Durham University Library spends between £3 and £5 million each year on providing you with access to online subscription content. Whilst much of this is journal literature as found in databases such as ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Wiley OnlineLibrary etc. many more covers special digitised collections of materials.
We always try to respond to the teaching and research needs of the University and ensure our collections match these as closely as our budget will allow (and provide alternative solutions where it doesn’t, such as the Document Delivery Service) and part of this involves negotiating and organising trial access to new, or updated packages of content across all disciplines.
You can find resources we are currently running a trial to on our Trial e-resources page (use your CIS username and password to access).
Currently these include access to the Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992, alongside two collections of seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on Christianity and Islam,
We also have access to the digitised Foreign Office files focussing on the Middle East, from 1971 to 1974, and access to a brand new academic video streaming service: FILM PLATFORM. This streaming catalogue is providing our library with access to critically acclaimed international documentary films, covering a wide variety of diverse subject areas.
Don’t forget to complete a feedback form if you think a resource is worth us taking forward negotiations on price to add to our collections!