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Database Trials

The Library regularly runs trials of new online resources that we are considering purchasing.
It greatly helps our decision making to get feedback from academic staff, researchers and students about the resource; we would appreciate your feedback if you are looking at any resources being trialled.

 

Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History

Trial available until March 31st
You can access the resource here.
Please take the time to complete the feedback form here.

The project has wide ranging interdisciplinary appeal, offering first hand accounts of major historical events as reported by eye witnesses, detailing key interests and themes in women’s lives, providing snapshots of cities, cultures and customs, and charting the rise of modern tourism and the travel industry.
Please note that the option to download .pdfs is not available during the trial.

Kanopy

Trial available until March 31st
You can access the resource here
Please take the time to complete the feedback form here.

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. 

Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

Electronic Enlightenment

Trial available until March 31st
You can access the resource here.
Please take the time to complete the feedback form here.

Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world's great historical “conversations”.

Kennedy, Ronán

E-Resources Librarian
Email: ronan.kennedy@nuigalway.ie
Tel: +353 91495067