Abstracts & Indexes E-Resources


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.

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Archaeology Technical Abstracts, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials.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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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


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).

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

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

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.


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.

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


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