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Global Commodities

Did you know that the University Library has access to Global Commodities?

Global Commodities brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices. The commodities featured include chocolate, coffee, spices, sugar and timber.

Global Commodities is accessible via our Electronic Library and the library catalogue.

Don’t forget that if you need help using this resource or any other library resources then your Subject Librarian will be happy to help. Find out more on our Subject Guides page.

Tourism Resources

Are you visiting new places this summer? Would you like to know more about them?

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for developing Tourism in the UK. Its website has links to all relevant bodies, including Visit Britain. For further afield check out the World Travel guides.

The Institute of Hospitality provides free access to a wide range of hospitality, leisure and tourism information.

Why not look at our travel and tourism resources… We have databases available on the Electronic Library which provide information about the economic, political and social conditions in specific countries.

Business Source Complete country reports include extensive national profiles as well as economic studies, business forecasts and OECD economic surveys. From Basic search enter the name of the country you are interested in, then scroll down to Limit your results and select Country report from the options listed under Publication type

European Sources Online (ESO) provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union and of all European countries and links to sources of official information in each country. These include press releases, statistics and other news sources.

Take a look at the guides to country information and tourism to find out more.