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NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Access information:Freely available from University of Nottingham.
Description:More than 7.8 million astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics bibliographic records from journals, conference proceedings, several Observatory reports and newsletters, many NASA reports, and PhD theses. Also, includes scans of more than 200,000 articles from astrophysical publications. Email alerts and RSS feeds available

National Portrait Gallery Image Collection

Access information:Freely available
Description:More than fifty thousand images of the National Portrait Gallery's Collections available for academic use. Low resolution images are available to copy and distribute via a Creative Commons licence and higher resolution ones via a more restrictive Academic Licence. Look at specific pictures' "Use this image" information.

National Security Archive Index

Access information:Single user CD-ROM workstation, Main Library.
Description:A database of the 12 collection indexes and guides included in The Making of US Policy series produced by the National Security Archive. It covers topics such as Afghanistan, the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, El Salvador, the Iran-Contra Affair and Nicaragua.

Naver News Library

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Naver News Library is a full-text Korean newspaper article database containing the following four major newspapers: Tonga ilbo (Dong-A ilbo) 1920-1999; Kyŏnghyang sinmun (Kyunghyang Shinmun) 1946-1999; Maeil kyŏngje sinmun (Maeil Business Newspaper) 1966-1999; and Han’gyŏre (The Hankyoreh ) 1988-1999.
The database is full text searable with three display options - original text, Han'gul version text and original images.

Naxos Music Library

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Access information:Mac users should use the VPN for off campus access
Description:A music listening service which allows you to search, browse and listen to over 285,000 digital tracks of music, including classical, jazz folk, world music and pop and rock.

Naxos Music Library Jazz

Access information.Access on and off campus.
Access information.Mac users should use the VPN for off campus access.
Description.Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] offers a mix selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others. There are three search modes available: browse the library alphabetically by CD title, keyword search by name of artist, track or disc title, and advanced search by a combination of criteria. Access with iPhone or iPod Touch: The Naxos Music Library Jazz App is available through the iTunes App Store.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Access information:Freely available.
Description:More than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations. Links to full-text may take you to the right repository which you search again for the thesis you want.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics contains the full text of the 8 volume print edition, the 2008 second edition of which the Library also stocks. The online Dictionary is a dynamic resource for economists containing hyperlinked cross-references within articles, and it features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, as well as incorporating quarterly additions and updates. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online offers search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced.

New York Times (including Historical New York Times)

Access information:Access on and off campus through ProQuest.
Current content also available on campus and via the VPN through Factiva. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.Click on ’ Source’ and select from A-Z list or search for title.
Description:Full text of New York Times, including the full archive from 1851. Some articles written by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. New York Times Magazine is available to search separately from both ProQuest and Factiva.
Coverage:1851 to 2007: via ProQuest (choose Historical New York Times)
1st June 1980 to date: via ProQuest (choose Proquest Newspapers)
1st June 1980 to date: Factiva

News of the World

Access information:Available via LexisLibrary: Select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list. Also available from Factiva. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description:Full text of Sunday newspaper available two days after publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available. Sunday magazine is not available. Sister paper, The Sun, also available from LexisLibrary and Factiva.
Coverage:LexisLibrary: from 26th July 1998
Factiva: from 7th January 1996.

Additional information

See entry for newspapers below.

Newsfilm Online

Access information:Access on and off campus. Login via UK federation.
Description:Selected news from the ITN/Reuters archives. Video playback and downloading are available to staff and students at subscribing UK universities and colleges.

Newspapers (general)

Acces information:LexisLibrary - access on and off campus; NexisUK - access on and off campus via Acdemic Sign In and UK federation; Factiva - on campus and off campus and via VPN.
Description:Use LexisLibrary, Factiva or Nexis UK for online access to the full text of the majority of UK national and regional newspapers . Factiva also provides access to full text of the world press. Many titles are archived back to the 1980s. Information on each title is included by clicking the info icon next to the title listing.
Many newspapers also have their own online archive available from their website. Some are free, with others you may have to register or pay a fee to view articles.
The library also has a subscription to the Financial Times online. See separate entry for details.
For historical newspaper content see entries for: Burney Newspaper Collection, Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers, The Historical Scotsman, Palmer's Index to the Times and Times Digital Archive.

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NewsVault

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:NewsVault is a cross-search facility for newspaper archives from Gale. This enables the simultaneous searching of over 400 years of primary historical sources including: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals; Times Digital Archive; Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

Nexis UK

Access information:On and off campus. Login via Academic Sign In and UK federation.
Description:Access to over 23,000 UK and international news and business sources, financial and market reports, biographical data and thousands of legal and regulatory services. Includes Company Dossier which delivers company information on 100 million international companies and executives.

NHS Scotland e-library

See entry for Knowledge Network.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Clinical Guidelines

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:NICE is an independent UK organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. It provides guidance for health care professionals and the general public in the areas of public health, health technologies and clinical practice. The guidance is drawn up using evidence from NHS staff, healthcare professionals, patients and carers, industry and academia and made freely available on the web.

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Nineteenth Century British Library newspapers

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The major collection from the British Library contains full runs of 48 newspapers, including national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets Collection

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:This project, conceived by the Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and funded by the JISC Digitisation Programme, preserves and provides online access to the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries.
Selected by RLUK, the pamphlets provide a wide focus on the political, social, and economic issues of 19th century Britain. This project has captured as much as possible from a number of smaller collections associated with individuals or families (Durham, Liverpool, Newcastle and UCL) or organizations (Manchester), and supplemented these with pamphlets drawn from larger collections (Bristol and LSE).
Coverage:19th Century.

Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:This includes Series 1 and 2 of a collection of digitised versions of key 19th century UK periodicals sourced from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and other libraries.
Series 1: New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure/Sport.
Series 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial.
Coverage:See the title list below for full details of coverage.

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The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

Access informationAccess on and off campus
DescriptionThis project provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew, for the entire period of the Nixon administration, 1969-1974.

North China Herald (1850-1940)

Access information: Available on campus or off campus via VPN.
Description:The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.
During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities. It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy.
As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first - and sometimes only - point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.

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