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Electronic databases - title list N: 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

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National Burial Index for England and Wales. 3rd ed, 2010 Database of burial entries recorded in parish, nonconformist, Roman Catholic, Quaker and cemetery registers covering 1538-2008. Coverage is incomplete, but over 18.4m records are indexed.
CD-ROM available from the Social Sciences Reading Room enquiry desk.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
National Central Library of Taiwan
1993-
The National Central Library (NCL) is the sole national library of Taiwan . The library's mission is to acquire, catalog, and preserve national publications and to make these resources available to government agencies, private organizations, researchers, and the general public to advance national learning and cultural preservation.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
National Democratic Institute The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a non-profit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. Calling on a global network of volunteer experts, NDI provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices and institutions. NDI works with democrats in every region of the world to build political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and to promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. NDI publishes reports on developments in political processes in countries all over the world including Indonesia.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
National Electronic Library for Health See NHS Evidence. Online resource
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
On 1 April 2005 NICE joined with the Health Development Agency to become the new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (also known as NICE).
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
National Palace Museum (NPM) Photo images and related description articles of all the collections exhibited in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Nature Publishing Group Publishes journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine. Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and more high impact research and reviews than any science publisher. Over 30 journals are published in association with prestigious academic societies. Online resource
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.
NB: Only available on the SoundServer terminals in the Humanities 2 Reading Room. 
For help with this resource: See staff at the Humanities 2 Reference Enquiries Desk.
Online resource
The New Hollstein Dutch and Flemish Etchings. Part: The Van Doetcum Family 1554 -1606 1053 high resolution images of maps, views, engravings and woodcuts produced by the Van Doetcum Family. An excellent digital collection of images with a searchable database and information on each image.
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
New Statesman
1996 - present
Full text articles of Britain's premier radical weekly by the best writers on the left and center of the political spectrum, science and the environment, arts in society, fiction, poetry and book reviews.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
The New Testament. 'Wycliffe Manuscript'. The New Testament. 'Wycliffe Manuscript' printed in England, 1400-50. Bridwell Library.
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
New York Daily Tribune Index
1875 - 1906
Included in 19th Century Masterfile.

A subject index to the daily US paper.

A printed version for the years 1875 to 1881 is available on the reference shelves of the Newspaper Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

The New York Times (1851-2006)
Offers full facsimile page and article images with word searchable text back to the first issue of the New York Times (1851-2006). Part of Pro Quest Historical Newspapers.
New York Times Index 1863 - 1905 Included in 19th Century Masterfile.

A subject index to the daily US newspaper.

A printed version of the index from Sept 1851 onwards is available on the reference shelves of the Newspaper Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

New Zealand and Polynesian records in the USPG archive Records from the 19th and 20th century, showing the activities of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and the development of the diocesan structure in New Zealand.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
The News (Portsmouth)
20 Sept 2004-
Full text of articles from the Portsmouth Evening News, the regional evening paper published in Portsmouth.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

News of the World 1996 - Full text of articles from the News of the World, the UK national Sunday tabloid newspaper published in London. Highest circulation of any newspaper in the UK.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
NewsBank: Access World News Contains full-text newspaper and periodical articles, wire services, magazines, and more, from Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, the US and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Pacific Rim, Central & South America, the Middle East and other countries.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
News Letter (Belfast) Full text of articles from the News Letter, the Northern Irish regional daily newspaper published in Belfast.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Newspaper Abstracts 1988 - A complete business and general reference resource. Indexes and abstracts more than 25 US and regional newspapers, including: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science, Monitor and USA Today.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
NewspaperSG (The National Library of Singapore) An online resource of digitised historic newspapers from Singapore and Malaya. Site allows you to search the digital archive of papers published between 1831 and 1989 and includes The Straits Times 1845-1989. You can also find information about the National Library of Singapore’s microfilmed newspapers. All images are watermarked and the image quality is variable. British Library Newspapers (Colindale) holds most of the digitised titles on microfilm.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
NHS Direct Online NHS Direct Online provides high quality health information and advice for the people of England.
See also:
NHS Direct Wales
NHS24 (Scotland)
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Nineteenth Century The catalogue of a thirty year publishing programme which reproduces on microfiche a significant proportion of English language works first published between 1801 - 1900, mostly drawn from the collections of the British Library.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
The Nineteenth Century Serials Edition (ncse) The Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (ncse) is a free, online edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers. ncse includes full runs of the first five titles, and a decade only of the Publishers' Circular. Titles are represented as completely as possible, including multiple editions, advertisements, wrappers, and supplements where these could be found. Titles are:
Monthly Repository (1806-1837) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Northern Star (1838-1852), Leader (1850-1860), English Woman's Journal (1858-1864), Tomahawk (1867-1870), and Publishers' Circular (1880-1890). All six journals are segmented to article level, and can be downloaded freely.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) British books printed between 1801 and 1919. This includes all books published in Britain, its colonies, and the USA, as well as all books in English and all translations from English. A number of major library catalogues have been used, including: The Bodleian pre-1920 catalogue, the main catalogue of Cambridge University Library, Trinity College Dublin Library, National Library of Scotland, Harvard University's union catalogue, The Library of Congress MARC and PRE-MARC files and the British Library's General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Nipponalia Books on Japan in European Languages in the library of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
NLM gateway Allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
North American 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.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Northampton Chronicle and Echo
5 Oct 2004-
Full text of articles from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, the regional evening paper published in Northampton.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

The Northern Echo (Darlington)
1999 onwards available in NewsBank
Full text of the regional daily newspaper (published in Darlington, Co. Durham).
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Northern Ireland: a Divided Community, 1921-1972: Cabinet Papers of the Stormont Administration The Stormont Administration ran Northern Ireland as a province of the UK from 1921-72. This digital resource offers full-text searching of facsimile images of the complete record of Stormont from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, along with new interpretative essays and resources. "CAB 4" represents a unique record of "how government actually works" through turbulent and often violent times.
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.

Online resource

Nottingham Post
13 Nov 2002-
Full text of articles from the Nottingham Evening Post, the regional evening paper published in Nottingham.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Le Nouveau Quotidien Provides access to word searchable facsimiles of the complete collection of Le Nouveau Quotidien, the Swiss daily paper, from 1991 to 1998.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
NTIS
(Available through Engineering Village)
1983 to present
National Technical Information Service. Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS Database can be used for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource