A-Z E-Resources

Academic Search Complete

Full-text access to thousands of journals across a broad range of topics.  Contains also summaries to articles which are available fulltext via other databases.

ACLS Humanities e-Books

Online, fully searchable collection of 4,680 books in the humanities and related social sciences, containing both in-print and out-of-print books

ACM Digital Library

The  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) provides access to full text articles of ACM journals, conference proceedings and publications of affiliated organisations. This database covers all aspects of computing and computer science including programming, computer architecture, operating systems, mobile and wireless computing, the internet and worldwide web, computer networks, management information systems, e-commerce, computer graphics, multimedia, human computer interaction and much more. It may also contain only summaries to some articles.

American Chemical Society Web Editions

Journals from the American Chemical Society, covering all aspects of chemistry, from environmental science and physical chemistry to food chemistry and pharmaceutics

American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 is a free database providing access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing nearly 100,000 citations, American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, provides full page images of the original print index, and may be searched by author, title, subject and university

American Economic Association Journals Package

Collection of journals on economic policy, macroeconomics and microeconomics from the American Economic Association

American Radio History

Documents the history of American broadcasting, including AM, FM and television. Has three million pages, including the full text of trade magazines and directories

American Society For Microbiology – Subscription Package

Source for up-to-date information on microbiology research and covers both basic and clinical microbiology

Anthropological Index Online

Index to articles in journals taken by the Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum and to films held at the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Library, which incorporates the former RAI library, holds some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. Records cover 1957 to the present

Art Full Text

This database offers full-text plus summaries and indexes to international  arts publications on fine, decorative and commercial art. Indexing of art reproductions helps researchers focus on a single artist or find individual works. Invaluable for students, educators, curators, art historians, and art lovers.

Arts On Film Archive

Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films and moving images on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. Many titles in the collection contain rare material about individual artists. The archive is an invaluable primary research resource for a wide range of scholars in arts and humanities. The archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE.

Go to site, click on Film Archive Search and logon (You will need VLC Media Player installed on your PC) – any problems use Google Chrome to access

BAILII (British And Irish Legal Information Institute)

This service covers British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.

BASW Professional Capabilities Framework

Guide to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), an overarching professional standards framework, originally developed by the Social Work Reform Board, and now managed and delivered by the British Association of Social Workers. The PCF sets out consistent expectations of social workers at every stage in their career, provides a backdrop to both initial social work education and continuing professional development after qualification, Informs the design and implementation of the national career structure and gives social workers a framework around which to plan their careers and professional development. There is an interactive tool to browse through the capability descriptions of the framework.

BCIN / Conservation Information Network

Conservation Information Network:  Comprises over 172,000 bibliographic records on conservation. Literature referenced includes Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials.
Access: available without charge via the internet.

BFI In View

Over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st. InView is easily searchable, comprehensively catalogued and clearly organised under six main Themes, each with an introductory essay by an academic historian.

BFI Screenonline

BFI Screenonline is an online encyclopaedia and is the single most extensive publicly available resource devoted to British film and television. The site is supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material by expert writers, specially commissioned for BFI Screenonline alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.
Video and audio material can only be viewed in the University

BIOSIS Citation Index 1969-2008

BIOSIS Citation index is an electronic version of Biological Abstracts (BA) and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), containing bibliographic information on subjects ranging from traditional areas of biology such as botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields such as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine

Click on All Databases and choose BIOSIS Citation Index

BITRA (Bibliography Of Interpreting & Translation)

This site comprises more than 43,000 entries of title details to books, chapters, articles, journals, dissertations to help students track information on translation and interpreting publications. It provides access to over 13,000 summaries and provides some tables of contents details starting from June 2001. It is assembled and coordinated by Javier Franco at the University of Alicante. It is updated once a month.

Bloomsbury Open Content

Database of selected research publications across a range of topics, which are published on open content licences, meaning that the full text is available online for free in html format. These titles are also available to buy as p-books and e-books.

