LLC related database trials

There are quite a few database trials going on at the moment that are relevant to subject areas in the LLC School. The trials can be accessed from the Library’s E-Resources Trials website.

Database Description
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online

Till 04/12/2019


8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912.
Oxford Reseach Encyclopedias: Linguistics

Till 13/12/2019


Subjects cover applied and computational linguistics, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics and semantics.
London Low Life

Till 16/12/2019

A full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
Plays International & Europe

Till 27/12/2019

A quarterly journal that covers theatre festivals, interviews with major theatre personalities, and “What’s on in London” and “What’s on the Broadway” lists describing all the upcoming mainstream shows. Access from the first issue Spring 2016 onwards.
Database of Chinese Modern Newspapers

Till 30/12/2019

Includes modern newspapers published in both mainland China and Taiwan before 1949 which reflects the entire history of the Republic of China. This database includes these sub-databases, namely; 《申報》(we have already), 《中央日報》(1928-1949),  《臺灣民報系列》, 《臺灣日日新報》, and  《臺灣時報》. It also contains 《自由中國》雜誌(1949 —1960), 《自立晚報》,《三六九小報》、《風月報》and《南方》.
Diaolong Full-text Database of Chinese & Japanese Ancient Books

Till 30/12/2019

Collections of Chinese and Japanese ancient books including almost 30,000 titles of ancient books. It is composed of many sub-databases, namely: 《正統道藏》, 《道藏輯要》, 《永樂大典》, 《四部叢刊》,  《四庫全書》(we already have), 《續四部叢刊》,《續四庫全書》,《四庫存目》,《四庫未收書》,《四庫禁毀書》,《清代史料》,《清代科舉硃卷》,《古今圖書集成》(we already have),《中國地方志》,《中國地方志續集》,《六俯文藏》,《敦煌史料》,as well as the collection of Japanese ancient books 《日本古典書籍庫》.
Ta Kung Pao Newspaper Database

Till 30/12/2019

《大公報》(1902-1949) was established by Lianzhi Ying in Tianjin at the year 1902 which collects about 3 million articles. It has been focusing on politics and current affairs and was the most famous newspaper which recorded Chinese modern history, and served as one of the representatives of public voices especially during 1926-1949.
Bloomsbury Cultural History

Till 05/01/2020

Comprising curated and illustrated reference works alongside extensive ebook and image collections.  It offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history. Each subject is looked at in Antiquity, the Medieval Age, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Age of Empire and the Modern Age and thematic coverage is consistent across all periods so that users can either gain a broad overview of a period or follow a theme through the ages.
The National Theatre Collection

Till 05/01/2020

Gives access to high definition streamed video of world-class theatre productions and unique archival material, offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts and unseen archival recordings, the video content includes 17 video performances in the initial release and will expand in 2020 to 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, and costume designs will provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.


A Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based digital library focusing primarily on Arabic content. It contains journals, indexes, e-books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and other types of electronic content. AskZad contains scans of original articles going as far back as 1823. The majority of AskZad’s content is in Arabic but content in English, French and German is also available – click the top left button to translate the website into English.

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