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Previously held e-resource trials. Publishers are usually willing to provide trial access to allow us to use and evaluate a resource before making a decision about purchase.

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Digitalia Film Library

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Description: Digitalia Film Library gives access to a diverse collection of films and documentaries from across the world, by film-makers from Argentina to Venezuela, and includes works from a multitude of countries including India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Australia, Europe and the UK as well, in many languages.
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Digitalia Hispanica

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Description: Digitalia Hispanica provides access to more than 38,000 digitised ebooks and ejournals in Spanish. During the trial, it is possible to download on loan 5 documents at a time for 20 days. To do so, it is necessary to  create a personal account in Digitalia and use software Adobe Digital Editions.
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Films On Demand: United Kingdom Collection

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27,441 titles and 163,293 segments of feature films, drama, documentary films, educational videos, animation or cartoon, archival films, newsreels, interviews, etc. covering a wide range of subjects area studies, history, anthropology, art, architecture, business, economics, applied health, biology, and other subjects.

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Project Syndicate

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Description: Project Syndicate is an international media organization that publishes and syndicates commentary and analysis on a variety of global topics.
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Qurʾan Gateway

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Description: Qur’an Gateway is a digital tool for the critical study of the Qurʾanic text and its early manuscripts. Based on the latest academic research, the tool allows you to explore and analyse data from thousands of records. Features include the ability to examine linguistics and formulaic construction, track scribal changes from hundreds of original manuscripts, check meanings and references from the original Arabic and much more.
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Taylor & Francis Expert Opinion and Expert Reviews Series

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The Expert Collection is comprised of 28 peer-reviewed journals from Taylor and Francis' well-established Expert Opinion and Expert Review series. These journals combines the personal opinions of expert authors who are all internationally recognized experts in their fields. They provide their insights about where research is now, where it should go next and how it should get there. In this respect, all Expert Collection reviews end with an expert opinion, not a conclusion. Journals included in the Collection are as follows:

  • Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery; Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology;
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Safety; Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs;
  • Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy;
  • Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents;
  • Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets;
  • Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy;
  • Expert Review of Clinical Immunology;
  • Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology;
  • Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism;
  • Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology;
  • Expert Review of Hematology;
  • Expert Review of Medical Devices;
  • Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics;
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics;
  • Expert Review of Ophthalmology;
  • Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research;
  • Expert Review of Precision Medicine and Drug Development;
  • Expert Review of Proteomics;
  • Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine;
  • Expert Review of Vaccines;

Title can also be found by searching DiscoverEd.

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NK News

NK Pro

KCNA Watch

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NK News provides news and analysis about North Korea with reporting based on information collected from in-country sources, recently returned western visitors to North Korea and other sources.

NK Pro (North Korea Professional Research Platform) provides access to data analysis tools including the North Korea Leadership Tracker, the North Korea Ship Tracker, the North Korea Aviation Tracker, Leading Indicators, etc.

KCNA Watch (Korea Central News Agency – North Korea’s national news service) is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and searchable repository of North Korean state media, including KCNA’s DPRK and Japan-based sites, Uriminzokkiri, the Pyongyang Times, Rodong Sinmun, Tongil Sinbo, and numerous monthly and quarterly periodicals.

Search in both English and Korean.

Coverage: KCNA Watch archives from 1997 and full daily TV archives from 2017 onwards. 
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Chatham House Online Archive 

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This database contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

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21/08/2020

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American Fiction, 1774-1920

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American Fiction, 1774–1920 contains more than 17,800 titles and is comprised of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I. It gathers extensive content in one place and allows researchers to explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, travel accounts, and sketches. The digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography.

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Global Newsstream

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Description: Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This product provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. All titles are cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform allowing researchers easy access to multiple perspectives, resources, and languages on the topic they are researching.
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31/08/2020

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China Monographic Serials Full-text Database

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Description: China Monographic Serials Full-text Database contains 901 important monographic series published irregularly by academic institutions in China. The papers are usually considered to be of high academic qualification. Subjects cover various fields including natural sciences, engineering technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences, etc. from 1979 onwards.
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07/08/2020

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BSAVA Library

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Description: The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) publishes resources covering small animal clinical practice. The BSAVA Library is much more than a collection of their manuals - it provides a resource enabling users to discover the content, including book chapters, hundreds of hours of lecture recordings from the annual Congress, articles from Companion, drug dosages from the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary and much more, in one place. The BSAVA Library provides online access to  BSAVA’s publications at the granularity of chapter, article, drug entry, client leaflet, congress lecture summary etc.  A search will show everything that is relevant to your enquiry – whether from a manual, a Companion article or a Congress lecture.

 

Nineteenth Century Literary Society - The John Murray Publishing Archive

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Nineteenth Century Literary Society offers unprecedented digital access to the peerless archive of the historic John Murray publishing company, and is an unparalleled resource for nineteenth century culture and the literary luminaries who shaped it.

Held by the National Library of Scotland since 2006 and added to the UNESCO Register of World Memory in 2011, the Murray collection comprises one of the world’s most important literary archives.

This digital resource enables researchers to discover the golden age of the company that published genre-defining titles including Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, Austen’s Emma, and Livingstone’s Missionary Travels

Key figures who feature in the Archive include, Jane Austen, Isabella Bird, Lord Byron, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Disraeli,  Elizabeth Eastlake, William Gladstone, David Livingstone, and Sir Walter Scott.

 

American Civil Liberties Union Papers

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Description: This important collection of papers spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1990. Scholars and students in twentieth-century American social history and politics will find this archive of special interest because of its focus on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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American Historical Periodicals

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Description: This archive provides a history of the American people and a testament to the growth of the nation from the colonial period through to the twentieth century. The periodicals focused on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States or Canada, though some were published overseas by Americans living abroad. While major issues are covered, the periodicals included in this collection go beyond politics, economics and general history. Alongside titles dedicated to arts and literature, there is coverage ranging from entertainment to agriculture, building a comprehensive and expansive record of the era.  The collection includes unusual and short-lived magazines as well as better-known titles with long runs.
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Archives of Sexuality and Gender - all modules

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Description: These archives provide a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender.  The Library already has access to three collections in this archive – this trial provides additional access to International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture.
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China and the Modern World

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Description: This series comprises digital archive collections sourced from preeminent libraries and archives across the world, including the Second Historical Archives of China and the British Library. The series covers a period of about 180 years (1800s to 1980s) when China experienced radical and often traumatic transformations from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic. The collection of primary source materials consists of monographs, manuscripts, periodicals, correspondence and letters, historical photos, ephemera, and other kinds of historical documents.
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Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

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Description: This digital archive has more than 2 million pages from manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals with a focus on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems. The focus is on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems: the long nineteenth century, a period of major social upheaval and technological development, from wars to the Industrial Revolution. Almost all aspects of society underwent transformation during this time, and the law adapted to these changes. This resource gathers the raw data about crime, its solutions, and the popular response into one archive.
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Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016

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A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2016 delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included -- shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review.

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International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887-2013

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Description: The International Herald Tribune is one of the most innovative and original newspapers, famous for its objective and clear coverage. Bringing an international perspective, it provides a valuable counterpoint to the Anglo-American press, adding a new dimension to research. The archive features the complete run of the International Herald Tribune from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times.
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Making of the Modern World

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Description: This series covers the history of Western trade, encompassing the coal, iron, and steel industries, the railway industry, the cotton industry, banking and finance, and the emergence of the modern corporation.  It is also strong in the rise of the modern labour movement, the evolving status of slavery, the condition and making of the working class, colonization, the Atlantic world, Latin American/Caribbean studies, social history, gender, and the economic theories that championed and challenged capitalism in the nineteenth century.  The majority of the material was collected by, Herbert Foxwell (1849-1936), a preeminent British economist and one of the most important collectors of economics literature. His two main collections form the nucleus of two of the greatest economics libraries in the world, Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature (Senate House, University of London) and Kress Library of Business and Economics (Harvard University), and the basis of this digital series.
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Mergent Online

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Description: Mergent Online offers a wealth of textual detail - the hallmark of all Mergent products - on descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long term debt and capital stock. Powerful intuitive search capabilities combined with an easy to use interface, access to risk, ratings, credit information and recommendations under one platform, make Mergent Online a perfect resource for your financial and business information research needs. 
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National Geographic Magazine Archive

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This comprehensive collection includes National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994. From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and hundreds of books, maps, videos and images, there’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library will bring to your library.

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online - All Modules

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This trial opens up access to a vast collection of primary sources material which comprises the following collections:  Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; Children's Literature and Childhood; Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest;; Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature; Photography: The World through the Lens; Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925, Part II; Women: Transnational Networks.

Please note that the Library provides permanent access to two of these collections: British Politics and Society, and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.

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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

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As a new American nation emerged in the 1800s, the first draft of history was written by those who experienced it and recorded it in newspaper pages from coast to coast. This collection provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. With 1.8 million pages available, the collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century's end. Major newspapers stand alongside those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, and the Confederacy.

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Oxford Law Trove

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Oxford Law Trove facilitates a rounded and complete study of law. Its powerful search facility means you can delve deeper into your title, navigate more easily, and connect with additional resources in your own institution’s library collection. For the first time Law Trove enables you to search and interrogate the wealth of Oxford’s textbook law list.

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Oxford Politics Trove

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Politics Trove facilitates a rounded and complete study of politics. Its powerful search facility means you can delve deeper into your title, navigate more easily, and connect with additional resources in your own institution’s library collection. For the first time Politics Trove enables you to search and interrogate the wealth of Oxford’s textbook politics list.

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Political Extremism and Radicalism

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This archive covers a period of just over a century (1900s to 2010s) and is a compilation of rare and unique archival collections covering a wide range of fringe political movements.  With an extensive scope of content focused on political extremism and radical thought, this archive is one of the first digital archives covering such a broad assortment of both far-right and radical left political groups. It offers a diverse mixture of materials, including periodicals, campaign propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera, which allow researchers to explore unorthodox social and political movements in new and innovative ways and to understand what impact they have had on today’s society.

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Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement

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Description: Current refugee crises figure prominently in world media. However, the history of refugee crises throughout the twentieth century remains largely untold through primary sources. With Refugees, Relief and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II, Gale chronicles the plight of refugees and displaced persons across Europe, North Africa, and Asia from 1935 to 1950, bringing together over 650,000 pages of pamphlets, ephemera, government documents, relief organization publications, and refugee reports that recount the causes, effects and responses to refugee crises before, during and shortly after World War II.
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Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926

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In 1868, Joseph Sabin produced a prospectus for his famous bibliography of monograph works about the "Americas", and Bibliotheca Americana was produced over the course of nearly 60 years. This archive reaches into all aspects of American history and culture. It touches upon the political and religious life in North America and at times South America and the Caribbean. It features American and European views of the colonization of the Americas, the American Revolution, the days of the early Republic and Jacksonian period, the antebellum period, Civil War, era of Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction, the settlement of the West and the onset of the Gilded Age. Through published pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and innumerable other genres, Sabin opens a window onto the Americas through which few get to glimpse.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery

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Comprising four parts, this archive includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.  Sections include 1. Debates over Slavery and Abolition; 2.  Slave Trade in the Atlantic World; 3. The Institution of Slavery, and 4. The Age of Emancipation. Slavery and Anti-Slavery.  This database contains: 5.4 million cross-searchable pages: 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles from Macmillan, Charles Scribner's Sons and Gale encyclopedias. Links to websites, biographies, chronology, bibliographies, and information on key collections, to give users background and context for further research.

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 Parts I-IV

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. The trial comprises four of the modules:

  • Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council - Part I focuses research on British domestic politics and society in an age punctuated by plots, rebellions, uprisings, and financial crises.
  • Part II: State Papers Foreign- Low Countries and Germany - Part II contains the papers written or received by the secretaries of state in the processes of British diplomacy in the Low Countries and Germany through the eighteenth century.
  • Part III: State Papers Foreign: Western Europe - Part III includes the State Papers series relating to France, Dunkirk, Portugal, Spain, Malta, the Italian States and Rome, Genoa, Tuscany, Venice, Savoy and Sardinia, Sicily and Naples, as well as supplementary records of the Levant Company in Aleppo and the Aleppo consulate. It also includes the Royal Letters and Treaties series.
  • Part IV: State Papers Foreign: Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Turkey - Part IV presents, digitised for the first time, the letters, memorials and treaties pertaining to Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Saxony, Prussia, Russia, Turkey and the Barbary States.

NB the Library has already purchased access to two of the modules of State Papers Online - Part II and the Stuart and Cumberland Papers, and has other modules currently on trial.

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Sunday Times Archives (1811-2016)

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The nineteenth-century run of the Sunday Times remains fairly inaccessible outside of this collection, and its content had been relatively unknown. For the first time, the Sunday Times Historical Archive 1822-2016 brings this wealth of rich, historical social and cultural content to researchers' fingertips.

The twentieth-century run of this newspaper is powerful in its hard-hitting and investigative journalism, with in-depth information and widely researched, long-term news stories. It is an important resource for all humanities and social sciences courses, especially in history, media studies/journalism, literature, cultural studies, politics, and performing arts.

The Sunday Times Historical Archive 1822-2016 brings two centuries of news together in one resource, providing the complete run of the newspaper up to 2016, including all of its supplements, in one cross-searchable and browseable platform.

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The Daily Mirror

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Founded in 1903, the Mirror plays a pivotal role in the history of journalism. Peaking in 1967, with a daily circulation of 5.25 million, the newspaper has had a history full of highs and lows. Today, it is the only mainstream left-wing tabloid remaining in the UK. Gale's Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 features more than 800,000 pages of brand-new, full text searchable, scans of the complete run of the Mirror from 1903-2000, including the Sunday Mirror.

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The Making of Modern Law

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This series covers the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, exploring almost every aspect of American and British law, and significant content covering other world regions.  It complements the traditional study of law with books from the most influential legal writers throughout history.

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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926

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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 provides researchers with instant, full-text access to primary source documents previously found only at the largest and oldest repositories. Coverage is primarily from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but there are also several hundred classics in European international law since the seventeenth century.

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 brings together foreign, comparative, and international titles in a single resource. Its International Law component features works of some of the great legal theorists, including Gentili, Grotius, Selden, Zouche, Pufendorf, Bijnkershoek, Wolff, Vattel, Martens, Mackintosh, and Wheaton, among others.

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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources

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Fulfilling legal historians' needs with superseded codes in an easy-to-find online form, this series complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926. It provides an interpretive analysis with books on codes, the "primary sources" of law. Jurisdictions include Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, as well as other countries in northern and Eastern Europe.

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The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1950-1980

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This collection expands the range of legal primary source documents available to researchers. It deepens critical understanding of social, economic, political, and historical issues by surfacing over half a million pages of briefs from appellants, appellees, and supporters (amicus briefs), with their respective replies, as well as appendices, memoranda, petitions, plaintiff statements, transcripts, and more from the various circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

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The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources

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Comprising two parts, Primary Sources contains information for researchers of American legal history.  Part I: 1620-1926 provides a fully searchable digital archive of the published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests, and more. The collection brings together in one place many of the important documents that have been lost, destroyed, or previously inaccessible to researchers of American legal history around the world. Part II; 1763-1970 supports research in legal and social history, from the eighteenth century to the era following World War II.  It consists of US state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional conventions and compilations.  Those interested in America's common-law heritage will find this resource useful for tracing major legal topics across all states and territories.

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The Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926

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This collection describes the courtroom dramas that gripped American society, the British Empire, and the world. This fully-searchable digital collection includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitration sessions. The collection also supports studies in government, psychology, critical theory, theater and performance, gender studies, race studies, and journalism.

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The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

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The Telegraph Historical Archive is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2016, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.

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Women's Studies Archive

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Much of history is one-sided, focusing mainly on the male perspective and leaving women's voices unheard. Bringing women’s stories to light, the Women’s Studies Archive connects archival collections concerning women’s history from across the globe and from a wide range of sources. Focusing on the evolution of feminism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the archive provides materials on women’s political activism, such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, and socialism, and on women’s voices, from female-authored literature to women’s periodicals. By providing the opportunity to witness female perspectives, this is an essential source for researchers working in Women’s History, Gender Studies and Social History.

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Yale A&AePortal

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The Yale A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook and image resource that features important works of scholarship in the fields of history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality, including smart image searching, and extensive metadata, the site includes many out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers

 

South Asia Archive

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The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within, and about, the South Asian region.  Contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the 18th Century, up to the mid-20th Century.  Contains Journals, Reports, Books,  Legislation documents and Indian Film Booklets.

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Universal Database of Ukrainian Periodicals

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The world's first database of newspapers and magazines of Ukraine (UDB-UKR) includes publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. They cover a broad range of political, economic, and cultural affairs of Ukraine. Topics include Ukraine's progress along the reform path, the view and positions of various political forces, changes in legislation, ethnic relations, and organizational trends in development of the armed forces. The database also includes news wire reports and other products of Ukrainian news agencies. An integral and unique part of this database is the Ukrainian Book Chamber's editions, which list everything published in Ukraine with detailed bibliographic description.

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Erudit

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ERUDIT have opened up access to their subscribed scholarly journals to enable SPARC to study the growing use of their journals by users in the UK (2 million views per year) in the context of an Open Access transition. It is conducted in collaboration with Raym Crow, Senior Consultant at SPARC (sparcopen.org). Each scholarly journal is independent and is published by Canadian learned societies or university presses and faculties. They are selected by their scientific committee and meet rigorous selection criteria. It represents more than 30 SSHAL disciplines: literature, law, sociology, economics, cinema, etc.

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ICC Digital Library - Dispute Resolution Channel

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Provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, this channel contains material from ICC publications on arbitration as well as other types of dispute resolution. Content includes material from the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, access to the Dossiers of the Institute of World Business Law, the Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration, extracts from awards from ICC arbitral tribunals, ICC reference documents, Commission Reports and the ICC Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention and the complete collection of ICC Dispute Resolution Rules.

 

Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939

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The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World War. Its purpose was to impose peace terms on the vanquished Central Powers and establish a new international order. This collection contains archival material relating to this tumultuous period in European and world history. The documents cover the treaties of Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Trianon, Sèvres, Lausanne, and Locarno, as well as the foundation of the League of Nations. Together, these treaties severely curtailed German power and influence, redrew national boundaries in Europe and the Middle East, and led to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

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World Newspaper Archive: South Asian Newspapers 1864-1922

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This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

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African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

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This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers, Series 1, offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.  From repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints on diverse cultures.

Coverage: 1800-1922

 

African Newspapers: The British Library Collection

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African Newspapers: The British Library Collection features 64 newspapers from throughout Africa, all published before 1901. Originally archived by the British Library—the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the largest and most respected libraries in the world—these rare historical documents are now available for the first time in a fully searchable online collection. From culture to history to geopolitics, the pages of these newspapers offer fresh research opportunities for students and scholars interested in topics related to Africa.

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RIPM Jazz Periodicals

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An essential, unique collection of American jazz periodicals, a primary source reference and research tool, and of great importance to any lover of jazz and its history. This database benefits from RIPM’s partnership with the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, which holds the most extensive collection of jazz periodicals in the world

 

Bloomsbury Architecture Library

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Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Its dynamic digital platform offers access to wide-ranging collections of text and image content, from architectural history to cutting-edge design guidance. The platform is comprised of multiple collections, including the newly updated ebook edition of Bannister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, 21st edition.

 

World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939

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Esmé Howard (1863-1939) is widely regarded as one of the most influential British diplomats of the early-20th century. Howard held a number of important posts before serving as British Ambassador to the United States between 1924 and 1930. This collection contains Howard’s papers, from private correspondence to professional records. These documents provide an interesting insight into the evolution of British foreign policy during and between the two world wars.

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22/02/2020

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Yale A&AePortal

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The Yale A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook and image resource that features important works of scholarship in the fields of history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality, including smart image searching, and extensive metadata, the site includes many out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers

 

World's Fairs

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From the Eiffel Tower and the Space Needle to the invention of television, chewing gum and hot dogs, world’s fairs have shaped our world. Collating material from archives around the world, this resource offers a unique insight into the phenomenon of international expositions by presenting official records, monographs, personal accounts and ephemera for more than 200 fairs together for the first time. From the earliest plans to public reception and the legacy that remains, the impact of these global events can be examined in a comprehensive context.

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JoVE Core: Biology

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Organised into Units and Chapters, JoVE Core: Bio delivers hundreds of animated videos of foundational concepts, supporting scientific learning at all levels. Access to JoVE Core: Bio is provided free to all until the end of 2019.

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31/12/2019 - incorporated into our JOVE subscription (to all modules)

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ASKZAD

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AskZad is a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based digital library focusing primarily on Arabic content. It contains journals, indexes, e-books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other types of electronic content. Designed with the needs of researchers in mind, AskZad contains scans of original articles going as far back as 1823. AskZad's diverse collection includes published content from the Middle East in Arabic as well as Arabic content worldwide.  The majority of AskZad's content is in Arabic but content in English, French and German is also available - click the top left button to translate the website into English

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17/01/2020

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The National Theatre Collection(via Bloomsbury)

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National Theatre Collection gives access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts and unseen archival recordings, the video content includes 17 video performances in the initial release and will expand in 2020 to 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, and costume designs will provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.

