Primary resource databases from ProQuest: new deal!
The University Library is pleased to announce a new deal whereby we now have access to around 350 ProQuest databases for primary sources.
The ProQuest Access 350 subscription gives us access to:
- c.300 new primary source databases from ProQuest and Alexander Street Press
- 230M+ pages of collections, spanning 600 years of history
- Large collection of historical periodicals, with 325+ years of coverage
- Archive of 50+ newspapers covering over 350 years
- Comprehensive collection of US and UK government documents
- Increased collection diversity with 27 new Black Studies and 2 new LGBT digital collections
The Library is currently working on the huge task of integrating all of this new content into DiscoverEd, and the library web pages. We’re planning to run a series of online seminars to open up this content to researchers over the summer. The details of the first webinar next week are:
Webinar: Using University of Edinburgh’s ProQuest digital resources to find important documents on Black Studies and Black History:
Date and time: Thursday 9th July, 1:00pm – 1:45pm (British time)
Description: In this webinar (45 mins), we will be looking at how you could use your ProQuest resources to discover important primary source documents on the topic of Black Studies and Black History.
By the end of the session, you will be able to:
- Run searches, evaluate and select results
- Identify the strengths of the variety of content types available to support your teaching programme or research project dissertation respectively