Good News - Additional Library Content

Following significant additional investment of nearly £200,000 by the University in Library digital resources an extended range of electronic books and online collections are available in 2021/22. This is a major enhancement to our collections and improves our ability to support both research and teaching.

Products were carefully selected to support research and teaching across many disciplines and include databases, collections, major reference works and individual book titles. Selection criteria included turnaway statistics, discipline interest and cost. The products identified fall into two categories: outright purchase for perpetual access and trial access to June/July 2022 with evidence-based purchase to follow.

I am delighted that this investment has allowed us to expand our digital collections in this way and hope this will both improve the experience of our students and offer new opportunities for digital scholarship. I will be very happy to hear any feedback or questions, and to discuss how we might further enhance our online collections in ways that support Aberdeen 2040.

I am particularly interested in hearing from researchers with ideas for innovative research methods which could be applied to the Library’s digital content.

Simon Bains, University Librarian

Outright Purchase

Turnaway statistics from major publishers help identify demand for titles that we do not subscribe to. Based on supplied reports and known discipline interests we have purchased perpetual access to five journal backfiles including Nature (1950-1996) and the Soil Science of America Journal (1921-1996). 

We also purchased perpetual access to selected major reference works published by Elsevier, Oxford University Press and Wiley. These include more than 80 titles in the Oxford Handbooks Online series, encyclopedias in Medical Sciences and Geography, and a legacy collection of books in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Further title details are available below. All titles can be accessed from the publisher platforms. Primo records will follow shortly.
 

Outright Purchase - Elsevier
Book Title Link
Encyclopedia of Food and Health www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780123849533
Encyclopedia of Immunobiology www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780080921525
International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2nd Edition) www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780081022962
Encyclopedia of Toxicology (3rd Edition) www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780123864550
Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (2nd Edition) www.sciencedirect.com/referencework/9780080961569
Earth and Planetary Sciences Online collection of nearly 400 titles covering Earth and Planetary sciences. The titles will be added to Primo.

 

Outright Purchase - Oxford Handbooks Online

We have purchased 85 titles in the Oxford Handbooks Online series - see below for full list. Primo records are not yet available, but they are already available directly from their site. Browse or search here.

Title
The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition
The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Banking (2nd Edition)
The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century
The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism
The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens
The Oxford Handbook of Christology
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology
The Oxford Handbook of Community Music
The Oxford Handbook of Consumption
The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility
The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology
The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, Volume 1
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, Volume 2
The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality
The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser
The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems
The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World
The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology
The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History
The Oxford Handbook of Exercise Psychology
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology
The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of History of Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law
The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication
The Oxford Handbook of International Business
The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law
The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict
The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law
The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain
The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology
The Oxford Handbook of Legal History
The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History
The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History
The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion
The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies
The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks
The Oxford Handbook of Politics of Development
The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods
The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania
The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research
The Oxford Handbook of Regulation
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society
The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements
The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology
The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation
The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Imagination
The Oxford Handbook of The Early Modern Sermo
The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel
The Oxford Handbook of the Ends of Empire
The Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model
The Oxford Handbook of The History of Analytic Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Medicine
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism
The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty
The Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law
The Oxford Handbook of the Theory of International Law
The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law
The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings
The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel
The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy
The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture
The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy
The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

 

Outright Purchase - SpringerNature

An online archive of Nature has been added to our collection, covering 1950-1996, to supplement those already available.

Full details of our holdings for this journal can be found in Primo.

Outright Purchase - Wiley

11 books and 4 journal titles on the Wiley platform have been added to our collection, with Primo records appearing shortly. Title details and links to online access given below.

