New resources on trial: Empire Online, and Church Missionary Society Periodicals

The Library has trial access to these two resources from Adam Matthew until April 13th 2021.

Empire Online brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of ‘Empire’ and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries, and are accompanied by secondary learning resources, including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.”

Church Missionary Society Periodicals encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports, offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounters.”

To access each resource, click on the required resource title:

Empire Online

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

When you try to view any content, you will be asked to log in. Choose the UK Access Management Federation option, select Newcastle University, and then log in with your NU credentials.

You can browse or search the archives in various ways. To get an overview of what they cover, we’d recommend selecting the Introduction section first of all.

The trial ends on April 13th 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.

New resource on trial: Cambridge Shakespeare

The Library has trial access to the Cambridge Shakespeare until April 4th 2021. This resource comprises various different components, including:

  • The complete New Cambridge Shakespeare series (41 volumes).
  • The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Early Quartos series (7 volumes).
  • Shakespeare in Production (14 volumes).
  • The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare; over 300 international and interdisciplinary essays on Shakespeare and contexts.
  • Multimedia resources for each work, providing contextual essays and notes.

You can browse, search, and cross-reference the Cambridge Shakespeare in various ways, including by title of work or keyword.

The trial ends on April 4th 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.

IBISWorld Trial for March

We are currently running a trial to IBISWorld which is a platform offering industry market research and industry risk ratings. This includes statistics, analysis and forecasts. For more information please click to download a summary below.

To start using IBISWorld, enter your keywords in the search box and then from the results list use the left hand options to narrow your search. e.g narrowing down by geography/country.

Once you selected a report to view; again use the left hand option to navigate to specific sections e.g. chapters on the industry, key statistics, major companies etc.

You can also navigate by choosing the Country and then the sector.

Look for the download icons so you can export reports and tables in different formats e.g. Word, PDF, PowerPoint and Excel.

We hope you’ll find the layout and navigate straightforward, if not click on the ? icon in the top right within IBISWorld for additional help.

This trial includes access to:
Australia
• Industry Reports (ANZSIC)
• Specialized Industry Reports
China
• Industry Reports
Global
• Global Industry Reports
United Kingdom
• Industry Reports (UK SIC)
• Specialized Industry Reports
United States
• Industry Reports (NAICS)
• Specialized Industry Reports
Canada
• Industry Reports (NAICS)
Germany
• Industry Reports (DE-WZ)
Ireland
• Industry Reports (NACE)
New Zealand
• Industry Reports (ANZSIC)

You can now download reports, charts, graphs, data tables and more in a variety of formats including Word, PDF, PowerPoint and Excel.

You’ll find some useful information for completing SWOT, PESTLE and Porters Five Forces together with industry information.

As always, your feedback will be very welcome: you can either email it, or leave a comment on this blogpost.

Access IBISWorld via the trial via this link.

The trial is running from the 1st to 31st March 2021.

Marketline free trial in March

We are currently running a trial of the Marketline database.

Marketline is a world leading provider of commercial intelligence.
The interactive subscribers-only platform, provides anytime access to a unique & exclusive mix of global company, industry, country, city and financial data.

During the trial you will be able to access:

  • 360 degree perspective of companies, industries, countries, and cities
  • Real-time news, analyst opinion, and financial deals
  • Powerful analytics

You’ll find some useful information for completing SWOT, PESTLE and Porters Five Forces together with industry information.

Marketline platform

As always, your feedback will be very welcome: you can either email it, or leave a comment on this blogpost.

Access Marketline via the trial via this link.

The trial is running from the 1st to 31st March 2021.

New resource on trial: Oxford World’s Classics

The Library has trial access to the new Oxford World’s Classics online platform until March 21st 2021.

This provides access to 301 novels and other works from the 18th and 19th centuries from around the world, including novels by writers such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Emile Zola and Fyodor Dostoevsky, as well as works such as Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species.

Each work is accompanied by extensive notes, introductions and commentaries. You can browse or search the collection in various ways (for example: by author, subject, keyword or time period).

During the trial, the books won’t be individually catalogued on Library Search, so you will need to access them via the OWC platform. The trial ends on March 21st 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.

New resource trial: Geomni from EDINA Digimap

We have trial access to an additional product from EDINA Digimap – Geomni, available until 1st April 2021. Trial login details available on request.