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Bloomsbury Cultural History

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Comprising curated and illustrated reference works alongside extensive eBook and image collections Bloomsbury Cultural History presents essential content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform. The Cultural Histories Series offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.

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Bayeaux Tapestry Digital Edition

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The whole Tapestry (and two facsimiles) with full commentary, maps, genealogies, glossary, libraries of textual and visual analogues. Runs in all major browsers on all major computer systems - please note that this online version uses Flash, so it does not work in an i-Phone or i-Pad.

Further information: You may have to enable or download Adobe Flash player to make this resource work properly.

 

Ta Kung Pao Newspaper Database

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Ta Kung Pao Database was established by Lianzhi Ying in Tianjin at the year 1902 which collects about 3 million articles. It has been focusing on politics and current affairs and was the most famous newspaper which recorded Chinese modern history, and served as one of the representatives of public voices especially during 1926-1949. This newspaper was awarded “Best News Service” by The University of Missouri, Missouri School of Journalism in 1941.

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Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese & Japanese Ancient Books

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Diaolong Database is one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese and Japanese ancient books including almost 30,000 types of ancient books covering historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents. It is composed of many sub-databases, namely : are Zhong tong dao zang, Dao zang ji yao, Yong le da dian, Si bu cong kan, Xu si bu cong kan (Si bu bei yao), China local gazetteers, Liu fu wen zang, Qing dynasty archives, Gu jin tu shu ji cheng, Japanese ancient books, Dunhuang archives, Diaolong xu xiu si ku quan shu, Diaolong si ku quan shu, Chinese folk literature (including Min jian bao juan), and Ming qing ke ju zhu juan.

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30/12/2019

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Database of Chinese Modern Newspapers

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Database of Chinese Modern Newspapers includes modern newspapers published in both mainland China and Taiwan before 1949 which reflects the entire history of the Republic of China. This database includes these sub-databases, namely; Shun Pao, Central Daily, Taiwan Min Bao, Taiwan Daily News, and Taiwan Times. The publisher of this cooperates with National Chengchi University on analyses of subject news, in order to help readers and researchers locate precious materials they really need.

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30/12/2019

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Plays International & Europe

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Plays International & Europe is a quarterly journal which continues the tradition of the London theatre magazines Plays and Players and Plays International of the mid to late 20th century that defined British theatre culture, with a new editorial shift in emphasis to continental Europe. Its articles, unhindered by editorial conformity, cover theatre festivals, interviews with major theatre personalities, and “What’s on in London” and “What’s on the Broadway” lists describing all the upcoming mainstream shows. The articles reflect national trends in the performance arts all over the globe. Access from the first issue Spring 2016 onwards.

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Medical Services and Warfare

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Explore the history of illness, treatment and disease on international front lines from 1850 to 1927. From the beginning of the Crimean War to the discovery of penicillin, Medical Services and Warfare gathers material from multiple conflicts to build a picture of the experience and development of medical practice as influenced by the wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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 London Low Life

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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites.

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Oxford Reseach Encyclopedias: Linguistics

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Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.  Like other ORE resources, it is continuously updated by the world’s leading scholars and researchers. Subjects covered by ORE Linguistics include applied and computational linguistics, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics and semantics.

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13/12/2019

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Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

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Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

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ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Guardian

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This is a new digital archive that offers full-page images of recent editions of The Guardian (UK) newspaper, from 2010 onwards (not including last 3 months due to embargo). For the first time this gives you cover to cover access to recent issues including all articles, photos, images, advertisements, classifieds, etc. 

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01/12/2019.

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The National Theatre Collection

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The National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into British theatre-making and performance studies. The collection contains 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitised archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information. The featured 30 performances are:

  • Comedies: She Stoops to Conquer (2012), One Man, Two Guvnors (2011), and London Assurance (2010)
  • 20th century classics: Yerma (2017), The Cherry Orchard (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2016), Les Blancs (2016), A Streetcar Named Desire (2014), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2018), Consent (2017) and Translations (2018)
  • Shakespeare plays: Hamlet (2010), Othello (2013), King Lear (2011), Macbeth (2018), Julius Caesar (2018), Coriolanus (2014), Twelfth Night (2017), The Winter's Tale (2018) and Romeo and Juliet (2017)
  • Literary adaptations: Frankenstein (2 performances, 2011), Jane Eyre (2015), Treasure Island (2015), Peter Pan (2017), Wonder.land (2015) and Small Island (2019)
  • Greek classics: Antigone (2012) and Medea (2014)
  • World historical drama: Dara (2015)

 

Statista Global Consumer Survey

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The Statista Global Consumer Survey offers a global perspective on consumption and media usage, covering the offline and online world of the consumer. It is designed to help marketers, planners and product managers understand consumer behavior and consumer interactions with brands. This trial covers over 50 industries and topics.

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30/11/2019.

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CNKI English Resources

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CNKI English Resources consists of three databases: China Data Insights, Academic Focus, and Journal Translation Project. China Data Insights provides access to more than 1,083 statistical yearbooks with 8,446 volumes and 1.49 million tables. Academic Focus contains 262 English journals published in China, English content translated from top Chinese academic journals and over 2400 conference proceedings. The Journal Translation Project features the bilingual full-text content of 140 top academic journals in China with the English and Chinese versions displayed side-by-side. Comprehensive subject coverage.

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30/11/2019.

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Lexis 360 Etudiant (previously JurisClasseur)

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Access via username and password - please see Electronic resources: usernames page for details. Click the red "Se connecter" button in the top right hand corner of the screen and enter the username and password in the login page presented.

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This French language database offers access to legal news and case law decisions. It contains JurisClasseur encyclopaedias and legal journals, editions of La Semaine Juridique, based on Jurisprudence (including JurisData), Official Journal Laws and Decrees, Official Bulletins, legislation (EU), case law (EU), doctrine and legal journals. Covering public law, private law and criminal sciences: civil law, tax law, medical and hospital law, pharmaceutical law, local law of Alsace-Lorraine. 

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26/11/2019

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Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

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Bloomsbury Medieval Studies offers a global perspective on this rich field of study, bringing together high quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and object images in a one-stop digital resource that will open up the medieval world.

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24/11/2019.

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Black Newspaper Collection

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Featuring titles like Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier, Black Newspaper Collection from ProQuest provides cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Covering everything from major events to everyday life, these titles are valuable research tools for studying American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and art.

Note that the Library already has ongoing access to The Baltimore Afro-American and New York Amsterdam News from this collection, access to these two titles will continue once trial has ended.

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20/11/2019

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Chatham House Online Archive 

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This database contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference. The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

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21/08/2020

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China Data Insights

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CDI contains more than 1,083 statistical yearbooks, 8,446 volumes,1.49 million tables and 1,647 million indicators of statistics presses and other yearbook publishers of all provincial divisions in the Chinese mainland. In its corresponding Chinese interface (http://data.oversea.cnki.net/chn), it collects 2,302 statistical yearbooks, 25,401 volumes.

CDI is the new English version of China Statistical Yearbooks Database, integrating authoritative statistical yearbooks of all Chinese provincial divisions and combining multiple functions like statistical data search, data mining analysis and personal data management as a whole, so as to provide the most comprehensive statistical data of the development of contemporary Chinese society for English users. The content covers 18 major fields: national accounts, education and technology, public health, population and human resources, energy and environment and so on. Based on the Chinese version, CDI realizes the English transformation and entirely fragmentation of statistical data, supports single and mixed searches from three dimensions: indicator, table and yearbook, and provides better and more convenient data mining experience for users.

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30/09/2019.

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SAGE Business Cases

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More than 3,000 proprietary, licensed, and commissioned cases cases from over 100 countries. These cases are accompanied by instructor-only teaching notes with suggested teaching strategies and possible responses to discussion questions that can help facilitate classroom discussion. This collection brings together cases selected from a variety of sources, including key university and association partnerships. Topics include accounting, business ethics & corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, operations management, organizational studies and more.

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10/08/2019.

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SAGE Business Video

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SAGE Video showcases leading academics and practitioners in many brand new videos, mapped to course curricula. The breadth of video types available support diverse research and learning needs, such as tutorials, in-practice examples, and theory definitions, all fully citable with searchable transcripts. Topics include accounting, business ethics & corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, operations management and organizational studies.

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10/08/2019.

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Klemperer Online

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The complete, unabridged and edited diaries (1918–1959) of the Romance philologist Victor Klemperer described the process of the Jews’ deprivation of rights, his personal thoughts and reactions, and at the same time documented everyday life from the Weimar Republic to the early GDR.  Exclusive and unabridged in the database:

  • Klemperer’s reflections on Germany and Judaism, humanism and barbarism, and antisemitism.
  • Available to researchers for the first time: Klemperer’s entries in the run up to Lingua tertii imperii and preliminary work for his history of French literature.
  • Detailed film notes on 750 films, accompanied by a separate filmography: a treasure trove for cineastes.
  • Detailed accounts of Klemperer’s numerous trips, which give striking contemporary descriptions of destinations such as France, Italy, and China.

Note: Click on Content in the left-hand panel to browse.  USe Google translate to convert into English.

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31/07/2019.

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Society Digimap

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Society Digimap allows you  to explore a range of demographic data, providing a wealth of census and socio-economic information for Great Britain. The processing required to visualise Census and other demographic datasets can be a barrier to use for many people interested in the value of the datasets. By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance Survey data, the rich information can offer valuable insights without the need to learn how to use a GIS.

The mapping facility, Society Roam is available. A full data download application is under development, which will offer the ability to download both the census data and the corresponding boundaries together. 

 

Global Digimap

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Global Digimap is a new service in development with you the users! The service will provide access to global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats that are useful to you. The service provides the following:

  • An easy to use interface to allow you to browse, annotate and print global maps. (Coming Soon)
  • A data download facility to providing access to global datasets for use in GIS software.

 

Geospatial Data

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Geospatial Data gives access to UK maps and mapping data for view and data download from six collections: Ordnance Survey, Environment, Geology, Historic,  Maritime and Aerial Photography To log-in, select the 'Map' option (at top of screen). 

Further notes: Help pages can be found at: http://jiscresources.geostore.com
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31/07/2019.

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The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974

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Description:

This digital archive brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 125,000 pages of text and 50 hours of video at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics.

 

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Description: A unique 20th-century archive for students and scholars of international studies, political science and world history. This is a fully searchable digital edition of the United States’ principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, it provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S.—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
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SAGE Research Methods - Additional Modules

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Content from SAGE publisher (some unique to SRM) on the steps involved in a research project. Full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioural sciences, as well as many methods commonly used in the hard sciences.

Topics: Key concepts in research, Philosophy of research, Research ethics, Planning research, Research design, Data collection, Data quality and data management, Qualitative data analysis, Quantitative data analysis,  Writing and disseminating research.

This trial gives access to the following additional modules:

Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2 - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRM%20Cases%20Part%202%20-%20Title%20List%202019.xlsx SAGE Research Methods Datasets 2  - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRM%20Datasets%202%20Title%20List%202019.xlsx (more titles to be added). Research Methods Video: Data Science, Big Data Analytics, & Digital Methods - http://methods.sagepub.com/uploads/files/SRMV3_March2019_FullTitleList.xlsx

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20/06/2019.

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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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This digital research source from Adam Matthew provides you with access to a huge range of primary sources covering social, cultural, political, scientific and religious perspectives, from the 15th to early 18th centuries. The breadth of sources provided within this collection is extensive, from sources concerning the Black Death to the Restoration of the English monarchy and the Glorious Revolution. Includes illuminated manuscripts, personal papers, diaries and journals, correspondence, rare books, receipt books, account books and manuscript sheet music.

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17/06/2019.

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Dacheng guzhidui

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The database contains a vast amount of full-text material for Chinese studies. It includes the following categories of resources:

  • Over 7,000 periodicals from the late Qing Dynasty to 1949; 
  • Over 200 Chinese Communist Party periodicals before 1949;
  • 39,000 books published between 1911 and 1949; 
  • 3,400 local gazetteers published throughout China’s history before 1949, some dating back to Song Dynasty; 
  • 15,000 pre-modern and rare Chinese books; 
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10/06/2019.

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Snara

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Icelandic–English dictionary, Icelandic monolingual dictionary, plus other language combinations and specialised dictionaries

 

Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2016

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A complete online, fully searchable facsimile, the Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2016 delivers the complete run of the London edition of this internationally known daily paper, from its first issue through 2016. Every article, advertisement, and market listing is included -- shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Each item has been subject- or topic-categorized for fast retrieval and review.

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The New Republic Archive

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This digital archive offers a searchable full-text backfile of all issues of The New Republic. The magazine, founded in 1914, is considered of the country's leading journals of opinion on politics and the arts. It features award-winning writers and critics from many fields and from most political viewpoints

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31/05/2019.

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National Review Archive

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National Review Archive offers complete indexing, abstracting and full text for the magazine from the first issue in 1955 to the present. National Review has been an important American journal of opinion and has consistently provided readers with well-reasoned editorial commentary on critical issues. The National Review is seen as a key resource for conservative news, commentary and opinion.

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The Nation Archive

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The Nation Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive contains thousands of historic articles, editorials, letters, reviews, poems, and puzzles dating back to the magazine's first issue from July 6, 1865. The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world.

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31/05/2019.

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782: Part II

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‘State Papers Foreign: Low Countries and Germany’ contains the papers written on received by the secretaries of state in the processes of British diplomacy in the Low Countries and Germany through the eighteenth century. This rich archive includes correspondence with English diplomats abroad and foreign diplomats in England, original and draft treaties, letters between heads of state, intercepted dispatches and other intelligence, working papers of the secretaries, and material relating to military, naval, and colonial policy. Part II expands on the domestic papers in Part I and presents the first section of the foreign papers during the reigns of George I, George II, and George III until 1782 when the State Papers series ends.

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30/05/2019.

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JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments)

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We have had access to all of the content in JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments). JoVE is a scientific video methods journal containing over 9,500 video articles. JoVE publishes novel methods, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold-standard protocols in both the physical and life sciences. JoVE articles are peer-reviewed and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, SciFinder, and Scopus.

In addition, we have access to JoVE Science Education Library which aims to “better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. The simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.”

 

Prosecuting the Holocaust: British investigations into Nazi war crimes, 1944-1949

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Drawn from the UK National Archives, this new primary source digital collection contains a wealth of information regarding the British government's efforts to investigate and prosecute Nazi crimes during the period 1944-1949. The evidence gathered sheds light on almost every aspect of the Holocaust, from the concentration camp system to the mass murder of the “incurably sick” in psychiatric hospitals. More importantly, it gives a voice to the victims of these atrocities, many of whom testified about their experiences immediately after the war.

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Linguistics Abstracts Online

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This bibliographic database provides high-quality cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for over 800 journals, some dating back to 1911, encompassing the broad spectrum of linguistics and language study. It offers more than 768,000 records with subject headings from EBSCO’s robust thesaurus, curated by subject matter experts.  See https://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/lao-coverage.htm?_ga=2.260594958.261807341.1551718566-808336705.1549299418 for full coverage.

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Description: This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.
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African Newspapers, Series 1

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This ground breaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring both English and a range of foreign-language titles this database offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.

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Mainichi Shimbun Database (Maisaku)

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The Mainichi Shimbun (“Daily News”) is the oldest existing Japanese daily newspaper with a history spanning over 140 years. It continues to be one of the most important daily newspapers in Japan today.  The Maisaku database provides access to over 6 million articles from Mainichi Shimbun since 1872 to present and the Mainichi Weekly Economist from 1989. Newspaper images from 1989 to 1999 are in flash format, which include features like page turning, scaling, bookmarking, etc., as in an electronic book.  

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State Papers Online : Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 (Part I and IV)

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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. It provides unparalleled access to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of the British Government during the eighteenth century. We currently have a trial to Part I, which focuses research on British domestic politics and society and Part IV, which covers nations and events at the borders of Europe and European power.

Note: you will be cross-searching these two collections with State Papers Online, 1509-1714: Part II, which the Library already has access to.

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Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker

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The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker provides unparalleled access to carefully edited editions of German literature. In co-operation with the Deutsche Klassiker Verlag in Frankfurt am Main, we’re publishing a wide array of classic German literature, from early German texts to the major German writers of the 19th century. The Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker includes the critical editions of the works of 34 authors. Researchers will find early German texts, such as Lancelot und Ginover; complete editions of Wolfram von Eschenbach; the works of Meister Eckhart; collections of Medieval German poetry and novels; Carmina Burana; and complete editions of important German authors such as Lessing, Eichendorff, Keller, Kleist, Hoffman, Storm, and Seume. To provide essential context and background material to the political and intellectual debates at the heart of Europe during the 19th century, the texts are accompanied by collections of other influential literary and non-literary materials. For example, texts relating to art history, theory of the state and church, theory and history of war, and political speeches are included, providing context to the plays, poetry, and novels.

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Bertolt Brechts Werke

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The first authorized electronic edition of Brecht's writings, Bertolt Brechts Werke (Jubiläumsausgabe) comprises the poetry, drama, and major critical writings contained within the Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden. Produced with the cooperation of German publishers Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, this new literary resource will provide scholars with much broader access to a range of Brecht's works. It will enable researchers to carry out more comprehensive analyses that compare and contrast his approach to the role of drama and his philosophy from his early work during the Weimar Republic through his time in the United States to his final residence in the German Democratic Republic. This edition is based on Bertold Brecht - Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden - Jubiläumsausgabe zum 100. Geburtstag, which collects Brecht's works and writings in six volumes, with brief notes on each text.

 

Informit New Zealand Collection

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Description: The Informit New Zealand Collection is a multi-disciplinary database that gathers a wide range of content about and of interest to New Zealand students, teachers and researchers. This database covers a wide range of topics including economics, education, health, history, human geography, law, literature, politics and performing arts. Coverage: Full text publications: 1993 onwards; Index: 1993 onwards.
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Informit Literature & Culture Collection

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Description: The Informit Literature & Culture Collection provides access to a range of publications covering Australia’s literary and cultural heritage. The database contains the best of new writing, thought and debate including essays, fiction, poetry and critical writing with over 74,000 full text records from 60 resources with back files from 1940.

 

Informit Indigenous Collection

 

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Description: Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies, with material sourced from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and the Pacific. It provides over 19,000 full text records from 140 resources dating back to 1973. Material types include specialist journals, conference papers, reports, magazines, e-books and grey literature unavailable elsewhere online. Subjects cover anthropology, colonial and post-colonial studies, cultural studies, history, human geography, law and land rights, race studies, visual and performing arts.
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Wiley Digital Archives Collection - The Royal College of Physicians

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A Wiley Digital Archives Collection that will reflect interdisciplinary interests in a broad range of subject areas, that span over 500 years of history, with some material pre-dating the founding of the Royal College of Physicians by charter of King Henry VIII in 1518.   From astronomy and anatomical studies to neurology and botanical research, the collection comprises an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials.  Topics include History of Medicine; History of the Royal College of Physicians; Regulation, Law, Policy, and Control;  Medieval and Early Modern Texts; Non-Western Medicine; Anatomical Studies; World Health; Vaccinations; Medieval and Early Modern Diseases and Medical Treatment; Public Health and Common Diseases; Military Medicine; Early Medical Textbooks.

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The New York Academy of Sciences -Wiley Digital Archives Collection

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The New York Academy of Sciences mission is to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education, and policy. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it is also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.  Accessible through the Wiley Digital Archives platform, the New York Academy of Sciences collection contains the vast range of original sources that have shaped two centuries of scientific progress, Spanning a wide range of disciplinary research from medical research and botanical studies to climate science and zoological research, the Wiley Digital Archives: New York Academy of Sciences collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials. 

 

Wiley Digital Archives Collection - The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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A Wiley Digital Archives Collection containing original primary source materials that have been discovered and researched for over a century by the members of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  From archaeology and historical research to geographical and religious studies, the collection contains an extensive body of diverse and interdisciplinary original materials including Administrative Records; Correspondence; Data; Ephemera; Fieldwork; Gray Literature; Illustrations; Manuscripts; Maps; Monographs; Pamphlets; Periodicals; Personal Papers; Photographs; Proceedings and Reports.

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, you can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing digital archive offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history. The database currently includes 3 collections: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I and Part II and Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century.

 

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies

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This digital primary resource from British Online Archives allows you to follow the slave trade from Africa and America to Britain through these records. See who traded in slaves, read accounts of their transportation and learn about the plantations where they were forced to work. Then uncover the philosophies that endorsed or fought against the existence of this trade in people. This resource includes 84,629 pages of digitised archive material.

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17/03/2019.

