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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.

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San Francisco Chronicle

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Description:

Though it was Northern California’s “newspaper of record,” the San Francisco Chronicle’s influence was so far-reaching that it was known as the Voice of the West. With colourful reporting and commentary on news ranging from the aftermath of the Gold Rush to the effects of World War II, the Chronicle offers an unparalleled glimpse into the issues and events that shaped the West Coast for over a century. Note that the Library already has access to San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922) via ProQuest 350, which can be accessed via the Databases A-Z list at https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/databases-a-z/databases-s.

Trial Ends: 22/03/2024.

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Social Policy and Practice (Ovid)

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Description:

Social Policy and Practice (SPP) is a comprehensive bibliographic database for those working or studying in the health and social care sectors - bringing together information from the UK's five leading collections of health and social care resources. Social Policy and Practice helps professionals, practitioners, researchers and students interested in health and social care to identify articles and publications of relevance to the UK context. With over 400,000 bibliographic records and abstracts dating from 1981, SPP joins data from the following 5 leading collections of social policy and practice resources:

  • AgeInfo - Centre for Policy on Ageing
  • NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children - Planex
  • IDOX Information Service
  • Social Care Online - Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
  • ChildData – National Children’s Bureau (NCB)

With a focus on evidence-based information, topics and subjects span children and young people as well as adults and older people. These include: health and wellbeing, play, social and family policy, social care, crime and youth justice, child protection and safeguarding, mental illness, climate change and policy, and more.

Trial Ends: 23/03/2024.

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India under Colonial Rule, 1752-1933

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"India under Colonial Rule, 1752-1933" comprises 6 diverse primary source collections which detail the political, economic, and spiritual realities of British colonial rule in India. The featured collections include records from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, from the establishment of the East India Company and the India Act to the emergence of Gandhi and the independence movement. Drawn from a diverse range of sources, the materials show the Raj through the eyes of commercial, military, and bureaucratic elites, as well as missionaries, labourers, and Indians themselves. 

This series therefore provides students and researchers with a nuanced synopsis of British colonialism in India and India’s role in shaping modern Britain. The following primary source collections are included in the trial:

  • The British Raj: Resistance and Reform in India, 1879–1920
  • The East India Company: Corrupt Governance and Cruelty in India, 1806-1814
  • The East India Company: Laying the Foundations for British Colonial Domination of India, 1752-1774
  • Indian and Sri Lankan Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1770-1931
  • Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933

  • World News in Indian Newspapers, 1782-1908

Trial Ends: 23/03/2024.

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The Atlantic Magazine Archive

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The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought. The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Trial Ends: 25/02/2024

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Cine Cubano: Latin America’s Oldest Film Magazine

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The journal Cine Cubano is an essential resource for studying the rich history of both Cuban revolutionary cinema and Latin American cinema at large, and is now made available online for the first time. The more than two hundred digital issues offer students and researchers unparalleled access to six decades of cutting-edge film theory, novel approaches to film making, and scores of film reviews.

Trial Ends: 07/03/2024.

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Classic Brazilian Cinema Online

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A unique collection of digitized historical film magazines from the 1910s to the 1960s, providing students and researchers with easy access to rare an previously dispersed sources documenting the cinematographic history of the biggest country in Latin America, Brazil.

Trial Ends: 07/03/2024.

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Classic Mexican Cinema Online

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A database of five historic film periodicals, illuminating the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1930s-1960s). The database also gives access to the personal scrapbook of pioneering filmmaker Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), as well as to a collection of fifty rare lobby cards.

Trial Ends: 07/03/2024.

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Cuban Pre-Revolutionary Cinema

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Scanned at the Cinemateca de Cuba in Havana, Cuba, this online primary-source collection documents the history and development of Cuban cinema from the Silent Era to the Revolution. It offers unique access to unpublished photographs, newspaper clippings, lobby cards, yearbooks, and a complete run of the weekly magazine Cinema (1935–1965), an obligatory starting point for any research on early Cuban cinema.

Trial Ends: 07/03/2024.

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Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2021

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A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2021 delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2021. Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included -- shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review.

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28/07/2024.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America and the rest of the world from the 17th century to the late 19th century. Archival collections were sourced from more than 60 libraries at institutions such as the Amistad Research Center, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Archives, Oberlin College, Oxford University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Yale University; these collections allow for unparalleled depth and breadth of content.

Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World charts the inception of slavery in Africa and its rise as perpetuated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, placing particular emphasis on the Caribbean, Latin America, and United States. More international in scope than Part I, this collection was developed by an international editorial board with scholars specializing in North American, European, African, and Latin American/Caribbean aspects of the slave trade.

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28/07/2024

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery Part III: The Institution of Slavery

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America and the rest of the world from the 17th century to the late 19th century. Archival collections were sourced from more than 60 libraries at institutions such as the Amistad Research Center, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Archives, Oberlin College, Oxford University, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Yale University; these collections allow for unparalleled depth and breadth of content.

Part III: The Institution of Slavery expands the depth of coverage of the topic. Part III explores, in vivid detail, the inner workings of slavery from 1492 to 1888. Through legal documents, plantation records, first-person accounts, newspapers, government records, and other primary sources, this collection reveals how enslaved people struggled against the institution. These rare works explore slavery as a legal and labor system, the relationship between slavery and religion, freed slaves, the Shong Massacre, the Demerara insurrection, and many other aspects and events.

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28/07/2024

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State Papers Online: Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council

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State Papers Online, 1509-1714 ('SPO') offers a completely new working environment to researchers, teachers and students of Early Modern Britain. Whether used for original research, for teaching, or for student project work, State Papers Online offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concern, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain. Part IV includes State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council.

NB: The Library has purchased access to two modules of SPO - Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603 and The Stuart and the Cumberland Papers - which can be found on the S databases page.

Trial ends:

28/07/2024

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