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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Artstor contains approximately 300 collections, composed of over 2.5 million images. Users can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, Magnum photography, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource. You will need to select the University of Southampton as your institution when first using. JSTOR has extended free access until 30/06/2021.
A comprehensive and definitive resources of artists’ biographies, Benezit’s distinguishing features include its entries on obscure artists, historic auction records, and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale. Cross-searchable with Grove Art simultaneously.
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The CCEd's objective is to construct a relational database containing the careers of all clergymen of the Church of England between 1540 and 1835. The Database fills a major gap in our knowledge of one of the most important professions in early modern England and Wales.
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The Database of Court Officers (DCO) is an online computer database providing the career histories of every regularly remunerated officer and servant of the English royal household and, now, satellite courts, from the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.
Resources relating to race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and other marginalised communities.
A video collection covering training and education, includes classroom footage.
Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. The resource includes 79,254 letters and documents and 10,232 correspondents as of Winter 2018–2019,
Fairchild Books Library provides content that covers a full spectrum of topics in fashion including construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more.
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Free access to a collection of short online courses through FutureLearn, until the end of December 2020. Learn 100% online with world-class universities and industry experts. Develop your career, learn a new skill, or pursue your hobbies with flexible online courses.
Grove Art Online is a scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day, with peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources. Grove Art Online also includes a host of exceptional learning resources that organize the content for use in art and art history classrooms.
To help support the JSTOR community during this challenging time, we and our participating publishers have made 26 newly released Public Health journals temporarily available for free access. Topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion. These titles will be available through December 31, 2020.
The Oxford AASC provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field, with over 2,500 images, more than 700 primary sources, and nearly 200 maps collected to enhance this reference content.
Premium language resources for English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.
Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides full-text access to over 1,500 editions covering 1,200 years of history, showcasing their authoritative editorial notes directly alongside the text and enabling advanced search within and between editions. A rich collection of primary material that ranges across a wide variety of subject areas, from philosophy, literature, and theology, to economics, linguistics, and medicine.
Ready access to syntheses, patents, and applications for more than 2,600 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), including intermediates from the six most important markets - a one-stop source of information relating to the industrial synthesis and commercial applications of every licensed drug of significance.
A vast and rapidly-expanding online research library providing full-text access to the best scholarly publishing from around the world, making disparately-published scholarship easily accessible and fully searchable on a single online platform.
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subjects from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.
Who's Who is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 35,000 influential people from all walks of life, worldwide. Containing autobiographical listings of people from around the globe who have an impact on British life, including senior politicians, judges, civil servants, and notable figures from the arts, academia, and other areas.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide from 1960 to the present.