The Library trials databases to get feedback on them from the University community and assess whether they should be added to the Library’s collection.
The database trials on the Library website are in line with the Collection Development and Management Policy.
IUPAC Standards OnlineDescription:
Internationally-binding standards and recommendations for chemistry and related fields created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
British Online Archives (trial until 14 May)Description:
The trial is for the following five collections of primary resources.
Children's Literature and Culture (trial until 30 May)Description:
Primary resources. A collection of rare books, games, ephemera, and artwork from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Material has been sourced from the Children’s Literature and Graphic Arts collections of the American Antiquarian Society.
Political Extremism and Radicalism (trial until 30 May)Description:
This collection covers a period of just over a century (1900s to 2010s) when the world saw the formation of several civil rights movements, including for the rights of minorities, women's rights, and gay rights. It also encompasses the rise and fall of a number of peripheral groups deemed ‘extreme’ or ‘radical’ by contemporaries, such as anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-war, communist or socialist, creationist, environmentalist, hate, holocaust denial, new left, survivalist, white supremacist, and white nationalist. The archive is global in scope - although it presents materials largely from the United States and Britain, it also showcases important factions from Europe and Australia, such as the Norwegian Nazi Party and the Australian National Socialist Party.
Collections have been sourced from esteemed institutions and include the Searchlight Archive held at the University of Northampton, the American Radicalism Collection at Michigan State University, the Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda from the John Hay Library at Brown University and various collections from The National Archives in the UK.
Sex & Sexuality (trial until 26 May)Description:
Sex & Sexuality makes accessible the unpublished papers of prominent sexologists, sex researchers, societies, advocacy groups and campaigners working across America and beyond during the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries.
Please be aware that this resource contains material of a sexually explicit nature. Content includes, but is not limited to, descriptions and imagery of sexual violence; non-consensual sexual activity; sexual activity including minors; surgery and suicide.
Victorian Popular Culture (trial until 30 May)Description:
Primary resources from the Victorian era relating to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.
Trial is for the following three modules.