This page contains an A-Z list of available databases you can search through to access e-resources including e-books and e-journals to support your studies. You’ll also find databases with news articles, full-text articles, videos, photos and much more in this list. You may also wish to use LRC SearchDiscover  and the Subject Guides to search for the resources you need.

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Resource / Database Type / Notes

Academic Search Premier – Also available via Discover - New!

A fantastic database of over 6,000 titles covering a huge range of subjects and formats including journals, ebooks, reports and proceedings.

There’s more than likely a great resource in here for you whatever you’re studying. From law, science, education, math, literature, health and nutrition, wildlife and nature, religion, politics, film and media, games development, civil engineering, history and so much more!

Full Text Database

Art & Architecture Source – Also available via Discover

A great database for art resources covering a variety of art forms from film, sculpture, fashion, textiles, ceramics etc. Over 900 titles to choose from, depending on what subject you’re studying.

This database also contains resources which cover art law, politics, art theory and art history. Good for fashion, costume design, decorative arts, graphic arts, photography, fine arts, painting, architecture and sculpture.

Full Text Database

Business Source Elite – Also available via Discover

A fantastic database of over 11,000 resources offering extensive coverage of the Business subject.

Good for business, management, human resource management and marketing. This database has tons of reports, journals and book series for you to take full advantage of.

Full Text Database


Helpful open source platform for statistics. It covers aggregate statistical information from the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 UK Censuses.

Statistical Information

Cochrane Library

Good for medicine and health topics including sports medicine and psychological aspects of medicine and healthcare. The gold standard in evidence-based health care.

Web Link

Construction Training – New

Construction resources from JISC, including videos, guides and learning and assessment activities. These resources cover various subjects relating to the construction world across levels 2 and 3.

Full Text Database


Discover is a great way to start your research if you’re unsure of which database to use as most of our resources are listed here.

Using this platform will mean that you can cross reference resources from all different databases to find the best ones for your research and subject area.

Full Text Database

E-Books for Further Education - ProQuest

A database of over 400 ebooks covering a range of different subjects and academic levels with a focus on resources appropriate for Further Education.​ Subjects include health and social care, construction, engineering, hospitality, psychology and business.​​


Ebsco E-Book Collection – Also available via Discover - More Resources Available Now!

Almost 12,000 ebooks are available to you on the Ebsco Ebook platform! Covering an extensive list of subject areas and a platform which is easy to navigate and view ebooks.

Should you want to download any of these titles to access on your device later you can do so.

You can learn how to download using the guide here: Downloading Guide


Education Source – Also available via Discover

Almost 3,000 titles to access on the subject of Education. These database plays host to journals, ebooks and reports on areas such as Adult learning, child development, learning innovation and activities, distance learning, library education and resources, education theory and so much more.

A brilliant starting point for anyone wanting to research the subject area of education specifically.

Full Text Database

Emerald – Also available via Discover

Good for business, management, marketing, economics, quality management, leadership and human resource management. Over 25,000 full text articles plus an archive to 1994.

Emerald have updated their platform and have a great new look! Search for your resource using the search bar or click on the word “products” in the top right-hand corner of the screen to search individual databases we have purchased for you.

Full Text Database

Engineering Source – Also available via Discover - New

The Engineering Source database has over 1,600 journals relating to mechanical, civil and electronic engineering. As well as science and technology, computer science and artificial intelligence. This database also holds journals on the topics of aviation, astrophysics and robotics. There’s even more topics and subjects covered in this database all about engineering!

Full Text Database

Environment Complete – Also available via Discover - New

Environment Complete is a our new database full of journals and articles relating to natural sciences, wildlife, zoology, conservation, agriculture, biotechnology and botany.

There’s over 1,300 journals in this database covering a huge range of topics relating to sustainability of of the environment and food production and anything relating to the environment.

Full Text Database


Good for finding out what educational resources exist.  This is an index not a fulltext database.  Once you have found something you will probably need to request an Inter-Library Loan or discuss options at your LRC enquiry point.

In-Depth Searching Required

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)

Free research tool you can use to find virtually any doctoral research awarded by all UK universities. EThOS has over 450,000 theses listed and available for you to search. They are free to download once you have signed up to the terms & conditions of the service. Just click on pricing/delivery to see the options. Alternatively you can just browse the site to see what is available. Very helpful for dissertations and other academic projects. Access onsite and offsite just by clicking the link and signing in with the information you registered with.

Full Text Database

Gale FE News, Business and Reference Resources – New!

Gale is a great business resource where you can access more than 51,000 resources from journals, newspaper articles and newpaper archives.

Use the Power Search to search through the following databases; Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

You can also search the Business Insights Global platform for specific resources such as business global data sets and international economic, company and industry information.

If you’re just interested in looking for newspaper articles and archives then the Gale Primary Sources platform is the best one for you to use. It hosts access to newspapers such as the Times, the Independent, the Economist and the Financial Times archives.

Full Text Database

Greenfile – Also available via Discover

29 years worth of academic journals, books, book reviews, reports and magazines on the subject of environmental issues such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

Over 26,000 resources available to you right here!

Full Text Database

Hairdressing Training

Interactive resources and videos on hairdressing and barbering available on and off site. Step-by-step guidance videos, self-evaluation tests, worksheets and guides are available here relating to a collection of styles and techniques.

Full Text Database

Hospitality and Tourism Complete – Also available via Discover - New

Almost 500 journals are available here reporting on the Hospitality and Tourism sector. These journals provide insight into airlines, food service, hospitality management and travel information on a global scale.

You may find the country profiles very interesting and helpful for your studies as they look into international countries individually.

Full Text Database

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance – Full Text - also available via Discover

Hundreds of books and journals for you to search in this database, giving you access to thousands of articles and reviews from an extensive back file including current publications as well. Specifically catering to subject areas of theatre, dance, music and the performing arts.

Full Text Database

Issues Online – Onsite Only

Good for topical information and statistics. Covers anything from binge drinking and refugees, to vegetarianism, sport and abortion.

Please click the Login button once to access the colleges subscription.

Full Text Database

JISC Library Hub (previously COPAC) – Open access resource - New

JISC Library Hub allows you to search for resources from 110 UK academic and research libraries  and more being added in the future!

It’s a brilliant open access resource which means there’s no signing in involved.

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The JISC MediaHub provides you with access to various creative media outlets, including; video, documentary, TV news, photos and audio resources on an eclectic mix of inspirational topics.

Multimedia Database

Journals Search

A great search platform for you to discover what e-journals we subscribe to all in one place. These journals have been purchased by the College to specifically support your courses and subject areas.

You can click on the Find journals at the top the screen or browse by subject area by using the limiters at the bottom of the page.

Full Text Database

Leisure Management – New!

The Leisure Management website offers free access to the latest UK and world news on the Leisure business. You can sign up to receive free digital copies of the following magazines; Sports Management, Attractions Management, Spa Business, HCM (Health Club Management), Leisure Management, Leisure Opportunities and CLAD Mag (architecture and design).

It’s also a great page to use to find Leisure industry job opportunities!

Web Link

Library and Information Science Absracts – Also available via Discover

Fantastic resource for librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. Backfiles to mid-1960s.

Includes thousands of academic journal articles, reviews and trade publication articles.

In-Depth Searching Required

Literary Reference Centre – Also available via Discover

A brilliant resource for English studies and drama.

This database contains plot summaries, poems, short stories, book reviews and classic texts plus biographical information about authors and their works.

Full Text Database

Mark Allen Healthcare Journal – New!

Access to peer-reviewed content from the following journals:

British Journal of Community Nursing
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing
British Journal of Nursing
International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Nursing & Residential Care
British Journal of Midwifery
Dental Nursing
International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation
Journal of Paramedic Practice

Full Text Database

MarketLine – New!

