Databases: media and culture

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19th Century British Library Newspapers

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Description

Provides access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers.

Coverage

It includes 48 titles which reflect the social and political developments of the time.

Publisher

Cengage (Gale)

 

 

19th Century British Pamphlets Collection 

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Description

The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collection is a digital collection of more than 20,000 significant pamphlets compiled from seven UK research libraries.

Coverage

They cover key political, social, technological and environmental issues of their day.

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Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

BFI InView

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Description

BFI InView is a moving image collection of over 2,000 non-fiction and television titles from the 20th Century and early 21st Century.

Search tips available within site.

Coverage

Over 2,000 non-fiction and television titles from the 20th Century to the early 21st Century.

Publisher

British Film Institute (with JISC Funding)

 

 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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  • Due to copyright restrictions, you need to be physically located in the United Kingdom to use Box of Broadcasts.
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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 Cartoon Archive

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Description

The British Cartoon Archive contains more than 125,000 cartoons, fully-catalogued, searchable, and available to view online. The Giles Collection comprises 15,000 cartoon images, with some 5,000 pages of related paperwork, covering British political and social history. This part of the Archive is available to use free of charge for educational purposes.

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Publisher

University of Kent

 

 

 

British Humanities Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database 
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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.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

Business Source Premier *

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  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
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Description

Covers UK and international business, management and economics issues across a range of sectors including construction, IT, education, and health. Provides full-text journal articles; market, company & industry sector reports; and country intelligence.

Coverage

Please note that the 500 most popular Harvard Business Review articles are available as read-only, ie cannot be downloaded or printed

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

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

 

 

CCO: Philosophy, Religion and Cultural Studies

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Description

Cambridge Companions Online is the electronic version of the Cambridge Companions book series, and provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion, and cultural studies.

The philosophy, religion and culture sub collection includes essays which are intended to serve as reference works for an interdisciplinary audience of students and non-specialists.
Addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism, this online collection contains over 1,000 downloadable essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to philosophy, religion and culture.

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

 

 

 

Communication & Mass Media Complete *

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Description

Communication and Mass Media Complete is a database covering journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Content includes over 800 journals (500 of which are available full text).

Coverage

1915 - present

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

FIAF Film International Index to Film Periodicals Database

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Description

Includes several databases: Film Index International, International Index to Film, International Index to TV Periodicals, Treasures from the Film Archives, International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections, Bibliography of FIAF Members Publications.

Coverage

Indexes film details and criticism from the 1940s to present. This database also includes full text for a number of journal titles.

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Publisher

ProQuest Information and Learning Company.

 

 

 

Independent Local Radio

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Description

Audio files from four archives of Independent Local Radio from 1973 to 1996:

  • the Independent Radio Sharing Archive (1973-1990) brings together materials originally created as the Independent Local Radio (ILR) Sharing Scheme for which those working in features, drama, music and news departments of commercial radio could offer their work to be used throughout the UK
  • LBC/Independent Radio News Archive (4,000 hours of content from the collections of the London Broadcasting Company/ Independent Radio News Archive, from its beginnings in 1973 up to 1995)
  • ILR South (1300 programmes deposited by independent local radio stations in Dorset, Hampshrie and Berkshire area)
  • Radio Research Database (this resource aims to carry a record of all current radio-centred research in the UK).

Coverage

1973-1996

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

Index to Theses

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

 

 

John Johnson Collection

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Description

A digitised document collection of more than 65,000 printed items of ephemera from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes theatrical and non-theatrical posters and fliers, popular prints, crime broadsheets and advertisements.

Coverage

Eighteenth century to early twentieth century.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Mass Observation Online *

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Description

The Mass Observation Online archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s) which involved the scientific observation of public attitudes and opinions. This online resource contains primary material  in the form of file reports and topic collections as well as photographs and interactive maps.

Coverage

1937 - 1967

Publisher

Adam Matthews

 

 

 

MediaPlus

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Description

MediaPlus is the "definitive academic video, image and sound resource", enabling you to search one interface for audio, moving and still images from a number of collections. The material includes video, image and sound from Film and Sound Online, NewsFilm Online and Digital Images for Education, as well as linking out to various other restricted and unrestricted resources.

This resource is for education use only.

Coverage

Early twentieth century to present day.

Publisher

Alexander Street Press

 

 

MLA International Bibliography

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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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

 

 

News on Screen

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Description

Database of 180,000 cinemagazine & newsreel stories linked to production documents & films.

Coverage

1910-83.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

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 History of Western Music

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Description

The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. It includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition with sophisticated search and browse functionality designed to maximize the dynamic possibilities of online reading and research.

Guide

Online Tour

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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  • This database provides thesis citations and abstracts, not full text. Full text might be available through the British Library Ethos service, or via inter-library loan
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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

 

 

Taylor and Francis *

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Description

Provides access to over 2500 full-text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.

Coverage

1997 onwards. 

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

This Week programmes from 1956 - 1992

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Description

This database provides programme information about This Week, the first ITV current affairs series, which ran from January 1956 to December 1992. It includes data on programmes made between 1978-1986, when the series was renamed TVEye. The database gives an in-depth view of the programmes in the series, including information about its personnel; information on its content, on the technology with which it was produced, and on its style. It also includes information about the documentation which supports each programme, with notes on whether it is available to researchers and where it can be found.

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Coverage

1956-1992.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) 

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Description

TRILT is an online database describing: UK television and radio programmes, including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations); all national and many local radio stations.

Coverage

Listings for more than 300 TV and radio channels with data from 1995 onwards.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) *

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You can search the database in three ways:

  • Use the link above to search this database only - search results will include the full text (where possible) and citations (ie a work's title and abstract, not the full text) 
  • Use the library search to search for full text from this and many other databases
  • Use the library search (full text and citations) to search for full text and citations from this and many other databases

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Description

A single search resource covering a number of citation indices, of particular use to researchers looking for journal impact factors and details of how an article has been cited in other publications.

Coverage

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)  
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) 
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Journal Citation Reports (1997-2010)

Publisher

Thomson Scientific.

 

 

Zetoc

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Description

The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With almost 15 million article and conference records, the database covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance.

Coverage

Updated daily. An index that contains references only, not full text. Information provided is minimal and abstracts are not included. To check whether an item is available (in either printed or electronic format) search the library catalogue. Coverage: From 1993. Subject areas: Multidisciplinary.

Guides

  • FAQs and help available from within the site.

Publisher

Mimas at the University of Manchester on behalf of the British Library.

 

 

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