A comprehensive collection of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression— at completion, it will include 50,000 pages.
Books & Media
Books & Media offers a comprehensive and unique resource that lists and details all books featured in the national press in Britain and Ireland, whether reviewed or referenced in general editorial, interviews or the news. Books & Media also covers books and authors with official TV tie-ins, featured on radio or discussed on social networking sites and blogs. Authors appearing on TV chat shows and books adapted into major and independent movies are also covered.
The data spans more than 400 years of personal writings, bringing together the voices of women from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The collection includes over 100,000 pages of material assembled from numerous bibliographies and from newly conducted research. Alongside the published material are 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscripts.
www.cans.org.uk is a detailed summary of the laws of England, Wales and Scotland, published by Cans Legal Information. We take the original sources – Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments – and distil them for public consumption into separate topics, each covering a different aspect of the law. We simplify the language and link together the different laws which can apply in each situation, including where possible detail from other sources such as codes of practice or European Directives. We always give references so that the user can go back to the original source if needed. www.cans.org.uk is regularly updated to include new law as it is introduced and this new law is put in context with existing legislation to give the user a complete picture. We cover 20 main areas of law. A full list of the content can be seen at www.cans.org.uk
Brings together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online collection. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music.
Credo Reference offers access to a growing collection of full-text fully cross-referenced content of nearly 600 titles from over 70 of the best reference publishers. Credo’s 10,000+ Topic Pages will also include top search results from your library’s catalogue and other online resources. Homework is fun with Credo’s interactive Concept Mapping tool, and easy with clear, intuitive interface and easy-to-cite entries. Content is brought alive and made accessible with extras such as:
- Multi-lingual interface
- Talking dictionaries for pronunciation help
- Animations, video & sound clips
- 300,000+ images, diagrams, photos, maps
- 50,000 fine art images
- Concept Map for visual learners
- Crossword and anagram solver
- Free subject guides
The EISODUS database is currently being supplied to a number of libraries across the UK. It is aimed at incoming migrants to the UK and contains information about living, studying and working here.
Enquire is real time, 24/7 digital reference service via access to library and information professionals through chat and email technology.
EXODUS is a unique source of information on opportunities to live, work, study, train, volunteer and take time out in countries around the world. This comprehensive resource and all in one gateway to international opportunities provides direct links to relevant organisations and websites. EXODUS contains information on opportunities for UK nationals in over 50 countries around the world and information for non-UK nationals who are wishing to live, work and study in the UK.
Findmypast.co.uk is a leading online genealogy resource. The website provides access to around 750 million records with thousands of records being added every month. Highlights include:
- Fully Name-indexed birth, marriage and death records
- A marriage records search
- The complete census collection including the official 1911 census
- Over 40m parish records dating back as far as 1538
- A vast military records collection spanning 1656-1994,
- Migration records including exclusive passenger lists leaving the UK 1890-1960
This is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
Grove Art Online
www.oxfordartonline.com The multi-award winning Grove Art Online is the ultimate authority on all aspects of the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present day.
Grove Music Online
www.oxfordmusiconline.com Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001; a glorious compendium of music scholarship, Grove Music is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.
Music Online: reference
Music Online: Reference is the gateway to Alexander Street Press’s music reference library. Included in the collection are the following databases: African American Music Reference, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.
www.oxforddictionaries.com. Oxford’s innovative current English language resource with up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference content based on the largest language research programme in the world, Oxford Dictionaries Pro is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked English language resource. It offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing. Essential for writers, copyeditors, business professionals, linguists, academics, teachers, students, and non-native speakers.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
www.oxforddnb.com. Explore the lives of over 58,000 people in the multi-award-winning Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. This vast biographical resource contains specially commissioned articles on people who have shaped British history and culture from the Romans to the present day. International in scope, the Oxford DNB covers not just the British Isles, but also includes people from the former British colonies, the Commonwealth, and beyond.
www.oed.com The definitive record of the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary is widely acknowledged to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and development of words. The Oxford English Dictionary Online gives you not only the latest content of the full Oxford English Dictionary, but also the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, providing more depth and breadth than ever before.
www.oxfordislamicstudies.com. An authoritative online resource, Oxford Islamic Studies Online brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.
www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com. Oxford’s bilingual dictionary and language-learning resource, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online offers fully searchable online access to Oxford's top-of-the-range, unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian; plus unique online resources for language learning.
www.oxfordreference.com. Oxford Reference Online provides searchable access to the full text of Oxford University Press’ online reference collection of subject dictionaries and reference books, with additional timelines, smart results, and links to the most helpful websites
Public Information Online www.publicinformationonline.com is a complete collection of parliamentary papers from the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly and Scottish Government. All sections are updated daily and papers are available to download in Portable Document Format (PDF)
UK/EIRE Reference Centre™
UK/EIRE Reference Centre™ combines British & Irish sources (including: magazines, newspapers, and reference books) with international sources to create the most complete collection of full-text research publications for UK/Irish public libraries. Magazine coverage includes full text of publications such as New Statesman, PC Magazine, National Geographic, and many more. Newspaper coverage includes full text of publications such as The Times (London), The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Birmingham Post, Irish Times, etc. Reference book full-text coverage includes: The Encyclopedia of Britain, The Columbia Encyclopedia, and many others. In addition, this database provides hundreds of thousands of photos, maps and flags
Who's Who & Who Was Who
(Oxford University Press)
www.ukwhoswho.com. Published every year since 1849, Who’s Who is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 34,000 influential people in British public life today. Who Was Who is an invaluable and historical archive which collects together the entries of nearly 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who.
Containing autobiographical listings of senior politicians, judges, civil servants, and notable figures from the arts, academia, and other areas, it is seen as one of the world’s most recognised and respected works of reference.