Monday, October 28, 2013

TRIAL: Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present

We have a trial of Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present, from Cambridge University Press, until 28th November 2013.

To access this trial go to http://orlando.cambridge.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

Orlando provides entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies. Interacting with these materials creates a dynamic inquiry from any number of perspectives into centuries of women's writing.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Access restored to ACS journals via EZproxy

Access to American Chemical Society journals via EZproxy has been restored. ACS has lifted the block on our EZproxy server whilst we trace and contact the user whose usage triggered the earlier IP block.


For example, it is now possible to access JACS at  http://pubs.acs.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/journal/jacsat again.

Please ensure that your use of the library's online resources falls with in our acceptable use guidelines, so that incidents like this are minimised.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

TRIAL: Pidgeon Digital (architecture videos)

We have a trial of Pidgeon Digital until 27th October 2013.

To access this trial go to: https://www-pidgeondigital-com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

Pidgeon Digital is the online version of The Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. The original series took the form of a series of tape/slide talks, each consisting of a 30 minute audio-cassette and 24 time-coded colour slides. In order to preserve this archive the audio and the images have been carefully digitised and presented as online time-coded presentations. In addition the digitised images have been tagged and now form a searchable online image library for use by students and academics.

The collection was founded in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon (long-time editor of the influential magazine Architectural Design) so as to be able to hear the actual voices of the designers of buildings and listen to their ideas. Monica sadly died in 2009 at the age of 95 (there is a video of her memorial service in November 2009 on the website). Her work of producing new recordings for the website is being continued by Peter Murray. Peter trained as an architect but moved into architectural writing and editing. He worked as Technical Editor of Architectural Design under Monica Pidgeon, edited Building Design and the RIBA Journal before founding Blueprint Magazine. He is Chairman of the New London Architecture centre, chairman of Wordsearch, a consultancy explaining and promoting architecture, planning and the built environment, and he is Founder Director of the London Festival of Architecture.

After trying Pidgeon Digital, 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.

Monday, October 07, 2013

TRIAL: International Historical Statistics

We have a trial of International Historical Statistics from Palgrave Macmillan until 8th November 2013.

To access this trial either:

Search International Historical Statistics at http://www.palgraveconnect.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/pc/archives/ihs.html, or

Browse International Historical Statistics at http://www.palgraveconnect.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137305688

International Historical Statistics is an impressive and peerless collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. It is a truly interdisciplinary product that will prove a valuable resource to those researching and studying Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Politics, Sociology and Statistical Studies.

This new release updates the last print edition of International Historical Statistics, which was published in 2007 in 3 volumes. It now includes 260 years of rich data, collected between 1750-2010 and available online for the first time. Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

TRIAL: OnArchitecture

We have a trial of OnArchitecture until 6th November 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://www.onarchitecture.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

OnArchitecture is an online audiovisual service providing a synthetic, deep and detailed panorama of the world's main authors, works, experiences and problematics related to the field of architecture.

OnArchitecture's collection features original videos, including interviews, buildings and installations, all enriched with a selection of complementary material - documents and audiovisual - about the main authors and figures of contemporary architecture.

After trying OnArchitecture, 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.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TRIAL: Cite Them Right

We have a trial of Cite Them Right from Palgrave Macmillan until 2nd November 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://www.citethemrightonline.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

The number and variety of sources that can be referenced in academic work has exploded over the last 25 years. In 1992, Graham Shields wrote a simple A4 page hand-out on basic referencing for students at his university. This was so helpful that the hand-out grew first into a booklet, then into Cite Them Right, a complete referencing guide developed with Richard Pears. Cite Them Right was innovative because it expanded to include new types of source material with each new edition. Graham and Richard also took great care to incorporate user feedback to make Cite Them Right as up-to-date and useful for students and lecturers as possible.

Today, Cite Them Right is now in its 9th edition and has also been re-envisaged as this user-friendly online platform. Having instant access to Cite Them Right online makes it easier than ever to reference the sources that matter to you and expand the frontiers of academic discourse.

Cite them right online also works on your tablet or smartphones, so you’ll always have the guidance you need at hand.

After trying Cite Them Right, 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.

TRIAL: Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Parts II and III

We have a trial of Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Parts II and III from Gale Cengage Learning until 1st November 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://find.galegroup.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/menu/start?prod=SAS&userGroupName=livuni.

Note that we have already purchased Part I: "Debates over Slavery and Abolition". Part II is "The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World", and Part III is "The Institution of Slavery". Part IV will be released later in 2013.

After trying Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Parts II and III, please leave your comments below. Please specify which part you find most useful, so that we can prioritise. Also, please compare this with Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice if you can. 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.

TRIAL: Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9

We have a trial of Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9 from Readex / NewsBank until 1st November 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://infoweb.newsbank.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ and follow the link to America's Historical Newspapers.

Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. This growing digital collection of early American newspapers is the most extensive resource of its kind. With nearly 1,600 titles from all 50 states, Early American Newspapers provides an unparalleled record of the topics, people, issues and events that have shaped America for nearly three centuries.

Note that we have already purchased Series 1, 1690-1876. Details of what is available in these additional series is available at: http://www.readex.com/content/early-american-newspapers-1690-1922-series.

After trying Early American Newspapers, Series 2-9, please leave your comments below. Please specify which newspapers you are most interested in, so that we can prioritise series. 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.

TRIAL: Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present

We have a trial of Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present from Alexander Street Press. This trial has been extended until 16th November 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://wasi.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/

Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.

This final release (September 2013) includes about 4,660 sources spanning approximately 150,000 pages, as well as links to 124 online resources. It also includes 25 scholarly essays that place the resources within a broader interpretive framework and guide users to particularly valuable documents.

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TRIAL: Defining Gender, 1450-1910

We have a trial of Defining Gender, 1450-1910 from Adam Matthew Digital Ltd until 25th October 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://www.gender.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/

Note that PDFs cannot be downloaded during the trial, but documents can be read on screen. If we were to purchase or subscribe to this resource we would be able to download PDFs.

The study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture has now become one of the most vibrant areas of social, cultural and intellectual research, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. This exciting collection of original source material from British and European archives will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology, education and cultural studies from a gendered perspective.

The broad range of thematically organised documents from 21 libraries provides an excellent opportunity for comparative study and research. Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives. They are indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person and subject across all five sections.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TRIAL: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

We have a trial of Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice from Adam Matthew Digital Ltd until 25th October 2013.

To access this trial go to: http://www.slavery.amdigital.co.uk.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/

Note that PDFs cannot be downloaded during the trial, but documents can be read on screen. If we were to purchase or subscribe to this resource we would be able to download PDFs.

Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice.

In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.

After trying Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, please leave your comments below. Please compare this with Slavery and Anti-Slavery Parts II and III if possible. 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.