The Oxford English Dictionary online has an exciting new interface. Watch this quick start video to catch up on all the changes!
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.
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.
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.
Our most popular media eresources are expanding and improving! Kanopy has expanded to include over 3000 new films and is redeveloping its search and browsing tools to make it even easier to find what you want. Meanwhile, our ever popular Gale Primary Sources collection has expanded to bring you fully searchable scans of the Daily Mail up to 2004 and The Times up just three years ago.
Some happy news to start the year: one of our digital collections, Disability in the Modern World, has been named Outstanding Academic Title 2020 by Choice Magazine. Clearly, we were ahead of the curve in acquiring it! “No other products directly …