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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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American Archive of Public Broadcasting contains digitised historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Not all material is freely available to stream in the UK.

The database is a collaboration between public media producer, WGBH, and the Library of Congress.
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AskZad is the first and largest Arabic digital library that offers an extensive referential, cultural and academic database.
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This new online resource provides schools, colleges and universities across the UK with access to hundreds of BBC television and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries about Shakespeare. The material, which dates from the 1950s, includes the first British televised adaptations of Othello and Henry V, classic interviews with key Shakespearean actors including John Gielgud, Judi Dench and Laurence Olivier, and more than 1000 photographs of Shakespeare productions.
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Bloomsbury Popular Music provides an overview of popular music, ranging from the early 20th century to the current day. Subjects include historical and cultural impacts of popular music across different continents, key artists and abums, genres and subcultures, and the workings of the music industry.
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Britannica Academic contains 100,000 new and revised articles, with contributions from Nobel laureates, heads of state, Pulitzer Prize winners, leading professors, and experts.
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Britannica ImageQuest provides images from trusted sources showcasing curriculum-relevant imagery for educational, non-commercial use.
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A leading source of construction industry news, market intelligence and forecast and trend data.

Users will need to create an individual account using a University of Derby email address.
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Drama Online provides access to texts and multimedia content for plays past and present, incoporating the works of famous and historic playwrights with the writers of today.
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Employment Tribunal cases in England, Wales and Scotland
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This database covers UK & Irish Companies from turnover of £1.5 million or profits of £150,000.
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This database covers UK & Irish Companies from turnover of £1.5 million or profits of £150,000.
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Gnomon Workshop is a professional tool for visual artists in the entertainment industry. The database covers a diverse range of topics, including design, drawing, animation and effects.
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Issues Online helps students gain a better understanding of the world around them and the issues affecting their daily lives.
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Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content. Our motto is ‘Find evidence fast’ and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search.
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