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Research databases

Databases can really enhance your research. Types of databases include: 

  • Subject indexes/bibliographies (scholarship on your area of research)
  • Newspapers and periodicals (press coverage of an event, current and past)
  • Dictionaries 

Useful databases for Translation are listed below. Click the "information" icon for more information about each database.

If you need guidance on using databases, please get in touch with me:


Bibliographies or subject indexes allow you to do in depth literature reviews, and are particularly useful for dissertation research. For help using bibliographic databases, take a look at this tutorial.


Core databases

Other useful resources

Current news sources


Tutorial: using databases

This interactive tutorial guides you through the process of using databases optimally to find information on your topic.

Using the Translation Studies Bibliography database

Accessing The Economist and Financial Times online