BMJ Best Practice

Best Practice has been designed and built from the ground up for use specifically as a decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion are combined in a single source and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Provides a second opinion, without the need for checking multiple resources

BoB : On Demand TV And Radio For Education

Shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 65 free to air TV and radio channels

(initial registration required where you need to enter your university email address)

Bridgeman Education

Online image database providing unlimited access to over 1.2m images, all copyright cleared for educational use by institutions, teachers, lecturers, librarians and students. Bridgeman Art Library represents over 1,600 museums, galleries and private collections, and over 30,000 artists. The comprehensive and eclectic range of images spans the curriculum, providing invaluable visual teaching and learning material on a variety of subjects, including:  fine art, history, geography, politics, sociology, antiquity, literature and theatre, science and medicine, religion and philosophy

Brill Journal Archive Online

Provides access to over 50,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by Brill before 2000. This resource has content relevant to biology, the humanities, human rights, international law, science, and the social sciences

Britain At Work : Voices From The Workplace 1945-1995

The experiences of working people through interviews, images and documents, recording some of the most important events in recent labour history

British Education Index (BEI)

The British Education Index contains references to articles in 350 British journals and a selection of European journal articles in English.

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

The Sound Archive holds over a million discs, 185,000 tapes, and many other sound and video recordings. The collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds.  Updated daily it is one of the largest catalogues of its kind anywhere in the world.

Search first then click on “log in” to download

British Periodicals Collections I And II

Journals date from the late 17th to early 20th century.  B P Collections I,  includes topics on literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.  B P Collections II contains the  English Literary periodicals and periodicals in the creative Arts. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Business Source Complete

Contains full text journals plus summaries to some articles available full text elsewhere and market research data. Subjects covered are accounting, banking, business, economics, finance, management, sales & marketing, logistics & transport. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review from 1922. Datamonitor, Gartner and others provide market research, industry reports and company reports & SWOT analysis. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides some country reports.

Cambridge Books Online

Collection of over 30,000 e-books, primarily recently published works, across a wide-range of subjects within a functional, fully searchable online environment

Cambridge Companions Online

Provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion and cultural studies in a functional, cross searchable online environment

Cambridge Journals

The digital archive of Cambridge Journals is comprised of the following subject collections: Scientific, Technical and Medical ; Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1 : Economics History Law Politics and International Relations : Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2

Cambridge Open : Open Access Publishing At Cambridge

Includes a number of wholly Gold Open Access journals published by Cambridge University Press

Campbell Collaboration

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare. Our vision We seek to bring about positive social change, and to improve the quality of public and private services around the world. We prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of research related to education, crime and justice, social welfare, and international development. We believe that a systematic and rigorous approach to research synthesis improves the knowledge base for decisions on policy and practice. Better-informed choices  by policymakers, practitioners, and members of the general public can lead to better outcomes

CareKnowledge

CareKnowledge is a practice-focused research tool used extensively by social work and health studies students and academics to develop their skills and knowledge. Compiled from a wide range of resources, Care Knowledge brings together the latest social care information into one database.  The database contains journal articles, in-house commentaries, special reports, Government documents and more.

Child Development And Adolescent Studies

This database is a source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography from 1927-2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues

Chronicle :BBC Northern Ireland’s Television News From The 60s And 70s

The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was founded in the 1920’s but it remains largely inaccessible. ‘Chronicle’ has made part of that archive available to UK higher and further education by digitising hours of content from the BBC Northern Ireland’s vaults. The digitised material will allow users to explore events over a 7 year time period (1969-1976) of Northern Ireland’s history, delivering a contextual experience from a political, historical and cultural perspective.

(Click on “Sign in” then select London Metropolitan University in the” Where are you from?” box and you should be directed to your university login).

Chronicling America : Historic American Newspapers

The Chronicling America site is a project of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). It includes over 10 million pages of digitized historic newspaper content dating from 1836 to 1922

CIS (Construction Information Service)

A complete reference source for students and practitioners needing rapid, reliable and up to date online access to British Standards, RIBA publications, legislation and other guidance information related to construction, health and safety and pharmaceuticals, in addition to product catalogues covering the construction, engineering, process and electronics industries. Includes Specify-it Enhanced, CIS (including AJ Buildings Library), SCI Blue Book and LABC Type Approval

Cochrane Library, The

Covers Health Psychology and other medicine-related issues. Available free of charge nationally. See their online Search Manual for details of the different databases, which sections are most appropriate for your search (e.g. Systematic Reviews). Includes some full-text.

Communication And Mass Media Complete

Links to full text for many journal articles. This database also contains indexes and summaries for articles from over 400 journals in the field of communications and mass media, including radio, television and journalism.

