Journals & Databases
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 & 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. Daily newspapers can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection. 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. It 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.
- LexisNexis 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.
- Times Digital Archive contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.
- American Psychological Association US professional psychology organisation.
- Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system enables you to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. Box of Broadcasts is intuitive and easy to use, so you may find you can start straight away.
- Carl R. Rogers.org A gateway to the intellectual work of Dr. Carl R. Rogers.
- Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) government department responsible for public health issues, social care and the NHS. There are lots of freely accessible and downloadable DHSC publications, reports, policy guidelines and legislation that is easily accessible.
- Internet Mental Health Information on common mental disorders.
- NICE Evidence Search Clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice guidelines.
- PsychCentral An independent US mental health and psychology network.
- Social Psychology Network American site containing clinical psychology links.
- World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling. The Association offers information about person-centered and experiential psychotherapies.
- World Health Organisation (WHO) is a directing authority for health for UN countries responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.
Professional bodies are the societies and associations that promote and regulate a profession and the people working within them.
- Association of Educational Psychologists is the professional association and trade union for educational psychologists in the UK.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is the leading professional body for the counselling professions in the UK.
- The Person Centred Association (TCPA) is a professional association that promotes the person centred approach, developed by Dr. Carl Rogers.
- The British Psychological Society oversee psychologists and the pratice of psychology in the UK.