Wednesday, 25 March 2015

British library 'Discovering Literature' online project

Discovering Literature covers the Romantic and Victorian periods and brings together, for the first time, some of the British Library’s greatest literary treasures. This online resource includes numerous original manuscripts, first editions and rare illustrations. Material, such as newspapers,  photographs, advertisements and maps, is presented alongside personal letters and diaries from authors.

The site also includes articles, twenty five short documentary films, and contemporary research. William Blake’s notebook, an early draft of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and the childhood writings of the Brontë sister are examples of the unique collections available.

Research Councils UK - Gateway to Research

Gateway to Research is a new web-based portal funded by all seven Research Councils and Innovate UK.  It enables users to explore the breadth of research across all disciplines and industry sectors and provides access to information and academic experts. Gateway to Research contains information about who, what and where the Councils fund, as well as details about outcomes, outputs and impact. 

Research Councils UK also provide access to a range of publications and resources, including the RCUK Impact Report 2014 which demonstrates how the Research Councils have worked together to achieve greater impact for the research they support. Have a look at their Publications and Resources webpages for further details.