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

This site has offered Shakespeare’s plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993 … The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain — website

CORE

The mission of CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all. CORE Portal allows to search and navigate scientific publications aggregated from a wide range of Open Access Repositories (OARs) — website

Courtauld Books Online

Courtauld Books Online is a series of online scholarly books published by The Courtauld Institute of Art. The series includes research publications that emerge from Courtauld Research Forum events and Courtauld projects involving an array of outstanding scholars from art history and conservation across the world. The series consists of discrete books, shaped by a rigorous academic peer-review process. It is an open-access series, freely available to read online and to download without charge. The series has been developed in the context of research priorities of The Courtauld which emphasise the extension of knowledge in the fields of art history and conservation, and the development of new patterns of explanation.– website

Credo Reference Academic Core Premium Collection

An online reference resource that provides access to the full text of subject-specific reference titles, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases from a wide variety of publishers. Credo guides students through topics and concepts using visualisation tools and extensive cross referencing. Constantly expanding, it contains over 3 million entries from over 500 titles, including over 200,000 multimedia items and allows seamless searching of your other library resources. This multidisciplinary resource covers anthropology, art, astronomy, biography, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, ecology, economics, education, engineering, environmental studies, food, geography, geology, history, language, law, literature, mathematics, media studies, medicine, midwifery, music, nursing, palaeontology, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, quotations, religion, sociology, technology, and zoology

DART-Europe E-theses portal

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses and provides a single portal for the discovery of European Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

Dawsonera Ebooks

Database of ebooks.

Digimap Ordnance Survey Data Collection

Digimap is a collection (requires registration for fist time use) of maps at scales from 1:1,250 up to 1:750,000 available for making maps online of for download. Additional products include post codes, administrative boundaries, a gazetteer of place names and digital terrain models.
Due to some problems with anti-virus software if you find the maps do not load in the mapping application please ensure that Digimap is added to the list of trusted sites within the Security settings of your chosen browser.

Directory Of Open Access Books

Searchable directory of open access e-books. It is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in open access

Directory Of Open Access Journals

Freely available full-text online journals from all disciplines.  Searchable and browsable.

Disability Archive UK

An online database of documents relating to the work of disabled people and their organisations. “The aim of the Disability Archive UK is to provide disabled people, students and scholars with an interest in this and related fields, access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain. It is hoped that the documents available via the Archive will help to inform current and future debates on disability and related issues

Dissertations.se

Database allowing you to search over 54,000 dissertations from Sweden written in English. About half of these are available for download as a PDF

Early European Books : Printed Sources To 1700

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources

Ebrary – ebook Platform

Online digital library of e-books, covering the arts, humanities, social sciences and life sciences

Education Abstracts

Providing indexing and abstracts for periodicals, books and yearbooks, this database covers a broad range of subjects pertaining to education and is useful for education students, professionals and policy makers. It features content on a wide array of subject areas including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation

Education Research Complete

A bibliographic and full text database which covers scholarly research on all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialities, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. ERC also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding and related social issues.

Educational Administration Abstracts

This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Review of Higher Education, Journal of Educational Administration

Electronic Poetry Center

The EPC was founded in 1995 and serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSound PennSound, UBU web, and on the Web at large. Our aim is simple: to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.  The EPC itself makes extensive resources available through its E-Poetry and Author libraries. These libraries provide curated lists of resources on a focused range of authors for personal use, research, and teaching. Additionally, the EPC curates lists of links to similar digital and literary projects, related book publishers, literary magazines, and other resources. In addition to the vast number of works the it makes available, the EPC offers the innovation of providing a curated collection of primary literary texts. Accordingly, texts housed at the Electronic Poetry Center are “definitive” texts as each has been approved by its producers — website.

Emerald Management eJournals

This database provides full-text articles covering management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, and marketing and human resource management. Good for Occupational Psychology and Business case studies.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centre)

This database contains references and summaries to American and some international journals on education and related topics.  However where there are references to reports and papers from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the European Educational Research Association Annual Conferences links are provide to the full document if available. It also allows full text access to ERIC digest.

Europe PubMed Central

Europe PMC is a unique, free, information resource for biomedical and health researchers.  Search  30.4 million+ abstracts and 3.3 million+ full text research articles from PubMed and PubMed Central. Discover  who is citing who, find related data resources and browse summaries of key terms. Access  additional content including biological patents, clinical guidelines, PhD theses and research reports — website

European e-Justice Portal

Businesses section contains information on companies, business registers, insolvency and litigation in the EU.

