The age of extremes?

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We currently have trial access to Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century. This resource provides online access to a range of documents and audio recordings, such as campaigning materials, propaganda, government records, various ephemera and oral histories, covering the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The archive focuses on political extremism and radical thought in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, making it one of the first digital archives on far-right and left political groups.

Access is available on-campus and off-campus until 11th April.

If you have any comments about this resource, good or bad, please send them to Charlie Carpenter, Liaison Librarian for History: c.a.carpenter@reading.ac.uk

 

Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team

Looking east – the East India Company

Old looking shipWe currently have trial access to East India Company: India Office Records from the British Library, 1599-1947. This online archival collection provides access to a range of documents, such as minutes of council meetings, council resolutions, charters and correspondence, from the Company’s charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947. The archive tells the story of trade with the East; politics; and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It will be of interest to those studying or researching British imperial history; maritime trade; global commerce, and the history of the first great multinational corporation.

Access is available on-campus and off-campus until 4th April 2019.

Help us to decide

If you have an comments about this resource, good or bad, please send them to Charlie Carpenter, Liaison Librarian for History: c.a.carpenter@reading.ac.uk

 

Sophie Dorman, E-resources Team

Check out artists videos on Electronic Arts Intermix

Try out Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) now! We have trial access until the 10th May.

Electronipaint brushesc Arts Intermix (EAI) is a streaming service that provides access to video works by artists. The collection spans the mid 60s to the present. It includes works by established artists and new works by emerging artists.

This is also available on-campus and off-campus.

Help us to decide

Please send any comments on this resource to Karen Drury and Ruth Ng, Liaison Librarians for Art- karenandruth@reading.ac.uk

Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team

Cuban Culture – trial access to archive

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 – k.l.winter@reading.ac.uk.

Katie Winter, Trainee Liaison Librarian

Try out a new census and socio-economic data service

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

Society Digimap example

Digimap Society logoSociety 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

Try out LION – a new literature resource

LionWe have trial access to Literature Online (LION) until the 30th April. This trial is available on- and off-campus.

Literature Online (LION) contains the full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose stretching back to the eighth century and through to the present day, including:

  • 340,000 poems by poets such as Angelou, Auden, Byron, Chaucer, Dickinson, Heaney, Hughes, Pound, Sidney and Whitman.
  • 25,000 new rare and hard to find works from the romantic period.
  • 6,000 works of English and American drama from the late 13th century to the early 20th century, including works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Dunbar, Sheridan, Wilde and Synge.
  • 3,250 works of prose from 1500 to the early 20th century by authors such as Austen, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Hawthorne, Melville, Woolf and Zola.
  • 900 videos featuring poets reading their own and others’ works and dramatic audio recordings of all of Shakespeare’s plays in the renowned Arkangel Shakespeare series.

LION also contains a library of criticism and reference works, covering contemporary scholarship in a wide variety of fields from literature studies to cultural studies and theatre studies as well as critical theory, philosophy, feminist studies, folklore and rhetoric.

Help us to decide

Please send your comments on this resource to Kim Coles, Liaison Librarian for English Literature and Film, Theatre and Television – k.coles@reading.ac.uk.

Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team

Keep it real with Sage business cases

Laptop, business chartsSAGE 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 – karenandruth@reading.ac.uk.

 Eóin Davies, E-resources Team

New architecture resource – try it now!

Eiffel towerTry 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: h.m.hathaway@reading.ac.uk.

Jackie Skinner, Library Web Manager