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As part of their response to COVID-19, British Online Archives (BOA) has provided Southampton University with free access to their entire database of digital primary resources for 30 days. With 4 million records drawn from both private and public archives, these records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, and are of use to undergraduate students and experienced academics alike. This trial has been extended and runs until 31/3/2021.
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.
Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield.
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.
An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.
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. This is a trial and runs until 31/5/21.
The Score Follower Library (SFL) is a faceted search tool that allows users to filter through Score Follower’s public archive of works by instrumentation, work duration, composer nationality, and other useful facets. This is a trial and runs until 09/03/21.
SpringerProtocols provides access to over 58,000+ protocols, including the complete archives of the Methods in Molecular Biology series. Coverage includes cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, plant sciences and more. This is a trial and runs until 31/5/21.