English Historical Documents Online (Trial resource)

“English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914”.
Key features of English Historical Documents Online include:
• Instant access to over 5,000 historical documents
• Highly discoverable content through Quick, Advanced and Faceted search
• Search refinement through adding and removing search filters directly on the results page
• Explore content by Date, Historiography and Historical methods, Population and environment, Society, Economic affairs and technology, Intellectual, cultural and the arts, Religious belief, practice and organization, Politics, administration and law, Military, Foreign affairs, Status entries and Source types
• Personalized login for individual users: bookmark entries, and save and manage searches
• Download, print, share and citation tools
• Institutional access via Shibboleth
• Institutional account management functionality
• COUNTER compliant analytics and usage statistics
• FAQs available at http://www.englishhistoricaldocuments.com/help-and-information/faqs

Access is available via IP address on-campus or from off-campus via the VPN by following this link http://www.englishhistoricaldocuments.com

The trial is active until 13th December 2013.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn mailto:s.c.corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

Dawsonera ebooks temporarily unavailable Saturday 8th December

This Saturday, the 8th December 2012, Dawsonera will be performing an essential upgrade on the dawsonera web service and will require an outage between the hours of 10am and 6pm, GMT. The outage window will be used to improve the resilience and service offering of dawsonera.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.

Library Catalogue Plus search default changes

Library Catalogue Plus search default has now been altered from Catalogue Plus to Catalogue. This means that when you access Library Catalogue Plus you will search our Catalogue by default and will have to change to Catalogue Plus to broaden the search to include Primo Central material. This will also be the case for anyone searching from the Library’s home page.

PhD Theses – digitisation project.

During July & August the Library’s print collection of University PhD theses will be digitised. This will mean that during these months some PhD theses will be unavailable while they are being digitised. We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause but will try to ensure that titles are digitised as quickly as possible and then made available via the University’s Institutional Repository.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) – trial

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

(The trial has been set up as a replica of our account and includes the main EBSCO Abstract and Index resources such as INSPEC and PsycINFO.  You will notice that when these Abstract and Index resources are searched individually Full Text will appear in the result lists due to EBSCO’s SmartLinking feature which seamlessly adds the Full Text from Academic Search Complete to the Abstract and Index record). 

The trial will run until the end of December 2011 and can be accessed via http://trial.ebscohost.com with the username and password available from the Electronic journal and information services passwords web page (use your University username and password to access this page).

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn mailto:S.C.Corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments

Passport GMID

“Passport GMID, the global market information database, is an award winning online business information resource providing intelligence on industries, countries and consumers”.

To begin searching go to this link http://www.portal.euromonitor.com

The trial is available until 30th November 2011 (and can also be accessed from off-campus if you install the University’s Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on your machine).

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn mailto:S.C.Corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

British Online Archives – trial

 BOA offers five collections of primary sources relating to British history that will support study and research in all areas of the humanities:

Colonial and Missionary Records

Documents in this collection include records made by the East India Company and the records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, c. 1650-1950, covering Colonial America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900

A collection of currently 13 titles focusing on Britain’s varying relationships with West Africa and the Americas.

Twentieth Century Political History

Labour Party papers (1968-1994), British Union of Fascists newspapers and secret files and anti-Fascist newsletters from the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

Communist Part of Great Britain Archive, 1920-1991

British Broadcasting Corporation Archive

Includes Annual Reports and listener research (c. 1937-1950)

To begin using the trial please go to http://www.britishonlinearchives.co.uk/

The trial is available until 19th October 2011 (and can also be accessed from off-campus if you install the University’s Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on your machine).

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn mailto:S.C.Corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments.

Introducing Library Catalogue Plus

Library Catalogue Plus your new information discovery tool is now available for preview.

Library Catalogue Plus is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects.

  • Quick access to library selected content
  • Replaces both the existing catalogue and MetaLib
  • It will help you find book, journal articles, conference papers and other resources to better support your Learning, Teaching and ResearchLibrary Catalogue Plus

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 – trial

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980 is based on substantial collections of unique manuscript materials held at the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London, supplemented by additional sources from Cambridge University Library, the Church Missionary Society Archive, the Council for World Missions Library, Duke University, the National Archives at Kew, the Alexander Turnbull Library at the National Library of New Zealand and Yale Divinity Library.  In addition we have included a range of rare printed materials including missionary periodicals, atlases and books which help to contextualize the other sources.”

It comprises:

  • A large body of maps, colour paintings, photographs and drawings depicting people, places, customs and events that will enliven any study of China.
  • Substantial papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service from ECM and CAV Bowra to Robert Hart and Frederick Maze.
  • Records of major diplomatic missions to China ranging from the late 18th and early 19th century missions of Macartney and Amherst to those of Nixon and Heath in the 20th century.
  • Papers of missionaries active in all regions of China from Canton and Macao to Shanghai and Peking.
  • Extensive, fully searchable run of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941
  • Recently opened files from the National Archives at Kew relating to the thawing of relations with China in the 1970s.

 To access the trial please go to: www.china.amdigital.co.uk

The trial will run until 6th July 2011 (for off-campus access please login to the Library pages via the Remote Working Portal at https://vpn.lboro.ac.uk/+CSCOE+/logon.html )

Please note that the ‘download entire document in PDF’ option is not available during four-week trials. However, you are still able to view and print images from the collections.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn mailto:S.C.Corn@lboro.ac.uk with your comments