We hold a selection of databases which contain full text and abstracts of journals

Some are collections of digital manuscripts, ebooks, digital images or films. You can access them directly from this page.

* Database included in library search

0-9 | ABCDEFGHIJLMNOP | RST | V | XYZ 

0-9

19th Century UK Periodicals

The 1.2 million periodical pages of Series 1 of this collection cover 'New Readership':

  • Women & children
  • Sports & leisure
  • Humour & satire

16th to 19th Century British Newspapers

These archives contain digitised 16th to 19th century British newspapers from the British Library's collections.

Full runs of 48 newspapers are covered, including:

  • Morning Chronicle
  • The Examiner and Illustrated Police News
  • Pall Mall Gazette
  • Northern Echo
  • Western Mail
  • Newcastle Courant
  • Bristol Mercury

A highlight is the 17th and 18th Century Burney Newspaper Collection containing newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817), representing the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. 

A

Academic Search Premier *

This service offers the full text of over 4,700 journals in all academic subjects.  In addition, the contents of another 12,000 journals are indexed, many including abstracts.

If you have any difficulties or have any comments on the use of this service, please email library@bathspa.ac.uk.

*If an article is not in full text, you can check the journals A-Z to find out whether it is held on another service or in print format. If it's not, you can request an Interlibrary loan.

ACS Legacy Archive (on campus access only) *

The American Chemical Society archive contains the backfiles of 23 journals up to 1995, providing access to over 460,000 articles, including those by over 180 Nobel prize winners.

Examples of journals included are:

  • Analytical Chemistry, 1929-1995
  • Biochemistry, 1962-1995
  • Environmental Science & Technology, 1967-1995
  • Inorganic Chemistry, 1962-1995
  • Journal of Natural Products, 1979-1995
  • Macromolecules, 1968-1995

a-n Artists Information Company

This service provides access to a-n's Artist Toolkits, to visual arts news and professional development information.

*Please note, you will need individual membership (free to our students) to use the current jobs and opportunities listings as these are not included in BSU's institutional access. You will need to be off-campus to sign up for and access your student account.

Archival Sound Recordings

Archival Sound Recordings provides access to oral histories, interviews with artists and designers, unpublished ethnographic material, classical, jazz and popular music recordings and environmental sounds.

Content is enhanced by images and transcripts and you can listen to and download the recordings.

*These resources should be used for teaching, learning and research purposes only. Guidance is available from the British Library.

Art Full Text *

This database offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of over 300 peer-selected publications.

Coverage includes:

  • Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art
  • New artists
  • Contemporary art
  • Exhibition reviews
  • Feminist criticism.

B

Beckett Digital Manuscript

The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project contains digital facsimiles of significant works by the Irish novelist, playwright and poet Samuel Beckett.

The archive is organised into research modules, each of which contains all extant manuscripts pertaining to an individual text, now preserved in different holding libraries around the world. 

Bloomsbury Fashion Central including Berg Fashion Library

Bloomsbury Fashion Central includes the Berg Encyclopedia of World Fashion and Dress, around 60 e-books, a colour image bank, including some 1,600 images from the Victoria & Albert Museum's collection, plus other fashion writing including journal articles, book chapters and e-books.

Bridgeman Education

Bridgeman Education provides access to around 250,000 images covering the visual culture from prehistory to the present day from all over the world.  All aspects of art are included - fine art, photography, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, etc.  There is detailed information given with each image and they are free to use for educational purposes.

*Bridgeman's resources must be used for educational purposes only and, if you use any image in your work, you must acknowledge the source as you would any other reference.

British Education Index *

This service from EBSCO provides access to three databases which can be searched singly or all together:

  • British Education Index: this gives access to bibliographic references from some 350 British and selected European English-language journals since 1975
  • ERIC: the Educational Resources and Information Center of the US Department of Education indexes over 770 journals and currently contains over 750,000 records from 1966 on
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies: from 1927
  • Education Abstracts: from 1983
  • Educational Administration Abstracts: from the 1960s to the present

*This database does not provide full text though many entries include abstracts. You will need to check the Library catalogue and/or the journals web pages to find out whether a particular book or journal is held. If not, you may want to apply via interlibrary loans for a copy.

