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Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus is a useful resource for teachers and students of Performing Arts or English Literature.  It can also be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys dramatic or musical performance. It is mostly a video-based teaching resource for schools and

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/02/16

The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in

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New resource: Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

We are pleased to offer a new US newspaper archive that offers various ways to search and browse US newspaper titles as far back as 1800, including African-American newspapers as well as titles that pre-date a state’s admission into the Union.  Titles covered include Afro-American (Baltimore),

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/01/16

‘The Holy Grail on film: essays on the cinematic quest’ edited by Kevin J. Harty The Holy Grail is an elusive object prompting many quests, both real and imagined, in the mediaeval and modern world. Such is its ambiguity it

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Armed Conflict Database trial until 11 January 2016

We are pleased to present a to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) until Monday, 11th January 2016. The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies,

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Culture24

For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly

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Newspaper archives trial available until 31 December 2015

We are pleased to announce trial access to two new newspaper archives until 31 December 2015.  The links below give you access on campus. If you want to use them off-campus, you will need to use the Web Proxy Service.

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 13/04/15

20th Century Fashion: 100 Years of Apparel Ads by Jim Heimann (editor) and Alison A. Nieder (text) This week I chose a book on fashion; a subject I have not covered before.  During the 20th century, fashion evolved from being

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 27/03/15

The Seven Basic Plots: why we tell stories by Christopher Booker I chose this book as Creative Arts Book of the Week because I have stockpiled this title in my own library at home and if I don’t remind myself

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Focus on: Historical Abstracts

Find journal articles on all aspects of world history – social, economic, educational, and many more from 1450 onwards. This database holds everything needed by the budding historian (except for US and Canadian history) and from 1955 onwards offers the

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