Locate is the library's online catalogue and a reliable route to all of our paid-for journals and books. It is a useful starting point for scoping out a research topic. The Useful Resources box below highlights other paid-for or freely available sources that will be useful to you when interrogating a topic in detail.
Using databases is the best way to find journal articles. Coventry University subscribes to a large number of databases, which can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books and patents.
The following databases are recommended to search for journal articles in your subject area:
If there is a specific journal that you wish to browse, you should check for a library subscription via the eJournals A-Z.
The eJournals A-Z is a feature on Locate that allows you to search for a specific publication. This means that you don't have to search each database separately to find a journal, and you don't need to figure out how to log onto a publisher's website to access it.
Details of all the library's online journal subscriptions are on the eJournals A-Z.
Once you have searched the eJournals A-Z, click on the journal title that interests you. This will present you with details of the library's subscription, including the dates of access and a direct link to the journal.
The vast majority of the library's books are electronic, and can be accessed by Coventry University members both on or off campus. E-books can be found using Locate or by searching various e-book platforms directly.
There are a number of resources you can use to find dissertations and theses from Coventry University and other national and international universities. Please note that the library does not hold copies of undergraduate or taught Masters dissertations.