Key databases

These are some of the most relevant databases for your subject. They make a good starting point in searching for journal articles.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Full-text access to thousands of journals across a broad range of topics. Also contains summaries to articles which are not available in full text.

  • British Education Index
    Provides information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs.

  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB National)
    This is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels.

  • CareKnowledge
    Compiled from a wide range of resources, it brings together the latest social care information into one database. The database contains journal articles, in-house commentaries, special reports, Government documents and more.

  • Child Development and Adolescent Studies  
    This is a source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography from 1927-2001, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues.

  • Communication and Mass Media Complete 
    Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.

  • Education Research Complete
    A bibliographic and full text database which covers scholarly research on all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialities, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. It also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding and related social issues.

  • Emerald Management
    Find full-text articles covering management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, and marketing and human resource management.

  • Humanities International Complete
    Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. It is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities.

  • Lexis Library
    Access to full text case law, legislation and commentary, including Halsbury's Laws of England.

  • PsycARTICLES
    Find full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation and other organisations. Subjects covered: psychology and related subjects.

  • PsycINFO
    It contains literature, relevant to psychology and includes journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and dissertations published. In addition to "core" psychology topics such as personality or mental health also includes health care, education, business, organizational behaviour, consumer behaviour, criminal justice, artificial intelligence.

  • Social Care Online
    The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) database provides abstracts of social work and social care literature. Content is a mixture of  book abstracts; central and local government reports; research papers; publications of voluntary organisations and articles from a wide range of journal titles - academic, research, practice and news-orientated. The database covers UK, North American and other English-language resources.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index (See Web of Science)
    Provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students working in the social sciences with quick, powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information they need to find research data, analyse trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings.

  • Web of Science
    Provides worldwide coverage of journals including open access journals and conference proceedings with current and retrospective coverage in the sciences and social sciences from 1900.

  • Westlaw UK
    Full text of UK, and International cases, legislation, journals and legal reference material. It now includes Legal Journals Index of UK law journals and USA cases and materials are now available.
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