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American studies Hispanic studies
Anthropology and ethnography History
Architecture Islamic studies
Archives Italian studies
Art and Design Jewish studies
Audiovisual resources Language and linguistics
Australian studies
Librarianship and information science
Belgian studies Music and recorded sound
Biography National bibliographies / Books in print
Catalogues and general bibliographies New Zealand studies
Church history and theology Performing arts
Classical studies Periodical indexes
Dictionaries Philosophy
Dissertations and research Psychology
Document Supply Rare books
Dutch studies Religious studies
Encyclopaedias Scandinavian studies
English literature Short title catalogues
Film Slavonic and East European studies
French studies Social sciences
Full text databases Women's studies
German studies Other electronic resources

Hispanic studies

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Bibliografía de la Literatura Española desde 1980 - A resource for scholars of Spanish literature comprising a comprehensive bibliography of all related documentation published in any language. 1980-.
Chicano Database Identifies, in one place, all types of material about Chicanos and provides uniform subject access. Incorporates the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, a comprehensive resource covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature. Also includes (1992 to the present) the broader Latino experience of Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. Coverage is mainly from the 1960s to the present, with selective coverage back to the early 1900s.
Handbook of Latin American Studies A bibliography evaluating books, book chapters, articles, and conference proceedings published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Produced by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the online records correspond to the printed Handbook of Latin American Studies. The database is multilingual and multidisciplinary, covering the fields of anthropology -- including archaeology and genealogy; art; economics; electronic resources; geography; government and politics; international relations; literature; music; philosophy; and sociology.
HAPI Online Online version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Indexes more than 500 key social science and humanities journals containing information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Coverage dates from 1970 onwards and includes articles, book reviews and original literary works. Many of the citations are linked to full text.
Spanish Bibliography 15th Century - Lists over 1 million items in Spanish from the collections of over 200 leading North American libraries. The bibliography includes titles from classical and modern literature, scholarly publications, conference proceedings, legal publications, reference books, and periodicals.

