Monday, December 21, 2009

TRIAL: Financial Times Historical Archive

We have a trial of the Financial Times Historical Archive until 31st January 2010. The trial only includes around 15% of the content, covering a wide selection of dates.

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2006, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page. It includes over 700,000 pages of past issues, including Special Supplements and the FT Magazine.

To access this trial go to
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/tlemea_ftha and login with the trial password.

After using the Financial Times Historical Archive please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TRIAL: Palgrave Connect e-books

We have a trial of a few Palgrave Connect e-book collections until Janury 4th 2010:

Business & Management Collection 2009
Economics & Finance Collection 2009
Political & International Studies Collection 2009
Social & Cultural Studies Collection 2009
History Collection 2008

For off-campus access please use Internet Explorer in the Office or Web folders of AppsAnywhere. We would of course configure EZproxy access if we were to buy content on Palgrave Connect.


These are really just to give us an opportunity to try out the Palgrave Connect e-books platform. On Palgrave Connect you can download entire e-books as a PDF document, and there are no Digital Rights Management restrictions on copying or printing (though copyright law still applies of course!)

Futher collections are also available (but without trial access) in:

Literature & Performing Arts
Language & Linguistics
Religion and Philosophy

We buy a higher proportion of published titles in the Literature & Performing Arts area than any other so these might be the most likely for us to purchase.

Collections are sold by subject and year on publication, with the earliest collections going back to 2000. For a list of all the collections, see
http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/browse/catalog.

We would welcome your comments on the functionality of the platform and the range of titles available.

After trying Palgrave Connect please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Please be specific about which collections (subject areas and years) you are most interested in.

Monday, December 14, 2009

TLS Historical Archive 1902-2005 now available

We now have access to the TLS Historical Archive 1902-2005 from:

http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/menu/start?prod=TLSH&userGroupName=livuni.

You can find it in the catalogue or in Metalib.

The TLS Historical Archive 1902-2005 is a significant improvement on the previous TLS Centenary Archive. This easy-to-navigate, fully-searchable resource is a witness to the cultural revolutions of the last 100 years and offers unparalleled opportunities for tracking the views of influential opinion makers, the response of their peers, the controversies of the day and how they developed.

Identification of the anonymous contributors – reviewers, essayists, and writers of letters and poems – is included, allowing students, researchers, critics and authors to explore in greater depth the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

New users are advised to click on the Research Tools tab to find out more about the publication and its timeline