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Electronic databases - title list M: 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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The Mail on Sunday 1993 -
See Daily Mail.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
MAIS (Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies) Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies (MAIS), produced by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Library, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts a wide range of media from published and unpublished material on all aspects of Australian immigration and multicultural issues from 1988 onwards. Source documents include books, book chapters, journal articles, selected newspaper articles, government documents, conference papers, research reports, theses and multimedia.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Major Authors Major authors on CD-ROM: The Brontes, Johnson and Boswell, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
CD-ROM resource
Management & Business Studies Portal Subject-focused website by the British Library bringing together the latest UK management research with practical business and management content from our vast print and digital collections. Includes downloadable research reports, consulting reports, market research, thinkpieces, and exclusive articles written by external experts.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Manchester Evening News 2001 - Full text of articles from the Manchester Evening News, regional evening newspaper published in Manchester.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Manuale Tipografico Manuale Tipografico by Giambattista Bodoni printed in Parma, 1818. Bridwell Library copy.
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
Mapa Militar Digital de Espana Excellent 1:200,000 topographic mapping of Spain, with Digital Terrain Model (DTM) allowing for 3D visualisations of the landscape.
NB: CD-ROM 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
Mapamondi: Une carte du monde au XIVe siècle Digital reproduction of the 1375 catalan atlas held in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
NB: CD-ROM 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
MapHist 1994 - 1999 Indexed hard copy on CD-ROM of the Map History discussion list, including the Discovery and Maptrade lists.
NB: CD-ROM 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
MAPS (Archive)
Full text of all Market Assessment reports. [1991 - 2000]
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk.

CD-ROM resource

Maps of India Electronic atlas of India with maps of regional boundaries, transport, industry, cities, and many other themes.
NB: CD-ROM 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
Maps in the Atlases of the British Library (index) The electronic index to accompany Maps in the atlases of the British Library: a descriptive catalogue c. AD 850-1800 by Rodney Shirley. (There is no conventional printed index in the book).
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
MarciveWeb Docs Index to United States Federal Government publications from 1976 to the present.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Mass Culture and Entertainment in Russia This series comprises collections of rare, and often unique, materials that offer an insight into the dynamics of cultural and daily life in imperial and Soviet Russia. The series is organized along six thematic lines that together cover the full spectrum of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian culture, ranging from the penny press and high-brow art journals in pre-Revolutionary Russia, to children's magazines and publications on constructivist design in the early Soviet Union.
The British Library subscribes to twelve collections from this series.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Mass Media in Russia, 1908-1918 This unique collection contains complete runs of kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated Russian newspapers in the beginning of the 20th century. They document political and social developments in Russia from 1908 to 1918 and are a mirror of the colorful social and cultural life of the Russian capitals. This collection gives access to a rare source practically unavailable in Western libraries.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.
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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Maternity and Infant Care A bibliographic database containing abstracts to journal articles on topics such as the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, neonatal care, and the first year of an infant's life.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Medical Register An up-to-date register of qualified doctors in the UK.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Medieval Family Life Includes full colour images of the original medieval manuscripts and full text searchable transcripts from the printed editions, where available. The original images and the transcriptions can be viewed side by side.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Medieval Travel Writing This project provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy. The core of the material is a magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. The manuscripts are sourced from the British Library; Bodleian Library; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Cambridge University Library; Trinity College, Cambridge; Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen; the Beinecke Library at Yale University, Trinity College, Dublin and about 15 other Libraries and Archives to make a truly international collection.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desk.
MEDLINE
1950 to present
Covers journal articles on all aspects of medicine, including dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary Available on the Encyclopaedia Britannica site.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Metadex
1966 to present
A comprehensive source for information on metals and alloys: their properties, manufacturing, applications, and development.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

Micrographia Micrographia by Robert Hooke printed in London, 1665. Warnock Library copy.
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
Middle English Compendium Designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian and African Studies or Humanities Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource
Millennium Earth Images 1000 views of the Earth. Accompanies the Dorling Kindersley World Atlas Millennium Edition on open shelves at Maps Ref.E.5.(World).(29)
NB: CD-ROM 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
Mintel Full-text access to Mintel's Horizons UK series which covers an extensive range of consumer and lifestyle markets in the United Kingdom. Printing is not permitted from this database.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
MLA International Bibliography MLA provides bibliographic information on published scholarly documents in a range of subjects including literature, modern languages, linguistics, and folklore. 1926-.
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

A Monograph of the Testudinata A Monograph of the Testudinata by Thomas Bell published in London, 1832-36. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia copy.
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
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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies Multicultural Australia and Immigration Studies (MAIS), produced by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Library, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts a wide range of media from published and unpublished material on all aspects of Australian immigration and multicultural issues from 1988 onwards. Source documents include books, book chapters, journal articles, selected newspaper articles, government documents, conference papers, research reports, theses and multimedia.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
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.
(NB: Click Reload button if "Data missing" screen appears on reading room terminals.)
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Music Publishers' Association Catalogue Directory of music in print in the UK (December 2007).
NB: CD-ROM available from the Music Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Music Enquiry Desk.
Online resource