European Library : Newspapers

Over 10 million pages of full text newspaper content from Europe

European Sources Online

Provides information about the European Union, other European institutions, various European countries and regions, and groups that influence European policies. Includes articles from newspapers and journals, speeches and documents

European Views Of Americas: 1493-1750

The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered ; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.”

Europeana

Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, including images, texts, audio and video

FoodnetBase

Collection of e-books giving access to guidance on food safety, quality assurance, processing, brewing, regulations, and microbiology. It offers information on latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies

Frontiers Books

Frontiers Books is a bookstore-like platform that under a unique environment gathers all library services available at Frontiers. You may browse through the pages of Frontiers e-books and Abstract books, past hardcopy issues as well as other academic literature and download them for free in PDF and EPUB format — website

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives, covering the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute

Global Text Project

Database of open content electronic textbooks, including business, computing, education, health, science and social science

GreenFILE

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records

HeinOnline

Large full text collection of mostly US-published law journals and texts.  Also includes the English Reports.

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Henry Stewart Talks. Business And Management Collection

A series of animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts and academics on marketing and management. Each talk has informative visuals and printable slide handouts in PDF format.

HighWire

HighWire, affiliated with Stanford University, hosts articles in the life sciences (including coverage of psychology and psychiatry).  Some full-text freely available

Historic Digimap

This online database (requires registration for fist time use) offer a range of historical mapping from the Ordnance Survey. County, National and Town maps at various scales are offered, dating from 1843 to the mid 1990s.
Due to some problems with anti-virus software if you find the maps do not load in the mapping application please ensure that Digimap is added to the list of trusted sites within the Security settings of your chosen browser.

House Of Commons Parliamentary Papers

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are a primary source for Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of the British government for the areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. The database covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from 1695 to 2005 – please use Google Chrome or Mozilla to view this resource

Humanities International Complete (HIC)

HIC provides fulltext of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world including  all data from Humanities International Index.  Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities.  Summaries of journal articles not subscribed to are also listed.

i-law (London Metropolitan email account required; if username/password required ask at Library Information Desk)

Full text access to key law reports, journals and newsletters on Maritime law.

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IEEE Xplore / IET Digital Library (IEL)

IEEE Xplore is the interface for IEL Online (IEEE/IET Digital library). This database provides full text access to all the IEEE and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) journals, conferences and active IEEE standards.  It gives access to worldwide quality technical literature in electrical engineering, electronics, communications technology, business management, computing and multimedia. Please use Mozilla to access this resource

IFIS Core Food Information

Information provider and distributor of food and drink related information

Illustrated First World War From The Archives Of The Illustrated London News

1914-19 archives of the Illustrated London News and the Great Eight Illustrated magazines collection, consisting of The illustrated war news, The illustrated London news, The sphere, The tatler, The bystander, The sketch, The illustrated sporting and dramatic news and The graphic. The magazines provide a visual  account of the war, including life on the home front and the mobilisation of the troops, with illustrations, cartoons and photographs backed by reports from journalists. Users can search the archives and content reseached and curated by historians has been added to the database

In View

Over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th  century to the early 21st. Explore and download rarely seen government films, written documents, newsreels, TV documentaries, discussion programmes and parliamentary recordings relating to the recent history of Britain.

Informa Healthcare

Portfolio of journals covering the recent pharmaceutical, medical and life science research. Provides access to peer-reviewed content on leading research across a wide range of therapeutic disciplines, from bench-to-bedside

IngentaConnect

Full-text electronic gateway for access to a fast-growing range of full text electronic journals from leading publishers.

IOPP Journals Archive

The IOPP Journals Archive is the Institute of Physics Publishing Limited’s digitised journals archive, covering the years 1874-1998 inclusive and containing over 100.000 articles

John Johnson Collection: An Archive Of Printed Ephemera

An Archive of Printed Ephemera. The facsimiles of printed material covers the period from 18th to the early 20th century.  The archive includes advertising and topographical images, early photographic portraits, material related to the book trade, crime and entertainment.