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Running the West Indies: British records from West Indian countries under colonial rule

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This digital primary resource from British Online Archives allows you to see narrative accounts from missionaries combine with colonial statistics to create a picture of these former colonies' development. Learn how owners of an Antiguan sugar plantation adapted to emancipation, and witness the nature of missionaries' roles in the slave trade. It also includes the papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1694-1709. Together, these collections reveal how governments, slave owners and missionaries shaped the development of these countries over three centuries.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology eBook collections

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This ebook collection from the American Academy of Ophthalmology includes: the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) containing 13 volumes of ophthalmic reference texts, with new editions published annually and a number of textbooks published by AAO.

 

BabelScores

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BabelScores gives access to a large and growing library of online contemporary music scores. It selects the works of the most creative, original and innovative contemporary composers offering a wide catalogue to instrumentalists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, musicologists, conservatoires, and universities.

 

LGBT Magazine Archive

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Unlike other digital offerings in this area that have largely focused on short-lived, informal publications, LGBT Magazine Archive will offer the complete backfiles of many of the leading, established, long-running periodicals of this type. Coverage is from the first issue of each publication, with the earliest content dating from 1957 and the default termination point for each title is 2015 (or the journal ceased date). Each title is scanned from cover to cover in full colour.

Magazines of this type have been a crucial source of identification for many LGBT people; they chronicle the evolution of myriad aspects of LGBT history and culture, including law/politics/society, the arts, health, and, lifestyle. Whilst this material will be indispensable for dedicated LGBT studies and broader gender/sexuality research, it will, additionally, cater to interests in many related disciplines, including 20th-century history and culture, sociology, psychology, health, and literature/arts.

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1954 - 2015

 

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

 

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Description: An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full colour or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of Publications.
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28/02/2019

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions

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Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions focuses on the various facets of Eastern Religion spanning over two-hundred years from the early 1900s to the present day. It includes an international selection of English-language editions of key thinkers such as Alan Watts, Sister Nivedita, K. N. Jayatilleke, and Prayadh Payutto, among others. Future releases will introduce more works by significant thinkers and archival content. Upon completion, it will include 100,000 pages of printed works and primary sources. 

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Chinese Newspapers of Modern China

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Shanghai Library has provided us with trial access to the digital archives of 6 modern Chinese newspapers until 16 Feb 2019. 

The six Chinese newspaper archives are:

《小报》The Tabloids (1897~1949).

《新闻报》Sin Wan Pao (1893~1949).

《时报》The Eastern Times (1904~1939).

《大公报》(1902~1949/1952)Ta Kung Pao(1902~1949/1952).

《大陆报》The China Press (1911~1949).

《字林洋行中英文报纸全文数据库》The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850~1951).

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Age of Exploration

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Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

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11/02/2019.

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Royal Society Archive

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Journals from the Royal Society have been communicating the latest developments across all of science since 1665. The journals archive, launched in 2017, contains high quality full colour images of the original publications, and is significantly easier to read and more searchable than previous archive material.

The archive is a major resource for History of Science courses and also covers major works in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Maths and the broad interdisciplinary studies for which the Royal Society journals are so well known. 

With articles by scientists who were prominent in different areas of public life, the archive is a fascinating resource for all History students and researchers working on the post-enlightenment period, whatever their area of interest. Authors include Sir Christopher Wren, Benjamin Franklin, James Clerk Maxwell, Alan Turing, Kathleen Lonsdale, Stephen Hawking and Dorothy Hodgkins. 

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31/01/2019

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Emerald Management Premier Collection

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The 2018 Emerald eJournal collections feature 170,000 articles from more than 300 journals, providing comprehensive coverage of management and complementary specialist subjects. Providing access to the latest research for the maximum value, this premium collection provides access to all current content and selected archive material for all Emerald eJournals.

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31/12/2018

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Artfilms-Digital

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Artfilms-Digital  is the video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms and provides access to over 1660 videos in Arts & Humanities subject areas with strengths in performing arts, visual and digital art, architecture, design, new media, film, cinema, communication and culture.  Includes masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.

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Tanzania and Malawi in records from colonial missionaries, 1857-1965

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Containing over 54,000 digitised pages from Bodleian's Commonwealth and African manuscripts and archives, this database contains documents relating to the UMCA’s (Universities’ Mission to Central Africa) activities in Tanzania and Malawi during the period 1857-1965. The papers provide an insight into the spread of Christianity in Central Africa. Made up of 5 volumes it includes ‘Central Africa’ magazine, missionaries’ correspondence and journals as well as miscellaneous correspondence, press cuttings, books and conference papers.

 

Colonial State Papers

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The Colonial State Papers offers access to over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records with this incredible resource on Colonial History. In addition to Britain's colonial relations with the Americas and other European rivals for power, this collection also covers the Caribbean and Atlantic world. It is an invaluable resource for scholars of early American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, maritime history, Atlantic trade, plantations, and slavery.

Coverage: 1574 - 1757

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Argentina, 1975-1980: The Making of U.S. Human Rights Policy

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Comprising 2,429 documents, this set on one of Washington’s most important Latin American relationships describes the development of U.S. policy as it attempts to deal with the tragedy experienced in Argentina during the critical, formative period of the late 1970’s, which featured a political collapse verging on civil war; a military coup; and massive illegal detentions, torture, and kidnappings. The documents show U.S. officials from two very different presidential administrations grappling with human rights violations in the context of the Cold War on a scale never heard of in the Western Hemisphere, underscored by the dramatic disappearance of tens of thousands of people at the hands of the security forces.

 

The Stuart and Cumberland Papers (State Papers Online)

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This online archive brings together two distinct but historically related collections: The Stuart Papers, the papers of the exiled James II, and VII in Scotland, and his heirs; and the Cumberland Papers, the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II and military commander of the British Army. Both collections have been digitised for the first time for this archive and the originals are held in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.

 

IAReporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter )

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Investment Arbitration Reporter is a news and analysis service tracking international arbitrations between foreign investors and governments.   It offers proprietary insight into breaking legal developments and policy trends in investment treaty arbitration, as well as reports on the latest legal pleadings, decisions and arbitral awards

 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

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Digital encyclopedias that expand research on foundational topics, all written, peer-reviewed and continuously updated by leading scholars.  Trial is to the full collection.

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African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1827-1998

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This resource provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Newly digitised, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

 

International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online

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The Encyclopedia is the first broad, systematic and international compendium of comparative law and represents the labour of hundreds of lawyers and scholars throughout the world. With detailed descriptions of the legal systems of more than 150 countries, as well as thoroughly documented comparative analyses of the main issues in civil and commercial law and related issues world-wide.  Coverage: mid 1960s onwards.

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New Orleans Times-Picayune (1837-1922)

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The Times-Picayune has long been one of the nation’s leading sources of news and a vital force in journalism for more than 150 years. Beyond insight into colourful New Orleans, the newspaper's reporting has included exceptional coverage of Louisiana’s politics, culture and local industries.

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Governing Africa

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These reports reveal what was reported to the British government by their governors in the African colonies. The statistical reports cover 13 colonies, with some data that pre-dates the abolition of the slave trade. Our collections on Colonial Law show how those laws were implemented. The legal notices in the three collections reveal how colonial laws were used to control citizens during wars and uprisings. Notices of land sales also reveal how land changed hands between 1808 and 1966. Less formal notices within the legal content provide context to the legal notices. The colonial reports for each colony explain how the statistics in the Blue Books were intended to be interpreted by colonial readers.

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21/11/2018.

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British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries

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A full text digital archive, British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The database lets researchers view history in the context of women's thoughts and gain unparalleled insight into their struggles, achievements, passions, pursuits, and desires

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State Papers Online Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic

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State Papers Online, 1509-1714: Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic is a collection of English government documents originating primarily from the seventeenth century. The Stuarts' internal struggles come to life through a wealth of primary source documents from one of the most compelling and turbulent eras in Britain's social, political, and religious history. Among the more than one million pages of manuscripts, researchers will find accounts of the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, and the invasion of William of Orange.

The Library already has access to State Papers Online Part II: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign: Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council.

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MLA International Bibliography with Full Text

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An enhanced version of our current subscription to MLA International Bibliography which includes:

  • Many of the most-used journals in the MLA International Bibliography, such as Applied Linguistics, Critique, Comparative Literature, Renaissance Quarterly and College Composition & Communication
  •   3-year backfile of the top 100 journals
  •   Extensive backfiles to Volume 1, Issue 1 for over 45 journals

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. 

Additional Ingformation: A userguide available from https://www.mla.org/Publications/MLA-International-Bibliography/Tutorial-Videos/EBSCO-Tutorial-Videos
Coverage: Over 2.5 million records from 1926 to date.  Updated 9 times per year with over 66,000 records added annually.
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Women's Magazine Archive I and II

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An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines published in North America. Issues are scanned in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Seventeen are just some of the titles included. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

 

East India Company

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From 16th-century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its demise amid allegations of greed and corruption, the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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Area Studies: Japan

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A wide range of sources - by writers, diplomats, tourists, businessmen, missionaries and others - documenting the political, cultural and social history of Japan from 1400 to the 20th century. Highlights include:

  • Illuminated medieval manuscripts relating to Japan, including an account by Marco Polo.
  • Log book of William Adams (1564-1620), alias Miura Anjin, the first Englishman known to have visited Japan.
  • The journals of US Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry and officers, relating to the momentous voyages of 1853-54 and the 'opening up' of Japan.
  • Letters of Sir Harry Parkes, diplomat and British Minister to Japan between 1865 and 1883.
  • Journals of William Elliot Griffis (1843-1928), American orientalist, author and education reformer in Japan.
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Area Studies: China

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A vast array of Western perspectives and sources on China and Southeast Asia spanning several centuries, from the first British mission to China in 1792-1794 through to the mid-20th century. Highlights include:

  • A wide and varied array of records of traders, travellers, missionaries & diplomats, 1792-1942, offering western perspectives on all aspects of Chinese culture and society.
  • British government records covering economic development in China, Hong Kong, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, 1950-1980.
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Drama Online

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Drama Online is a digital library of the world’s most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. We have subscribed to following components:

  • Nick Hern Books Collection : Over 500 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.
  • The RSC Live Collection: 17 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale
  • Shakespeare's Globe On Screen (2008-2015): 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV
  • Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018): Features landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons, including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014
  • Shakespeare in the Present: A six hour acting masterclass with international coach Patsy Rodenburg, starring Joseph Fiennes
  • Stage on Screen: Critically acclaimed stage productions of four key set drama and literature texts: The Duchess of Malfi, Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal, and Volpone.
  • Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains: Steven Berkoff: A 90 minute masterclass from Steven Berkoff, world-renowned writer, director, and actor.
  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet: A landmark reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Maxine Peake in the title role.

 

American Academy of Ophthalmology eBook collections

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This ebook collection from the American Academy of Ophthalmology includes: the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) containing 13 volumes of ophthalmic reference texts, with new editions published annually and a number of textbooks published by AAO.

 

Bloomsbury Screen Studies

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Bloomsbury Screen Studies offers a broad range of content to support moving-image studies. It comprises award-winning screenplays, presented in industry-standard studio format, from ‘Orlando’ to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. It also includes critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.

 

investorstatelawguide.com

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A comprehensive research tool for international trade and investment law.  It includes decisions and awards for investment-treaty claims cases, arbitration rules, and investment and trade treaties and agreements.  Through its research tools, including article, jurisprudence and publication citators, ISLG has mapped the world of investment treaty law by capturing the relationships between treaties, arbitral rules, cases and other key materials.

 

Index Buddhicus Online

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The Index Buddhicus is the first classified comprehensive bibliography of Buddhist Studies. It describes secondary material ranging from articles, papers and chapters appearing in journals, proceedings and collections, through reference works, monographs, editions and theses, to digital resources. All entries are linked to an elaborate index of both proper names and thematic, and cross referenced to related material. It complements Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

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China Core Newspapers

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Description: A full-text database of articles from 633 newspapers in China. Updated daily. Although we have not purchased the full-text access, searching for bibliographical information is free.
Coverage: 2000 to present.
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The Eastern Miscellany Full Text Database

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The eastern Miscellany 《东方杂志》was an iconic periodical of The Commercial Press from 1904 to 1948. It is highly regarded as a very important resource for the study of the modern history of China. The database includes the full run of the 44 volumes (819 issues), with over 30,000 articles, 12,000 pictures, and over 14,000 advertisements. Articles cannot be downloaded directly, but the full texts of the articles can be copied and pasted.

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EarthDoc

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EarthDoc is the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE’s) geoscience database. This trial gives access to all papers published in the following journals: First Break, Near Surface Geophysics,  Petroleum Geoscience, Seismic Technology, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics & Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society. Also includes access to all event papers presented at EAGE’s events including those of and in cooperation with other societies.

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South African law reports

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Fulltext access to a range of South African legal material.

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Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik Online / Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric Online

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The Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik [Historical Dictionary of Rhetoric] is the only comprehensive academic reference work in the field. For specialists and practitioners, this tool provides all current knowledge about Rhetoric in an electronically searchable form for the first time. Various search criteria (lemma, keyword, person, literature, etc.) allow targeted research and make the 1,300 articles easily accessible, also for scholars in related disciplines. The articles are thematically linked to each other so as to provide the reader with comprehensive information.

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Deutsche Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts / 18th Century German Literature Online

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This database contains the scanned and digitized first editions and first published complete editions by more than 600 German-speaking authors of the 18th century. The approximately 2,700 works with almost 4,500 volumes reflect the broad spectrum of German literature from the early stages of the age of Enlightenment to the later part of the period.  18th Century German Literature Online contains the complete historical editions of leading representatives of the Enlightenment such as Bürger, Gottsched, Herder, Kant, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Moritz, Nicolai, Wieland and many more, the writings of the "Göttinger Hainbund" and works of the Swiss Enlightenment. Most notably however, it also contains the writings of hundreds of authors who were less well-known or are nowadays all but forgotten, but who nevertheless contributed to the literary Enlightenment in Germany with their lyrical, dramatic and epic works.

 

SAGE Research Methods Video: Practical Research And Academic Skills

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The newest collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.

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Scottish nationalist leaflets, 1844-1973

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From British Online Archives many of the pamphlets included in this collection were printed by the Scottish National Party and its predecessors. Authors include Archie Lamont, Hugh MacDiarmid, and William Mitchell. These items contain research and policy proposals for how an independent Scotland might manage financially. They also contain both a pamphlet of nationalist songs and a history of the nationalist movement which was printed in 1853. The idea of using of oil wealth to support an independent Scotland can be traced back to the 1970s. Questions about how the European Union might affect independence also date back to these papers.

 

BrowZine

 

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BrowZine is a new application that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals (see list of publishers at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support) either from your desktop/laptop or via an app for your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine, you can: – Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles – Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published – Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, Papers and more.

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June 2018

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Ogonek Digital Archive 1923-2017

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Ogonek is one of the oldest weekly magazines in Russia, having been in continuous publication since 1923. The importance of Ogonek as a primary source for research into the Soviet Union and bolshevization of its cultural and social landscapes cannot be overestimated. The digital archive provides access to fully searchable full-text and full-colour digital copies of issues of Ogonek from 1923 through 2017.

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e_Marefa Databases

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E-Marefa is an integrated database of full-text academic journals, statistics, articles, dissertations, e-books, book reviews, conference proceedings and abstracts about the Arabic World. It contains 1900 academic & statistical periodicals (full text) in English & Arabic, 400,000 articles & statistical reports (full text) in English & Arabic, 25,000 theses & dissertation, 14,000 e-books & book reviews, 6500 Arabic Reviews for International Theses, and e-Marefa DataBank for Islamic Economics and Finance which Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases.

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Age of Exploration

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Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.

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Textual History of the Bible Online

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The Textual History of the Bible Online (THBO) is unique in providing, for the first time, a cross-searchable platform with all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

 

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts

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Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts offers a unique opportunity to study state of the art photographs of these ancient scripts, and understand their meaning using the translations of text and interpretations for missing fragments.

 

Flavius Josephus Online

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This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English including the Greek text by Niese from the late 19th century. About 65% of the project is complete, consisting of Life, and Against Apion, book 2 of the Judean War, and books 1-11 and 15 of the Judean Antiquities. Further volumes will be added as soon as they are delivered. 

 

Philosophers Index on the EBSCO platform

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Produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center, this current and comprehensive bibliographic database covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.  This trial covers the database on the Ebsco platform.

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Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I: 1953-1960

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A unique and comprehensive, English-language history of post-Stalinist Eastern Europe, this database provides full-text searchable access to over six thousand primary source files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office, sourced entirely from The National Archives, U.K. series FO 371. Countries covered include Albania, Bulgaria. Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Berlin, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.

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Service Newspapers of World War Two

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Service Newspapers of World War Two contains an extensive range of both rare and well-known wartime publications for soldiers serving in major theatres around the world. Publications are included from many key nations involved in the conflict, such as the US, Canada, New Zealand, India, and the countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Both Allied and Axis publications are presented, offering a broad view of the war and the experiences of those on its front lines.

 

Migration to New Worlds II: The Modern Era

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Migration to New Worlds II: The Modern Era presents thousands of unique original sources beginning with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and then focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict. Note that the Library already has access to Migration to New Worlds I: The Century of Immigration, both are being searched when you access the trial.

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J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America

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J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America documents one of the world’s oldest, largest and most innovative advertising agencies. The J. Walter Thompson Company archive is one of the most complete and informative corporate record of the history of modern advertising and includes the account files of some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Kraft, Kodak, Oscar Mayer and Pan Am. Documents included in this resource  reveal in detail the research and creative process behind the creation of brands, advertisements and marketing campaigns; the rise of new media such as television; and the experience of those working in the advertising industry, particularly the fascinating role played by women. The database covers the period 1900-2000.

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The Stuart and Cumberland Papers (State Papers Online)

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This online archive brings together two distinct but historically related collections: The Stuart Papers, the papers of the exiled James II, and VII in Scotland, and his heirs; and the Cumberland Papers, the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II and military commander of the British Army. Both collections have been digitised for the first time for this archive and the originals are held in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle.

 

Secrecy, sabotage, and aiding the resistance: how Anglo-American co-operation shaped World War Two

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When the British and American security services went to war together, their targets included morale, supplies and governments. Sabotage training and supplying rebels in occupied countries weakened the enemy. Friends were found in Italy and hostile groups in America. The American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and British Special Operations Executive (SOE) would also deliberately keep some information from each other. When they did work together, companies in hostile countries were blacklisted and their covert Jedburgh units supported allied rebels around the world. This database covers the period 1939-1954.

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Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974

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Military Intelligence Files: Land, Sea & Air provides access to secret British government files produced by the intelligence branches of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Held by The National Archives of the United Kingdom, and covering the period 1938 to 1974 the collection provides a definitive and unrivalled source covering international relations, military history and the role played by service intelligence from the Second World War to the early Cold War.

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China Data Insights

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CDI contains more than 1,083 statistical yearbooks, 8,446 volumes,1.49 million tables and 1,647 million indicators of statistics presses and other yearbook publishers of all provincial divisions in the Chinese mainland. In its corresponding Chinese interface (http://data.oversea.cnki.net/chn), it collects 2,302 statistical yearbooks, 25,401 volumes.

CDI is the new English version of China Statistical Yearbooks Database, integrating authoritative statistical yearbooks of all Chinese provincial divisions and combining multiple functions like statistical data search, data mining analysis and personal data management as a whole, so as to provide the most comprehensive statistical data of the development of contemporary Chinese society for English users. The content covers 18 major fields: national accounts, education and technology, public health, population and human resources, energy and environment and so on. Based on the Chinese version, CDI realizes the English transformation and entirely fragmentation of statistical data, supports single and mixed searches from three dimensions: indicator, table and yearbook, and provides better and more convenient data mining experience for users.

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Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926

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In 1868, Joseph Sabin produced a prospectus for his famous bibliography of monograph works about the "Americas", and Bibliotheca Americana was produced over the course of nearly 60 years. This archive reaches into all aspects of American history and culture. It touches upon the political and religious life in North America and at times South America and the Caribbean. It features American and European views of the colonization of the Americas, the American Revolution, the days of the early Republic and Jacksonian period, the antebellum period, Civil War, era of Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction, the settlement of the West and the onset of the Gilded Age. Through published pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and innumerable other genres, Sabin opens a window onto the Americas through which few get to glimpse.

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OpenEdition Freemium for Journals

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160 journals in the humanities and social sciences.  Freemium access allows PDF downloads.

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08/04/2018

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Ogonek Digital Archive (1923 – 2017)

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Digital archive of Russia’s preeminent weekly magazine Ogonek from the first issue in 1923 to 2017, a forum for Russian cultural thought and political discourse. The database isn’t complete yet. The entire digital archive will be complete by June 2018.

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06/04/2018.

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Online French Literature & Humanities resources from Classique Garnier

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Classiques Garnier offers a gateway to databases, e-book collections and online journals in the fields of French literature, the humanities and social sciences, including many reference works.

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NK News (including NK Pro and KCNA Watch)

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NK News is an independent, specialist database focused on North Korea. It aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place. In addition to providing primary and secondary data on North Korea that is unavailable anywhere else, it offers research tools specifically tailored for users within government and academia. KCNA Watch provides up-to-date North Korea state media.