British Online Archives: Communist Party of Great Britain 1920-1991

The British Communist Party was formed in 1920 as a section of the Moscow-based Communist International (Comintern) and was dissolved in 1991 when the archives were deposited in the People's History Museum in Manchester. Records were preserved from the 1940s on and include notes taken at meetings by leading party officials. The archive also includes extensive records of central departments like the industrial department, which dealt with the trade union activities - the most visible and controversial sign of the party's influence.

British Periodicals Online

Provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.

Use your BSU username and password to login.

Burney Newspaper Collection

The Burney Newspaper Collection contains newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817). They represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.

Business Source Complete *

Business Source Complete offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

Available through EBSCOhost, the database offers more than 1,150,000 company profiles, more than 10,270 case studies, nearly 2,550 market research reports and close to 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.

*For those articles not provided in full text, you will need to check the journals web pages to find out whether it is held on another service or in print format.  If not, you may want to apply via interlibrary loans for a copy.

C

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive *

This online archive provides access to the full text of over 50 Cambridge University Press journal titles.

Chatham House Online Archive

The Chatham House Online Archive (CHOA) contains Chatham House’s publications and archive from 1920 to 2008. The collection includes over half a million pages of research and analysis from the world-leading centre for policy and research, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

D

Daily Mail Historical Archives

The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. It currently boasts a circulation of over 2 million, and its website is the most visited news site in the world.

More than 100 years of this major UK national newspaper can be viewed in full digital facsimile form, with copious advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th and 21st century culture and society.

Dance in Video *

Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries from some of the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

Selections cover:

  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Experimental
  • Improvisational dance

Defining Gender, 1450-1910 *

Defining Gender provides access to a collection of original documents relating to gender studies from libraries and archives worldwide.  

Amongst other documents, the collection includes:

  • letters and diaries
  • conduct and advice literature
  • poetry
  • pamphlets, periodicals and manuscript journals

Design and Applied Arts Index

From Design Documentation, this index contains over 110,000 annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals published since 1973 and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. Between 10,000 and 15,000 references are added annually.

*This database doesn't provide full text. Check the Library search and/or the journals A-Z to find if full text is provided by another source. If not you can request an interlibrary loan.

Dictionary or National Biography

Compiled by Oxford University Press, the site contains entries on over 50,000 people who shaped history, society and culture from the earliest times to those who died in 2000, including over 10,000 portrait illustrations.

Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus offers high-definition films of acclaimed British theatre productions. It provides a unique in depth insight into practice and the profession of theatre-making.

Note: Videos may not play in the Chrome web browser. To allow Flash to play videos, follow these steps:

  1. In the address bar, type chrome:plugins to open the Plug-ins page.
  2. On the Plug-ins screen that appears, find the Adobe Flash Player listing. 
  3. Select 'Always allowed to run' to always allow Flash Player to run.
  4. Close the Plug-ins screen.

Directory of Open Access Journals *

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Drama Online *

Drama Online offers full text editions of over 2,300 plays from the Greeks to the present. Content comes from the pre-eminent theatre lists of Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare and Faber and Faber, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works, critical guides, production photos, annotations and practical guides. Also available is an advanced play finder tool.

February 2016: Now featuring Shakespeare's Globe on Screen, a collection of over twenty stage productions recorded live on stage. 

E

Early English Books Online

This site is a collection of about 100,000 titles taken from the following catalogues and sources:

  • Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640);
  • Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700);
  • Thomason Tracts (1640-1661);
  • Early English Books Tract Supplement.

It comprises digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Wales and British North America and elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. EEBO is available though JISC Historical Texts.

Early European Books

Early European Books provides access to full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access books printed in Europe before 1701. It is an excellent complement to Early English Books Online.

Each item includes images of:

  • bindings
  • edges
  • endpapers
  • blank pages
  • loose inserts

This provides information about the physical characteristics and history of the original artefact.

Education Research Complete *

Available through EBSCOhost, this service offers the full text of some 750 journals in education and related areas, about 100 books in full text and numerous conference papers. In addition, the contents tables of 1,500 journals are indexed, many including abstracts.

