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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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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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Communication Source

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  • Subject coverage: communication studies, mass media, journalism
  • Size/scope: over 1000 journal titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, encyclopaedias, handbooks
  • Level of access: full text of over 600 journals.

Communcation Source replaces Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

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CREDOreference

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  • Subject coverage: online reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries and thesauri in a wide range of subject areas. Search single titles, subject clusters or all titles. 
  • Size/scope: over 600
  • Type of content: ebooks
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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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.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

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  • Subject coverage: detailed primary sources for the history of Britain, its former colonies and the wider world
  • Size/scope: 200,000 sessional papers
  • Date range: 1688 - 2004
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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JSTOR

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database
  • Size/scope: 1,500 academic journals indexed
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1780-
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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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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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.

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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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PEP-Web Archive

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  • Subject coverage: a comprehensive collection of psychoanalytic literature in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish and Turkish from the foremost authors and publishers in the field
  • Type of content: journals, books and videos
  • 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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Project Muse - Humanities Collection

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  • Subject coverage: articles from journals in the humanities from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Level of access: full text articles.

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The Times Digital Archive (TDA)

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  • Subject coverage: news
  • Size/scope: an excellent resource for historical and biographical research. TDA provides a full facsimile of The Times enabling you to see the pages as they were published. The paper of record, it is an authoritative source of contemporary reporting and commentary on events for the past 200 years
  • Type of content: newspaper articles
  • Date range: 1785-2013
  • Level of access: 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
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1945-
  • Level of access: some links to full text.

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