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English Subject Guide: Databases


Academic Databases

There are numerous databases available to you which provide access to high-quality information you won't find on Google. 

Most of the databases enable you to find full-text journal articles and references, but we also have newspaper, image and
media databases that you can use.

Useful Databases

The following databases / journal collections will be useful for your area of study:


The following may also be helpful 

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A-Z eJournal List

Full list of eJournals the library subscribes to, including trial access.
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Structuring your Search

You can save yourself time by spending a few minutes planning how you want to search the databases before you begin.

Consider the following:

  • Which database(s) to search
  • Keywords- what will you search for?
  • How to link the keywords together
  • Will you apply any limits to your search? (date of publication, full-text, format)

For more information about searching, take a look at our Searching for Information page

You can also look at our pages in the Assignment Toolkit related to searching for information.





Access to full-text current daily newspapers from the UK and around the world. 

Archive Material

Internet Library of Early Journals (WWW)
A digital library of 18th and 19th century journals, content from the following journals, Gentleman's magazine, The
Annual Register, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Notes and Queries, The Builder, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

London Gazette (WWW)
The archive of the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes. Select search the archives. 


All images included in this guide are available from Flickr through Creative Commons licensing CC-BY-2.0