Journal TOCs

A free collection of scholarly journals Tables of Contents. Intended for researchers, students, librarians and anyone who’s looking for the latest or most current articles published in subscription, open access and hybrid journals. Where the journal is open access or we have a subscription to it, you will be to read a PDF; otherwise, you can see an abstract

JSTOR

Digital archive of core scholarly journals starting with the very first issues. Subject covered include Economics, Finance, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics,  Population Studies, and Sociology.  For the most recent three to five years you will need to use other services.

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Key Note

Find  consumer research, market insight and analysis on major UK industries, consumer and business services sectors.  Additionally, there is access to in-depth business ratio information, from the business Intelligence section.

Klimt02 Art Jewellery

This subscription web site,  examines all aspects of contemporary and art jewellery design. Includes online image galleries, articles, forums for debate, and information on designers, exhibitions, awards and jewellery courses.

Landmap Project

Contributed Landsat Satellite Mapping Data.

Leisure Tourism

An index to literature in Leisure and Tourism topics.  It indexes academic  journals, books, conference proceedings, theses and so on back to 1976.  It links direct to some of the full-text journals we subscribe to on other databases.

LexisLibrary

Contains full text of amended and consolidated UK legislation from 1267 and has a comprehensive range of general and specialist law reports including the Law Reports of England & Wales, All England Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports and the Family Law Reports. Includes Halsbury’s Laws of England and Wales, a complete narrative statement of the law of England and Wales.  You can search and browse over 100 full text UK law journals from a range of publishers including Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

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Library, Information Science And Technology Abstracts

Covering journal articles, books, research reports and proceedings. etc. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management

Literature.org : The Online Literature Library

Full and unabridged texts of public domain classis of English literature, both fiction and non-fiction.

London Met Repository

London Met Repository is a digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by London Metropolitan University staff and researchers.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning platform to help people learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals through access to a searchable video library of courses.  Training sessions in streaming video taught by recognised industry experts cover a variety of software products and digital technologies as well as a wide range of other topics.

Main Economic Indicators (OECD)

Presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of short-term economic indicators for the OECD member countries, 5 area totals and selected non-member countries.  Contains data on national accounts, industrial production, employment, prices, business trends, finance and trade for the major world economies  and runs from January 1960 to the current month.

Migration to New Worlds

This multi-archive collection provides a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Personal diaries, letters, travel journals and scrapbooks are supplemented by original maps, watercolours, engravings, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material which provide significant context to these eye-witness accounts.   Included within the collection are also documents from the late-eighteenth century discussing the early stages of emigration and mid-twentieth century photographs showing the immigration process. Includes The Century of Immigration: This release provides a wealth of material on English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish migrant experiences, along with a rich variety of documents covering Chinese and Japanese migration to the United States.  Hundreds of unique primary documents have been sourced from 15 contributing archives, libraries and museums, including material from the National Archives UK, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Museum Victoria, the Tenement Museum (New York) and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.  This collection provides an important and multi-faceted resource for students, teachers and researchers from a diverse range of academic disciplines, including migration studies, history, sociology, law, economics and postcolonial studies.

Mintel Reports

Mintel offers access to a range of UK consumer, media and market research reports covering a wide variety of sectors including international travel and tourism and country reports. Each report links to relevant industry news and company information.

Monthly Bulletin Of Statistics

It contains 53 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts. Most data starts from 2000.

MyiLibrary

E-books from Myilibrary.

National Archives

The official site for the National Archives, the UK’s archival collections, with over 1,000 years of the nation’s records. Has details of collections and services, information for visitors including charges, and an online search. There is access to the online collections, on topics such as politics, armed forces and crime

Nature

Covers science news and articles and research spanning all the scientific disciplines

Nature Publishing Group Journals With Open Access Options

Journals published by Nature Publishing Group with open access options which cover research spanning all the scientific disciplines

NBS National BIM Library

Source of BIM objects in the UK to support  Building Information Modeling, the process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Includes generic objects for use in outline design stages and specific manufacture objects for use later in the project, all authored to NBS standard

NCBI Bookshelf

Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare

NDLTD (Networked digital library of theses and dissertations)

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.  This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs

New England Journal Of Medicine

Contains full text articles on the results of important medical research worldwide that originally appeared in the print version of the New England journal of medicine, as well as material issued exclusively for the online edition

News Resources

For additional online news resources see our News and Current Affairs page

NICE Evidence Search Health and Social Care

Searchable index of authoritative, evidence-based information from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources for health and social care professionals. Includes : Evidence Search — BNF : British National Formulary — BNFC : British National Formulary for Children — Clinical Knowledge Summaries. Has simplified versions of BNF and BNFC.

