Monday, November 21, 2016

TRIAL: Drama Online

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Drama Online’, until 19th January 2017.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: Drama Online
(Login required off campus)

The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.

The constantly growing collection meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover.

New collections feature over 80 hours of video including over twenty theatre productions from the world renowned Shakespeare's Globe theatre; four key set drama and literature texts from educational media company Stage on Screen; the Manchester Royal Exchange’s sell-out hit of Hamlet starring BAFTA nominated Maxine Peake; and a Shakespeare masterclass from top international acting coach Patsy Rodenburg.

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TRIAL: Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records parts 1 and 2’, until 21st December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access:  Southern Life and African American History, 1775–1915, Plantations Records (parts 1 and 2) (University login required off campus)

The Southern Plantation Records document the far-reaching impact of plantations on both the American South and the nation. Many planters kept journals, crop books, overseers’ journals, and account books in remarkable detail. Family members often kept personal diaries and corresponded extensively with friends and relatives near and far. Southern Plantation Records illuminate nearly every aspect of plantation life: business operations and day-today labour routines, family affairs, roles of women, racial attitudes, relations between masters and slaves, social and cultural life, shared values, and tensions and anxieties that were inseparable from a slave society.

For more information see the brochure.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

TRIAL: BBC Monitoring

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to BBC Monitoring until 23rd December 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: BBC Monitoring
Select 'Login', then select 'Login via Academic Institution'. Choose 'University of Liverpool' and enter your University username and password if prompted.
You will need to accept the Terms and Conditions for use.

BBC Monitoring's news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by our analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as 'real time' reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis.

Content includes:

•        BBC Monitoring Portal - a database comprising ‘real time’ news updates from around the world, analytical reports and an extensive archive of geopolitical information dating back to 1996. The BBC Monitoring portal contains c.4 million stories and 5,000 reports, as well as up-to-date government lists for all countries.

•        Terrorism Digest - A daily summary of reports regarding Jihadist and other terrorist activity, and counter-terrorism operations.

•        Media Environment Guides - Detailed and insightful reports on the media landscape (sources, levels of openness, key media players etc) within key countries.

After trying BBC Monitoring, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.