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ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)

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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

ASSIA contains worldwide English language coverage of journal articles, conference papers and book reviews in the fields of applied social sciences and health.

Coverage

Coverage from 1987 onwards, with records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries.

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Entries range from short definitions of key terms to extended exploration of major topics. Both classical sociology and contemporary developments are covered, as well as a timeline of 600 key events in the history of sociology.

Coverage

Over 1,800 entries

Publisher

Blackwells

 

 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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  • 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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  • Database is included in the main library search
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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 Education Index

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

Description

The British Education Index covers research, policy, and practice in education and training in the UK, with particular strengths in evaluation and assessment, technology, and SEN. Sources include journal articles, books, reports, series, and conference papers.

Coverage

Over 300 education and training journals from 1975 onwards.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

British Humanities Index

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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 
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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

 

 

Business Source Complete *

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  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • 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

Covers UK and international business, management and economics issues across a range of sectors including construction, IT, education, and health. Provides full-text journal articles; market, company & industry sector reports; and country intelligence.

Coverage

Please note that the 500 most popular Harvard Business Review articles are available as read-only, ie cannot be downloaded or printed

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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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

 

 

Data Archive

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Provides access to over 5,000 computer-readable datasets for research and teaching purposes for many different disciplines in the UK. Registration is required to access the raw data.

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Publisher

UK Data Archive

 

 

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) *

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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

 

 

Economic and Social Data Service: now known as 'UK Data Service'

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Education Research Complete *

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  • More than 85% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
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  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

Education Research Complete covers all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education, as well as policy, administration, funding, and related social issues. Many journal articles, books, and conference papers are available full-text.

Note: Online help available within the database.

Coverage

Indexing and abstracts for more than 2,400 journals; full-text for more than 1,350 journals and more than 2,830 books and conference papers.

Publisher

Ebsco Publishing

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights covers a wide range of topics, including key organisations, events, and leading figures.

Publisher

OUP

 

 

 

 

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), via ProQuest

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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 Educational Resources Information Center provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. The Educational Resources Information Center provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), via EBSCO

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

Description

The Educational Resources Information Center is the world's largest education database and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Records include journal articles, books, technical reports, research, policy and conference papers, and grey literature.

Coverage

Over 650 journals are indexed, with coverage from 1966 to date.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

EThOS

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

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

Note: Individuals must register to download or print.

Coverage

Content being developed.

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Publisher

British Library

 

 

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)

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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 International Bibliography of the Social Sciences focuses mainly on politics, sociology, economics and anthropology and is one of the world's largest social-science databases.

Coverage

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences indexes over 2,800 journals from 1951 onwards and adds over 7,000 books annually.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

Index to Theses

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

 

 

 

JSTOR *

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Description

UWE subscribes to the JSTOR multidisciplinary Arts and Sciences Collections I,II,III,V,VII and VIII. This incorporates access to a scholarly archive of over 1,000 full-text electronic journals in the following fields: history, economics, archaeology, classics, sociology, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, music, film studies, performing arts, mathematics, ecology, psychology, business, art, architecture, language, literature, law, religion and public policy. These existing collections are complemented by the Ireland Collection which incorporates manuscripts, monographs and journals on Irish arts, humanities and sciences with materials that span from the 1780s to the present.

Coverage

Various coverage 1861-2007.

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Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

 

Nexis

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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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.

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Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

 

ProQuest Criminal Justice *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including abstracts and indexing for 250 titles, more than 100 of which are available in full text.

Coverage

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law enforcement
  • Family Law
  • Industrial Security
  • Rehabilitation

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

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  • 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

 

 

ProQuest Sociology *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

ProQuest Sociology is a database covering the international literature of sociology and social work. Coverage from around 480 journal titles and over 500 recent full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

Coverage

  • Social work
  • Social services
  • Community and mental health
  • Crisis intervention

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

PsycBOOKS *

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  • More than 60% of the currently published books in this database are included in the main library search
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  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

PsycBOOKS® is a full-text database that provides access to APA’s 3,733 scholarly titles (55,598 chapters) within psychology and its sub-fields. It includes recently published APA content along with an expansive backfile that includes classic works dating back to the 17thcentury. Its relevance to the present day along with a comprehensive view of the past makes PsycBOOKS a crucial research tool for the behavioural sciences.

