New Resource Trial: Early Modern Books

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Early modern books

We are delighted to have trial access to the database Early Modern books.  Material from over 225 source libraries worldwide.  Literature, history, religion, arts, music, physical science.  View early editions of Aphra Behn, Anne Killigrew and Margaret Cavendish as well as Newton, Boyle and Galileo  for the period 1450-1700. Content from Europe covers Early European Books Collections from 4 national libraries and London’s Wellcome Library.  Let our subject librarians know what you think !

Use your College login on the library database a-z page. See Trials.

 

 

 

 

eResources Trial: Pravda

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Pravda

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until 9th August 2019.

Pravda (“Truth”) was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Pravda originated as an underground daily workers’ newspaper, and it soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. Throughout the Soviet era, party members were obligated to read Pravda. Today, Pravda still remains the official organ of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, an important political faction in contemporary Russian politics.

The publication of Pravda was completely suspended in 1915 and 1916, therefore no archival material can be found for those years.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Trial Databases page or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Archives of Sexuality and Gender part 3

The Library is  currently hosting a trial of the Archives of Sexuality and Gender digital archive, which you can try for yourself.

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until 3rd August 2019.

This fully searchable digital archive spans the sixteenth to the twentieth century and is the largest digital collection of primary source material relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality and gender. Documentation covering social, political, health and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world is included, as well as rare and unique books on sex and sexuality from the sciences to the humanities, providing a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and changed over time. Selection of materials for this milestone digital programme is guided by an advisory board consisting of leading scholars and librarians in Sexuality and Gender Studies. Documents include periodicals, newsletters, manuscripts, government records, organizational papers, correspondence, posters, and other materials.

Gale partners with a variety of organisations to digitally scan primary source materials from original documents, in some cases from archives that are difficult to access. The application of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology makes the archives fully text-searchable, and the Gale Primary Sources platform allows these searches to be carried out across multiple archives simultaneously. Gale’s search technology allows you to expand on your search results, with Term Clusters showing direct links to other documents closely associated with your search, and Term Frequency showing the appearance of search terms over time.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Trial Databases page or on the A-Z of the Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Manchester Gothic

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Manchester Gothic

This eResource is also available Off-Campus until  the end of August 2019.

Manchester Gothic is an unrivalled collection of gothic literature including 49 books and the Gothic Studies (1999-2018) journal, written by leading names in the field and covering literature, film, television, theatre and visual arts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Manchester Gothic explores the reasons why Gothic Studies is so prevalent in the fields of art, film, literature and culture by providing easy access to digital texts, essays and studies in all things gothic. From the study of gothic and death to monsters, vampires, werewolves and ghosts, as well as studies on visionaries such as Terry Gilliam, Alan Moore and Terence Fisher. Manchester Gothic brings them all together in one easy-to-use resource.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle (Edmond Huguet, Dictionary of the Sixteenth Century).

This eResource is available On and Off-campus, until the middle of August 2019.

This dictionary is the essential reference for the language of the Renaissance (the 15th and 16th centuries). Huguet’s Dictionary is also a dictionary of spelling and translation. It gathers under each entry all the orthographical forms taken by a word throughout the ages and gives its precise translation into modern French with a highly developed sense of nuance.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

eResources Trial: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle

The Library is currently hosting a trial of the online resource: Edmond Huguet, Dictionnaire de la langue française du 16e siècle (Edmond Huguet, Dictionary of the Sixteenth Century).

This eResource is available On and Off-campus, until the middle of August 2019.

This dictionary is the essential reference for the language of the Renaissance (the 15th and 16th centuries). Huguet’s Dictionary is also a dictionary of spelling and translation. It gathers under each entry all the orthographical forms taken by a word throughout the ages and gives its precise translation into modern French with a highly developed sense of nuance.

You can find this resource on the Library’s Databases and E-Books section of the Library website.

During this trial period, any feedback is very welcome and can be sent to Monica Sanchidrian: sanchidm@tcd.ie.

New Trial Database: Gallup Analytics

The Library has trial to access Gallup Analytics until 30 June 2018. This is on-campus only.

Content includes Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses region by region and nation by nation to questions on topics such as economic conditions, government and business, health and well being, infrastructure, and education.

Feedback during this trial would be very welcome, and can be sent to Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie.

New Trial Database: The London Review of Books

The Library currently has a trial to The London Review of Books online archive until 25th May 2018. Access during the trial is only available on campus.

The archive contains every piece ever published in the magazine: over 13,500 articles by more than 2000 contributors from the past 30 years.

Content includes Alan Bennett’s New Year Diaries since 1990; essays, stories and memoirs by Hilary Mantel; Edward Said writing about Fidelio or the Oslo Accords; Eliot Weinberger’s ‘What I Heard about Iraq’; and more than 230 critical essays by Frank Kermode.

Feedback during this trial would be very welcome, contact Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie.

New trial database: Extra access to the British Library Newspaper Archive from 1732

An example article from the newspaper archive.

Access to to the British Library Newspaper Archive has been extended on a trial basis to include the coverage from:
Part 2: 1800-1900
Part 3: 1741-1950
Part 4: 1732-1950
Part 5: 1746-1950

Access is via the current catalogue link: The British Library Newspaper Archive.

This provides access to hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland from the 1700s.

Please click on the links for more detailed information about how this archive can be useful to you:

This trial is available until 11 April 2018 and all feedback would be very welcome (contact Lorraine Curran: curranlo@tcd.ie)

Reader’s Choice: Improving Access to Academic Books with Patron-Driven Acquisition

Update: E-Books Now Live.

Our eagle-eyed readers will have spotted some of the 140,000 (and growing) UK Legal Deposit e-books that we have access to via our Library PCs. Some of the major UK academic publishers have now moved to e-deposit only, such as Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Sage. The Library understands that the access restrictions can be a barrier to research, and so we are inviting TCD staff and students to select, when needed, an additional copy for our collection. Integrated with our catalogue are thousands of records for available titles which can be selected; half are print books and half are e-books. Print books can be ordered with a lead time of approximately three weeks, and on arrival the book will be reserved for you. E-books are available immediately and wherever you are working by using your Trinity login.