Sciences for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

• CINAHL 

What:

  • CINAHL (the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) contain journal article abstracts with links to the full-text where available

Why:

  • Locate articles from the nursing and allied health subjects

How:

  • Keyword and Thesaurus searching with ability to refine results by date, peer reviewed, age, gender, author, language
  • Cited reference search and links
  • Help pages available 
  • This database is available to search on its own from the link above, plus you will find Cinahl results when searching Discovery

 

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is the most comprehensive resource covering the research literature of for nursing and allied health subjects

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source provides dental practitioners and researchers with a definitive place to carry out their online dental literature research. The database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 210 journals and dozens of monographs. It includes indexing for all dentistry and oral sciences journals commonly purchased by dental schools and other related institutions. Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source also includes an unprecedented collection of important full-text journals, as well as dozens of full-text monographs. The collection includes more than 160 full-text journals, including many of the top ranked titles in the discipline.

Access to e-books on psychology and sports medicine, physical therapy & education.

Full text for more than 190 journals and records for numerous other journal titles going back as far as 1888. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

Full text for more than 190 journals and records for numerous other journal titles going back as far as 1888. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

• F1000Prime 

F1000Prime identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded, we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles.

The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

• Greenfile 

GreenFILE covers research information on all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. This is a multidisciplinary resource and topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. This resource is also available through the Discovery service.

GreenFILE covers research information on all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more

A peer reviewed scientific video journal, JoVE publishes scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today: poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental technique

• Medline 

What

  • Medline contain journal article abstracts with links to the full-text where available

Why

  • Subjects covered include veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. Plus life sciences, including some aspects of biology, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry.

How

  • Keyword and Thesaurus searching with ability to refine results by date, article type, age, gender, author, language
  • Help pages available 
  • This database is available to search on its own from the link above, plus you will find Medline results when searching Discovery.

Medline is a biomedical database containing references and abstracts to the international biomedical literature. Medline’ major subject areas include nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. Medline also covers life sciences, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry.

Database of Oxford University Press journals

This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

• PsycArticles 

What:

  • PDF Full text access to journal articles from the America Psychological Association
  • Articles dating from 1894-present

Why:

  • Find and access subject related articles for assignments, presentations and dissertations

How:

  • Keyword and Thesaurus searching with ability to refine results by date, document type, age, gender, author, language
  • Help pages available 
  • This database is available to search on its own from the link above, plus you will find PsycArticle articles when searching Discovery.

PsycArticles is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association and others. Coverage spans 1894 to the present. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioural characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology and observational and experimental methods, and offers full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

Sage  publishes journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine

ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, published by Elsevier. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect providing access to the physical sciences and engineering life sciences. This resource is also available through the Discovery service. A Library Guide is available.

This is a large collection of science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information.

• Scopus 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

• SPORTDiscus 

SPORTDiscus is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of sport and sport development. . This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

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