Alternatives to Wikipedia


Oxford Art Online

Comprehensive searchable reference resource covering all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to date. The dictionary contains 41,000 articles written by leading scholars and experts in each subject. Articles provide links to maps and diagrams as well as over 100,000 searchable images from the Bridgeman Art Library Online, all supported by extensive bibliographies.

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Oxford Reference

Access to over 200 dictionaries and reference e-books published by Oxford University Press, including the Oxford Dictionary of English. Click on 'Show books in my subscription' to view titles which have full-text access.

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The Purple Guide

Click on the login button on the right to gain access to the chapters of the guide. The Purple Guide has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who are have a duty to manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events.



Comprehensive coverage of 4,000 UK grant-making trusts including all of the Directory of Social Change and Charities Aid Foundation Trusts.

Access to Trustfunding is by separate username and password. Please contact the Library for details. There is no access to Trustfunding from off campus.

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