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Enhanced Electronic Grammars Online

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Enhanced Electronic Grammars (EEG), a sophisticated research tool specially designed for the needs of general linguists and typologists, features comprehensive descriptions of languages from around the world. Full grammars are made available together in an interlinked and semantically-annotated format, allowing granular access to the grammatical data and enabling cross-language research of several grammars at the same time. EEG is updated biannually, integrating several new grammar publications each year for even more extensive cross-linguistic research.

 

Black Newspaper Collection

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Featuring titles like Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier, Black Newspaper Collection from ProQuest provides cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Covering everything from major events to everyday life, these titles are valuable research tools for studying American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and art.

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20/11/2019

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Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

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This collection provides full-text searchable, digital access to 4,500 primary source British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files spanning 1873 to 1953, with a particular focus from 1936 onwards. Spanning four key 20th century conflicts, the material enables research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, the Second World War, and the early years of the Cold War.

Representing the complete digitisation of material up to 1953 from across nine file series from The National Archives UK, Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War provides a unique three-tiered intelligence insight into world history over the critical years of the 1930s to 1950s through its juxtaposition of Cabinet Office Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee papers with MI6 operations case files and decoded signals intelligence from Bletchley Park. Together, these files provide new insights into key 20th century events, international relations and conflicts across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and beyond, and enable an almost day-by-day, in-depth study of the Second World War. Teaching resources include:

  • File Series Descriptions.
  • an extensive list of Key People and Key Organisations men.

 

Irish Newspaper Archives

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Description: Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700's to current day.  Title list at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/plist_static/

 

Communication Source

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The most comprehensive communications database available, Communication Source offers information for scholars studying mass media, communications theory, linguistics, organizational communication, phonetics and speech pathology. Content includes full text of more than 67- journals, with coverage dating back to 1900.

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 London Low Life

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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites.

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16/12/2019

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African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1827-1998

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This resource provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Newly digitised, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

 

Literary Print Culture

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Description: Explore this unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century. The Stationers’ Company was a key agent in the process by which the book trade was regulated and monitored and thus it is widely regarded as one of the most important sources for studying the history of the book, publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company. 

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

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Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television. This resource offers researchers and students access to the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Listener.

Coverage: 1929-1991

TradeLawGuide

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TradeLawGuide provides comprehensive research tools that facilitate methodical research of international trade law, including WTO law and regional trade agreements (RTAs).

Its primary document collection consists of the WTO agreements and instruments, jurisprudence, dispute settlement procedural documents, negotiating history and the agreements and codes from the pre-WTO GATT regime. A suite of citators provides comprehensive substantive jurisprudence references to WTO, pre-WTO and Vienna Convention provisions as well as cross-references within the jurisprudence. Additional resources, such as the Annotated Agreements, Treaty Interpretation, Terms & Phrases, Subject Navigator, and Dispute Settlement Body Minutes (for policy issues arising in jurisprudence) provide thorough research.

In addition, TradeLawGuide provides a fully searchable database of regional trade agreements (RTAs), providing researchers with ready access to the texts of bilateral and plurilateral agreements currently in force throughout the world.

Beck Online

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Beck Online includes about 500 (full text) handbooks, lexica and commentaries, over 90 (full text) professional law journals and an abundance of statutes and court decisions.  Content is in German.

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RIPM Preservation Series

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RIPM [Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full-Text] Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals is a new full-text collection of music journals online. This database covers music and musical life during the Romantic period in world capitals, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Vienna.

RILM Music Encyclopedias 

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RILM Music Encyclopaedias online is a continuously expanding global online repository of music encyclopaedias and dictionaries, designed to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of the international music community. In addition to quarterly updates and revisions, including additions to Komponisten der Gegenwart, the repository broadens its coverage annually, and now includes access to Ernst Ludwig Gerber’s Neues historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler; Tobias Bröker’s The 20th Century Violin Concertante: A Repertoire Catalogue of the Compositions for Violin Concertante Written Between 1894 and 2006; Andrea Sessa’s Il melodramma italiano: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori, I: 1861–1900 and II: 1901–1925; and Marcos Antonio Marcondes’ Enciclopedia da música brasileira: Erudita, folclorica, popular.

Digital Theatre Plus

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Digital Theatre+ provides access to 600+ theatre productions and supporting educational resources, with over 300 videos of quality live performances of classic, contemporary and international productions.

Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

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This archive includes nearly 1.2 million pages of content from the Daily Mail from its first issue in 1896 until 2004, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images. The archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese & Japanese Ancient Books

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Diaolong Database is one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese and Japanese ancient books including almost 30,000 types of ancient books covering historical, political, economic, religious, philosophic, literary, ethnic and geographic documents. It is composed of many sub-databases, namely : are Zhong tong dao zang, Dao zang ji yao, Yong le da dian, Si bu cong kan, Xu si bu cong kan (Si bu bei yao), China local gazetteers, Liu fu wen zang, Qing dynasty archives, Gu jin tu shu ji cheng, Japanese ancient books, Dunhuang archives, Diaolong xu xiu si ku quan shu, Diaolong si ku quan shu, Chinese folk literature (including Min jian bao juan), and Ming qing ke ju zhu juan.

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Da Gong Bao Full-text Database 1902-1949

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Da Gong Bao (or Ta Kung Pao) is a highly influential newspaper in modern China. This newspaper was first published on June 17, 1902 in the French Concession in Tianjin. The newspaper has editions in different cities, including Tianjin, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hong Kong and Guilin. In its prime time, it was published in four different places in China at the same time, ranking the top in China with a circulation of 200,000 copies. In 1941, the newspaper obtained the honour of “best foreign newspaper of the year” awarded by Missouri School of Journalism of the U.S., which was the first and only time a Chinese newspaper to ever win such an honour. Despite very few lost information due to some missing original copies, this database has included all pages and contents, at least 2 million pieces of news and 200,000 high resolution images, including all pages of the Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hankou, Hong Kong and Guilin editions.

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BBC Monitoring

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A fully searchable digital current affairs resource from the BBC. More than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries are monitored to inform the BBC's distinctive, authoritative and reliable reporting of political and economic news. It covers a wide range of topics such as internal affairs, human rights, international relations, crime, media, narcotics, terrorism, etc.

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British Online Archives - BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950

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This resource gives you access to the early research of the British Broadcasting Corporation's pioneering Listener Research Department (LRD) into wireless listening in Britain nationwide and at a regional level. It includes the entire available collection of weekly Audience Summaries, together with the weekly then daily Listening Barometers. Also included are the Audience Reaction Reports on specific programmes and Special Reports on particular themes or issues for the period, as well as some key policy documents produced by the LRD.

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JSTOR Sustainability

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JSTOR Sustainability features academic and policy research covering environmental issues and their impact on society. It spans more than 30 disciplines, including Environmental Science, Business and Economics, Law, Environmental Studies, and more. It brings together 150 top journals, plus more than 5,000 research reports from leading think tanks around the world. *No access to the e-books during the trial.

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World Politics Review

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World Politics Review includes multiple areas of study, with thousands of articles in its archives and more than 75,000 words of original content produced each month. This robust and authoritative database covers topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.

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Carcanet Poetry Collection

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Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism. The digital Carcanet Collection offers access to more than 100 titles, including career-defining new work from the poets laureate of Jamaica (Mervyn Morris) and Wales (Gillian Clarke), a debut from rising star Joey Connolly, plus much-anticipated follow-up collections from Sinead Morrissey, Tara Bergin, Caroline Bird and Karen McCarthy Woolf. Each title, and the collection as a whole, is fully-searchable by keyword. Mobile users can also download the 'Exactly' app on an iOS or Android device from the relevant app store, and instantly access the book collection.  Access will be granted to new e-books published throughout the year.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics 

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Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics combines the speed & flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. Encyclopedia of Politics facilitates connections, focuses on mechanisms, provides a sense of context and history, and helps identify research questions that can inform new research, whether in classic areas or emerging ones.

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AcademicFocus

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AcademicFocus is a one-stop access platform for China English journals, including:

  1. Academic journals originally published in English in mainland China
  2. English translations of top China academic journals (which we have access to via the China Academic Journals database platform)
  3. Proceedings of international conferences held in China.

As of October 2017, there are 267 journals and 2447 conference proceedings and the numbers will grow. Subjects cover all areas in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

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Arab World Research Source:™ Al-Masdar

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Arab World Research Source is a dedicated resource of scholarly journals, quality magazines, trade publications, industry profiles, country reports, market research reports and conference papers related to the Arab World. This resource reaches across all major subject disciplines, including business, economics, science, technology, humanities and sociology. The database contains more than 140 scholarly full text titles, with the majority of the journals featuring Arabic full text.

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Bloomsbury Design Library

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The Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers a range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a full searchable selection of museum object images.

A valuable research and learning tool for design and visual arts, it will support both students and academics by allowing them to explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines. It offers cross-searchable access to a broad range of reference works, e-books, images, exhibitions, collections, and more.

EBSCO eBooks™ Arabic Collection: Al-Kotob

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Serving the countries and territories of the Arabic League and beyond, this Middle Eastern collection of 4,600 Arabic e-books covers a broad range of academic subjects, including art, biography, business, child development, education, medicine, social sciences, humanities, Islamic studies, history, law, music, religion, political science, technology, engineering and more. The collection includes content from noteworthy publishers as well as award-winning authors including Abbas Mahmoud El Akkad, Fatima Naaot, Mohamed Awad Aidi, and Ibrahim Abdel Qader Mezni.

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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).

  • E-Books - A fully searchable database with access to 244 neurosurgery e-books, including Greenbergs', Handbook of Neurosurgery, 9th edition.
  • E-Journals - Full access to content from:
    • Current Research Concussion (OA)
    • Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury (OA)
    • Journal of Brazilian Neurosurgery (OA)
    • Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (OA)
    • Indian Journal of Neurotrauma
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Central European Neurosurgery
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Skull Base
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Reports (OA)
  • Procedures - Step-by-step instructions for 418 surgical procedures.
  • Cases - Management and follow-up tips for 225 cases.
  • Media - 118,200 images with legends, 1,572 videos and 81 audio files.
  • Q&A - 1,500 multiple choice questions and answers from Neurosurgery Primary Board Review by Ross Puffer presents an upto-date question bank designed to prepare neurosurgeons for the ABNS written examination.
  • Training Center - 2,300 review questions linked to Greenberg for daily, need-to-know facts for all practicing neurosurgeons.

One Belt, One Road Reference Source

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One Belt One Road Reference Source is a collection of full-text journals and publications to support the understanding and study of the One Belt One Road mega-region including parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is the only comprehensive source of full text journals and publications published in, and about the 65 countries which make-up the One Belt One Road initiative.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: U.S. Jewish Newspaper Collection

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This historical newspaper collection provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Coverage: 1854 - 2000

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TV Rain Video Archive

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TV Rain is Russia’s only independent television channel. The TV Rain Video Archive holds thousands of TV programmes, reports and interviews about today’s Russia. 

Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)

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Central and Eastern European Online Library: Ceeol.com gives access to thousands of academic full-text e-journals and e-books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, from and about Central and Eastern Europe.  Our subscription gives you access to the following subject categories: fine arts, performing arts, music, architecture and photography. 

Taiwan Journals Search

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Collection of 90 Taiwanese journals in humanities and social sciences. Search and full text available in Chinese and English.

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Eighteenth Century Drama

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Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824. The resource also features correspondence between key theatrical figures, biographical information, portraits, advertisement and historical information. The companion texts The London Stage 1660-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 feature as both scans in their original printed format and as a searchable database

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Foreign Office Files for Japan 1919-1952

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Providing significant insight into this fascinating period of Japanese history, these Foreign Office files provide full-text searchable access to formerly restricted top level discussions and correspondence from the British Embassy and consulate in Japan. Files consist of wide-ranging material, including memoranda, reports, minute sheets and correspondence, along with detailed assessments of key events, speeches and topics of special interest.

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Literary Manuscripts Leeds

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Description: This project offers scholars the opportunity to examine complete facsimile images of manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Poets represented include Mary Campbell, John Dryden, George Herbert, Mary Leapor, Andrew Marvell, Alexander Pope, Hester Pulter and Jonathan Swift. There are also countless songs, riddles and popular tags which tell us even more about contemporary society
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Literary Print Culture

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Description: Explore this unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century. The Stationers’ Company was a key agent in the process by which the book trade was regulated and monitored and thus it is widely regarded as one of the most important sources for studying the history of the book, publishing history, the history of copyright and the workings of an early London Livery Company. 

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

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The Wordsworth Trust is recognized as the leading archival collection of Wordsworth manuscripts anywhere in the world. The collection offers an insight into the working methods of the poet and the wider social, political and natural environment that shaped much of his work. In addition, this collection makes available the writings of Dorothy Wordsworth through her much celebrated Grasmere Journals, Alfoxden diary and travel journals. Verse manuscripts and correspondence from leading literary lights of the Romantic period such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey are also available as well as a strong collection of Thomas de Quincey manuscripts.

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 Shakespeare in Performance

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Shakespeare in Performance features rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The prompt books tell the stories of key performances as they were put on in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and further afield, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In a mixture of handwritten manuscripts and printed typescripts, often interspersed with personal notes, sketches, and cues for lighting and music, this resource takes users behind the scenes to shine a light on how the Bard’s timeless works have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries.

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Socialism on Film

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Sourced from the British Film Institute (BFI), this collection of documentary, newsreel and feature films reveals the world as seen by Soviet, Chinese, Vietnamese, East European, and Latin American filmmakers. Ranging from the early 20th century to the 1980s, material encapsulates the themes of war, revolution, news, current affairs, culture and society. The project makes available the superb ETV-Plato Films collection put together by the British communist Stanley Forman in the years after the Second World War - produced almost exclusively in the communist world and then versioned into English for distribution in the West.

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Women's Magazine Archive I and II

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An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines published in North America. Issues are scanned in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Seventeen are just some of the titles included. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

Elgar Advanced Introductions to Law

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Introductions to major fields in Law. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the issues associated with discrete subject areas.  The aims of the series are two-fold; to pinpoint essential principles of a particular field, and to offer insights that stimulate critical thinking. By distilling the vast amount of information available on the subject area into a concise and meaningful form, the volumes serve as accessible introductions for undergraduate and graduate students coming to the subject for the first time. Importantly, they also develop well-informed, nuanced critiques of the field that will challenge and extend the understanding of advanced students, scholars and policy-makers. PDF downloads are unavailable.

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HAPI

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The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides bibliographic citations to over 400 scholarly journals and links to the full text contents of over 700 journals published around the world on Latin America, the Caribbean and Hispanics/Latinos in the US since 1967. Subject coverage includes everything from political, economic, and social issues to the arts and humanities.

Coverage: 1967 onwards

i-law Maritime

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Covers publications, forms & documents, legislation, practice notes & events relating to maritime law.

Illustrated London News

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The Illustrated London News Historical Archive gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimiles of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear. Wherever possible Special Numbers covering special events such as coronations or royal funerals have been included.

Coverage: 1842-2003

Choson Ilbo Archive

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Full-text Korean newspaper from 1920.02.17 (the first issue) to the current issue today. It contains more than 3.9 million articles and is searchable by keyword, journalist, date, section and so on.

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Codices Vossiani Latini Online

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The Codices Vossiani Latini Online publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library. The Codices Vossiani Latini count a large number of early medieval manuscripts (a whopping 76 Carolingian manuscripts dating from before 900), including major sources of many classic texts. The 363 codices in all comprise 40,278 openings, resulting in 84,266 images, including covers and flyleaves.

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Early European Books

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Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarians, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource opens the door to some of the world's most significant collections of early printed books.  The Library already has access to Collections 1-4, this trial extends access to the remaining collections.  Info about each collection can be found here.

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Dong-A Ilbo Archive

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Full-text from 1920.04.01 (the first issue) to the current issue today. It contains more than 3.7 million articles and is searchable by full-text, date, index and so on.

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Conscientious Objection during the World War 1

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During World War One, Conscientious Objectors united to oppose the war despite the criticism they faced. Three of these anti-war protest groups included the Conscientious Objector Information Bureau, the Union of Democratic Control, and the No-Conscription Fellowship. This database includes publications and internal papers from these anti-war protest groups, also of interest is Thomas Henry Ellison's scrapbook. Thomas was a Conscientious Objector and spent much of his time during the war in prison and his scrapbook covers both his own experiences and of the experience of the anti-war movement as a whole.

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The Middle East, its division into countries and the creation of Israel, 1879-1919

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Sir Mark Sykes is principally remembered on account of his part in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of May 9th, 1916, which laid down the basis for the carving up of the predominantly Arab region of Mesopotamia and the Levant between British and French mandates following the anticipated collapse of the Ottoman Empire. And it is no exaggeration to say that his influence continues to this day. This database includes the papers of Sir Mark Sykes (1915-1917), papers regarding the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Zionist movement, and British policy in Islamic countries (1914-1918), printed and sketched maps of Western Asia and miscellaneous other papers relating to the Middle East.

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Climate Change and Law Collection

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This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide.

Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

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This collection provides full-text searchable, digital access to 4,500 primary source British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files spanning 1873 to 1953, with a particular focus from 1936 onwards. Spanning four key 20th century conflicts, the material enables research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, the Second World War, and the early years of the Cold War.

Representing the complete digitisation of material up to 1953 from across nine file series from The National Archives UK, Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War provides a unique three-tiered intelligence insight into world history over the critical years of the 1930s to 1950s through its juxtaposition of Cabinet Office Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee papers with MI6 operations case files and decoded signals intelligence from Bletchley Park. Together, these files provide new insights into key 20th century events, international relations and conflicts across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and beyond, and enable an almost day-by-day, in-depth study of the Second World War. Teaching resources include:

  • File Series Descriptions.
  • an extensive list of Key People and Key Organisations men.

Intellect Visual Arts Free Trial

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Intellect's Visual Arts free trial provides an opportunity to try ten of Intellect's highly regarded Visual Arts journals free for 90 days. The selected titles reflect the range of Intellect's visual arts portfolio, covering comics and crafts, art in education and creativity in virtual worlds, and spanning the fields of fashion, painting and illustration to Islamic architecture and Chinese contemporary art.

All journals are peer-reviewed and international. The list includes both established titles, indexed with major indexing services, and new, emerging titles launched in the last two years. To ensure you have access to the most up to date content, whilst also being able to evaluate a complete volume of each title, we have expanded available content from our normal subscription model of one volume to provide access to the most recent complete volume of each title, plus all published issues in the subsequent volume, including issues published during the trial period.

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The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

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Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television. This resource offers researchers and students access to the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Listener.

Coverage: 1929-1991

Nano nature

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Comprehensive source of nanomaterial data and literature references.

Nanomaterial data includes detailed descriptions of hundreds of thousands of nanomaterials and devices, their physical, chemical and biological properties, potential uses and the various methods by which they are prepared.

Literature references are indexed to provide nanoscience-specific filter options, which allows searching beyond title and abstract of journal articles from publishers including ACS, AAAS, Elsevier, Nature, RSC, Springer and Wiley. Nanotechnology-related patents summaries are also searchable in a standardised format with English-language translations.

Encyclopedia of Private International Law

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With the steady increase of global and regional inter-connectedness the practical significance of the discipline has grown. Equally, so has the number of legislative activities on the national, international and, most importantly, the European level. With a world-class editor team, 500 content items and authorship from almost 200 of the world’s foremost scholars, the Encyclopedia of Private International Law is the definitive reference work in the field. 57 different countries are represented by authors who shed light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration. The Encyclopedia consists of three inter-linked pillars, enhanced by sophisticated search and cross-linking functionality. The first pillar consists of A-Z coverage of the scope and substance of Private International Law in the form of 247 entries. The second pillar comprises detailed overviews of the Private International Law regimes of 80 countries. The third pillar presents valuable, and often unique, English language translations of the national codifications and Private International Law provisions of those countries.

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Race Relations in America

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Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. Explore three pivotal decades in the struggle for civil rights in America through the eyes and work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives.  *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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Trade Catalogues and the American Home

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Description: Delve into the American dream and explore domestic life, leisure and material culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with Trade Catalogues and the American Home. Researchers can now study race, gender, the history of business and marketing in America, and trace the change in commercial tastes and consumer trends with this unique digital collection of highly illustrated marketing materials. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.
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Momentum Press (engineering ebook collection)

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Designed for engineering students, with course texts and reference material covering the fields of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering & Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Sciences, Industrial engineering and Materials Science. PDFs uploadable to learning management systems.

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ChemicalENGINEERINGnetBASE

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Description: Whether you are converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful forms or spearheading the hunt for valuable new materials or techniques, ChemicalENGINEERINGnetBASE provides the references and resources to fuel this work. It offers insight from renowned experts on how to ensure processes are operated safely, sustainably, and economically..
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COMPUTERSCIENCEnetBASE

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Description:  Provides access to Chapman & Hall as well as CRC e-books including key reference texts on MATLAB, C ++, and Java. It brings together worldwide authors from product development and design architecture to provide a diverse collection of resources.
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ENGnetBASE

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Description:  Over 2,310 key engineering texts, including the latest CRC handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
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Knovel

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Validated equations and materials and substances data from over 120 providers on a single platform with search and analytical tools allowing searching across all areas of engineering. Includes key texts, many with interactive graphs and tables, such as Yaw’s, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, ASM International Handbooks Online.

