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How do I access an e-book?

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Electronic books (e-books) provide the full text of books electronically via the internet.

They can be accessed on your desktop or on mobile devices via the Books and eBooks tab in the Library Catalogue 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once you locate a book, you can access it using the 'Access options' button.

Opening an ebook on Library Catalogue

Alternatively you can browse our collections via the Ebook databases - A-Z of Library E-Resources.

If prompted for your username and password; these are the same as your University network ID and password.

You must access these resources using links provided by the Library, as we use custom links to authenticate you as a London Metropolitan University student/staff member.

For problems with your ebook access, please use the chat or library email to request support.

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Can I print in the Library?

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Yes. Networked computers as well as multi-purpose printers and scanners are available throughout the libraries. You may send items to print via your mobile device, laptop or the library computers.

Students/Staff new to printing should refer to instructions on printing, photocopying and scanning are available here.

Guests should refer to the IT/Library services team to get set up with a printing account.

Keywords: how to print, printing, print credit, how do I print



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How do I access my Library account online?

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From the Library homepage, click the "Log in to my library account” link and sign in using your London Met username and password.

Or simply click here and sign in.

Once you are signed in, you may review your account, renew items, pay bills, etc.


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I have lost a book. What should I do?

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  • We will accept a replacement copy of lost, stolen or destroyed items.
    This needs to be approved by the appropriate Academic Liaison Librarian.

  • Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian before buying books.
    Providing your name in full and your student number

  • The replacement copy must be the same title as the one on your loan record.

  • It must be a new copy.

  • We only accept the latest edition of the title.

  • Where items are out of print, we may accept a second hand copy. Please discuss with your Academic Liaison Librarian before you purchase.

  • If you are not able to provide a replacement copy you will be charged a minimum fee of £50.00 per item, but the charge may be higher as we charge the actual price for more expensive items. If you find the lost item(s) within 3 months, we can refund the payment, less an administrative charge of £10.00 per item. We do not refund if a replacement copy has already been accepted.


You will be billed immediately for the replacement cost of the book plus any overdue fines

Payments are made online via ePayments

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How do I access Journals off-campus?

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The Library subscribes to a wide range of electric journals, all of which are accessible off campus. You will need to show that you are a London Metropolitan University member of staff or student by logging in.  When prompted for your username and password these are the same as your University network ID and password.

To find journal articles we recommend using the Library Catalogue and selecting the Journal Titles tab. If you prefer to browse through a specific journal then you can search by title using our Journal databases - A-Z of Library E-resources

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How do I book a group study room? (Room Bookings)

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There are 2 bookable study rooms available at the Learning Centre, Holloway Road and 10 non-bookable study rooms available at the Aldgate Library.

How do I book a Library Study Room at Holloway Road?

  1. Log into your library account
  2. From the catalogue search bar enter the word study room
  3. Select study room Holloway Road
  4. Click on the book item button.
  5. Enter your university username/password at the login prompt.
  6. Select the day and time you would like to book a room.
  7. Click submit.
  8. Choose the room number you would like by clicking on the mark column (only those available will appear).
  9. Click submit and wait a few seconds.
  10. If successful a booking confirmation will appear.
  11. Click Ok.

Please check here for rules and up-to-date information on booking the Library Study Rooms.


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Can I use headphones to listen to music in the Library?

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Headphones may be used anywhere in the Library but please make sure that the volume is set to a level that does not allow any sound to be audible to other Library Users. This is especially important in the Silent Study areas where low level noise can still be very distracting. Please be considerate to other Library users.  Please note, the Library does not supply headphones.

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Who is my Academic Liaison Librarian?

Follow the link below. Select your subject area from the list and you will be taken to a page containing contact details for your Academic Liaison Librarian as well as other useful information relevant to your subject area

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Is there any way of finding out how long a book will be on loan for?

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The Library Catalogue indicates whether or not an item is available or out on loan.  If they are out on loan a due date is shown

For items you have issued to yourself you are able to find the due date by logging into your Library Account via the Library Catalogue

Alternatively go to the Library Information Desk, send an eMail or use the Library Chat facility

For Library contact details please click HERE

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Does it cost anything to borrow audio-visual material from the Library?

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It does not cost anything to borrow audio-visual material from the Library. Both Aldgate and Holloway libraries have a large collection of DVDs. Aldgate also has a range of CDs, covering various music genres and sound effects.

There are also free online resources of film, documentary, music and images.

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How do I order an Inter library loan?

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Inter Library Loans are ordered from the British Library primarily and other UK locations if the British Library is unable to supply an item.

You can order Inter Library Loans through the Library Catalogue.  Please check our website for more information on Inter Library Loans.

Alternatively have a look at the User Guide which gives a step by step guide on how to order an Inter Library Loan through the Library Catalogue

Keywords: Ordering a book, ILL, Inter Library loan, request, requests

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How much are the fines on books and DVDs?

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Fines are charged for the late return of 1 Week loan and 3 Day loan items.

All London Metropolitan University Students pay any Fines online via ePayment

Please refer to the Library Website for a breakdown of the different fines under the 
Borrowing and Renew information 

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How many times can I renew an item?

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Loaned items will continue to renew automatically if they are not reserved, overdue or your account has been blocked.

You can check your loans and renew yourself via the library catalogue. Log-in using the button on the top righthand corner.

If you need help renewing please ask in person at the Library Information Desk or online via Library Chat.

Further information here

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What will I find in Special Collections?

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Special Collections is part of Library Services. It comprises a Reading Room and several reference only collections including: The Trades Union Congress Library, The University ArchiveThe Frederick Parker Collection,  The Archive of the Irish in Britain, Artists' Books, and oversize (mainly art and design) books. You do not need to use the material in the collections, the Reading Room is also a good place for individual silent study.



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How do I find a book on the shelf?

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To find a book within the Library you will need the book's unique classmark (also called a shelfmark).  If you have not already found the classmark, search the Library catalogue.

The library uses a classification system called the Dewey Decimal system - each subject is given a number/classmark sometimes called the shelfmark. Material is arranged on the shelves in numerical order.

A book will have a label on its spine with the relevant classmark.

The catalogue will indicate this number to show where a book is located in the library.


For a video on finding a book on the Library catalogue  please click HERE

Keywords: where do you find books, location, finding, bookshelf



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How do I pay my Library fines?

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Fines may be paid online here.

To make a payment you will need your London Metropolitan University ID number and your date of birth.

Fines may take up to 48 hours (Mon – Fri) to be removed from your library account.


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If I wanted to return borrowed books, who should I address them to?

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Items may be posted directly to the following address:

London Metropolitan University
Learning Centre - Library Services
236-250 Holloway Road
London N7 6PP

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Why is my laptop not connecting to the Library Wi-Fi?

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The University uses eduroam for its wireless network.  To log in, your username is your full London Met email address.  Your password is your normal University password.

