SOAS University of London

Trials to electronic resources

17 July 2017

The Library is currently trialling the following databases.

Please test them out and send us any feedback, bearing in mind the following questions:

1) Is the information relevant and useful? How will you use it in your work?
2) Is it easy to find what you need? What did you think of the way the information is set up, and how the search works?
3) Did you have any technical problems? If so, what were they?

Dingxiu Ancient Books database 鼎秀古籍全文检索数据库  - trial available until 30th September 2017

Dingxiu is a full-text search Ancient Chinese book database. The collection materials from private collectors and research organizations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its cover the periods from Xian Qin 21BC to Minquo 

广泛收录中国大陆及港澳台地区公共机构、私人藏家、 研究机构及博物馆所藏历代古籍资源, 特色古籍采录海外所藏中国古籍,尤以日本、韩国数量最多。
收录从先秦至民国撰写并经写抄、刻印、排印、 影印的历朝历代汉文古籍。
版本包含稿抄本、刻本、石印本、铅印本、活字本等均有收录。 在版本选择时,尤以同类版本中保存良好的为先,要求书籍品相好, 避免虫蛀、漫漶情况。
著录规则分类标准沿用“经、史、子、集” 传统分类的基础上增设丛书部。

On campus and off campus access 

Please send feedback to Wai Hing Tse ( bearing in mind the queries at the top of the page.

SCC Online - trial available until 30 September 2017

It is a full text database of, primarily, Indian case law & legislation but it additionally covers case law from many other countries including:

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malaysia and Thailand

Full details of coverage at the web site

You will need to set up a personal username/password on the login screen before using for the first time.

On-campus and Off-campus access

Please send feedback to Bob Burns ( bearing in mind the queries at the top of the page.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Political Science Collection - Trial available until 31st July 2017

Containing expert, peer-reviewed essays on key topics- useful for student essays and dissertations, and act as a base for independent research. The series brings together the world’s leading scholars to review the key issues in Politics, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research. The Oxford Handbooks are "a responsive resource with the hallmark of quality".

On-campus and Off-campus access

Please send feedback to Viky Bird ( bearing in mind the queries at the top of the page.

Policy & Politics - Trial available until 26th August 2017

Is a world-leading journal that is committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy-making and implementation. By exploring the interplay between political actors, governing institutions and policy issues, the journal contributes to theories of the policy process. By reflecting on the evolving context in which these interactions occur, it provides critical insights that are timely and fresh. Policy & Politics has an international reputation in the fields of political science, public administration and social policy.

On-campus and Off-campus access

Please send feedback to Viky Bird ( bearing in mind the queries at the top of the page.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Korea Times (1956 - 2016)  - Trial available until 4th August 2017
currently limited coverage only available: 1956-1963 and 1971-1989

The archive database for the Korea Times, which is the oldest English daily newspaper in South Korea.

On-campus and Off-campus access

Please send feedback to Fujiko Kobayashi ( bearing in mind the queries at the top of the page.