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Social Sciences & Humanities

"Praise up the humanities, my boy. That will make them think that you are broadminded", Winston Churchill

Electronic Enlightenment

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The online gateway to the long 18th century... Electronic Enlightenment offers unrivalled access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long 18th century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers. Electronic Enlightenment is a scholarly research project of the Bodleian Library and the Humanities Division of the University of Oxford, and is available exclusively from Oxford University Press.

Cross-search letters from nearly 6,000 correspondents. Online access to over 53,000 letters and documents from the best critical editions. Original languages - includes letters in French, German, and Italian as well as English. Cross-search nearly 230,000 scholarly annotations. Over 80,000 document sources including both manuscripts and early editions. Expanding network of external links to other online resources - from Chambers' Cyclopedia to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Updated twice a year - includes published and previously unpublished correspondence. Excellent functionality and extensive links... Search or browse fields including writer, recipient, date, and location. Get involved in content and connections - contribute new letters or suggest new correspondents. Printer-friendly layout. User-friendly help pages will guide users through the resource. Subscriber services include: Extensive online help and excellent customer and technical support. Detailed usage statistics allow you to track how often your users are accessing Electronic Enlightenment.

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Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society

Publisher: ABC CLIO Ltd
From terrorism to climate change, this new database offers context, perspectives, scholarship, and deep reference content on the most controversial issues of the day. Produced in conjunction with leading scholars and educators, the database goes beyond facts and figures to help your students develop a true understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy. Features: coverage of 150 of the most controversial topics, delivers 4000 diverse entries, includes 3000+ images and hundreds of audio visual files. FREE TRIAL: this database is available on 30 day FREE TRIAL, simply click on the Free Trial option below and ensure you include your email address on the order form.
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Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Now offering a rapidly expanding range of subject areas and on-going enhancements to the site, Oxford Bibliographies is reaching more scholars and students than ever before, increasing productivity, saving time, and elevating the quality of research.

Key Features:
Selective: Expert recommendations on the best works available in each discipline - whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a website, an archive, or data set - streamline the research process
Credible: Each subject area is overseen by an Editor in Chief, an Editorial Board, and peer reviewers, ensuring a balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy, authority, and objectivity
Original Scholarly Content: Each article includes an introduction written by a top scholar in the field, with original commentary and annotations by top scholars, making it an authoritative guide to the current scholarship
Seamless Pathways: Intuitive linking and discoverability tools help users quickly locate full text content to prevent dead ends
Customization: Oxford Bibliographies personalization allows you to sign in to create a personalized list of citations with your own notes and annotations
Up to Date and Expanding: A robust updating program keeps researchers informed of advances in their field
Discoverability: MARC 21 records available at the subject and article level; Open URL and full-text DOIs seamlessly link citations to the library's catalog increasing discoverability and usage of library resources

Modules currently available:
African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, British & Irish Literature, Buddhism, Childhood Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology, Education, Geography, Hinduism, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Latino Studies, Linguistics, Management, Medieval Studies, Military History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Renaissance & Reformation, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian, Literature.

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Oxford Scholarly Editions

Oxford Scholarly Editions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

'This is a game-changing online file that surpasses the equivalent print editions and is recommended for serious scholarship in the humanities ...'

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) are the cornerstones of humanities scholarship, and Oxford University Press's list is unparalleled in breadth and quality.

Provides access to more than 750 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poetry, history, and drama. Currently includes all of Shakespeare's plays, the complete works of Jane Austen, Ovid, and Virgil, the poetry of John Donne and much more.

The collection is set to grow into a massive virtual library, ultimately including the entirety of Oxford's distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions, from the Oxford Classical Texts to the Romantic poets and from medieval Latin chronicles to the twentieth century.

By publishing these texts online, OSEO makes highly sought after editions more accessible, searchable, and interconnected than ever before.

Overseen by a prestigious editorial board of prominent academics, led by Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Director of the Rare Book School at University of Virginia) , ensuring the highest editorial standards. Unlocking texts with OSEO, users can...

