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List of the databases you can use to access journal articles, reports, conference papers, ebooks, newspapers, and many other resources.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Top 5 databases

Below is a list of the top 5 most used databases this academic year, so far!

  • JSTOR  
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    periodicals archive of over 2,000 leading scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Over fifty million pages of content
  • Web of Science  
    Web of Science Core Collection includes the Science, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes, Conference Proceedings Citation Index for Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus.
  • PsycARTICLES  
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    full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and allied publishers. Part of EBSCOhost. 1894 - present
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials  
    full-text access to over 100 major religion and theology journals, and index to over 1,740 journals on all aspects of religion - including education, ethics, history, liturgy, observances, rites and theology. Part of EBSCOhost
    1924 - present; updated every 3 months
  • OCLC FirstSearch Databases  
    Please note that the off-campus link will not work on-campus. Access to: ArticleFirst; ClasePeriodica; Ebooks; ECO; ERIC; GPO; MEDLINE; OAIster; PapersFirst; Proceedings; WorldCat; and WorldCatDissertations. For on-campus links to individual titles please use the direct link under the name of the resource

Remote Access

If you have problems accessing resources when you are away from the University, we can help!

Check our Remote Access guide, we have video demos and screenshot examples of how to access lots of resources.

However, we may not have subscribed to every journal that a database lists. If you cannot access an article after you have logged in with your University username and password, check SAULCAT the Library catalogue for the journal title to see if we have access and what years this access covers.

Get in touch, chat, email, call (+44 1334 462331/2) or Tweet and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.


Your e-Resources

Here is a list of all of the databases you can access through the University. Use the tabs to find the database title you want.

We subscribe to many databases so that you can access journal articles and other material online.  

Using this guide look out for the below information:

On-campus access: means you should not need to login and can access this resources seamlessly within the University network

Off-campus access: Click this  icon where it appears next to a database for off campus details - most need your University Username and Password


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  • If there is no institutional sign in option or the information on our remote access guide doesn't help, please email

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  • Try locating the PDF in your downloads folder rather than opening it within your browser, or try another browser as Chrome sometimes cannot open files, try Firefox or Safari.

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