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These collections provide instant access to scholarly research, journal articles and book reviews. They may be accessed 24/7 and each collection has its own help and guidance on the home page.

Journal and database collections

  • Academic Search Premier Multi-disciplinary database which offers full text for more than 4,500 scholarly journals, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed titles.
  • BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines, especially for academic open access web resources.
  • British Psychological Society Provides access to a range of psychology journals including the British Journal of Psychology.
  • CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.
  • Emerald Insight contains 23 journals for professionals and practitioners in the areas of health and social care, learning disabilities, children’s services, mental health, and community.
  • Health Research Premium Collection Over 800 full text nursing and health journals covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and consumer health.
  • PsycARTICLES Full-text articles from 63 journals published by the American Psychological Association.
  • PsycINFO Psychology database from the American Psychological Association, containing citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.
  • SAGE Research Methods is a database which supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Resources include a methods map, case studies, datasets, books, reference works, journal articles and instructional videos from world-leading academics.
  • ScienceDirect Covers life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
  • Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database, containing 24,600 journals from 5,000 publishers. It is excellent for literature reviews or for finding out what has been published in your area as it can locate high quality journal articles, book chapters and more, for any subject.
  • Wiley Online Library Multi-disciplinary database covering medicine and health, nursing, psychology, social work and policy, family and children and education.

Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Newspaper archives usually contain issues which are less recent and which are useful for finding articles of a more historical interest.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 contains news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Useful for historical research.
  • Gale OneFile: News contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles. It also has thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • Guardian and Observer Digital Archive contains every issue of The Guardian from 1821 to 2003 and of The Observer between 1791 and 2003. You can search by keyword or by keyword and date, each story is an exact reproduction of the original.
  • Lexis+ contains over 650 regional and national UK newspapers from 1982 to the present. It is possible to limit your search to either national or regional titles, or you can search the whole of the newspaper database. Enter Lexis and click content and select Newspapers.
  • Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 2019. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.

Professional bodies

Professional bodies are the societies and associations that promote and regulate a profession and the people working within them.