- Browse each text's editor's record of important variations, and interpretative and explanatory notes directly alongisde the text
- Be assured of authoritative and reliable content with scholarly accreditation
- Utilize excellent searching and linking facilities
- Access editions anywhere, anytime - teach a class across the world knowing everyone is using the same, trusted edition

OSEO will grow into a massive virtual library, with new content added in chronological steps until ultimately it will include all of Oxford's distinguished list of authoritative scholarly editions, from the Oxford Classical Texts to the Romantic poets, and from medieval Latin chronicles to the twentieth century.

Readership: Academics, postgraduates, undergraduates working primarily in the fields of English Literature, Philosophy, History, and Religion.

"This is a game-changing online file that surpasses the equivalent print editions and is recommended for serious scholarship in the humanities everywhere." - Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal

"These digitized scholarly editions are not intended to eclipse the print volumes. Indeed, one can well imagine working with the print and electronic formats in concert. What this new version does confer is a whole new level of discoverability." - J. Millhorn, Northern Illinois University, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (Editors' Picks)

"Authoritative sourcing is critical in humanities scholarship, and few institutions in the world are more respected than Oxford University" - Barbara Quint, Information Today

"Such editions have the familiar advantages of being able to search across a large corpus of material as well as notes which can be viewed alongside the text rather than tucked away at the end of a printed book." - Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education

Library Journal Runner up for Best Databases 2012. Selected as one of Library Journal's Best Reference of 2012

The following Modules are available:
Renaissance: Drama, Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare
Early 17th Century: Drama, Poetry and Prose
Restoration: Drama, Poetry and Prose
18th Century: Drama, Poetry and Prose
Romantics: Drama, Poetry and Prose
Latin: Drama, History and Poetry

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Oxford Scholarship

Oxford Scholarship

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Combines excellence with innovation, a unique and invaluable tool for both teaching and research. The most important scholarly books that Oxford University Press publishers in the humanities and social sciences are now accessible online for a one-time purchase fee or by annual subscription.

The following subject modules are available: Biology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Music.

Special features make research easier and results more relevant. Oxford has commissioned keywords, book and chapter abstract for each work. Vast majority are written by the original author, alongside journal abstracts through a variety of online services. Reference linking from bibliographies and footnotes to available online content, such as journals from wide range of publishers, helps scholars and students discover new resources. Classic works of scholarship and newly published works are more accessible than ever before, making this a unique and invaluable research tool for scholars and students. Includes: full text of 1000+ carefully selected titles, 250,000+ book pages, 100+ million words, with at least 200 new books added each year. Each book has to be approved by a board of leading academics from Oxford University.

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Questia School

Questia School

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Welcome to the new world of literacy and learning. Questia School opens a new world of digital learning and literacy with a full text 77,000+ volume online resource enhanced by research and productivity tools, lesson plans, staff training, 24/7 access and more.

- The world's largest online collection of complete books (over 77,000) and more than 6 million articles, journals and newspapers - all searchable by word, phrase, title, author, or subject. Teachers like Questia School because it includes 350+ engaging classroom tested lesson plans
- High-quality resources from over 300 acclaimed publishers in the humanities and social sciences selected by school librarians to meet curriculum needs
- The librarians have compiled some 7000 reference bibliographies on frequently researched topics
- Unlimited use of the books and articles in the collection no matter how many others are reading the same materials - no book is ever checked as out!. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - the library never closes
- Tools to write notes in the margins and highlight passages as if you were working with actual physical books
- Easy-to-use tools to create footnotes and bibliographies (Never struggle with another bibliography!)
- Hyperlinking of footnotes and bibliographies across titles for instant access to other related titles
- State-of-the-art customer service

Questia School unlocks a world of literacy and learning, giving school students and teachers online access to a trusted collection of over 28,000 full-text books and 3 million articles from journals, magazines and newspapers for their library and information community. Each resource has been carefully selected by School librarians to meet curriculum needs.

