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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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DMU Library has trial access to this content until August 2021.

Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
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DMU Library has temporary access to this online database through to 30 April 2021.

To access Arts History Research net, please use the following login:

Login: Arlis
Password: 2021

Art History Research net (AHR net) is an art history research service consisting of five related and linked databases: ReView, Arts + Architecture Profiles, Design Abstracts Retrospective, Research Sources 1 and 2.
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The Arstor Digital Library provides access to more than 2.4 million high-quality images for teaching and research in a wide variety of disciplines, all rights-cleared for educational use. Artstor also offers online coverage of the collections of well over 100 international museums and galleries.

To access Arstor core collections, please click the LOG IN link on the Artstor site. From the log in page, go to the Log in through your Institution section and enter De Montfort University in the search field. Once you have selected De Montfort University as your institution, click LOG IN. You will now be directed to connect to the Artstor platform using your DMU Single Sign On username and password.

Artstor also require you to register for a personal Artstor account when you first log in. After connecting via Single Sign On, you will be asked to create a new Artstor account (or link to an existing account). Registering for an Artstor account allows you to download images, save images to groups, and share images with other Artstor users.
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With over 125 plays as well as a formidable list of non-fiction books on theatre, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a wide-ranging and highly contemporary list of new drama with collections of women’s drama, international drama and drama by black and Asian writers. Playwrights include Germaine Greer, Roy Williams, Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal, Jean-Claude Carriere, Klaus Mann, Ariane Mnouchkine, Timberlake Wertenbaker, April de Angelis, Judith Herzberg, Hella Haasse, Nawal el Sadaawi, Winsome Pinnock, Beverley Naidoo, Dacia Mariani, Gabrielle Preissova, Enid Bagnold, Githa Sowerby, Aphra Behn, and Elisabeth Robins. The plays cover a broad range of topical subjects including the Arab-Israeli conflict, homophobia, political corruption, Muslim identity, global financial crisis, being an immigrant, war in Bosnia, social media, Iran, Yugoslavia, Africa, and refugees.
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DMU Library has trial access to this content through to August 2021.

Business Source Ultimate offers an unprecedented wealth of peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business that spark discussion on future developments and changes in the business world.
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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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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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Rock's Backpages, which launched in September 2001, is the world's most comprehensive online database of pop music writing, a unique resource unavailable elsewhere online. It contains an ever-expanding collection of primary-source full-text articles from the music and mainstream press from the 1950s to the present day, along with a collection of exclusive audio interviews.
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The Social Work Toolkit is designed to help social work practitioners to learn actively and to feel encouraged, supported and inspired both on social work courses and in practice.
The Toolkit explores five key areas that reflect the training and practice of social workers - Communication Skills; Professionalism in Practice; Ethics, Values and Diversity; Assessment and Intervention; Lifecourse Perspectives.
The Toolkit also provides material on important laws and policies that relate particularly to social workers.
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The UK Parliamentary Papers resource empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

DMU Library has online access to documents from the 18th Century, 19th Century and 20th Century.
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The UK Parliamentary Papers resource empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

DMU Library has online access to documents from the 18th Century, 19th Century and 20th Century.
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The UK Parliamentary Papers resource empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

DMU Library has online access to documents from the 18th Century, 19th Century and 20th Century.
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