Education Service *

This bundle from EBSCO comprises the following services:

  • British Education Index: compiled by the University of Leeds, this gives access to bibliographic references from some 350 British and selected European English-language journals since 1976;
  • ERIC: the Educational Resources and Information Center of the US Department of Education indexes over 770 journals and ERIC currently contains over 750,000 records from 1966 onwards, making it the largest educational database in the world.
  • Educational Administration Abstracts: This research database includes more than 199,000 bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
  • Education Abstracts: Providing indexing and abstracts for more than 680 periodicals, Education Abstracts features content on a wide array of subject areas including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation.
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies: contains current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This includes book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed in this database.

Eighteenth Century Collection Online

This is a collection of about 135,000 eighteenth century printed books with over 26 million scanned pages.

Each title has a full citation record from the English Short Title Catalogue and is fully searchable, including the full text. ECCO is available through JISC Historical Texts.

Eighteenth Century Drama

This collection of primary source material provides students and scholars with access to the Larpent Collection of over 2,500 plays from California's Huntington Library. John Larpent was the Lord Chamberlain’s Inspector of Plays, with responsibility for censoring plays for the English stage.

Larpent preserved the original submissions of operas and plays – many of which were never staged or published – in his collection, which has been digitised in full colour.

Eighteenth Century Journals I, II, III, IV and V *

The Eighteenth Century Journals collections contain newspapers and journals, from 1685 to 1835, providing an invaluable resource for researching the century. The journals are sourced from such reputable libraries as the Bodleian in Oxford, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the British Library, Cambridge University Library, Chetham's Library, Manchester, Birmingham Central Library and the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.

Electronic Theses Online System (EThOS)

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses. Use it to find full and download text versions free of charge.

Additional Information

If the British Library haven't digitised the one you want yet, they will try and obtain an electronic copy or direct you to where you can get a paper copy. Where electronic copies have to be made, you may have to pay a fee (you will be alerted to this when you confirm your order).

EThOS is the first port-of-call when looking for a thesis. However, where electronic copies are not available, we may still be able to borrow a paper copy on your behalf - please forward to us a copy of your communication with EThOS.

Empire Online *

This is a collection of original documents relating to Empire studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. They include exploration journals, periodicals, diaries, slave papers, maps and many others.

F

Fashion Studies Online

This database provides videos on fashion and costume. As well as videos about designers, it includes major fashion weeks (London, Paris, Milan, New York) and interviews with leading fashion personalities. Features include, being able to read the video transcript in time with the film, selecting scenes via a contents table of images, and saving clips from the videos for your own research purposes.

Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text *

Available through EBSCOhost, this service offers the full text of some 100 journals and 100 books. In addition, the contents of another 250 journals are indexed, many including abstracts.

The First World War *

The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War. Bath Spa has subscriptions to the Propaganda and Recruitment and Visual Perspectives and Narratives collections. 

G

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, 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

Global Commodities *

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a vast range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisations around the world.

These original sources will help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world.

Grove Art Online *

Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art. First published as the landmark 34-volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, the content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture.

Other key features of Grove Art Online include:

  • over 45,000 signed articles,
  • over 5,000 art images and line drawings, and
  • over 21,000 biographies.

The Guardian and The Observer archives, 1791 - 2003

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

H

Harper's Bazaar Archive

The Harper’s Bazaar Archive includes the complete run of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, from 1867 to the present, fully indexed and searchable. This full color collection of approximately 350,000 pages provides a powerful lens into American and international popular culture from the mid-19th century forward, facilitating academic research in wide-ranging fields such as:

  • women’s studies,
  • fashion, marketing,
  • advertising, material culture,
  • design, and more.

A chronicle of some of the most influential work from world-renowned designers, models, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the mid-nineteenth century forward, the Harper’s Bazaar Archive captures this record of popular culture, facilitating searching, digital humanities projects, and multidisciplinary inquiries.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

This site provides access to the full text of thousands of documents from 1688 to 2003/4, covering over 300 years of policy making, investigation, correspondence and research - a unique historical record of the times.

The documents include debates, proceedings, bills, House papers, Command papers, reports of Commissioners and Committees.

I

Illustrated London News Historical Archive

When it began in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting.  The publication presents a vivid picture of British and world events - wars, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science: in fact, its first issue covered the war in Afghanistan as well as the latest fashions from Paris!

