Databases: geography, geology, environment and sustainability

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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  • 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.

 

 

British Humanities Index

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Accessibility statement

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

 

 

 

 

Digimap

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Access restrictions

  • 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

Digimap is a collection of services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. The map data can be downloaded to use with GIS or CAD software.

There are 9 Digimap services:

  • Ordnance Survey Collection: a full range of current topographic Ordnance Survey maps.
  • Historic Digimap: historic Ordnance Survey maps dating from 1843 to 1996.
  • Geology Digimap: contemporary British Geological Survey map data. 1:50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:625,000 scales available in ESRI and MapInfo formats, plus information from the Lexicon of Named Rock Units.
  • Marine Digimap: offers two types of data, raster nautical charts derived from UK Hydrographic Office paper charts and chart panels and Marine Themes vector data covering all UK waters derived from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Offices.
  • Environment Digimap: easy access to Land Cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  • Aerial Digimap: provides high resolution (25cm) vertical aerial imagery data of Great Britain from Getmapping.
  • Lidar Digimap: offers detailed Lidar data from the Environment Agency through a convenient, on-demand web interface. It also offers vertical aerial photography.
  • Global Digimap: is a new service in development and provides access to global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats (available as a trial until 31 July).
  • Society Digimap: is a new service in development. Explore a range of demographic data using the mapping facility, Society Roam. A full data download application is under development, which will offer the ability to download both the census data and the corresponding boundaries together (available as a trial until 31 July).

Note: users must register with Digimap.

Guides

  • The Digimap resource centre provides support for all Digimap services, including guidance on downloading data for GIS, CAD, and on annotating maps. There is also an instant chat-enquiry service.
  • Like learning from videos? Visit the Digimap YouTube channel.

Licence and terms of use

Digimap is for educational use only, eg learning, teaching and research purposes.

  • The publisher does not allow UWE Bristol students based at UK and international partner institutions (and the staff that support them) to access this database
  • End-user licence agreement: licence for the use of Ordnance Survey mapping data.
  • End-user licence FAQs: questions and answers about what you can and cannot do with Digimap's maps and data.

Publisher

Edina

 

 

 

ENDS Report *

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

Description

The ENDS Report gives you access to environmental intelligence for professionals; delivering news, analysis, and reference across the carbon, environmental, and sustainability agenda.

Guides

Publisher

Haymarket

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Management

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Access restrictions

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

Description

UK legislation and guidance documents from over 100 issuing bodies.

Guides

Publisher

IHS Technical Indexes

 

 

 

GreenFILE *

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Accessibility statement

Access restrictions

  • 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 Alumni Bristol cannot access this database

Description

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Coverage

Covers 1973 and beyond to the present.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Historic England (formerly English Heritage)

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database 

Description

Historic England carries out ground-breaking research on a wide range of subjects from archaeomagnetic dating to animal remains and building investigation to electrical imaging. The series also includes reports commissioned by Historic England but carried out by external organisations. Some of the reports are interim and the opinions expressed in the reports are the author’s and not necessarily those of Historic England.

Coverage

2006 onwards

Guides

  • Find out more about the Historic England, including information about recently published reports and the pre-2006 report series, on the Historic England website
  • Note: If browsing, use the keyword drop-down menu to select area of interest

Publisher

Historic England

 

 

IJ Global

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

Description

IJ Global is an online intelligence service that includes news, insight and analysis on all aspects of global infrastructure finance, covering the transport, oil & gas/renewables/power, social & defence sectors. It includes a searchable database of project finance data, league tables and important market reports.

Publisher

IJ Global

 

 

InformationBridge *

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

Description

InformationBridge provides free public access to over 313,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 onwards and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format.

Coverage

InformationBridge provides free public access to over 313,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature.

Publisher

Department of Education Office of Scientific and Technical Information

 

 

Knovel *

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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

Covering a wide range of engineering, transportation, and sustainability topics, Knovel contains over 3,000 electronic books, as well as interactive graphs and equations which allow users to accurately plot points, test ranges for 'what-if' scenarios, and solve real-world problems from tables and charts in references that would otherwise be static images on the page.

Search hints

All searches are done as keyword searches.

Publisher

Knovel Corp.

 

 

Landmap

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Accessibility statement

Access restrictions

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

Description

The Landmap service provides UK academia with a high quality spatial data download service which is enhanced and supported by a range of learning material.

Landmap is no longer being updated. The material presented via this resource should be considered as archival.

Publisher

Mimas

 

 

 

Lexis PSL

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

Description

Lexis PSL (Lexis Professional Support Lawyer) is a package accessed via the Practice Areas tab within the LexisLibrary database. It is set up to provide lawyers with immediate support in the form of current legal information briefings that are applied to particular areas of practice. We subscribe to 4 practice areas:

  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Tax

 Lexis PSL provides access to resources such as practice notes, forms and checklists for legal procedures, with links through to the rest of LexisLibrary materials, such as legislation, case law, journals, legal commentary and electronic books.

