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National Digital Archive of Datasets

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  • Subject coverage: UK government data and statistics
  • Type of content: online access to archived digital datasets and documents from UK central government departments
  • Level of access: the datasets are delivered as zip files, there are different file types: a .pdf file, multiple .csv files and multiple .html files.

Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Information Center

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database focusing on extreme weather scenarios
  • Size/scope: 120,000 academic journal articles indexed
  • Type of content: e-books
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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National Library of Scotland: Maps

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  • Subject coverage: maps of Great Britain
  • Size/scope: access high-resolution zoomable images of over 86,000 maps of Scotland and England and Wales covering 1560 to 1961. These include zoomable colour images of the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile (1:10,560)and one inch to the mile (1:63360) mapping. The easiest way of finding sheets is through a clickable graphic index using the 'Find by Place' viewer: This allows searching through a gazetteer of placenames, street names, postcodes and Grid References, as well as by zooming in on an area of interest with smaller-scale locational mapping as a backdrop.
  • Type of content: maps
  • Level of access: screen prints may be made of these maps for non-commercial, educational and private purposes. Written permission must be obtained in advance to reproduce any digital material from the National Library of Scotland's collections, whether in hard copy or electronic forms.

News on Screen

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  • Subject coverage: newsreels and cinemagazines
  • Size/scope: 160,000 records
  • Type of content: newsreels, cinemagazines, production documents, and archive footage
  • Date range: 1910-1979
  • Level of access: moving image and full text.

Access is restricted to ac.uk domains. To access complete the simple registration form supplying name and e-mail address.

Note: The off-campus connection link above is the only off-campus access route for this resource.

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NICE Evidence Services

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  • Subject coverage: medical and healthcare
  • Type of content: wide range of materials including primary research literature, practical implementation tools, guidelines and policy documents
  • Level of access: most content is freely available without the need for username or password, but some requires an NHS Athens account. Students studying on NHS-related programmes are able to obtain an NHS Athens account. Invitations were emailed at the beginning of the academic year.

Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: 11,000 academic journals indexed
  • Type of content: UK national and regional newspapers of the 19th century
  • Date range: 1800-1899
  • Level of access: facsimile full text.

Note for off-campus use: at the web site select the link Shibboleth users click here

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Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets

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  • Subject coverage: 19th Century political, economic and social issues
  • Size/scope: 26,000 British pamphlets from the UK research Libraries (Cowen Tracts; Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection; Foreign & Commonwealth Office Collection; Hume Tracts; Knowsley Pamphlet Collection; LSE selections; University of Bristol selections
  • Type of content:Pamphlets
  • Date range: 1800-1899
  • Level of access: facsimile full text.

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Nineteenth Century Serials Edition

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  • Subject coverage: nineteenth century Serials
  • Size/scope: full facsimile access of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers
  • Level of access: some full text available.