Book Title Link
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470670590
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (1st Edition)  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9780470712184
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (2nd Edition) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119536604
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9780470479216
Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781405198431
Offshore Wind Energy Technology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119097808
The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781119188230
The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118786352
The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118784235
Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (3rd Edition) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118785317
Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781444316568

 

 

Journal Title Years Included Link
AIChE Journal (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) 1955-1997 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1547-5905
Biotechnology and Bioengineering   1959-1995 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-0290
Journal of Fish Biology 1969-1996 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1095-8649
Soil Science Society of America Journal 1921-1996 https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14350661

 

Trial Access and Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA)

Staff and students will have trial access to more than 80 specialist full-text databases and collections from Alexander Street Press, Gale, History Vault, and ProQuest. These databases will be available until June/July 2022 and include British Library Newspapers (Parts 3-5), Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016, the Cecil Papers, State Papers Online (1579-1823), and Colonial State Papers (1574-1757).

The Library will carry out a consultation exercise on these products in Spring 2022 to aid decision making on future access to selected collections. Database usage and access figures will provide useful background data in that process. Following the consultation exercise and analysis of usage data some of the resources from these collections will remain accessible beyond the trial period.

Details of the collections and databases are available below. All can be accessed from the Find Databases option within Primo.   
 

Trial Access and EBA - Alexander Street Press
Collection Title Link
African American Music Reference https://search.alexanderstreet.com/aamr
African Diaspora: Cultural, Social and Political History https://search.alexanderstreet.com/afdi
American Film Scripts Online, Volumes I and II https://search.alexanderstreet.com/afso
Anthropological Fieldwork Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/antf
Anthropology Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/anto
Black Thought and Culture https://search.alexanderstreet.com/bltc
Classical Music Reference Library https://search.alexanderstreet.com/bakr
Classical Scores Library: Volume I https://search.alexanderstreet.com/shmu
Classical Scores Library: Volume II https://search.alexanderstreet.com/shm2
Classical Scores Library: Volume III https://search.alexanderstreet.com/shm3
Classical Scores Library: Volume IV https://search.alexanderstreet.com/shm4
Disability in the Modern World https://search.alexanderstreet.com/disa
Early Encounters in North America https://search.alexanderstreet.com/eena
Engineering Case Studies Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/engv
Environmental Issues Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/envi
Ethnographic Sound Archives Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/etsa
Ethnographic Video Online, Teaching Edition https://search.alexanderstreet.com/antt
Human Rights Studies Online: Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, and Conflict Resolution https://search.alexanderstreet.com/huri
Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music https://search.alexanderstreet.com/glnd
Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century https://search.alexanderstreet.com/mu19
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories https://search.alexanderstreet.com/imld
North American Indian Thought and Culture https://search.alexanderstreet.com/ibio
Psychological Experiments Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/pexp
Revolution and Protest Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/revo
Royal Shakespeare Company Collection https://search.alexanderstreet.com/shon
Security Issues Online https://search.alexanderstreet.com/secu
Twentieth Century Religious Thought https://search.alexanderstreet.com/tcrb
Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume I, Christianity https://search.alexanderstreet.com/tcrt
Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume II, Islam https://search.alexanderstreet.com/tcr2
Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume III, Judaism https://search.alexanderstreet.com/tcr3
Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume IV, Eastern Religions https://search.alexanderstreet.com/tcr4
Women and Social Movements, International https://search.alexanderstreet.com/wasi
Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires Since 1820 https://search.alexanderstreet.com/wasg
Women and Social Movements in the U.S. - Scholar's Edition https://search.alexanderstreet.com/wass

 

Trial Access and EBA - Gale
Collection Title Link
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part I https://link.gale.com/apps/AHSI?u=abdn
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part 2  https://link.gale.com/apps/AHSI?u=abdn
British Library Newspapers: Part 3  https://link.gale.com/apps/BNCN?u=abdn
British Library Newspapers: Part 4 https://link.gale.com/apps/BNCN?u=abdn
British Library Newspapers: Part 5 https://link.gale.com/apps/BNCN?u=abdn
Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2016 https://link.gale.com/apps/DMHA?u=abdn
Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016 https://link.gale.com/apps/FTHA?u=abdn
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive: Part I https://link.gale.com/apps/SAS?u=abdn
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive: Part 2 https://link.gale.com/apps/SAS?u=abdn
State Papers Online: The Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle https://link.gale.com/apps/SPOL?u=abdn

