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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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BRAD (British Rate and Data)

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  • Subject coverage: database of media in the UK including magazines
  • Type of content: magazines, newspapers, radio, television, contacts and rates for advertisers.

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Business Source Ultimate

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  • Subject coverage: business and management
  • Size/scope: over 45,000 sources
  • Type of content: academic journal articles and business trade titles
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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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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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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Emerald Insight

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  • Subject coverage: management, marketing and accounting journals (plus multidisciplinary topics such as law, hospitality and tourism, quality etc.)
  • Size/scope: abstracts from 500 journals including full text of articles from 240 management journals
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • 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.

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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World Advertising Research Centre (WARC)

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  • Subject coverage: Advertising
  • Size/scope: Information supplied by key professional organisations in the area of advertising including the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), Admap, European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR), Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)
  • Type of content: Case studies, statistics, conference papers and full text of selected journals including the Journal of Advertising Research and ADMAP
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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