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GeoScienceWorld E-Books

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GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections is the first nonprofit, multi-publisher eBooks platform dedicated to the study of the earth sciences.  With the full product release, the platform will include:

  • More than 1,100 earth science titles from 11 leading society publishers
  • Powerful cross-search feature with facets that allows users to search across eBooks, all 46 journals in GSW journal platform, and all GeoRef records
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Access on and off campus. Westlaw International can be accessed via the Region drop-down menu in the top left hand corner of the Westlaw homepage.

Description: Online legal research service delivering case law, legislation, journals, books, news & business information and current awareness. Scots law materials can be accessed through the More tab. Content includes Scottish Legislation, Cases, regulatory and guidance materials, journals and books. Covers EU law.
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IET.tv 

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Description: Around 9,000 videos including lectures, presentations, teaching materials and news from leading engineers and technologists in academia and industry worldwide, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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Boston Globe Historical Archive (1872–1985)

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The Boston Globe delivers unique coverage of both New England and American history, covering a period of great change in Boston itself and the United States. Offering full-text and full-image articles the Boston Globe Historical Archive allows researchers to browse complete issues, cover to cover; search for information by keyword, various article types, dates and date ranges, author, and more; and view not only news articles, but also photos, advertisements, marriage announcements, obituaries, cartoons, and more, for added context.

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e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection 

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Duke UP books are now hosted on the De Gruyter platform as well as the Duke UP platform. The link above gives users the choice of platform via a Co-access page - please note we do not have access to Duke UP books on the De Gruyter platform so ALWAYS choose the Duke UP link. 19/11/20.

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Access to all titles in humanities and social sciences published by Duke University Press.  Individual titles are added to DiscoverEd - see the list at Duke University Press (3rd tab).  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 published content is purchased and all pre 2016 content is on subscription.

EUobserver

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EUobserver is an independent online newspaper which values free thinking and plain speech. Its journalists file daily news reports from the EU capital and beyond and do in-depth investigations on topics of special interest. It aims to support European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account. 

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China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

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This digital collection answers a need for English-language primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980. With manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, students are given an incredible insight into the changes wrought upon China during this period. Use the database to discover over 200 years of Chinese history, charting the monumental social and political upheaval that recreated China as a modern power.

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 2: Medical Journals, Asian Missions and the Historical Record

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The focus of this second module is on the publications of CMS medical mission auxiliaries, the work of the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society among women in Asia and the Middle East, newsletters from native churches and student missions in China and Japan, and 'home' material including periodicals aimed specifically at women and children subscribers. Articles, often in the form of letters authored by missionaries abroad, are enhanced by detailed illustrations and photographs of their surroundings, the mission community and the people among whom they worked.

East India Company

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From 16th-century origins as a trading venture to the East Indies, through to its rise as the world’s most powerful company and de facto ruler of India, to its demise amid allegations of greed and corruption, the East India Company was an extraordinary force in global history for three centuries. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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ProQuest Congressional

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ProQuest Congressional offers a comprehensive collection of congressional documents from 1789 to the present. This primary source collection offers you an opportunity to understand the present by comparing today’s events and opinions with trends and patterns throughout our nation’s history. The Library has access to the following collections through ProQuest Congressional:

  • Congressional Basic.
  • Congressional Hearings Digital Collection Historical Archive, Parts A-C (1824-2010).
  • Congressional House and Senate Unpublished Hearings, Parts A-C (1973-1992).
  • Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, Parts A-D (1789-2009).
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection Historical Archive, Parts A-B (1830-2010).
  • Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions, 1789-2013.
  • Executive Branch Documents, Parts 1-5 (1789-1948).
  • Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, 1789-Present.
  • U.S. Serial Set 1 Digital Collection, 1789-1969.
  • U.S. Serial Set 2 Digital Collection, Parts A-D (1970-2010).
  • U.S. Serial Set  Maps Digital Collection Complete.
Coerage: 1789 - present.

Who's Who and Who Was Who

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Who’s Who and Who Was Who  have been published since 1849, and contain biographical information about over 134,000 influential noteworthy and influential individuals worldwide. Approximately one thousand new entries are added every year.

New Oxford Shakespeare

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The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. The printed version (2016) consists of three volumes: the Modern Critical Edition, the Critical Reference Edition and the Authorship Companion. This online version brings the content of all these three interconnected publications together, presented on the Oxford Scholarly Editions Online platform. At this trial stage, the Modern Critical Edition is now available, with the Critical Reference Edition and the Authorship Companion added in early 2017 as the website says.

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Iranian Strategic Studies Database

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This is an e-journal and e-book collection from the Center for Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies (CMESS), a think tank in Iran with focused studies and research on the various aspects of the Middle East. E-journals include: Regional Studies Quarterly: Israel-America Studies, Middle East Studies Quarterly, Iranian-Arab Affairs Quarterly, Middle East Affairs, and Discourse: An Iranian Quarterly. To date, the database delivers 31 e-books published by CMESS since 1992 which are focused on a variety of topics. The content from this database offers an inside look into the concepts and language that predominate high -level policy and academic discourse in Iran. The database is full-text searchable, with articles viewable in PDF.  *Please note this database is best viewed with Chrome or Safari*

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central - Fashion Photography Archive

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Designed for students and researchers, the Fashion Photography Archive will contain 750,000* runway, backstage and street style images when complete. Hundreds of articles and video resources from expert commentators provide context and analysis. The Editor-in-Chief of the archive is Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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Black Newspaper Collection

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Featuring titles like Chicago Defender and Pittsburgh Courier, Black Newspaper Collection from ProQuest provides cultural perspective and insight to the events that shaped the United States, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Covering everything from major events to everyday life, these titles are valuable research tools for studying American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and art.

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News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive

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Offering full runs of 15 major 20th-century titles, in full-color, page-image format. News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive makes newly available and accessible these key sources, for which the archival print issues have not consistently been retained by libraries. Titles include Newsweek, UN Chronicle, NATO Review and New Internationalist.

Coverage: 1918-2015

Women's Magazine Archive I and II

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An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines published in North America. Issues are scanned in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Seventeen are just some of the titles included. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

Global Religious Traditions 1760-1922

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Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922 is a collection of over 1,300 titles that profile many living traditions outside of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, as observed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection addresses theology, philosophy, practice, and history related with the following non-Abrahamic traditions: Babism, Baha’I, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Jainism, Native American Traditions, Shinto, Sikhism, Spiritualism, Taoism, Theosophy, Yezidi religion, and Zoroastrianism. It also addresses comparative religion featuring non-Abrahamic faiths, including tribal and folk religions of Africa, Europe, South Asia, and East Asia. These volumes provide penetrating views from multiple perspectives on the living traditions of the time. In addition to Western scholarship on these traditions (primarily in English, German, and French), several faiths are covered by scholars within their own tradition, particularly in the case of Hinduism. One of the earlier titles in the collection, a French translation of the works of Confucius published in 1783, is one of several Western language translations of sacred texts. A number of sacred texts are also presented in their original languages, specifically Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, and Tamil. Global Religious Traditions, 1760-1922 is a rich and robust assemblage of primary source scholarship in the form of sacred texts, original works of major thinkers, such as founders of the Theosophical Society, and firsthand accounts of Westerners traveling throughout Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The collection also offers a rare look into traditions for which contemporary scholarship was scarce. An example of this is Volksglaube Und Religiöser Brauch Der Zigeuner, expounding the religious tradition of the Romani. This collection is a valuable resource for a wide range of disciplines as well as religion scholarship, as the texts behold a spectrum of insights on history, anthropology, politics, geography and travel, African studies, and Asian studies including classical literature of Asia

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Islam in the Modern World

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Islam in the Modern World, 1804-1918 features 150 titles, containing 172 volumes, published from 1804 through 1918 that profile the beliefs, practices, theology, spirituality, and history of Islam. Curated by experts in Islamic thought and history from the vast ATLA Historical Monographs Collection made available on EBSCOhost, titles were selected based on thematic strengths, language, and the latest scholarly research interests. Content includes biographies of the prophet Muhammad, works comparing Christianity and Islam, key theological and philosophical texts (including the Quran), relevant mystical and spiritual works, and texts surveying the history of Islam. Presenting works applicable for an Islamic studies course, seasoned scholars and new students will find value in this collection of topical and historical monographs. Predominantly in English, the collection also contains volumes in German and French. This is a must-have collection for scholars of religion, theology, history, literature, political science, and sociology, particularly those focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Jewish Studies Source

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Jewish Studies Source contains over 400 full-text titles. Sources comprising the collection include full-text for leading academic journals within the discipline, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews. This database includes 123 full-text journals & magazines, including 66 that are unavailable from Academic Search™ . Jewish Studies Source also offers extensive full-text backfiles. In addition, Jewish Studies Source contains the entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency database from 1922 to present.

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Making of the Modern World: Part I

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The Making of the Modern World: Part I, The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850 offers new ways of understanding the expansion of world trade, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of modern capitalism, supporting research in variety of disciplines. This collection follows the development of the modern western world through the lens of trade and wealth — the driving force behind many of the major historical events during the period (1450-1850). With full-text search capabilities on an abundance of rare books and primary source materials, this resource provides unparalleled access to more than 61,000 books and 466 serials — more than 12 million pages in all — many of which are the only known copy of the work in the world.

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Making of the Modern World: Part II

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The Making of the Modern World: Part II, 1851-1914 takes The Making of Modern World series to the end of the nineteenth century. Comprised mainly of monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches, and surveys, this collection broadens Gale's international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology, industrialization, and the birth of the modern corporation.

The Making of the Modern World: Part II: 1851-1914 traces the progress of the nineteenth century nations' rapidly changing economies. The breadth and depth of the collection makes it an essential resource for historians allowing them to explore a range of material including, but not limited to, local reports, broad overviews, abstract analyses, reports on the financing of railways, economic textbooks, social polemics, and political speeches. Users can mine a wealth of topics ranging from nineteenth-century banking history and economic systems to social reform, debates over currency format, the increased interest in theories of valuation and the emerging issue of foreign exchange rates.

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: The Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840

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As part of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), this unique collection of monographs includes 7,717 works in English, 6,504 in French and 3,640 in German published in Britain and on the Continent during the Romantic period and the early Victoria era. Sourced from Castle Corvey in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Corvey Collection is one of the most important collections of works from the period in existence, with particular strength in especially difficult-to-find or even previously unknown works – by women writers in particular. The collection’s vast archive of materials documents the nature and scope of literary publication in England and on the Continent during the Romantic period and the early years of the Victorian era. Scholars can research and explore a range of topics, including Romantic literary genres; mutual influences of British, French and German Romanticism; literary culture; women writers of the period; the canon and Romantic aesthetics.

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British Online Archives - Atlantic Studies Collection

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This database brings together a wealth of collections spanning two centuries of Britain's colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas. Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire.

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Arab World Research

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This unique full-text database is ideal for students and researchers of Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies. Covering many major subject disciplines, it offers academic journals, magazines, trade publications, conference papers and industry profiles that are published in or pertain specifically to the Arab World.

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Middle Eastern Central Asian Studies

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This database provides an index to journal and newspaper articles, books, research and scholarly discourse on the culture and politcs of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

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China From Empire To Republic

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China from Empire to Republic: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals is a collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in or about China during a period of over 130 years, extending from 1817 until the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This corresponds to the periods of the late Qing Dynasty and the Republican Era (1911–1949), when China experienced the radical and often traumatic transformation from an inward-looking imperial dynasty into a globally engaged republic.

Set within the context of such major historical events as the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, the Boxer Rebellion, the Revolution of 1911, the second Sino-Japanese War, and the Chinese Civil War, these periodicals illuminate the thoughts of Chinese intellectuals and Westerners, mainly missionaries, about China – and, more importantly, their efforts to understand and study Chinese history, culture, language, and literature. 

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Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues, and Periodicals 

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Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.

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Film Scripts Online Vol. 1 and 2

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The Film Scripts Online Series contains over 1,100 scripts and makes available, for the first time, accurate and authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays. Now film scholars can compare the writer’s vision with the producer’s and director’s interpretations from page to screen.

Most scripts in the series have never been published before and are available nowhere else. Alexander Street developed the collection through arrangements with Warner Bros., Sony, RKO, MGM, and other major film studios; rights holders such as Faber & Faber, Newmarket Press, Penguin Putnam, StudioCanal, and Vintage Anchor; and the writers themselves, including Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan, Gus Van Sant, Neil LaBute, Oliver Stone, and many others.

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Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

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This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period, between 1490 and 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social-justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

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Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

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DNSA consists of curated, and indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present. ProQuest produced DNSA in partnership with The National Security Archive, a non-profit research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. The Library already has access to 7 collections from DNSA (see the entry for Digital National Security Archive in our Databases A-Z list) but this trial gives us access to all collections available.

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The Jewish Question: Records from The Berlin Document Centre

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This collection comprises documents from a wide variety of sources, including the Gestapo, local police and government offices, Reich ministries, businesses, etc., pertaining to Jewish communities. These records are organized into various sub-collections, i.e., Archiv Schumacher, Streicher, Hans Frank, Hauptarchiv der NSDAP, Geschaedigte Juden, etc., and Ordner, or folders, and include newspaper clippings, letters, manuscripts, pamphlets, reports and other documents originating with the Sturmabteilung (SA), Schutzstaffel (SS), Gestapo, Reich Ministry of Justice, and Reichskulturkammer (RKK, Reich Chamber of Culture) from 1920- 1945. The collection covers 1891-1945 but the bulk of the material covers the period 1933-1943.

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The NAACP Papers Collections 1-6 (part of ProQuest History Vault)

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These collections are the digitised archives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Nearly two million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries—the most widely used collection in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress—are easily accessed and searched, helping researchers chart the NAACP’s groundbreaking efforts. The archive roughly covers the period 1909-1972.

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Nazism in Poland: The Diary of Governor - General Hans Frank

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This collection reproduces the Tagebuch or journal of Dr. Hans Frank (1900-1946), the Governor-General of German-occupied Poland from October 1939 until early 1945. The journal is in typed format, in chronological order, covering all aspect of Generalgouvernment (GG) administration from its seat in the royal Wawel castle in Krakau (Kraków). The entries reflect administrative matters, rather than the spontaneous thoughts or feelings usually found in a diary.

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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.

Literature Magazine Collection

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Contains the full text of 7 journals -Literary Review, The London Magazine, Magma Poetry, Mslexia, PN Review, The Poetry Review and Slightly Foxed.

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China, America and the Pacific

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This database explores the cultural and trading relationships that emerged between America, China and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries. Manuscripts, rare printed sources, visual images, objects and maps from international libraries and archives document this fascinating history.

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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

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This collection of files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Dominions Office focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Events covered include independence and partition, the Indian annexation of Hyderabad and Goa, war between India and Pakistan, tensions and war between India and China, the consolidation of power of the Congress Party in India, military rule in Pakistan, the turbulent independence of Bangladesh and the development of nuclear weapons in the region.

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Global Commodities

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This database provides a vast range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisations around the world. These original sources will help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world. The commodities explored in this resource are: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat and wine and spirits.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Together with Judge Bruno Simma, books in the following four categories have been selected for inclusion:

  •     Authoritative treatises, which continue to define their area of law
  •     Black-letter reference works and commentaries, which will help you to answer practical questions about the law
  •     Classic works on international law, which remain influential in their field today
  •     Flagship publications, which provide innovative perspectives on current legal problems

All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press's online law products.

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IBISWorld

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IBISWorld is an online industry intelligence solution.  Each of its industry reports provides the most detailed performance data and analysis on the market; supply chain information; forecasts; risk scores; operating strengths and weaknesses; analysis of external drivers; major player market strategies; and industry profit and costs benchmarks. Reports are updated 1-4 times per year depending on how fast moving the industry is ensuring the most up to date research possible.  In addition to coursework/assignments, these reports would be of use to students researching industries for placements, future careers (including start up research) and interview preparation.  A user guide can be downloaded here.

Coverage: Covering over 400 UK industries at SIC L5, over 700 US industries at NAICS L5 and over 400 UK Brexit Imact Statement reports.

 

Los Angeles Times Historical Archive, 1881-1992

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The Los Angeles Times delivers unique coverage of the development of Southern California and the American West. Offering full-text and full-image articles the Los Angeles Times Historical Archive allows researchers to browse complete issues, cover to cover; search for information by keyword, various article types, dates and date ranges, author, and more; and view not only news articles, but also photos, advertisements, marriage announcements, obituaries, cartoons, and more, for added context.

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Luther’s Werke

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Luthers Werke (Weimarer Ausgabe) contains the complete collection of Martin Luther's writings. Martin Luther (1483-1546) is a central figure in the development of European culture, not only as a result of his religious influence but also for his contribution to the establishment of the High German language. The complete Weimar Edition of his works is an essential resource for scholars of German language and literature as well as for theologians, historians, and philosophers. In addition to his Bible translations and his treatises, the database includes his sermons, letters, Tischreden, poems, and hymns.

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News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive

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Offering full runs of 15 major 20th-century titles, in full-color, page-image format. News, Policy and Politics Magazine Archive makes newly available and accessible these key sources, for which the archival print issues have not consistently been retained by libraries. Titles include Newsweek, UN Chronicle, NATO Review and New Internationalist.

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Women's Magazine Archive I and II

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An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines published in North America. Issues are scanned in high-resolution colour and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Essence and Seventeen are just some of the titles included. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

 

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Description. Yomidas Rekishikan provides access to The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper since its first issue in 1874.  The newly added content, “Regional Sections (Showa Era)”, contains scans of 2.76 million pages from 46 prefectures nationwide dating from 1933 to 2001. The Library has a subscription to the Yomidas Rekishikan service  already, but not to this new content yet.
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Historic Literary Criticism

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Historic Literary Criticism is a collection of over 20,000 historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to more than 500 influential authors from the 17th to early 20th century. The content comes from a range of sources such as contemporary periodicals as well as published and unpublished letters. The cornerstone of the collections comes from the renowned Critical Heritage series from Routledge. These historical documents and essays allow readers to contextualize some of the most important authors in order to investigate how contemporary critics assessed their works.

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Henry Stewart E-Journals

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Trial access to e-journals published by Henry Stewart Publications, a publisher of vocational journals that support employability and career development. It specialises in journals which combine contributions from senior practitioners and respected consultancies with applied research from leading academics in the field.  Subject areas include Finance, Marketing, Management, Marketing, Digital, Real Estate/Property.

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British Periodicals III and IV

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British Periodicals Collections III and IV extend the scope of British Periodicals I-II by focusing on the first half of the twentieth century. They provide archival coverage of several of the leading magazines of the period, including titles from the prestigious stable of illustrated periodicals known as the “Great Eight” in the British publishing history. They are considered to be among the foremost popular periodicals of the period and were highly influential in their mix of news/politics, art, photography, literature and comedy/satire. 

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Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism

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History of Feminism is a collection of primary and secondary sources as well as thematic overviews on the topic. It contains more than 1,000 secondary book chapters along with over 100 journal articles and 16 commissioned essays from experts in the field to provide context to the materials.

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Ovid Emcare (1995 to Present Weekly)

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Description: Ovid Emcare, produced by Elsevier, covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions. Emcare includes international coverage of allied health, education and training, development and management, midwifery, health and healthcare economics, clinical medical and healthcare social work, psychiatry and mental health, and traumatology, emergency and critical-care medicine.  Emcare includes unique content not found in other nursing and allied health databases and features more than a thousand journals not covered by Elsevier’s Embase database:
  • 3,700+ international journals indexed – more than any other nursing database.
  • Nearly 5 million records dating back to 1995.
  • Up to 250,000 records/citations added each year.
  • Broadest scope of international content—more than any other nursing database: 50% of journals are from North America, 40% are from Europe; 10% are from Rest of  World.  9% of all records are for articles not in English, most have English-language abstracts.
  • More than 70,000 preferred terms in EMTREE, expanded with nursing and allied health terms.  All mapped to MEDLINE’s MeSH.
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ClinicalKey

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ClinicalKey (from Elsevier) is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.

