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Bloomsbury Digital Resources is focused on providing essential and cutting edge scholarly content in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including the award-winning Bloomsbury Fashion Central and Drama Online. Whether it be primary documents, critical texts, historical archives or the latest in video and audio resources, we are committed to enhancing the research experience with innovative, engaging, and dynamic digital resources.

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Cover image: Photographer: Niall McInerney, Š Bloomsbury Publishing Plc


Instant DRM-free digital access to more than 6,000 eBooks across the social sciences and humanities including T&T Clark, Hart Publishing, The Arden Shakespeare, Continuum, Bristol Classical Press, and Berg. Subjects covered include: Anthropology • Biblical Studies • Classical Studies & Archaeology • Economics • Education • Film & Media • History • Law • Linguistics • Literary Studies • Natural History • Philosophy • Politics & International Relations • Religious Studies • Sociology • Theology

Content highlights: •  125 Collections, expanded annually by discipline • Archive Collections in key subject areas such as ancient history, Christology, continental philosophy and more • Special Collections such as Ancient Commentators on Aristotle and Education Around the World series

Features: •  PDF chapter downloads with no DRM •  HTML full text for online reading •  Unlimited user access •  Cite, share, personalize •  MARC records •  COUNTER 4 usage statistics •  DOIs at book & chapter level •  Purchase model with no multiplier •  Credit given against existing print holdings

“...succeeds admirably in making the texts of plays available online in an environment that will enhance their use for study and performance.” —Winner, Best Interface, Charleston Advisor Over 1,700 texts, 350 audio plays, 150 hours of video, and over 100 scholarly works and practical guides. Content highlights: PLAYTEXT COLLECTIONS: • Core Collection—Includes titles from Bloomsbury (including Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare) and Faber & Faber, plus production stills from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the American Shakespeare Center •  Playwrights Canada Press—Over 170 plays •  Aurora Metro Books—120 plays • Nick Hern Books—Over 400 plays VIDEO COLLECTIONS: • Hollow Crown Series 1 and 2 Collection • BBC Drama Films and Documentaries Collection • Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen • Shakespeare/Early Modern Drama Video Collection AUDIO COLLECTIONS: • L .A. Theatre Works—369 audio plays NEW! SCHOLARLY WORKS: • The Arden Shakespeare Studies Archive • Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Theatre Studies Archive • Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Performing Arts Collection

Features: •  Play finder—Select plays based on cast size, gender of roles, word count, period, and playwright •  Personalization features—Save searches, highlight and annotate text, bookmark content •  Monologue search­—Find monologues by keyword, gender, and word count •  Character Grid and Words and Speeches Graph—Available for each play •  Develop a Part Book—View lines and stage directions for individual roles

Provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day. Explore the historical origins and cultural impact of popular music from almost every country in the world and discover more about influential artists and albums, local music scenes, and subcultures. Learn about musical form, instruments, and the workings of the music industry and research the social, political, and economic context of different musical genres. Content highlights: • The 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World • All current volumes of the 33 1/3 book series with annual updates, providing in-depth analysis of influential albums • Scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music Studies list.

Features: •  Artist Pages offer curated links to relevant content for leading artists • Interactive World Map enables users to navigate to books and articles covering a country or region • Interactive Timeline of Popular Music includes the dates of albums covered in the 33 1/3 series, plus an overview of contextual events in musical and political history, with links to relevant articles • Related Content links on every content page makes it easy to discover relevant material • Personal Account Feature enables users to save books, chapters, or other items to view later, organize saved items into folders, e-mail and export citations, and save searches

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The leading source of scholarly, multidisciplinary information on all aspects of dress and fashion worldwide, from pre-history to the present day. Winner of the Dartmouth Medal Content highlights: • 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion—2,000 images and more than 800 in-depth articles—plus onlineexclusive articles © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

© Herbert Levine The Metropolitan Museum of Art

• 100+ academic ebooks, reference works including A–Z of Fashion and The Dictionary of Fashion History, and important classic and modern writings on fashion. • Invaluable museum directory which includes information on specialties and holdings, plus sample images, and links to further information. • Over 13,000 color images from prestigious partners such as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Mode Museum, and the Commercial Pattern Archive.

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

• Unique exhibition archive. In-depth information with commentary from museum curators.

