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Users experiencing difficulties accessing any of these databases on or off campus should contact the Electronic Resources Librarian or their Subject Librarian.

Troubleshooting: off campus, if you get a message indicating a subscription for an important journal has been cancelled or you are recommended to suggest purchase, please check first that you have followed the correct steps for off campus access.

If you are asked to register/login to the My Athens website, please read ATHENS.

For information on using the Library-supported bibliographic management software, EndNote, with these databases, please consult the support pages on the Library website, or contact your Subject Librarian or the EndNote team directly.

Blackboard and Online Resources information for TCD staff: to use Library online, purchased, resources in Blackboard, please read: Linking to Electronic Resources from Blackboard as a first step. Please note that it is recommended that PdFs of articles are not inserted directly into Blackboard as this may be a breach of copyright/licence agreements.

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Trial Databases

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Databases "On Trial" are normally only available on campus. Check out the New Resources tab for recently purchased databases.

Please note, TCD Library may not be able to commit to a subscription at the end of a resource trial period, even if usage statistics are high, due to current financial restrictions.

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  • Ancestry Library Edition Trial 18/2/2015 - 17/4/2015

    Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

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  • Geofacets Trial: 26/1/15-12/03/15.

    Geofacets provides hundreds of thousands of scientific maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications. The resource offers unique location-based, keyword and advanced search utilities developed by geoscientists for geoscientists. It provides source article information and links along with each map. Geofacets allows users to directly integrate map images and georeferenced maps into GIS and presentation tools.

    This resource is available off campus during the trial period

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  • Open Book Publishers. Trial: 29/1/15-28/2/15. *Open access, free, scholarly Ebooks.

    Open Book Publishers is a non-profit organisation established, by academics in Cambridge, to publish rigorously peer reviewed Open Access monographs. To date, 51 titles in the humanities and social sciences by some of the world's best known scholars (including Amartya Sen and Noam Chomsky) have been published.

    For an annual membership fee, member libraries can:

    • allow the full range of formatted digital editions (pdf, epub, mobi) to be freely downloaded by any registered library users. Thus any student, faculty member or alumnus registered with the library/university could freely download any digital edition of any title from the Open Book Publishers' website.
    • allow any digital edition of titles to be uploaded to the library's own digital repository or ebook collection, to keep permanently. Thus if membership of Open Book Publisheres is terminated by the Library, permanent and uninterrupted access to all titles accessible during the membership period will be maintained.

    A 15% discount is granted to any registered member of the university library (staff/student/alumnus) on the sales of any printed edition of our titles, purchased from our website.

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  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers [North American newspapers, several titles]. Trial period: 26 February - 29th March 2015.

    Dept. of History / Séan Hughes request

    The following titles are included: Atlanta Daily World - Chicago Defender - Chicago Tribune - Cleveland Call and Post - Dayton Daily News - Detroit Free Press - Hartford Courant - Indianapolis Star - Los Angeles Sentinel - Los Angeles Times - Louisville Courier Journal - New York Amsterdam News - New York Tribune / Herald Tribune - Newsday - Norfolk Journal and Guide - Philadelphia Tribune - Pittsburgh Courier - San Francisco Chronicle - South China Morning Post - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger - The American Israelite - The Arizona Republican - The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984) - The Austin American Statesman - The Baltimore Afro-American - The Baltimore Sun - The Baltimore Sun (1837-1922) - The Boston Globe - The Christian Science Monitor - The Cincinnati Enquirer - The Globe and Mail - The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times - The Jerusalem Post - The Jewish Advocate - The Jewish Exponent - The Nashville Tennessean - The New York Times with Index - The Scotsman - The Wall Street Journal - The Washington Post - Toronto Star

  • PsycTESTS *Please note, this trial is over.: Trial: 16 January 2015 - 15 February 2015.

    Requested by Geraldine Fitzgerald, Subject Librarian, Psychology & Education.

    The PsycTESTS database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. This is a bibliographic database, which also contains full text and multimedia. (76% of test records contain the actual test or test items.) More details here.

