Database Trials: De-classified documents and the Churchill Archive

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Published on: 10 September 2015

The library is currently trialing two databases that may be of interest.

Please have a look at these databases and let us know if you think they would be useful additions:

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De-classified Documents Reference System

DDRS is a collection of previously classified government documents relating to domestic and foreign policy.  It fills an important gap in post-World War II domestic and foreign policy studies and provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate comprehensive research in a rich primary source. In addition, Declassified Documents Reference System provides a significant resource for researchers in almost every discipline, including journalism, public policy studies, international law and security, and more.


Trial Ends: 9th October 2015

Please fill out the Database Evaluation Form – Thank you


Churchill Archive

The Churchill Archive is a unique resource that brings nearly 800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his life online for the first time.

To complement the core content, the Churchill Archive will offer an expanding range of additional materials, including pedagogical resources and secondary materials, plus editorially-selected links to other resources, video and audio content, and biographical and bibliographic databases.


Trial ends – 1st November 2015

Please fill out the Database Evaluation Form – Thank you

BBC video streaming collection now available through the Library

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Published on: 25 August 2015

25 August 2015

Alexander Street Press recently announced the release of a new video streaming collection to add to their growing database – the BBC Video Collection.

This collection contains 700 of the best videos from the British Broadcasting Corporation! This database has 528 hours of video content from the BBC and covers a little bit of everything: history, business, science & engineering, health & psychology, art, and music. The collection consists mostly of documentaries –636 documentaries—but also contains 43 performances, and 21 instructional videos.​

We have a short trial of this video collection available on our database trials page


The trial expires on 13 Sept 2015


Please have a look and fill out the Database Evaluation Form –

Example titles include:

  • International Terrorism Since 1945″ this 2009 series, investigates the motives, morals and methods of some of the most infamous attacks of recent times..
  • “The Food Factory: Supersized” series from 2012
  • “The Royal Opera House” is a performance series from 2001-2003
  • “The Tool-Kit to Communicating” is an instructional video series from 2003

Topic breakdown:

  • 306 History
  • 92 Science
  • 71 Business
  • 60 Art
  • 50 Music
  • 29 Engineering
  • 26 Health
  • 23 Politics
  • 12 Criminal justice
  • 11 Psychology
  • 10 Religion
  • 7 Miscellaneous/Other

Further information here.
Download the full bibliography here.

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Published on: 13 August 2015

13 August 2015

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