Your students will build content knowledge in humanities and social sciences and they'll develop better research skills thanks to Questia's exclusive digital research tools. Includes 350+ engaging, classroom-tested lesson plans, embedded assessment, and training options so students and teachers can use the programme confidently right from the start. Questia School also provides a dictionary, thesaurus and Encyclopedia so students don't have to search for definitions during their research

Key Features:
- Individual User logins
- Highlighting
- Note taking
- Project folders where all information is saved
- 350 educator developed lesson plans to address essential curriculum concepts
- Faculty can create classes and assignments within Questia School
- Fiction and nonfiction
- Recent books as well as out-of-print titles

Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection. You can read every title cover to cover. This rich, scholarly content -- selected by professional collection librarians -- is not available elsewhere on the Internet. Students and Internet users of all ages have found Questia to be an invaluable online resource. Anyone doing research or just interested in topics that touch on the humanities and social sciences will find titles of interest in Questia.

All the text in all the Questia books and articles is available to subscribers unlike Google Book Search where users can only see small parts of copyrighted books

Questia provides users with an ideal online supplement to their existing library collection. Designed to provide students with easy access to the collection via the Internet, and to help research across topics both broad and narrow, Questia can improve how students formulate topics, do research, and write papers. Questia contains the full text of all books in the collection, including the front and back matter.

The digital format of the collection provides access to all works in the collection no matter how many users are reading the texts or when and where they wish to do their work. Thus, users will have access to materials that you may not have in your collections or that are missing, checked out, or on reserve. For distance learners and working or part-time students who can't use library facilities during regular hours, Questia is the long-awaited answer. Students can use the Questia collection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer with an Internet connection.

Questia is easy to use and efficient. A user can search the collection at no cost. A subscription to Questia provides a user with unlimited access to all of the materials in the collection and to Questia's unique research tools. Students can perform powerful searches by keyword, phrase, title, author, and subject. Advanced searches can use Boolean and truncation.

Professional librarians with years of experience in academic collection development select titles for the Questia collection. Questia ensures that the electronic versions of all books mirror the original pagination to the fullest extent possible. Every text is checked and double-checked to maintain the highest level of accuracy and integrity.

Questia is a great resource for librarians who routinely assist students in their research efforts. Librarians can use the free Questia search function to mine the contents of their own collections and direct students to appropriate titles in their stacks. Questia can help you help students find the right information quickly and easily. Two pricing options available based on number of Full Time Students: Sixth Form Only (including 20 faculty free of charge), or Whole School Site Licence (including all faculty free of charge). Prices change on 1st April each year.

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Social Explorer

Social Explorer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyse and understand demography and social change throughout history.

An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980. More than just a data source, Social Explorer offers a high level of functionality and control. Users can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.

The site is updated three times annually with new data and new features will be continually added to the site. A full and complete reference of historical census data, Social Explorer is an end-to-end solution that meets the needs of researchers and scholars without sacrificing ease of use for non-experts.


Save time:
Get information specific to your research needs with accurate census data
Save and automatically export reports to Excel and a variety of statistical packages
Automatically create slideshows from maps
Create a report in three easy steps
Reports automatically calculate aggregates, percentages, and medians

Ease of use:
Online tutorials guide you through the site
Simple navigation buttons
Maps are interactive and easily navigable and incorporate a find tool to instantly locate addresses, cities, zip codes, and towns
Legend menus are always available

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Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly ... Launched by Oxford University Press
in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Documentary Film - now available Online. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. Brilliant. Sharp. Inspiring. Over 370 Very Short Introductions are now available as an online resource offering scholars and students OUP's premier publishing series in an easily discoverable, fully cross searchable, and highly accessible format. Titles can now be found directly alongside reference, biography, bibliography,monograph, dictionary, scholarly, and journal content, making them a more integrated and accessible part of digital research journeys than ever before. Inspiring services for Librarians. Very Short Introductions cover the following subject areas:

- Arts & Humanities including: History, Literature, Philosopy, Religion, Music
- Science & Mathematics including: Physics, Psychology
- Social Science including: Politics
- Law
- Medicine & Health

Brilliant benefits for all kinds of users. Whether you are a researcher, lecturer, student, or just avidly curious, Very Short Introductions allow you to discover a new topic or subject through an intelligent and serious introduction written by authors who are experts in their field. Regularly updated with the newest titles, this online resource can benefit your work and research. Includes Reading Guides and Videos.

Benefits for students: Consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular topic or subject. Use comprehensive interlinking with other Oxford online resources, enhancing journeys from
introductory material to advanced content. Remotely access the resource from anywhere and at any time-read and research on-the-go.

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