Internet Sources

Useful sites for business, humanities, law, science & general reference

Search Engines
Specialist search engines.

UK national information, government, travel information,

A selection of websites for business and economics

Includes UK eLib projects

A selection of useful sites

Websites for Applied Computing, Medicine and Psychology

Links to other libraries and eLib

Gateway to other universities

Open Access
Links to open access resources

Film resources

Sound recordings

Resources for Education students

Security and Intelligence Studies
Resources for BUCSIS students

Search Engines

  • DuckDuckGo. The search engine that does not track you.
  • Google Book Search. Google book search from publishers and libraries.
  • Google Scholar. Full-text indexing of academic materials.
  • RefDesk. A whole host of different reference resources on one site.
  • Search Engine Watch. A website on the effective use of search engines.
  • Zanran. Search engine for data and statistics. Finds semi-structured data such as numerical data presented as graphs, tables and charts on the Web.

General Reference


  • BBC Genome Project. This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. Use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are available to view or listen to on the BBC website.
  • British Academy Portal. A directory of online research resources in the humanities and social sciences.
  • British Library Discovering Literature. Brings to life the social, political and cultural context in which key works of literature were written. Enjoy digitised treasures from the BL collection, newly commissioned articles and short documentary films.
  • CAIN. Conflict Archive on the INternet: the Northern Ireland conflict.
  • Documentary Heaven. A database of free documentaries covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Famous Quotes and Authors. Online quotation dictionary.
  • Historical Association. Website of the Historical Association, with a ‘Members Only’ section.
  • HISTORY. Institute of Historical Research information gateway.
  • Hold the Front Page. News, jobs and resources for UK journalists.
  • Independent Voices. A digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries.
  • Margaret Thatcher Foundation. Free access to the full texts of thousands of documents relating to the politics of the last quarter of a century.
  • News Media Association. Promotes the shared interests of national, regional and local news media publishers in the UK.
  • Political Science Resource. Gateway to significant sources relevant to political science, maintained by Richard Kimber.
  • RUDI. Resource for Urban Development International.
  • Ultimate Shakespeare Resource Guide. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, working on a research project, or just want to know what gave The Bard of Avon his incredible staying power, read on for some of the best Shakespeare resources on the Web.



Applied Computing


  • For medical resources please visit the Library section on Moodle



  • British Library. Website of UK’s national library.
  • British Library Public Catalogue. Free online access to over 10 million records of items in the British Library.
  • eLib. The Electronic Libraries Programme, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee.
  • ETHOS. Electronic Theses Online Service opening access to UK theses.
  • European Library. Online portal to access the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries
  • find it! A guide to Library collections in England.
  • Google Book Search. Google book search from publishers and libraries.
  • ICAEW Library and Information Service. Website of the library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
  • Index to theses database from 1970 onwards, contains titles and abstracts of theses accepted by universities of GB and Ireland.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog – and other specialised catalogues.
  • London Library. A subscription library with an extensive collection of books and periodicals in the arts and humanities.
  • Sherpa. Electronic access to academic research held in institutional repositories.

Gateway to UK universities

  • UK sensitivity maps. The University of Wolverhampton – gateway to UK universities, colleges and research sites.

Open Access

  • Creative Commons. A useful resource for open access images and other works.
  • DOAJ. Directory of Open Access Journals – covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • OpenDOAR. An authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.
  • OAIster. A collection of previously difficult-to-access, academically-orientated digital resources, a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service.
  • PubMed. Citations for biomedical literature.


  • BFI Inview. British history in film.
  • EU Screen. Free online access to videos, stills, texts and audio from European broadcasters and audiovisual archives. Explore selected content from early 1900 until today. Aims to offer a single point of access to over 30,000 items of programme content and complementary contextual information through one freely accessible online portal. Funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus programme project. The consortium is made up of 28 partners and 9 associate partners from 20 European countries UK partners include the BBC.  This includes documentary, entertainment, new broadcast clips.
  • Public information films from the National Archives. Free access to a collection of 20th Century UK government films.
  • FedFlix. Collaboration between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. Provides free access to historic films from the American government.
  • TED. Ideas worth spreading: inspirational talks from world leaders in politics, information technology and academic fields. Good coverage of business, science and world issues



  • Education in Video. Online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers.
  • ERIC. The Education Resources Information Center, the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.
  • National Foundation for Educational Research. Website of the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Security and Intelligence Studies