History

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African Blue Books, 1821-1953 The Blue Books provide an annual statistical record of activity and life in the colonies and protectorates of the British Empire. The volumes provide detailed records of income and expenditure, population estimates, and provide insight into local and colonial policy and administration. Online resource
Akten des Kaiserlichen Reichshofrats 1486 to 1766 An online edition of the documents of the Reichshofrat ('Aulic Council') of the Holy Roman Empire.
NB: Content and interface are in German only. Please ask at reference enquiries for login details.
America: History and Life Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Article abstracts and bibliographical citations of books and dissertations. Indexing, which originally covered publications from 1964 onwards, is being extended retrospectively to the late 19th century. Click here to search America: History and Life alongside Historical Abstracts.
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature Provides selective and critical analysis of new historical books, journals and journal articles. Full text coverage extends from 1997 to 2010.
Bibliography of British and Irish History Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, from 55 B.C. to the present. Successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries Includes more than 100,000 pages of primary materials spanning more than 300 years, from the 16th century onwards; also includes biographical information and a bibliography of sources.
British History Online British 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. Key content includes: the Victoria County History of the Counties of England, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, English Heritage's Survey of London, Office Holders in Modern Britain, historic maps from the Ordnance Survey and multiple series of the Calendars of State Papers.
British Online Archives Digitised papers and finding aids from more than 25 collections. Subjects include British industrial, scientific, social, political and ecclesiastical history. There are also collections relating to the slave trade and Britain's colonial history.
British records on the Atlantic World, 1700- 1900 Included as part of British Online Archives, this 11 part series documents the colonial, missionary and commercial history of British activities in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Many of the collections provide original documents on Britain's role in the slave trade.
The British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files Publications from the BUF, newspaper reports, and declassified Home Office and Security Service files on Sir Oswald Mosley and other members of the BUF. The collection mainly documents the imprisonment of Mosley, and government investigations into leading British fascists during the Second World War.
The Cecil Papers The Cecil Papers are a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612). These two men dominated the administration of government during the reign of Elizabeth I. The database offers full-colour images digitised directly from the original Cecil Papers manuscripts at Hatfield House Archives and a digitised version of the Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Salisbury.
Chamberlain Papers Papers of major C.19 and C.20 political figures Joseph, Austen and Neville Chamberlain accessed via Cengage’s Archives Unbound platform. This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
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Chatham House Online Archive, 1920-2008 Enables users to explore research, expert analysis and commentary from the eminent think tank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Includes unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts offering valuable insight into the thoughts of key figures.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
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Churchill Archive Over 800,000 pages of digitised primary source material, including Churchill's papers (owned by the Churchill estate) - correspondence, speeches, and official documents - as well as ancillary and secondary materials related to the career of Churchill.
Communist Party of Great Britain archives The archive includes records from the Executive Committee, National Congresses, the Industrial Department. The collection also has the papers of General Secretaries Harry Pollitt and John Gollan.
Credo Reference Credo Reference is an online reference library that provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.
Dissertations read to the Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh Over 200 volumes of hand-written dissertations, presented between 1751 and 1899. The dissertations provide a rich source for the history of medical education and of the development of medical science.
Ecclesiastical, court and land records in the Manchester Cathedral Archives Digitised parish registers, records of charitable activity, estate records and manor court books, covering the 18th and 19th centuries. These document land use and population change in Manchester during the Industrial Revolution.
Empire Online Full digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript materials relevant to the history of the British Empire. The project is being published in five sections between 2003 and 2007 offering c60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field. The sections cover Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (2003); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (2003/4); The Visible Empire (2004/5); Religion and Empire (2005/6); and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969 (2006/7).
Ephraim Deinard The Hebrew publications of Ephraim Deinard comprise a trove of historical and bibliographic material relating to Russian, Palestinian, and American Jewish history, Crimean and Karaite studies, anti-Hasidic polemic, modern Hebrew literature, and antiquarian Hebrew booklore. Scattered in libraries around the world, these works – some of which are excessively rare – are all made accessible in this unique collection.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 This catalogue of printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 is based on European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750, an authoritative bibliography and union list. Created by EBSCO Publishing in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, the database contains over 32,000 entries. Online resource
Europeana Containing content contributed by a range of leading cultural institutions (including the British Library), Europeana is Europe's digital library, archive and museum. Europeana features images, texts, sounds and videos. Online resource
La France pendant la guerre 1939-1945: Resistance et journaux de Vichy (Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945: Clandestine Resistance and Vichy) La France pendant la guerre 1939-1945: Resistance et journaux de Vichy (Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945: Clandestine Resistance and Vichy): Providing perspectives from both the Vichy government and the resistance movement, this unique collection constitutes the sum of the French press that actually reached Britain during the Occupation of 1940-44. It is the record of what was known by the British about the hearts and minds of the French people at the most dramatic period of their shared history.
Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange 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.
The Grand Tour Accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlighting the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature & philosophy. Includes written accounts & visual representations of street life.
Historical Abstracts Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). Article abstracts and bibliographical citations of books and dissertations. Indexing, which originally covered publications from 1954 onwards, is being extended retrospectively to the late 19th century. Click here to search Historical Abstracts alongside America: History and Life.
