Resources available on the visitor PC

Digital subscription resources provided on the dedicated visitor PC in Augustine House

Visitors are welcome in our libraries. While the main function of the Library is to serve members of the University, we are proud to provide our community access and act as a point of reference for educational providers within the region.

Due to licensing restrictions, we can't make subscription digital resources available for visitors to access from home. We are able provide the following list of online resources through the dedicated visitor PC in Augustine House:

List of resources available on the Augustine House visitor PC



The Artists Information Company - offers fast routes into an information- rich resource that’s relevant to all engaged in the visual arts. Our in-depth features and content are designed to represent the multiple voices and wide range of activities and industry insights within contemporary visual arts.

Archival Sound Recordings

Listen 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.

Association for Science Education

Access to the current issue and archives of these teaching science journals online (campus only): School Science Review; Primary Science; Education in Science; Science Teacher Education; Journal of Emergent Science; plus Resources and News sections.

BBC Academy

Training and development designed to support the BBC and the wider industry to inform, educate and entertain

BFI InView

BFI InView includes over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st. Clips are organised under six main Themes, each with an introductory essay by an academic historian.

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, available online from 2002 to 2009.

BIOSIS Citation Index

Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Backfiles available to 1926.

BMJ Journals

BMJ Group publishes a wide range of medical journals covering a broad selection of medical specialties. The journals are peer reviewed and have international Editorial Boards to ensure global relevance.

British Cartoon Archive - Carl Giles Archive

 Images of many cartoons on the BCA catalogue, including all of Carl Giles’ work.

British History Online

Built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core is the platform for Cambridge University Press's academic content.


Childlink is an online database focusing on Legislation, Policies and Practices regarding children, young people and families who live in the UK and Ireland.

Updated daily, Childlink also has an archive of over 2 million pages of information, including statistics and reports.

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to a range of open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. It contains over 6,000 articles, nearly 3,000 of which are searchable at article level.

Drama Online

The original Drama Online core collection features 1200 titles from the pre-eminent theatre lists from Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints, as well as and Faber and Faber Ltd. Production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum Performance Archive and the American Shakespeare Center are also included. 350 Audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works and 350 modern plays from Nick Hern Books have now been added.

Early European Books

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full- colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Online access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Since the Encyclopedia Britannica's founding in 1768, Britannica editors have gathered and organized information on thousands of topics for easy retrieval.

English Historical Documents

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914. Each document has been indexed and classified by experts at the Institute of Historical Research.

Europeana Collections

Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter  tools to help you find what you’re looking for. Dedicated thematic collections on art, fashion, music, photography and World War I contain galleries, blogs and exhibitions.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1974 - 1996

FBIS Daily Reports consist of translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the globe. FBIS Daily reports are available for: Middle East and North Africa, 1974–1987; Near East and South Asia, 1987–1996; South Asia, 1980–1987; Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974–1980 and Africa, 1987–1996; Eastern Europe, 1974–1996.

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources combines our Gale digital archives in a single cross- search interface:
● 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
● 19th Century UK Periodicals
● British Library Newspapers
●  The Times Digital Archive

International Medieval Bibliography

The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of 365,000 articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Its editorial staff is based at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, and the project is supported by over 50 teams of contributors in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.

Internet Archaeology

Internet Archaeology has been publishing on the web since 1996 and is the premier e-journal for archaeology. Internet Archaeology is an open access, independent, not-for-profit journal. It publishes quality academic content and explores the potential of electronic publication through the inclusion of video, audio, searchable data sets, full-colour images, visualisations, animations and interactive mapping. Internet Archaeology is international in scope, a true journal without borders, and all content is peer-reviewed. Internet Archaeology is hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and digitally archived by the Archaeology Data Service.

JISC Historical Texts

JISC Historical Texts contains the full text or page images of over 300,000 books published in England before 1800. The service draws together content from two of the best-known and longest-established early book collections.

JISC Journal Archives

JISC Journal Archives, part of the JISC funded JISC eCollections service, enables conceptual searching across more than 450 journals published by Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia in the period 1800 to 1924. The collection includes unique primary source material; letter collections, travel journals, diaries and oral histories. These are supplemented by scrapbooks, government papers, hand-drawn maps, watercolours, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material.

New Scientist

First published in 1956, New Scientist is a weekly science and technology magazine read by 778,593 people worldwide each week. Daily content is added to the New Scientist website that doesn’t appear in the magazine.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

ODNB provides an illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words — past and present — from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Scholarship Online (Music collection)

Oxford Scholarship Online provides full text access to over 200 e-books in the Music collection.

Project Muse

Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.

Psychiatry Online

PsychiatryOnline from American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Psychiatry Online Legacy Collection consists of:
 ● The American Journal of Psychiatry Vol 1-153, 1844-1996
● Psychiatric Services Vol 1-48, 1950-1996
 ● Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Vol 1-9, 1989- 1996


PubMed comprises more than 28 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Queen Victoria's Journals

Publication of this first release of Queen Victoria's Journals makes available online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of the journal entries covering the period from Queen Victoria's first diary entry in July 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in February 1840.

Research Professional

Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news.

Rock's Backpages

Rock's Backpages is the biggest online database of rock music writing in the world. It is a unique resource unavailable elsewhere online. Sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press, it is a massive library of articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the early 1960s right up to the present day. In addition to our archive of text articles, we also provide exclusive mp3 audio files of original source interviews.

SAGE Journals

SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio includes more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 400 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.

Taylor and Francis Online Journals

Thousands of journal articles covering 30 broad subject areas.

Teaching Times

Teaching Times provides full text online access to the current issues and archives of 6 key teaching publications: School Leadership Today; Professional Development today; Creative Learning and Teaching; Every Child Journal; Every Child UPDATE; Learning Spaces; e-Learning UPDATE. There is also a Knowledge Bank of articles and Education Zones that contain news, updates and articles on different areas for the professional learning community.

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 (Gale)

First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.

UKPressOnline - South Eastern Gazette 1852-1912

UKPressOnline holds the archive of the South Eastern Gazette (1852- 1912). A major regional title covering much of the South-East of England from East Hampshire through Surrey and Sussex to South Essex and parts of London.

Web of Science

Web of Science: Three multi-disciplinary databases providing access to Table of Contents, abstracts and a limited number of full text articles. From 1981 onwards.

Web of Science Proceedings: Indexes the published literature of conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines in science and technology.
From 1990 onwards

Wiley Online Library

Wiley delivers integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals.

World Advertising Research Center (WARC)

WARC provides the largest single source of intelligence for the marketing, advertising, media and research communities worldwide, drawn from more than 40 international sources.


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