Study & homework

Information for study and homework is right at your fingertips through the following databases:

Bloomsbury Drama Online

Drama Online is a one stop shop for anyone with an interest in drama. This award winning database features over 1,200 classic and contemporary play texts, including the complete works of Shakespeare. Background to the plays are provided through critical scholarly works, theory and practical “how to” guides. There is also streaming video of live performances from Shakespeare’s Globe and professional audio recordings from L.A. Theatre Works. Search for and sort plays and monologues using cast size, gender, roles, genre, period, author, setting and theme filters. There is plenty here to discover.
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Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopaedia articles, both short and book-length. Other content includes a world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, today's news headlines from BBC News, and links to relevant websites.
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Gale Student Resources In Context

This database provides researchers with an expansive collection specifically designed to meet the needs of university undergraduates. Topics covered in depth include History, Geography & Cultures, Literature, and Science & Health. Content comes from reference books and encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and a variety of multimedia sources. Text and criticism of Shakespeare's plays and poems is a feature. (Library card required)
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Research in Context

Research in Context is suitable for intermediate students, it combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, and social studies.
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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Search across the database or select from a wide range of contemporary topics such as cloning, race relations, chemical weapons and narcotics legalization. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources, to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. (Library card required)
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Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects. Titles include Australian House & Garden, Australian Geographic, NZ Business, New Zealand Management, Metro, Australia Country Report, New Zealand Country Report, New Zealand Herald, etc.
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givME (formerly BreakOut)

This website provides a database of "scholarships for school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds; and academic and non-academic funding", that are available for New Zealand individuals.
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Times Digital Archive

This database allows you to search and view every page published by The Times [London] from 1785-1985. Content includes news articles, obituaries, advertising, book reviews and even the crossword puzzles. You can also browse by issue date, story headline, subject etc. Results are displayed at the article level and you may view the article - or the full page upon which it appeared. This is a valuable primary resource for students, genealogists, researchers and anyone interested in history.
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