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Wall Street Journal

Access information: Available on campus and via the VPN through Factiva. Cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select Wall Street Journal from A-Z list.
Description:Full text of US daily business newspaper. Available online on day of publication. Various editions available including European and Asian editions. Also includes images.Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage:From 13th June 1979. (Abstracts from 13 June 1979 to 1 January 1984. Selected coverage from 13 June 1979 to 1 January 1984) Saturday coverage: from 17th Sept 2005

WARC - World Advertising Research Center

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Description:Services provide intelligence from more than 30 international sources including Admap and the Advertising Association. In all areas of marketing communications the service has over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries, best practice papers, practical guides, daily news and more.

Washington Post (including Historical Washington Post)

Access information:Available on campus and via the VPN through Factiva. Historical content available on and off campus via ProQuest, select Historical Washington Post from drop down list.
Description:Full text of US newspaper available online on the day of publication. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage:Factiva: 1st Jan 1984-current.
ProQuest: 1877-1994

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Waterloo Directory of English Newspaper and Periodicals, 1800-1900, Series 2

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Coverage:1800-1900.

Web of Science

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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Web of Science section has the ISI Citation Indexes and Cited Reference Search. Email alerts available.
Journal impact factors from Journal Citation Reports.
Coverage (see separate entries for details):Arts and Humanities Citation Index - 2,300 journals; 1975 onwards. Science Citation Index - 8,300 journals; 1900 onwards. Social Sciences Citation Index - 2,700 journals; 1900 onwards.
BIOSIS Citation Index - 3,700 journals, 2,000 meetings; 1926 onwards.
Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes - 1990 onwards.
AlsoBook Citation Index, Data Citation Index, MEDLINE, Zoological Record

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'):

Journal Citation Reports:

Wellcome Library

Access informationAvailable on and off campus.
Description400 early printed works that trace the history and development of science and medicine from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and cover subjects from anatomy and botany to witchcraft and the occult
Coverage15th - 17th century.

Westlaw UK

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Description:Online legal research service delivering case law, legislation, journals, news & business information and current awareness. Chose Scots Law from drop down Services menu to search selected Scots Criminal Law titles. Full text of Scots Law Times, Edinburgh Law Review available to search. Covers EU law.

WGSN

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Description: The leading online fashion trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.

Women, War & Society

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Description:The First World War had a revolutionary and permanent impact on the personal, social and professional lives of all women. Their essential contribution to the war in Europe is fully documented in this collection of primary source materials sourced from the Imperial War Museum, London. These unique documents - charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs and press cuttings - are published here for the first time in fully searchable form, along with interpretative essays from leading scholars. Together these documents form a resource for the study of 20th century social, political, military and gender history.
Coverage:1914-1918.

World Bank

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Description:For global economic policies. Using Documents & Reports (previously known as World Development Sources (WDS)) search and a browse the full-text of 27,000 World Bank publications:
Analytic & Advisory (in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities).
Project Documents (loan documents released to the public according to the project cycle; Publications & Research (Formal publications, working papers & informal series from departments around the Bank).
The Data & Research section provides access to statistics and research output, including: research briefs, policy research reports, World Bank economic classification of countries, Global Economic Prospects online.

WorldCat

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Description:Global database containing tens of millions of bibliographic records on all subjects from 1000 A.D. to date, for all types of material catalogued by libraries, including books and digital resources, maps, musical scores, sound recordings, manuscripts, films, videos. No abstracts.

World Christian Database

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Description:The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.
Extensive data are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 239 countries. Information is readily available on religious activities, growth rates, religious literature, worker activity, and demographic statistics.
Additional secular data is incorporated on population, health, education, and communications.

World Health Organization (WHO) Library and Information Networks for Knowledge Database (WHOLIS)

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Description:Healthcare and health policy from the WHO library database which indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards as well as articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present. There are links to full-text where available.
Governing Body Documents from the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board (1986 to the present) and Regional Committee Reports have no full text links in WHOLIS but most of them are available full text in the WHO Policy Documentation database (see additional information below).

Additional information

WHO's Regional Offices' web pages have links to full-text of their publications, their library services and information listed under health topics:

World Religion Database

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Description:The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography.
It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050.

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