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  • Subject coverage: Culture and media studies e-books published by Pluto Press
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  • Level of access: Full text.

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Academic Search Ultimate

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  • Subject coverage: Science; social science; education; psychology; language and linguistics; arts and literature
  • Size/scope: over 17,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings
  • Level of access: Full text of over 10,000 titles.

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ACM Digital Library

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  • Subject coverage: Articles and conference proceedings published by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and citations of major computing publishers
  • Type of content: journal articles, conference proceedings
  • Date range: 1985 to present
  • Level of access: Full-text articles; full text of conference proceedings from 1991 only.

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Art & Architecture Complete

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  • Subject coverage: art, architecture, design
  • Size/scope: over 1,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, books, images
  • Level of access: full text of over 600 titles.

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BoB

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  • Subject coverage: access TV and radio programmes from over 65 'free-to-air' channels using a programme guide and a search option. Option to schedule recordings up to seven days in advance and request programmes broadcast over the previous 30 days.  Search BoB to access other users' recorded programmes. Permanent archive of all broadcast content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra. Content plays in your web browser with access available both on and off campus. 
  • Type of content: TV and radio programmes
  • Date range: 2007 to present
  • Level of access: BU staff/student login required; registration required on first use. Available off-campus, but not outside the UK.

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Ebook Central Academic Complete

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database of ebooks
  • Size/scope: 146,000 e-books covering all academic subjects including: business and economics; computers, engineering and applied science; education; humanities; science, medicine and allied health; social sciences
  • Type of content: academic books
  • Level of access: full text.

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Gale Reference Complete

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary with collections focused on journalism, history and English literature
  • Size/Scope: over 28,000 journals, 1,700 e-book editions, 13 million pages of historical primary sources and 1.5 million items of literature criticism and full-text literary works
  • Type of content: major daily and regional newspapers (Gale OneFile News), multidisciplinary journals (Gale Academic OneFile), reference works (Gale eBooks) and primary historical (Archives Unbound) and literary (Gale Literary Sources) archives
  • Date range: archival sources from 13th century onwards
  • Level of access: mixture of abstract and full-text access.

Kanopy

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  • Subject coverage: multi-disciplinary database of educational films
  • Size/scope: 1,930 videos
  • Type of content: online streaming audio-visual.

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O'Reilly

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  • Subject coverage: digital library of e-books and videos covering subjects such as business, computing, programming, design and engineering
  • Level of access: full-text.

PressReader

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  • Subject coverage: newspapers
  • Size/scope: over 2,000 UK and international newspapers
  • Type of content: all major daily and business newspapers, also general business and industry publications
  • Type of content: facsimiles of newspapers
  • Date range: last 365 days for most titles (The Guardian last 14 days only)
  • Level of access: full text.

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Scopus

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  • Subject coverage: Sciences and social sciences
  • Size/scope:Citation database indexing 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers, open access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patent records and scientific web pages. It contains over 33 million records
  • Type of content: Citation data
  • Date range: 1841-present
  • Level of access: Some links to full text available.

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Web of Science

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  • Subject coverage: Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences
  • Size/scope: Citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work
    Web of Science consists of:
    Science Citation Index 1899-present
    Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present
    Biosis Previews Archive 1969-2008
    Medline 1950-present
    Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1945-
  • Level of access: Some links to full text.

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