© Kerry Taylor Auctions— Elsa Schiaparelli

© Kerry Taylor AuctionsTerry de Havilland shoes

© Kerry Taylor Auctions— Christian Dior necklace

© Kerry Taylor Auctions

© Geoffrey Beene The Metropolitan Museum of Art

© The Souper Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art


A unique look through the lens. Travel back in time down the runway and experience the evolution of today’s most iconic designers. Content highlights: • Includes rare images featuring internationally renowned designers and brands including Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Calvin Klein, Chanel, and many more • International coverage from Paris, London, New York, Milan and beyond • Detailed metadata for each photograph has been prepared to ensure accuracy, to enhance search and browse, and to ensure effective linking between text and images • Designed to excite, engage and inspire students across a wide range of courses and promote further discovery. Supports cross disciplinary research in a vibrant period of fashion history • Exclusive academic articles providing essential context on key catwalk collections, specific themes or styles of dressing, fashion icons, single object analysis, specific decades, and the use of colors in fashion

Photographer: Niall McInerney, © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

An exceptional, privately-owned library that illuminates and celebrates the centuries-old interface between Europe and the Middle East. The Arcadian Library’s History of Science and Medicine collection, the first module of the library, includes manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, and monographs from the 10th to 20th centuries. The collection showcases the contribution of early Arab and Persian scientists, doctors and thinkers; their translation, reception and influence in Europe and their lasting influence on the development of Western scientific and medical knowledge. It also brings together 19th and 20th century records of science, medicine and natural history from across the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. Content highlights: •  Ibn Baklarish’s Kitab al-Musta’ini—Book of simple medicines • Haly Abbas’s (Al Majūsī) seminal 10th century medical text Liber Totius Medicine Necessaria Continens •  Liber de cirurgia by Albucasis (Al-Zahrawi)—a pivotal 15th century medical treatise detailing early Arab surgical practices and instruments • An early edition of Serapion the Younger’s book of medical botany, Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus • Reports of European scientific explorations documenting the animals, plants and geology of countries including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria

Features: •  Searchable in either English or Arabic • Dedicated taxonomy enables filtered search by topic, place, period, people, language or content type •  Commentary articles linked to primary texts •  Full catalogue records include available provenance and condition notes •  Integrated Arabic keyboard •  Cite, Share, and Favorite content

Containing nearly 800,000 original documents that range from Churchill’s personal correspondence to exchanges between the great leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, this definitive resource allows students and researchers to track the important events and figures of the Churchill era with a detailed taxonomy and pedagogical materials. Content highlights: • Lays the foundation for further study of key areas of 20th-century history • Provides clear links to the relevant primary source documents in the Archive • Supported by extensive lecture slides • Offers links to further reading lists, bibliographies and references • Provides an overview of broader areas of research and study and based around WWII

Features: •  “Focus on…” feature—Provides overviews of key topics with links to rich selections of files and documents to fully utilize the Archive’s potential •  Powerful search: Use quick and advanced search options as well as the unique search taxonomy to filter by topic, place, period or people, or browse the Churchill Archives Centre’s own cataloging system Personalization features: save searches, export citations and favorite, download or print documents

Unrivalled coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 bce to the present day. Includes over 100 Designer Pages providing essential details and links to further reading about key figures including Ettore Sottsass, Walter Gropius, William Morris, Jonathan Ive, Victor Papanek, Yoko Kuwasawa, Charles Eames, and Ray Kaiser Eames. Content highlights: • The three-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design—including over 1,700 authoritative articles by leading international scholars which provides comprehensive coverage of disciplines, designers, schools, movements and styles, national design histories, and methods and processes • The definitive, two-volume World History of Design—written by eminent design historian Victor Margolin is an acclaimed and richly illustrated history of global crafts, decorative arts, and graphic and industrial design from prehistoric times to the end of World War II • Over 70 eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars including Glenn Adamson, Tony Fry, John Heskett, Penny Sparke, Judith Attfield, and Nigel Cross • Forthcoming online exclusive articles from The Encyclopedia of Asian Design, lesson plans, and bibliographic guides, a searchable image library, and much more

Features: • Fast, cross-searchable access to the world’s largest full-text design library • Exclusive and authoritative full-text content on global design and crafts over the last 2,500 years with thousands of images • Broad coverage of design and crafts history that covers theory and practice on such topics as product and graphic design, ceramics and textiles, environmental and interior design, design management, and user experience • Wide range of search, browse and filter options including: period; place; people; themes; disciplines; objects and materials; the design industry; schools, movements and styles; and content types • Interactive timeline to browse the history of design from pre-history to the present day

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Bloomsbury Digital Resources Catalog 2017  

Available and forthcoming products from Bloomsbury Digital Resources

Bloomsbury Digital Resources Catalog 2017  

Available and forthcoming products from Bloomsbury Digital Resources