New! Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009

I am happy to let you know that following a successful trial, that ended last month, the Library has now purchased Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009 from AM Digital, which allows you to explore the history of Britain through three turbulent decades, written by those living through it.

You can access Mass Observation Project via the Digital Primary Source and Archive Collection guide or the Databases A-Z list. You will also soon be able to access it via DiscoverEd.

Mass Observation Project, 1981-2009 provides digital access to a unique life-writing archive, capturing the everyday experiences, thoughts and opinions of people living through the turbulent final decades of the 20th century and the advent of the 21st century. Continue reading

BBC Monitoring – on trial

Thanks to a request from staff in the School of Social and Political Science the Library currently has trial access to the new resource BBC Monitoring: Summary of World Broadcasts, 1939-2001 from Readex. Created in partnership with the BBC and digitised from the physical archives this fascinating resource captures more than 60 years of turbulent 20th century global history, as it unfolded.

Access BBC Monitoring via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 12 June 2023. Continue reading

Trial access: Women’s Magazine Archive

*The Library has now purchased access to the ‘Women’s Magazine Archive, collection I and II’. See New to the Library: Women’s Magazine Archive.*

ProQuest have kindly allowed us to trial for a second time Women’s Magazine Archive I and II  comprising archival runs of leading women’s consumer magazines of the 20th century which up till now have been difficult to locate and navigate.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page.
Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 15th March 2017.

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