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Aerial Digimap provides access to some of the highest quality aerial photography available for Great Britain, created and licensed by Getmapping plc. Access is convenient and on-demand to a range of interactive tools, allowing interrogation and analysis of the data online and offline. Data is available to view, query and print in Aerial Roam and available to search and retrieve in Aerial Download.
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Digimap’s Ordnance Survey Collection is the original and definitive service providing a full range of topographic Ordnance Survey data for the UK higher and further education sector. Digimap provides a wide range of tools to help maximise the benefits and value the data can bring to almost every academic discipline.
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This site is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. The collection now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations.
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Environment Digimap brings easy access to Land Cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Separate datasets are available for 1990, 2000, 2007 and 2015, all national coverages. Also included are Dudley Stamp’s maps of the 1930’s Land Utilisation Survey of Britain.

Make a map of your chosen area of interest using Environment Roam, which also enables the data at any location to be queried, printed and compared side by side with the same data of a different date. Use Environment Download to search and retrieve the data for your area of interest.

The Land Cover data can be used to plan, manage or monitor agriculture, ecology, conservation, forestry, environmental assessment, water supplies, urban spread, transport, telecommunications, recreation and mineral extraction. It is particularly useful when combined with other datasets. Use the land cover data to examine the coincidence of a given species with particular land cover types, make assessments of habitats at risk from a specific development, or look at national distributions of land cover types and how it is affected by other environmental and human factors.

Current examples of the application of the Land Cover Map include detection of changing land cover, landscape management, mapping bracken in the context of health studies (bracken supports ticks carrying human disease), environmental assessments of motorway extensions, and planning of telecommunication lines.
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Geology Digimap offers a wide range of geological map data from the British Geological Survey. Facilities are available to view, interrogate and print maps through an easy-to-use web interface, and can download the geological map data for use in geographical information systems.
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Global Digimap is a new service in development that provides access to global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats that are useful to you.

The service provides the following:

An easy to use interface to allow you to browse, annotate and print global maps. (Coming Soon)
A data download facility to providing access to global datasets for use in GIS software.

Please note that as the service is in development it is subject to change and may be unavailable whilst work is completed.
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Historic Digimap delivers historical Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. The Collection is licensed from Landmark Information Group for UK Higher and Further Education.

The service provides easy to use interface to allow you to browse, view and print historical maps.

Historic Digimap is a facility for directly comparing two maps from different times but of the same location. As you pan and zoom one map, the other will follow. This allows comparisons of changes through time.
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Lidar Digimap offers detailed Lidar data from the Environment Agency through a convenient, on-demand web interface. It also offers vertical aerial photography.
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Marine Digimap offers two types of data.

Firstly, raster nautical charts are derived from UK Hydrographic Office paper charts and chart panels. This chart dataset comes in two versions: Raster Charts and Raster Charts XL, which excludes land-based features so you can add your own.

Secondly, Marine Themes vector data covers all UK waters and is a feature rich dataset derived from authoritative material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Offices, as well as comprehensive source data where available. Marine Themes Vector is engineered into logical data layers for easy loading and efficient use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Data attributes have been designed with analysis and querying in mind.

All data is licenced by OceanWise.
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Oxford Scholarship Online offers access to thousands of academic works from the scholarly list of Oxford University Press, covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
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Please register with the site using a valid DMU email account.

On the Police Professional home page, click on Login.
Register yourself on the Register section. You will receive an email containing a validation link (you only need to register once).
Return to Login and enter the email address and password.
Passwords must contain a minimum of 8 characters (including at least one upper and lower case, digit and a special character, such as & or @).
Once signed in, you will have access to all areas of the website.
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This collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give you the confidence to successfully navigate your research, take responsibility for your professional development and identify the transferable skills needed to progress your careers.
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Society Digimap allows you to explore a range of demographic data, providing a wealth of census and socio-economic information for Great Britain. The processing required to visualise census and other demographic datasets can be a barrier to use for many people interested in the value of the datasets. By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance Survey data, the rich information can offer valuable insights without the need to learn how to use a GIS.

Currently, the mapping facility, Society Roam is available. A full data download application is under development, which will offer the ability to download both the census data and the corresponding boundaries together.
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After logging in with your DMU Single Sign On credentials, click on the 2018 Anatomy & Physiology icon. From the next screen, click Launch Anatomy & Physiology.
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After logging in with your DMU Single Sign On credentials, click on the 2018 Human Anatomy Atlas icon. From the next screen, click Launch Human Atlas Anatomy.
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Forecasting and trend analysis for style, fashion and design; includes fashion image library and online workspace and design tools for personal creative development.
Insight provides market intelligence and analysis of trends in consumer attitudes, marketing, retail experience and innovation.
Lifestyle & Interiors provides insight, updates and forecasts into interior design, inspiration, and retail intelligence in the lifestyle, hospitality and interiors industries.

Go to the WGSN website to register an account on campus. All registered users have to re-activate their registration on campus after 90 days.
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