Learning at Work

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Learning at Work.

Use the University VPN to access to these resources, any time, anywhere.

Getting Started

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Options for getting started with Library resources.

Books

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Options for finding book material.

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. In fact it may give you too many - so think carefully about exactly what subject you are interested in and the keywords you are using.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for the various subject areas that Learning at Work may cover.

Check out this video on how to find journal titles.

Check out this introductory video on finding journal articles.

If we don't have an item you're interested in, we may be able to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Academic peer-reviewed journal articles, professional publications and more across all business topics. 

Please note that this interface is changing on the 24th June!  Check back after that for new video help and guidance. 

Covers all areas of business and management and is particularly useful for subjects which connect with the business world.


A key source of up-to-date technical information for the architecture and construction industries. Information includes building regulations, advice notes, British Standards, government reports as well as journal articles, e.g. from the Architects' Journal and books such as the Metric Handbook. You can also link out to the AJ website and read digital editions of the Architects' Journal. Watch the video to find out how.

You can access Architect's Journal from 2014 onwards for the University of Portsmouth.

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Additional access instructions:

If you are accessing CIS for the first time, you will need to register for an account using your University email.  Please note the very specific requirements of what your password must include. For off campus access click here


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training. For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include education, management, human resources, marketing and training - will often have engineering related articles.


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.


• Nexis Uni 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980s.

A legal database which also includes broadsheet newspapers - both UK and international - if non-academic articles are of use to you.

Additional access instructions:

For use in the UK only


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

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 Science Direct Advanced Search guide video is available.

This is a large collection of maths, 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.

 

• Legal Information

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Links to the Library's legal information resources.

• News

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Newspaper and magazine articles may be helpful although note that they are not considered 'scholarly resources'.

Referencing

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Support for plagiarism and referencing

Your Subject Team

 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian

email timothy.collinson@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3224

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3339