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19th Century British Pamphlets

19th Century British Pamphlets is a collection of over 26,000 digitised, paper copy pamphlets that focus on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled Parliamentary debates and controversies in the 19th century. Includes Cowen Tracts – Newcastle University — Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection – Durham University — Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection – University of Manchester — Hume Tracts – UCL — Knowsley Pamphlet Collection – University of Liverpool — Selections – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) — Selections – University of Bristol

ACLS Humanities e-Books

Online, fully searchable collection of approximately 5,000 books in the humanities and related social sciences, containing both in-print and out-of-print books

American Society For Microbiology – Subscription Package

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

Aurora Metro Books

With over 125 plays, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a highly contemporary list of new drama with a focus on women’s drama, international drama, drama in translation, and drama by black and Asian writers.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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 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)

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)

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.


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

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

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.

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 Library : Newspapers

Over 10 million pages of full text newspaper content from Europe

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.”

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


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

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

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


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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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.

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 network

Searchable on-line literature database for students and educators that has over 3500 full books and over 4400 short stories and poems by over 260 authors. Check out the recently added books, that primarily consist of classics and/or award-winners. Search for the book of your choice by using the alphabetized index listing of author names such as: John Milton, Guy de Maupassant, Herman Melville, and Emily Bronte

London Met Repository

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

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.


What is MINIM-UK? The project aims to provide a new online database of historic instruments that will allow the public to find out about 20,000 individual instruments held in more than 100 musical instrument collections in the UK


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

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

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.

Nick Hern Books

Nick Hern Books is one of the UK’s leading specialist performing arts publishers, with a vast collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books in their catalogue. They also license most of their plays for amateur performance

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


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


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 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

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 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


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 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.

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)

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

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 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

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

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

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 Parliamentary papers

The U.K. 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

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

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

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.

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