See below for an alphabetical list of the databases, e-book and e-journal collections to which Brunel Library subscribes. Access to these e-resources is restricted to the students and staff of Brunel University London for licensing and technical reasons. Some licence agreements may exclude access to databases and their contents from certain countries. It is your responsibility to comply with the terms and conditions of the relevant licence agreements - for more information see the copyright web page on databases - contact if you have any questions.

For more information on how to access the databases see the e-Library web page. A small number of e-resources require a unique username and password instead. These are given on the password page on our intranet. Please do not share your credentials with anyone as you may be held responsible for any infringements.

To help you locate certain types of resource these guides may be helpful:

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Datastream provides access to company, economic and financial data from around the world, over many years. It is available on two bookable PCs in the data rooms on the ground floor of the Library; if you wish to use Datastream then you must first book a room. No off campus access is available for this database. Datastream is a complex database and all users will require an introductory training session before using it. If you require access to this database and training has not been arranged through your school, please contact your Subject Librarian.


There are over 1,000 ebook titles in the Dawsonera collection covering a wide range of subjects. They can be read online or downloaded for a short loan. Many of them are titles that have been included on reading lists. We recommend that you check if Adobe Reader is set to open content inside the browser so that you can read online. See the Dawsonera help page and LibAnswers for guidance if the ebook does not open correctly. Please note that Dawsonera uses digital rights management (DRM) software: you are advised to ensure you are using at least version 4.0.1 of Adobe Digital Editions when you read an e-book on your computer or portable device..

Drama Online

Drama Online provides access to over 650 full-text plays by both new writers as well as established names in playwriting history. Search by playwright, genre or time period. Additional tools include ‘Character Grids’ showing which characters appear in what scenes and which lines they speak. This newly launched site contains primary and secondary content. The collection features the pre-eminent theatre lists of Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare and Faber and Faber as well as production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and will be continually updated.

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Page last updated: Wednesday 10 May 2017