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What are databases?

A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically. They are set up in a way to help you find relevant information quickly and simply.

At Marjon you will have access to lots of independant databases, but Discovery is by far our most commonly used. By using Discovery, you will not only be able to search our catalogue and journals, you will automatically be searching some of our independant databases as well.

Help with using databases

We have a section on databases in our Research Help Guide. You might also find our Using Discovery Help Guide useful as well.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on Discovery you can browse our collection of databases below.

The databases Marjon subscribes to:

Academic Search Complete - A multi-disciplinary database which covers all aspects of academic study. Its very user friendly and is almost entirely full-text. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus. 

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

*There is an iOS app for this database*

British Library Sounds - Over 12,000 audio clips of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments.

Business Source Premier - Provides full text access to over 2,300 journals, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. With information dateing back to 1985 and more than 10,100 company profiles from Datamonitor this rich collection is an ideal source for business research.
Users will be required to log in to this database using their Marjon user name and password.

 

Communication & Mass Media Complete - Covers all areas of media, communication and other related fields. Full-text access to over 450 journals. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus

Click here to access while off-campus

*There is an iOS app for this database*

 

Digimaps - View, create and edit maps of any location in Britain using Ordnance Survey data.
For full details please contact Tony Atkin.

 

Drama Online A combination of exclusive playtext content and scholarly publications with recorded live performance, film adaptations, and audio plays.
A subscription to Drama Online is made up of various optional modules, currently Marjon has access to the following:

To log on: click on 'Log in', click 'Shibboleth Login Page', select University of St Mark and St John from the drop down and enter your Marjon username and password when prompted.

 

Education Research Complete (ERC) - Covering all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

*There is an iOS app for this database*

EThOS - National service which aims to provide free access to as many theses as possible for use by researchers. Many documents are either downloadable from EThOS or via links to the institution’s own repositories. Others can be ordered through the EThOS digitisation on-demand service.

Landmap - Satellite imagery and elevation maps of the UK. Now includes Mediterranean data comprising satellite imagery of Spain and Cyprus. You will need to register with the site before you can download data.
Please contact Tony Atkin for further information.

Medline - Authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine; on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more. Contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world with links to full text articles where possible. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

*There is an iOS app for this database*

 

PsychArticles - Access to all journals published by the American Psychological Association, with over 200,000 full text articles. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

PsychTest - A selection of international psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. Of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as: psychiatry, business and managment, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine and social work. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

Science Direct Journals Freedom Collection:

  • provides access to in excess of 2,200 journal titles (full text)
  • provides insight to disciplines and finds links across disciplines
  • helps you promote your own research and make it visible 

A full list of titles can be viewed here. Full text journal access goes back to 1995. All journal titles appear in the Library Journals A-Z and are seamlessly searchable within the Library Discovery gateway.

Scopus - The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. A comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.
To get started have a look at these Scopus tutorials or the Scopus Quick Reference Guide.



Social Care Online - Provides access to summaries and full-text articles on social care issues.
For hints and tips on searching, have a look at their help pages.

SocIndex - A comprehensive sociology research database. Including social behaviour, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

*There is an iOS app for this database*

SportDevelopment.info - Sport and physical activity resources. By clicking the link, you will be taken to the Library's Learning Space page, where you must log in. Look for the 'Other Resources' button towards the bottom of the page - there is a link to SportDevelopment.info in that section. You will then need to register with your Marjon email address. These measures are in place due to publisher licensing restrictions.

SportDiscus Full Text - Offers bibliographic coverage of literature in the fields of sport, sports medicine, exercise psychology, biomechanics, psychology, training, coaching, physical education and fitness and other related disciplines. Theses and monographs date back to 1949 and journal coverage dates back to 1975. Please see our Help-Guide to logging in from off-campus.

Click here to access while on-campus
Click here to access while off-campus

*There is an iOS app for this database*


Zetoc - BL Electronic Table of Contents - Provides access to over 30,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers.