New library databases for 2009


Several new databases are now available for 2009, and there are some platform changes and changes to fulltext coverage in some databases.

You can access databases through the Library databases directory or the Library catalogue.

If you need help finding or using any of the Library databases, visit the Library helpdesk.

New databases:

Package changes:

  • The Emerald Fulltext ejournal package has been upgraded to 150 titles from 111. Emerald’s emphasis is on business and management topics.
  • The JSTOR Arts & Sciences V and VI collections have been added to the existing Arts & Sciences I-IV collections.
  • The Library no longer subscribes to the complete Taylor and Francis journal collection. The Science, Technology and Medicine package is no longer available, while the Social Sciences & Humanities package has been retained.
  • Wiley’s Earth & Environmental Sciences journal backfile is now available via Wiley InterScience. The backfile includes extensive back issues for 28 journals.

Platform changes:

Databases currently on trial:

  • EBSCO’s Historical Abstracts (on trial for all of 2009)
  • The company information databases Oriana and Osiris, from Bureau van Dyk (on trial until 12 August)
  • Research Starters-Business (EBSCO) – a database of articles written by experts as a starting point for undergraduate student research (on trial until 30 June).