Coverage

Over 3,900 books dating back to the 17th century. Updated monthly.

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Publisher

EBSCO / American Psychological Association

 

 

PsycINFO

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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.
  • 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.

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

RefWorks

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

A resource for collecting and managing references that allows you to create your own searchable database of references, accessible from any computer connected to the internet. You can import references from databases, format your bibliography, and incorporate your citations into your documents.

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Publisher

RefWorks

 

 

SAGE Journals Online *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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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.

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Publisher

SAGE Publications

 

 

SAGE Research Methods *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
  • The publisher does allow UWE students based at UK and international partner institutions (and the staff that support them) to access this database 

Description

SRM (Sage Research Methods) is a web-based research methods tool created to help researchers, staff and students with their research projects. SRM links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help design research projects, understand a particular method or identify a new method. SRM focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, so can be used by researchers from the social sciences, health sciences and more.

Publisher

Sage

 

 

Scopus *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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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

 

 

Social Policy and Practice

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Social Policy and Practice brings together data from 5 databases. The majority of the material originates from the UK but there is also European and US material. Some 50% of the references are to grey literature, including semi-published reports, working papers, local and central government reports, and material from the voluntary sector and charities. Databases included: Planex from IDOX; Acompline from the Greater London Authority; Social Care Online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence; AgeInfo - from the Centre for Policy on Ageing; ChildData from the National Children’s Bureau. It contains over 300,000 bibliographic records dating back to 1981, with approximately 24,000 added per annum. Subjects covered include: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Social Work; Public Health.

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Publisher

Ovid

 

 

 

 

Social Services Abstracts

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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
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Description

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. Coverage dates back to 1979 and it includes over 147,000 records as of December 2010.

Coverage

1979 to present

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Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

Sociological Abstracts

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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
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Description

Indexes journal articles and conference proceedings from over 1,500 journals in the field of sociology and related disciplines.

Coverage

1974 to present

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

SpringerLink *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Large collection of full-text journals. Subject areas include biological sciences, computing, engineering, environment, humanities, mathematics and statistics, medicine and health, physical sciences and chemistry.

Publisher

Springer

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis *

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Description

Provides access to over 2500 full-text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.

Coverage

1997 onwards. 

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 is a complete online facsimile edition of every issue of one of the most comprehensive literary publications of the 20th century. Founded in 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has been known over the past 100 years for its fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate, making this digital archive an essential resource for anyone studying, or supporting the study of, modern literature, humanities and culture.
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Coverage

1902 to 2009.

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Publisher

Cengage

 

 

 

 

TRIP+ (Turning Research Into Practice)

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) provides a single search interface to a large number of evidence-based healthcare resources.

Publisher

TRIP

 

 

 

UK Data Service

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011. The majority of the data is fully anonymised.

The service also offers advice on managing research data.

Users are required to register for permission to download and use datasets from UK Data Service.

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Publisher

ESRC

 

 

 

UWE Bristol e-journals at OVID *

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  • More than 95% of the database is included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Your Journals@Ovid is a collection of full-text health journals including over 200 titles published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

 

Wiley Online Library *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Provides access to over 200 full text electronic journals published by Wiley covering a wide range of topic areas such as business, engineering medicine, science and psychology.

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Publisher

Wiley InterScience

 

 

Zetoc

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With almost 15 million article and conference records, the database covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance.

Coverage

Updated daily. An index that contains references only, not full text. Information provided is minimal and abstracts are not included. To check whether an item is available (in either printed or electronic format) search the library catalogue. Coverage: From 1993. Subject areas: Multidisciplinary.

Guides

  • FAQs and help available from within the site.

Publisher

Mimas at the University of Manchester on behalf of the British Library.

 

 

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