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The most comprehensive and definitive resources of artists’ biographies published since 1911. Revered for its global scope and its excellent coverage of European artists, Benezit’s distinguishing features include its entries on obscure artists, historic auction records, and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale. Cross-searchable with Grove Art Online.
Coverage: Comprehensive
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Module 3 of Colonial America focuses on The American Revolution. This module charts the upheavals of the 1770s and 1780s which saw the throwing off of British rule in the Thirteen Colonies. Contents include volumes of intercepted letters between colonists, the military correspondence of the British commanders in the field and material produced by the Ordnance Office and the office of the Secretary at War, as well as two copies of the ‘Dunlap’ edition of the Declaration of Independence printed on the night of the 4th-5th July 1776.
Coverage: 1770s to 1780s
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Ebooks published by the Institute of Civil Engineering. Contents include annual ebook collections from 2016-2019 plus the 2019 Transportation collection.
Coverage: 2016-2019
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A pioneering social research organization, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years.
Coverage: 1937-1967
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Long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Covers both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for research in Communication. Contains multi-media features embedded in the articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content.
Coverage: Current
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Provides indexing and abstracting to several of the most eminent publications in mathematics and statistics. Full text available for open access articles and a few current subscriptions from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and others.
Coverage: Varies
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Sex & Sexuality makes accessible the unpublished papers of prominent sexologists, sex researchers, societies, advocacy groups and campaigners working across America and beyond during the twentieth century. The collection also includes a significant proportion of correspondence between professional and private individuals, autobiographical accounts, official records and literary works. 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. Coverage: Mid 19th century-2015.
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