Guides

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

 

LexisLibrary

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database
  • International and News sources are not available via the above link. To access this content, please use the Lexis Library International and Lexis Library News database records

Description

Covers UK legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, and practitioner texts.

Note: Mac users may have problems using LexisLibrary with the Safari browser. Updating to Safari 3.1 (via 'Software Update') should fix this. Alternatively use another browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

Certification and student associate

The Lexis Online Research Certification Scheme allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Eve Jenkins is the current LexisLibrary Student Associate. Eve can help you with any training needs or difficulties that you might experience using LexisLibrary. Email Eve.

See also: LexisNexis student guidance 

Coverage

Full text coverage of legislation in force, and case law. LexisLibrary also includes the full text of Halsbury's Laws of England; Atkin's Court Forms; Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, plus other practitioner works in full text. Practice areas include: Tax and Accountancy; Employment; Family; Personal Injury; Property. Subject areas: UK and International Cases; UK and International Legislation.

Guides

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

 

LexisLibrary International

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Access restrictions

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

Description

Covers international legal materials from a browsable range of sources (cases, legislation, forms & precedents, and secondary materials).

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

 

LexisLibrary News

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Access restrictions

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

Description

Covers a range of UK news sources including local and national newspapers.

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

 

 

Marketline Advantage

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  • 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

An international database giving full-text, in-depth reports covering 50,000 companies worldwide, 2,000 industries and 215 countries. The Base Drivers Database features key macro-economic, social, demographic, and industry statistics for 215 countries.

Guides

Publisher

Marketline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mintel

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  • After clicking on the link, please fill in the registration details
  • 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

This database gives full-text access to market survey information produced by Mintel, including market reports, product news and launch information, plus demographic and economic statistics.

Some full text publications are also available:

  • Travel and Tourism Analyst
  • Country Reports
  • Asia Pacific Retail Handbook
  • British Lifestyles
  • European Retail Handbook

Guides

Publisher

Mintel

 

 

 

 

 

Nexis

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Access restrictions

  • 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

 

 

PANGAEA *

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Access restrictions

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

Description

The information system PANGAEA is operated as an open-access library aimed at archiving, publishing, and distributing geo-referenced data from earth system research. Most of the data is freely available and can be used under the terms of the license mentioned on the data set description.

Publisher

  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM)

 

 

Passport

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Access restrictions

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

Description

A business information resource providing intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It has a global perspective, with researchers working in 200 countries. Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

Our subscription to Passport also includes access to Passport: Industrial, a database covering global production and supply chains, which provides an overview of the business-to-business marketplace. Find ‘Industrial’ as an option under the ‘Economies’ tab in the menu at the top of the Passport homepage.

Passport: Industrial provides economic data and analysis for the economies of 68 countries, covering 177 industries. There are detailed statistics, forecasts and industry reports for 18 core countries (including the UK) and key statistics for a further 50 countries, with extensive information about production, imports and exports and market sizes. Historic data goes back 15 years.

Coverage

Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

Guides

Publisher

Euromonitor International

 

 

 

Practical Law

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Access restrictions

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

Description

Practical Law delivers online legal know-how . It includes the following materials:

  • Practice notes - concise explanations covering core transactions and background law
  • Standard documents and drafting notes
  • Current awareness which explains the practical implications of key developments. Our subscription includes access to the modules PLC Corporate, PLC Cross Border and PLC Finance.

Note: Please note that UWE Bristol does not subscribe to all Practical Law modules

Publisher

Practical Law Company

 

 

SAGE Research Methods *

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Access

  • 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

 

 

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.

Guides

Publisher

Reed Elsevier

 

 

Scopus *

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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

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

Guides

Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis eBook Collection *

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Description

Provides access to over 400 e-books published by the Taylor & Francis publishing group.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

 

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) 

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Access restrictions

  • 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

TRILT is an online database describing: UK television and radio programmes, including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations); all national and many local radio stations.

Coverage

Listings for more than 300 TV and radio channels with data from 1995 onwards.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

UKBORDERS

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  • 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

UKBORDERS provides access to digitised boundary datasets and geographic look-up tables corresponding to the geography of the UK.

Users are required to register with http://www.census.ac.uk for permission to download and use datasets from UKBORDERS.

Publisher

Edina

 

 

 

Westlaw UK

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Accessibility statement

Access restrictions

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

Description

Full-text access to current and historic UK, European Union and worldwide case reports and legislation. Also gives access to the Legal Journals Index, some full text law journals, and many law electronic books.

Certification

The Westlaw UK Certification Training allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

The Westlaw Student representative at UWE Bristol is Anita Dangova. Email Anita Dangova.

Anita can advise on certification and runs drop-in sessions for students and staff on the use of Westlaw products. 

Coverage

Subject areas: UK, EU, and International Cases; UK, EU, and International Legislation. Includes full text of various practitioner texts including: Chitty on Contracts; Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Civil Procedure (White Book).

Guides

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

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