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A-Z Frequently Asked Questions
I get no results, what is the search box for?
The search at the top of the page is for finding eCollections (sometimes know as databases). For example, Ebsco, Science Direct etc. It does not search at book or article level. Searching book titles will produce no results.
Where do I find books and eBooks then?
The library catalogue contains all print and eBooks. Alternatively, the eBook guide contains a search box solely for electronic books and some further guidance.
What about journal and newspaper articles?
You can enter your chosen collection and then search for journal articles. An alternative is to use Multisearch, which produces results across the majority of our collections, linking straight to the full-text.
And British Standards?
Entering a standard number into the A-Z search box will produce no results. British standards can be found in British Standards Online under "B" on the list. Login to the collection then search by standard number.
If you need any assistance finding a book, eBook, journal article or standard please contact your college library and they will be happy to help.
New / Trial Collections
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: This bibliographic database, produced by the National Agricultural Library, consists of worldwide literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Since 1985, the CAB Thesaurus has been used to select controlled vocabulary terms for subject indexing. Library of Congress Subject Headings are used as controlled vocabulary for cataloging records. Coverage: 1970 to current
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: : This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: This database provides specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical for scientists researching the world's living aquatic resources. Marine, freshwater and brackish water regions and environments are examined, including biology and ecology of aquatic organisms and legal, policy, and socioeconomic issues. Coverage: 1971 - Current
Topics covered: Aquaculture;Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality; Biological Sciences and Living Resources; Ocean Technology, Oceanic Abstracts Policy and Non-Living Resources; Marine Biotechnology;
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: This database includes the renowned Biological Sciences, MEDLINE, and TOXLINE databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. The database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources providing access to the extensive variety of biology’s cutting edge research, with applications to medicine, technology and the environment. Coverage: 1946 - current
Full text for more than 1,300 journals, dating back to 1937, indexed in CINAHL Database. Indexing for more than 5,400 journals. Searchable cited references for more than 1,500 journals. Users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more and provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.
8748 Academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 224 publishers. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. DOAB enables you to search the description of the books and enables you to download the books from the site of the publisher.
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: includes the renowned Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Oceanic Abstracts, and Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). It provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. The database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources studying the critical issues affecting Earth’s air, land, and water environments. Coverage: 1950 - current
This subscription collection features more than 480 hand-selected, quality e-books that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.
Covers the areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding and related social issues. Topics covered also include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. This database also includes full text for books, monographs and numerous education-related conference papers.
Over 160,000 articles from more than 300 journals by end of 2017, this premium collection provides access to eJournal content dating from 1994 to the current day’. http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/collections/pdf/ejournals_brochure.pdf This means we have access to all the journals in the collection. The journals cover the following subject areas: Public Policy & Environmental Management; Business, Management and Strategy; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Marketing; HR, Learning and Organization Studies; Operations, Logistics and Quality; Property Management and Built Environment; Information and Knowledge Management; Accounting, Finance and Economics; Health and Social Care; Education; Library Studies; Engineering.
Cross search: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals: New Readerships; British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900; British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900 and the Times Digital Archive.
Internurse is the UK’s largest collection of peer-reviewed nursing content, and home of the British Journal of Nursing. Internurse covers primary and secondary care settings as well as the whole spectrum of specialist nursing practice including cardiology, neuroscience, mental health, palliative care and wound care.
Part of Web of Science. A systematic, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading scientific and scholarly journals. It analyzes citation references and measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. It includes: 11,000+ indexed journals; nearly 250 disciplines; 81 countries; 2.2 million articles, reviews, and other source items.
Updated daily, MEDLINE on the Ovid platform offers seamless and up-to-the-minute access to over 23 million of the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,600 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages (60 languages for older journals). English abstracts are included in more than 80% of the records.