If you have been away from London Met's campuses for a long time it is likely that you will have changed your London Met password. It is good security practice to change your password regularly, and when you do any wireless devices that use your London Met password will also need to be updated so that they will reconnect to eduroam. The easiest way to do this when you are back on campus is to "forget" the eduroam wireless network and add it again to your device using your new password.

If you are visiting from another university then you will need to have registered for eduroam with your home institution before you arrive.


For further details please click HERE


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What is a classmark?

The library uses a classification system called the Dewey Decimal system - each subject is given a number/classmark sometimes called the shelfmark. Material is arranged on the shelves in numerical order.

A book will have a label on its spine with the relevant classmark.

The catalogue will indicate this number to show where a book is located in the library.

  • For a video on finding a book on the Library catalogue  please click HERE


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What E-Resources do we have access to?

The library service offers a wide catalogue of e-resources to it's students and staff.

Visiting, external, and partnership users have limited access to these resources. (Please consult your school or contact us for more details)

Keywords: list of journals, e-resources, database, databases

19th Century British Pamphlets


19th Century British Pamphlets is a collection of over 26,000 digitised, paper copy pamphlets that focus on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled Parliamentary debates and controversies in the 19th century. Includes Cowen Tracts – Newcastle University — Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection – Durham University — Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection – University of Manchester — Hume Tracts – UCL — Knowsley Pamphlet Collection – University of Liverpool — Selections – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) — Selections – University of Bristol


A Current List of News and Current Affairs


See also: for an up to date list of online news and current affairs found within the Library’s subject guides


Academic Search Complete


Full-text access to thousands of journals across a broad range of topics.  Contains also summaries to articles which are available fulltext via other databases.


ACLS Humanities e-Books


Online, fully searchable collection of approximately 5,000 books in the humanities and related social sciences, containing both in-print and out-of-print books


ACM Digital Library


The  Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) provides access to full text articles of ACM journals, conference proceedings and publications of affiliated organisations. This database covers all aspects of computing and computer science including programming, computer architecture, operating systems, mobile and wireless computing, the internet and worldwide web, computer networks, management information systems, e-commerce, computer graphics, multimedia, human computer interaction and much more. It may also contain only summaries to some articles.


Adult Safeguarding Hub (SAaRIH)


The Adult Safeguarding Hub (SAaRIH) is an on-line central information resource for practitioners, managers, researchers, educators and policy makers (across all relevant disciplines and agencies and sectors) with an interest in adult safeguarding and protection

Click on ‘login via your home institution’ and type in London Metropolitan University


American Chemical Society Web Editions


Journals from the American Chemical Society, covering all aspects of chemistry, from environmental science and physical chemistry to food chemistry and pharmaceutics


American Economic Association Journals Package


Collection of journals on economic policy, macroeconomics and microeconomics from the American Economic Association.  (Platform available on site only; if working off-site please use Encore) Individual journals are accessible on and off site


American Radio History


Documents the history of American broadcasting, including AM, FM and television. Has three million pages, including the full text of trade magazines and directories


American Society For Microbiology – Subscription Package


Source for up-to-date information on microbiology research and covers both basic and clinical microbiology




Contains full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Subjects covered: psychology and related subjects.
Number of journals: 66
Years covered: 1894-




It covers literature from 1887 to present.  In addition to “core” psychology topics such as personality or mental health, PsycINFO contains summaries on behavioral topics from related disciplines.



keywords: psych test,

Repository for ready-to-use tests and measures from the American Psychological Association features instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and others


Art and Art History Collection


Containing over 170 titles, the Art and Art History e-book collection raises critical questions about the story of art in the 20th and 21st centuries. These books expand the narrative of art history to include women, LGBTQ artists, artists of color, indigenous artists, and artists from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The collection includes major works in photography, museum studies, and visual culture, as well as volumes of artists talking about their own work.


Art Full Text


This database offers full-text plus summaries and indexes to international  arts publications on fine, decorative and commercial art. Indexing of art reproductions helps researchers focus on a single artist or find individual works. Invaluable for students, educators, curators, art historians, and art lovers.


Arts On Film Archive


Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films and moving images on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. Many titles in the collection contain rare material about individual artists. The archive is an invaluable primary research resource for a wide range of scholars in arts and humanities. The archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE.

Go to site, click on Film Archive Search and logon (You will need VLC Media Player installed on your PC) – any problems use Google Chrome to access




Artstor features millions of high-quality images and media from some of the world’s top photo archives, museums, libraries, scholars, and artists, including rare materials not available anywhere else. Artstor’s collections also include Open Access collections from partner museums freely available to all. All content in Artstor is rights-cleared for education and research — you are free to use it in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly act


Aurora Metro Books


With over 125 plays, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a highly contemporary list of new drama with a focus on women’s drama, international drama, drama in translation, and drama by black and Asian writers.


BAILII (British And Irish Legal Information Institute)


This service covers British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.


BASW Professional Capabilities Framework


Guide to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), an overarching professional standards framework, originally developed by the Social Work Reform Board, and now managed and delivered by the British Association of Social Workers. The PCF sets out consistent expectations of social workers at every stage in their career, provides a backdrop to both initial social work education and continuing professional development after qualification, Informs the design and implementation of the national career structure and gives social workers a framework around which to plan their careers and professional development. There is an interactive tool to browse through the capability descriptions of the framework.


BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource


The BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource contains over 900 programmes from the BBC’s archive of Shakespeare’s plays, poems and sonnets. Free registration is required to access the resources in the Archive


BCIN / Conservation Information Network


Conservation Information Network:  Comprises over 172,000 bibliographic records on conservation. Literature referenced includes Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials.
Access: available without charge via the internet.


BFI Screenonline


BFI Screenonline is an online encyclopaedia and is the single most extensive publicly available resource devoted to British film and television. The site is supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material by expert writers, specially commissioned for BFI Screenonline alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.
Video and audio material can only be viewed in the University


BIOSIS Citation Index 1969-2008


BIOSIS Citation index is an electronic version of Biological Abstracts (BA) and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), containing bibliographic information on subjects ranging from traditional areas of biology such as botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields such as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine

Click on All Databases and choose BIOSIS Citation Index


BITRA (Bibliography Of Interpreting & Translation)


This site comprises more than 43,000 entries of title details to books, chapters, articles, journals, dissertations to help students track information on translation and interpreting publications. It provides access to over 13,000 summaries and provides some tables of contents details starting from June 2001. It is assembled and coordinated by Javier Franco at the University of Alicante. It is updated once a month.


