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With documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, this resource collects sources from nine archives, including the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library, London, to give an incredible insight into the changes in China during this period.
Trial dates: 15 April - 10 June 2019
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Defining Gender provides access to a vast body of original British source material that will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective.
Trial dates: 18 April - 10 June 2019
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Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
Trial dates: 15 April - 10 June 2019
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New
Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive collection dedicated to the history of exploration.
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  • Primary sources
  • Recommended for secondary students
New
Browse a huge selection of documents, images, maps and more relating to World War I. Includes four modules: personal narratives; propaganda and recruitment; visual perspectives and narratives; a global conflict.
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Discover essential primary sources documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This expansive collection offers sources for the study of women's suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.
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Browse a collection of over 1000 open access humanities and social science titles published by university presses and scholarly societies.
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