MarketLine is a fantastic resource for business statistics, case studies and analytical reports. This database allows you access to thousands of these resources over a range of subject areas including: aerospace and defense, agriculture and forestry, automotive, construction, financial and business services, IT and telecoms, retail and food services as well as travel and tourism.

Full Text Database

National Statistics

Good for UK statistics online. Covers all official UK statistics and trends.

Web Link

Primal Pictures: Anatomy and Physiology Online

Primal Pictures in an interactive 3D Anatomy online Resource.

Basically, you can explore the body, muscles, nervous system, skeletal system, metabolism, respiration system and so much more with interactive 3D displays you can alter and change to learn about different stages and layers of the bodies functions and cells. There are quizzes, case studies and learning objectives on every section to help you learn and build on your revision and research.

This really is an excellent resource for health & social care, sports science and dance practice. Be sure to take a look!

Multimedia Database

Project Gutenberg (E-Books)

Access to over 58,000 free ebooks on an open access website where you also have the option to download resources or read online. Fantastic collection of ebooks to support subjects such as English literature, social sciences, history and plays for Dance and performance.

Choose between downloading an ebook to your PC,  Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Save it to your Google Drive, OneDrive or DropBox. You can choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats to download or view the publication with pictures or just the text.


Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection – Also available via Discover

Browse over 400 journals in this database and thousands or articles around the subject areas of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology as well as emotional and behavioural topics.

Additionally, Emerald’s health and social resources may be of interest to you too.

Full Text Database

Sage Journals

The Sage journals platform offers you access to over 1000 journals covering subject areas such as Engineering, social sciences, biomedical sciences, humanities, criminology, Environment and Health.

You can browse by discipline, A-Z of journals titles or search for a specific journal you’re interested in.

Full Text Database

SPORTDiscus – Also available via Discover

A brilliant resource for studying rehabilitation, addiction, sport business, sport medicine, coaching, nutrition as well as all kinds of sports.

This database provides you with approximately 800 full text resources with back files from 1985 in various formats from journals, magazines, ebooks and newspapers covering a huge range of topics around sport.

Full Text Database

Staff Toolkit – Created by the Academic Services team

Within this site, staff will be able to find guides for using various services within Doncaster College and University Centre, as well as picking up various different tips and tricks to do with digital applications for teaching and learning.

Web Link

Student Toolkit – Created by the Academic Services Team

The Student Toolkit is a place where you can find information all about your LRC, Academic Services support, IT support, borrowing resources as well as so much more!

We wanted to create a single place for you to access all of this information no matter where you are and what time you need the information.

Web Link

Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Online offers full text access to decades worth of articles and journals which cover a range of topics such as; dance, counselling, economics, fashion, policing, sports and many more.

Complete a keyword search or select a specialist subject to browse on the website to find helpful resources.

Full Text Database

​UK Data Service – Formerly Economic & Social Data Service

Good for statistics and trends. Access to 5,000 data sets covering a wide range of key economic and social data.

Select “Login” button at the top of the page then start to type “Doncaster College” and it will appear in the drop down. Click on it and then you will be prompted to register your details for access. This will entail activating a link sent to your email account.

Statistical Information

VLE Books


Vogue Archive – Onsite only

Helpful resource for fashion and photography subject areas. Covers American Vogue, from 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included.

The archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers.

Visual Database


Good for law and criminolo​gy. Covers cases, legislation, legal news, current awareness updates and fulltext articles. ​

Please fill in your name and college email to continue to the resources.

Full Text Database

WGSN – Now available onsite and offsite

Good for fashion trends, branding and photography.

This is the leading fashion trends database. The new link makes WGSN available offsite too. Please note that every 90 days you will need to re-activate your account from a College computer.

Visual Database


Good tool for dissertations and tracking references. Lists the contents of the 20,000 journals held by the British Library. Not full-text.

In-Depth Searching Required