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States : a Selection of Primary Sources


This website contains approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: 1. Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860) — 2. The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877) — 3. Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932) — 4. The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945) — 5. The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975) — 6. The Contemporary Era (1976-2000). The documents presented here represent a selection of primary sources available in several ProQuest databases. The databases represented in this website include American Periodicals, Black Abolitionist Papers, ProQuest History Vault, ProQuest Congressional, Supreme Court Insight and Alexander Street’s Black Thought and Culture


Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts Core Collection


This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines including Fashion and Textiles, Design and Illustration, Photography, Film and Media, Architecture and Interiors, and Marketing and Advertising


Bloomsbury Design Library


A resource for students, academics and researchers in Visual Arts and Design which provides coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. This database offers cross-searchable access to a broad range of reference works, e-books, images, designer pages, and exhibition collections. Reference works include the landmark, 3-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, World History of Design - a multi-volume work by eminent design historian, Victor Margolin, 17 online exclusive articles from the Encyclopedia of Asian Design, and The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design, the first comprehensive publication to focus on East Asian design and its histories


Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive


The Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed resource, containing 750,000 high-quality runway, backstage and street style images that have never before been published online. These include: international runway shows from the 1970s until 2000, including key designers such as McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano and more; rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years; and, street-style images from fashion cities around the world


Bloomsbury Open Content


Database of selected research publications across a range of topics, which are published on open content licences, meaning that the full text is available online for free in html format. These titles are also available to buy as p-books and e-books.


BMJ Best Practice


Best Practice has been designed and built from the ground up for use specifically as a decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion are combined in a single source and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Provides a second opinion, without the need for checking multiple resources

Click on Log In and then Access via your institution, search for London Metropolitan University


BoB : On Demand TV And Radio For Education


Shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for education institutions. BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 65 free to air TV and radio channels

(initial registration required where you need to enter your university email address)


BookBrunch : your daily serving of news and views


Founded by founded by Liz Thomson and Nicholas Clee (editor of the Bookseller from 1999 to 2004), BookBrunch is a daily news service and information site for the book industry. Joint editors Nicholas Clee and Neill Denny have 40-plus years of covering the book trade between them. BookBrunch’s news coverage reflects their knowledge and experience, and over 7,500 corporate and individual subscribers make BookBrunch their daily destination for publishing industry news


Bridgeman Education


Online image database providing unlimited access to over 1.2m images, all copyright cleared for educational use by institutions, teachers, lecturers, librarians and students. Bridgeman Art Library represents over 1,600 museums, galleries and private collections, and over 30,000 artists. The comprehensive and eclectic range of images spans the curriculum, providing invaluable visual teaching and learning material on a variety of subjects, including:  fine art, history, geography, politics, sociology, antiquity, literature and theatre, science and medicine, religion and philosophy

For further information see the User Manual or the Subjects Guide


Brill Journal Archive Online


Provides access to over 50,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by Brill before 2000. This resource has content relevant to biology, the humanities, human rights, international law, science, and the social sciences


Britain At Work : Voices From The Workplace 1945-1995


The experiences of working people through interviews, images and documents, recording some of the most important events in recent labour history


British Education Index (BEI)


The British Education Index contains references to articles in 350 British journals and a selection of European journal articles in English.


British Library Archival Sound Recordings


The Sound Archive holds over a million discs, 185,000 tapes, and many other sound and video recordings. The collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds.  Updated daily it is one of the largest catalogues of its kind anywhere in the world.

Search first then click on “log in” to download


British National Formulary (BNF)


The BNF is a publication of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information about the use of medicines. The BNF provides ready access to key information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines

Click on Login in the top right hand corner – it will confirm that you are logged in as London Metropolitan University, so then close the pop up box down to get into the resource (the Children’s BNF is not included)


British Periodicals Collections I And II


Journals date from the late 17th to early 20th century.  B P Collections I,  includes topics on literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.  B P Collections II contains the  English Literary periodicals and periodicals in the creative Arts. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.


Business Source Complete


Contains full text journals plus summaries to some articles available full text elsewhere and market research data. Subjects covered are accounting, banking, business, economics, finance, management, sales & marketing, logistics & transport. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review from 1922. Datamonitor, Gartner and others provide market research, industry reports and company reports & SWOT analysis. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides some country reports


Cambridge Companions Online


Provides introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods in the subject areas of literature, philosophy, classics, religion and cultural studies in a functional, cross searchable online environment


Cambridge Core


Collection of over 30,000 e-books, primarily recently published works, across a wide-range of subjects within a functional, fully searchable online environment


Cambridge Journals


The digital archive of Cambridge Journals is comprised of the following subject collections: Scientific, Technical and Medical ; Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1 : Economics History Law Politics and International Relations : Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2


Cambridge Open : Open Access Publishing At Cambridge


Includes a number of wholly Gold Open Access journals published by Cambridge University Press


Campbell Collaboration


The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare. Our vision We seek to bring about positive social change, and to improve the quality of public and private services around the world. We prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of research related to education, crime and justice, social welfare, and international development. We believe that a systematic and rigorous approach to research synthesis improves the knowledge base for decisions on policy and practice. Better-informed choices  by policymakers, practitioners, and members of the general public can lead to better outcomes




CareKnowledge is a practice-focused research tool used extensively by social work and health studies students and academics to develop their skills and knowledge. Compiled from a wide range of resources, Care Knowledge 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 database 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 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues


Child Protection Hub


The aim of the North South Child Protection Hub (NSCPH) is to enhance and share child protection knowledge and information within children’s services throughout the island of Ireland by providing daily updated internet access to: abstracts and (where available) full reports of national and international research in the field of child protection; court judgements relevant to child protection in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Europe national and regional child protection policy documents and procedural guidance; reports of child protection inspections and inquiries and published summaries of serious case reviews; key legislation and published statistics relevant to child protection; information about child protection conferences, seminars, training and development events; and written and video media coverage of child protection news and issues


Childlink Information Service


The aim of the North South Child Protection Hub (NSCPH) is to enhance and share child protection knowledge and information within children’s services throughout the island of Ireland by providing daily updated internet access to: abstracts and (where available) full reports of national and international research in the field of child protection; court judgements relevant to child protection in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Europe national and regional child protection policy documents and procedural guidance; reports of child protection inspections and inquiries and published summaries of serious case reviews; key legislation and published statistics relevant to child protection; information about child protection conferences, seminars, training and development events; and written and video media coverage of child protection news and issues


Chronicle :BBC Northern Ireland’s Television News From The 60s And 70s


The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was founded in the 1920’s but it remains largely inaccessible. ‘Chronicle’ has made part of that archive available to UK higher and further education by digitising hours of content from the BBC Northern Ireland’s vaults. The digitised material will allow users to explore events over a 7 year time period (1969-1976) of Northern Ireland’s history, delivering a contextual experience from a political, historical and cultural perspective.

(Click on “Sign in” then select London Metropolitan University in the” Where are you from?” box and you should be directed to your university login).


