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You can use our large collection of online books (some of which are included in your reading list), by searching these two key collections. These and other other online resources can also be found using our discovery tools, WebCat and DelphiS.
eBook Central is an electronic platform that offers library users access to a large number of e-books (electronic books) areas covered include social sciences, medicine, science, and language and literature. Pearson have made changes to DRM policies, click below for more information.
Changes to permissions for Pearson ebooks on the Ebook Central platform.
As of 13th May 2021, Pearson has instructed ProQuest to reinstate the 5% print, copy, paste limits on all Pearson textbooks purchased since November 2020. Pearson has agreed with ProQuest to reinstate the 5% DRM limits with immediate effect. This will ensure that Pearson texts purchased since November 2020 will be available with copy/print/paste capabilities; any titles purchased before that date retain the original 5% DRM limits.
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A collection for academic books with over 60,000 titles covering a wide range of subjects.
Full-text online journals
Searching key online journal collections individually can be a useful starting point for essays and assignments in Years 1 and 2 particularly, We have full text access to most of the content given in the three databases given here.
Reports new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching. Full text available from 1975 - present day. LNCS also includes the sub-series LNAI (in Artificial Intelligence) and LNBI (in Bio-informatics).
Full text access to the Association of Computing Machineries journals and conferences - this includes all current content and in many cases a full backfile (to the 1950s in some cases).
These databases allow you to do a thorough search of articles that are being published throughout the world. They are very important for projects and dissertations. A more complete list can be found on your subject guide.
Compendex is a large and interdisciplinary engineering information database with coverage from 1969. Geobase covers climatology, energy, environment, and hydrology with coverage from 1973. Inspec is a subject-specific and interdisciplinary research database in the fields of engineering, physics and computer science. Further Information
A leading database in the fields of physics, electronics and electrical engineering, computers and control, and information technology. It contains abstracts of articles from over 3000 journals, as well as conference proceedings, books, technical reports and dissertations. Coverage: 1966 to date. Further information
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Provides references, and in many cases abstracts, for peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present). Also provides citation data and references to books and conference papers. Click on the Full Text Finder links to check for full-text.
Previously called the Web of Knowledge. Provides access to a number of databases including Web of Science Core Collection (covering engineering, science, health, social science, humanities, etc.), BIOSIS (biological & biomedical science) and Inspec (physics, computing, electrical & electronic engineering, etc.). Select 'All Databases’ to search multiple databases simultaneously or choose an individual database.