Journal Articles 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.

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 Economic Association Journals Package

Collection of journals on economic policy, macroeconomics and microeconomics from the American Economic Association.  (Platform available on site only; if working off-site please use Encore) Individual journals are accessible on and off site

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


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-


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States : a Selection of Primary Sources

This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: 1. Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860) — 2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877) — 3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932) — 4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945) — 5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975) — 6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000). The documents presented here represent a selection of primary sources available in several ProQuest databases. The databases represented in this website include American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture

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 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 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


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

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.

CORE : the World’s Largest Collection of Open Access Research Papers

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” (website). The CORE Portal allows to search and navigate scientific publications and open access journal articles aggregated from a wide range of Open Access Repositories (OARs)

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

Edinburgh University Library open journals

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

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

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Case are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies. offering perspectives with global appeal. EEMCS addresses the increasing demand from business educators and practitioners for quality-controlled teaching cases focusing on global emerging markets. We have access to the 2011-2016, 2018 and 2019  case studies.

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Emerald Insight

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.

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 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.”

Exact Editions

Exact Editions makes magazines and their archives accessible, searchable and usable across web and app platforms. The Exact Editions system processes PDF files supplied by the publisher and stores images and text in a database, ensuring that the digital edition of the title looks exactly the same as the print edition. The digital editions boast a comprehensive search function, sharing facilities and are fully-linked for an interactive and seamless reader experience

Exact Editions African collection

The African Magazine Collection with Exact Editions includes five of the world’s most prestigious publications focusing on African issues, as well as New Internationalist. This collection features English language versions of a range of magazines that examine the politics, economics, and social issues in Africa today, as well as throughout history with over 1,000 issues from the magazine archives


Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Contains combination of  full text articles and summaries only of some journals.


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

Halsbury’s Laws Of England : See Lexis Library

Halsbury’s is a very useful legal encyclopaedia. covering the current law of England and Wales. It gives an overview of the current law on a topic and lists the key cases, legislation, reports and other material. The e-version is available via Lexis Library and includes the main volumes of Halsbury’s Laws (4th & 5th editions), Cumulative Supplement, latest Noter-Up issue and the Index. It is updated monthly.

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

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

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

Independent Voices : an Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press

Drawn from the special collections of our partner libraries, Duke University and Northwestern University, the first Reveal Digital Collection – Independent Voices is a significant milestone in a four-year project to digitize the special collections of nearly 1,000 magazine, newsletters, newspapers and other archival material that has hitherto not been accessible to the wider research community. It includes over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Starting with collections by feminists and the GI press, the collection has grown to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press


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

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


Digital archive of core scholarly journals starting with the very first issues. Includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences;  Language, performing, and visual arts, including all titles in the Music collection. It also features the largest cluster of titles on Eastern and Western religions arts as well as business, finance, and health science fields.  Features additional content beyond our institutional licence up to 30th June 2022

For the most recent three to five years you will need to use other services.

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JSTOR Digital Library of Core e-resources on Ireland

The Digital Library of Core E-resources on Ireland provides online access to a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals useful in studying Ireland’s cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship


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

Nature Partner Journals – Open Access

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

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

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 Open : Open Access Journals Published by OUP

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

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

The Project Muse Humanities Collection provides full-text access to over 220 humanities, arts and social sciences e-journals – as well as access to nearly 4,000 freely available e-books


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).

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.

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)

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


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


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

Social Science Database

The Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology

Sociology Source Ultimate

Offering more peer-reviewed, full-text journals than any other sociology research database, Sociology Source Ultimate provides the must-have materials for students studying social behavior and interaction. Topics range from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology

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

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

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.

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


Full text of UK, and International cases, legislation, journals and ebook legal reference material. It also includes the text books: Contract Law: Textbook Series;  Criminal Law: Textbook Series;  Darbyshire on the English Legal System;  English Legal System: The Fundamentals;  Glanville Williams Textbook of Criminal Law; Hayton and Mitchell on the Law of Trusts & Equitable Remedies;  McEldowney: Public Law; Smith & Thomas: A Casebook on Contract; Treitel on The Law of Contract; Clarkson & Keating Criminal Law: Text and Materials;  Contract Law: The Fundamentals;  Criminal Law: The Fundamentals;  Elliott & Wood’s Cases and Materials on Criminal Law Equity and Trusts: Textbook Series;  Hanbury & Martin: Modern Equity Land Law: Textbook Series;  Megarry & Wade Tort: Textbook Series;  Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort

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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

WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute)

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


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