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DMU Library has trial access to this resource through to 30th June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video resource available to libraries. It delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street.

Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
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DMU Library has trial access to the A&AePortal through to 23 July 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Provided by Yale University Press, and developed with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the A&AePortal is a centralised site that hosts content from some of the world's finest academic and museum publishers. Out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases are available alongside approximately 33,500 related images and accompanying metadata.

Publisher partners include: Yale Center for British Art, Princeton University Press, Harvard Art Museums, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
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DMU Library has trial access to Bloomsbury Collections through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bloomsbury Collections offers excellence and originality in scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Discover our ever-expanding eBook libary that offers more than 8000 titles across 22 subject areas.
Bloomsbury Collections contributes innovative and forward-thinking scholarship to the global academic community. Comprised of titles from Bloomsbury as well as such prestigious imprints as The Arden Shakespeare, Methuen Drama, T&T Clark, and I.B. Tauris, Bloomsbury Collections provides rich and resourceful titles that offer the latest critical thought, incisive insight, and accessible overviews of a comprehensive collection of dynamic disciplines.
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DMU Library has trial access to the Bloomsbury Design Library through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Bloomsbury Design Library gives comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design, from prehistoric times to the present day.
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DMU Library has trial access to the Bloomsbury Fashion Central through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a dynamic digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world to create a rich educational resource.

Berg Fashion Library, Fashion Photography Archive, Fairchild Books Library, and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases comprise Bloomsbury Fashion Central. These databases complement each other and offer enhanced content discoverability through a unified taxonomy, powerful search, and related content functionality.
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Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak.
Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available.
Free access is available through to the end of May 2020.
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DMU Library has trial access to the Drama Online Library through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.
Our constantly growing collection meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover.
Our unique Play Tools with Character Grids, Words and Speech graphs and Part Books offer a new way to engage with plays for close study or for performance.
Enjoy access to the finest drama texts:
From Aeschylus to the present day.
Student editions, scholarly works and first night programme texts.
The internationally renowned Arden Shakespeare Series.
Realist works from Ibsen and Chekhov.
Major foreign works in translation: Bertolt Brecht, Luigi Pirandello, Eduardo De Filippo, Frank Wedekind and more.
Comic masterpieces from Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward.
Modern classics from Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, Alan Bennett, Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, Mark Ravenhill, Edward Bond, Alan Ayckbourn, Harold Pinter, Christopher Hampton, Brian Friel, Willy Russell, John Osborne, David Greig, David Harrower, April De Angelis, David Hare, Anthony Neilson, Shelagh Stephenson, David Eldridge and many more.
A continually growing collection of the very latest contemporary writers including Polly Stenham, Katori Hall, D.C. Moore, James Graham, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Lucy Prebble.
Now includes streaming media: filmed live performances from Shakespeare's Globe and professional audio recordings from L.A Theatre Works.
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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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Britannica Online is an accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for university learners, researchers, and faculty.

Discover encyclopedia articles, full text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.
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DMU LIbrary has trial access to Global Issues in Context during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This resource contains international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues.
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DMU Library has trial access to this resource through to 30 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This collection contains the complete catalogue of Harvard Business Review eBooks. The resource includes over 600 eBooks - made up of 400+ monographs, newly published titles, seminal works, and 150+ article compliations of the HBR Classics series.
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DMU Library has free access to IGI Global eJournals and eBooks through to 15 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Australian National University, IGI Global disseminates quality content across 350+ topics.

These topic areas include - business, computer science, education, law, media, healthcare, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
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Temporary free access to Science Education videos for STEM teaching until 15 June 2020
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DMU Library has temporary free access to the LWW Health Library through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please read the following guide for support on how to register for access to the LWW Health Library.

The LWW Health Library is your portal to trusted Lippincott content - including textbooks and multimedia assets - for use in medical, pharmacy, and other health sciences programmes.
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DMU Library has trial access to Manchester University Press eBooks through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester University Press offers access to 12 digital books collections, providing more than 1,600 titles across different subject areas. These topics include film studies, history of medicine, international relations, political studies and Shakespeare.
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DMU Library has trial access to these eBooks through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic

Key subject areas covered in the complete collection include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.
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DMU Library has trial access to this resource during the COVID-19 outbreak.

This online collection, via Gale eBooks, provides content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 15 to 20 works from various cultures and time periods per volume.
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DMU Library has trial access to these online monographs through to 30 June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ohio State University Press specialises in literary and cultural studies, American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies and race ethnic studies.
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DMU Library has trial access to the Oxford Law Trove through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Oxford Law Trove Law Trove contains the content of about 200 law textbooks across core and optional modules.
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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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DMU Library has complimentary access to this resource for 6 months during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please read the following guide for support on how to register for access to the Pharmacy Knowledge resource.
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DMU Library has trial access to Pilot Database through to 31 July 2020.

Digimap are offering a free trial of their new, developing Pilot Digimap, including a feature-rich mapping database of Greater London, a database of UK buildings across the UK, and a national land information database. You can start to explore this now using now by linking through to Digimap and selecting Pilot.
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DMU Library has trial access to ProQuest Central through to 30th June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak

ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.
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DMU Library has trial access to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global through to 30th June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Global (PQDTGlobal) is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes PQDT UK & Ireland content.

More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.

Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDTGlobal provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.
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Clinical nurse experts from one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise have brought together all the latest clinical evidence nurses need to meet confidently the requirements of their demanding profession. The Manual includes over 350 evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care, from handwashing to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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DMU Library has trial access to this content through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic

Hosting thousands of titles, SAGE Knowledge includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, as well as streaming video

SAGE Video streaming collections are developed in partnership with leading academics, societies and practitioners to deliver cutting-edge teaching and research-oriented video within the social sciences. The collections cover the following subjects: Business, Criminology, Education, Media Studies, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
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DMU Library has trial access to this content through to 30 June 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic.

SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers, and more.
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DMU Library has trial access to Screen Studies through to 31 May 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak

Screen Studies is a dynamic new learning and research platform taking users from script to screen and beyond - offering integrated and diverse content to support moving image studies.
The collection includes:
An expanding range of iconic and contemporary screenplays from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber, presented in industry standard studio format: including Dunkirk, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Big Lebowski.
Coverage of works by leading film directors such as Wes Anderson, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Christopher Nolan providing insight into professional and creative practice.
More than 230 critical and contextual eBooks (on launch) from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber covering the major genres, regions, people, movements and styles, and history.
An illustrated timeline of cinema history, to enhance contextual understanding and provide links to related content elsewhere throughout the resource.
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DMU Library has trial access to Statista through to the end of June 2020 during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Statista is a global business data platform. The resource includes insights and facts across 600 industries and 50+ countries.
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SDGO is an interdisciplinary collection of digital content themed around the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The resource includes more than 10,000 carefully selected journal articles and over 1,000 eBook chapters in an online library covering the 17 SDGs. The platform also provides teaching and learning materials including presentations, videos, case studies, teaching guides, and lesson plans.
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DMU Library has trial access to this content through to 30 June 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.

VitalSource Helps is a programme designed to support students and instructors who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving from face to face teaching to distance learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This programme is made possible by the leading publishers in UKIR higher education. The programme offers free access to tens of thousands of eBooks through 30th June 2020 to students and instructors at impacted institutions in the UK and Ireland.

Students can access up to seven (7) titles to an account.

To get started, you will need to register for a new online bookshelf accont using your DMU (institutional) email address. Using a non-DMU email account will not link you to the free content.

For more information, please visit the VitalSource Helps FAQs page.
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