The following databases are accessed via the Internet and are available only to members of the University. Where usernames and passwords are required, these may be obtained from the desk at either the Hunter Street or the Franciscan Library.

Key: (F) Franciscan Library, (H) Hunter Street Library. * indicates that username/password authorisation is required.

EBSCO Discovery (the one stop shop for Library resources)

Search EBSCO Discovery Service on campus in the search box below. If the result is only an abstract try Google Scholar or an Open Access resource such as Researchgate, or ask the Library for an Inter-Library Loan.

SubjectInternet Databases
Business, Economics, Marketing and LEAN
Computer Science
Humanities, Art, Archaeology, English, History
Law & International Law
General Reference

Databases A-Z


American National BiographyPortraits of more than 18,700 men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation.
BEAR (Buckingham E-Archive of Research)A digital repository of research output from the University of Buckingham.
British Library Sounds ArchiveListen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
EBSCO DiscoveryEbsco Discovery, with full-text articles from over 2000 journals in all major academic subjects. Includes PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO.
EBSCO Business Source PremierA major business database with full-text articles from over 2300 journals.  There are direct links to company profiles, industry profiles, market research reports, country reports and SWOT analyses.
Gale NewspapersA suite of resources that collectively cover full runs of British newspapers from 1600-1950. Resources included are: ‘British Newspapers 1600-1950’, ‘17th and 18th Century Burney Collection’, ‘19th Century UK Periodicals’, ‘19th Century British Newspapers’.
Gale Reference CompleteMillions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content including newspaper database Infotrac.
HeinOnlineDatabase providing access to many international law journals and US journals.
IEEE XploreFull-text access to technical literature in engineering and technology.
i-lawDatabase of commercial law.
INGENTA CONNECTA database of online journals.
JSTORAn interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats and continuing to expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.
Law Reports (ICLR)Various Law Reports, WLR, industrial case reports, business etc. Click on “My Account” on the toolbar and then search for your case etc.
LEXISLIBRARY **New access to full text online legal and news research tool
covering 2 billion documents from UK, European, Commonwealth and US sources (replaced Lexis Nexis Professional in 2007).
MathSciNetAn electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
OGELOil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence Service.
OXFORD DNBOxford Dictionary of National Biography.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY (H)CD version of the complete Oxford English Dictionary (CD-ROM).
SERVICE SUCCESS (H)A multimedia learning and reference tool on CD-ROM.
StatistaMore than 1,000,000 statistics focusing on industries, markets, consumers, trends and insights.
TREATY OF MAASTRICHT (H)A comprehensive reference guide, from conception to ratification (CD-ROM).
UK DATA SERVICEUK Data Service is a national data service providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data covering many disciplines.
UNITED NATIONS TREATY COLLECTIONS *Includes the UN Treaty Series, etc. (Free to students and academic researchers. Request a username and password from )
WESTLAW UKLegal databases: current awareness, case outcomes, case reports, legislation, journal articles, news and business information.
Who’s Who and Who Was WhoWho’s Who: the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in every area of public life, and Who Was Who,  over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who creating the definitive roll-call of British history.

Database access for SSST Students