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Japan Knowledge

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Description.Japan Knowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as databases for Japanese weekly journals and books. Contents include the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Encyclopedia Nipponica, the Biographical Dictionary of Japan, Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionaries, Dictionary of Contemporary Words, Imidas (Innovative Multi-Information Dictionary), Shogakukan Unabridged Dictionary of the Japanese Language, Jitsu/Great Dictionary of Chinese Characters, Digital Dai-ji-sen Japanese Dictionary, Weekly Economist, Japanese Company Handbook, JK Who’s Who, and NNA Global Business News from Asia and Europe. Books include Toyo Bunko and Shogakukan Japanese Classical Literature.

JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963

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Description:This collection provides insight into President Kennedy’s views and actions on The Bay of Pigs, Support of Third World countries, Nuclear weapons and testing, NATO and the Multilateral Force in Europe, The international space race, and more.

JISC MediaHub

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Description:Free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use accessed from a single interface. Collections included cover a range of subject areas.
Coverage:Includes access to Getty Images and a range of newsreels including, ITN, Gaumont, British Paramount, Channel 4 and Reuters. Also material from Imperial War Museum, Wellcome Library, Royal Geographical Society & St George's Hospital Medical School as well as Art & Design collections.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Evidence Based Practice

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Description:Summarized and appraised evidence to inform practice. Organised by health care area/specialties.

Journal Citation Reports

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Description:The source of journal impact factors, JCR is a unique resource for journal evaluation using citation data drawn from over 8,400 science and technology journals and 3,000 in the social sciences.

Journal de Trévoux

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Description:This database is part of the ARTFL Project. This is the online text version of the Journal de Trévoux, or Mémoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts,Mémoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts. The journal was one of the most influential and controversial 18th century French periodicals, dealing with almost every discipline of knowledge: Grammar, Rhetoric, Sacred and Profane Philology, Religious, Ancient, Modern and Literary History, Moral Theology, Law (French and Ecclesiastic), Philosophy, Political Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Natural History, Astronomy, Fine Arts and to a lesser extent, Poetry and Drama. The print original consisted of 878 volumes and published monthly from January 1701 to December 1767. Currently, the ARTFL Project’s online version provides 109 volumes, 1751-1758. More volumes will be added as the project progresses.


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Description:Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
Each title is listed in the Library catalogue.
The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland. The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.
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