History of Parliament The history of parliament from 1386-1832. Includes introductory essays, biographical entries for members of parliament and illustrations. Online resource
History Study Centre A collection of primary and secondary resources on global history from all eras. Content includes reference books, essays, journal articles, images video clips and a number of other format types. Online resource
Hitler. Quellen 1924-45 The searchable full text of the Institute of Contemporary History (IFZ) edition Hitler – Speeches, Writings, Proclamations (1925–33) plus over 1,700 documents and commentary from the 1965 Max Domarus edition covering the years 1932–1945 and documentation of Hitler’s trial for high treason in 1924. Online resource
The Indian papers of Colonel Clive and Brigadier-General Carnac, 1752-1774 The correspondence provides an insight into contemporary European and Indian views on political and military events surrounding the establishment of Britain's Indian empire in the mid-18th century.
International Medieval Bibliography A bibliography of published literature relating to the European Middle Ages (c450-1500). Besides monographs, the work indexes over 4,000 periodicals published in Europe, the Americas and the Pacific. 1967-
Iter Bibliography Covers all literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for journal articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies are included. Also included are citations for monographs, and material published in monographs and collections of essays.
Journaux de la Revolution de 1848 (Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848) Journaux de la Revolution de 1848 (Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848): The revolution of 1848 caused the final collapse of monarchy in France, and in the power vacuum that followed a range of competing voices sought to control the future direction of the country. The social and political upheavals of this period are richly detailed in this unique collection of newspapers and periodicals - an essential resource for understanding modern European history.
Keesing's online Digest of political, social and economic events for all countries of the world from 1931.
London Low Life 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.
Mass Observation Online Surveys, interview notes, diaries, reports and photographs that describe in detail aspects of British life in the 1940s and 1950s. Topics covered include attitudes to war, the role of the United Nations, youth crime, radio listening, famous people, and household budgeting.
National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933-1945 A fully searchable collection of primary sources on the National Socialist state and the NSDAP, Nazi ideology and propaganda, justice and legislation, resistance and persecution, and annihilation and expulsion under National Socialism. Includes speeches, reports, administrative files, the diaries of Joesph Goebbels, the card index of the Nuremberg war crimes trials, and the Daily Reports of the Gestapo Headquarters in Vienna from 1938-1945. Online resource
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Digitised primary source material related to 19th century political and social history.  Collections accessible:  British Politics & Society , containing materials related to political and social history of Britain, British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture and Asia and the West : Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, containing materials related to US and UK foreign policy and missionary activities in Asia.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries Includes more than 150,000 pages of primary materials spanning more than 300 years, from Colonial times to 1950; also includes biographies and a bibliography of sources.
Oxford Reference Online (Premium Collection) Over 100 specialist and general reference dictionaries covering a wide range of subjects. Includes the Dictionary of British history, the Dictionary of world history and a number of other works.
Parliament Rolls of Medieval England 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. This new edition reproduces the rolls edited in RP in their entirety, plus those subsequently published by Cole, Maitland, and Richardson and Sayles as well as a substantial amount of material never previously published, together with a full translation of all the texts from the three languages used by the medieval clerks (Latin, Anglo-Norman and Middle English). It also includes an introduction to every parliament known to have been held by an English king (or in his name) between 1275 and 1504, whether or not the roll for that parliament survives. Where appropriate, appendices of supplementary material are also provided, including information about the parliament in question derived from sources other than the roll. Much of this supplementary material consists of petitions to parliament.
Parliamentary Labour Party papers, 1968/69-1993/94 Minutes of Parliamentary party and Shadow Cabinet meetings, covering the period from the end of the Wilson government to the death of John Smith, and events just before the election of Tony Blair as party leader.
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 Digital facsimiles of printed and manuscript materials relevant to trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. Materials relating to slavery today, desegregation and social justice are included. The facsimile documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field.
State Papers Online. Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic A collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth century – when the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch. The papers feature the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering. Offers the ability to cross search the Calendars and access the documents directly from their individual Calendar entries. By overcoming the difficulty of matching an individual Calendar entry to the original facsimile document, State Papers Online, 1509–1714 marks a huge advance for historians in all disciplines, both as a research tool and as a teaching resource.
State Papers Online. Part II, The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign The office archives & correspondence of secretaries of state relating to foreign affairs from 1509-1714 as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions).
State Papers Online. Part III. The Stuarts and Commonwealth, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic Documenting one of the most compelling and turbulent eras in Britain’s social, political and religious history, the era’s internal struggles come to life through a wealth of primary source documents including royal and diplomatic correspondence, reports and parliamentary drafts from civil servants and provincial administrators. Online resource
State Papers Online. Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland; and Registers of the Privy Council Contains volumes of State Papers from, to and about all the countries of Europe. Charts international affairs through the 17th century – one of the most turbulent periods of transition and unrest in British and European history. All the great international themes of the 17th century play out in document after document: marriage alliances, revolutions, wars and treaties, trade and commerce and, crucially, religion. Online resource
State Papers Online 18th Century, 1714-1782, Part 1: State papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council Covering the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), the series provides unparalleled access to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind the scenes, day to day running of government during the eighteenth century. This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room. Online resource
Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War
1914-1919
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. Online resource
War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: The Great War Diaries from officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates serving in the First World War. Also included are diaries made by prisoners of war and those in non-combat roles. Online resource

