Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

Access by IP address, proxy server, Shibboleth, WAYFless URL and other standard authentication methods

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Convenient online account management service
  • New and updated content added twice a year
  • Support for outbound OpenURL linking from citations
  • Article-level and book-level DOIs
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • SUSHI service available for automatic harvesting of COUNTER usage statistics
  • MARC records at volume level for all book titles
  • Institutional logo displayed on interface
  • Conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • A toolkit of promotional materials available to help raise awareness and support usage

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Benefits for students and teachers

  • Enhances research with cross-searchable access to a unique combination of global primary and secondary material, and includes visual sources to boost student engagement
  • Draws out regional interconnectivity and differences through the innovative and internationally-authored articles in the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages
  • Brings the period to life with material culture object images, illuminated manuscript pages, and other artwork which deepen understanding and give substance to key themes
  • Supports undergraduate study across disciplines which focus on the Medieval period, as a fully-indexed resource with a range of consolidated, searchable material
  • Browse by content type including primary sources, the encyclopedia, eBooks, or the timeline, with the additional option to explore by period, place or topic; allowing users to navigate seamlessly to relevant content for their desired learning outcomes
  • Explore related and recently viewed content with links on every content page, making it easy to connect relevant material across the platform
  • View museum object images, maps and manuscripts in detail, while retaining high-resolution quality, using the powerful zoom and rotate functionality; and place the objects within their historical context using the supporting metadata – encouraging meaningful engagement with visual material
  • Access the platform while on the go via desktop, tablet and mobile, using the intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • Cite, share and print content from across the resource – ideal for research and group work
  • Save books, chapters or other items to view later; organize saved items into folders; email and export citations; save searches and set up search alerts using the Personal Account feature