Trial access to thousands of additional journal articles

We currently have a trial of Proquest Central (a multidisciplinary, full-text database) until 20 May 2017 which provides access to thousands of additional journal articles.

You can access Proquest Central direct from the A-Z list of databases or via Discovery.  When you search Discovery you will also be searching Proquest Central and will see links to full-text content from Discovery records.


Please note: there is a problem with the survey form available from Discovery at the moment, we are working to resolve this.

We already receive access to some key full text databases from Proquest; the trial will provide additional access to the following databases:

  • ProQuest European Business™
  • ABI/INFORM Collection
  • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
  • Asian & European Business Collection
  • Business Market Research Collection
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)
  • Snapshots Series (market reports set)
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete™
  • ProQuest Health Management
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
  • ProQuest Family Health
  • Pharmaceutical News Index®
  • ProQuest Career & Technical Education™
  • ProQuest Research Library™
  • ProQuest Psychology Journals
  • ProQuest Religion™
  • ProQuest Newsstand
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
  • OxResearch reports from Oxford Analytica
  • Hoovers Company Records





200 Years of The Times

Access to the Times Digital Archive Online is available from the Library via a consortial deal.  You can access from the A-Z list of databases or a direct link is here.

First published in 1785, The Times of London is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication and widely considered to be the world’s ‘newspaper of record’. The Times Digital Archive is an online full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785 onwards.


Oxford’s dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish

OLDO panel 1We have an excellent new resource fresh for the new academic year –  Oxford’s enhanced and updated, top-of-the-range online bilingual dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish.  Access is available from the A-Z list of databases or a direct link is here.

As well as everything you would expect, the dictionaries are packed full of additional content and features.

Content and features include:

  • Entries and definitions
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Accessible across all mobile devices
  • Full example sentences showing words in use
  • Audio pronunciations for US and British English definitions
  • Guidelines to writing in everyday situations, from applying for a job to general correspondence
  • Updated four times a year
  • Resources to support your learning and to help with translation

Please let us know what you think of this new resource, email our Library Enquiry Service

International Welcome

We really enjoyed attending the International Welcome and meeting so many new students. We provided freebies, leaflets and sweets and answered lots of questions about our IT and Library facilities.  Kirsty and Catherine (Academic Support and Liaison Librarians) and Keith (Desktop Support Specialist) attended.  Below is our stall all set up and ready for the students arriving after the presentations in the auditorium.


Summer School Library Orienteers

Summer School students took part in a range of activities in the Library.  Our favourite was the Library orienteering!

Library Orienteers

Library orienteers

Using the clues to navigate


Stamping the sheet

stampimg the sheet

A completed sheet

completed sheet

Success and a well deserved goody bag!

collecting goody bags

Goody bags contained a few essential to help students get started with their studies (notepads, post-its, pens and chocolate!)

goody bags contents

Students also took part in an online exercise to help them navigate our online resources and services.

library quiz 2

library quiz

Other sessions delivered by Information Services were Referencing and Using Sources and Academic Writing.


Information Services Quiz Winner (2)!

We were delighted to host a visit from the 2nd cohort of pre-sessional students to help them find out more information about the  library and IT resources and services they will use in their studies.  This was followed by a quiz with one lucky winner chosen from the correct entries.  Congratulations Yaifa!


Information Services Quiz Winner!

We were delighted to host a visit from the pre-sessional students to help them find out more information about the  library and IT resources and services they will use in their studies.  This was followed by a quiz with one lucky winner chosen from the correct entries.  Well done Christina!

quiz winner

Nexis: Global news and business research service

Nexis: Global news and business research service

We have a new subscription to Nexis (replacing the previous subscription to Factiva). nexis screenshot

Nexis is Ideal for lecturers and students specialising in: Business, Management, Politics, Linguistics, Languages, Social Sciences and more. It provides full text access to UK and international newspapers and trade press, with foreign language news sources in over 26 languages and also:

  • Full text access to The Financial Times (30 day embargo)
    • Company and industry information from Extel Cards, Hoover’s profiles, ICC Financial Analysis Reports and Worldscope.
    • Company Dossier
    • Economic and political profiles for countries.
    • Biographical information including Debrett’s People of Today and Who’s Who

Nexis is available from the A-Z list of databases.

More Online Journals

We have expanded our provision of full-text journals from the Proquest databases and now have access to the following:screenshot of proquest

  • ProQuest SciTech Collection
    • Research literature in science, technology and engineering
    • 5,600 full-text titles
    • 1,700 full-text environmental impact statements
  • ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
    • Comprehensive bundle of full text and A&I social sciences literature
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
    • 640 full-text titles
  • ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection
    • Collection of A&I databases and journals in full-text
    • 400 full-text titles

Proquest databases are listed in the A-Z list of databases.

Vision Quiz Winners (Edinburgh Campus Library)

Congratulations to our 3 vision quiz winners who each receive a £20 cinema gift card, answers to the quiz are available from our previous post.  Well done to all who took part.




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