Islamic studies

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Encyclopaedia of Islam The online Encyclopaedia of Islam incorporates the entire text of volumes I to XI and Supplement (Volume XII) of the printed edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Additional search facilities and the Supplement enable the user to efficiently search and combine data from a vast corpus of over 12,000 printed pages.
Index Islamicus Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. The publications recorded are (journal) articles, books and reviews. All essays and papers contained in multi-author volumes are recorded, classified and indexed separately. About 2500 periodicals are surveyed, including general history, social science, history of science and arts titles as well as specialist area- and subject-based ones. Some relevant articles and reviews published electronically are also recorded.
Middle East Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists Fully digitised Arabic manuscripts from Leiden University Library’s world famous collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts. This core collection was brought together by the Leiden Orientalists Joseph Justus Scaliger and Jacobus Golius. Included in the Scaliger collection are a dozen manuscripts that belonged to Franciscus Raphelengius. These collections consist of extremely rare, sometimes unique, manuscripts. There are 267 Arabic manuscripts in 303 volumes, amounting to 109,517 pages, in full-colour images. Online resource

Italian studies

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Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana Contains descriptions of over 450,000 publications written or produced in Italy from 1958 to the present and deposited under copyright at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze. Records contain shelfmarks for the B.N.C. di Firenze.
Italian Academies The Italian Academies themed collection provides a detailed searchable database for locating printed material relating to the Italian learned Academies active in Bologna, Naples, Padua and Siena in the period 1530-1650 and now held in the collections of the British Library.
Italian Bibliography 15th Century - Lists over 600,000 items in Italian from the collections of over 200 leading North American libraries. The bibliography includes titles from classical and modern literature, scholarly publications, conference proceedings, legal publications, reference books, and periodicals.

Jewish studies

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Bibliography of the Hebrew Book Comprehensive interactive bibliography of all books printed in the Hebrew Language between 1470 and 1960. It includes over 100,000 titles and 12,000 authors.
Ephraim Deinard The Hebrew publications of Ephraim Deinard comprise a trove of historical and bibliographic material relating to Russian, Palestinian, and American Jewish history, Crimean and Karaite studies, anti-Hasidic polemic, modern Hebrew literature, and antiquarian Hebrew booklore. Scattered in libraries around the world, these works – some of which are excessively rare – are all made accessible in this unique collection.
Index to Jewish Periodicals A comprehensive index of references to articles, book reviews, essays, feature stories, and letters in English, published in more than 180 periodicals devoted to Jewish concerns. Most titles indexed are not found in the standard periodical literature guides.
Moses Maimonides, Unparalleled Editions Online
15th to 20th century
A selection of Moses Maimonides' works held in the British Library embracing virtually the entire spectrum of this famous Jewish sage's literary output. The sources presented here include the newly digitized original Unparalleled Editions collection of 290 microfiches containing 58 titles which are largely Hebrew printed editions dating from the 16th up to and including the 20th century, and examples of bilingual editions containing Hebrew and either Latin, Judeo-German, or French text. Added to the original collection are six incunabula also from the British Library, which expand and enhance access to Maimonides' life work. Online resource

Language and linguistics

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, and also various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. 1973-
MLA International Bibliography MLA provides bibliographic information on published scholarly documents in a range of subjects including literature, modern languages, linguistics, folklore. 1926-.
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Oxford Reference Online (Premium Collection) Over 100 specialist and general reference dictionaries covering a wide range of subjects from social sciences, business, sciences, language, the arts, and history.

Librarianship and information science

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ALISA (Australian Library & Information Science Abstracts) A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material from 1982 onwards, ALISA aims to cover comprehensively all current Australian literature on library and information services including the library workforce, education and training, information technology, networking, electronic publishing, telecommunications, records relating to Australian children's literature, and archives.
Emerald Provides access to over 130 management journals published by MCB University Press (including 20 on Library and Information Science), and the database contains over 25,000 articles from its archive back to 1989.
Libraries Directory Detailed information on national, university, special, and public libraries, and archives and record offices in the UK and Ireland. Information on contacts, departments, special collections, electronic resources and general information is given.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management. Coverage extends back to the mid-1960s.

