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Electronic databases - title list V: 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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Verdict Independent analysis of the UK and European retail industry. Sectors covered include clothing and footwear, food and drink, DIY, electricals, homewares and personal care.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business Information desk.
Online resource
Vestnik Evropy One of the first Russian literary and political journal. Together with literature and arts the journal enlightened its readers on problems of internal and foreign policy of Russia, history and political life of foreign countries. It became conservative since 1815.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Verfasserdatenbank Offers electronic access to the over 20,000 articles on authors of German literature from the reference works Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Deutscher Humanismus 1480-1520, Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1520-1620 and the Killy-Literaturlexikon, with regular quarterly updates.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Victorian Popular Culture: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment Consists of a wide range of primary source material dating from the 18 th century to the 1930's.  Features material on music halls, theatre (legitimate and illegitimate), pantomime, pleasure gardens, scientific institutions and visual delights such as magic lanterns shows and dioramas.
NB: The Library only has access to the Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment module of this resource.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Virginia Woolf This research tool for literary scholars presents the complete works of Virginia Woolf in a flexible and accessible format. Including variant editions, reading notebooks and typescript drafts, this disc supports an in-depth study of language, character refinement and plot development throughout Woolf's oeuvre.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
Virtual visits to the cities of Europe Travel guides and 3D maps for 12 European cities.
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
VOC documents - Burma Transcripts of all VOC (Dutch East India Company) documents pertaining to Burma to be found in the VOC Archives at the Dutch National Archives in the Hague - a comprehensive list of collection items which includes the catalogue numbers.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
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.
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 Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Voprosy istorii: Complete Collection The oldest Soviet and Russian academic history journal, Voprosy istorii (“Issues of History”) has offered scholarly perspectives on events in Russia and the world since 1926. Published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, this legendary journal covering Russian and world history was first published under the title Istorik-Marksist (Marxist Historian, 1926-1941), then Istoricheskii zhurnal (History Journal, 1937-1945) and finally under the present title (since 1945).
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Voprosy literatury: Complete Collection Authoritative journal of literary criticism offering articles and roundtable transcripts dealing with problems of Russian and world literature, history and theory of literature.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.