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19th Century UK periodicals, series 1

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Description

This is a full text resource that spotlights the birth of modern magazine publishing in Britain. It charts the rise of children’s entertainment and education, and increasing interest in popular sports and hobbies. It also covers the political spectrum of women’s writing.

Publisher

Cengage (Gale)

 

 

 

Arts & Humanities Full Text *

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Description

This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes:

Coverage

From the 1970s to the present day

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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Description

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.

Publisher

BUFVC - British Universties Film Video Council.

 

 

 

British Humanities Index

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Description

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities and arts. The British Humanities Index indexes over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other English-speaking countries.

Coverage

Coverage from 1962 onwards.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

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Description

Contains over 12,000 recordings from the British Library's Sound Archive of the spoken word, music, interviews and sound effects.

Publisher

British Library

 

 

British Periodicals Collections I and II *

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Description

Almost 500 British periodical runs from the 1680s to the 1930s, based on the UMI Microfilm Collection, 'Early British Periodicals'. Multidisciplinary coverage includes literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences, music, drama, archaeology and architecture.

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Chadwyck-Healey (ProQuest)

 

 

 

 

Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics *

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Description

The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics offers thousands of comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts and designed for student readers. For the author companions, each writer is placed in literary and historical context; their major works are analysed, and their influence on later writers assessed.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

 

 

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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Description

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive contains the full text from 170 journals, from volume 1, issue 1 to 1996. Please note, we only subscribe to the latest issues of some of the journals. Subjects covered include: science and technology, animal science, agriculture, ecology and conservation, history, law, language, linguistics and literature, mathematics and computer science, medicine, music and drama, philosophy and religion, physical sciences, and politics and economics.

Guide

Video overview of Cambridge Journals Online

Publisher

Cambridge via JISC

 

 

Digital Theatre Plus

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Description

Digital Theatre Plus offers streamed films of leading British theatre productions for educational use in schools, colleges, and universities. Each production is supported by additional content, including interviews with the creative and production teams and written study guides.

Coverage

Includes a library of recent stage productions; exclusive behind the scenes documentaries; study guides; and filmed workshops to support teachers.

Publisher

Digital Theatre Plus

 

 

 

Drama Online *

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Description

Drama Online features the pre-eminent drama titles from the Methuen Drama, Arden Shakepeare, and Faber lists to form a collection of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from the last two and a half thousand years. It includes supporting practical, critical, and contextual works on acting and performance, theatre craft, technical theatre, critical interpretations, theatre history surveys, and major reference works on authors, movements, practitioners, periods, and genres.

Publisher

Bloomsbury

 

 

 

 

Early English Books Online

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Description

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. This is available through Historical Texts.

Coverage

Comprehensive digital collection of English books from 1473 to 1700.

Publisher

JISC

 

 

 

 

Early European Books Online *

Early European Books Online

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Description

Collections 1-4 contain the full text of works in all major European languages, printed in the cities which led the explosion of the print industry in the early modern era, such as Nuremberg, Basel, Leiden, Paris and Venice. This breadth of scope gives a wide-ranging overview of the intellectual life and historical upheavals of early modern Europe.

Coverage

The collections contain the founding works of modern sciences such as botany, anatomy and astrology, together with accounts of travel, exploration and warfare, and influential works of literature, philosophy and humanist thought. Works from Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Galileo, Descartes, Spinoza, and many others, are included in the collections.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

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Description

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Parts 1 and 2 include a variety of full-text materials – from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements – and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, all providing a diverse collection of material for the researcher of the eighteenth century. Subject coverage includes literature, history, religion, law, the fine arts and science. Included are works from women writers of the eighteenth century; collections on the French Revolution; and numerous editions of the works of Shakespeare. Multiple editions of each individual work are offered to enable scholars to make textual comparisons of the works. There are digital images of every page of nearly 200,000 titles published during the eighteenth Century. This is available through Historical Texts.

Coverage

Covers period 1701-1800

Publisher

JISC

 

 

 

Historical Texts

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Description

JISC Historical Texts includes the following databases:

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English civil war.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) includes works on literature, history, religion, law, the fine arts and science. Included are works from women writers of the eighteenth century; collections on the French revolution; and numerous editions of the works of Shakespeare. Multiple editions of each individual work are offered to enable scholars to make textual comparisons of the works. There are digital images of every page of nearly 200,000 titles published during the eighteenth century.
  • The Nineteenth Century books from the British Library Collection contains digitised versions of more than 65,000 first editions from the 19th century, covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature. The collection extends to over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible content, and includes the original typeface and illustrations for each book.

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Publisher

Various

 

 

 

 

Index to Theses

Index to Theses has changed its name to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

 

 

JISC Journal Archives

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Description

JISC eCollections contains three platforms: Historic Books, Journal Archives and MediaHub containing thousands of journals, historical books, images, films, and sounds.

Publisher

JISC

 

 

JSTOR *

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Description

UWE subscribes to the JSTOR multidisciplinary Arts and Sciences Collections I,II,III,V,VII and VIII. This incorporates access to a scholarly archive of over 1,000 full-text electronic journals in the following fields: history, economics, archaeology, classics, sociology, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, music, film studies, performing arts, mathematics, ecology, psychology, business, art, architecture, language, literature, law, religion and public policy. These existing collections are complemented by the Ireland Collection which incorporates manuscripts, monographs and journals on Irish arts, humanities and sciences with materials that span from the 1780s to the present.

Coverage

Various coverage 1861-2007.

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Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

 

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

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Description

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements, and is updated annually.

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Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

 

 

 

Literary Encyclopedia

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Description

The Literary Encyclopedia focuses on literature originally written in English or translated into English. It provides details profiles of authors and texts, and basic knowledge on their cultural contexts. It includes more than 6,000 writers, philosophers and other persons of note, nearly 19,000 works and 1,600 literary and historical topics and events.

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Publisher

Literary Dictionary Company

 

 

Literature Online *

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Description

With over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism.

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Publisher

ProQuest Information and Learning Company. Altenative publisher name: Chadwyck-Healey.

 

 

MLA International Bibliography

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Description

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

 

Nexis

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Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

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Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography *

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Description

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of over 56,000 biographies of people who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the 4th Century to the 21st Century. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people from all walks of life. Entries offer detailed and extensive biographical information drawn from primary and secondary sources, and range from a few dozen to 35,000 words in length.

Coverage

Coverage from earliest times to 2004

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

 

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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Description

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Coverage

Updated quarterly

Publisher

Oxford University Press

 

 

Project Muse *

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Description

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers. MUSE began in 1993 as a pioneering joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU. Grants from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed MUSE to go live with JHU Press journals in 1995. Journals from other publishers were first incorporated in 2000, with additional university press and scholarly society publishers joining in each subsequent year.

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Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

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Description

This database was formerly known as Index to Theses, it is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts, accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Coverage

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Business
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Health & Medicine
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: History
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Literature & Language
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Science & Technology
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: The Arts

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

Scopus *

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Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

Shakespeare on Film, Television and Radio

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Description

The database delivers an authoritative online database of Shakespeare-related content in film, television, radio and video recordings, international in scope and dating from 1890 to the present day.

Coverage

1890-present

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

The Times Digital Archive

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Description

The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online.
By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.

Coverage

Coverage from 1785 to 2010

Publisher

Thomson/Gale

 

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

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Description

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 is a complete online facsimile edition of every issue of one of the most comprehensive literary publications of the 20th century. Founded in 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has been known over the past 100 years for its fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate, making this digital archive an essential resource for anyone studying, or supporting the study of, modern literature, humanities and culture.
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Coverage

1902 to 2009.

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Publisher

Cengage

 

 

 

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