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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. This is a trial (until 31/12/2020).
  • This resource is freely available
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Charles Booth's London lets you search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.
  • This resource is freely available
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Civil War Petitions contains petitions to the state from veterans and their families for welfare payments as a result of injuries and bereavement sustained during the English Civil Wars. It aims to share information on the human costs of this devastating conflict, which continued to affect communities long after the fighting was over.
  • This resource is freely available
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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.
  • This resource is freely available
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The Colonial Society of Massachusetts is a non-profit educational foundation designed to promote the study of Massachusetts history from earliest settlement through the first decades of the nineteenth century.
  • This resource is freely available
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The world's largest and most widely used resource on Charles Darwin.
  • This resource is freely available
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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.
  • This resource is freely available
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The Dictionary of Welsh Biography contains over five thousand concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to national life, whether in Wales or more widely.
  • This resource is freely available
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The Digital Bibliography of the history of the Netherlands
is an online bibliography about the history of the Netherlands from pre-Classical times to present day. It contains over 200,000 books, periodicals, articles and online publications on the history of the Netherlands, and is updated on a daily basis.
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Resources relating to race, ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and other marginalised communities.
  • This resource is freely available
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A fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.
  • This resource is freely available
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The database, created by the English Monastic Archives project, is a guide to documents generated by medieval monasteries.
  • This resource is freely available
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The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 480,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly, but not exclusively, in English, published from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
  • This resource is freely available
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Read and search through thousands of records from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.
  • This resource is freely available
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Archives of French history.
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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.
  • This resource is freely available
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This site has been produced from digitised editions of Commons and Lords Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. This was part of a project led by the Commons and Lords libraries.
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.
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. 
An extensive online portal that allows users to search through and view more than 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. The Institute is continually expanding the Visual History Archive to include the voices of other survivors of mass violence.
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