Research databases host an extensive range of academic content including book references, journal articles and conference proceedings. Subject specific databases provide access to financial, market, legal information etc.
You have access to external databases through Locate, the Library catalogue.
Research databases bring together published content that is invaluable to academic research ranging from journal articles and book references to newspaper articles and market research.
Databases provide access to:
Each database will have a particular style, but all have collated content in uniform records to facilitate searching. Records will usually include the title, author(s), abstract (summary) and, most importantly standardised, keywords.
You will sometimes have access to the full text and sometimes only find the citation (bibliographic details and abstract). Some databases can be combination of both full-text and citation.
If you know the specific title of a database, use the search bar function on Locate and select the second option from the drop-down menu Books and more (online only). This type of search will retrieve a direct link to the named database.
Your Subject Guide includes a comprehensive overview of all databases relevant to your subject area. Select the Subject Guides option from the top panel on Locate and select your subject area to find details of the relevant subject databases from the Subject Resources tab.