Trial: Digimap Northern Ireland OS Data

Northern Ireland Ordinance Survey data via Digimap is free on trial until 31st July 2019.  Adding to our existing EDINA collection, the collection provides a range of raster and vector data at scales ranging from 1:2500 to 1:1 million. Aerial photographs are also included.

Ordinance survey data

 

Since this is a trial service, you will be required to delete any licensed data you hold on 31st July unless your institution chooses to take a subscription from 1st August 2019 onwards. Please bear this in mind when planning your work.

You can access Digimap 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.

Pharmaceutical Substances on trial until 31st May 2019

We have trial access until 31st May 2019 to Pharmaceutical Substances from Thieme.

Pharmaceutical Substances is a one-stop source of information relating to the industrial synthesis and commercial applications of every licensed drug of significance. It provides ready access to syntheses, patents, and applications for more than 2,600 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), including intermediates from the six most important markets.

Professors Axel Kleemann, Jürgen Engel, Bernhard Kutscher, and Dr. Dietmar Reichert present highly evaluated information collected from all the relevant literature and commercial patent data.

Pharmaceutical Substances is aimed at:

  • Researchers and process chemists
  • Teaching in the field of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Everyone involved in design, discovery, development, evaluation, and marketing of drugs

Please explore and if this resource would support your education or research activities then contact your Liaison Librarian with details.

Wiley Digital Archives on trial

We have month-long trial access to Wiley Digital Archives, currently comprising archives from the New York Academy of Sciences, The Royal Anthropological Institute and The Royal College of Physicians.

Wiley Digital Archives is a continuous program of new databases comprised of unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies, libraries, and archives around the world, and made accessible in ways that tie directly to research outcomes and educational goals. All Archives are cross-searchable, and contain tools for searching, browsing, analyzing and visualizing primary source content.

What’s currently included?

Wiley Digital Archives: New York Academy of Sciences
This database offers the digitized archives of the New York Academy of Sciences from ~1803 to 2013, and contains a range of searchable manuscripts, correspondence, reports, conference papers, proceedings, maps, surveys, data and ephemera produced by the researchers and members of NYAS. The history of science and medicine in North America are represented in this collection, which also focuses on environmental history, pollution, human rights, public health and ethics. 


Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute
This database offers the digitized archives of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland from ~1763 to 2016, and contains a range of searchable manuscripts, correspondence, reports, conference papers, proceedings, maps, surveys, fieldnotes, drawings, data and ephemera produced by the researchers and members of the RAI. Featured is a collection of over 200,000 ethnographic photographs, taken by anthropologists all around the world. The RAI collections covers the history of anthropology (cultural, biological, medical, visual), and connects to colonialism and other aspects of the social sciences and humanities, with content drawn from an array of expeditions and studies across the globe. 


Wiley Digital Archives: Royal College of Physicians
This database offers the digitized archives of the Royal College of Physicians of London from ~1300 to 1980, and contains a range of searchable monographs, rare books, manuscripts, correspondence, reports, conference papers, medical reports, medical education textbooks, proceedings, lectures, anatomical drawings, public health surveys, photographs, drawings, data and ephemera produced by the researchers and members of the RCP. The history of medicine from early origins in folklore through to the modern practice is represented in this collection, with strong connections to the medical humanities, the interactions between medicine and culture, religion, and government, the establishment of public health systems, and the policies which govern medical education and practice.

For all three databases, the content is presented as digital images, with searchable text and metadata, on a platform which also allows for visual and textual analyses and is cross-searchable with archives from other societies in the Wiley Digital Archives program.

Please explore and send your comments to your Liaison Librarian by the end of April 2019.

 

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.