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Electronic databases - title list L: Available in the Library's Reading Rooms

The electronic databases available in the British Library's London Reading Rooms cover business and intellectual property, the humanities (including rare books and music), manuscripts, maps, science, social science and official publications, newspapers and our Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections.

Owing to licensing restrictions, these resources can only be accessed from British Library workstations within our Reading Rooms and Business & IP Centre.

Except where indicated, titles are available in all the Library's London Reading Rooms.

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Title Brief Description

Format

Lancaster Guardian
2 Sept 2004-
Full text of articles from the Lancaster Guardian, the regional daily paper published in Lancaster.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922 Part of Readex's World Newspaper Archive, this database provides access to more than 35 fully searchable Latin American newspapers including key titles from Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Peru.
Remote access is available for registered Reader Pass holders.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Latvijas CD Atlas Interactive atlas of Latvia.
NB: Only available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.

CD-ROM resource

Legal Journal Index Please see Westlaw UK.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Leicester Mercury
6 Oct 1999 -
Full text of articles from the Leicester Mercury, regional daily newspaper published in Leicester.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Lexis Library Extensive online law library focussing on law in the UK. In addition to legislation, law reports, associated updating functions, selected journals and legal news sources, Lexis provides many long standing and leading sources of practical legal commentary, forms and precedents and regulatory materials. The service enables easy access to many systematically updated general encyclopaedias, and specialised works whose multi volume and loose leaf printed equivalents are often hard to access at the British Library. Training resources are available online at LexisNexis Academy.
For help with this resource please see staff at the Social Sciences Reference desk.
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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

CD-ROM resource

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Library Literature & Information Science 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 from 1905-1983.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Liebert Online Online journals published by Mary Ann Liebert, mainly covering science, technology and medicine. Online resource
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-
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

LISA The Web version of Library and Information Science Abstracts. It indexes and abstracts English and international journals on the subject of librarianship and information science. 1969-.
For further information, please see the vendor description for this resource.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991 Complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Listener, the BBC periodical, established by the BBC in 1929, as the medium for reproducing radio, and later, television programmes in print.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Der literarische Expressionismus Online The full text, including illustrations, of 151 digitised German expressionist periodicals from the early 20th century, with a wide range of search options. The search interface is available in German or English.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
The Literary Encyclopedia The Literary Encyclopedia provides an evolving cultural reference work being developed collectively by scholars around the world. It comprises over 14 million words in nearly 7000 peer-reviewed reference essays written by over 2800 scholars, and covers works originally written in English, as well as German, Russian, French, Italian and classical literatures, with growing coverage of Hispanic, postcolonial and other world literatures.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Literature Online A fully searchable library of more than 200,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, secondary sources and web links.
For further information, please see the vendor description for this resource.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Literature Resource Center Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Literaturnaia gazeta Established on April 22, 1929, Literaturnaia gazeta focused on literary and intellectual life. It Soviet Russia's pre-eminent authors, poets, and cultural figures a particular podium for commentary, affording perhaps fewer restrictions than might be possible in other publications. Literaturnaia gazeta was considered the most open among newspapers of the Soviet era, and it remains popular among the intelligentsia in today's Russia.
Publication of Literaturnaia gazeta was completely suspended in 1942 and 1943, and no issues were produced. In 1944, only 8 issues were published. The lack of database content for this period is not a gap, but reflects the publication schedule during these challenging years.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Liverpool Echo 2002 - Full text of articles from the Liverpool Echo, regional evening newspaper published in Liverpool.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Living and working in Seventeenth Century England Living and working in Seventeenth Century England: an encyclopedia of drawings and descriptions from Randle Holme's original manuscripts for the 'Academy of Armory' published in, 1688. (2000).
NB: CD-ROM available from the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk.
CD-ROM resource
Local Data Online Retail location data and insight for 2,700 UK locations, 450 business types and thousands of companies. Includes market analysis, profiling and risk analysis for high streets, town centres, shopping centres, retail parks and out of town stores.
NB: Ask the staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk to log you in.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desks.
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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Maps Reference Enquiry desks.
Los Angeles Times
1 Jan 1985 -
Full text of articles from the US daily paper published in Los Angeles.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Lugt's Répertoire online The Lugt database has been included in Art Sales Catalogues Online; select the 'Search catalogue' link on the left-hand menu. The Répertoire des Catalogues de Ventes Publiques by Frits Lugt lists more than 100,000 art sales catalogues from libraries in Europe and the USA and covers the period 1600 to 1925. Search options include date, place of sale, provenance, auction house, content and library locations.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource