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Online database guides.

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Online database guides.

Online databases are great for primary research, background information, latest thinking, detailed theory, standard reference, study skills, and literature searching, and we have plenty to help with your studies.

You can access resources such as archives; maps; data sets; subject specific journal packages; information and news from industries and trades; online newspapers; audio, images and videos (from clips to full films and performances).

Below you’ll find an alphabetical list of guides covering the major online databases that are available. If you want to discover the best databases to use in your subject area, read your subject guide.


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19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale)
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals is a collection of titles covering the events, lives, values, and themes that shaped the nineteenth century world. It provides an invaluable, fully-searchable resource for the study of British life in the nineteenth century.


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AM Explorer
A collection of primary source material for social sciences and humanities, spanning the 15th – 21st centuries, themes include : Borders and Migrations, Gender and Sexuality, Global History, and War and Conflict.

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
Covering subjects such as health, social sciences, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. It is updated continuously so its a good source for current academic research, and contains records from over 500 journals published in 19 different countries.

Art Full Text
Foundational art research database providing full-text art journals and books.


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Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world. The content is a mixture of articles, e-books and policy reports for the study of education systems, policies and the nature of childhood and youth experience in different countries.

Box of Broadcasts
On demand TV and Radio for education. Record and watch programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels. You can create clips or compile your favourite shows into playlists and share them. Guide to creating playlists.

British Education Index
Covers all aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. Indexing British education journals, theses and more, this resource is searchable by educational level and age group.

British Nursing Index
A database covering information relevant to nursing and midwifery in the UK. It focuses on material from the UK, but does also include information from relevant overseas journals. 

British Periodicals Collection
This database provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Business Source Premier
A multi-disciplinary periodical database that includes scholarly journals and business periodicals.


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Child Development and Adolescent Studies
This bibliographic database is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through to the age of 21

Childlink
Childlink provides a wide range of information relating to children, young people and families in the UK and Ireland. This includes legislation, research and statistics, as well as news and case studies. 

CINAHL Complete
CINAHL Complete is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. 

Cochrane Interactive Learning
Cochrane Interactive Learning is an online learning platform consisting of 11 modules to help you improve your knowledge and skills in conducting systematic reviews. Cochrane reviews are designed for healthcare interventions but any researcher who is interested in systematic reviews or systematic searching will benefit from this resource.


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Drama Online
Drama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 2,500 playtexts, 400 audio plays, 300 hours of video and 370 books of criticism and performance practice from leading theatre publishers and companies


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EEBO – Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online (EEBO) features page images of almost every work printed in the British Isles and North America, as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1470-1700.

Emerald Management eJournals
Emerald’s Management eJournal portfolio is made up of nine subject collections to create an all-encompassing portfolio of titles in the management field.


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Film Index International
Film Index International is a database which provides in-depth indexing of over 125,000 films, from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters and biographical information for nearly 800,000 personalities in the film industry.

Financial Times 
FT.com provides full text access to the Financial Times, as well as FT reports, comment, market data and more. From 2000 onwards.


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Grove Art Online (part of Oxford Art Online)
Grove Art Online is the online edition of The Dictionary of Art, often referred to as the Grove Dictionary of Art, and part of Oxford Art Online, an internet gateway to online art reference publications of Oxford University Press.

Gale Primary Sources
A collection of digitized sources useful for students studying history, American studies, literature and media.

Grove Music Online (part of Oxford Music Online)
The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe


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Hein Online
Containing more than 186 million pages and 287,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,800 law-related periodicals.

Historic Digimap
Historical maps of Great Britain incluing all available county series maps.

Historical Texts (JISC)
Digitized copies of 17th, 18th and 19th century texts.


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International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance
The definitive research database for theatre and dance studies. In addition to all the comprehensive indexing of the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD), it contains full text for top performing arts journals and books.


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Journal Citation Reports 
Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR) provides you with data and statistics that can inform your decision making whether you’re submitting your first manuscript or managing a portfolio of thousands of publications.


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Kanopy
Access to a large, curated catalogue of over 30,000 educational documentaries and classic films from leading producers. Kanopy covers a wide range of subject coverage (e.g. Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Health and Sciences)


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Lexis Library
LexisLibrary is an online database providing full-text access to case law, legislation and expert commentary, as well as key sources that include Halsbury’s Laws of England and the All England Law Reports.

Lexis Library Newspapers UK 
Lexis®Library is a forty year archive of full text news articles from a range of UK national and regional newspapers. It is updated with news items daily.


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Maternity and Infant Care
Maternity and Infant Care is seen as the definitive source of information for professionals involved in the care of women and infants. It covers academic journals as well as books and reports. 

Medieval and Early Modern Sources (MEMSO)
An essential resource for the study of Britain and its place in the world during the medieval and early modern period (c. 1100-1800).

MEDLINE
MEDLINE® is the United States National Library of Medicine’s (NLM®) premier bibliographic database providing information from the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health amongst others.

Mendeley
Mendeley is a free referencing and academic social network software. It allows you to collect, manage, store, share and use research papers and articles, as well as generate bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. 

Mendeley Microsoft Word add-in
The Mendeley Word add in allows you to seamlessly cite as you write using the citation style of your choice. It allows you to choose references from your reference library and create in-text citations and a ‘works cited’ or bibliography at the bottom of your document. This guidance has been written for Office 365 users.

Mintel Reports
Mintel Reports is a collection of market research reports, news items and analyst insights. The reports contain details of consumer research, analysis, market drivers, market segmentation and forecasts.


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Overdrive
Overdrive is an ebook and audiobook platform. It contains fiction and non-fiction titles. 

Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art Online)
Grove Art Online is the online edition of The Dictionary of Art, often referred to as the Grove Dictionary of Art, and part of Oxford Art Online, an internet gateway to online art reference publications of Oxford University Press.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)
ODNB provides an illustrated collection of more than 60,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past.

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)
The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Music collection
Oxford Scholarship Online provides full-text access to books published by Oxford University Press. There are nearly 450 e-books in the Music collection.


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Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles.

PsycINFO 
PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and the behavioural and social sciences. It spans the literature to include the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, pharmacology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. 


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RefWorks
RefWorks is a web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool that allows you to gather, organise, store and share articles and references.

RefWorks Citation Manager Word add-in
The Refworks Microsoft Word add-in allows you to seamlessly cite as you write using the citation style of your choice. It allows you to choose references from your reference library and create in-text citations and a ‘works cited’ or bibliography at the bottom of your document. This guidance has been written for Office 365 users.

RILM (Abstracts of Music Literature)
RILM is an index that covers a wide variety of musical fields, including classical, popular, world music, voice and instruments, performance, theory, pedagogy, therapy and liturgy.


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Social Policy and Practice
Social Policy and Practice is an important source of evidence-based social science research for policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students working within economic and social development, social administration, social services, and care management.

SPORTDiscus
SPORTDiscus is a database which searches for journal articles, magazine articles and books on topics relating to sport, including sports medicine, fitness & exercise, sport psychology, physical education and many other areas. 


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The Times Digital Archive
The Times Digital Archive includes every page, editorial, news item, announcement, obituary and advertisement from The Times newspaper from 1785-2014.

THE: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education is a weekly magazine, but the online version contains additional stories and features. Although it is based in the UK, it covers higher education around the world, including news, opinion pieces, statistics, rankings and other useful information. 


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Visible Body
Visible Body is an interactive resource which provides an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body via 3D models, illustrations and animations.


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Web of Science
Web of Science comprises several multi-disciplinary databases providing access to citations, abstracts, tables of content and citation data. You can access the full-text of journal articles if the University subscribes to those journals or if the journal article is available via open access publishing.

World Advertising and Research Centre (WARC)
WARC provides thousands of advertising effectiveness case studies detailing strategies of leading brands. It also includes best practice guides, marketing intelligence, research papers, consumer insight, advertising trend data, special reports, news, data and forecasts, trends in TV viewing, newspapers and other mediaeconomic and demographic data, profiles of major brand owners, and more.