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American Economic Association Journals

AEAWeb provides access to journals of the American Economic Association.

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

ASSIA is a database that indexes journal articles relating to health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

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China Academic Journals

CAJ is a full-text database of Chinese journals, containing more than 7,200 journals starting from 1915. Full-text is available from 1994 onwards for the 4 sections to which we subscribe: Series F: Literature, history, philosophy, Series G: Politics, military affairs, law, Series H: Education, social sciences, Series J: Economics, management

China Statistical Yearbooks

China Statistical Yearbooks Database(CSYD) is a leading database of statistical data in China, which collects all important statistical yearbooks published by Mainland China presses, covering various kinds of census and survey data. Covers 1949 onwards.

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Declassified Documents Reference System (Gale)

Declassified Documents Reference System provides online access to more than 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covering major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond, this single source enables users to locate key information underpinning studies in international relations, American studies, United States foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism and more.

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EconLit, published by the American Economic Association, provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature. An expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of journals, books, and dissertations, EconLit covers both economic theory and application.

The Economist Historical Archive

The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2009 is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist.

Emerald Insight (Journals and eBooks)

Users have access to over 58,000 articles from Emerald's international management portfolio, complete with full text archives back to 1994. Subject coverage spans a spectrum of management disciplines including: strategy; leadership; library and information management; marketing and human resource management; plus a substantial number of engineering, applied science and technology titles.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

The quaternary sciences constitute a dynamic, multidisciplinary field of research that has been growing in scientific and societal importance in recent years. This branch of the Earth sciences links ancient prehistory to modern environments. Quaternary terrestrial sediments contain the fossil remains of existing species of flora and fauna, and their immediate predecessors. Quaternary science plays an integral part in such important issues for modern society as groundwater resources and contamination, sea level change, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), and soil erosion.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Responding to growing demands for transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods, it will increase the proficiency of everyone who gathers and analyzes data.

European Sources Online

ESO helps you to find information on the European Union, the countries of Europe and on issues of concern to European citizens, researchers and stakeholders. There are three main strands to the ESO: Keep up to date with the News and Analysis featrues. Browse the unique ESO Information Guides. Search the ESO database to find a unique balance of humanly chosen primary and secondary information sources.

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Family Law Online

This databases offers access to a range of family law publications from Jordan Publishing including the following publications:- Child & Family Law Quarterly, Family Law Journal, Family Law Reports, International Family Law

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HeinOnline provides full text access to 600 law journals and law reviews. The majority of these are US publications but an increasing range of titles from the UK and Commonwealth are being added.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

Historical Abstracts is a complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada).

Historical Newspapers: Guardian and Observer

This cross-searchable newspaper database gives archive access to The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).

Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

This cross-searchable newspaper database gives archive access to the LA Times 1881-1991.

Historical Newspapers: New York Times

The New York Times (1851-2011) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Historical Newspapers: Washington Post

This cross-searchable newspaper database gives archive access to Washington Post from 1877-1996.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

The 18th, 19th and 20th Century Parliamentary Papers Collection features publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 2004, including sessional papers and other material such as Journals and Private Acts.

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IBSS International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

IBSS is an international resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. It includes over 2 million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Current data is taken from over 2,700 journals. Abstracts are provided for over half of all current journal articles and full text availability is continually increasing.

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

The illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 from Gale allows researchers to access the entire run of this groundbreaking publication in a full searchable digital format. High-quality color facsimile images bring to life more than 150 years of socai, political and cultural history for scholarly and enthusiast researchers. Areas covered include politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy. 

Index To Legal Periodicals and Books (EBSCO)

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, provides indexing of 850 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. In addition, this database also includes coverage of 1,400 monographs per year.

International Encyclopedia of Marketing

The 6-volume Encyclopedia is an international guide to marketing concepts and applications.

International Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics; 1750-2010.  3-volume set is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source.

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JISC Historical Texts

JISC Historical Texts contains the full text or page images of over 350,000 books published in England from 1475 to 1900. The service draws together content from two of the best-known and longest-established early book collections (EEBO and ECCO) and well as additional unique titles from the BL 19th Century Collection.

JISC Journal Archives

JISC Journal Archive consolidates the journal archives purchased on behalf of members, to provide a single platform for simple and fast cross-searching and full text access across more than 450 journals from publishers. More titles will be added this year to bring the collection to over 600 titles

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Kissinger Transcripts

A Verbatim Record of Kissinger's U.S. Diplomacy, 1969–1977. UoN only has access to the Kissinger Transcripts.

Kluwer Arbitration

Kluwer Arbitration is the world's leading online resource for international arbitration research. It contains a wealth of commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials.

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LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. Major areas of coverage include: Artificial intelligence; Book reviews; CD-ROMs; Computer applications; Information centres; Information technology, storage and management; Internet technology; Knowledge management; Librarianship; Libraries and archives; Library management, use and users; Medical information; Online information retrieval; Publishing and bookselling; Records management; Telecommunications and the Web.

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Mass Observation Online

Mass Observation Archive provides access to a wealth of social research material, particularly the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965.

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New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. This new edition retains the inspiring tradition of bringing together the world's most influential economists writing in their own voice on their areas of expertise, but in its online incarnation it has married this tradition with the benefits of a dynamic, updated resource serving the information needs of a new generation of economists.

Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

This digital resource provides full-text access to 48 national, regional and local newspapers from the 19th century.

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets

This collection is made up of 7 individual collections held in universities within the UK.  These include: 1. Cowen Tracts (Newcastle University), 2. Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection – (Durham University), 3. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection (University of Manchester) 4. Hume Tracts (UCL), 5. Knowsley Pamphlet Collection (Univeristy of Liverpool), 6. Selections (LSE), 7. Selections (University of Bristol).

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The OECD's Online library of statistical databases, books and periodicals.  Please note that we don't have access to the IEA statistics.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - International Law

Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

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PAIS International

The PAIS International database contains references to more than 460,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed.

Periodicals Online (Proquest)

This database is a subset of 80 full text journal backfiles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences from the Periodicals Archive Online collection.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. Includes citations for dissertations ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Titles available as native or image PDF formats include free twenty-four page previews. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download to subscribers 


PsycInfo contains abstracts and bibliographic citations of scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.

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Routledge Handbooks Online

Routledge Handbooks Online brings together the world’s leading scholars to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the Social Sciences and Humanities, while at the same time providing an authoritative guide to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today.

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Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database

Social Science Database

Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts, and its companion file Social Services Abstracts, cover the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracting and indexing of articles and book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications, plus books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers.

State Papers Online

State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a searchable archive of 16th- and 17th-century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.

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UKOP online

UKOP is the catalogue of UK official publications from 1980 to the present. The catalogue contains some 450,000 records from over 2000 public bodies. Around 30,000 of these records link to the full text of the publication.

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Victorian Popular Culture

The Portal to the world of magic and spiritualist séances. It describes popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930.

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Web of Science

Web of Science provides access to the Science, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search multidisciplinary information from over 8,500, high impact research journals in the world. It also provides unique cited reference searching.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science, international relations, law, and public administration / policy. The database is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts. Coverage is from 1975 - current and approx. 20,000 new records are added per year.

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