This section intends to provide details of databases and other sources that can be used within papers.
Sources of useful information:
Proquest is an electronic and microfilm publisher based in America and is part of the Cambridge Information Group, who are a privately owned group of information services, publishing companies and educational institutions. Proquest provides aids research by providing an estimated 125 billion digital pages of archived information, such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations and aggregated databases of many types.
Check with your library reference desk or help desk for instructions or login information on connecting remotely to ProQuest.
If you have an Athens username and password to log on to ProQuest then please login via the Athens login page.
EBSCO Host is an American-based online bibliography which can be accessed after purchasing a subscription. Their services include reference databases, subscription management, online journals, books, linking services and A-to-Z solutions.
Free trials are available if you are acting on behalf of an organisation or institution, however, they are not available for students or individuals.
Dow Jones Factiva products and services provide essential business news and information together with the content delivery tools that power the intelligent enterprise. The unrivalled collection of more than 14,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times™, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and D&B company profiles.
Subscription allows: Unlimited searching and access to headlines and lead sentences from more than 17,000 news and business information sources, more than 8,000 Web sites and Reuters pictures
Subscription costs only $69 for an Annual Subscription – applied once a year at initial sign-up and each following year upon confirmation of renewal or $2.95 per document or picture viewed
Questia is a provider of copyrighted information and educational resource in over 200 countries around the world. This is one of the world’s largest collections of books, articles and journals in the humanities and natural sciences.
A 72 hour free trial is available for this site, followed by $9.95 per month until you cancel.
Directory of Open Access Journals
This is a directory of scientific and scholarly journals. The intention of this website is for multi-disciplinary journals to be available on the same website. This service is hosted, maintained and partly funded by the Lund University Libraries Head Office.
Membership costs 100 Euro per calendar year and provides the following benefits:
Some journal articles are available free of charge on the website.
Intute is a free online service providing you with a database of hand selected Web resources for education and research
Intute is a free online service providing access to the very best web resources for education and research.
If you are taking a degree in a science related discipline then this website is extremely useful. New Scientist publish weekly magazines but if you pay a small subscription fee on the website then you have access to all archived articles which can be a great source of information for your assignment or dissertation and you know that it has come from a credible source.
Some of the articles on this website are accessible for free but certain articles marked NS require a subscription to be accessed. If you subscribe to the magazine (prices vary depending on subscription type) then all online content is free.
Financial Times (http://www.ft.com)
This website allows you to sign up for the free Registered service to obtain access to full-text articles from the current five years.
Google Books (http://books.google.com/)
“Finding books with Google Book Search is as easy as finding websites with Google Web Search; just enter the keyword or phrase you’re looking for into the Google Book Search box. For example, when you search for “rock climbing” or for a phrase like “one small step for man,” we’ll find all the books whose contents match your search terms. Click on a book title and you’ll see basic info about the book just like you’d see in a card catalogue. You might also see a few snippets -sentences of your search term in context. If a publisher or author has given us permission, you’ll see a full page and be able to browse within the book to see more pages. If the book is out of copyright, you’ll see a full page and you can page forward or back to see the full book. Clicking on “Search within this book,” allows you to perform more searches within the book you’ve selected. You can click on any of the “Buy this Book” links to go straight to an online bookstore where you can buy the book. In many cases, you can also click “Find this book in a library” to find a local library where you can borrow it.”
Many universities and further education colleges will allow students to use Athens. This is an online Access Management System which allows your organisation to decide which online resources would be suitable for your course and lets you access them. In order to use this service you will require a login which will usually be provided by your organisation.
Databases which can be accessed through Athens (depending on your organisation) may include: