Oxford Brookes International staff

  • You are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian Joanna Cooksey for advice on Library resources and services to support your students, teaching and research. She can help with:

    • Advising new staff on what's available through Brookes Library
    • Providing Library materials - books, journals and e-resources for your students.
    • Resources and services to help you with your own research and keeping up-to-date in your field.
    • Using e-resources such as e-journals and databases.
    • Advice on referencing and EndNote.

    The Library Web site has sections aimed specifically at researchers and staff which may be useful for you:

    Library services for researchers contains information about keeping up to date, document delivery, using other libraries and other topics.

    Library services for staff includes advice on supporting your students and using the Library's scanning service to provide reading materials via Moodle.

    Useful databases and web sites

    Key databases:

    • Communication & Mass Media Complete is a database which contains references to thousands of journal articles in the fields of Human Communications and Media Studies, including Languages and Linguistics. The database also provides full-text articles from more than 200 journal titles.
    • MLA International Bibliography International Bibliography covers the fields of language & linguistics, the theory & practice of teaching language, literature and other subjects. The database covers from 1926 to date and is international in scope.

    Other useful databases:

    • Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary database offering full text access to more than 5,300 journals, including more than 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. It also has abstracts from more than 4,000 additional periodicals, plus some books, reports and conference proceedings.
    • ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) Covers applied social sciences from international journals.
    • British Education Index British education and training.
    • Emerald Fulltext Web database giving full text education and training journals.
    • ERIC International education and related subjects, with an emphasis on the US.
    • IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences International social sciences including sociology and politics.
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland - lists theses accepted for higher degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland.
    • JSTOR This database provides an archive of full-text articles from a range of academic journals. Note that most journals covered do not give access to issues which are less than 3-5 years old.
    • OED (Oxford English Dictionary) Full text Web version of the dictionary.
    • Oxford Reference Online Gives access to full text material from a collection of Oxford University Press reference books, including English and foreign language dictionaries.
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
      This is a comprehensive listing of all UK higher degree theses.
    • PsycINFO - a broad based Psychology database,coverage includes abstracts of books, journal articles and dissertations
    • Sociological Abstracts - a key source for Social Science topics . This covers a wide range of international sociological journals and other sources going back to 1952. It also includes cited references for all journal articles indexed on the database since 2002.
    • Web of Science Consists of the 3 Citation Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-); Social Science Citation Index (1970-) and Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-). The database covers a wide range of sources and is updated weekly. Abstracts are included for many records. Web of Science is a particularly useful source for finding out about previous research in your subject area and for keeping up to date with current research.
    • Zetoc British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). Covers current journals and conference proceedings in most subjects. It covers material published since 1983 and is updated daily. You can also join the ZETOC Alert service to receive details of when journal details in your subject area are added to the database.

    Web sites