This page contains a list of available web databases and resources. You may also wish to use Discover, the Web Catalogue, and the Subject Guides.

Forgotten your password? You can now reset your password here

Resource / Database Type / Notes

Academic Search Elite – Also available via Discover

Good for all subject areas. A good all round resource with backfiles to 1985.

Full Text Database

Art Source Database – Also available via Discover

Good for fashion, costume design, decorative arts, graphic arts, photography, fine arts, painting, architecture and sculpture. For use by designers, artists and college students.

Full Text Database

Business Source Elite – Also available via Discover

Good for business, management, human resource management and marketing

Full Text Database

CasWeb

Good 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.

Full Text Database

Computer Source – Also available via Discover

Good for computer science, programming, software, information systems, graphic design and animation.

Full Text Database

COPAC

Good for finding out what major research libraries have in stock.  Copac includes the catalogues of all the UK’s major national, university and specialist research libraries.

Web Link

Dawsonera – (E-Books) - Also available via Discover

Good for ebooks purchased by the College.  Accessing ebooks video

E-Book

Discover

A new way of cross searching the LRCs subscription resources, many of which are listed on this page.  So if you don’t know where to start your search, try searching this resource.

Full Text Database

E-Books for Further Education

Good for a range of different subjects and academic levels appropriate for Further Education.​Subjects include Health and Social Care, Construction, Engineering, Hospitality, Psychology and Business.​

E-Book

Ebsco E-Book Collection

Around 3700 ebooks for you to browse online or download.​​

Downloading Guide

E-Book

Education Source – Also available via Discover

Good for all aspects of education and teaching from early years to higher education. The definitive resource for education research. 1200 full text journals and 500 e-books.

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.

Full Text Database

ERIC

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

Espanol-Extra

Good for Spanish resources.  Online Spanish resources for teachers and learners.  Ask your Spanish tutor for the login details

Web Link

EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)

Good for finding university PhD theses. 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. A good tool for dissertations or extended projects.

Full Text Database

Gale Cengage's General Onefile

Good for all topics. Over 60 million magazine and journal articles. You can e-mail articles to yourself or print them off.

Full Text Database

Gale Cengage's Infotrac Fulltext Newspapers

Good for newspapers such as the Guardian, Times and Telegraph as well as tabloids and foreign press.

Full Text Database

Greenfile – Also available via Discover

Good for issues about global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

Full Text Database

Hairdressing Training

Good for hairdressing and includes interactive resources.

Full Text Database

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

Good for theatre, dance, music and the performing arts. Includes full text articles and e-books

Full Text Database

Issues Online – Onsite access only

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

Full Text Database

Journals Search

Good if you want to see if Doncaster College subscribe to a journal or to browse the contents of a particular electronic journal. These journals have been purchased by the College to support your courses. ​Click on the Find journals at the top the screen. You can then search or browse to see if the College holds at subscription to that title.

Full Text Database

JISCMediaHub

Good for finding video, documentary, TV news, photos and audio resources on an eclectic mix of inspirational topics.

Multimedia Database

Library and Information Science Absracts – Also available via Discover

Good for librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. Backfiles to mid-1960s. Not full-text.

In-Depth Searching Required

Literary Reference Centre – Also available via Discover

Good for English studies and drama. Contains plot summaries, poems, short stories, book reviews and classic texts plus biographical information about authors and their works.

Full Text Database

National Statistics

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

Web Link

Project Gutenberg (E-Books)

Good for English literature, social sciences, history and plays.  Over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

E-Book

Primal Pictures: Anatomy and Physiology Online

Good interactive and visual resource for health & social care, sports science and dance practice.

Multimedia Database

Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection – Also available via Discover

Good for psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, emotional and behavioural topics.

Full Text Database

Sage Journals

Full text journal articles from 1999-. Good for a range of topics including the social sciences. See this video​ for help accessing Sage journals off-site.

Full Text Database

SPORTDiscus – Also available via Discover

Good for sport and sports medicine, but also useful for dance and health studies. Full text for over 490 journals with backfiles to 1985.

Full Text Database

​UK Data Service – Formerly Economic & Social Data Service

Good for statistics and trends. Access to 5,000 datasets covering a wide range of key economic and social data. Select “Login by UK Federation”, select Doncaster College, then enter your College login. You will also need to register. This will entail activating a link sent to your email account.

Statistical Information

Vogue Archive – NEW - Currently available onsite only

Good for fashion and photography. 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

Westlaw

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

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

Zetoc

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