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Humanities for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

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1271 London and provincial newsbooks, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and single-sheet ephemera, 1600 to 1800.

 

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A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

 

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Explore a range of documents from the early 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century covering desegregation, civil rights activities and protests, race relations and community integration, plus African American culture. You will find facsimiles of letters, pamphlets, photos, maps, legal records etc, plus oral history interviews which you can watch.

 

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A key source of primary documents and photos covering the Spanish Civil War.  A large part of this online archive is Spanish language, but there are some items in English and German.

 

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Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

 

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Over 150 national and regional newspapers including the Morning Chronicle 1801-1865, Southampton Herald 1830-1900, Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph 1800-1900, Portsmouth Evening News 1878-1904. Archives are available covering 1800-1950, with different date ranges for each newspaper.

 

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The text of 460 journals published between the 1680s and the 1930s. This archive includes key sources with input from major literary figures e.g. Conan Doyle, Defoe, Dickens, Mrs. Gaskell, Smollett.

 

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CAIRN lets you browse or search recent issues of journals written in French covering history, politics/IR, economics and contemporary society. Journals on CAIRN go back to about 2002 so if you want anything earlier or need other French journals use Persée.

 

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Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

 

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Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

 

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This archive contains analysis, research, debates and speeches from the Royal Institute of International Affairs from 1920-2008. Topics covered include the Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, energy security, nuclear disarmament, decolonisation etc. You can also listen to recordings of meetings and speeches as well as seeing the transcript in many cases.

 

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An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

 

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Search for stories in this popular tabloid or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including 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! Use Nexis UK if you want to go beyond 2004.

 

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A brilliant source containing essays, maps, primary sources and an interactive chronology on the theme of Empire across the last 5 centuries

 

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A high quality online reference source bought specially for the early modern History courses at Portsmouth.

 

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Digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks etc. Supplementing the primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, In Their Own Words feature, scholarly essays, a chronology and glossaries. The Visual Perspectives and Narratives module has greater emphasis on the role of women, plus the home front.

 

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The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

 

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

 

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The world’s leading source of articles and chapters on all aspects of world history from 1450 onwards.

 

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An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects.

 

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Access a range of primary and secondary sources covering London from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. As well as documents, you will find interactive maps, illustrations and photographs to really bring the streets to life.

 

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A key source about daily life in the 20th century. You can look at topic collections (1938-65) on juvenile delinquency, holidays, leisure, industry etc., or view diary entries (1939-51) and day surveys. File reports (1937-1972) cover subjects such as propaganda, morale, popular culture, shopping, sex, fashion and much more.

 

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Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia

 

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Provides e-books on various subjects

 

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This online archive includes African-American newspapers as well as titles that pre-date a state’s admission into the Union. There is a wide variety of titles and date coverage e.g. Afro-American (Baltimore), Daily Hot Blast, (Anniston, Alabama) Detroit Free Press, The Washington Globe, with the oldest newspaper dating from 1800. There are numerous ways to search or browse.

 

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Database of Oxford University Press journals

 

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An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences

 

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Collections of articles from a variety of humanities and social sciences. We have bought the collection which includes Literature and Film so this is excellent for Literature students.

 

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This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

 

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Sage  publishes journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine

 

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A wide ranging archive which includes US Supreme Court records, books, pamphlets, newspapers and facsimiles of letters by the English abolitionist William Wilberforce etc

 

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This publisher's website gives access to the journals subscribed to by the University of Portsmouth

 

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This key resource for the early modern period brings you original historical documents ranging from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain.

 

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This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

 

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

 

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Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

 

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A fantastic online collection containing everything from the full-text of books, to posters and performance tickets. Highly recommended by Portsmouth lecturers

 

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Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

A guide to this resource can be found at: http://www.lib-guides.port.ac.uk/LG592.pdf

 

 

You may want to look at books relating to this subject area. You are free to consult these in the Library, but walk-in visitors may not borrow books unless they have an External Reader membership. The list below will help you find where subjects of interest are held in the Library - click on the location to view a map.

American literature
early modern Europe
education
English & Old English languages
English & Old English literature
ethics of journalism
French & related languages
French & related literatures
French Revolution
German & related languages
German & related literatures
history of Asia
history of Europe
history of France & Monaco
history of Germany & neighboring central European countries
history of Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta
history of North America
history of Russia & neighboring east European countries
history of Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal
history of the ancient world
history of the British Isles
Italian, Romanian & related languages
Italian, Romanian, & related literatures
language philosophy & theory
languages of East & Southeast Asia
Latin & Italic literatures
literary philosophy & theory
local history: Hampshire
nineteenth century Europe
Spanish, Portuguese, Galician literatures
Spanish,Portuguese, Galician