OAIster … find the pearls

OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors

OAPEN

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation

OnlineNewspapers.com

Online newspaper directory for the world, with thousands of newspapers listed by country and region, covering North America and the Caribbean, Africa, South and Central America, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Australasia and Oceania

Open Book Publishers’ Library Membership Scheme

E-book database, including anthropology and religion, art, cinema, music and theatre, economics and politics, history, law, literature and language, philosophy, women and gender. The titles are available to download with a choice of formatted digital editions

Open Culture : the best free cultural and educational media on the web

Source of open access material across a range of subjects and includes audiobooks, films, e-books, textbooks,  K-12 educational resources and free language lessons, MOOCs and business courses

Open Humanities Press [e-books]

The site for Open Humanities Press, an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide

OPSI Legislation

Formerly HMSO Legislation – official government web site with full text of all UK, Scottish, Welsh Statutes and Statutory Instruments from 1988. You can search via keywords.

Organic e-prints

International open access archive for papers and projects related to research in organic food and farming. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata. It also offers information on organisations, projects and facilities in the context of organic farming research

Oxford Art Online

Includes Grove art online, Oxford companion to Western art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Concise Oxford dictionary of art terms. Includes broad range of art history images including architecture, ceramics, crafts, design, fine art, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewellery, interior design, maps, metalwork, musical instruments, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, visual arts.

Oxford Journals Archive

This archive represents over 165 years of historical research, containing articles from over 140 titles, compiled into subject-based archives, which includes The Humanities Archive (1829 – 1995), The Medicine Archive (1878 – 1995), The Science Archive (1848 – 1995), The Law Archive (1952 – 1995) and The Social Science Archive (1902 – 1995).

Oxford Music Online

Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). Grove Music Online will be updated annually.

Oxford Open : Open Access Journals Published by OUP

Open access journals published by Oxford University Press, covering computing, science, law, medicine and social sciences

Passport

A unique integrated international market research database with country data, consumer lifestyles, consumer market sizes, forecasts, companies and brands, information sources, major market profiles, market analysis.

Periodicals Archive Online

Subset of 80 full text journal backfiles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Dating from 1891 to 2000, it contains 288,006 articles and includes works such the anonymous article in Foreign Affairs which defined US foreign policy throughout the Cold War

Project Euclid : Mathematics And Statistics On-Line

Project Euclid is a not-for-profit online publishing service that provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Its mission is to advance scholarly communication in these fields and it is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals. Through a collaborative partnership arrangement, these publishers join forces and participate in an online presence with advanced functionality, without sacrificing their intellectual or economic independence or commitment to low subscription prices. Full-text searching, reference linking, interoperability through the Open Archives Initiative, and long-term retention of data are all important components of the project.  The end result is a vibrant online information community for independent and society journals. This will ensure that mathematics and statistics will continue to benefit from a healthy balance of commercial enterprises, scholarly societies, and independent publishers.  Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and Duke University Press

Project Muse Humanities Collection

Full-text access to over 150 humanities, arts and social sciences journals from 60 publishers

PsycARTICLES

Contains full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Subjects covered: psychology and related subjects.
Number of journals: 66
Years covered: 1894-

PsycINFO

It covers literature from 1887 to present.  In addition to “core” psychology topics such as personality or mental health, PsycINFO contains summaries on behavioral topics from related disciplines.

PsycTESTS

Repository for ready-to-use tests and measures from the American Psychological Association features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and others

PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites — website.

PubMed Central

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Quandl

Quandl is a data platform, hosting numerical data from hundreds of publishers. A repository of time-series data on the internet, tailored for academics, researchers, students and other data professionals, it allows you to quickly access financial and economic data in any format you want. Over 7 million time-series datasets in the domains of economics, finance, demography, society, markets, energy, health and education from a variety of reliable public sources: every single dataset comes with a link back to its original source, so users can always validate and attribute the data correctly.  You can find data for commodities, futures, stock indexes, interest rates, currencies;  data on real estate, energy, health, education, economics, demography and society; country-specific data for 200 countries including global stock markets; corporate data and financial ratios going back up to 10 years.