Geomni offers remote sensing and machine learning sourced geographic and spatially referenced data relevant to many sectors and disciplines. Create, view and annotate Geomni data online or download for further manipulation within GIS or CAD packages.

Geomni includes the following datasets:

  • UKMap
    1:1,000-scale topographic mapping, UKMap accurately locates topographic detail and includes rich attribution detailing land and building use and land-cover.  
    In addition, it comprises addresses, retail names, detailed shopping centre data, building heights, a wide range of points of interest, aerial photography, together with Digital Terrain and Surface Models. 
  • UKLand
    A maintained, national land information database providing a detailed consistent breakdown of the use of land across the UK. With 30 different land use classes from agriculture and woodland to business parks, transport and urban centres. Available as both a land-use and telecoms clutter database, UKLand is used by planners, consultancies, telecoms and other utilities and local and regional government organizations, to help plan and deliver major projects.
  • UKBuildings
    A unique database created and maintained by Geomni to help you understand the age, structure, characteristics and use of commercial, public and residential buildings across the UK. UKBuildings is used in the insurance, finance, land and property sectors and by government, telecoms and utility organisations. The UKBuildings database contains the location and footprint of all buildings across the UK with a full classification within urban areas (towns above 10,000 population).  

Contact your Liaison team for the trial login details and with any queries. Please send us any comments as to how this data product supports your teaching or research.

New resource on trial: Irish Times and Weekly Irish Times archive

The Library has trial access to the Irish Times and Weekly Irish Times archives until March 10th 2021.

This covers the full content of the titles back to their first issue: from 1859-2015 for the Irish Times, and from 1876-1958 for the Weekly Irish Times.

“From the aftermath of the Great Famine, the launch of the Titanic, and the Easter Rising of 1916, to the World Wars, the Troubles, and today’s most pressing global social issues, Ireland’s “only independent newspaper” lends its authoritative voice to local and international events alike.”

The trial ends on March 10th 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.

You may also be interested in the Irish News Archive, to which we have permanent access.

Temporary free access to British Online Archives

British Online Archives is providing temporary access to its entire collection until April 30th 2021 (just extended again!) This covers 96 different collections, containing over four million digitised archival records across one thousand years of world history, and is likely to be of interest to various subject areas in the HASS faculty. Collections have been digitised from the National Archives, British Library, BBC and elsewhere.

You can search across the collections in various ways, or browse them by series, which groups the collections thematically, including American Studies; Governing Africa; Politics and Protest; Transatlantic Slave Trade, and World Wars 1863-1974. Alternatively, you can browse by collection to see each of the 96 collections listed individually.

Browse by Collection

Please note, we have already purchased permanent access to five of the British Online Archives collections.

The free access ends on April 30th 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog. (NB For technical reasons, the trial link will take you to a Library Search login for just one of the collections, but once you are on the British Online Archives site, you will be able to access all the content).

Trial: Springer Protocols

We have temporary trial access to Springer Protocols from now until 1st May 2021.

Springer Protocols is a collection of ebook series, including the world’s largest online database of biomedical and life science protocols, comprising:

  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Neuromethods
  • Springer Protocols Handbooks
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Methods in Biotechnology

Springer Protocols offers researchers access to up to 30 years’ worth of time-tested, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their labs. Building on the heritage of the Methods in Molecular Biology series and content from other quality resources, researchers can be sure that whichever protocol they choose, it will be the most reliable and accurate technique.

What are the key features of Springer Protocols?

  • Access to over 58,000 protocols, growing rapidly
  • Covering cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, plant sciences and more
  • Based on tried and tested resources including Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Springer Nature Experiments interface connects researchers with the most relevant protocols quicker, allowing you to refine your search by technique, organism and cell line

Explore Springer Protocols on and off campus, logging in with your Newcastle University username and password as prompted, until 1st May 2021.

Please send any comments on how this resource supports your research, teaching or study, or any queries, to your Liaison team.

New resource on trial: BAR Digital Collection

The Library has trial access to the new BAR Digital Collection – the world’s largest academic archaeology online collection – until February 19th 2021.

This provides access to over 3,400 titles from BAR’s international and British series from 1974-2019. The collection covers archaeological research, excavation reports and other important series from around the world. Publications are mostly in English, as well as some in Italian, German, French and Spanish.

You can browse or search the collection in various ways (e.g. by location, subject, period or series).

The trial ends on February 19th 2021. To help us evaluate it, please email us your feedback, or leave a reply on this blog.