Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database offering full text access to more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including more than 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Includes abstracts to more than 4,000 additional periodicals, plus some books, reports and conference proceedings.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Provides full text links to more than 200 journals and indexes many more. Particularly good for journalism and advertising.
ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations)
Provides circulation and distribution data for media such as newspapers and magazines, across the range of formats, in the UK and Ireland. Gives access to published ABC certificates for individual titles as well as a range of sector based reports. Our subscription also provides access to the Report Archive and historical data for individual titles, both go back to 2000.
Access to latest news, features, blogs, rights news, bestseller charts, profiles and blogs. First-time users will need to register in order to receive a password. Online full-text access to the Bookseller magazine is available via Business source complete for 2002 - 2011.
Sales statistics for the UK consumer book market.
PA Export Toolkit
A resource for publishers on the business of exporting. Includes Country Profiles, information on Book Fairs, and Resources and Insights. Continually updated.
Publishers Weekly Digital Archive
A trade publication for the US publishing industry. Includes industry news and book reviews as well as coverage of the British book trade. Digitised content from 1872 to 2021.
Business Source Complete
Management, economics, finance, accounting and business. Over 2000 full text journals, including The Bookseller and Publishers Weekly, plus abstracts only from over 540 journals. Also includes books, industry reports, country reports and company profiles.
An international news database of national and regional newspapers and trade and professional journals from 152 countries and in 22 languages. Companies/Markets section includes company profiles and share data.
UK company accounts. Covers material from the last 10 years.
Market research, retail intelligence, leisure intelligence.
Accounts and financial details for over 114 million companies worldwide.
Passport contains international country, consumer lifestyles, economic and market research reports from Euromonitor International.
A database from the World Advertising Research Center, it covers journals, news, case studies and data on advertising and marketing.
This legal database gives full-text access to UK national and regional newspapers including the Guardian, Independent,Times and Daily Telegraph. Click on Contents underneath the search box on the homepage, and choose Newspapers.
Hundreds of full text periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Covers a wide range of subjects and types of periodical.
17th-18th century newspaper collection. Includes newspapers and news pamphlets published in England, Ireland and Scotland together with a selection of titles from British colonies in the Americas and Asia.
The John Johnson Collection
Includes facsimile images of posters, handbills, pamphlets and broadsides from 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Coverage includes the booktrade and popular entertainment.
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers
Access to the full text of a wide variety of national and regional British newspapers from the 19th century.
Nineteenth century UK periodicals, series 1
Access to digital editions of nearly 100 periodicals, including many full runs, published between 1800 and 1900. Series 1 relates to new readerships and covers titles aimed at women and children as well as topics such as sport and leisure, humour and satire. The associated Topic Guide includes a chronology and useful essays on the relevant readership groups and subject themes.
The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)
The complete digital edition of both newspapers, 1791-2003, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations.
Times Digital Archive
The complete digital edition of The Times newspaper, 1785-2019, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations
Access to the complete run of US Vogue from 1892 to the most recent edition. Contains over 400,000 pages produced as high resolution full colour images. Searchable by, for example, designer, model, photographer, collection, garment or brand.
British Standards Online
This includes access to the full text of all current British Standards.
Early English books online
Digital facsimile page images of virtually every book published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works printed elsewhere in English from 1473 - 1700. This amounts to 97,905 works in their entirety with bibliographic records for a further 8,500.
Eighteenth century collections online
Digital images of nearly 200,000 books published in the eighteenth century.
Web of Science
This host service provides a single route to many of the key scientific databases subscribed to by Brookes. These are: the Web of Science Core Collection (including the Science Citation Index); MEDLINE; Biosis Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; and Journal Citation Reports. Databases can be searched individually or together and bibliographic records will link to any full-text content available via Full Text Finder.
This database provides an archive of full-text articles from a wide range of academic journals. JSTOR does not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old but is very useful for older journal articles
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
An illustrated collection of articles providing the life stories of over 50,000 people who have shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to those who died in recent years. Includes writers, publishers, editors and booksellers.
Covers a broad range of subjects including sociology, political theory, social anthropology. Covers material published since 1952. Also includes cited references for all journal articles indexed on the database since 2002.
UK data archive
The largest collection of digital data in the social sciences in the UK. Also houses a major collection of computerised historical material.