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Databases can help you to trace journal articles and other publications on topics, authors and literary works. Follow the links below to connect to useful databases and log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
LibrarySearch » is a good place to start. Use it to search for a topic and find books, articles and other resources. Just type your keywords or a phrase in the search box. At the results screen, use the filter options on the left to limit your search to articles. Check this quick guide Using LibrarySearch to find journal articles on a topic (PDF) NB LibrarySearch doesn’t cover all of our e-resources. We recommend using a database for more in-depth research.
Finding journal articles guide (PDF) » Includes tips on how to search databases effectively.
Literature search plan (Word) » Designed to help you plan your search - download a copy and add your own notes.
You are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for 1-to-1 help.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
gives you access to thousands of recorded
radio and TV programmes
including films from an online archive. You can also record programmes, create clips and playlists. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.
First-time users have to register. You can search for programmes or look for playlists and create your own.
Digital image databases:
Books from 1450-1900
Periodicals from the 19th Century
Current news sources:
Historical news sources:
English Literature students and those doing Creative Writing may also be interested in looking at our list of
Databases for Publishing