This archive contains over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browsable, and provides unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance *

Available through EBSCOhost, this service offers the full text of some 100 journals in theatre and the performing arts plus about 100 books in full text.

J

JISC Historical Texts

Historical Texts brings together three historically significant collections for the first time:

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • British Library 19th Century collection.

JISC Journal Archives

JISC Journal Archives enables simple and fast conceptual searching across more than 450 journals published by Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Search tips

Introduction to Journal Archives video

The John Johnson Collection

This collection provides access to thousands of items from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, housed in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The collection was assembled by John de Monins Johnson (1882-1956), Printer to the University.  It contains a high proportion of unique material, which has remained largely hidden to scholars and researchers.  When the digitisation project is complete, there will be access to over 150,000 items in the following categories:

  • 19th century entertainment
  • the book trade
  • popular prints
  • crime, murders and executions
  • advertising

JSTOR *

JSTOR provides the full text of some 900 journals via a number of collections. Generally, the complete back run of the titles are held except for the most recent 3 to 5 years: new volumes are added each year so that there is always a 3 to 5 year gap.

L

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929 to 1991

Chronicling the transformative rise of radio and television and published weekly by the BBC for 70 years, The Listener was originally established to reproduce radio and TV broadcasts, but it regularly reviewed new books. Major contributors included E.M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell and it provided an important platform for new writers and poets including W.H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin.

Literary Manuscripts (Leeds) *

This collection of 17th and 18th century poetry contains facsimile images of 190 manuscripts held by the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. 

The manuscripts range from contemporary copies of poems by writers like Colvil, Dryden, Fairfax and Pope to popular tags and epitaphs.  Many of the manuscripts are miscellanies and commonplace books which have never previously been indexed.  They are also accompanied by interactive essays.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Available through EBSCOhost, this service provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timelines.

Contents include:

  • About 100,000 articles of literary criticism
  • Over 35,000 plot summaries
  • Over 250,000 author biographies
  • 450 journals
  • The full text of over 100,000 poems
  • More than 50,000 short stories
  • About 10,000 dramatic works, video and audio recordings
  • Over 500 e-books.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is trusted by businesses, governments and over 1 million individuals worldwide to learn software, creative, design and business skills. New courses and videos are added every week.

M

Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963 *

Provides access to images of 30,000 original documents from the Macmillan administration.

The images are linked to fully searchable indexes, including browsable Class Lists CAB 128, CAB 129, CAB 134 and PREM 11. Also includes the consolidated Annual Indexes to the Cabinet Papers of the period. There are five essays on the Macmillan Administration and lists of Ministers and Officials from 1957 to 1964.

Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965

Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the market research reports and supporting documents of Ernest Dichter (the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer).

Mass Observation Online, 1937 to the 1967 *

The Archive of Mass Observation, a pioneering social research resource, provides access to around 115,000 digital images of material generated by mass observation between 1937 and 1949, with a few later additions from the 1950s and 1960s. 

In 1937, some 500 volunteers were recruited from the general public to form “a national panel" who were asked to record the everyday concerns of their lives on the twelfth of each month, including dreams, hopes, and fears.  The archive contains file reports, summaries and conclusions, books and topic collections, day surveys and diaries, photographs and maps. 

This is an invaluable resource for sociologists, cultural historians and a wide range of other disciplines.

Mintel

Robust information and market intelligence are the foundations essential to building a successful research project.

Mintel Oxygen Academic provides a one-stop online platform, designed to give students and academics easy and fast access to the same best-in-class consumer and market intelligence used by professionals around the world.

N

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library contains the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues, with over 130,000 tracks including classical music, jazz, world music and Chinese music, searchable by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. As well as the music, there are notes on the tracks and biographical information on the composers/artists. New releases are continuously added to the database.

Naxos Jazz Music Library offers a wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz. Recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented

Newsbank *

NewsBank provides access to many UK daily and Sunday newspapers.

