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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.