Trial: Revolution and Protest online

We have reactivated this trial and now have access to this collection until 5th April 2019.

This curated, thematically-organized, and curriculum-driven collection offers students and scholars a new way to examine how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th to 21st century.

Content includes:

• 175 hours of video, including documentaries, original footage, and personal accounts

• 50,000 pages of primary sources and archival collections (personal papers, organizations, government documents, and others)

• 50,000 pages of journals, reports, monographs, and speeches

• 1,000 images from key movements and revolutions

• Ancillary materials including scholarly essays, bibliographies, sourced chronologies, and links to websites

  • American Revolution of 1776
  • Brazilian Revolution, 1930
  • Independence movements in Asia
  • French Revolution, 1789-1794
  • Chinese Communist Revolution, 1925–1949
  • Independence movements in Latin America
  • Toussaint Louverture / Haitian Revolution, 1796–1799
  • Hungarian Revolution
  • Fascist regimes: Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina
  • European revolutions of 1848
  • Civil Rights Movement, U.S.
  • Labor movement
  • Cuban Revolution, 1953–1959
  • India Civil Disobedience / demand for independence
  • Gender revolutions
  • Russian Revolution
  • Iranian Revolution, 1979
  • Student movements
  • Mexican Revolution, 1910
  • Arab Spring
  • Non-violent movements and revolutions

To access the collection, click on the link here .  If you are off-campus, click ‘Log In’ and type in Newcastle for the institution name.  You will see the university name so click on that and you’ll be taken to the NU log in page.  You can also access via RAS if off campus.

The trial ends on 5th April. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

Trial: Society Digimap

Society Digimap is free on trial until 31st July 2019.  Adding to our existing EDINA collection, Society Digimap includes census and socio-economic data which can be layered across the map software to provide a picture and give an insight of society in a given area.

To access this resource, click on the link to the Digimap collection via Library Search or our Maps library guide, log in with your university account and click on the Society tab to access the data.  You will need to accept the license agreement the first time you use it.

Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

Trial: MuseumsEtc ebook collection

We have trial access to the MuseumsEtc e-book collection from Exact Editions until March 27th 2019.

This collection provides access to over 60 ebooks on a range of topics relating to museum studies, and is likely to be of interest to staff and students in subject areas such as art, business, planning, sociology and history as well as museum studies.

The trial ends on March 27th 2019. Please explore it and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

If you are off-campus, you will need to log into RAS  first of all, and then access this page from a browser window within RAS.

 

Trial: World Shakespeare Bibliography

We have trial access to the World Shakespeare Bibliography until April 3rd 2019.  This is the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide from 1960 to the present.

It contains 126,000 records, including details of books, articles, reviews, productions and theses. You can search or browse it in various ways.

The trial ends on April 3rd 2019. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

Trial : Elgar Ebooks

Elgaronline includes scholarly research monographs, Research Handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedia and journals.

This month we on trial a variety of subject collections from Elgar Ebooks.

These are:

Business and Management

Economics

Law

Social Sciences

The ebooks we have access to as part of this trial as from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 collections.

If you access the links to the Elgar Platform in this post or via our catalogue, Library Search you will automatically be dropped into the section we have access to. If not you can refine the search options on Elgar to only display “all accessible content”. This should give free access during this trial to 959 items.

The trial ends on the 6th of March. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

Trial: Oxford Bibliographies Online

We have a trial of Oxford Bibliographies Online until April 8th 2019.

This resource offers exclusive, authoritative research guides written by academic experts across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, it directs you to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects in humanities and social and environmental sciences.

You can search or browse it in various ways, and new content is added regularly.

The trial ends on April 8th. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog.

Trial: Irish Times and Weekly Irish Times

We have trial access to this digitised newspaper archive from Proquest until May 26th 2019.

It contains full content of the Irish Times from 1859-2015 and the Weekly Irish Times from 1876-1958.

Explore nearly 150 years of Ireland’s history, rich culture and complex political
climate, from the aftermath of the Great Famine, the launch of the Titanic, the Easter Rising of 1916, to the World Wars, the Troubles, and today’s most pressing global social issues.

The trial ends on May 26th. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog. If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to RAS first of all, and then access this page from within RAS.

Trial ; OnArchitecture from EBSCO

This archive was founded in 2012 by architects, Felipe De Ferrari and Diego Grass along with psychologist Claudio Mesa. This platform is unique as it offers architecture related videos which support architectural and design education. Content wise it covers key architects, works and experiences.

The collection features video interviews with influential contemporary architects who talk directly to the camera about their work, design processes and the role of architects and architecture in society.

These video interviews are enriched with information associated to their key projects (both buildings and installations) along with technical specifications, project briefs and corporate profiles. It also includes up-to-date biographies of the architects and designers whose works are featured.

The trial ends on the 15th of March. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog. If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to RAS first of all, and then access this page from within RAS.

Trial : Art and Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source provides full text journals, magazines and books together with indexes and abstracts to search for other material. Subject areas covered range from fine, decorative and commercial art, architecture and architectural design.

There is around 600 full text periodicals, over 220 full text books and a collection of over 63,000 images.

You can access Art & Architecture Source via our catalogue, Library Search.

You can search by keywords and then use the left hand menu to narrow your results.

The trial ends on the 15th of March 2019. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog. If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to RAS first of all, and then access this page from within RAS.

 

Trial : Harvard Business Review Press eBook Collection

The Harvard Business Review Press eBook Collection includes more than 600 titles.

Recent best-selling titles include:

Harvard Business Review Press is a leading global book publisher and a division of the Harvard Business Review Group. HBR Press publishes books for the general, professional and academic markets on the topics of leadership, strategy, innovation, technology and management.

To access Harvard Business Publishing EBooks via our catalogue, Library Search

You can keyword search or browse by category.

The trial ends on the 15th of March 2019. Please explore and email us your feedback, or post it as a comment on this blog. If you are off-campus, you will need to log in to RAS first of all, and then access Harvard Business ebook Collection from within RAS.