New Humanities and Social Science services

from Anne Worden

Over the last couple of months we have been busy sorting out deals to significantly enhance our online provision across a variety of Humanities and Social Science areas. We have managed to get some great resources so do give them a go over the summer:

The Daily Mail Archive 1896-2004

Useful for criminology and sociology as well as the more obvious history, journalism and media. As well as being able to search for stories, there is a really nice browse feature which includes access to special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II’s coronation and Winston Churchill – some of these were printed in gold or silver!

Project Muse: Humanities Collection

This has been on the English Literature wish list for many years and due to a combination of the price coming down, print journal cancellations and the department putting up half the cost each year, we have now been able to afford the sub-set of Muse which covers literature, film and drama.

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: a transnational archive

Bought for American Studies but English Literature plan to use it too, this includes US Supreme Court records, books, pamphlets, newspapers and facsimiles of letters by Wilberforce etc

State Papers Online: Tudor and Stuart

Bought to increase the range of online material available to students of early modern history, this is the definitive source for both domestic and foreign policy from 1509-1714.

Note: to access these resources, you will need to be using a machine on the University of Portsmouth network. If off-campus you will need to use the University web proxy service.

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