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Statista.com

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Statista is one of the world’s largest and most extensive statistics and market data platforms.  With a team of over 120 statisticians, database experts, analysts and editors, Statista provides students, faculty and researchers with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data and statistics from 18,000 sources and on 80,000 different topics (with a focus on the United Kingdom, the United States, and China ), giving access to more than 1.5 million statistics, forecasts, dossiers, reports and infographics  downloadable in all popular formats, including PowerPoint, Excel, PDF and PNG.  More than 20,000 Studies, over 3,000 Dossiers, and all major Industry Reports.  Detailed forecasts for more than 450 different industries from 40 advanced economies and developing countries. Campus License subscribers also have full academic publication rights to all statistics in this database

Coverage: Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology  and Social Sciences.  Updated daily.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

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Description: An accessible and intuitive online platform, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism brings together a wealth of interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period, and is the ideal starting point for any research in modernism.  With over 1,000 articles from experts in the field, supported by over 100 images, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is a vital tool for students and researchers. The content is fully cross-referenced, allowing for greater discoverability between fields, and covers eight key subject areas: Literature, Architecture, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, and Intellectual Currents. Researchers can browse by subject, movement, or place in order to discover connections between key topics and fields.
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British Newspapers Part 5 (1746-1950)

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With a concentration of titles from the northern part of the United Kingdom, the 36 newspapers in Part V deepen Gale’s northern regional content, doubling coverage in Scotland, tripling coverage in the Midlands, and adding a significant number of Northern titles to the British Library Newspapers series. Part V includes newspapers from the Scottish localities of Fife, Elgin, Inverness, Paisley, and John O’Groats, as well as towns just below the border, such as Morpeth, Alnwick, and more. Researchers will also benefit from access to important titles such as the Coventry Herald, which features some of the earliest published writing of Mary Ann Evans (better known as George Eliot).

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JKBooks Fuzoku Gaho

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Description: This resources is available for free trial on the JapanKnowledge platform. Fuzoku Gaho (1889-1916) was the first graphic magazine produced in Japan, and is also known as a major journal source for the research of customs and social mores. The magazine contains a total of 518 issues covering content pertaining to social and cultural trends and conditions in the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods, customs, history, literature, things/objects and affairs, geography (regional and world), war and disasters. Feature articles were first accompanied by lithograph illustrations that were later replaced with photography, and so the magazine assumes the characteristic of an illustrated encyclopedia for matters concerning the early modern and modern periods of Japan.
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JKBooks Toyo Keizai Digital Archives

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Description: This resource is available for free trial on the JapanKnowledge platform. Toyo Keizai Digital Archives starts with Toyo Keizai Shimpo (1895 – 1913) which was continued as Weekly Toyo Keizai from 1913. The latter has continued to the present day. JapanKnowledge’s digitization of Toyo Keizai Shimpo/Weekly Toyo Keizai presents as the first phase the first 50 years of the publication, from the inaugural issue in November 1895 to the December 1945. The archive of about 2,300 issues is a resource not only for the research of economic, modern, and Asian history, but also for the study of other subjects including politics, diplomacy, the constitution of Japan, media, journalism, earthquakes, and Japan’s post-war recovery.
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 London Low Life

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London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

In addition to the digital documents, London Low Life contains a wealth of secondary resources, including a chronology, interactive maps, essays, online galleries and links to other useful websites.

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Mainichi Newspaper Maisaku

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Description: The trial gives access to all the pages of the Mainichi Shimbun from its inauguration edition in 1972 to 1999, with 1971-1988 content in PDF and 1989-1999 content in the FLASH format. You can also search for the results of about 400 opinion polls that the Mainichi Shimbun has conducted since WWII. The database carries records by gender and age as well as graphs showing the approval ratings of Cabinets and political parties in the post-war period.
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Medieval Travel Writing

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Medieval Travel Writing - this project provides direct access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel - real and imaginary - in the Middle Ages.

These sources tell us much about the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. They will be welcomed by scholars in both literature and history as well as by French and German studies departments.

The project combines:

  • Multiple manuscript sources, detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Marco Polo to John Capgrave, and the stories of legendary figures such as Prester John and Sir John Mandeville.
  • Translations and supporting materials (all of which are fully searchable).
  •  Maps showing the routes of the travellers.
  •  Introductory essays by leading scholars.
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Philosophers Index with Full Text

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Description: The Philosopher’s Index™, produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center, is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher’s Index with Full Text, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The Philosopher’s Index contains research published since 1940 including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries with content representing a variety of languages.
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 Popular Culture in Britain and America (Modules I & II)

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Popular Culture explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. The resource offers thousands of colour images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history.

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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

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This resource is an online collection of primary source materials from the holdings of the Wiener Library, London and The National Archives in the UK which supports research and teaching of post-World War II Europe.  This unique archive covers the international politics leading the administration, care, repatriation and emigration of the Displaced Persons (DPs) as well as the plight of the survivors, both Jews and non-Jews, of the Holocaust and World War II, and their reintroduction to life and community.

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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

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This resource is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity. The largest archive of its kind each testimony offers unique insight and knowledge rarely available in traditional content.

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Annual Review of Vision Science

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Description: Annual Reviews has recently launched a new journal that reviews progress in the field of Vision Science. This journal will be an important resource for anyone wishing to understand vision in health and disease as it integrates a broad set of connected disciplines including psychology, neuroscience, computer science, cell biology and genetics, and clinical medicine. The Annual Review of Vision Science will cover topics and techniques including optics, the retina, central visual processing, visual perception, eye movements, visual development, vision models, computer vision, and the mechanisms of visual disease, dysfunction, and sight restoration. The first volume will be freely available online until November 2016 
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 Eighteenth Century Drama

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Description: A unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.
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The Database for the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements, 1949-

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The database provides full-text primary source materials relating to the Chinese political movements after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949: the Political Campaigns in the 1950s from Land Reform to Public-Private Cooperation (1949-1956), the Anti-Rightist Campaign (1957–), the Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine (1958-1964), and the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Sources include government documents, directives, bulletins, speeches by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper and magazine editorials, and other types of documents. All the documents are in Chinese, but the database platform can be switched to English where document titles can be browsed in English.

Further details: For more information on this database, please visit the Chinese University Press website.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

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Description Series 1:

The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1 presents over 500 titles from 1691 through 1820. Representing over two centuries of print culture from early colonial imports to titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic, Series 1 is first of the five series created from periodical holdings from one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The entire AAS collection features over 7500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century. The subject matter covered in Series 1 is broad in scope and covers all aspects of American society during this time period.  Access further info and a title list here.

Description Series 2:

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 2 presents over 1000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. The series two is second of the five series created from serials holdings belonging to one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society and featuring about 6500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century. The subject matter covered in Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope and includes agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.  Access further info and a title list here.

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The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. Series 3 is the third of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The themes presented in Series 3 reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.  Access further info and a title list here.

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The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. Series 4 is the fourth of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.  Access further info and a title list here.

Description Series 5: The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 5 presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877. Series 5 is the fifth of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The themes presented in Series 5 reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.  Access further info and a title list here.
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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical monographs Collection

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection -- Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages.  Access further info and a title list here.

Description Series 2: The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection -- Series 2 consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans.  Access further info and a title list here.
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Art and Architecture Source

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Description: Art & Architecture Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

Humanities Source Ultimate

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Description: Humanities Source Ultimate offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes to round out student research.
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International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text

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Description: International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. This database was initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, and since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 490 full-text titles, including more than 170 full-text journals, and more than 360 full-text books & monographs.

MagazinePlus

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MagazinePlus provides article indexes of 3,288 Japanese journals and magazines from 1975 to the present, as well as indexes of magazines published in the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa eras. The records also link to the open access full-text content of CiNii Articles  - click here.

Further details: Concurrent access: 3 users
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Mango Languages

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Description: Mango Languages offer online interactive courses for learning over 70 languages. It consists of two types of resources: Mango Conversations teaches through native-speaker dialogue, cultural insights, and critical thinking exercises, while Mango Premiere teaches foreign languages through the dialogue and culture found in full-length international films. Proprietary technology includes interactive subtitles and colour coding which allow learners t easily understand meaning, word order, and grammatical structures. Applications for mobile devices are also available through Google Play and App Store.
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Transplant Library 

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The Transplant Library database provides easy access to all available evidence on all aspects of solid organ transplantation.

The database contains all available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and good quality Systematic Reviews. RCT’s are critically appraised and receive a methodological quality score based on Jadad scale plus 2 additional criteria: allocation concealment and intention to treat analysis.

Expert Reviews are written for recently published articles. These reviews are produced by a group of ~150 internationally recognized experts.  Each review contains a Commentary, a Clinical Impact Rating, and Practice Changing Studies are highlighted.

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The First World War: Personal Experiences 

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Revealing the voices and experiences of the men and women who served in the First World War, this rich and varied collection will be an invaluable source for anyone studying and researching the ‘Great War’.

Drawn from archives across the globe, this collection of primary source documents offers a rich seam of information on subjects such as:

  •     Daily life and routines in the army and auxiliary services
  •     Trench warfare and conditions in the trenches
  •     Food and supplies
  •     Battles and warfare
  •     Training and discipline
  •     Weapons and equipment
  •     Camaraderie and friendship
  •     Death
  •     Health and medicine
  •     Thoughts on the enemy

More complex themes of faith, morale, citizenship, mortality, masculinity, race and class can also be explored.

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The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment

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First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment offers a wide variety of primary sources on recruitment, training, morale, public opinion, censorship and the development of different forms of propaganda during the First World War.

The material has been collated from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives at Stanford University, the Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte and the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Stuttgart, Cambridge University Library, The National Archives at Kew, Mirrorpix, the Opie collection, the British Library, McMaster University and various local record offices and museums.

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The First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives

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The First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives features a rich variety of primary source material from the unparalleled holdings of Imperial War Museums.

Through both visual and documentary resources, this collection showcases the international dimensions of the conflict, the Home Front and the role of women in the war.

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Dacheng guzhidui

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The database contains a vast amount of full-text material for Chinese studies. It includes the following categories of resources:

  • Over 7,000 periodicals from the late Qing Dynasty to 1949; 
  • Over 200 Chinese Communist Party periodicals before 1949;
  • 39,000 books published between 1911 and 1949; 
  • 3,400 local gazetteers published throughout China’s history before 1949, some dating back to Song Dynasty; 
  • 15,000 pre-modern and rare Chinese books; 
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Online Egyptological Bibliography

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Description: The Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB) holds the largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature. It includes the volumes of the Annual Egyptological Bibliography (AEB) for 1947 to 2001 with abstracts, combined with Bibliographie Altägypten (BA) for 1822 to 1946, the Aigyptos database with keywords, and many thousands of more recently added records. It provides coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822 to the present and is updated nearly every day. OEB is a living site: improvements and extensions to functionality and to coverage are being developed and will be announced as they are introduced.

Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) 1969 - present

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FSTA® is the key database for faculty and students in the sciences of food and health.

From microbiology to psychology, packaging to processes, FSTA covers the science and technology related to food and health, enabling you to carry out in-depth and targeted interdisciplinary research. Records are deep-indexed using the most comprehensive food thesaurus in the world, so that you can find highly relevant information quickly and easily.

Updated weekly, FSTA holds over 1.2 million high quality records from over 22,500 journals, books, trade publications, conference proceedings, patents and more, including 5,300 journals. For more information, visit https://foodinfo.ifis.org/fsta

BoardVitals

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BoardVitals is a series of question banks with learning materials designed to help students, residents and clinicians enhance their knowledge and expertise through challenging questions that are regularly reviewed and updated. 

BoardVitals brings together content from major publishers, universities, and top healthcare professionals into a single platform, creating the largest training ecosystem in health and medicine.

 

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PrivCo

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Description: PrivCo.com is a source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies. They currently have profiles for over 900,000 firms, 20,000 investors and 100,000 private market deals, and are adding information and in-house analysis daily. Whether doing company, investor, M&A, venture capital funding, or private equity research, the database is searchable by advanced criteria in all categories. Entrepreneurship programs love the ability to search for investors, or private companies in specific, emerging industries.  
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01/08/2016

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Research to Publication - Access will end 30 September 2018.

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Access on and off campus. Users should register for the first time either from an on-campus computer or with the UoE Virtual Private Network (VPN) switched on – after this you can access the information remotely with your user name and password. If you have previously used a BMJ Product you may need to log in with your existing user name and password, on campus or with VPN, to refresh the account. If you cannot remember your password please click the forgotten password link on the website.

Description:

Research to Publication is an eLearning programme for early career academics in healthcare research brought to you by BMJ in collaboration with UCSF.

This programme offers a comprehensive set of stand-alone, self-study modules that lets learners choose what to study, and do so at their own pace. Focused entirely on medical research, Research to Publication draws on the expertise of The BMJ's research editors and UCSF's academics to guide learners through the entire process from designing a study, to seeing it published in an international journal.

The courses and modules in this programme are designed to stand alone however we strongly recommend that students taking the following three courses - Designing clinical research; Introduction to clinical trials; and Responsible conduct of research. The textbook Designing Clinical Research is recommended alongside Research to Publication, as this provides an extra level of detail students will find useful.

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Artech House E-Books Package (500+ titles)

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Artech Access provides engineers, scientists, and students with a convenient, easy-to-use platform for finding essential facts, theorems, and practical examples in minutes, not hours.

Subject areas include: Electronic Defense, Radar, Aerospace, RF/Microwave, Antennas, GPS/GNSS, Electronic Defense, MEMS & Nanotechnology, Software Development, Computer Security, Communications Engineering, Power Engineering and more!

 

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North China Herald & North China Daily News Database (1850-1951)

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This digital archive of the early Chinese newspapers includes the following titles: The North-China Herald (1850-1941), The North-China Daily News (1865-1951), The North-China Desk Hong List (1872-1941), The Chinese Shipping List and Advertiser (1862-1872), Hu Bao (or Tong Wen Hu Bao), 1882-1908, Han Bao (1894-1900), Xiao Xian Bao (1898-1906).

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AccessMedicine

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AccessMedicine (McGraw-Hill) is playing a pivitol role in accelerating digital adoption within medical education by delivering the latest medical content and combining it with interactive student, clinician & lecturer tools. 

Provides access to over 90 leading medical education and clinical references, contains interactive tools and features including videos, image library, differential diagnoses tool, and practice guidelines that help deliver indispensable support to aid medical practice.  Student tools include; Case Files to provide students with real-life cases, Flashcards allow students to drill down by resource and/or topic to focus in on areas of weakness and a Self-Assessment tool assists students with exam prep.

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Africa Wide Information - access ends 31/7/18

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Africa-Wide Information comprises an aggregation of 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America. Africa-Wide provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary information which documents research and publications by Africans and about Africa. Africa-Wide covers close to 4 million news articles,  scholarly publications articles, books, reports, theses, citations, and grey literature. Records include article abstracts and some full text with keyword indexing to enhance relevant retrieval. The coverage is comprehensive from the 18th century to current and dates back to the 16th century. Africa-Wide Information is an essential resource for those with an interest in African research and publications and for those doing research in an African context, no matter the subject field. Further information on the full contents of this collection can be found here. 

DynaMed Plus

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Description: Evidence-based, clinical information for point of care use. Browse or search for summaries of thousands of topics which are edited appropriately when new or relevant studies or guidelines are identified. Updated daily with a (typically) annual review for each topic. Drug information from Micromedex®. USA focus.
Coverage: Point of care resource. Daily update with annual review. USA focus.
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ImageQuest

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Britannica’s ImageQuest is a collection of over 3,000,000, high-resolution (150-300dpi) rights-cleared images from 59 of the world’s finest image houses such as:

  • Universal Images Group
  • Bridgeman Art Library
  • Getty Images
  • National Geographic Society
  • Natural History Museum
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Nursing Reference Center Plus

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Evidence-based care sheets (coded according to reference strength) for disease and conditions. Videos include short overviews of how to perform specific nursing procedures or skills. Quick Lessons include a descriptions of diseases, their signs and symptoms, typical diagnostic tests and interventions.

Plus: Nursing management topics, drug information (USA), patient education handouts and descriptions of clinical assessment tools, psychological tests and attitude measures.

Coverage: Point of care resource. USA focus.
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The continuing education credits are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

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Rehabilitation Reference Center

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Description: Evidence-based, point-of-care resource for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and rehabilitation professionals. Nearly 800 clinical reviews, 100 research instruments, drug information from American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS), more than 9,800 exercise images, key reference handbooks, more than 3,000 relevant patient education topics in both English and Spanish, breaking news and relevant clinical updates.
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Treasury of Linguistic Maps Online

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Treasury of Linguistic Maps presents linguistic maps selected from various atlases and other publications that have been published over the years by De Gruyter Mouton and other De Gruyter imprints. For the first time, this material is made available and searchable in one place and in a new, improved format. All maps have been scanned in high-resolution for maximum quality and enriched with detailed metadata. Thanks to specific search functionalities (e.g. category/subdiscipline, language described in the map, geographical location, period described), Treasury of Linguistic Maps is a unique and indispensable resource for visualized information on various topics in linguistics. Many of these maps have not been digitally available before, and some are difficult to find even in printed form. The map interface allows zooming in on details, printing, and PDF export.

The initial release version contains 2,000 enriched maps. Following the launch year there will be two updates a year with about 1,200 maps added each year. The updates will feature both rediscoveries from De Gruyter's archives and material from new publications.

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2016

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The Telegraph Historical Archive is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2016, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.

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psychotherapy.net 

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Streamed videos in the field of psychotherapy. View actual sessions, and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. The videos also capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction. Includes onscreen transcripts and instructors manual (complete transcript, discussion questions, role-play exercises and other teaching tools) to download.

Past Masters - The Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg

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We have trial access to new content on PastMasters. Select "Hogg: Collected Works" to access the e-books on trial. James Hogg is best known today for his novel  "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner". He was a friend of many of the great writers of his day, including Sir Walter Scott, of whom he later wrote an unauthorized biography. For the title list see http://www.academicrightspress.com/intelex/james-hogg.

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Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

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GAR is the leading independent resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence, used by thousands of arbitrators around the world to stay informed. 

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Literary Encyclopedia

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The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.  Includes coverage of English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. (Other major literatures to be added as resources permit.)  Currently has about 7557 completed articles, with a total of about 15.77 million words with around 20-40 articles added to the Encyclopedia every month.

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Building Types Online (Birkhauser Verlag)

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Large international collection of contemporary buildings, from housing and offices to museums, schools and other building types.  Focus on floor plans and sectional drawings in unrivalled quality.  A large part of the drawings are vector-based.  The case studies combine an in-depth analytical description with high-quality drawings.  In addition to that, there are thematic articles that provide coherent background information on the key design issues for each building type.  Elaborate Search and Browse functions allow for all kinds of user-specific research, based on a systematically structured approach to building typology that was developed by the editor of this database, Professor Oliver Heckmann of Singapore University of Technology and Design, an expert on housing.  The database will be updated yearly with new examples and additional building types.

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Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI)

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JoMI is surgical video journal providing cutting edge techniques and education for medical professionals via high quality video and animations.  JoMI films orthopedic surgery, trauma surgery, general surgery, and other surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, among other top hospitals.

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Illustrated London News

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The Illustrated London News Historical Archive gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimiles of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear. Wherever possible Special Numbers covering special events such as coronations or royal funerals have been included.

Coverage: 1842-2003

Historical Statistics of the United States : Millennial edition online

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The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.  This resource brings together 37,000 data series on topics ranging from migration to health, education and crime. Custom tables can be created, and data downloaded in Excel and csv format

Academic Video Online (Alexander St Press/ProQuest)

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Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With over 67,000 titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

Userguide: https://proquest.libguides.com/academicvideoonline/home

 

Past Masters - Edinburgh Edition of Thomas Reid

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We have access to new content on PastMasters.  Select "Reid: Edinburgh Editions" to access the e-books on trial.  Thomas Reid, a religiously trained Scottish philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as Hume's earliest and fiercest critic.  The legacy of Thomas Reid's philosophical work is found in contemporary theories of perception, free will, philosophy of religion, and widely in epistemology.  For the title list see http://www.academicrightspress.com/intelex/thomas-reid.

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals Module 1: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters, 1804-2009

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From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter. 

Vetstream Vetlexicon

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Vetstream’s Vetlexicon Canis, Felis, Lapis, Exotis, Equis and Bovis (dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics, horses and cattle) services are subscription based online encyclopaedias of point-of-care clinical veterinary information.  The content is provided by 900 of the world's leading veterinary clinicians and includes more than 19,000 peer reviewed articles on diseases and their pathogens, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments as well as breeds and owner factsheets and images, videos and heart sounds.  The content is categorised into 30 body systems and disciplines and cross-linked to each other. This allows the veterinarian to move between all the relevant information relating to a particular case, enabling them to diagnose, treat and effectively communicate all the relevant information to the owner.  Updated weekly.

Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004)

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This archive includes nearly 1.2 million pages of content from the Daily Mail from its first issue in 1896 until 2004, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images. The archive also includes the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the transatlantic liners that sailed between New York and Southampton between 1923 and 1931.

