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NexisUK News database now on trial

ImgLexisNexisLogo The NexisUK Database is currently available on trial to University of Edinburgh users until 11 March 2013. Access is on campus via the eresources trials page.  Please give us your feedback!

NexisUK  is a very large news repository which is also very strong on international sources. The database has more than 20,000 news and business sources, including leading French, Spanish, German and American newspapers (Le Monde, Der Spiegel, New York Times, La Stampa, Times of India, Moscow  Times etc) as well as many trade publications (Forbes, Accountancy Age, Business Week, Fortune, Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit reports etc).

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Papal Letters Online on trial now

Papal Letters Online

Papal Letters Online (Ut per litteras apostolicas…) is now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial will run from Monday 25th February to 26th March. See the eresources trials web page for more information.

Papal Letters Online is an electronic version of the celebrated Registres et lettres des Papes du XIIIe siècle (32 vols.: Rome, 1883- ) and the Registres et lettres des Papes du XIVe siècle (48 vols.: Rome, 1899- ).  It contains further unpublished material from the litterae communes of Gregory XI from 1371 to 1375 and the registers of petitions of Urban V.

Oxford Scholarship Online Classical Studies titles on trial now

Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s LettersJennifer V. Ebbeler

Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters
Jennifer V. Ebbeler, 2012

Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient WorldBeate Dignas and R. R. R. Smith

Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World
Beate Dignas and R. R. R. Smith, 2012.

Oxford Scholarship Online Classical Studies titles  published in 2012, and any published so far in 2013 are now available on trial access to University of Edinburgh Users. Access is available on campus and off campus via the VPN. The trial ends on 12 March. See the eresources trials web page for more information.

Picturing heaven : online image resources for religious art #ILW2013

Song School St Mary, 1897, f.13r by Phoebe Anna Traquair, (b.1852, d.1936) . Edinburgh University Library

Song School St Mary, 1897, f.13r
by Phoebe Anna Traquair, (b.1852, d.1936) . Edinburgh University Library

Find out about the new Princeton Index to Christian Art plus the many other online image resources available to the University of Edinburgh.

This Innovative Learning Week session is open to all and will be held in the Baillie Room, New College, 11-12am tomorrow Thursday 21 February.

Can’t come to the session? See the presentation slides on slideshare.

Connected histories : digital resources for British religious history

February 18, 2013 1 comment

Witches in Early Modern EnglandJust been exploring the Connected Histories project website which  brings together digital resources of early modern and nineteenth century British materials with a single federated search.

The Research Guide to Religious History  highlights collections of interest to Divinity including the Clergy of the Church of England (1540- 1835) Database and the Witches in Early Modern England (1540-1700) database.

Yesterday’s News – Today’s Research #ILW2013

Sunday ExpressCome and join us in Innovative Learning Week for Yesterday’s News – Today’s Research, 11:00am-12:00 noon – Room 2.36 School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
In this hands-on session on historical newspaper resources online, find out where to find newspapers online, what’s available and how to search. There will also be a chance to try out newspaper resources currently on trial and a quiz with prizes! Open to Divinity and HCA students. Book via MyEd (Places are restricted to 14). Can’t attend the session? View the presentation slides on slideshare.

Science and religion : a natural history #ILW2013

Natural History CollectionInnovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they came from and why they were collected at New College Library. Please drop in to look at the book display in the Funk Reading Room, Monday 18 February 11-12am and ask questions.

Several of the items in this display are drawn from New College Library’s Natural History Collection, a Special Collection numbering about 175 books. This dates from the early days of New College, where ‘Natural Science’ was taught until 1934. The collection covers the mid-nineteenth century controversies over evolution and natural selection, with geology particularly well represented. There is a focus on Scottish natural history and on texts by Scots writers.

Can’t come to the display? See the presentation slides on slideshare.