New Resources

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Latest additions:

(See Trial Databases page for databases on trial)

Oxford Classical Dictionary

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB)

Digital National Security Archive: China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998

Digital National Security Archive: U.S. Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis, and Covert Action

Political, Economic, and Military Conditions in China: Reports and Correspondence of the U.S. Military Intelligence Division, 1918-1941

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953)

Bankscope [Bureau van Dijk]

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  • Bankscope [Bureau van Dijk] [1 July 2014]

    World banking information source.

    Bankscope contains comprehensive information on banks across the globe. It can be used to research individual banks and to find banks with specific profiles and analyse them. Bankscope has up to 16 years of detailed accounts for each bank.

    TCD subscription covers access to Bankscope (Ownership and Financial modules)

    Subject: Business

    Content: Data

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  • Digital National Security Archive: China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960-1998 [Sept 2014]

    This collection pulls together more than 2,000 documents concerning the relationship between the United States and China, with an emphasis on the 1969-1998 time period. The documents include memos, cables, and studies concerning U.S. diplomatic relations with China, records concerning the U.S.-PRC security relationship, documents related to the economic and scientific association with the PRC, and intelligence estimates and studies concerning the PRC's foreign policy objectives, military capabilities, and internal situation.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

  • Digital National Security Archive: U.S. Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis, and Covert Action (China and the U.S.) [Sept 2014]

    This collection includes more than 2,300 documents providing new insights into aspects of intelligence operations, with the results of most of these efforts, naturally, kept highly classified. The resulting finished intelligence addressed a diversity of topics, ranging from military capabilities to domestic policies, and which was critical in helping to shape U.S. policy toward the emerging world power. This collection provides insights into all these aspects of intelligence operations, revealing U.S. concerns about its rival, China, and its ally, Taiwan.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

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  • Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB) formerly Hand Press Book Database [Free under the agreement with CONUL (Consortium of National and University Libraries) - Oct. 2014]

    The HPB Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files. As the digitisation of collections in contributing libraries progresses, more and more catalogue records point to digital presentations of the early printed books. The HPB Database is of interest to librarians and any one else with academic pursuits across many fields of study that use printed books as source material. It is especially valuable for research in intellectual history, social history, and transmission of thought, as well as in the history of printing and the history of the book. It may be accessed for information retrieval and downloading by CERL member institutions, their staff and users.

    Subject: History

    Content: Bibliographic database

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  • Oireachtas Library & Research Service OPAC [Free, Irish Government database, launched November 2013]

    This online catalogue [OPAC], encompassing all documents laid in the Leinster House library since 1922, provides access to one of the largest digital archives in the State. The OPAC enables members of the public, departments & agencies, and academic users to access digital scans of over 80,000 reports, pamphlets, maps and other documents.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

  • Oxford Classical Dictionary [February 2015]

    This established reference work has been thoroughly updated for this edition to reflect modern scholarship. Written by distinguished scholars from around the world, it covers all aspects of the classical world from literature and history to religion, science, and archaeology.

    The Dictionary is on the Oxford Reference Online database.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome [February 2015]

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format.

    The Encyclopedia is on the Oxford Reference Online database.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

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  • Political, Economic, and Military Conditions in China: Reports and Correspondence of the U.S. Military Intelligence Division, 1918-1941 (Gale) [Sept. 2014]

    This collection reproduces the six principal MID files relating exclusively to China for the period 1918 to 1941 (general conditions, political conditions, economic conditions, army, navy, and aeronautics). Also includes documents created by other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments from the records of the Military Intelligence Division.

    TCD subscribes to three databases on the platform, Archives Unbound from Gale Cengage Learning: Northern Ireland: A Divided Community, 1921-1972. Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration; Political, Economic, and Military Conditions in China: Reports and Correspondence of the U.S. Military Intelligence Division, 1918-1941; The Dublin Castle Records 1798-1926.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection (1832-1953) [Sept. 2014]

    24 Chinese historical newspaper titles, including The China Weekly Review (1923-1950), The North-China Herald and Supreme Court & Consular Gazette (1870-1941) and the Peking Daily News (1914-1917). Provides first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

    Subject: History

    Content: Full text

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