Key databases

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

Indicates a cross-searchable EBSCO database =

Guide to EBSCO Cross-Searching

  • Academic Search Complete
    Find articles from academic journals as well as magazines. Covers all subject areas.

  • Business Source Complete ★
    Mostly full-text. Covers many titles of relevance to politics and related subjects. Particularly useful for Development Studies, International Relations and policy issues.

  • Cambridge Journals Digital Archive
    Search all journals published by Cambridge University Press. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Communication and Mass Media Complete (Includes some full text articles)
    Covers all aspects of communications and media; including print, radio, television and digital media. Useful for looking at politics and the media.

  • Emerald Management
    Search for journal articles on international economic issues, as well as all aspects of management, including public services, local government and the voluntary sector. Particularly good for case studies.

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Covers earlier period missing from Parliament website: 1679 onwards. Find Bills and Acts, Command Papers, Hansard, accounts of debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords and information on Members of Parliament.

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

    A digital archive of journals, often starting from the very first issues. Subjects covered include economics, finance, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology.

  • Oxford Journals Archive
    Search all journals published by Oxford University Press. Full text access to journals we subscribe to.

  • Project Muse
    The Humanities Collection on Project Muse contains the latest issues of the journals Human Rights Quarterly and Journal of Democracy.

  • Sage Journals Online
    References all journals published by Sage. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to. Relevant coverage includes politics, management and organisation studies, urban studies and planning.

  • ScienceDirect
    Search across journals published by Elsevier. Advanced search enables searching within: Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences or Psychology. Press the control key on the keyboard to select more than one subject area.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    Part of the Web of Science Core Collection. Indexes books and journal articles in the social sciences. Coverage from 1981 onwards. Select holdings to link to our catalogue records.

  • Taylor and Francis Online Journals
    Search all journals published by Taylor & Francis. Full text access to journals we subscribe to.

  • Zetoc
    The British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) indexes journal articles and conference proceedings from 1993 onwards. Covers all subject areas.
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