-books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other types of electronic content. Designed with the needs of researchers in mind, AskZad contains scans of original articles going as far back as 1823. AskZad's diverse collection includes published content from the Middle East in Arabic as well as Arabic content worldwide.  The majority of AskZad's content is in Arabic but content in English, French and German is also available - click the top left button to translate the website into English

Trial ends:

17/01/2020

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Erudit

Access information:

Access on and off campus

Description:

ERUDIT have opened up access to their subscribed scholarly journals to enable SPARC to study the growing use of their journals by users in the UK (2 million views per year) in the context of an Open Access transition. It is conducted in collaboration with Raym Crow, Senior Consultant at SPARC (sparcopen.org). Each scholarly journal is independent and is published by Canadian learned societies or university presses and faculties. They are selected by their scientific committee and meet rigorous selection criteria. It represents more than 30 SSHAL disciplines: literature, law, sociology, economics, cinema, etc.

Trial ends:

31/03/2020.

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Expired trials

Expired trials are listed on a separate webpage. 

 

 

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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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