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The most frequently-used databases
British Humanities Index
This link opens in a new window"An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, BHI indexes over 320 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK."--Proquest website
This link opens in a new window250+ medical textbook titles published by Elsevier.
Users are required to create a personal profile to access content on the site. A personal profile also enables users to use Bookshelf (with highlighting, note-making, and bookmarking functionality), share notes/highlighting, and export notes to OneNote.
ClinicalKey Student Foundations is an innovative portfolio of eBooks, images and videos combined with interactive tools and analytics to support teaching and learning in UK medical programmes. In particular, the ability to create and share links to selected readings, videos and copyright cleared images allows academics to guide students through their required learning.
This link opens in a new windowScopus is a navigation tool covering the world's largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature as well as the research literature of the social sciences and humanities. Seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources make Scopus quick, easy and comprehensive. Compatible with IE8 or higher, Google Chrome and Firefox browsers
Web of Science
This link opens in a new windowThe Web of Science (citation indexes), published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences, social sciences and arts. It indexes major journals in these disciplines. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work. The search interface at this web site provides access to Science Citation Index,Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Access subscribed content by clicking "Guest Access" in the top right corner of the screen. (Note: the "Guest Access" link may be obscured by a cookies notification.) Then click "All accessible titles" from the vertical menu bar to view available titles.
African Books Collective (ABC) is an African-owned mission-based distribution outlet for books published independently in Africa. Cambridge users have access to the Biography and Memoir collections plus a small selection of additional titles.
Trial access until 5 April 2024 (5 simultaneous users)
This link opens in a new windowA reference and teaching platform that delivers interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. The content includes books, videos, spreadsheets, case studies, solution walkthroughs and tutorials.