Monday, June 28, 2010

TRIAL: Express Group and The Watchman archives

We have a trial of the Express Group archive (comprising the Daily Express 1900 to current, Sunday Express 2000 to current, Daily Star 2000 to current, and Star Sunday 2002 to current) until 31st July 2010.

We have also been granted trial access to The Watchman, the first Methodist newspaper, which isn't officially released until August.

To access these trials go to:
http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ukpressonline/database/search/advSearch.jsp.

You can read blog posts about the historical importance of the Daily Express and The Watchman.

After trying these newspaper archives 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 title(s) you are referring to.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

East Germany from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963 now available

We have purchased East Germany from Stalinization to the New Economic Policy, 1950-1963 from Gale, Cengage Learning. Access is available from http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/menu/start?prod=GDSC&userGroupName=livuni, through the library catalogue or via our Historical Collections online page.

Originally microfilmed as Records of the U.S. Department of State Relating to the Internal Affairs of East Germany, this Archives Unbound digital collection provides an in-depth look into the creation of the East German state, living conditions, and its people. Documents included in this collection are predominantly instructions to and despatches from U.S. diplomatic, and consular personnel regarding political, military, economic, social, industrial, and other internal conditions and events in East Germany.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Part I now available

Following the positive comments in response to our trial, we have now purchased Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition from Gale, Cengage Learning. Access is now available from http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/menu/start?prod=SAS&userGroupName=livuni or via the library catalogue or through SFX / find it @ liverpool, or though our Historical Collections online pages.

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006, now available

Following the positive comments in response to our trial, we have now purchased the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2006 from Gale, Cengage Learning. Access is now available from http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/menu/start?prod=FTHA&userGroupName=livuni or via the library catalogue or through SFX / find it @ liverpool, or through our e-Newspapers or Historical Collections online pages.

Don't forget we also have the Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2006.

Mass Observation Online now available

Following the positive comments in response to our trial, we have now purchased Mass Observation Online from Adam Matthew Publications. Access is now available from http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ or via the library catalogue, or via our Historical Collections online page.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Access to Searchable E-Journals A-Z List

If you cannot access the Library Catalogue or Library Web Pages at present, our searchable A-Z list of e-journals (provided by SFX / find it @ liverpool) is hosted elsewhere and remains available.

You'll find it at: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/lpu/azlist/default.

Friday, June 18, 2010

2009 Impact Factors available

The 2009 Impact Factors (and other metrics) are now available in Journal Citation Reports. Access them at http://www.isiknowledge.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/JCR.

The 2009 update sees over 700 journals receive impact factors for the first time. For more details see http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/analytical/jcr/.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

TRIAL: Palgrave Connect e-books

We have a trial of several Palgrave Connect e-book collections until June 23rd 2010:

Language & Linguistics Collection 2009
Language & Linguistics Collection 2010
Literature & Performing Arts Collection 2007
Literature & Performing Arts Collection 2008
Literature & Performing Arts Collection 2009
Literature Collection 2010

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.

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 subject collections are also available (but without trial access). 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.