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Electronic resources in the Boston Spa Reading Room: Titles R-Z

Owing to licensing restrictions, subscribed resources can only be accessed from British Library workstations within our Reading Rooms. Freely available resources are indicated below.

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Name Brief Description
Reaxys Web-based chemistry database that offers extensive coverage of organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry information. Based on the combined content of CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry Databases.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Risk Abstracts
1990 to present
Provides a comprehensive source for interdisciplinary perspectives in this evolving field. Published in association with the Institute for Risk Research at the University of Waterloo, Risk Abstracts encompasses risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental, and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk. The journal includes occasional articles on topics of significant interest. The broad, multidisciplinary coverage of risk-related concerns ranges from public and environmental health to social issues and psychological aspects. Professionals involved in risk research studies, environmental science, engineering and design, or any type of industry will find in Risk Abstracts essential information that can help them identify, measure, evaluate, and manage risks of all kinds.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Russian Avant-garde Online This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940, and thus offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. This collection will appeal to literary historians and Slavists, as well as to book and art historians.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online The collection of theater periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater, and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. It is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in history, cultural studies, theater history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Science.Gov Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
SCOPUS
1966 to the present
Broad based coverage of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature drawn from over 14,000 peer-reviewed journals. Subject areas include Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Economics, General Science, Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
The Scotsman 1817 - 1950 Offers full facsimile page and article images with word searchable text back to the first issue of The Scotsman (1817-1950). Part of Pro Quest Historical Newspapers.
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Screen and Stage Online This unique collection of Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment (cabaret theater, circus) and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia consists of various types of material ranging from sophisticated journals to cheaply produced magazines published in the last three decades of the Tsarist regime.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Social Policy and Practice This is a bibliographic database covering social policy, social care, public health, housing, homelessness, community development and regeneration, crime, law and order, children, families and older people. Material is mainly from the UK with some references from the USA and Europe. The database is oriented towards applied research, policy and practice and so complements theoretical sources. References are from 1890 to date, with the majority being from the 1980s onwards.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Sociological Abstracts
1963 to present
Contains information from approximately 2500 journals in 30 different languages from about 55 countries. It covers sociology and related disciplines by including bibliographic citations and abstracts and enhanced dissertation citations from Dissertation Abstracts International.
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Southeast Asia in the Ming Reign Chronicles (14th-17th Centuries) Southeast Asia in the Ming Reign Chronicles (14th-17th Centuries): "An English-language translation of Ming shi-lu references to Southeast Asia by Geoff Wade, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore".
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935 The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Soviet Cinema Online: Periodicals and Newspapers, 1918-1942 The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian Film.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
SPORTDiscus
1830 to present
Contains information on sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, training techniques, coaching, physical education, physical fitness etc.
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SpringerLink For researchers in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, economics and much more.
NEW: Access over 2,000 scientific e-books from Springer's Biomedical and Life Sciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences collections via SpringerLink. Covers all English language e-Books, e-Book series and e-Reference works published between 2005-present.
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TED ( Tenders Electronic Daily) The TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) database provides free public access to the daily EU tenders in the Supplement to the EU Official Journal.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.

Thesaurus linguae Latinae

The Thesaurus linguae Latinae is the largest Latin dictionary in the world and the the first to cover all the Latin texts from the classical period to about 600 A.D. The database contains all the content that is currently available in print.
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Times Digital Archive A digital edition of The Times, covering 1785-1985.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
The Times of India 1838 - 2005 Offers full facsimile page and article images with word searchable text back to the first issue of The Times of India (1838-2005) Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Times Index 1906-1980 Over 12 million records for articles published in The Times, The Sunday Times, as well as many supplements. 1906-80.
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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2006 Provides access to every page of every copy of the Times Literary Supplement published from 1902 to 2006.
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TOXNET Toxicology Data Network.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
Vogue Archive Entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, including all text, graphics, ads, covers and fold-outs, indexed and in colour. Contents represent the work of designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries and are a primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history.
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War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: The Great War Part of British Online Archives: 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.
Remote access is available for registered Reader Pass holders.
Web of Knowledge (incorporating Web of Science and Web Citation Index) EncomPasses both multidisciplinary and specialized content, covering journals, books, proceedings, patents, chemical structures, evaluated Web content, grant funding, and preprints. This unique research environment also provides research tools to help you search, analyze, and manage information, as well as access a community of influential researchers.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900 An electronic index to the contents of 45 British periodicals, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. The database can be searched by keyword, contributor, pseudonym or periodical title. Links are provided to the full text of articles for selected titles in Periodicals Archive Online and the British Periodicals Collection. Additions to and corrections of the Wellesley Index can be found in the Curran Index.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Welsh Newspapers Online (Beta) Welsh Newspapers Online Beta is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales which currently lets you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 newspaper publications from years 1844 to 1910. It will grow to over 1 million pages as more publications are added during 2013.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Wesleyan-Methodist periodicals Part of British Online Archives: Reproductions of The Arminian magazine (1778-1797), The Methodist magazine (1798-1821) and The Wesleyan-Methodist magazine (1822-1897). The collection also includes the published minutes of Methodist conferences, and an index to the periodicals.
Remote access is available for registered Reader Pass holders.
World of Children - Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online Artek's Archive reflects the recreation camp's history between 1944 and 1967, containing government documents on Soviet social and health policies, administrative, medical and financial records, transcripts of meetings, materials on educational and ideological work carried out in the camp statistical reports, food rations and provision standards, letters from Soviet and foreign children, diaries etc.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online This impressive annual periodical, published during the period 1890-1915, offers an incredible wealth of exciting material concerning the late imperial stage in Russia. Its pages include repertoires, critical essays and reviews of theatrical performances, chronicles of metropolitan theater life, articles discussing a wide range of topics as well as information about the actors.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Zoological Records
1978 to present
Covers journal articles, books, conferences and reports on all aspects of zoology.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.