We have trial access to ‘Slavery and the Law’, this online archive provides access to primary sources which document the realities of slavery at the grassroots level in Southern US society. The documents mainly consist of petitions on race and slavery submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867, as well as State Slavery Statutes, which provide a record of the laws governing American slavery from 1789-1865.
Access to Slavery and the Law is available off-campus until the 4 November.
Please provide any feedback you may have about how useful this e-resource is to Charlie Carpenter, Academic Liaison Librarian for History: email@example.com
Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team
To support students temporarily unable to access their library’s print holdings during the Covid-19 situation, several publishers have responded by temporarily making certain resources free or extending access over the next few months. We’ve been signing up to many of these offers to provide you with extra material, in addition to our usual e-resources.
To explore resources relevant to your subject, go to the new ‘COVID-19’ tab in your own subject guide. This is provided by your subject’s Academic Liaison Librarian and will be regularly updated.
Alternatively, browse a list of items already set up below:
New resources and extended access
We now have access to the following new resources (please note that some content on these resources already falls within our subscriptions):
Please log into these via the institutional login, and check your subject guide for details on how long they are active for.
Extended access is also available for the following platforms:
- Box of Broadcasts is now available anywhere in the EU, not just in the UK!
- Many books we have bought through Ebook Central are providing access to more users at once for e-books which previously were limited to a few users at a time
For further information, please contact us online:
Look out for further Library service updates on the Library website, University Library News blog, Twitter and Facebook.
Sophie Dorman and Lindsay Warwick, Collections Team
The Library currently has a trial to the online Churchill Archive – try it now! Access is available until 21st December.
The archive consists of more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. There is a video tour of the archive available here.
Access is available on-campus and off-campus.
Help us to decide
Please let Charlie Carpenter, Academic Liaison Librarian for History, know what you think of the archive at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team
Try out the archive of Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations now! We have trial access until 22 March.
This primary source collection from 1959 onward is split into two parts, covering the culture and cultural relations of Revolutionary Cuba and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Part 1, “Casa y cultura”, provides unique access to 45,000 documents, covering almost 60 years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad.
This is available on-campus and off-campus.
Part 2, Writers, provides access to more than 63,800 digital files and records on 1,046 writers and artists .
This is also available on-campus and off-campus.
Help us to decide
Please send any comments on this resource to Katie Winter, Liaison Librarian for Modern Languages and European Studies – email@example.com.
Katie Winter, Trainee Liaison Librarian
Digimap, the online map and data delivery service, has a new trial service available. In addition to Ordnance Survey, Historic, Geology, Aerial, Environment, Marine and Global, we now have access to Society Digimap.
Society Digimap provides a wealth of census and socio-economic data for Great Britain. Although census data is available through the UK Data Service, the processing required to show census and other demographic datasets on a map can be a barrier to use for many interested in the value of the datasets. By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance Survey data, users can access this rich information source to gain valuable insights for their areas of interest without the need to learn how to use a GIS.
Over 40 layers of data from a range of Census 2011 data, broadband availability and Output Area Classification (OAC) are available. Initially this can be mapped using a Roam mapper, but a download facility is also planned.
Is this service useful?
If you are using or planning to use this service in your teaching or research, please let us know! The trial is available until 31 July 2019. Please send any feedback about it to Judith Fox, Digimap Site Representative.
Judith Fox, Map Librarian
SAGE Business Cases can be used to see how business works in real life. Put the theories to the test and learn from the successes and failures of real companies in these case studies. Choose from over 1000 business cases.
This trial is available on- and off-campus until 30th March.
Help us to decide
Please send your feedback on this resource to Karen Drury and Ruth Ng, Management and Accounting Liaison Librarians – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eóin Davies, E-resources Team
Try out Art and Architecture Complete and let us know what you think.
This database for the study of art and architecture provides easy access to academic journals, magazines, trade publications and books. It includes full-text coverage for hundreds of journals with some dating back to 1937.
The trial is available both on- and off-campus and will last until 25 November.
Let us know what you think!
Please send your comments on this resource to the Architecture Liaison Librarian, Helen Hathaway. Email: email@example.com.
Jackie Skinner, Library Web Manager