Databases

See below for an alphabetical list of the electronic databases, e-book collections, and e-journal collections to which the 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 copyright@brunel.ac.uk if you have any questions.

For more information on how to access the databases on-campus and off-campus 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 credentials with anyone.

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

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SAE Technical Papers

Technical papers published by the Society of Automotive Engineers are available from 1990 onwards in the SAE Digital Library (SAE DL). The new SAE DL references thousands of papers covering the latest advances and research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology. Chrome users may find that their browser prevents SAE DL from working and should switch to another browser if so.

NB: To search abstracts of papers published by external institutions you should deselect the default setting: "Limit to Full Text". Abstract records are indicated by the lack of a PDF icon within the results. If such a paper is not available in print format in the Library catalogue then it may be purchased from the Inter-Library Loan Service. See also the SAE Digital Library User Guide.

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Safari

Full text of 50 books within the information technology and computing subject area from the major IT publishing houses.

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Sage

Access to over 220 e-journals published in collections by Sage, with up to 59 years of backfiles where available. Access to another 189 e-journals from 1999 onwards for the titles not included in the collections. A multidisciplinary database, with particular emphasis on the social sciences.

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SAGE Knowledge: Business and Management Collection

SAGE Knowledge is a social science e-book platform where you will find a range of SAGE e-book and e-reference content. Access is provided only to the business and management collection (384 e-books, some titles are not included).

ScienceDirect

Offers access to the Elsevier digital library, covering over 1800 publications. Most are available in full text after 1995. The collection is updated daily.

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Scopus

Scopus is the largest ever bibliographic database and indexes over 20,000 titles from science, technology, medicine and the social sciences. This abstract only database is updated daily. Use Article Linker (AL - link to full text) to check for full text online sources.

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Shakespeare

An international database of Shakespeare on film, television and radio hosted by the British Universities Film & Video Council. It holds over 6,500 records dating from the 1890s to the present day.

SocINDEX with Full Text

This EBSCOhost research database provides access to full text content and abstracts from a comprehensive range of sociology journals, books, conferences and monographs.

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Sport and sporting injuries abstracts, from 1949 to date, also providing full text to more than 400 journals listed in the index.

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Springer Link

Full text of more than 1250 journals published by Springer-Verlag. Access includes most of the Springer Journal Archives up to 1996, and many current titles but, please note, more than 600 titles are excluded from our Springer journals package - these are indicated by a padlock symbol. Springer Link also provides access to Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and Lecture Notes in Mathematics and Springer Protocols (up to 2012 only, see description below) but not to any other e-book series (although we do hold some Springer books in the Library and some e-books on MyiLibrary and Dawsonera - these may be found on Summon).

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Springer Protocols

Springer Protocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, derived from primary content from 6 book series: mostly from Methods in Molecular Biology (907 volumes), and also from Methods in Biotechnology (24 volumes), Methods in Molecular Medicine (140 volumes), Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology (11 volumes), Neuromethods (70 volumes), 8 Springer Protocols Handbooks titles and 21 additional books not in a series.

Used primarily in the life sciences, these protocols provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments including aspects such as safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards. Each protocol is templated into four sections—Introduction, Materials, Methods, Notes.

JISC Collections has licensed Springer Protocols and this is now freely available to all UK universities until December 2017 -- this archive includes content published between 1980 until 2012

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Page last updated: Tuesday 21 October 2014