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Introducing the Armed Conflict Database (ACD)

Following a popular trial, we are delighted to present access to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD), which  monitors armed conflicts worldwide focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts from local rebellions to long-term insurgencies, civil wars and inter-state conflicts. 

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Chatham House Online Archive database trial

A trial has just started for the Chatham House Online Archive.  This archive contains analysis, research, debates and speeches across the twentieth century from the Royal Institute of International Affairs.  The database is available only on campus or via the

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Today is… Human Rights Day

In 1950, The United Nations declared 10 December Human Rights Day to focus the attention ‘of the people of the world’ on the new Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all people and all

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Web of Science upgrade (13 December)

Improvements to the search options within Web of Science is scheduled for to take place on Saturday, 13 December.  Thomson Reuters, the supplier of Web of Science, have warned the service might be unavailable at times during the day and

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Nexis UK is changing

Our premium news service, Nexis UK, covering worldwide newspaper and other media from 1980s to the present is getting better.  An upgrade tomorrow will see a new streamlined search and discovery interface, and more powerful export options for your search

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Free access this month to Taylor & Francis’ “electronic media” collection

Taylor & Francis’ Communication Theme of the Month Collection this November is “Electronic media”: the study of radio, television, media technology, and web design with streaming audio and video.  Until 30 November, you can get free additional digital content on: Cyber-security Learning Diversity

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Search Scopus

Have you tried Scopus?  New to the Library, Scopus is now our largest single database of scientific academic journal articles, books and conference proceedings. Like the Discovery Service, Scopus combines a normal database with a citation indexing service, so you can both carry

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OECD iLibrary now available for you to use

We now offer free access to the OECD iLibrary, the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data, featuring its books, papers and statistics. It also includes publications from

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