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Subject databases - Arts

Use subject databases to find research on a specific topic including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.

 

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Databases by subject area

Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Cultures, Languages and Area Studies subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
     
BoB Is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 65 free to air TV and radio channels. Watch the walkthrough
Kanopy

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines.

 
JSTOR Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis. Watch the walkthrough
Linguistics Collection

Provides access to full-text sources and expert indexing in all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

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MLA International Bibliography

Provides access to citations on literature, modern languages, linguistics, and folklore gathered from 3,500 journals, series, books, and essay collections. MLA indexes articles, books, working papers and proceedings, and bibliographies

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Nexis

Provides full-text information taken from local, national and international general news sources and agencies, professional journals and specialist trade, company and industry sources. Includes company information from ICC, Extel, Disclosure, and Directory of Directors.

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Oxford Art Online

Provides access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single gateway, users can access and cross-search Oxford’s acclaimed, regularly updated art reference works: the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.

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Project Muse

Provides full-text versions of peer-reviewed journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, as well as thousands of ebooks, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences. 

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Web of Science

Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

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English

English subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
BoB Is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 65 free to air TV and radio channels. Watch the walkthrough
JSTOR Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis. Watch the walkthrough
Linguistics Collection Provides access to full-text sources and expert indexing in all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Watch the walkthrough
Literature Online Provides access to English and American poetry, drama and prose.  
MLA International Bibliography Provides access to citations on literature, modern languages, linguistics, and folklore gathered from 3,500 journals, series, books, and essay collections. MLA indexes articles, books, working papers and proceedings, and bibliographies Watch the walkthrough
Project Muse Provides full-text versions of peer-reviewed journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, as well as thousands of ebooks, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Humanities

Humanities subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
Acta Sanctorum Is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day, and runs from 1643 to 1940.  
ATLA Religion Database Contains thousands of citations from international titles and multi-author works in the field of religion.  
BoB Is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 65 free to air TV and radio channels. Watch the walkthrough
Bibliography of British and Irish History Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to present   
British History Online Provides access to some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.  
British Library Sounds

Presents 50,000 recordings and their associated documentation from the collection from all over the world. Range of recorded sound includes music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

 
The digital library of classic Protestant texts Contains theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents and polemical treatises written by more than 300 Protestant authors.  
The digital library of the Catholic reformation Contains transcriptions and facsimiles of documents, including papal and synodal decrees, catechisms and inquisitorial manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises and systems, liturgical writings, saints' lives, and devotional works by Catholic authors of the 16th and 17th centuries.  
Historical Abstracts (Online)

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.

 
Historical Texts Contains the full text or page images of over 365,000 books published before 1900, including digitised versions of more than 65,000 first editions from the 19th century.  
International Medieval Bibliography Is a multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East (300-1500).  
JSTOR Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis. Watch the walkthrough
Loeb Classical Library

Is a virtual collection of Greek and Latin literature from the Loeb classical library at Harvard University. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek and English texts are available.

 
Oxford Music Online Includes the Oxford Dictionary of Music; Grove Music Online; and the Oxford Companion to Music. Watch the walkthrough
PhilPapers: Philosophy Online Is a comprehensive directory of philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers.  
RILM Abstracts of Musical Literature

Provides broad international coverage of Western and Eastern classical music, pop, folk, and jazz, as well as interdisciplinary studies on music.

 
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 


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