Chronicling America : Historic American Newspapers


The Chronicling America site is a project of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). It includes over 10 million pages of digitized historic newspaper content dating from 1836 to 1922


CIS (Construction Information Service)


A complete reference source for students and practitioners needing rapid, reliable and up to date online access to British Standards, RIBA publications, legislation and other guidance information related to construction, health and safety and pharmaceuticals, in addition to product catalogues covering the construction, engineering, process and electronics industries. Includes Specify-it Enhanced, CIS (including AJ Buildings Library), SCI Blue Book and LABC Type Approval

Once logged in choose either Construction Information Service or Knowledge Workspace (new name for Specify It)


Cochrane Library, The


Covers Health Psychology and other medicine-related issues. Available free of charge nationally. See their online Search Manual for details of the different databases, which sections are most appropriate for your search (e.g. Systematic Reviews). Includes some full-text.


Communication And Mass Media Complete


Links to full text for many journal articles. This database also contains indexes and summaries for articles from over 400 journals in the field of communications and mass media, including radio, television and journalism.


Complete Works Of William Shakespeare


This site has offered Shakespeare’s plays and poetry to the Internet community since 1993 … The original electronic source for this server was the Complete Moby(tm) Shakespeare. The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain — website


CORE : the World’s Largest Collection of Open Access Research Papers


The mission of CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is to “aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public. In this way CORE facilitates free unrestricted access to research for all” (website). The CORE Portal allows to search and navigate scientific publications and open access journal articles aggregated from a wide range of Open Access Repositories (OARs)


Courtauld Books Online


Courtauld Books Online is a series of online scholarly books published by The Courtauld Institute of Art. The series includes research publications that emerge from Courtauld Research Forum events and Courtauld projects involving an array of outstanding scholars from art history and conservation across the world. The series consists of discrete books, shaped by a rigorous academic peer-review process. It is an open-access series, freely available to read online and to download without charge. The series has been developed in the context of research priorities of The Courtauld which emphasise the extension of knowledge in the fields of art history and conservation, and the development of new patterns of explanation.– website


Credo Reference Academic Core Premium Collection


An online reference resource that provides access to the full text of subject-specific reference titles, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases from a wide variety of publishers. Credo guides students through topics and concepts using visualisation tools and extensive cross referencing. Constantly expanding, it contains over 3 million entries from over 500 titles, including over 200,000 multimedia items and allows seamless searching of your other library resources. This multidisciplinary resource covers anthropology, art, astronomy, biography, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, ecology, economics, education, engineering, environmental studies, food, geography, geology, history, language, law, literature, mathematics, media studies, medicine, midwifery, music, nursing, palaeontology, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, quotations, religion, sociology, technology, and zoology


DART-Europe E-theses portal


DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses and provides a single portal for the discovery of European Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)


De Gruyter e-books


De Gruyter’s package of e-books includes, Law, Business & Economics and Social Sciences. There are approximately 8,000 titles in Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geosciences, Industrial Chemistry, Life Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physics


Digimap Ordnance Survey Data Collection


Digimap is a collection (requires registration for fist time use) of maps at scales from 1:1,250 up to 1:750,000 available for making maps online of for download. Additional products include post codes, administrative boundaries, a gazetteer of place names and digital terrain models.
Due to some problems with anti-virus software if you find the maps do not load in the mapping application please ensure that Digimap is added to the list of trusted sites within the Security settings of your chosen browser.

Directory Of Open Access Books


Searchable directory of open access e-books. It is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in open access


Directory Of Open Access Journals


Freely available full-text online journals from all disciplines.  Searchable and browsable.


Disability Archive UK


An online database of documents relating to the work of disabled people and their organisations. “The aim of the Disability Archive UK is to provide disabled people, students and scholars with an interest in this and related fields, access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain. It is hoped that the documents available via the Archive will help to inform current and future debates on disability and related issues


Database allowing you to search over 54,000 dissertations from Sweden written in English. About half of these are available for download as a PDF


Duke University Press [e-books scholarly collection]


Duke University Press e-book collection includes books on social sciences, humanities, arts, economics, law, sciences and much more


Early European Books : Printed Sources To 1700


Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources


Ebook Central


Database of ebooks. Please see the quick start guide for information


Edinburgh University Library open journals


Open access journals on the OJS (Open Journal Systems) platform provided by the University of Edinburgh Library for their academic staff and student groups to publish their work


Education Abstracts


Providing indexing and abstracts for periodicals, books and yearbooks, this database covers a broad range of subjects pertaining to education and is useful for education students, professionals and policy makers. It features content on a wide array of subject areas including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, teacher evaluation


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. ERC also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding and related social issues.


Educational Administration Abstracts


This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Review of Higher Education, Journal of Educational Administration


Electronic Poetry Center


The EPC was founded in 1995 and serves as a central gateway to resources in electronic poetry and poetics at the University at Buffalo, the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSound PennSound, UBU web, and on the Web at large. Our aim is simple: to make available a wide range of resources centered on digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming.  The EPC itself makes extensive resources available through its E-Poetry and Author libraries. These libraries provide curated lists of resources on a focused range of authors for personal use, research, and teaching. Additionally, the EPC curates lists of links to similar digital and literary projects, related book publishers, literary magazines, and other resources. In addition to the vast number of works the it makes available, the EPC offers the innovation of providing a curated collection of primary literary texts. Accordingly, texts housed at the Electronic Poetry Center are “definitive” texts as each has been approved by its producers — website.


Elgar Economics Collection


Content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing’s e-books relating to economics – including scholarly monographs, Research Handbooks, companions, open access material and more


Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies


Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Case are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies. offering perspectives with global appeal. EEMCS addresses the increasing demand from business educators and practitioners for quality-controlled teaching cases focusing on global emerging markets. We have access to the 2011-2016, 2018 and 2019  case studies.

go to browse our collections – Emerging Markets Case Studies (EMCS) – tick only content I have access to


Emerald Insight


This database provides full-text articles covering management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, and marketing and human resource management. Good for Occupational Psychology and Business case studies.

Users of Emerald do not require an organisation access number. Please login using the link above / available on the catalogue page and sign in using your university credentials.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Centre)


This database contains references and summaries to American and some international journals on education and related topics.  However where there are references to reports and papers from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the European Educational Research Association Annual Conferences links are provide to the full document if available. It also allows full text access to ERIC digest.


Europe PubMed Central


Europe PMC is a unique, free, information resource for biomedical and health researchers.  Search  30.4 million+ abstracts and 3.3 million+ full text research articles from PubMed and PubMed Central. Discover  who is citing who, find related data resources and browse summaries of key terms. Access  additional content including biological patents, clinical guidelines, PhD theses and research reports — website


European e-Justice Portal


Businesses section contains information on companies, business registers, insolvency and litigation in the EU.