World’s Fairs (Adam Matthew)

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Collating material from thirteen archives around the world, this new online primary source collection offers a unique insight into hundreds of fairs, including London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, American fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries and 21st century EXPOs. This collection is vital for students, teachers and researchers of a huge range of subjects including imperialism, race relations, gender studies, science and technology, consumer culture, architecture and design.  *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online (Artists of the World Online)

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The database Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online (Artists of the World Online) is the world’s most contemporary, reliable and extensive reference work on artists. It contains authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists, more than 500,000 extensive, signed biographical articles and more than 9,000 articles additionally available in the respective original languages

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Description: This one-of-a-kind collection provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.
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FOREIGN OFFICE FILES FOR THE MIDDLE EAST, 1971-1974 Module 1 The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis 

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Module 1 explores the politics of the Middle East region in the run-up to the Arab-Israeli War and its effect on global industry, political relations and social stability, as well as providing in-depth coverage of separate conflicts in Cyprus, internal and external political relationships, and details about military exports. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

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SAGE VIDEOS

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SAGE Video supports the teaching and learning needs of undergraduate students, through to the needs of the academic researcher within Counseling and Psychotherapy, Communication and Media Studies, and Education. With new and original video productions, including contributions from our book and journal editors and authors across the world, SAGE Video offers quick definitions, short tutorials and in-depth interviews for a range of academic viewpoints. It also features extensive footage of practitioners in real-life professional settings designed to illustrate best practice and provide a unique insight for students to master the theory, skills and techniques needed to succeed.

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Description: Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.

 

American National Biography Online

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American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From astronauts to missionaries, chemists to musicians, and cowboys to Vikings, the portraits combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life, from pre-colonial times onward.  More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.

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Science of Synthesis

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Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to-date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is a unique chemical information tool.

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BrowZine

 

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BrowZine is a new application that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals (see list of publishers at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support) either from your desktop/laptop or via an app for your Android and iOS mobile devices.

With BrowZine, you can: – Browse and read journals: Browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles – Create your own bookshelf: Add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published – Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero, Papers and more.

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June 2018

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Duke University Journals Expanded Collection

 

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Description: Online access to 44 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences.  Title list at http://wp.me/p4JPXA-m1
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07/01/2016

Purchase decision: Subscription to the entire collection will start January 2016.

South Asia Archive

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The South Asia Archive is a specialist digital platform providing global electronic access to culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within, and about, the South Asian region.  Contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the 18th Century, up to the mid-20th Century.  Contains Journals, Reports, Books,  Legislation documents and Indian Film Booklets.

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Resource Annual Review of Linguistics Access on or off campus
Description ARL will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. Reviews will synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language change, biology and evolution of language, typology, as well as applications of linguistics in many domains.
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Resource Taylor and Francis Fresh Collection (e-journals) Access on or off campus
DescriptionOver 140 "young" titles (between 3 and 7 years old) are on trial with 40 e-journal titles in Science and Technology and 70 e-journal titles in Social Sciences and Humanities. See http://www.tandf.co.uk/libsite/pdf/productInfo/freshCollection/Fresh-Collection-Title-List.pdf for a full list.
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Shen Bao Digital Archive

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The Shen Bao newspaper (1872-1949) was the most influential and longest lasting commercial Chinese newspaper published in Shanghai before the establishment of the People’s Republic. The digital archive presents the complete collection of all issues, containing 2 million articles. The database is full-text searchable and the articles can be displayed with in text and image formats. 

Sovetskaia kul’tura Digital Archive 

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Kul’tura (Culture) is an important Russian weekly newspaper previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul’tura (1953-1991).

An indispensable source of information on the developing and ever changing attitudes towards arts and culture in the Soviet and Russian societies. Throughout the years the newspaper articles reviewed major events in Russian cultural life, in literature, theatre, cinematography and arts. In the Soviet period it published critical diatribes against dissident writers Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, infamous articles condemning modern art exhibitions, chastising avant-guard composers and abstract painters. In modern Russia its reviews and event listings often focus on the cultural life of Moscow and regions, it is known for its topical commentaries on popular culture and politics.

Further information about this database can be found at http://www.eastview.com/files/EVSovetskaiaKulturaDA.pdf  

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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.

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

Chinese Students’ Monthly Online

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The Chinese Students’ Monthly is the first magazine published by Chinese students in the United States from 1906-1931. This publication became the official organ of the enlarged Chinese student organization: The Chinese Students’ Alliance in the U.S. Many important historical figures among Chinese students in the U.S. during the early 20th century, such as Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, Wellington Koo, Hu Shi, Chao Yuanren, Xie Bingxin, contributed their articles to this magazine. The magazine was a most influential publication among the Chinese students in the U.S. at that time. The overseas Chinese has been an emerging area of scholarly research

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Critical Editions of the New Testament Online

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Digital collection of the principal critical editions of the New Testament including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. A number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been included.

China Culture and Society

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Spanning three centuries (c. 1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time extremely rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, one of the oldest and most distinctive collections of its kind and a very rich source for research on China for teachers and students from undergraduate-level to research-level and beyond.  Digitised in its entirety and in full colour, the Wason collection of c. 1,200 pamphlets encompasses speeches, guides, reports, essays, catalogues, magazine articles and other material addressing Chinese history, culture, and everyday life. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. The wide variety of research interests and themes covered by the pamphlets include education, emigration, the foreign presence, missionaries, wars, rebellion, reform, opium, healthcare and language. 

Foreign Office Files for China 1919-1948

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Foreign Office Files for China provides access to the digitised archive of British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan between 1919 and 1980. The complete files consist of six parts. We have purchased full content for the three parts covering 1949-1956. Files between 1919 and 1948 are now under trial which cover the following parts: 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International; 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis; and 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory. The formerly restricted British government documents include diplomatic dispatches, letters, newspaper cuttings, maps, reports of court cases, biographies of leading personalities, summaries of events and other diverse materials.

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Informit Indigenous Collection

 

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Description: Informit Indigenous Collection covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies, with material sourced from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and the Pacific. It provides over 19,000 full text records from 140 resources dating back to 1973. Material types include specialist journals, conference papers, reports, magazines, e-books and grey literature unavailable elsewhere online. Subjects cover anthropology, colonial and post-colonial studies, cultural studies, history, human geography, law and land rights, race studies, visual and performing arts.
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Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection

 

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Description: The Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection is Informit’s core academic research collection. This multi-disciplinary Collection provides access to fresh perspectives in the arts, communication, education, history, linguistics, politics and more. Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and South East Asia, with articles by scholars worldwide, this full text database is an essential resource for students, teachers and researchers seeking a critical resource for comparative regional studies.  Over 103,000 records from 667 resources, starting from 1940.  Subjects include business, education, humanities, Indigenous studies, law and social sciences.  See also https://www.informit.org/informit-humanities-social-sciences-collection
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IndiaStat

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Notes: To access the site, click on the Login tab at the top banner of the site and select the IP Login option.  Please log out when finished.
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IndiaStat provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures from various secondary level authentic sources. Includes 19 sector specific information including industry, education, health, banks and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural.  Provides socio-economic information on 31 Indian states and union territories.  Provides comprehensive information on 6 main geographical regions of India.  Data and statistics about India available on Indiastat.com can easily be downloaded in MS-Word/Excel/ HTML formats.

Colonial State Papers

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The Colonial State Papers offers access to over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records with this incredible resource on Colonial History. In addition to Britain's colonial relations with the Americas and other European rivals for power, this collection also covers the Caribbean and Atlantic world. It is an invaluable resource for scholars of early American history, British colonial history, Caribbean history, maritime history, Atlantic trade, plantations, and slavery.

Coverage: 1574 - 1757

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online - All Modules

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This trial opens up access to a vast collection of primary sources material which comprises the following collections:  Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; Children's Literature and Childhood; Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest;; Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature; Photography: The World through the Lens; Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925; Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925, Part II; Women: Transnational Networks.

Please note that the Library provides permanent access to two of these collections: British Politics and Society, and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.

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30/06/2020.

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Theatre in Video: Volume II

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Description: Theatre in Video: Volume II brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. With a greater focus on contemporary and international productions, Theater in Video: Volume II offers a simple way for libraries to acquire highly valued and often difficult-to-find performances. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group
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30/11/2015

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Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

 

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Description: An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full colour or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of Publications.
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28/02/2019

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Voxgov

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Voxgov is a distinctive resource that pulls together the vast amount of US Federal Government information, communications and publications and allows you to easily search, discover, compare and get full text access to this material. Content includes official releases, congressional documents, legislation, federal register and social media. Coverage is from 2005 onwards although older material is being added as it is digitised by the US Federal Government.

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Pishu - China Economy, Public Policy, and Security Database

 

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Pishu refers to official white paper, blue paper or green paper policy documents in China. They offer candid, in-depth policy recommendations on topics including climate change, social responsibility, the economy, energy conservation, food/drug safety, health care, human rights, international development, and rule of law, regional security, and women’s rights. The database contains the full text of over 1,000 such books in Chinese and are full-text searchable.

A title list of volumes included in PISHU is also available here: http://www.eastview.com/online/ebooktitles

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13/11/2015

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Oxford Bibliographies (trial)

 

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Description: Oxford Bibliographies provides access to exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. We have purchased several modules already. The trial provides access to all the rest.
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07/11/2015

Purchase Decision

The following additional modules were purchased May 2016: American Literature, Anthropology, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Criminology, Education, Hindu Studies, International Law, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology.

Arkyves

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Description: A Reference tool for the History of Culture:  Arkyves is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested in the History of Culture. It is a single access point for thematic searches across a wide variety of cultural heritage collections, contributed by partners like the Dutch Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Art History, the Herzog August Bibliothek, and the university libraries of Milan, Utrecht, Glasgow, and Illinois. Ordering and re-ordening motifs, themes, stories and iconographic details in kaleidoscopic fashion Arkyves will make you find many things you did not realize you were looking for.

Chatham House Online Archives

 

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Description: The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.
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31/10/2015

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Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 1 and 2

 

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Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general history of relations between the two faiths as this is represented in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other.  

Vol.1 covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.  

Vol.2 covers all parts of the world in the period 1500-1914.

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

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Description: This digital archive has more than 2 million pages from manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals with a focus on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems. The focus is on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems: the long nineteenth century, a period of major social upheaval and technological development, from wars to the Industrial Revolution. Almost all aspects of society underwent transformation during this time, and the law adapted to these changes. This resource gathers the raw data about crime, its solutions, and the popular response into one archive.
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State Papers Online

 

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Description: State Papers Online (SPO) is an on-going programme digitising State Papers or government documents. By linking the original manuscripts to their calendar or catalogue entries, SPO is essential for all early modern research and teaching.  The Library already has access to Part II, this trial expands coverage to all of the modules.
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Classical Scores Library: Volumes III and IV 

 

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Vol.3  of Alexander Street’s Classical Scores Library series brings together 400,000 additional pages of in-copyright editions from composers worldwide.  The collection provides editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello & Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus, and others. It provides expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups.

Vol.4  of Alexander Street’s Classical Scores Library series places particular focus on canonical contemporary composers from the 20th and 21st centuries. With many scores newly digitized for the academic market, or licensed directly from the composers themselves, music scholars and faculty will find Classical Scores Library: Volume IV to be a reliable source for authoritative scores of the classical canon, as well as a resource for the discovery and dissemination of lesser-known contemporary works.

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

 

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Description: This innovative and comprehensive encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more.
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23/09/2015

