Browse by subject - Reference Works

1 - Antique Map Price Record
Alternative titles: also known as 'AMPR'
Description: A database containing over 200,000 records collected from dealer and auction catalogs since 1982, describing antique maps and their sale value at a given time.
Publisher: EBSCO
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2 - CERL Heritage of the Printed Book Database
Alternative titles: also known as 'Heritage of the Printed Book Database'
also known as 'HPB Database'
previously known as 'Hand Press Book Database'
Description: A bibliographic database for items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455–c.1830) held at major European and North American research libraries; produces by the Consortium of European Research Libraries.
Coverage: 1455 to 1830
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/104
3 - Complete dictionary of scientific biography
This resource is part of: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description: An online dictionary providing information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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4 - Credo Reference
Description: A full-text collection of over 600 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, with over 4 million entries and 1 million images. Titles range from art, language, business, and history, to geography, music, literature, science and religion, and biography.
Publisher: CredoReference Inc
Full text: Yes
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5 - Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online
Description: The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History is the English edition of the German-language Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. This 15-volume reference work, published in print between 2005 and 2012 and here available online, offers a multi-faceted view on the decisive era in European history stretching from ca. 1450 to ca. 1850 CE in over 4,000 entries.
Full text: Yes
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6 - English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
Alternative titles: also known as 'ESTC'
Description: A bibliographic database containing records for over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800
Coverage: 1473 to 1800
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/142
7 - Gale Virtual Reference Library
This resource includes: Complete dictionary of scientific biography
Description: A full-text e-book collection currently providing access to the 26 volume Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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8 - GreenFILE
Description: An indexing and abstracting database of nearly 300,000 records covering environmental concerns, with full text for selected titles
Publisher: EBSCO
Full text: Yes
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9 - Grove Music Online
This resource is part of: Oxford Music Online
Description: A full-text reference work on music containing over 50,000 articles and 28,000 biographies. Incorporates 'The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians', 'The new Grove dictionary of opera' and 'The new Grove dictionary of jazz'. .This resource has a concurrent user limit of 3 - please logout when you are finished.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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10 - LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Alternative titles: previously known as 'LISA'
Description: A bibliographic database covering librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via EBSCOhost
Publisher: EBSCO
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/109
11 - Making of Modern Law
Description: A full-text digital archive of over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. The collection consists of 10 million pages of critical legal history, from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.
Coverage: 1800 to 1926
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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12 - Making of the Modern World
Alternative titles: also known as 'Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature'
previously known as 'Making of the world economy'
Description: A full-text digital archive of over 61,000 works on economics and business published from 1450 through 1850. Drawing from the Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature, this collection consists of over 12 million pages.
Coverage: 1450 to 1850
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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13 - Oxford Companion to Music
Alternative titles: also known as 'New Oxford companion to music'
This resource is part of: Oxford Reference
Description: A full-text reference work with more than 8,000 entries covering a wide range of musical topics includings: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. .This resource has a concurrent user limit of 3 - please logout when you are finished.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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14 - Oxford Dictionary of Music
This resource is part of: Oxford Reference
Description: An online dictionary containing over 12,500 entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues and other topics. .This resource has a concurrent user limit of 3 - please logout when you are finished.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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15 - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Alternative titles: previously known as 'Dictionary of national biography'
also known as 'Oxford DNB'
also known as 'Online DNB'
also known as 'ODNB'
also known as 'DNB'
Description: An online dictionary containing in-depth descriptons of the lives of over 50,000 men and women who have shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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16 - Oxford English Dictionary
Alternative titles: also known as 'OED'
Description: A full-text online dictionary, accepted as the authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium
Coverage: 1000 onwards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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17 - Oxford Index
Description: A tool for searching across Oxford University Press digital academic content. Searching Oxford Index is free, accessing associated content requires login. NLS customers can access full text content from: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Journals Online, Oxford Music Online, Oxford Reference Online, Who's Who (and Who Was Who), and University Press Scholarship Online
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/234
18 - Oxford Music Online
Alternative titles: also known as 'Music online'
This resource includes: Grove Music Online
Description: A full-text music reference service that incorporates Grove Music Online, Oxford companion to music and Oxford dictionary of music.This resource has a concurrent user limit of 3 - please logout when you are finished.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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19 - Oxford Reference
Alternative titles: previously known as 'OROOxford Reference Online'
This resource includes: Oxford Companion to Music
Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description: A full text e-book collection of over 175 premium reference titles from Oxford University Press, with over 1.4 million entries.
Note: the Visual English Dictionary is no longer available through this resource.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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20 - Screen Studies Collection
Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Screen Studies Collection'
Description: Provides access to a range of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.
Publisher: Proquest
Full text: Yes
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21 - Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1791-1845
Description: A full-text digital archive providing a rich and contemporary account of Scotland during the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, taken from Parish and County records
Coverage: 1791 to 1845
Publisher: Edina
Full text: Yes
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22 - Suncat : UK Union Catalogue of Serials
Description: An online serials database containing the serial holdings for UK academic and research libraries
Publisher: Edina
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/121
23 - Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
Description: A full-text digitial archive of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 to 2005

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Coverage: 1902 to 2005
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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24 - UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory
Description: An online serials database containing more than 300,000 periodicals including academic and scholarly journals, open access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers and newsletters
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
25 - United Nations Bibliographic Information Service
Alternative titles: also known as 'UNBIS'
Description: An online database of United Nations documents and publications from 1979 onwards. Also provides access to Voting Records and Index to Speeches
Coverage: 1979 onwards
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/123
26 - Walter Scott Digital Archive
Description: A full-text digital archive of Walter Scott materials gathered by James C. Corson, librarian, scholar, and Scottophile, held by Edinburgh University Library
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/125
27 - Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals, 1800-1900
Alternative titles: also known as 'Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals, 1800-1900'
Description: An online bibliographic database of 50,000 Victorian newspaper and periodical publications, with 48,000 personal names, 4,572 issuing bodies and 756 subjects
Publisher: North Waterloo Academic Press
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Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
28 - Who’s Who & Who Was Who
Description: A full-text reference work containing the current Who's Who - with over 33,000 short, continually updated, biographies of living noteworthy and influential individuals, from all walks of life worldwide - plus the entire Who Was Who archive from 1897.
Coverage: 1897 onwards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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