European Library : Newspapers


Over 10 million pages of full text newspaper content from Europe


European Sources Online


Provides information about the European Union, other European institutions, various European countries and regions, and groups that influence European policies. Includes articles from newspapers and journals, speeches and documents


European Views Of Americas: 1493-1750


The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered ; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.”




Multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections, including images, texts, audio and video


Exact Editions


Exact Editions makes magazines and their archives accessible, searchable and usable across web and app platforms. The Exact Editions system processes PDF files supplied by the publisher and stores images and text in a database, ensuring that the digital edition of the title looks exactly the same as the print edition. The digital editions boast a comprehensive search function, sharing facilities and are fully-linked for an interactive and seamless reader experience


Exact Editions African collection


The African Magazine Collection with Exact Editions includes five of the world’s most prestigious publications focusing on African issues, as well as New Internationalist. This collection features English language versions of a range of magazines that examine the politics, economics, and social issues in Africa today, as well as throughout history with over 1,000 issues from the magazine archives




A database of information on companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Company information typically includes: contact information, activity details, credit score and rating, security and price information, names of bankers and auditors, details of holdings and subsidiaries, names of current and previous directors, heads of departments, and shareholders, and scans of the company’s latest annual reports




Collection of e-books giving access to guidance on food safety, quality assurance, processing, brewing, regulations, and microbiology. It offers information on latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies


Frontiers Books


Frontiers Books is a bookstore-like platform that under a unique environment gathers all library services available at Frontiers. You may browse through the pages of Frontiers e-books and Abstract books, past hardcopy issues as well as other academic literature and download them for free in PDF and EPUB format — website




Web site provides access to the research and advisory firm’s information technology news, research reports, and business and market analysis, and includes product descriptions and comparisons, information on trends, and a calendar of upcoming conferences and events for IT managers, specialists, and business interests


Getty Publications Virtual Library


Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives, covering the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute. Books in the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both general and specialized audiences




Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records


Halsbury’s Laws Of England : See Lexis Library


Halsbury’s is a very useful legal encyclopaedia. covering the current law of England and Wales. It gives an overview of the current law on a topic and lists the key cases, legislation, reports and other material. The e-version is available via Lexis Library and includes the main volumes of Halsbury’s Laws (4th & 5th editions), Cumulative Supplement, latest Noter-Up issue and the Index. It is updated monthly.

Video on Using Halsbury’s Laws online


Henry Stewart Talks. Business And Management Collection


A series of animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts and academics on marketing and management. Each talk has informative visuals and printable slide handouts in PDF format.  (available on site only; if working off-site please use MetCat)




HighWire, affiliated with Stanford University, hosts articles in the life sciences (including coverage of psychology and psychiatry).  Some full-text freely available


Historic digimap


This online database offers a range of historical mapping from the Ordnance Survey. County, National and Town maps at various scales are offered dating from 1843 to the mid 1990s. Requires registration for first time use.


Historical texts


Historical Texts brings together four historically significant collections for the first time: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection and the UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL). The UK Medical Heritage Library and British Library 19th Century collections are freely available to London Met staff and students. The UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL) contains the images and full text of over 66,000 19th Century European medical publications. The visualisations are available on a separate platform. And the British Library’s 19th century collection contains over 65,000 recently digitised editions, comprising over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible titles

To search within the collections go to Advanced Search and limit your search to either the UK Medical Heritage Library or the British Library 19th Century collection


Human Kinetics : Health Care in Sport and Exercise


Human Kinetics Health Care in Sport and Exercise is a comprehensive digital collection of 33 ebooks and over 450 videos (approximately 11 hours). Digitally exclusive on an unlimited access basis, this product offers students, researchers and instructors unrivalled access to Human Kinetics’ market-leading physical therapy, athletic training, and sport-related health care content.


Humanities International Complete (HIC)


HIC provides fulltext of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world including  all data from Humanities International Index.  Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities.  Summaries of journal articles not subscribed to are also listed.




Full text access to key law reports, journals and newsletters on Maritime law.

Personal account registration now required. Click Login and then ‘Do you Have a Corporate Account? Register Here’ to create an account. You must use your London Met email address to register.

IEEE Xplore / IET Digital Library (IEL)


IEEE Xplore is the interface for IEL Online (IEEE/IET Digital library). This database provides full text access to all the IEEE and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) journals, conferences and active IEEE standards.  It gives access to worldwide quality technical literature in electrical engineering, electronics, communications technology, business management, computing and multimedia


IFIS Core Food Information


Information provider and distributor of food and drink related information


Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme 1983-1990 : The Felicity Wells Memorial Archive


“Between 1983-1990 the Association of Independent Radio Companies [AIRC] operated the Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme (originally established by the IBA in a limited form) to share excellent drama, documentaries, features and current affairs between Independent Local Radio stations struggling to meet their commitments for speech radio. The 1990 Broadcasting Act brought this period to end. The archive was deposited with the British Library where it remained until Professor Sean Street identified the significance of the archive and arranged for it to be digitised. Search and enjoy over 1150 programmes from this unique collection” –website


Independent Voices : an Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press


Drawn from the special collections of our partner libraries, Duke University and Northwestern University, the first Reveal Digital Collection – Independent Voices is a significant milestone in a four-year project to digitize the special collections of nearly 1,000 magazine, newsletters, newspapers and other archival material that has hitherto not been accessible to the wider research community. It includes over one million pages from the magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. Starting with collections by feminists and the GI press, the collection has grown to include small literary magazines, underground newspapers, LGBT periodicals, the minority press (Latino, Black and Native American) and the extreme right-wing press




Full-text electronic gateway for access to a fast-growing range of full text electronic journals from leading publishers.


IOPP Journals Archive


The IOPP Journals Archive is the Institute of Physics Publishing Limited’s digitised journals archive, covering the years 1874-1998 inclusive and containing over 100.000 articles


John Johnson Collection: An Archive Of Printed Ephemera


An Archive of Printed Ephemera. The facsimiles of printed material covers the period from 18th to the early 20th century.  The archive includes advertising and topographical images, early photographic portraits, material related to the book trade, crime and entertainment.


Journal TOCs


A free collection of scholarly journals Tables of Contents. Intended for researchers, students, librarians and anyone who’s looking for the latest or most current articles published in subscription, open access and hybrid journals. Where the journal is open access or we have a subscription to it, you will be to read a PDF; otherwise, you can see an abstract




Digital archive of core scholarly journals starting with the very first issues. Includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences;  Language, performing, and visual arts, including all titles in the Music collection. It also features the largest cluster of titles on Eastern and Western religions arts as well as business, finance, and health science fields.  Features additional content beyond our institutional licence up to 30th June 2022

For the most recent three to five years you will need to use other services.