Queen Victoria’s Journals

The personal journals of Queen Victoria which span Victoria’s lifetime and consist of 141 volumes numbering over 43,000 pages, which were previously only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle. In addition to autograph diaries begun by the youthful Princess Victoria, there are edited versions from her later years, redacted and transcribed by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Beatrice

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

RIBA British Architectural Library catalogue

The British Architectural Library’s online catalogue. Among the many subjects covered by the collection are architectural law and practice, history, building types, such as churches, galleries and houses, guides to the architecture of specific countries or regions, sustainability and town planning

Rosa Parks Papers

Correspondence, memoranda, oral history interviews, writings, notes, statements, family papers, estate papers, financial records, address books, appointment calendars, programs, clippings, books, other printed matter, medals, drawings, photographs, and other papers documenting Rosa Parks’s civil rights activism on behalf of African Americans and her personal life. Subjects include events surrounding her arrest in 1955 for violating Montgomery, Ala., segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger, as well as the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. Includes papers relating to Parks’s work in Congressman John Conyers’s Detroit office; files from the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, an organization she founded to promote youth development and civil rights education; material pertaining to her participation in major civil rights events such as the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in 1957, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968; and Parks’s Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal (Congressional Award) along with material concerning other honors received by Parks.

Royal Society Of Chemistry Journals Archive

Includes all articles published by the RSC (and its forerunner societies) starting from 1841 (the first issue of Memoirs and Proceedings of the Chemical Society)

Safari Books Online

Contains computing and IT technology e-books.

Sage Journals Online

Contains  full-text articles of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.  Access is to subscribed journals only, get a list by clicking on “SAGE journals available to me” within Browse Journal List. Can also read summaries to journal articles we don’t subscribe to or which might be available via other databases.

Sage Open Access

Open access journals published by Sage to disseminate research to the community

Science

Provides the full text of the journal’s news stories, research reports, and commentary articles in a searchable database, enhanced by additional information, links, multimedia, and user services, as well as a database of scientific-product information

ScienceDirect

Contains fulltext journals and summaries only of others . Subject fields covered are : Biological Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Business, Management and Accounting, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Engineering and Technology,  Immunology and Microbiology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences. 

ScienceDirect Open Access Journals

Open access journals across a range of topics. All open access articles are peer-reviewed and immediately free to access and download

Screenonline

BFI Screenonline is an online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities. It is the single most extensive publicly available resource devoted to British film and television.
Video and audio material can only be viewed in the University.

Slavery in America and the world : history, culture and law

HeinOnline slavery in America and the world is a searchable database which provides links to legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.

Social Care Online

A database offered by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) providing summaries of social work and social care literature. The database contains over 50,000 summaries of books, central and local government reports, research papers, and publications of voluntary organisations, and articles from a wide range of journal titles – academic, research, practice and news-orientated. The database covers UK, North American and other English-language resources. Updated weekly.

Social Sciences Citation Index

Provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students working in the social sciences with quick, powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings

South Eastern Gazette Archive : 1852-1912

The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette, was a major regional title for the south-east of England, covering much of the South-East of England from East Hampshire through to Surrey and Sussex to South Essex and parts of London. This archive covers topics from transport to technology, health and education, crime and politics. It can used as a learning tool to explore Kent’s history during the Victorian and Edwardian eras and will also be of interest to people researching family history

SPORT Discus

Developed by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), SPORTDiscus covers both the practical and research literature on sport, physical fitness and physical education. It includes HERACLES, a French-language bibliographic database covering sport, physical education and fitness. Subjects covered include sports medicine, exercise psychology, biomechanics, psychology, training, coaching, physical education and fitness, and other sport- and fitness-related topics. Also included are ATLANTES and CATALOGUE DU MUSEE OLYMPIQUE.
Maximum of 8 concurrent users.

