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.
Trying to find out a journal’s impact factor or identify the leading journals in your research area?
The JournalCitationReports (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.
Thinking 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!
The Westlaw database will provide you with access to thousands of high quality international legal journals. But they can be tricky to find! This short video will show you where to find and how to search Westlaw International.