New Resources - September 2018

Over the summer vacation 2018, as well as investing heavily in ebook collections, the Library has also purchased access to the following resources.  You can access all of them via FindIt@Bham.

Very Short Introductions (OUP)

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.  So if you are starting a new module why not look at the Very Short Introductions to see if there is one of your topic. 

Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007 (Adam Matthew Digital)

The Stationers’ Company Archive is a resource for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century can be explored in this resource of research material for historians and literary scholars.

Women and Social Movements International 1840-present (Alexander Street Press)

Women and Social Movements, International is a collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II (Gale)

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. We now have access to Part II, in addition to our pre-existing access to Part I.

British Library Newspapers: Part IV, 1732-1950 and Part V, 1780-1950 (Gale Group/InfoTrac)

Reflecting the social, political and cultural events of the times, British Library Newspapers is a database that allows access to a comprehensive range of regional and local newspapers in Britain between the mid eighteenth and mid twentieth centuries. We now have access to Parts IV and V, in addition to our pre-existing access to Parts I-III.


Justis is a legal research platform for access to primary law. It includes case law and legislation from many common law jurisdictions. This includes vast judgments collections of reported and unreported cases and the largest database of UK superior court judgments available. We have now upgraded to the new JustisOne platform.

Ebook Collections

Cengage Engineering Ebooks (Gale)

This collection contains four ebooks: 'Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics', 'Engineering Mechanics: Statics', 'The Science and Engineering of Materials', and 'Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Foundations and Connections'.

Duke UP Latin American Studies Ebook Collection (Duke UP)

The Latin American Studies e-book collection includes over 550 titles in anthropology, cultural studies, Caribbean studies, Chicanx and Latinx studies, history, literature, film and media, politics, and many other fields, focused on Latin America.

We have also renewed our ebook deals with OUP, CUP and Sage.


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