New to the Library: Migration to New Worlds

I’m happy to let you know that the Library now has access to the fascinating online resource Migration to New Worlds due to a collaboration between Jisc and the publishers Adam Matthews.


You can access Migration to New Worlds via the Databases A-Z list.

This unique collection brings together varied primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of migration from the ‘Century of Immigration’ (1800-1924), though you will find some material from pre-1800 and post-1924. Continue reading

All the fun of the World’s Fairs

The Library currently has trial access to World’s Fairs: A Global History of Expositions. Through this unique resource you can explore the phenomenon of world’s fairs from the Crystal Palace in 1851 and the proliferation of North American exhibitions, to fairs around the world and twenty-first century expos.


Bringing together for the first time official records, monographs, personal accounts and ephemera, including publicity, artwork and artifacts, for more than 200 fairs this collection offers a fascinating insight into international expositions.

You can access the resource during the trial period via the e-resources trials page. Access is available on and off-campus.

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Trial access: Church Missionary Society Periodicals

The Library currently has trial access to the Church Missionary Society Periodicals from Adam Matthew Digital. This resource features publications from the Church Missionary Society, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society between 1804 and 2009.

IFYou can access the resource during the trial period from the link below if you are working on-campus (or off-campus with VPN):

Trial ends 23rd March 2016*.
*Please note that our trial access has been extended.
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