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January 22, 2009

The Burney Collection

Writing about web page http://find.galegroup.com/bncn/start.do?prodId=BBCN&userGroupName=warwick

Announcing a collection of the newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817). These represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. They can be accessed here.

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January 12, 2009

China Data Online trial

Writing about web page http://chinadataonline.org/

The premier tool for Chinese demographic data, China Data Online is authorised by National Bureau of Statistics, bringing together a tremendous knowledgebase of government statistics and census data. Trial this database here

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January 09, 2009

News from the Arts centre – Don John

Writing about web page http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/id/3842

This production promises to be visually stunning, anarchic and intoxicating.

"If theatre were a box of chocolates, then this would be the champagne truffle in a dark chocolate robe." The Guardian

A new production coming to the Arts Centre in February from Kneehigh Theartre, "dangerous, naughty and irresistible, Don John is a vessel for all our desires"

Kneehigh are a driving force in contemporary British theatre. Their joyous, compelling and physical storytelling has entranced audiences throughout the UK with productions including Tristan And Yseult, Nights At The Circus, Rapunzel and Cymbeline.

Don John photo


January 07, 2009

New Database Trials

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/main/electronicresources/trials/

The University is running a number of trial databases. Please feel free to explore and email Steve Barber with any thoughts or suggestions. Titles include Caribbean Literature and Latino Literature.

Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles selected by our editors are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Future releases will also feature journals, reference works, and interviews with key writers.

Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before.

The trials page can be accessed from here


January 05, 2009

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a new year at Warwick. The start of this year has seen some changes to the Arts team. We have said farewell to Lindsay Green the Arts Information Assistant who has moved to Open Studies and we welcome Andrew Noble, the new Arts Information Assistant.

Remember we are located on the second floor of the Library near the North staircase (past the Teaching Grid). If you have any enquiries you can drop in and see us. Alternatively you can contact us by phone or email.

The Arts team also participate in the subject pod which is located on the 2nd floor of the Library. The pod is staffed between 11.00-17.00, Monday to Friday in term time. All subject teams staff the pod and are there to answer your enquiries.

May we take this opportunity to wish you every success in 2009!


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