Naxos offers unrivalled breadth of classical and jazz music for on-demand streaming. From major to independent labels, recordings are supplemented with biographies, liner notes and other complementary resources.
ale supplies many primary historical resources: searchable collections of scanned documents, photographs and other footage from ages past up until the end of the last century. In this video, Gale’s experts explain how to get the most from Declassified documents, their collection of secret papers that have since been declassified and made available for study.
Did you know that our databases don’t just contain scholarly musings on obscure issues, some of them are intensely practical, like the engineering and materials information database, Knovel, which you can use to build practical things, like bicycles, race cars, bridges, autoclaves… okay, let’s stick with bikes for now.
I’ve plumbed the depths of Knovel before now but having just chatted with the lovely lady from Elsevier who teaches people like your lecturers about the latest developments in our academic information resources, I wanted to pass on news of these latest exciting new tools and features that have been added recently.
Google has been hiding things from you. Good things, no less. Take a quick tour of three of Google’s best kept secrets, from its vaults of art images to its library of the world’s constitutions translated into English, to a tool shows you how many people searched for what and when.
Google is loved by many but its main search tool is a poor one for academic research, finding too much that is not available locally and not enough of that hidden inside premium databases of academic research. Google has, however, produced a number of databases that are pretty awesome. Over the next little while, I’ll be sharing some of our favourites with you. First up is Google Arts and Culture.
We are excited to begin the new year by presenting you with the archives of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) covering 1482-2010.
Funded by research funding from our success in the last Research Excellence Framework exercise, this archive of historical geography is extensive and includes Maps, Atlases, Charts and Plans; Expedition Reports; Fieldnotes, Correspondence and Diaries; Grey Literature; Photographs, Artwork and Illustrations; Journal Manuscripts; Photographs; Proceedings, Lectures, and Ephemera. The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas, and supports educational needs in Anthropology, Area Studies; Cartography and Visualizations, Colonial, Post-Colonial & Decolonisation Studies; Development Studies; Environmental Degradation; Historical & Cultural Geography; Historical Sociology; Human Geography; Identity, Gender & Ethnic Studies; Geology; International Relations; Trade and Commerce, and Law and Policy relating to Colonization and over a hundred special collections.
Gale and AM: primary historic resources at your fingertips covering the globe from 1400 to the present day
Gale Primary Sources and AM are both fantastic sources of primary resources for anyone studying the history of many subjects. Documentary sources run the gamut from British and US intelligence to crime, punishment and popular culture in the 19th century, and from the history of sexuality to political extremism, taking in many 18th and 19 century British and US newspapers along the way.
We are delighted to announce that we have just added another eresource from AM Digital (formerly Adam Matthew) that is very relevant to Portsmouth: Life at sea. This new database gives you access to three centuries of archives from the UK and America that chronicle the lives of ordinary seamen, merchants, whalers, and pirates.