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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • This resource is freely available
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Access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.
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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. This is a trial (until 31/12/2020).
  • This resource is freely available
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These volumes draw on a wide range of authoritative sources and provide a factual overview of the United Kingdom, whilst also covering the main aspects of government policy and the part played by Government in the life of the community. This collection covers the years 1954-2005.
  • This resource is freely available
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Resource for British and Irish furniture makers from the beginning of the 16th century to the onset of the Great War, providing the details of furniture manufacturers and suppliers: their organising structures, their clientele, the material they produced and the services they provided.
  • This resource is freely available
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The Archive currently holds texts of speeches given by Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party leaders going back to 1895. Over time, it will expand to include speeches from all political parties and also audio and visual materials.
  • This resource is freely available
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In the decades around 1600, the astrologers Simon Forman and Richard Napier produced one of the largest surviving sets of medical records in history. The Casebooks Project, a team of scholars at the University of Cambridge, has transformed this paper archive into a digital archive.
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.
The LWW Total Access Collection is an expansive collection of over 290 medical and nursing journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), from essential core journals to specialised resources in such areas as nursing and bioscience, all available through OvidSP.
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.
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The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957, all digitized from originals in full colour. This resource provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things - all caught in a single moment in time.
Archive of searchable Parliamentary and Official documents. POI also contains publications from the Westminster Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Parliament (Senedd), Scottish Government and also Non-Parliamentary material - all are provided as fully searchable PDFs.
From 1841 to 1992, Punch was the world's most celebrated magazine of wit and satire. With approximately 7,900 issues (200,000 pages) from all volumes of Punch from 1841 to 1992, including Almanacks and other special numbers (issues), as well as prefaces, epilogues, indexes, and other specially produced material from the bound volumes, the images in the archive appear as originally published.
A wide selection of e-books made available using an evidence-based-acquisition model. Subjects include Behavioural Science and Psychology, Business and Management, Education, Physics and Astronomy, Social Sciences and more. 
The Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 includes more than one hundred years of this major UK national newspaper, viewable in full digital facsimile form, with copious advertisements, news stories, and images that capture twentieth-century culture and society.
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage is between 1791 - 2003.
Includes every published issue, from the first in 1842 to the last in 2003, combining information and the power of pictures to provide unique perspective on virtually every aspect of modern life and those who helped shape it over more than 160 years.
The Irish Times and the Weekly Irish Times includes coverage of 1859-2015 and 1876-1958, respectively, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.
  • Covid-19 temporary access
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The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929 under its director-general, Lord Reith. It was developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks, initially on radio, but in later years television as well, and was the intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine Radio Times.
The Mirror Historical Archive features more than 800,000 pages of brand-new, full text searchable, scans of the complete run of the Mirror from 1903-2000, including the Sunday Mirror.
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage is between 1791 - 2003.
Study the progression of issues over time by browsing issues of The Scotsman, which offers coverage of 1817-1950, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.
The Telegraph Historical Archive has over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.
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