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Irish Newspaper Archives

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Description: Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700's to current day.  Title list at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/plist_static/
Resource History of Science and Medicine Library
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Description The History of Science and Medicine Library is a peer-reviewed book series in the English language devoted to the history of science and medicine, both history of scientific theory as well as the history of the role of science in society and culture from early modern times to the present. The medical studies include medical theory and practice as well as medicine and society.
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Resource Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts Access on or off campus
Description Presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images (scalable). Access is available for all biblical fragments, including photos of the fragments, texts derived from the fragments in Masoretic order (bible books), English translation from the texts on the fragments and full Hebrew Scripture.
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Resource Los Angeles Times archive 1881-1991 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionProvides comprehensive coverage for Southern California's largest daily newspaper. Includes all the articles published since the first issue of the paper in 1881. Provides full text and full image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article and every issue in PDF format. In addition to news stories, includes editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.
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Resource Parliament Rolls of Medieval England Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum ( RP ) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey.
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Resource SAGE Videos Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Includes streamed videos in Counselling and Psychotherapy & Education. Combines originally commissioned and produced material with licensed videos and co-productions. Full proposed title list at: http://sk.sagepub.com/help#Title_Lists.
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Resource Early Modern Pamphlets Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This trial is to all 3 collections: Dutch Pamphlets 1486-1853: The Knuttel Collection -The Knuttel Collection at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, is the most extensive pamphlet collection in the Netherlands. Dutch Pamphlets, 1542-1853: The Van Alphen Collection - The Van Alphen collection supplements the Knuttel collection. Flugschriften des 16. Jahrhunderts - The Sixteenth-Century Pamphlets collection contains well over 10,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire.
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Resource Japan Times Online Access on campus or off campus via VPN
DescriptionJapan Times Online is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan, founded in March 1897 (Meiji 30). It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper includes unique articles which cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. Japan Times Online includes articles from 1999-present. (We are also trialling the archive which contains content from 1897-2013)
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Resource Visible Body Access on or off campus
DescriptionVisible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes and more.
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Resource Church Missionary Society Periodicals Collection Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter. *Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.
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Resource Enhanced Electronic Grammars - An Advanced Research Tool for Linguistics Access on or off campus
DescriptionEnhanced Electronic Grammars (EEG) features comprehensive descriptions of languages from around the world. Through this unique online resource, full grammars are made available together in an interlinked and semantically-annotated format, allowing granular access to the grammatical data and enabling cross-language research of several grammars at the same time. In addition to cross-linguistic queries, each grammar can also be read and researched individually. The electronic format allows for multimodal enhancement of language descriptions, such as audio and video supplements.
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Resource SIPRI Yearbook Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The SIPRI Yearbook, written by authors who are experts in their field, is known worldwide as an essential and independent source for issues on armaments and arms control, conflicts and resolutions, security arrangements and disarmament, as well as longer-term trends in international security. SIPRI Yearbook Online offers access to the SIPRI Yearbooks published from 2010 and onwards, all available on one, easy-to-use and fully cross-searchable resource.
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Resource Political Science Complete Access on or off campus
Description Political Science Complete provides extensive coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalisation of contemporary political discourse. The database gives you access to nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association. Subjects covered include comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.
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Resource Japan Times Archive 1897-2013 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Japan Times is the oldest English-language newspaper in Japan, founded in March 1897 (Meiji 30). It has been published to promote mutual understandings between Japan and other countries. This newspaper Includes unique articles which cannot be read in Japanese-language newspapers. The Japan Times Archives Online includes articles from 1897-2013. Trial for the Japan Times Online, which includes articles from 1999-Present, will also be available very soon.
Trial ends 31st May 2015
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Resource Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy Access on or off campus
Description This newer version of Acland’s video atlas provides an online platform for accessing more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens. The detailed table of contents for each video allows you to go directly to specific points of relevance inside each video. PDF transcripts for each video can be downloaded. Videos can be bookmarked for teaching a learning activities. Self-test quizzes are available for revision and exam preparation, with revision links in the answer for each question.
Trial ends 14th April 2015
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Resource Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Access on or off campus
Description The Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit Online/Prosopography of the Middle Byzantine Period Online (PMBZ Online) is a comprehensive biographical dictionary for the Byzantine Empire in the early Medieval Period (641-1025 AD) documenting more than 21,000 persons. PMBZ Online is based on the print edition of the Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit which appeared in two parts 1998 and 2013. PMBZ Online documents all persons mentioned either by name or anonymously in the relevant Byzantine and non-Byzantine sources, and secondly all persons mentioned in the Byzantine sources both from Western Europe and from the Arabic and Slavonic areas, together with those from the Christian East.
Trial ends 30th April 2015 (this has been purchased)
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Resource Archives Unbound -The Mafia in Florida and Cuba Access on or off campus
Description 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. Date Range: 1946-1977. Content: 11,290 page.
Trial ends 17th April 2015
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Resource Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description With over 4600 articles from writers across the world, the dictionary is the key resource for worship leaders, church historians, musicians - and anyone with a love of hymns and hymn writing.
Trial ends 31st March 2015
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Resource AMA Manual of Style Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe AMA Manual of Style is a guide to publishing medical or scientific research findings. More than just a style manual, it offers guidance on how to navigate the dilemmas that authors, researchers, medical editors, publishers, and members of the news media who cover scientific research confront on a daily basis.
Trial ends 1st April 2015
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Resource Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876: From the American Antiquarian Society Access on or off campus
Description Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands. This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.
Trial ends 27th March 2015
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Resource British Theatre, Music and the Arts Access on or off campus
Description British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the long nineteenth century, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, are sourced from the British Library and other institutions. Curation is by experts in British arts history. Covering more than a century, and encompassing both the Georgian and Victorian theatre.
Trial ends 25th March 2015
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Resource Encyclopedia of Political Thought Access or off campus
Description The Encyclopedia of Political Thought examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy. The entries range in size from shorter definitions and biographies to extended treatments of major topics and traditions and traces the evolution of political thinking from antiquity to the present.
Trial ends 25th March 2015
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Resource ACLS Humanities E-Book Package Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This electronic resource includes 4,314 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching. Lists of titles can be found online at: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/titlelist.html.
Trial ends 5th April 2015
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Resource Oxford Reports on International Law Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.
Trial ends 31st March 2015 (subscription taken 1st Apr)
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Resource Film Industry Data Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Film Industry Data, from Academic Rights Press: Film Industry Data enables the gathering of information about film trends and research into the impact of film across countries and cultures. Films tell us about global culture, politics and society. Now you can get the facts behind the film industry with the exclusive Nielsen backed Film Industry Data collection. This database synthesises movie industry data to help you make new connections, gain valuable insights and tell new stories.
Trial ends 9th March 2015
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Resource Gregory of Nyssa Online (comprising Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online and Lexicon Gregorianum Online) Access on or off campus
Description Gregorii Nysseni Opera Online is the ultimate online critical text edition of Gregory of Nyssa's works based on all available known manuscripts, introduced with a complete discussion of the textual transmission and accompanied by extensive annotations on the biblical, classical and patristic sources, and indices. The Lexicon Gregorianum constitutes the most comprehensive Greek-German dictionary ever of the language used by Gregory of Nyssa. It is, and will be for the foreseeable future, the only dictionary available specifically addressing the vocabulary of late Classical Greek.
Trial ends 25th February 2015
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Resource Independent Digital Archive 1986-2012 Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Independent Digital Archive, 1986-2012 is a digital collection that covers the full run of the newspaper from its very first issue until the end of 2012. The archive includes The Independent on Sunday (1990-onwards) and editions from 2005 are available in full colour.
Trial ends 27th February 2015
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Resource Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society Access on and off campus
Description Including papers of British statesmen, Home Office records, ordnance surveys, working class autobiographies, and other unique collections, British Politics and Society is a remarkable resource for scholars looking to explore the political and social history of Britain. Source libraries are the British Library, Oxford University, and The National Archives, Kew.
Trial ends 27th February 2015
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Resource Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-1963 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 provides complete coverage of the Cabinet conclusions (minutes) (CAB 128) and memoranda (CAB 129) of Harold Macmillan’s government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees (CAB 134).
Trial ends 19th February 2015
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Resource Cambridge Archive Editions Online Access on or off campus
Description Cambridge Archive Editions Online is an extensive collection of historical archive materials on the modern political development of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf, Russia and the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and China and the Far East. The collection consists of over 1000 digitised books published by Cambridge University Press which can be accessed in full page images with searchable metadata. This resource is particularly rich for the study of boundary formation, claims and disputes.
Trial ends 20th February 2015
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Resource Brill Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Access on or off campus
Description The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.
Trial ends 18th February 2015 (purchased following trial)
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Resource Early American Newspapers Access on or off campus.
Description As the first draft of history, American newspapers have preserved essential records and detailed accounts of the people, issues and events that shaped the nation for hundreds of years. In the 1800s, American newspapers were often published by small-town printers and reflected the interests and values of the communities they served. But as the country grew and changed, so too did its newspapers. In the 19th century, the number of titles published rose dramatically, and newspapers were transformed by an increasing emphasis on society, industry, scientific advances, investigative journalism and human-interest stories. By the early 20th century, nearly every town in the United States had its own newspaper. This trial covers the period 1690-1922.
Trial ends 20th February 2015
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Resource Phaidon Atlas Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Phaidon Atlas is a database of architects and buildings covering 115 countries, 1590 architects, 3257 buildings and 138,547 images. Various search filters can be applied eg building type, materials etc
Trial ends 28th February 2015
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Resource Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 Access on or off campus
DescriptionFrom 1841 to 1992 Punch was the world's most celebrated magazine of humour and satire - imitated, parodied and pirated from America to India and Japan. The Punch Historical Archive will allow users to navigate and search all issues, seasonal numbers and almanacks of this iconic publication, providing a unique insight into the politics, culture and society of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Trial ends 14th February 2015
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Resource OpenEdition Freemium for E-Books and E-Journals Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description OpenEdition is the umbrella portal for OpenEdition Books, Revues.org, Hypotheses and Calenda, four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences. We have trial access to 84 e-books and over 300 e-journals. The language of the website can be altered to French, Spanish & Italian. A list of the e-books on trial is at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Books/openedition_books_rentals_06_11_2014.xlsx
Trial ends 31st January 2015
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Resource Oxford Historical Treaties Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Historical Treaties (OHT) is the premier resource for historical treaty research and home to the full text of Parry’s Consolidated Treaty Series, the only comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919. Available via the Oxford Public International Law platform, OHT is cross-searchable with Oxford’s leading public international law resources and benefits from a modern, intuitive interface and sophisticated functionality. This trial also includes access to the Oxford Law Citator.
Trial ends 24th December 2014
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Resource Mental Measurements Yearbook Access on or off campus
DescriptionA guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska, entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing, population, scores) and edited review(s). To be included, a test must be commercially available and published in the English language. 1938 onwards.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource PsycARTICLES via Ebsco Access on or off campus
Description Full-text from APA journals (mostly volume 1 onwards) and related imprints. Indexed in psycINFO.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource PsycINFO via Ebsco Access on or off campus
Description 1806 onwards. Abstracts, citations and controlled vocabulary for contents of approximately 2,500 journals publishing behavioural science and mental health.
Trial ends 21st December 2014
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Resource Digital Theatre Plus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe resource offers 54 high-definition films of acclaimed British theatre productions, 100 interviews with UK’s leading actors and directors revealing how theatre professionals transform text into live performance, as well as study guides written by experts in drama providing in-depth analysis and interpretation of dramatic writing and language.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource Gunsho Ruiju Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionGunsho Ruiju is a collection of old Japanese books published from the ancient times to early Edo era. Subjects cover history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other topics. Many textual sources are only available in this collection. This is an important primary resource for the study of classical Japanese culture. The collection consists of three parts: Gunsho Ruiju, Zoku Gunsho Ruiju, and Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju. The number of volumes for each part is as follows: Gunsho Ruiju: 133 volumes, 1276 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 86 volumes, 2,128 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 17 volumes, 350 digitally compiled books and sources. For further description, please see http://japanknowledge.com/en/contents/gunshoruiju/index.html.
Trial ends 19th December 2014 (this has now been purchased)
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Resource Italian Dictionaries & Works of Reference from Zanichelli Editore Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description We have trial access to the following dictionaries • Lo Zingarelli • Il Ragazzini • Biblioteca Italiana Zanichelli • I’Inglese Tecnico e Scientifico • Sinonimi e contrary • Dizionario Analogico della Lingua Italiana • L’Inglese dell Economia • Dizionario gastronomico compatto.
Trial ends 22nd December 2014
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Resource Sinica Sinoweb Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionSinica Sinoweb provides full text access to the current and back issues of 14 core academic journals published in Taiwan. The archive extends back to as early as 1928.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource Chinese Electronic Periodicals Services (CEPS) and Chinese Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service (CETD) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe CEPS/CETD database platform provides full-text access to over 4,300 academic journals from China Mainland (2,600) , Taiwan (1,500) and other areas (254), with 2.6 million articles; it also provides full-text access to over 200,000 doctoral theses and masters dissertations from over 58 universities in Chinese speaking regions including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and China Mainland. The collection date is from 1991 onwards.. The database has been indexed both in traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
Trial ends 20th December 2014
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Resource BrowZine Access on or off campus
DescriptionBrowZine is a new application that allows you to browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s scholarly journals from your Android and iOS mobile devices. All in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. From your Android or iOS device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Edinburgh from the drop down list. Enter your EASE login. Start exploring BrowZine!
Trial ends 19th December 2014
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Resource ARAS: The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe ARAS archive contains about 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image with a cultural history that serves to place it in its unique historical and geographical setting. Often it also includes an archetypal commentary that brings the image into focus for its modern psychological and symbolic meaning, as well as a bibliography for related reading and a glossary of technical terms. This online resource will be of interest to students and staff of Edinburgh College of Art, and the Schools of History, Classics and Archaeology, and Literature, Languages and Culture.
Trial ends 31st December 2014 (we now subscribe)
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Resource BiBLiFrE You will need to click “Enter database” to accept the terms and conditions of use before access is given to the database. Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Bibliotheque bibliographique des litteratures francophones europeennes (Bi.B.Li.Fr.E.) represents an electronic version of the printed collection , a collection supervised by Claudio Galderisi and Enrico Rufi that already contains more than 30 volumes. The main objective of the Bi.B.Li.Fr.E. project is to provide all those who are interested in francophone literature and criticism with a research tool conceived and developed by specialists, yet that is also of use to doctoral students, other students and non-specialists encountering the “Republic of letters” for the first time.
Trial ends 14th December 2014
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Resource In Principio You will need to click “Enter database” to accept the terms and conditions of use before access is given to the database. Access on or off campus
DescriptionOver one million incipits covering Latin literature from the Pre-classical Ages to the Renaissance. In Principio is distinguished by its wide-ranging, “generalist” character. Chronologically, it covers all Latin texts that have been transmitted in manuscript since the origins of Latin literature up to about 1600 when the manuscript is replaced by the printed text. In Principio thus covers ancient, patristic, medieval, and humanist Latin literature. In addition, all literary genres are included: the liberal arts and theology, history and poetry, medicine and liturgy, civil law and canon law, the exact and occult sciences, summas and sermons, glossaries and correspondence, cooking recipes and cursing formulas, large treatises and small, isolated sentences.
Trial ends 14th December 2014
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Resource Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.
Trial ends 11th December 2014 (this has been purchased)
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Resource IMD World Competitiveness Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionWorld Competitiveness Online is a unique and comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. It includes an 19-year time series from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, the leading annual report published by IMD since 1989.
Trial ends 13th December 2014
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Resource Cambridge Law Reports Access on and off campus
DescriptionCambridge Law Reports offers fast and easy access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series. The database provides users with extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.
Trial ends 12th January 2015
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Resource Thought: a journal of philosophy
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Trial ends 31st December 2014
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Resource Archaeopress
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DescriptionArchaeopress digital subscription service currently includes 450 ebooks in archaeology, including British Archaeological Reports. Around 10-15 new books are added each month.
Trial ends 31st December 2014 (subscription starts Jan 2015)
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Resource World Newspaper Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description We have trial access to 3 newspaper collections within the World Newspaper Archive. Latin American Newspapers Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922) offers coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries, these resources provide a wide range of viewpoints from diverse Latin American cultures. African Newspapers (1800-1922) provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South Asian Newspapers (1864-1922) provides online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English, Gujarati and Bengali language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka.
Trial ends 12th December 2014
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Resource Bloomsbury e-books Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBloomsbury Collections delivers access to quality research across the humanities and social sciences. Trial includes many of the 4,000 titles which will be on the platform by early 2015, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and the recently acquired Hart Publishing. Collections with an unlocked padlock are available.
Trial ends 31st December 2014
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Resource British Online Archives Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBritish Online Archives includes: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900, Colonial & missionary records, Records of the Raj, People & Protest in Britain and Abroad, 1800-2000, Twentieth century politics, World War One: Different Perspectives, British Broadcasting Corporation, Communist Party of Great Britain archive.
Trial ends 4th December 2014
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Resource Stalin Digital Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Stalin Digital Archive contains a selection of documents which covers Stalin's personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource English Historical Documents Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionEnglish Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.
Trial ends 1st December 2014
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Resource Classic Arabic Texts Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionClassic Arabic Texts Online (CATO) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic texts in a full-text searchable format. The first part of CATO includes the following titles: 1) Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries!) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers; 2) De Goeje’s edition of al-Ṭabarī’s Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa l-mulūk; 3) De Goeje’s edition of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān; 4) Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī’s Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān.
Trial ends 27th November 2014
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Resource RIPM Access on or off campus
DescriptionRIPM offers a unique, searchable collection of complete full-text music journals not found in any library or any other online resource, spanning a period of some two hundred years, from C.P.E. Bach to Berg and Bartok, and from Schubert to Schoenberg and Stravinsky.
Trial ends 11th November 2014
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Resource LLMC-Digital Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionLLMC-Digital is an archive of historical legal and government documents, managed by a not-for-profit consortium of libraries in the US, but including a great deal of UK, European and global content. It currently includes over 85,000 volumes.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource British Newspaper Archive Access on and off campus
DescriptionThe British Newspapers 1600-1950 is the most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
Trial ends 30th November 2014
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Resource Loeb Classical Library Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Digital Loeb Classical Library contains more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts aiming to be a virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin Literature, epic and lyric poetry, history, travel, philosophy and oratory, medical writers and mathematicians, and the Church Fathers who make particular use of pagan culture. Readers can browse, search, bookmark, annotate and use a Greek keyboard.
Trial ends 16th November 2014 (we now subscribe to this collection)
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Resource BBC Monitoring Library Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionA fully searchable digital current affairs resource from the BBC. More than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries are monitored to inform the BBC's distinctive, authoritative and reliable reporting of political and economic news. It covers a wide range of topics such as internal affairs, human rights, international relations, crime, media, narcotics, terrorism, etc.
Trial ends 13th November 2014
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Resource Oxford Scholarly Editions - Early Seventeenth Century Prose Collection Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Oxford Scholarly Editions provides access to important writings from across the humanities, in editions which are the foundation of humanities scholarship—the primary sources upon which scholars rely for research and teaching. This trial access to the Early Seventeenth-Century Prose module includes the Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, the Royal Proclamations of King James I 1603–1625, the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn and the prose works of Thomas Hobbes, John Donne and Francis Bacon.
Trial ends 6th November 2014 (this has been purchased)
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Resource Vetus Latina database Access on and off campus. Click “Enter databases”
Description The Vetus Latina Database is an electronic index to all Greek and Latin patristic citations or allusions to the pre-Vulgate editions of the Bible, collected by the Vetus Latina Institut in Beuron, Germany.
Trial ends 7th November 2014
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Resource Women and Social Movements, International Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionWomen and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.
Trial ends 8th November 2014
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Resource Credo Reference
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DescriptionCredo Online Reference Service helps researchers build context by providing background information and key terms enabling more efficient research. It gives access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein, as well as Topic Pages which offer an easy starting point and pathways for further research. Some people might find the Credo Mind Map a good way of seeing the relationships between topics in a visual way.
Trial ends 31st October 2014
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Resource Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Access on campus or via VPN
DescriptionDefining Gender includes a broad range of thematically organised documents from 21 libraries providing an excellent opportunity for comparative study and research. Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations combine to address the key issues from both masculine and feminine perspectives. They are indexed to provide ready accessibility for students by person and subject across all five sections.
Trial ends 23rd October 2014
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Resource Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Access on or off campus
DescriptionThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, edited by Bonnie G. Smith, includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
Trial ends 17th October 2014
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Resource Historical Texts Access on campus or via VPN
DescriptionHistorical Texts brings together three historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.
Trial ends 10th November 2014
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Resource 19th Century Masterfile Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description19th Century Masterfile (NCM) is the first stop for researching pre-1930 materials. NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource. It is 'due diligence' for historians, making sure no stone is unturned.
Trial ends 4th October 2014
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Resource Oxford Medicine Online E-Books Access on and off campus
DescriptionWe have trial access to 3 e-books. These are Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmology and Training In Ophthalmology.
Trial ends 2nd October 2014 (we now have a subscription to these 3 plus more)
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Resource DōShorts Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionDōShorts are short, practical ebooks that give you the latest thinking on a broad range of business sustainability issues. Written by experts with hands-on experience in the field, DōShorts consolidate the facts, providing clear guidelines for making sustainability within your organization a reality.
Trial ends 17th July 2014
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Resource Foreign Office Files for China (1957-1980)
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Trial ends 15th July 2014
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Resource History Vault Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionProQuest History Vault provides access to millions of pages of cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents including articles, correspondence, government records, and more documenting the most widely studied topics in 18th-century through 20th-century American history. ProQuest History Vault is comprised of a wide array of modules to mix and match to suit your needs. We are currently trialling the following History Vault collections - Black Freedom 1, Black Freedom 2, Immigration, Law and Society since the Civil War, NAACP 1-6, Plantations 1,- Politics and Society 1960-1975, Slavery and the Law, US Military Intelligence Reports 1911-1944, Vietnam War, Women's Rights 1, Women's Rights 2 and World War II. Further information on these collections can be found at http://proquest.libguides.com/content.php?pid=207548&sid=3823794.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Digital National Security Archive Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionCreated in collaboration with the National Security Archive, this database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945..
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Anthropology Online Access on and off campus
Description Anthropology Online provides a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminar texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behaviour the world over. It includes complete works of key practitioners and theorists alike through the discipline.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource Ethnographic Video Online Series 1
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DescriptionEthnographic Video Online is a multi-volume resource providing 1,200 hours of documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behaviour. Publishing partners include Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Royal Anthropology Institute (RAI), and BBC. It is global in coverage with footage from every continent and hundreds of cultures.
Trial ends 13th July 2014
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Resource China Core Newspapers Full-text Database (CCND)-Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus
Description Covering 544 titles of core newspapers officially published in mainland China since year 2000.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Reference Works Online (CRWO) -Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus
Description Containing 4,000 reference works from 200 publishers, including dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, atlas, chronicles, manuals etc.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Statistical Yearbooks Database Access on and off campus.
Description Full coverage of all officially published yearbooks and other statistical materials.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource China Yearbooks Full-text Database (CYFD) -Series F/G/H/J Access on and off campus.
Description Including 2,161 titles of yearbooks since 1912, 480 of which being central level and 1,151 local titles, with original display and browsing features.
Trial ends 12th July 2014
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Resource Indiastat.com Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN – click the IP login link on their website
Description Indiastat.com provides authentic and comprehensive compilation of secondary level socio-economic statistical data about India and its states, Region and Sector on more than 35 variables.
Trial ends 26th June 2014
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Resource African Studies Companion Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description African Studies Companion Online contains over 1800 entries covering guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, etc. Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information.
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Resource Africa Yearbook Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description Africa Yearbook Online covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Africa Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organisations.
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Resource Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals 1800-1900 Series 3
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Resource Prize Papers Online Part 1 Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Prize Papers archive is part of the archives of the High Court of Admiralty, kept in The National Archives (TNA) Kew. It is one of the most valuable archives in the field of maritime history and of interest to social, economic, political and cultural historians. Documents pertaining to tens of thousands of ships, Dutch and French, Spanish and Portuguese, but also Danish, Swedish, German, Italian and American have been preserved. Next to cargo lists, journals, booklets, customs papers, bills of lading, private letters etc., all of them in the language of the ship's origin, every ship's file contains at least one document in English: the interrogations by the Prize Courts of the captain and a number of other crew members of ships taken as lawful prizes.
Further info Prize Papers Online consists of: • Prize Papers Online 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/prize-papers-online-1-american-revolutionary-war-and-fourth-anglo-dutch-war) • Prize Papers Online 2: Seven Years' War and War of the Austrian Succession (http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/prize-papers-online-2-seven-years-war-and-war-austrian-succession) • Prize Papers Online 3: First, Second and Third Anglo-Dutch War and War of the Spanish Succession (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-3-first-second-and-third-anglo-dutch-war-and-war-spanish-succession) • Prize Papers Online 4: Napoleonic Wars I (1793-1803) (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-4-napoleonic-wars-i-1793-1803) • Prize Papers Online 5: Napoleonic Wars II (1803-1813) (http://www.brill.com/prize-papers-online-5-napoleonic-wars-ii-1803-1813)
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Resource Canadian Business & Current Affairs Reference Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis database covers all aspects of Canadian Business, Finance and Economics. This collection features trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, topical journals and professional publications.
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Resource Worldwide Political Sciences Abstracts (WPSA) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis database provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
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Resource Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (OUP) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America [2012 ed.] covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties.
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Resource Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (OUP) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Encyclopedia of Social Work is a collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building on the material from the classic reference work, this valuable tool for social workers has over 400 up to date articles on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards.
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Resource Europa World Plus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionEuropa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
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Resource PAIS International Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present, and PAIS Archive includes the content from printed volumes published 1915-1976. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.
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Resource Armed Conflict Database Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.
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Resource Yearbook of International Organizations Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionCompiled by the UIA (Union of International Associations) the Yearbook of International Organizations Online is the most comprehensive reference work and information resource on international non-profit organizations and associations worldwide. The Yearbook includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and also includes relationships and cross-links with other listed international organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization's main publications and information services.
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Resource Declassified Documents Reference System
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Resource Peace Research Abstracts Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionPeace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 267,000 records.
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Resource Congressional Record 1789-1997
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Resource Thieme E-books Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN see also download instructions at http://ebooks.thieme.com/staticcms/ipadaccess
DescriptionThe Thieme E-Book Library is a package of 74 illustrated, full-colour downloadable medical textbooks across a range of subject areas, that aims to help students, researchers and clinicians master critical subjects in medicine and the life sciences. The Library is offered as an ideal course supplement, study companion, and refresher for students and an essential resource for scientist and clinicians. Further information about this e-book package at http://ebooks.thieme.com/staticcms/aboutebooks.
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Resource British History Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionBritish History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research. This is a trial to the premium content which is available only on subscription.
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Resource South China Morning Post (1903 - 1995) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
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Resource C19 Index Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionC19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ).
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Resource Kotobarabia Arab Leaders, Historians and Philosophers e-Collection Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis e-book collection includes 5,000 titles from nearly 1,000 important, highly valued Arab thinkers, philosophers, historians, politicians, and theologians in the Arab world. Topics cover feminism, modern medicine, political reforms, including the Orabi Revolution, education, arts, religion, and more. Content is mostly in Arabic.
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Resource Distribution Maps of Plant Pests
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Resource BiblioRossica Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description BiblioRossica is an ebook platform offering over 10,000 scholarly publications, mostly in Russian, from leading Russian academic presses, including NLO, Indrik, OGI, and Nestor-Istoriia, as well as recent English publications in Russian, Slavic, and Jewish studies from Academic Studies Press and Central European University Press. Subjects cover linguistics, literature, art, history, philosophy, and sociology.
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Resource Index Religiosus Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe Index Religiosus is based on two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.
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Resource Thieme Medicine and Chemistry E-journals
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Resource OrlandoAccess on campus or off campus.
DescriptionA dynamic resource for the study of English literature, women's writing, and cultural history in general. It consists of factual, critical, and interpreted material, with biographical and writing career entries on over 1,000 writers, more than 850 of them British women.
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DescriptioneHRAF databases contain information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life.
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Resource Genome Biology
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Resource Media Education Foundation digital films
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Resource Routledge Performance Archive
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Resource Teaching Assistant Anatomy
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Resource Psychological Experiments Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionPsychological Experiments Online is a multimedia resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents. It also offers rare materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes and letters penned by the lead psychologist, that shed new light on the studies that have shaped contemporary understandings of key psychological issues.
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Resource Accessible Archives
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Resource Gramophone Magazine
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Resource LawinfoChina (Chinese language interface)
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DescriptionLawinfoChina offers several comprehensive databases of Chinese laws, regulations, judicial cases, legal news as well as over 100 Chinese government’s white papers.
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Resource Irish Newspaper Archive
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Resource Oxford Scholarly Editions Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionOxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, mainly in the subject area of literature. It consists of more than 280 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1700, including all of Shakespeare’s plays, the poetry of John Donne, and works by John Milton and John Locke. These editions contain over 25,000 different works including more than 300 plays, over 12,000 poems, and more than 12,400 other works.
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Resources World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
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Resource Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThe BTL Online database provides electronic access to all editions of Latin texts published in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana, ranging from antiquity and late antiquity to medieval and neo-Latin texts. A total of approximately 13 million word forms are thus accessible electronically. The user interface allows various and differentiated searches. Classical scholars and ancient historians are provided with a valuable tool for both research and the preparation of teaching at school and university level. Each year, the database is extended by the texts of the newly printed Latin editions of the Bibliotheca Teubneriana.
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DescriptionThe Thesaurus linguae Latinae is not only the largest Latin dictionary in the world, but also the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period up to about 600 A.D. 31 academies, and scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie (Thesaurusburo Munchen). The database contains all content that is also available in print.
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Resource AustLit
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Resource Historical Abstracts with Full Text
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Resource America: History & Life with Full Text
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Resource Sustainable Organization Library Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionOnline collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
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Resource Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
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Resource Drama Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionDrama Online is essentially an advanced study tool and digital library of the world's most studied and critically-acclaimed plays, accompanied by a wealth of innovative teaching and performance tools, critical analysis, contextual information, references and practical texts. The publisher is still in the process of uploading all remaining titles from the 2013 title list . There are currently 1,042 titles available and the remainder will hopefully be added by mid-February.
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DescriptionThis is the online edition of International bibliography of German language and literature, covering books, pamphlets, articles, dissertations and reviews from 1985 onwards. The database is in German.
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Resource Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur (BLLDB) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionThis is the online version of Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL) , containing most important sources of bibliographical information for general as well as English, German and Romance linguistics from 1971 onwards. Other languages are also covered to a smaller extent. The material covered is international. Subject classification is available in English and German. Search interface can be switched between English and German.
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Resource The Irish Times (1859-2011) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958) Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
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Resource South Asia Archive
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Resource Churchill Archives Trial Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
Description The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill's personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. Unique collection.
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Resource Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online Access on campus, or off campus via the VPN
DescriptionSupplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG) is an annual publication collecting newly published Greek inscriptions and studies on previously known documents. Material later than the 8th century A.D. is not included. Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents."
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