NewsBank includes these national papers:

  • Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday from 1998
  • Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror from 2000
  • Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph from 2001
  • Express and Express on Sunday from 1998
  • Financial Times from 1998
  • The Guardian from 1998
  • The Independent and Independent on Sunday from 1998
  • News of the World from July 1997
  • The Observer from 1998
  • The Sun from 1996
  • The Times and Sunday Times from 1998

And these regional and local newspapers such as:

  • Bath Chronicle from 2008
  • Belfast Telegraph from 2002
  • Bristol Evening Post from June 1999
  • Evening Standard from 1998
  • Herald and Sunday Herald from 1998
  • Irish Times from 1998
  • Liverpool Echo from 2002
  • The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday from 1998
  • Western Daily Press from June 1999
*Please note that graphs, images and charts are not included in the NewsBank service.

The Nixon Years, 1969-1974 *

This collection provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files for the entire period of Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Top-level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate these papers. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment.

O

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the world's leading authority on the development of the English language over the last millennium.  It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over half a million words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international sources.

Oxford Handbooks Online *

Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) is one of the most successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Recent changes to the publishing program means that all Handbooks will be available online as well as in print, and monthly updates introduce articles ahead of print publication and additional, born-digital content ensures more current and authoritative coverage.

Bath Spa Library users now have access to Handbooks in the following subject areas:

The Oxford History of Western Music

The Oxford History of Western Music provides access to the acclaimed account of the evolution of Western classical music by Richard Taruskin.  It includes over 500 images and 1,800 musical examples plus links to Oxford Music Online.

Oxford Journals Archive

This online archive provides access to the full text of 157 Oxford University Press journals to 1995. Most journals start at Volume 1.

  • Access now                      

The Archive divides the journals into subject groups for easier searching:

  • Humanities, 1829-1995;
  • Law, 1952-1995;
  • Life Sciences, 1848-1995;
  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 1848-1995;
  • Medicine, 1878-1995;
  • Social Sciences, 1902-1995.
* Since the Archive only allows access to journals from 1995 and previous years, you may need to check the Library catalogue and/or Journals A-Z to find out whether a particular issue from 1996 onwards is held. If not, you may want to apply via interlibrary loans for a copy.

Oxford Music Online

Oxford has over 29,000 articles, plus 3,000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations.

Oxford Music Online provides full text access to:

  • the Grove Music Online 
  • the Encyclopedia of Popular Music
  • the Oxford Dictionary of Music 
  • the Oxford Companion to Music

 Access also includes the New Grove Dictionary of Opera and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

P

Perdita Manuscripts *

This collection of manuscripts from early modern women authors is the result of the Perdita Project at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University.  There are over 230 manuscripts reproduced here, all written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, sourced from libraries all over the UK and USA.

Periodicals Archive Online

PAO contains the backfiles of some 700 journals in the arts, social sciences and humanities, published between 1891 and 2000. 

Highlights include:

  • Art Journal, 1941-1995
  • Comparative Drama, 1967-1995
  • Current History, 1941-1995
  • Current Musicology, 1965-1995
  • Film and History, 1971-1995
  • Geography, 1902-2000
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television, 1972-1996
  • Literary Review, 1957-1996
  • Sight and Sound, 1932-1990
  • Social Research, 1934-1995
  • Spectator, 1828-2000
  • Victorian Poetry, 1963-1995

Poetry and Short Story Reference Centre *

This database covers classic and contemporary poems, short stories, and biographies and authoritative essays on topics like poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Content includes:

  • over 700,000 poems
  • 51,000 short stories
  • 10,000 dramatic works
  • 542 eBooks on poetry, drama and short stories

Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 *

The period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society. There was the onset of Rock & Roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation. 

By focusing on substantial collections of original archival material from key British and American libraries, this database provides primary sources that will enable students to examine these issues at first hand:

Project MUSE *

Project MUSE provides the full text of over 300 journals, with all graphs, charts and images.

The Library subscribes to the Humanities and Social Sciences Collections, which include journals in culture, film, history, literature, music, politics and religions. A title list is available for browsing.

PubMed Central

A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Punch Historical Archives

The Punch Historical Archive aloows users to navigate and search all issues, seasonal numbers and almanacks of what was once the world's most celebrated magazine of humour and satire (1841 to 1992).

The resources provides a unique insight into the politics, culture and society of the 19th and 20th centuries.

