Archives hub

Archives bring history to life. They help shape national, communal and individual identity and they provide a stimulating environment for academic and personal research.  The information contained in archives can be extremely useful for all types of research project.

With thousands of descriptions from over 180 UK archives, the Archives Hub is an ideal starting-point for any kind of research.  The hub provides an easy way to search many of the UK’s rich and varied archive holdings, and you can use the Hub to find resources for study and research at all levels.

Covers Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences and Science and Technology.

American Studies Special Collection at Ulster

The Jordanstown Learning Resource Centre holds a number of important microfilm collections of particular interest to researchers in American Studies.  They  include Radical Periodicals in the United States 1890-1960 , American Studies Collection of Reprints of Periodicals , American Studies Sets and Series Collection and more.   Contact Joanne in the Jordanstown LRC to find out more about how to access the collection.

Journal Citation Reports


Trying to find out a journal’s impact factor or identify the leading journals in your research area?  

The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data taken from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals.  You can access the JCR from the library databases list in Portal. 

Watch this short video produced by your Subject Librarians to find out how to use the JCR.

Ethos: Online Theses Service from the British Library

ethosbannerThinking about your dissertation topic may encourage you to take a look at examples of other theses. You can get full text access to a large range of UK doctoral theses from EthOS – the new initiative from the British Library. Register for the service; search the database of available dissertations; add the items you need to your basket and, as long as you choose the Download option, they are free!