Library Literature & Information Science with Full Text

Indexes articles and book reviews in key library and information science periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere from 1984. Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also included from 1994. Books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. This database can be searched in combination with Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective, which covers the period 1905-1983.
Library Literature and Information Science Retrospective 1905-1983 Indexes articles and book reviews published in key library and information science periodicals between 1905 and 1983. Coverage also includes full text content from 69 years of the Wilson Library Bulletin and indexing from Library Work (1905-1911). Books, book chapters and library school theses are also indexed. This database can be searched in combination with Library Literature and Information Science Full Text, which covers the period from 1984 onwards."
LISA

Abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages on the subject of librarianship and information science. Coverage from 1969.
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World of learning Information on over 30,000 universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, museums and art galleries, research institutes and international cultural, scientific and educational organizations, together with details of more than 200,000 staff and officials.

Music and recorded sound

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BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2001/2 All the handbooks, annual reports and accounts published by the British Broadcasting Corporation during the 20th century. Includes reviews of each year's public-service broadcasting, with detailed schedules, audience research, performance and objective tables.
BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950 Reports from the early years of the Research Department up to the launch of Britain's first national television channel. The reports cover reactions to specific programmes, and also broader surveys of attitudes to current events and social and cultural activity.
CPM Plus The catalogue of printed music in the British Library.
Credo Reference Credo Reference is an online reference library that provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books. Subjects covered include art, biography, history, literature, music, religion, and science and technology.
Dance in Video, Vols. I and II Dance in Video, Vols. I and II, contains 741 dance productions and documentaries featuring some of the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. This service includes 922 videos, equalling 657 hours.
NB: For access to these videos use any multimedia terminal in the Library's reading rooms.
Ethnographic Video Online: Vol I
Ethnographic Video Online: Vol II
Over 1500 ethnographic films fully digitised and semantically indexed with additional field notes and related articles, and synchronised, searchable transcripts running alongside each video. This worldwide collection charts the development of visual ethnographic documentation as well as the beginnings of documentary, including historic footage and contemporary material from renowned filmmakers and working anthropologists. It supports a wide range of disciplines (including anthropology, psychology, music, moving image, film studies, arts, human geography, economics, international and regional studies) and is a unique resource for researchers, programme makers and those interested in sound and moving image as a research medium. Online resource
Grove Music Online The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians online. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Opera.
Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series A database for finding individual pieces of music published in standard scholarly editions, such as 'Collected works'. The music included is published in sets and series and organized according to various criteria, e.g. by composer, by geographical area, or by time or style period.
International Bibliography of Printed Music, Music Manuscripts and Recordings An international register of music manuscripts, printed music, and recordings. Covers from the 15th Century to the end of the 20th Century. No limits on musical forms have been applied. Over 1.3 million records.
International Who's Who in Classical Music Details from this publication, which contains biographical information on classical musicians worldwide, are included in World Who's Who.
International Who's Who in Popular Music Details from this publication, which contains biographical information on key personalities in the popular music industry, are included in World Who's Who.
The Music Index Online Published since 1949, The Music Index: A Subject-Author Guide to Music Periodical Literature is compiled from over 670 international music periodicals offering the researcher access to a wealth of historiographic, ethnographic, and musicological data. Covers 1976-2006.
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Naxos Music Library (NML) Naxos Music Library (NML) offers not only practically all standard repertoire, but also an enormous range of specialist repertoire not available from other online sources. The recordings in Naxos Music Library include the complete catalogues of BIS, Chandos, CPO, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with more labels being added from time to time.
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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature A bibliography of world music, including Eastern and Western classical music, pop and folk music. Date coverage: 1969 to the present.
RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (1800-1950).
RISM RISM or the International Inventory of Musical Sources is a freely accessible online catalogue providing details of music manuscripts held by libraries and archives across the world. Its principal focus is material dating from before 1800.
This site is freely available on the internet.
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SearchMuze Accesses well over 615,000 available and deleted recordings held on the Muze MusicMaster, Video, Soundtracks and Spoken Word Databases.
Theatre in Video Contains more than 100 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, and more than 60 film documentaries, online in streaming video (250 hours+). This release contains 162 titles, representing many leading playwrights, actors and directors.