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British Online Archives (BOA) builds upon a long and illustrious history of archival publishing and preservation that stretches back almost sixty years, operating under its parent trading company, Microform Academic Publishers. Home to over sixty digitised primary source collections, BOA remains at the forefront of teaching and research within the Humanities and Social Sciences. The trial is for these selected collections only:

  • Annual Departmental Reports Relating to Uganda, 1903-1961
  • African Blue Books, 1821-1953
  • Pre-Hansard Parliamentary Reports, 1102-1803
  • War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: The Great War

The trial is active between 20th September and 17th October 2016 and can be accessed here.

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The goal of APA Style CENTRAL is to help you think and write like a seasoned professional. Consult the digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing. Learn how to plan sound research with the research tools, and build a reference library with customized APA Style reference templates. Translate your research into concise, powerful articles that are formatted for style. When your work is ready, use the browse and search features to identify the best journals for publication.

Technical Information
APA Style CENTRAL has been optimized for FireFox, Chrome, and Safari for MAC OS. Internet Explorer is not recommended.  A mobile version of APA Style CENTRAL is not available but learning objects such as the Quick Guides and Tutorials can be viewed from most devices, depending on the operating system and browser versions.

The trial is active between 20th September and 30th September 2016 and can be accessed here.

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Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) is a historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises surviving in print or manuscript from the Tudor, Stuart, Caroline, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods.

LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, over the period 1480-1755.

The trial is active between 20th of September and 7th of October and can be accessed here.

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EMIS is the Emerging Markets Information Service. EMIS University offers a wealth of business intelligence on emerging markets to researchers in economics, finance and international business. It provides online access to data, research and news on:

1.3+ million companies, including financial data, reports and industry rankings;
250+ industry sectors, including statistics and forecasts; and
125+ emerging markets, including […]

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And by that we mean the ID, not the flower. Although if you have orchids as well then all of us here at the library are very impressed!
While perhaps not as beautiful as the flower, an ORCiD is a very useful thing to have. If you haven’t come across an ORCiD before, it is a persistent digital […]

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Have you ever thought about applying for the Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship? Now is the time!
Applications will soon be opening, and so the The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship.
The Fellowship has been established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance […]

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Today marks the last day of Semester, which means that library opening hours will be changing as of tomorrow, Saturday September 17th – until Sunday October 2nd.
If you are going away, remember that your loans may be recalled, so play it safe and don’t forget to return your books before you go. Find out more […]

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Digital literacy (and 110 pizzas)!
Last week the Barr Smith Library hosted a digital literacy student feedback session in The Hub. About 500 students headed up to the Mezzanine for the event, which involved asking for your thoughts and ideas on digital literacy. Oh, and there was free pizza. Lots of free pizza.
What was it all […]

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Music Industry Data (Music ID) is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, GfK Entertainment and many more reporting agencies from over 30 countries around the world. This collection of data creates new perspectives on music trends and presents it as comprehensive data sets.
Features include: powerful analytics, over 60 […]

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On 1st September 2016 at 6.30pm Adelaide time the launch of the remarkable family and history chronicle contained in the letters of Amelia Louisa Vaux Gretton, known as ‘The Raven’, (1849-1889) will occur in England and Adelaide.
Amelia had suffered a long and emotional engagement to the ‘wild boy’ George Mussell Gretton, but her beloved father had […]

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