Skip to main content


Library database trials for March/April

4 March 2015

The library is currently trialing a large number of new databases in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.

These trials are all accessible free of charge for the period of the trial and are available on-campus only.


Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive and Paley Centre Seminars (trial finishes 31st March 2015)


Gale Archive collections:

NCCO 3 British Theatre:

Punch Magazine:

Daily Mail:



Oxford University Press: (Access finishes 1st April 2015)

Oxford Handbooks Online

The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Electronic Enlightenment Online

Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century — reconstructing one of the world’s great historical “conversations”. 

Smithsonian Global Sound® for Libraries (access finishes 7th April 2015)

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is the largest and most comprehensive streaming audio collection of world music. It provides streaming access to over 42,000 tracks from world music archives in Asia and Africa and the Smithsonian archives, providing a veritable encyclopedia of global musical and aural traditions.

Adam Matthew Archive collections (access finishes 31st March 2015)


Mass Observation Online (access finishes 2nd April 2015)

This resource offers revolutionary access to one of the most important archives for the study of Social History in the modern era. Explore original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. 

Churchill Archive (Access finishes 1st May)