 

Trial Access and EBA - History Vault
Collection Title Link
Cross-Searching From Landing Page http://congressional.proquest.com/historyvault
American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=51459#51459
American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961  https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=70641#70641
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=28990#28990
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records, Supplement https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=74807#74807
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 1  https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=23138#23138
Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part 2 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=24911#24911
CIA Cold War Research Reports and Records on Communism in China and Eastern Europe (1917-1976) https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=34929#34929
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, 1960-1969, Africa and the Middle East https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=73157#73157
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, 1960-1969, Asia https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=14865#14865
Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, 1960-1969, Europe and Latin America https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=393#393
Creation of Israel: British Foreign Office Correspondence on Palestine and Transjordan, 1940-1948 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=83408#38906
FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S., 1945-1972 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=57016#57016
Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=48990#48990
NAACP Papers: Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=22789#22789
NAACP Papers: Branch Department, Branch Files and Youth Department Files https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=47846#47846
NAACP Papers: Special Subjects https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=92064#92064
NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns—Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=14309#14309
NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns--Legal Department Files https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=91549#91549
NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns—Scottsboro, Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, and Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=85489#85489
Nazi Looted Art and Assets: Records on the Post-World War II Restitution Process, 1942-1998 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=79026#79026
New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=2326#2326
Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=67084#67084
Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records, Part 1 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=17810#17810
Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records, Part 2 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=14243#14243
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960–1975 https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=77400#77400
World War I: British Foreign Office Political Correspondence https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=17422#17422
World War I: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces, and Diplomacy in the World War I Era https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=86144#86144
World War II: U.S. Documents on Planning, Operations, Intelligence, Axis War Crimes, and Refugees https://hv.proquest.com/historyvault/hv.jsp?pageid=browse&mid=34319#34319

 

Trial Access and EBA - ProQuest
Collection Title Link
Art and Architecture Archive‎ https://www.proquest.com/artarchitecture?accountid=8155
The Cecil Papers‎ https://www.proquest.com/cecilpapers?accountid=8155
Colonial State Papers‎  (1574 - 1757) https://www.proquest.com/csp?accountid=8155
Digital National Security Archive‎  https://www.proquest.com/dnsa?accountid=8155
Documents on British Policy Overseas‎  (1898 - 1990) https://www.proquest.com/dbpo?accountid=8155
History Vault http://congressional.proquest.com/historyvault
Economist Intelligence Unit https://www.proquest.com/eiuarchive?accountid=8155
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive Collection  https://www.proquest.com/eima?accountid=8155
ProQuest Congressional
Includes: Legislative & Executive Publications; Congress in Context
http://congressional.proquest.com/congressional
ProQuest Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States http://statistical.proquest.com/statisticalinsight    OR   https://statabs.proquest.com/sa/index.html
Religious Magazine Archive‎  (1845 - 2015) https://www.proquest.com/rma?accountid=8155

 

Further Content

We now subscribe to EDINA’s full collection of mapping products (the “Ultimate” package) providing access to Aerial + Lidar, agCensus, Environment, Geology, Geomni, Global, Historic, Marine, Ordnance Survey, Pilot, and Society. Four of these are new to us and two have been supported by research funds in previous years. All can be accessed from the Find Databases option within Primo or from the Digimap site.


JSTOR has added 46 journal titles to the Life Sciences collection with 19 of these new to us. The JSTOR database can be accessed from the Find Databases option within Primo.  
 

How to access these additional resources

Primo is the portal to the University’s print and online holdings. Signing in (top right) at the beginning of your search often reduces the need to login or sign in at the supplier/publisher site. If using a non-Primo route to access subscribed content look for the Institutional login option.