JSTOR Digital Library of Core e-resources on Ireland


The Digital Library of Core E-resources on Ireland provides online access to a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary digital library of research materials relating to Ireland, spanning the 18th century to present. Ceased rare periodicals useful in studying Ireland’s cultural and political life can be found alongside journals publishing vital contemporary scholarship


JSTOR EBA ebooks


JSTOR’s Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) program offers access to more than 43,000 high-quality backlist titles from 90 publishers such as Princeton University Press, Yale University Press, MIT Press, and Harvard University Press




Kanopy streams films to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy


Klimt02 Art Jewellery


This subscription web site,  examines all aspects of contemporary and art jewellery design. Includes online image galleries, articles, forums for debate, and information on designers, exhibitions, awards and jewellery courses.


Kogan Page Employability Collection


Collection of 100 eBooks covering essential job searching and workplace skills grouped under the categories of: Ace your selection tests; Find and get the job you want; Early career success; First time manager


Landmap Project


Contributed Landsat Satellite Mapping Data.


Formerly HMSO Legislation and then OPSI (Office of Public Sector Information) Legislation, this website is managed by The National Archives on behalf of HM Government. Publishing all UK legislation is a core part of the remit of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), part of The National Archives, and the Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. Between 2003 and 2006, HMSO was one of four government bodies that came together to form The National Archives, joining with the Public Record Office, the Office of Public Sector Information and the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Each of these organisations specialised in different aspects of managing important information. You can browse the legislation or search by title, year or number


Leisure Tourism


An index to literature in Leisure and Tourism topics.  It indexes academic  journals, books, conference proceedings, theses and so on back to 1976.  It links direct to some of the full-text journals we subscribe to on other databases.




Contains full text of amended and consolidated UK legislation from 1267 and has a comprehensive range of general and specialist law reports including the Law Reports of England & Wales, All England Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports and the Family Law Reports. Includes Halsbury’s Laws of England and Wales, a complete narrative statement of the law of England and Wales.  You can search and browse over 100 full text UK law journals from a range of publishers including Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

Library, Information Science And Technology Abstracts


Covering journal articles, books, research reports and proceedings. etc. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management


LinkedIn Learning


LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform to help people learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals through access to a searchable video library of courses.  Training sessions in streaming video taught by recognised industry experts cover a variety of software products and digital technologies as well as a wide range of other topics.


Literature network


Searchable on-line literature database for students and educators that has over 3500 full books and over 4400 short stories and poems by over 260 authors. Check out the recently added books, that primarily consist of classics and/or award-winners. Search for the book of your choice by using the alphabetized index listing of author names such as: John Milton, Guy de Maupassant, Herman Melville, and Emily Bronte


London Met Repository


London Met Repository is a digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by London Metropolitan University staff and researchers.


Main Economic Indicators (OECD)


Presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of short-term economic indicators for the OECD member countries, 5 area totals and selected non-member countries.  Contains data on national accounts, industrial production, employment, prices, business trends, finance and trade for the major world economies  and runs from January 1960 to the current month.




The MetPublications section of the website, which includes 1,500 books, online publications, bulletins and journals published from 1964 to the present.  MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met bibliographies by author, theme, or keyword.  Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press. For the Met’s Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met’s Journal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF


Migration to New Worlds


This multi-archive collection provides a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Personal diaries, letters, travel journals and scrapbooks are supplemented by original maps, watercolours, engravings, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material which provide significant context to these eye-witness accounts.   Included within the collection are also documents from the late-eighteenth century discussing the early stages of emigration and mid-twentieth century photographs showing the immigration process. Includes The Century of Immigration: This release provides a wealth of material on English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish migrant experiences, along with a rich variety of documents covering Chinese and Japanese migration to the United States.  Hundreds of unique primary documents have been sourced from 15 contributing archives, libraries and museums, including material from the National Archives UK, Maritime Museum of San Diego, Museum Victoria, the Tenement Museum (New York) and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.  This collection provides an important and multi-faceted resource for students, teachers and researchers from a diverse range of academic disciplines, including migration studies, history, sociology, law, economics and postcolonial studies.




What is MINIM-UK? The project aims to provide a new online database of historic instruments that will allow the public to find out about 20,000 individual instruments held in more than 100 musical instrument collections in the UK




Mintel offers access to a range of UK consumer, media and market research reports covering a wide variety of sectors including international travel and tourism and country reports. Each report links to relevant industry news and company information.


Monthly Bulletin Of Statistics


It contains 53 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts. Most data starts from 2000.




Music Ally is a knowledge company. It has 15 years worth of information, experience and data on the global music business – click on ’sign in’ and then Academic login to access all content when off site


National Archives


The official site for the National Archives, the UK’s archival collections, with over 1,000 years of the nation’s records. Has details of collections and services, information for visitors including charges, and an online search. There is access to the online collections, on topics such as politics, armed forces and crime




Covers science news and articles and research spanning all the scientific disciplines


Nature Partner Journals – Open Access


Journals published by Nature Publishing Group with open access options which cover research spanning all the scientific disciplines


NBS National BIM Library


Source of BIM objects in the UK to support  Building Information Modeling, the process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. Includes generic objects for use in outline design stages and specific manufacture objects for use later in the project, all authored to NBS standard


NCBI Bookshelf


Bookshelf provides free online access to books and documents in life science and healthcare


NDLTD (Networked digital library of theses and dissertations)


The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.  This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs


New England Journal of Medicine


Contains full text articles on the results of important medical research worldwide that originally appeared in the print version of the New England journal of medicine, as well as material issued exclusively for the online edition


NICE Evidence Search Health and Social Care


Searchable index of authoritative, evidence-based information from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources for health and social care professionals. Includes : Evidence Search — BNF : British National Formulary — BNFC : British National Formulary for Children — Clinical Knowledge Summaries. Has simplified versions of BNF and BNFC.


