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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

Format

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
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 help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource