The Library is pleased to present new and expanded historical resources covering gender and social change and documentation on the papers of state, including a brand new resource, Gender: Identity and Social Change and a huge expansion to the authoritative State …

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Digital Theatre Plus is a useful resource for teachers and students of Performing Arts or English Literature.  It can also be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys dramatic or musical performance. It is mostly a video-based teaching resource for schools and …

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The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in …

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We are pleased to offer a new US newspaper archive that offers various ways to search and browse US newspaper titles as far back as 1800, including African-American newspapers as well as titles that pre-date a state’s admission into the Union.  Titles covered include Afro-American (Baltimore), …

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‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it …

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We are pleased to present a to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) until Monday, 11th January 2016. The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies, …

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For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly …

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20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads by Jim Heimann (editor) and Alison A. Nieder (text) This week I chose a book on fashion; a subject I have not covered before.  During the 20th century, fashion evolved from being …

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The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories by Christopher Booker I chose this book as Creative Arts Book of the Week because I have stockpiled this title in my own library at home and if I don’t remind myself …

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