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Depending on your search, you may find it easier to use Library Search, which searches a range of data sources at once, rather than using the individual resources listed below.

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Subject databases and full-text resources

Academic OneFile

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Arts, humanities, social sciences, science and technology. Includes academic journals, magazines and newspapers (including the Financial Times and the New York Times)
Date range: 1980-
Updated: Daily
Data retrieved: Abstracts with some full text and images
Service provider: Cengage
Access notes: Full-text articles available in HTML

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Arts and Humanities Citation Index

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Subject coverage: A multidisciplinary database covering all aspects of the arts and humanities, major topics include archaeology, architecture, art, Asian studies, classics, dance, folklore, history, language, linguistics, literature and literary reviews, music, classics, philosophy, poetry, radio, television, and film, religion and theatre
Date range: 1981 to the present.
Updated: Weekly
Data retrieved: References to journal articles from over 1,000 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and their cited references (or bibliographies)
Service provider:MIMAS
Access notes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index is accessed via Web of Knowledge.

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BHI: British Humanities Index

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Subject coverage: Arts, economics, history, philosophy, politics in society, and also non-specialist articles in science and technology.
Date range: 1962 to date
Updated: Monthly
Data retrieved: References to journal articles from over 400 daily newspapers, weekly magazines and academic journals.
Service provider: ProQuest

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FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

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Subject coverage: A bibliographic resource covering hundreds of the world's academic and popular journals on film and television. Many are available in full text, including some complete runs of key titles such as Sight and Sound.
Date range: 1972 to present
Data retrieved: references to film and TV journal articles, many in full text.

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International Index to Performing Arts

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Subject coverage: All aspects of performing arts, from scholarly studies to snapshots of popular culture
Date range: 1998-
Data retrieved: References including an abstract and selected records contain corresponding full text of the original article
Service provider: ProQuest

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

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Subject coverage: An index to technical reports, bibliographic citations and graphs, covering the latest developments in linguistics and language.
Date range: 1973- current
Data retrieved: References
Service provider: ProQuest

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MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography

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Subject coverage: Critical literary and language scholarship.
Date range: 1963-
Updated: 10 times per year.
Data retrieved: References to journals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations and bibliographies with some links to full-text journal articles.
Service provider:InfoTrac
Access notes: There are limits to the numbers of people who can use this service at any one time. If you are denied access, it may be that the maximum number has been reached. Try again in 15 minutes or so.

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Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Provides online access to "71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank ... In addition there are interpretation and learning packages relating to the dual themes of language variation and language change within spoken English. These themes are explored using audio clips, supporting texts and interactive maps to illustrate the lexis (vocabulary), grammar and phonology (pronunciation) of contemporary spoken English as well as introducing the concept of social variation". The Your Accents function "gives you the opportunity to ... [submit] ... recordings of a reading passage that is designed to enable you to analyse your local accent and compare it with other recordings on the Your Voices map".

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Web of Knowledge

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Subject coverage:Web of Knowledge is an integrated platform providing access to:

  • Web of Science - (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index from 1970- and Arts and Humanities Citation Index from 1975- )
  • ISI Journal Citation Reports
  • Medline

Data retrieved: References
Service provider: MIMAS

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Zetoc

Available within MMU (no login required) and outside MMU (login required)

Subject Coverage: multidisciplinary
Date Range: 1993 to date
Updated: Daily
Data Retrieved: Bibliographic references to the contents of over 20,000 journals and 70,000 conference proceedings
Service Provider: MIMAS/British Library
Access Notes: In addition to searching the database, Zetoc allows you to set up an individualised Table of Contents alerting service. Select up to 50 individual journal titles and you will be notified via e-mail of the contents of new issues as they become available.
Basic keyword searches can also be saved in order to be alerted to new articles on particular topics.
A document delivery service is available. This allows you to order articles for delivery direct to your mailing address. You will be responsible for payment and will be required to submit personal details, including your credit card number, over the web. Please note that this is a much more expensive service than the Library's Interlibrary Loan service
To use the Alert services both on- and off-campus, this resource requires a login.

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