Sources of information

Subject Resources

For subject specific resources visit the subject support information.

For information resources not in EHU library collections try our Inter-library loans facility or Add a Book to the collection.

General Resources

Abstracting and Indexing databases

Abstracting and indexing databases are useful resources to utilise for your research strategy as they contain numerous records of research outputs.

Scopus

Provided by Elsevier, this abstracting database indexes science, health, social science, arts and humanities, spanning articles, books, conferences and more. The database aims to cover all quality academic literature and is a great way to see find published material that goes beyond the University’s library holdings. Where available, full text links to our subscribed content and freely available open access material are provided.

Dimensions

A great alternative to Scopus. The University does not have a subscription, but the free version suits most research needs. Dimensions integrates altmetric data, so you can easily view which of your search results have had the most social media and societal impact.

Semantic Scholar

Like Scopus and Dimensions, but uses artificial intelligence to determine the relations between papers. When tracking citations trails, you can determine which sources are key, minor and methods-based citations.

Current Awareness

Zetoc provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers 1993 to date, and is updated on a daily basis. Access it through the Library Catalogue.

Alerts and RSS Feeds

Rather than spending time repeating searches, set up alerts to receive recently published results from our databases via email. Access the help links in the individual e-resources for how to do this.

RSS feeds can be sourced from websites, publishers and information providers. They remove the need for you to manually check websites for new content.

Theses

The  Proquest Dissertations and Theses: UK and Ireland (formerly Index to Theses) is a comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. Links are provided advising how to obtain the full text of the theses.

The British Library’s Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) holds details of over 300,000 UK theses which can be downloaded or a digitised copy requested.

If you would like to expand your search for theses beyond the UK and Ireland there are free to use sites that provide links (although they do not always display the full text)

DART- Europe

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

External Libraries and Library Catalogues

The COPAC library catalogue provides access to the catalogues of major university, specialist, and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.

Staff and research students can use the SCONUL Access scheme to access material held in higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland.

Archives

The Archives Hub provides details of the archives of nearly 200 institutions in England, Scotland and Wales.

The National Archives is the UK Government’s archive service.