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Academic literature


Library Search

You can use Library Search to search for general academic resources.It is particularly useful for finding books and journals but you can also use it to find individual journal articles.

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Subject databases

The following academic databases are powerful tools which you can use to search across the literature for your subject area. The databases hold information about scholarly works, mostly journal articles and book chapters, and in many instances will link you through to a digital version of the full text. They will allow you to do a more in-depth and focused search compared to Library Search.

Key databases
Other useful databases

Key databases

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Major database of academic journals, books, and primary sources for humanities.

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Project Muse

Humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

Database research tutorial

Effective research with databases

A self-help tutorial on effective research with databases.

Understanding your resource list

Understanding your resource list

A self-help tutorial on understanding resource lists and planning your reading.

Looking beyond your reading list

Advice and a self-help tutorial on finding material beyond items recommended in your reading list.