Key databases

These databases index most of the translation and interpreting journals published globally.

If a journal isn’t available in full text on one database, search for the journal title on the library catalogue as there is often access via another one.

Indicates a cross-searchable EBSCO database =

  • BITRA (Bibliography of Interpreting & Translation)
    The most comprehensive and only subject specific database for Translation Studies and Interpreting. Indexes and abstracts books, book chapters, journal articles, dissertations, conference papers and web sites. Updated monthly. Not full text.

The following are also useful:

  • Academic Search Complete
    Multidisciplinary database. Includes scholarly journals, newspapers and popular magazines. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index (access is via Web of Science)
    General arts and humanities research database. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Cambridge Journals
    Indexes journals published by Cambridge University Press. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    The key database for all aspects of communications and media, including print, radio, television and digital. 

  • Credo Reference 500+
    Contains English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries in several languages and dictionaries of terminology, such as Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics.

  • Humanities International Complete
    Some full-text. Good coverage of most areas. Journals, books and other published sources from around the world.

  • IRIS
    Iris is a searchable repository of materials for researching second languages. Includes access to interview and observation schedules, questionnaires, language elicitation tasks, working memory, which can be adapted for reuse.

  • JSTOR 
    A full-text digital archive of scholarly journals in the arts and science. For recent articles.
    Check catalogue to see alternative sources. 

  • OnlineNewspapers.com 
    Online newspaper directory for the world, with thousands of newspapers listed by country and region. 

  • Oxford Journals Archive
    Journal articles published by Oxford University Press. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Project MUSE Humanities Collection
    Contains a range of humanities journals and book chapters in full text. 

  • Sage Journals Online
    References all journals published by Sage. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Science Direct
    Search within the Humanities and Social Sciences section. References language and linguistics journals. Many articles are full text. 

  • Social Sciences Citation Index (access via Web of Science)
    General social sciences research database. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Taylor and Francis Open Journals

  • Wiley Online Library
    Interdisciplinary database with full text articles from many journals. 

  • Zetoc
    Indexes contents of journals subscribed to by the British Library. Also useful for conference papers and setting Alerts. Not full text.
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