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 Discover, the Web Catalogue, and the Subject Guides to search for the resources you need.
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Academic Search Elite – Also available via Discover
Good for all subject areas. A good all round resource with backfiles to 1985.
Art & Architecture Source – 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.
Business Source Elite – Also available via Discover
Good for business, management, human resource management and marketing
Good for statistics. It covers aggregate statistical information from the 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001 UK Censuses.
Citizen Maths is a free online course which aims to help anyone who would like to gain more confidence with their maths skills. No matter what age you are you can participate and improve your employability skills. Whether you’re brushing up on your maths or re-sitting an exam, this online course could benefit you.
Good for medicine and health topics including sports medicine and psychological aspects of medicine and healthcare. The gold standard in evidence-based health care.
We are aware of an issue our authentication providers are currently experiencing with Cochrane Library. You may see an error message from Open Athens when trying to access this link. If you do, please select the link in the error message to continue to the Cochrane Library website.
Computer Source – Also available via Discover
Good for computer science, programming, software, information systems, graphic design and animation.
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.
Dawsonera – (E-Books) - Also available via Discover
Good for ebooks purchased by the College. Accessing ebooks video
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.
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.
Around 3700 ebooks for you to browse online or download.
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.
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.
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.
Good for Spanish resources. Online Spanish resources for teachers and learners. Ask your Spanish tutor for the login details
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.
Gale is a great business resource where you can access lots of journals, newspaper articles and newspaper archives.
Power Search Platform: Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Business Insights Global Platform: Business global data sets, resources covering international economies, companies and industries.
Gale Primary Sources Platform: The Times, the Independent, the Economist and the Financial Times archives.
Greenfile – Also available via Discover
Good for issues about global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.
Good for hairdressing and includes interactive resources.
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
Issues Online – Onsite access only
Good for topical information and statistics. Covers anything from binge drinking and refugees, to vegetarianism, sport and abortion.
Good for finding video, documentary, TV news, photos and audio resources on an eclectic mix of inspirational topics.
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.
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.
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.
Good for UK statistics online. Covers all official UK statistics and trends.
Good interactive and visual resource for health & social care, sports science and dance practice.
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.
Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection – Also available via Discover
Good for psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, emotional and behavioural topics.
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.
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.
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 today.
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.
Vogue Archive – 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.
Good for law and criminology. Covers cases, legislation, legal news, current awareness updates and fulltext articles.
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.
Good tool for dissertations and tracking references. Lists the contents of the 20,000 journals held by the British Library. Not full-text.