MIMAS Bibliographic Source

Nuria Yanez-Bouza has brought MIMAS to our attention, a national data centre which provides ‘access to key data and information resources to support teaching, learning and research across a wide range of disciplines’. Their bibliographic services are an excellent tool for our field, e.g. Archives Hub (descriptions of archives and manuscript collections held in UK universities and colleges), COPAC (a union catalogue of 24 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland), Zetoc (The British Library’s electronic table of contents), ISI Web of Knowledge (which includes citation indexes), or JSTOR (a unique digital archive collection of fully-text searchable academic journals).

The homepage is: http://www.mimas.ac.uk/

For info on the bibliographic services go to: http://www.mimas.ac.uk/services/

It is run by Manchester Computing at the University of Manchester and it is free for members of UK Further and Higher Education institutions, although subscription is required for some particular services. For non-UK institutions some services are freely provided (e.g. Archives Hub, COPAC) – it is certainly worth contacting them to find out about subscription!

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