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Databases beginning with the letter M.


Macmillan Cancer Support - Stories

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Description: Written and video experiences of cancer patients, survivors, family, carers and healthcare professionals.
Copyright: For information purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use only.



The Mafia in Florida and Cuba FBI surveillance of Meyer Lansky and Santo Trafficante, Jr.

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This collection comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Memoranda of conversations.

Coverage: 1946-1977




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Description: The Making of Modern Law is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of British Commonwealth and American legal treatises from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It allows for full text searching of more than 21,000 works from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.


Marine Digimap

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Description: Marine Digimap provides marine and coastal zone mapping licensed from OceanWise, the service includes raster marine maps of various scales and detail (derived from Admiralty Charts), which are ideal for back-drop mapping in the UK coastal zone, vector thematic marine data suitable for advanced spatial analysis, and customised mapping. Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.


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Description: Marketline Advantage, now owned by Informa, aims to sort through data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world. with great breadth of coverage. It claims to cut the data padding and present information in easy to digest formats, so users can absorb key facts in minutes rather than hours. 34,000+ companies, updated annually, 5,000+ Industry Profiles, updated annually 110 Country Profiles, updated annually, Country Statistics Database covering 205 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings 50,000+ financial deals published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 60,000+ news articles published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 75+ company-focused Case Studies added annually.


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Description: This archive contains papers on everyday life in Britain (from the Mass-Observation social research organisation. The material is especially rich on life in Britain during the Second World War. Based at the University of Sussex.
Coverage: 1937 to 1967


Material ConneXion

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Description: Material ConneXion is the world's largest resource of new materials. The Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world's only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials.
  Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines, including: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design and textiles.



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Description: American Mathematical Society's searchable database comprising Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Contains bibliographic records with abstracts (or reviews) of mathematics, statistics, computer science articles published, in more than 2,700 journals, book series and conference proceedings. Updated daily. Citation searching is possible.
Coverage: from 1940 to the present.


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Description This is a fully updated online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law published in print between 1991 and 2001 under the general editorship of Rudolf Bernhardt.



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Description: Medical reference and tool set. Medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.
Coverage: U.S.A. and provided for educational purposes only. Do not use EBMcalc information for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease.


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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.

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, plus various Art & Design collections. Resouces include streamed videos and digital images.

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Description: One of the largest online audio-visual catalogues of classical music, opera and dance, consisting of a library of contemporary and historic performances, documentaries on composers and artists, and other interesting resources for Music scholars.  More than 100 live events are broadcast each year, in partnership with the world's most prestigious venues,  opera houses, festivals and competitions.
Coverage: 3000 classical music videos: concerts, operas, ballets, archives, documentaries, artist profiles, master classes and educational programmes.


Medieval Family Life

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Medieval Family Life - The Paston, Cely, Plumpton, Stonor and Armburgh Papers.  This resource contains full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise these family letter collections along with full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where they are available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.  Along with the letter collections themselves there are many additional features useful for teaching and research. These include:  A chronology, a visual sources gallery, an interactive map, a glossary, family trees and links to other scholarly free to access digital resources useful for researching the medieval period.


Medieval Family Life (MFL) is a collection of manuscripts from c1400-1490.  See contents list.



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US National Library of Medicine database, covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Corresponds to three printed indexes - Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Covers 3,200 journals published in the USA and about 70 other countries.

Detailed information about Medline

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Coverage: From 1966 to date.
Help: For user guides applicable to all Ovid databases click on the Help icon in the 'Choose a database' screen. For more detailed descriptions of all searchable fields in Medline, along with sample searches, click on the Information icon next to Medline in the Choose a database screen.
NHS staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


MedOne Neurosurgery

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MedOne Neurosurgery is a unique online resource providing the global neurosurgical community with unprecedented access to Thieme’s entire neurosurgery collection (E-Books, Journals, Procedures, Cases, Media and Training Center).


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Description: Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) is an essential resource for the study of Britain and its place in the world during the medieval and early modern period (c. 1100-1800). MEMSO contains a large repository of state papers, chronicles, accounts and correspondence from the archives of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. Books and manuscripts are added to the database weekly. Printed sources are complemented by a collection of original manuscript images taken from the English State Papers held at the National Archives in London. The manuscripts are arranged for easy viewing, and are linked with corresponding printed sources wherever possible.



MGG Online. Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart

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MGG Online contains the complete content of the second edition of MGG, published in 29 printed volumes between 1994 and 2008 under Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Finscher. It consists of more than 18,000 articles written by 3500 authors from 55 countries. Biographical articles cover more than 16,000 composers, singers and instrumentalists, and theorists. Many articles are about non-Western composers, performers, and writers, figures from jazz and popular music, philosophers and literary figures, as well as instrument makers, publishers, musicologists, writers, librettists, and visual artists. More than 1500 subject articles cover music aesthetics and theory, epochs and genres, church music and pop music, instruments and manuscripts as well as cities and countries. Comprehensive articles on institutions (including music libraries), music iconographical subjects, and music as it relates to history, art, literature, philosophy, law, the natural sciences, and more are included.


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Description: Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.


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Description: Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. From government-led population drives during the early nineteenth century through to mass steamship travel, it showcases unique primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of migration. Most material comes from the period 1800-1924, the ‘Century of Immigration’, but there is some earlier and later material included as well. Explore Colonial Office files on emigration, diaries and travel journals, ship logs and plans, printed literature, objects, watercolours, and oral histories.


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Mintel Reports provides market research reports on a range of UK consumer and industrial products and services.

Coverage: Reports on Beauty and Personal Care; Drink; Food; Leisure; Retail Overview; Technology    Report sections can be printed or downloaded, but it is not possible to print or download entire reports. 

Mintel Trends provides reports on shifts in consumer behaviour by industry, demographic, theme and region. 


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Description: Mintel Market Sizes containing global data on market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide. 


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Description: Missionary Studies is a global resource for the study of missionary work, educational work, medical work, evangelism, political conflict, and the emergence of indigenous churches. Formed from archival collections relating to Africa, East and South Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, and the Americas, it includes records of female missionaries and women’s missionary organisations.


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Description: Electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences, which includes the full text of major reference works and over 750 MIT Press cognitive science books, full text of MIT Press journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, as well as a growing collection of other relevant books, journals and reference works from other participating publishers.


MLA International Bibliography

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Description: Citations to critical documents on literature, language, linguistics and folklore from over 4,400 journals and series and over 1000 book publishers. Also covers monographs, reference works and collections, including working papers, conference papers and proceedings.  Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.  A userguide available from
Coverage: Over 2.5 million records from 1926 to date.  Updated 9 times per year with over 66,000 records added annually.


Le Monde

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Description: One of France's leading newspapers.

Full text from January 1987.

Access to certain freelance articles and other features within this publication (e.g. photographs, classifieds, etc.) may not be available.

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Print copies - current 2 months Main Library Level 4. 

Le Monde website provides free access to some content at


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Description: The Music Industry Data tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. Music Industry Data links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With Music Industry Data, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced. The following products are included: Music Industry Data Insights,  Music Industry Data Capability, Music Industry Data Information and Music Industry Data Context.
Coverage: 1956 to the present.


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Description: A large, diverse and comprehensive catalogue of online music content from Alexander Street (a ProQuest company). From classical music, to alternative rock, to zydeco, from ballet to operatic arias to alternative dance, Alexander Street's music and dance resources cover many genres and content formats.
Coverage: Over 10 million audio tracks, 3,600+ videos, 1.3 million pages of scores and 124,000+ pages of reference material.