R

RefWorks *

RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Rock's Back Pages *

Rock's Backpages "is the biggest online database of rock music writing in the world".  It contains over 20,000 classic articles from the last 50 years on everyone from Aaliyah to ZZ Top and all genres from rockabilly to hip hop.

S

ScienceDirect *

ScienceDirect provides the full text of about 1,600 journals, generally issues from 2008 onwards, but some going back to 1995.

Highlights include:

  • Agricultural and Biological Collection (148 titles)
  • Earth & Planetary Sciences Collection (109 titles)
  • Environmental Sciences Collection (78 titles)
  • Ireland Collection (107 titles)
  • Psychology Collection (103 titles)
  • Social Sciences Collection (161 titles)
*Availability of full text is indicated by a green book icon next to the journal title.
**If a journal isn't available, check the Library catalogue and/or journals A-Z to find out whether it's held elsewhere. If not, apply via interlibrary loans for a copy.

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen is a collection of over twenty stage productions recorded live on stage. Features performances from leading actors include Mark Rylance’s Tony Award-winning role as Olivia in Twelfth Night and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV.

Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare in Performance features rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. The prompt books tell the stories of key performances in theatres throughout Great Britain, the United States and further afield, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.

The manuscripts trace how Shakespeare's plays have been interpreted by theatre companies, actors and directors across the centuries, often containing personal notes, sketches and cues for lighting and music.

Slavery Abolition & Social Justice

Designed for both teaching and research, this resource includes documents and collections from libraries and archives throughout the Atlantic from 1490 onwards.

Highlights include:

  • High quality images of thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images not available elsewhere.
  • A powerful portal with links to other significant peer-reviewed online sources.
  • A series of contextual essays by leading international authorities. Each essay has links directly to primary sources.
  • Thematic and Court Record tutorials enabling students and teachers multiple pathways into the primary sources.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Smithsonian Global Sound is a encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

SocINDEX with Full Text *

SocINDEX covers sociology literature from 1895 on and contains about 1,300,000 records, including over 300 journals, over 500 books and abstracts, and some 600 core journals in full text.

Subjects covered:

  • sociology
  • criminology
  • ethnic and racial studies
  • gender
  • the family
  • politics
  • social theory
  • social structure
*If an article is not in full text, you can check the journals A-Z to find out whether it is held on another service or in print format. If it's not, you request an interlibrary loans.

State Papers Online

State Papers Online, Eighteenth Century, covers the 18th century from the accession of the Hanoverian monarchs to the British throne in 1714 to the end of the State Papers series in 1782.

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822 to 2006

This archive provides access to the whole newspaper from its launch in 1822 until 2006, including; advertisements, obituaries, classified ads, photographs and articles. Complete page images are available and individual articles appear in their original context.

T

Theatre in Video *

Access to streaming video on a wide range of topics from productions of Shakespeare plays to rare footage on Samuel Beckett from the 1930s on.

These resources should be used for educational purposes only and must not be altered or adapted in any way.  If you use any clip in your work, you must acknowledge the source as you would any other reference.

*February 2016: now including the second volume in the series, with a greater focus on contemporary and international productions.

Times Digital Archive, 1785 to 2007

This archive provides access to the whole newspaper, including advertisements, obituaries, classified ads, photographs and articles.  Complete page images are available and individual articles appear in their original context.

  • Access now                            

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902 to 2010

This archive provides access to the whole TLS, containing every page of every copy for 100 years.

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) is the best source of UK television and radio broadcast data available on the web. Over 350 television and radio stations are indexed, including terrestrial, cable and satellite television, and local and national radio. 

V

Victorian Popular Culture *

An archive of digitised materials for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

BSU subscribes to the following:

Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from 1892 to today.

The archive is completely searchable, from the first issue to the current month, reproduced in high resolution colour page images.  Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling users to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.

XYZ

Zetoc

ZETOC is a British Library index offering 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings per year, from 1993 on.

ZETOC covers the following:

  • science
  • technology
  • medicine
  • engineering
  • business
  • law
  • finance
  • the humanities.

This database doesn't provide full text. Check the Library search and/or the journals A-Z to find if full text is provided by another source. If not you can request an interlibrary loan.

* Database included in library search

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Contact us

library@bathspa.ac.uk

 

Edit section