- Coverage dating back to 1946
- Access to Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations
- Access to ePub Ahead of Print—4,500+ new records per week
- Access to full text for over 1,000 Open Access journals
- Clinical Queries from McMaster University—customized for Ovid
Medline via ProQuest
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: MEDLINE on this service contains over 20 million citations and abstracts, providing unparalleled access to worldwide biomedical literature. The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and since 2002, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases such as SPACELINE and HISTLINE. Subject content includes anatomy; communication disorders; microbiology; paramedical professions; pathology; physiology; psychiatry; toxicology; dentistry; parasitology; reproductive biology; epidemiology; gene therapy; surgical and pharmaceutical intervention; nursing practice; ethical and legal issues; institutional operations; laboratory techniques and procedures; diagnosis and management; clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols; legislation and regulation; allied health specialties; continuing education; investigational drugs and new drug uses, and some veterinary medicine. Coverage: 1946 - current
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: This database provides editorially-curated A&I resources drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Coverage:1950 - current
Includes the Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biological Science Database, and Earth, Atmospheric & Aqua Databases (formerly ASFA) and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. Coverage is from 1946 - current.
Provides information on nursing best practices with evidence-based information. Access care plans and watch video demonstrations. Access information about diseases and conditions, evidence based care sheets, nursing management topics, drug information, patient education handouts, nursing skills and procedures, skill competency checklists, nursing eBooks, legal cases and research instruments,
The magazine and its website nursingtimes.net publish original nursing research and a host of clinical articles. It also features a comprehensive section on nursing jobs with both NHS jobs and the full spectrum of other nursing careers available to be looked at.
It also provides a professional and clinical news service; an extensive Opinion section where nurses debate the hot topics; in-depth features on nursing issues and topics, such as nurse prescribing, and clinical supplements covering four main areas of practice - infection control, respiratory, continence and wound care.
The brand's website nursingtimes.net hosts a range of complementary material, including breaking news, covering developments in clinical practice as well as professional issues; sharing practice articles, highlighting best practice and innovation across the sector; career development information and Off Duty, a unique entertainment section comprising of reviews, competitions, quizzes, freebies and special discount offers.
There are also the Nursing Times Community Forums for discussing nursing related topics.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks: A central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books. Currently hosting more than 3000 titles.The OAPEN Library contains full text freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. You can search both the contents and the description of the books in the OAPEN Library, and you can download the book directly.
Held in the ProQuest platform and part of ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts), which is part of the Natural Science Collection: This database is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. It focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. Coverage is from 1981 - present
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Free, legal research articles and data delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.The sources include all of the aggregated repositories in the world. The supplier checks that an article is not already legally available somewhere else before a request is created. The goal is to link users directly to full text. Errors can be reported.
Complete full text, including text and images, of more than 22,000 current articles. Access to 51 research and practitioner- oriented journals. Journal coverage dates as far back as 1995. Over 375,000 bibliographic records from over 400 nursing journals
Includes links from bibliographic records to relevant full text in Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR) and additional full text
With nearly 2,500 journals covered and over 4 million records this resource focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of the worldwide behavioural and social science research and literature, PsycINFO is a resource for locating scholarly research findings in psychology and related fields across a host of academic disciplines.
Royal College of Nursing full text Journals: Cancer Nursing Practice; Emergency Nurse; Evidence Based Nursing; Learning Disability Practice; Mental Health Practice; Nursing Children and Young People; Nursing Management; Nursing Older People; Nurse Researcher; Nurse Researcher; Nursing Standard; Primary Health Care; RCN Bulletin Jobs
The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
This is an abstract and indices database where full text articles from other collections can be found by ticking the box ‘Linked Full Text’ in the search platform. This authoritative database covers key areas of sports medicine and related fields. Content areas range from sports physiology and sports psychology to physical education and recreation. It is ideal for researchers studying different aspects of fitness, health and sport studies.
STIR is a quarterly magazine that promotes new economic alternatives, exploring where the social economy, the commons and civic society come together. We feature original illustrations, long-form interviews, and in-depth articles that move beyond traditional political commentary to explore the inspiring and viable alternatives that present a serious challenge to the current political crisis.
Held in the ProQuest platform in the Natural Science Collection to allow for cross searching other collections: This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. Coverage: 1999 - current
Publications address general or specialised public outside of the Organization and aim to disseminate ideas, facts and information related to the execution of UNESCO's programme. They can be published in print or electronic form and include both free and for-sale items. They include books, manuals, guides, reports, proceedings, periodicals, audios/videos, multimedia, etc.