Friday, 12 February 2010

Oxford Reference Online

WBL - DictionariesThe University Library has arranged a trial of Oxford Reference Online (ORO) for all registered staff and students of The University of Sheffield until 9th March 2010.

Electronic access to over 185 reference books and dictionaries is available with almost 1.5 million entries. You'll find both English and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as over 45 timelines linking to more than 2,500 key events in 20th-century history in the fields of Art and Architecture; Literature; Performing Arts; Politics and Government; Science, Technology and Medicine; Society; and War.

After connecting to ORO, type in your ucard number in the 'Library card number' box and click 'log-in'.

Oxford Reference Online - Log-in

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Victorian Popular Culture database

[caption id="attachment_300" align="alignleft" width="227" caption="Victorian Popular Culture Database from Adam Matthews"]Victorian Popular Culture Database from Adam Matthews[/caption]


Especially to those of you studying English, History, Music and Modern Languages. If you have an interest in Victorian Popular Culture  or if you are looking for primary sources to help you with long essays or third year dissertations you might want to take a look at this new resource - available from the Library tab in MUSE under databases. You can find facsimiles and transcripts of beautiful original books, pamphlets, play bills and other ephemera from the world of entertainment, sideshows, circuses etc. Click on the picture to link out to the database and explore.

Good luck with looking for primary sources