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  1. Screen Studies Collection

    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Screen Studies Collection'

    Description: Current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. 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

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, Journals, Music, Catalogues & Bibliographies, E-books, History, Art & Design

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  2. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection

    Alternative titles: previously known as '17th and 18th Century Burney Newspapers Collection'
    also known as 'Burney collection'
    also known as 'Gale Primary Sources: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection'

    Description: 17th and 18th century newspapers, broadsides and news pamphlets from the Burney Collection. Gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817), this collection represents the largest single collection of early English newspapers from London, the British Isles and the colonies, containing almost 1 million pages and 1,270 titles.
    Until 14th May 2022, users affiliated to a further or higher education institution can access this resource outwith the Library

    Coverage: 1604 to 1804

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History

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  3. Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

    Description: A portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering 1490 to 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. There is a focus on the experience and legacy of historical slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, History

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  4. SpringerLink journal and e-book collection

    Description: A database providing access to e-books, journals, articles, protocols and reference works published by Springer. National Library of Scotland users have access to thousands of journal titles and e-books covering humanities, science, business, medicine, law, social science and engineering.

    Publisher: Springer

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Journals, E-books

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  5. State Papers Online

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'State papers online : the government of Britain, 1509-1714'
    also known as 'Early modern government in Britain and Europe'

    This resource includes: Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle

    Description: A digital manuscript database covering 200 years of British history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, describing both domestic and overseas activity and events. This resource contains over 3 million manuscript pages and over 500,000 fully searchable calendar and catalogue entries, with links between the two types of document when they are related. The resource also includes introductory essays, research tools, and an image library.

    Coverage: 1509-1714

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, History

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  6. Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle

    Alternative titles: also known as 'State Papers Online: Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle'

    This resource is part of: State Papers Online

    Description: This online archive contains 245,000 folios, and brings together two distinct but historically related collections: The Stuart Papers, the papers of the exiled James II, and VII in Scotland, and his heirs; and the Cumberland Papers, the papers of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, second son of George II and military commander of the British Army.Note: this resource is accessed through the State Papers Online website

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

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  7. SUR Digital Archive, 1931-1992

    Alternative titles: also known as 'SUR, 1931-1992'
    previously known as 'SUR online'

    Description: A digital archive of the Latin American literary magazine from Argentina. This collection includes more than 40,000 pages; an index; and manuscript versions of content from the first issue as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.

    Coverage: 1931 to 1992

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Journals, Literature

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  8. Sustainable Development Goals Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'SDGO Online'
    also known as 'SDGO'

    Description: A curated interdisciplinary collection of digital content mapped to all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collection also features multi-format teaching and learning resources, including presentations, videos, and case studies.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Science

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  9. The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991'

    Description: The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929. Over its 62-year history, it attracted the contributions of literary icons such as E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Woolf. This archive provides the complete run of the publication.

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Journals

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  10. Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2014

    Alternative titles: also known as 'The Times'
    also known as 'The London Times'
    also known as 'TDA'

    Description: A digital archive of The (London) Times newspaper containing pages from every issue from 1785 to 2014. This historical newspaper archive allows researchers an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context.

    Coverage: 1785 to 2014

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, Journals, History

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  11. Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

    Description: Founded as a supplement to The Times (London), for more than 100 years the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. This is a digitial archive of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 to 2014.

    Coverage: 1902 to 2005

    Publisher: Gale

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Reference Works, Science, Journals, History, Literature, Biography

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  12. Times of India

    Description: The world's most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of western India. This archive contains material from the first issue up till 2010, covering a range of key historical events

    Coverage: 1838-2007

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Newspapers, History, Biography

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  13. U.K. Parliamentary Papers

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Proquest U.K. Parliamentary Papers'
    previously known as 'House of Commons Parliamentary Papers'
    previously known as 'HCPP'

    Description: A digital archive of House of Commons parliamentary papers dating back to 1715 with supplementary papers to 1688. Also includes Hansard, the Official report of debates in Parliament from both House of Commons and House of Lords from 1803-2005.

    Coverage: 1688 onwards

    Publisher: Proquest

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Government & Official, History

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  14. United Nations iLibrary

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UN iLibrary'

    Description: The United Nations iLibrary is a single research repository for accessing digital content published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs.

    Coverage: 1996-

    Publisher: United Nations

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Government & Official, Science, E-books, History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  15. University Press Scholarship Online

    Alternative titles: also known as 'UPSO'
    also known as 'Scholarship Online'

    Description: Thousands of e-books, from Oxford University Press and many other university presses offering publications in the humanities, social science and business.

    This resource's content is now accessed on the Oxford Academic platform

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Business, Social Sciences, Science, Music, E-books, History

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  16. Victorian Popular Culture

    Description: Contains a wide range of source material - printed books, ephemera, posters, photographs, objects and playbills - relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930.

    Trial access available to registered users until 19th August 2022

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    Publisher: Adam Matthew Digital

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: History

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  17. VLeBooks.com

    Alternative titles: also known as 'Askews eBooks Collection'

    Description: An e-book database providing access to a small selection of e-book titles.

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: E-books

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  18. 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

    Subjects: Newspapers, Reference Works, Journals, Catalogues & Bibliographies, History

    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

  19. Web of Science

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Web of Knowledge'
    previously known as 'ISI Web of Knowledge'

    This resource includes: Journal Citation Reports
    Web of Science Core Collection
    Essential Science Indicators

    Description: An online portal providing access to the A&I databases Web of Science Core Collection and Journal Citation Reports, plus a number of other research tools.

    Publisher: Thomson Reuters

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Science, Journals

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  20. Web of Science Core Collection

    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Web of Science'
    previously known as 'ISI Web of Science'

    This resource is part of: Web of Science

    Description: NLS customers have access to full backfile to 1900. An abstracting and indexing citation database covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, plus over 120,000 international conference proceedings. Part of the Web of Science Portal.

    Coverage: 1900 onwards

    Publisher: Thomson Reuters

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Science, Journals, Literature

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  21. Who’s Who & Who Was Who

    Description: A reference work containing the current Who's Who - with over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life - plus the entire Who Was Who archive from 1897 onwards.

    Coverage: 1897 onwards

    Publisher: Oxford University Press

    Full text: Yes

    Subjects: Social Sciences, Reference Works, History, Biography, Family History

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