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Accessing specialist databases

  1. 1. Study https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library Accessing Specialist Databases
  2. 2. The library subscribes to a range of databases which can be accessed from MyLibrary. These resources allow access to a varied range of information and services including: •Subject specific journal databases i.e. collections of journals, but often including other types of information such as book chapters, conference papers and research papers in a particular subject area e.g. SPORTDiscus (sport and exercise science), Science Direct (Science) or IEEE Xplore (computing and engineering) •Specialist/Themed information e.g. WGSN Lifestyle and Interiors (trends, forecasting, news, inspiration) and Mintel (business, industry and marketing information) •Specific information types such as British Standards Online (Standards), Global Newsstream (newspapers) and Box of Broadcasts (TV and radio programmes) •Individual resources such as Britannica Online (encyclopedia) •Training/skills/alert services such as LinkedIn Learning (video tutorials), Cite Them Right Online (referencing) and Zetoc Alert (current awareness). Specialist databases
  3. 3. Access specialist databases Access via myUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Databases Choose ‘Databases’ from the list.
  4. 4. You will now see a list of databases This is an alphabetical list of all the databases that we subscribe to.
  5. 5. . To see a list of subject specific databases…. ….click on the drop-down menu and select a subject such as Computing, Maths and Engineering or Law and Politics… . ….and a list of relevant databases will be displayed for the chosen subject area. Just click on the title to open the database.
  6. 6. If you know which database you want…. ….click on the relevant letter i.e. the 1st letter of the name of the database that you want to use e.g. ‘S’ for Science Direct. Click on the title of the database that you want to use. The database will open and you can start using it.
  7. 7. Need further help? Your Librarian is: Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/VanessaHill April 2021 Troubleshooting: Accessing full text off campus http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/accessingelectronicresources

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