Nick Hern Books


Nick Hern Books is one of the UK’s leading specialist performing arts publishers, with a vast collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books in their catalogue. They also license most of their plays for amateur performance


OAIster … find the pearls


OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors




The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of Open Access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation


Online newspaper directory for the world, with thousands of newspapers listed by country and region, covering North America and the Caribbean, Africa, South and Central America, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Australasia and Oceania


Open Book Publishers’ Library Membership Scheme


E-book database, including anthropology and religion, art, cinema, music and theatre, economics and politics, history, law, literature and language, philosophy, women and gender. The titles are available to download with a choice of formatted digital editions


Open Culture : the best free cultural and educational media on the web


Source of open access material across a range of subjects and includes audiobooks, films, e-books, textbooks,  K-12 educational resources and free language lessons, MOOCs and business courses


Open Humanities Press [e-books]


The site for Open Humanities Press, an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide




Created from a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs, EBSCO Open Dissertations is a free electronic theses and dissertations database (ETD) offering access to more than 800,000 ETDs, including those previously available in American Doctoral Dissertations. It may be searched by author, title, subject and university


Organic e-prints


International open access archive for papers and projects related to research in organic food and farming. The archive contains full-text papers in electronic form together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata. It also offers information on organisations, projects and facilities in the context of organic farming research


Oxford Chemistry Primers


The books in the renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series provide accessible accounts of a range of essential topics in chemistry and chemical engineering.  Written with students in mind, these books offer just the right level of detail for undergraduate study, and are invaluable as a source of material commonly presented in lectures.  Cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry.  Additional learning features, including questions at the end of every chapter and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding.  Diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions also help to enhance a student’s understanding of these essential areas of chemistry


Oxford Journals Archive


This archive represents over 165 years of historical research, containing articles from over 140 titles, compiled into subject-based archives, which includes The Humanities Archive (1829 – 1995), The Medicine Archive (1878 – 1995), The Science Archive (1848 – 1995), The Law Archive (1952 – 1995) and The Social Science Archive (1902 – 1995).


Oxford Open : Open Access Journals Published by OUP


Open access journals published by Oxford University Press, covering computing, science, law, medicine and social sciences




A unique integrated international market research database with country data, consumer lifestyles, consumer market sizes, forecasts, companies and brands, information sources, major market profiles, market analysis.


Periodicals Archive Online


Subset of 80 full text journal backfiles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Dating from 1891 to 2000, it contains 288,006 articles and includes works such the anonymous article in Foreign Affairs which defined US foreign policy throughout the Cold War


Project Euclid : Mathematics And Statistics On-Line


Project Euclid is a not-for-profit online publishing service that provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Its mission is to advance scholarly communication in these fields and it is designed to address the unique needs of low-cost independent and society journals. Through a collaborative partnership arrangement, these publishers join forces and participate in an online presence with advanced functionality, without sacrificing their intellectual or economic independence or commitment to low subscription prices. Full-text searching, reference linking, interoperability through the Open Archives Initiative, and long-term retention of data are all important components of the project.  The end result is a vibrant online information community for independent and society journals. This will ensure that mathematics and statistics will continue to benefit from a healthy balance of commercial enterprises, scholarly societies, and independent publishers.  Project Euclid was developed and deployed by the Cornell University Library and is jointly managed by Cornell and Duke University Press


Project Muse Humanities Collection


The Project Muse Humanities Collection provides full-text access to over 220 humanities, arts and social sciences e-journals – as well as access to nearly 4,000 freely available e-books




PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites — website.


PubMed Central


Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).




Quandl is a data platform, hosting numerical data from hundreds of publishers. A repository of time-series data on the internet, tailored for academics, researchers, students and other data professionals, it allows you to quickly access financial and economic data in any format you want. Over 7 million time-series datasets in the domains of economics, finance, demography, society, markets, energy, health and education from a variety of reliable public sources: every single dataset comes with a link back to its original source, so users can always validate and attribute the data correctly.  You can find data for commodities, futures, stock indexes, interest rates, currencies;  data on real estate, energy, health, education, economics, demography and society; country-specific data for 200 countries including global stock markets; corporate data and financial ratios going back up to 10 years.


Queen Victoria’s Journals


The personal journals of Queen Victoria which span Victoria’s lifetime and consist of 141 volumes numbering over 43,000 pages, which were previously only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle. In addition to autograph diaries begun by the youthful Princess Victoria, there are edited versions from her later years, redacted and transcribed by the Queen’s daughter, Princess Beatrice


Regional Business News


Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


RIBA British Architectural Library catalogue


The British Architectural Library’s online catalogue. Among the many subjects covered by the collection are architectural law and practice, history, building types, such as churches, galleries and houses, guides to the architecture of specific countries or regions, sustainability and town planning


Rosa Parks Papers


Correspondence, memoranda, oral history interviews, writings, notes, statements, family papers, estate papers, financial records, address books, appointment calendars, programs, clippings, books, other printed matter, medals, drawings, photographs, and other papers documenting Rosa Parks’s civil rights activism on behalf of African Americans and her personal life. Subjects include events surrounding her arrest in 1955 for violating Montgomery, Ala., segregation laws by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger, as well as the subsequent Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956. Includes papers relating to Parks’s work in Congressman John Conyers’s Detroit office; files from the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, an organization she founded to promote youth development and civil rights education; material pertaining to her participation in major civil rights events such as the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in 1957, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968; and Parks’s Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal (Congressional Award) along with material concerning other honors received by Parks.


Royal Society Of Chemistry Journals Archive


Includes all articles published by the RSC (and its forerunner societies) starting from 1841 (the first issue of Memoirs and Proceedings of the Chemical Society)


Sage Journals Online


Contains  full-text articles of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.  Access is to subscribed journals only, get a list by clicking on “SAGE journals available to me” within Browse Journal List. Can also read summaries to journal articles we don’t subscribe to or which might be available via other databases.


Sage Open Access


Open access journals published by Sage to disseminate research to the community




Provides the full text of the journal’s news stories, research reports, and commentary articles in a searchable database, enhanced by additional information, links, multimedia, and user services, as well as a database of scientific-product information




Contains fulltext journals and summaries only of others . Subject fields covered are : Biological Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Business, Management and Accounting, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Decision Sciences, Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Engineering and Technology,  Immunology and Microbiology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences. 


ScienceDirect Open Access Journals


Open access journals across a range of topics. All open access articles are peer-reviewed and immediately free to access and download


Screen Studies : Filmmaking Collection


Filmmaking on Screen Studies offers a dedicated collection of over 100 practical eBooks from Focal Press and Bloomsbury, offering depth and coverage across the curriculum for student-practitioners. It provides coverage across key areas of filmmaking including production, screenwriting, cinematography, direction, and the business of film – and includes overviews, practical handbooks, and technical guides. It is cross-searchable with other content available on Screen Studies, including screenplays, critical-historical works, and reference content

Click on Explore Collection under Filmmaking to see the entire collection




BFI Screenonline is an online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities. It is the single most extensive publicly available resource devoted to British film and television.
Video and audio material can only be viewed in the University.


Slavery in America and the world : history, culture and law


HeinOnline slavery in America and the world is a searchable database which provides links to legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.


Social Care Online


A database offered by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) providing summaries of social work and social care literature. The database contains over 50,000 summaries of books, central and local government reports, research papers, and 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. Updated weekly.


Social Science Database


The Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology


Social Sciences Citation Index


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, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings


Sociology Source Ultimate


Offering more peer-reviewed, full-text journals than any other sociology research database, Sociology Source Ultimate provides the must-have materials for students studying social behavior and interaction. Topics range from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology


South Eastern Gazette Archive : 1852-1912


The South Eastern Gazette (1852-1912), formerly the Maidstone Gazette, was a major regional title for the south-east of England, covering much of the South-East of England from East Hampshire through to Surrey and Sussex to South Essex and parts of London. This archive covers topics from transport to technology, health and education, crime and politics. It can used as a learning tool to explore Kent’s history during the Victorian and Edwardian eras and will also be of interest to people researching family history


SPORT Discus


Developed by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), SPORTDiscus covers both the practical and research literature on sport, physical fitness and physical education. It includes HERACLES, a French-language bibliographic database covering sport, physical education and fitness. Subjects covered include sports medicine, exercise psychology, biomechanics, psychology, training, coaching, physical education and fitness, and other sport- and fitness-related topics. Also included are ATLANTES and CATALOGUE DU MUSEE OLYMPIQUE.
Maximum of 8 concurrent users.


Springer Protocols


Database archive of e-books of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences published between 1980 and 2012




Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. According to the company, the platform has statistics on over 80,000 topics, covering Europe (with a focus on the United Kingdom), the United States and China, from more than 18,000 sources. Categorized into 21 market sectors, provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.  Data sources include market research reports, such as the Ipsos Affluent Survey published annually by Ipsos Media, Simmons National Consumer Studies and Consumer Insights from Scarborough Research, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases


Taylor and Francis Group e-books


This is a list of Taylor & Francis Group’s licensed and open access e-books, covering a wide range of subject areas from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology


Taylor And Francis Online Journals


Full text access to a portfolio of journals, covering a wide range of subject areas – from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology


Taylor And Francis Open Journals


Includes a number of pure open access journals, with no subscription content published by Taylor and Francis. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication


Teacher Reference Center


Provides indexing and abstracting for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist profession educators


Theses Canada Portal


This website provides a central access point for Canadian theses. It allows one to search AMICUS, Canada’s national online catalogue, for bibliographic records of all theses in the Library and Archives Canada theses collection, which was established in 1965, and free access to the full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations that were published from 1998 onwards




Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)  is a comprehensive online listings and archive of broadcast programme information.  It includes UK television and radio, terrestrial, cable and satellite television (with regional variations), all national and many local radio stations. Data is available at least ten days before transmission and builds up as an archive of programme information and schedules.




Clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care


Trove : Digitised Newspapers And More


Digitized newspaper archive of Australian newspapers dating back to 1803


UCL Press [e-books]


The site for UCL Press, the UK’s first fully Open Access university press


UK Data Service


A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service and others – requires registration for first time use, login via UK Federation


UK Medical Heritage Library


The UK Medical Heritage Library (UKMHL) contains the images and full text of over 66,000 19th Century European medical publications. The visualisations are available on a separate platform


UK Parliamentary papers


The U.K. Parliamentary Papers are a primary source for Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of the British government for the areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. The database covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from 1695 to 2005


Understanding Shakespeare


Open tool connecting digital texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library with articles on JSTOR. Enables anyone to pick a play, click on a line, and instantly see articles on JSTOR that reference the text from any of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Navigation options provide quick links to explore the plays by type: comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances


Union Makes Us Strong


This is an online library of images relating to the history of the trade union movement. It also contains a number of digitised and fully searchable historical resources such as the TUC Annual Congress report 1868-1968.


Visible body on Ovid


Visible Body is a suite of online programmes that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes, and more. Each program offers a mobile app; most apps are available for iPad®  and/or iPhone®  and many are available for Android™ devices Tutorial for Tablet, PC/Mac, and Web (Atlas for Orgs 2017)

Click on Human Anatomy Atlas 2017 icon  (There are two versions of this application. The Web Player version provides faster access; it requires the Unity Web Player 4.3+ plug-in. The WebGL version does not require a plugin)


Visual Arts Data Service


A collection of over 100,000 images. The image resources are free and copyright cleared for use in UK Higher Education. The database covers advertising, architecture, art history, crafts, design, dress, fashion, fine art, graphic design, industrial design, jewellery, painting, photography, posters, public monuments, textiles, sculpture, shoes, stained glass. Featuring: African and Asian Art, The Design Council Archives, Imperial War Museum Spanish Civil War Posters, Parker Collection of Furniture, Paul Trevor East End of London Photography Archive, Russian Visual Arts, Women’s Library Suffrage Banners.




VLeBooks offers a collection of thousands of e-books, primarily recently published works, across a wide-range of subjects within a quick and easy online environment. New e-books are being added every month


Vogue Archive


The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names


Web Of Science


A collection of citation databases including access to Medline abstracts. Covers journals worldwide, including open access journals and conference proceedings with current and retrospective coverage in the sciences and social sciences from 1900. Please use Chrome or Mozilla to access this resource




Full text of UK, and International cases, legislation, journals and ebook legal reference material. It also includes the text books: Contract Law: Textbook Series;  Criminal Law: Textbook Series;  Darbyshire on the English Legal System;  English Legal System: The Fundamentals;  Glanville Williams Textbook of Criminal Law; Hayton and Mitchell on the Law of Trusts & Equitable Remedies;  McEldowney: Public Law; Smith & Thomas: A Casebook on Contract; Treitel on The Law of Contract; Clarkson & Keating Criminal Law: Text and Materials;  Contract Law: The Fundamentals;  Criminal Law: The Fundamentals;  Elliott & Wood’s Cases and Materials on Criminal Law Equity and Trusts: Textbook Series;  Hanbury & Martin: Modern Equity Land Law: Textbook Series;  Megarry & Wade Tort: Textbook Series;  Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)


WGSN an online news and information service for the fashion and style industries including fashion forecasting, company profiles and news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising and marketing


Wiley Online Library


The database provides access to the full text of Wiley and Blackwell Science journals. Wiley InterScience is an international resource for scientific, technical, medical scholarly content. Subject areas include medicine, health, life sciences, engineering, physics, information science, computing, mathematics


Wiley Open Access


Program of fully open access journals published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately available to read, download and share


Winning Equal Pay : The Value Of Women’s Work


Filmed interviews with women who fought for and won equal pay, hundreds of digitised images and documents from the TUC Library Collections, plus contributions from historians and other experts


Workers’ War : Home Front Recalled


To record and commemorate the role played by trade unions and workers on the Home Front during the Second World War, this learning resource holds an exhibition of hundreds of digitised images and documents, oral testimony from those who worked on the Home Front during the war and contributions from historians


World War One Centenary Archive


Collection of TSO WW1 official reports and Gazette notices dating from 1914 to 1927 is available via TSO’s online library. To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.


WorldLII (World Legal Information Institute)


Case law and other legal information from 123 countries and territories. See particularly the International and Law Journals sections.


Worldwide News In English


Online British newspapers on the Internet, together with international newspapers with English versions, news international news links and sites. Includes television channel news sites




The British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents service contains details of 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings from1993 onwards.

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