Databases and eresources

Within the Library, all members have access to our wide range of eresources specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Access to these resources is also available for many members outside of the physical Library.

If you have a problem connecting to a database, please send an email and we will do our best to rectify the issue as quickly as possible.

An A to Z list with links going direct to the electronic resource:

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17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Full Text
19th Century British Library Newspapers Full Text
19th Century British Pamphlets Full Text
19th Century collections online, British Theatre, Music, and Literature Full Text
19th Century UK Periodicals Full Text
ABI/INFORM Archive Complete Full Text
ABI/INFORM Global Full Text
Academic Search Complete Full Text
America: History and Life Bibliographic
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Bibliographic
Anthropological index to current periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library Bibliographic
Arts and humanities citation index Bibliographic
ARTstor Full Text
ATLA religion database Bibliographic
Base (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Full Text
BFI Film & TV Database Onsite access only
BIAB: British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography Bibliographic
Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft Bibliographic
Bibliography of British and Irish History Bibliographic
Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation Bibliographic
Bibliography of the history of art : BHA Bibliographic
British Library Archival Sound Recordings  Onsite access only: please ask to be logged on
British Library integrated catalogue Bibliographic
BNB: British National Bibliography Bibliographic
OLIS : Oxford libraries information system Bibliographic
British Cartoon Archive Full Text
British History Online Full Text (onsite only)
British Periodicals Full Text
Business Source Premier Full Text
Casetrack Full Text
Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts, 1450-1700 Bibliographic
Catalogue of printed music in the British Library plus Bibliographic
Cineteca virtual
Connected Histories Bibliographic
COPAC (CURL online catalogues) Bibliographic
Current Geographical Publications Bibliographic
Dictionary of Old English A-G Dictionary
Dictionary of Old English Corpus Bibliographic
Dictionnaire étymologique de l’ancien français Dictionary
Dissertations and Theses Bibliographic
Drama Online Full Text and bibliographic
EBSCOhost research database Full Text and bibliographic
ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online Full Text
EEB: Early European Books Full Text
EEBO: Early English Books Online Full Text
Electronic Enlightenment Full Text
England’s immigrants
English Poetry Full-Text Database Full Text
ESTC: the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC, WING, Pollard & Redgrave etc.) Bibliographic
Film & Sound Online (now JISC Mediahub)  Direct access: onsite only
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports 1974-1996 Full Text
Gallica Full Text
Genesis Bibliographic
Global commodities Full Text
Google scholar Bibliographic and full text
Handbook of Latin American Studies Bibliographic
Hansard Parliamentary debates 1803-2005 Full Text
HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index Bibliographic
HeinOnline Full Text
Heritage of the printed book database (HPB) Bibliographic (onsite only)
Historical Abstracts Bibliographic
Historical Directories Full Text
History of Parliament : British political, social and local history Full Text
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth century Full Text
In Principio Bibliographic
Incunabula Short Title Catalogue Bibliographic
Index to foreign legal periodicals Bibliographic
Index to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers for 1801-1995 Bibliographic (onsite only)
Index to current House of Commons parliamentary papers on CD-ROM Bibliographic (onsite only)
Index to Theses of the British Isles now on ProQuest Dissertations and theses – UK and Ireland Bibliographic
Index Translationum Bibliographic
IngentaConnect Bibliographic and full text
International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) Full Text Full Text
International Index to Music periodicals Bibliographic
International Medieval Bibliography Online Bibliographic
ISI web of knowledge Bibliographic
JISC Historical Texts Full Text
JISC MediaHub (formerly Film & Sound Online)   (onsite only, use direct access)
John Johnson Collection Full Text
JSTOR: Scholarly Journals online (full text) Full Text
JustCite Bibliographic. Full text links to other resources (onsite only) Full Text
Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Full Text
Latin American newsletters Full Text
Legal journals index Bibliographic (onsite only)
Lexicons of Early Modern English Dictionary
Lexis®Library Full Text
Library of Latin Texts Full Text
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Bibliographic
Literary Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia (onsite only)
London’s past online, now part of Bibliography of British and Irish History Bibliographic
Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 Full Text
Manuscripts online Full Text
MLA International Bibliography and Periodicals Directory Bibliographic
Monastic Matrix Bibliographic
MyiLibrary Full Text (eBooks)
Nineteenth Century collections online, British Theatre, Music, and Literature Full Text
OAPEN library Full Text
OFFSTATS Official Statistics on the Web
OLIS Oxford libraries information system 
Online geographical bibliography see Current Geographical Publications Bibliographic
Oxford Art Online Encyclopaedia
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Encyclopaedia
Oxford English Dictionary Online Dictionary
Oxford Music Online Encyclopaedia
Oxford Text Archive Full Text
Parker Library on the web Full Text
Parliamentary debates (Hansard).House of Commons. Official report Full Text
Periodicals Archive Online Full Text
Periodicals Index Online Bibliographic
PERSEE (Portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales) Full Text
Philosophers Index Bibliographic
PhilPapers Full Text
PILOTS database Bibliographic
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) Full Text
ProQuest Full Text and bibliographic
Project Gutenberg Full Text
Proceedings of the Old Bailey Full Text
Proquest UK Newsstand Full Text
PsycARTICLES Full Text
PsycBOOKS Full Text
PsycEXTRA Full Text
PsycINFO: Psychological Abstracts 1887- Online Bibliographic and full text
Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 Full Text
Renaissance Cultural Crossroads Bibliographic
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals 1800 to the present. Bibliographic (onsite only)
Reviews in history Full Text
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Bibliographic
Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy online Encyclopaedia
Royal Historical Society bibliography of British and Irish history (Now Bibliography of British and Irish History ) Bibliographic
Scientific electronic library online : SciELO Full Text
Screenonline (Onsite only)
Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta. Full Text
Slavery, abolition and social justice 1490 – 2007 Full Text
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) Bibliographic
Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy Encyclopaedia
Trans-Atlantic slave trade database
Thesaurus of Old English Dictionary
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 Full Text
UK data service
Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) Bibliographic
Victorian Database Online Bibliographic
Victorian Popular Culture Full Text
Vogue Archive Full Text
Web of Science Bibliographic
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Full Text (selective)
Westlaw UK Full Text (Staff and Students of the University onsite only – ask library staff)
Who’s Who 1897-1996 Directory (onsite only)
World databank
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online Bibliographic
Zetoc: British Library Electronic Table of Contents Bibliographic

Eprints and ejournals

Find journals using the Senate House Libraries Serials Catalogue. Search for specific eJournal titles using the Serials Catalogue. Use the eresources and ejournals Catalogue for your keyword and subject searches.

General electronic resources for finding full-text articles and article citations include Academic Search Complete, and Web of Knowledge /Science. Back runs of journals can be searched on JSTOR or the Periodicals Archive Online. For subject specific electronic resources check the relevant research collection:

Many eJournal resources such as JSTOR are available off-site to Senate House Library users.

Further information

Please visit the Circulation Desk, email or get in touch with a Research Librarian.

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