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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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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.
  • 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.
  • Infotrac Newsstand 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.
  • 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.

Useful Websites

  • 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. However, if you need a bit of help, take a look at the video tutorials.
  • 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.
  • PsychCentral An independent US mental health and psychology network.
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) is a directing authority for health for UN countries responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.

Professional Bodies

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