Springer Protocols

Database archive of e-books of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences published between 1980 and 2012

Statista

Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. According to the company, the platform has statistics on over 80,000 topics, covering Europe (with a focus on the United Kingdom), the United States and China, from more than 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.  Data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases

Taylor And Francis Online Journals

Full text access to a portfolio of journals, covering a wide range of subject areas – from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology

Taylor And Francis Open Journals

Includes a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content published by Taylor and Francis. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracting for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist profession educators

The Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme 1983-1990 : The Felicity Wells Memorial Archive

“Between 1983-1990 the Association of Independent Radio Companies [AIRC] operated the Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme (originally established by the IBA in a limited form) to share excellent drama, documentaries, features and current affairs between Independent Local Radio stations struggling to meet their commitments for speech radio. The 1990 Broadcasting Act brought this period to end. The archive was deposited with the British Library where it remained until Professor Sean Street identified the significance of the archive and arranged for it to be digitised. Search and enjoy over 1150 programmes from this unique collection” –website

Theses Canada Portal

This website provides a central access point for Canadian theses. It allows one to search AMICUS, Canada’s national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in the Library and Archives Canada theses collection, which was established in 1965, and free access to the full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations that were published from 1998 onwards

TRILT

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)  is a comprehensive online listings and archive of broadcast programme information.  It includes UK television and radio, terrestrial, cable and satellite television (with regional variations), all national and many local radio stations. Data is available at least ten days before transmission and builds up as an archive of programme information and schedules.

Trip

Clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care

Trove : Digitised Newspapers And More

Digitized newspaper archive of Australian newspapers dating back to 1803

UCL Press [e-books]

The site for UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access university press

UK Data Service

A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service and others – requires registration for first time use, login via UK Federation

UK Statute Law Database

The UK Statute Law Database (SLD) is the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom made available online.

Understanding Shakespeare

Open tool connecting digital texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library with articles on JSTOR. Enables anyone to pick a play, click on a line, and instantly see articles on JSTOR that reference the text from any of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Navigation options provide quick links to explore the plays by type: comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances

Union Makes Us Strong

This is an online library of images relating to the history of the trade union movement. It also contains a number of digitised and fully searchable historical resources such as the TUC Annual Congress report 1868-1968.

University of Edinburgh Journal Hosting Service

Open access journals on the OJS (Open Journal Systems) platform provided by the University of Edinburgh Library for their academic staff and student groups to publish their work

Visual Arts Data Service

A collection of over 100,000 images. The image resources are free and copyright cleared for use in UK Higher Education. The database covers advertising, architecture, art history, crafts, design, dress, fashion, fine art, graphic design, industrial design, jewellery, painting, photography, posters, public monuments, textiles, sculpture, shoes, stained glass. Featuring: African and Asian Art, The Design Council Archives, Imperial War Museum Spanish Civil War Posters, Parker Collection of Furniture, Paul Trevor East End of London Photography Archive, Russian Visual Arts, Women’s Library Suffrage Banners.

Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names

Web Of Science

A collection of citation databases including access to Medline abstracts. Covers journals worldwide, including open access journals and conference proceedings with current and retrospective coverage in the sciences and social sciences from 1900. Please use Chrome or Mozilla to access this resource

Westlaw

Full text of UK, and International cases, legislation, journals and legal reference material. It now includes Legal Journals Index of UK law journals and USA cases and materials are now available.

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WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)

WGSN an online news and information service for the fashion and style industries including fashion forecasting, company profiles and news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising and marketing.

Wiley Online Library

The database provides access to the full text of Wiley and Blackwell Science journals. Wiley InterScience is an international resource for scientific, technical, medical scholarly content. Subject areas include medicine, health, life sciences, engineering, physics, information science, computing, mathematics

Wiley Open Access

Program of fully open access journals published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately available to read, download and share

Winning Equal Pay : The Value Of Women’s Work

Filmed interviews with women who fought for and won equal pay, hundreds of digitised images and documents from the TUC Library Collections, plus contributions from historians and other experts

Workers’ War : Home Front Recalled

To record and commemorate the role played by trade unions and workers on the Home Front during the Second World War, this learning resource holds an exhibition of hundreds of digitised images and documents, oral testimony from those who worked on the Home Front during the war and contributions from historians

World War One Centenary Archive

Collection of TSO WW1 official reports and Gazette notices dating from 1914 to 1927 is available via TSO’s online library. To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.

WORLDLII (World Legal Information Institute)

Case law and other legal information from 123 countries and territories. See particularly the International and Law Journals sections.

Worldwide News In English

Online British newspapers on the Internet, together with international newspapers with English versions, news international news links and sites. Includes television channel news sites

ZETOC

The British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents service contains details of 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings from1993 onwards.