A new online service for marketing and advertising researchers has now been made available by the Library. Marketing Mentor provides access to thousands of searchable, integrated and up-to-date pages on all aspects of marketing and advertising. Note that, while on-campus access is automatic, a unique username/password is needed for off-campus use.
The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The British Newspaper Archive website will offer access to up to 4 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland. The newspapers – which mainly date from the 19th century, but which include runs dating back to the first half of the 18th century – cover every aspect of local, regional and national news.
Included is the Belfast Newsletter 1828-1900.
All searching is free but it costs to view images in the viewer.
Visit the beta site http://unionsearch.bfi.org.uk/, currently called Search your film archives, which conducts federated searches of regional TV archives, the BFI and Amber films. Although content is often not available, due to copyright restrictions, readers are encouraged to contact the source archive to see if a viewing copy is available. A search for Steptoe, for example, finds catalogue entries for individual episodes with titles and descriptions, a 2008 interview with Galton and Simpson and a 1963 Royal Variety Performance listing Wilfred Brambell and Harry H. Corbett as cast members.
The European Union bookshop is a rich resource of research material available in PDF format. The following are examples of some of the titles: Strategic intelligence monitor on personal health system; Perspectives for European e-learning businesses; Towards a greater understanding of the changing role of business in society; Europe’s top research universities in FP6; Creativity and innovation: best practices from EU programmes; and Encouraging private investment in the cultural sector. There are many more.
The Contemporary Music Portal is a search engine for art music resources from 1945 to this day held by French institutions. One such institution is IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). It is a resource centre for contemporary music, science, and music and sound technologies. It has audio materials, videos, full text journal articles and theses. The database has French and English interfaces. You can sign up to an IRCAM newsletter.
Links to online resources at Penn University. This lists some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized.
The HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the immense collections of research libraries (in the US) in digital form, preserving them securely to be accessed and used today, and in future generations. Holdings include out of copyright materials covering all subject areas.
This is an international digital library project which is working to provide free full text access to 500,000 rare Chinese and language books and 500,000 English language books about China. It is interdisciplinary in nature covering all subjects from the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. There is a special emphasis upon topics relating to Chinese language, history and culture.
A collaborative effort of the NDLTD, OCLC, VTLS, and Scirus, the NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations. For students and researchers, the Union Catalog makes individual collections of NDLTD member institutions and consortia appear as one seamless digital library of ETDs.
DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. Includes theses from the UK as well as other European countries.