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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online provides a range of search options such as by keyword, biographical search and powerful full text searches. Extensive internal cross-referencing makes it possible to move to articles of related interest with ease and you can explore the Dictionary by theme - for example follow a trail through the Kings and Queens, or Prime Ministers, of Britain. New and revised biographies and new features will be added on a regular basis.

Provider: Oxford University Press (MLAG)
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:51am

Grove Music Online only

Grove Music Online includes the full text articles from The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and many other leading music reference works. Updated regularly, this resource is relevant to all levels of study and contains Sibelius enabled audio examples, learning resources and timelines, bibliographic information, and more.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:18am

Grove Art Online only

Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:17am

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

During 2011-2012, Adam Matthew Digital Collections is releasing as digital collections selected contents from the British National Archives documenting three periods in the modern history of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan:

Independence, partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964 South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:22pm

British Academy Publications Online

An online collection of academic monographs and essay collections from the distinguished British Academy list.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:19pm

Brockelmann Online

Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes of the Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur as well as the three supplement volumes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. 'Brockelmann' is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.     

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:16pm

Benezit Dictionary of Artists and Grove Art Online joint package (discounted pricing) 2012-2013

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.     Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.    

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:14pm

Art Full Text

The Art Full Text database includes the Art Abstracts database and is an indexing of an international selection of publications, many of them peer selected. The database contains abstracts and indexing of 552 periodicals from 1984 onwards, abstracts for every article indexed, and the full text of articles from 252 journals dating from 1997.

Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:13pm

American National Biography

American Dictionary of National Biography Online is a source of information about over 19,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.    

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:12pm

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive comprises of 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press. The archive contains approximately 350,000 articles, over 3,318,700 pages;    The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive is comprised of the following subject collections:    Scientific, Technical and Medical;  Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1; Economics  History  Law  Politics and International Relations;  Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2 with • Anthropology and Archaeology  • Asian Studies  • Classics  • Music  • Drama  • Language and Linguistics  • Philosophy  • Religion.

Provider: Cambridge Journals
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:09pm

Linguistic Bibliography Online

The Linguistic Bibliography Online is an essential linguistic reference tool that is unique in its field. It provides over 250.000 bibliographical references to scholarly publications in linguistics and is by far the most comprehensive bibliography in the field.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:09pm

Bibliography of Arabic Books Online

A bibliography and catalog of books printed in Arabic script before 1960. The records will be based on Arab characters, with full authority control of romanized forms of names and places, as well as the western forms of the names, in accordance with the major international standards (ISO, NACO, NAF).     This bibliography will ultimately contain approximately 65,000 titles of books and 15,000 authority records. Also biographical information about the authors will be added.   The bibliography will be supplemented over the years from many different sources.  

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:07pm

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