Databases: english language and linguistics

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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Access restrictions

  • Due to copyright restrictions, you need to be physically located in the United Kingdom to use Box of Broadcasts.
  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Students and staff at international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.

Publisher

BUFVC - British Universties Film Video Council.

 

 

 

 

Brill Journal Archive *

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Access restrictions

  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Provides access to over 50,000 articles to more than 80 journals published by Brill before 2000.

Note: Help available within the site

Coverage

Covers biology, humanities, human rights, international law, science and the social sciences.

Publisher

Brill publishing

 

 

British Humanities Index

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database 
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities and arts. The British Humanities Index indexes over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other English-speaking countries.

Coverage

Coverage from 1962 onwards.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

British National Corpus (BNC)

Access restrictions

  • This database is only available from one PC on Level 3 of Frenchay Library. Booking is essential and can be made at the Level 2 Enquiry Desk. 
  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million-word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written. This database is only available from one PC on Level 3 of the Frenchay Library.

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Publisher

University of Oxford

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database

Description

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive contains the full text from 170 journals, from volume 1, issue 1 to 1996. Please note, we only subscribe to the latest issues of some of the journals. Subjects covered include: science and technology, animal science, agriculture, ecology and conservation, history, law, language, linguistics and literature, mathematics and computer science, medicine, music and drama, philosophy and religion, physical sciences, and politics and economics.

Guide

Video overview of Cambridge Journals Online

Publisher

Cambridge via JISC

 

 

Credo Reference *

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Access restrictions

  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Online reference library. Includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, atlases

Publisher

Credo

 

 

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Description

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a list of freely-available, full-text, quality-controlled, scientific and scholarly journals. All subject areas and languages are covered. There are over 3,400 journals in the directory.

Publisher

Lund University Libraries

 

 

EThOS

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

British Library database of full-text UK Higher education research theses.

Note: Individuals must register to download or print.

Coverage

Content being developed.

Guides

Publisher

British Library

 

 

 

 

Index to Theses

Index to Theses has changed its name to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

 

 

 

 

Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Indexes international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles from over 1,500 publications, and also provides abstracts of books and dissertations.

Coverage

1973 to present

Publisher

Proquest CSA

 

 

MLA International Bibliography

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

Guides

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

Nexis

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

Guides

Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

 

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography *

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  • Database is included in the main library search 
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of over 56,000 biographies of people who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the 4th Century to the 21st Century. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography provides accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people from all walks of life. Entries offer detailed and extensive biographical information drawn from primary and secondary sources, and range from a few dozen to 35,000 words in length.

Coverage

Coverage from earliest times to 2004

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Coverage

Updated quarterly

Publisher

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

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Access restrictions

  • This database provides thesis citations and abstracts, not full text. Full text might be available through the British Library Ethos service, or via inter-library loan
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol logins to access this database

Description

This database was formerly known as Index to Theses, it is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts, accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Coverage

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Business
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Health & Medicine
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: History
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Literature & Language
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Science & Technology
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: The Arts

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

PsycINFO

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

The American Psychological Association's PsycINFO® database is the comprehensive international bibliographic database of psychology. It contains citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, etc. Journal coverage, spanning 1806 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,450 periodicals from more than 49 countries. Over 80,000 records are added annually through weekly updates. More than 36 million references in over 870,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters; retrospective to 2001 and earlier, where available; more than 3.2 million references from 1920 to 2000.

Coverage

Includes nursing, psychology, medicine, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics.

Guides

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

SAGE Journals Online *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Provides full-text access to the journals published by Sage to which UWE Bristol subscribes.

Coverage

Full text of all RSC articles published since 1841 to the present.

Guides

Publisher

SAGE Publications

 

 

ScienceDirect *

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Access restrictions

  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Access provided to over 1,000 electronic journals with abstracts from several hundred further titles.

Coverage

As well as the sciences, coverage includes business, economics and social sciences. Full text available from 1996 onwards.

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Publisher

Reed Elsevier

 

 

Scopus *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) *

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You can search the database in three ways:

  • Use the link above to search this database only - search results will include the full text (where possible) and citations (ie a work's title and abstract, not the full text) 
  • Use the library search to search for full text from this and many other databases
  • Use the library search (full text and citations) to search for full text and citations from this and many other databases

Access restrictions

  • Students and staff at international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

A single search resource covering a number of citation indices, of particular use to researchers looking for journal impact factors and details of how an article has been cited in other publications.

Coverage

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)  
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) 
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Journal Citation Reports (1997-2010)

Publisher

Thomson Scientific.

 

 

 

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