Databases and eResources

Within the Library, all members have access to our wide range of eresources specialising in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Access to these resources is also available for many members outside of the physical Library.

If you have a problem connecting to a database, please send an email. We will do our best to rectify the issue as quickly as possible.

An A to Z list with links going direct to the electronic resource:

Resource Details
17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Full Text
19th Century British Library Newspapers Full Text
19th Century British Pamphlets Full Text
19th Century collections online, British Theatre, Music, and Literature Full Text
19th Century UK Periodicals Full Text
ABI/INFORM Global Full Text
Academic Search Complete Full Text
America: History and Life Abstracts only
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Abstracts only
Anthropological index to current periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library Abstracts only
Artemis Primary Sources Full Text
Arts and humanities citation index Abstracts only
ARTstor Full Text
ATLA religion database Abstracts only
Base (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Full Text
BFI Film & TV Database Onsite access only
BIAB: British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography Abstracts only
Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft Abstracts only
Bibliography of British and Irish History Abstracts only
Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation Abstracts only
Bibliography of the history of art : BHA Abstracts only
British Library Archival Sound Recordings Onsite access only (ask library staff)
British Library integrated catalogue Abstracts only
BNB: British National Bibliography Abstracts only
British Cartoon Archive Full Text
British History Online Full Text (onsite only)
British Periodicals Full Text
Business Source Premier Full Text
Casetrack Full Text
Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts, 1450-1700 Abstracts only
Cineteca virtual Videos
Connected Histories Abstracts only
COPAC (CURL online catalogues) Abstracts only
Current Geographical Publications Abstracts only
Dictionary of Old English A-G Dictionary
Dictionary of Old English Corpus Abstracts only
Dictionnaire étymologique de l’ancien français Dictionary
Dissertations and Theses Full Text and Abstracts
Drama Online Full Text and Abstracts
EBSCOhost research databases Full Text and Abstracts
ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online Full Text
EEB: Early European Books Full Text
EEBO: Early English Books Online Full Text
Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage Full Text
Electronic Enlightenment Full Text
England’s immigrants Full Text
ESTC: the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC, WING, Pollard & Redgrave etc.) Abstracts only
Film & Sound Online (now JISC Mediahub) Direct access (onsite only)
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) daily reports 1974-1996 Full Text
Gallica Full Text
Genesis Abstracts only
Global commodities Full Text
Google scholar Bibliographic and full text
Handbook of Latin American Studies Abstracts only
Hansard Parliamentary debates 1803-2005 Full Text
HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index Abstracts only
HeinOnline Full Text
Heritage of the printed book database (HPB) Abstracts only (onsite only)
Historical Abstracts Abstracts only
Historical Directories Full Text
History of Parliament : British political, social and local history Full Text

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth century

UK Parliamentary Papers - on new ProQuest platform

Full Text
In Principio Abstracts only
Incunabula Short Title Catalogue Abstracts only
Index to foreign legal periodicals Abstracts only
Index Translationum Abstracts only
IngentaConnect Abstracts only and full text
International African Bibliography Abstracts only
International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) Full Text Full Text
International Index to Music periodicals Abstracts only
International Medieval Bibliography Online Abstracts only
ISI web of knowledge Abstracts only
JISC Historical Texts Full Text
JISC Journal Archives Full Text
JISC MediaHub (formerly Film & Sound Online) Direct access (onsite only)
John Johnson Collection Full Text
JSTOR: Scholarly Journals online (full text) Full Text
JustCite Abstracts only - full text links to other resources (onsite only) Full Text
Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Full Text
Latin American newsletters Full Text
Legal journals index Abstracts only (onsite only)
Lexicons of Early Modern English Dictionary
Lexis®Library Full Text
Library of Latin Texts A Full Text
Library of Latin Texts B Full Text
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Abstracts only
Literary Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia (onsite only)
London’s past online, now part of Bibliography of British and Irish History Abstracts only
Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 Full Text
Manuscripts online Full Text
MLA International Bibliography and Periodicals Directory Abstracts only
Monastic Matrix Abstracts only
MyiLibrary Full Text (eBooks)
Nineteenth Century collections online, British Theatre, Music, and Literature Full Text
OAPEN library Full Text
OFFSTATS Official Statistics on the Web Data
OLIS Oxford libraries information system Catalogue
Oxford Art Online Encyclopaedia
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Encyclopaedia
Oxford English Dictionary Online Dictionary
Oxford Music Online Encyclopaedia
Oxford Text Archive Full Text
Parker Library on the web Full Text
Parliamentary debates (Hansard).House of Commons. Official report Full Text
Periodicals Archive Online Full Text
Periodicals Index Online Abstracts only
PERSEE (Portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales) Full Text
Philosophers Index Abstracts only
PhilPapers Full Text
PILOTS database Abstracts only
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) Full Text
ProQuest Full Text and abstracts
Project Gutenberg Full Text
Proceedings of the Old Bailey Full Text
Proquest UK Newsstand Full Text
PsycARTICLES Full Text
PsycBOOKS Full Text
PsycEXTRA Full Text
PsycINFO: Psychological Abstracts 1887- Online Abstracts and full text
Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 Full Text
Renaissance Cultural Crossroads Abstracts only
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals 1800 to the present. Abstracts only (onsite only)
Reviews in history Full Text
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Abstracts only
Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy online Encyclopaedia
Royal Historical Society bibliography of British and Irish history (Now Bibliography of British and Irish History ) Abstracts only
Scientific electronic library online : SciELO Full Text
Screenonline Full Text (Onsite only)
Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta. Full Text
Slavery, abolition and social justice 1490 – 2007 Full Text
Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) Abstracts only
Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy Encyclopaedia
Trans-Atlantic slave trade database Data
Thesaurus of Old English Dictionary
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 Full Text
UK data service Data (ask library staff)
UK Parliamentary Papers Full Text
Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) Abstracts only
Victorian Database Online Abstracts only
Victorian Popular Culture Full Text
Vogue Archive Full Text
Web of Science Abstracts only
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals Full Text (selective)
Westlaw UK Full Text (Staff and Students of the University onsite only – ask library staff)
World databank Data
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online Abstracts only
Zetoc: British Library Electronic Table of Contents Abstracts only


Eprints and ejournals

Find journals using the Senate House Libraries Serials Catalogue. Search for specific eJournal titles using the Serials Catalogue. Use the eresources and ejournals Catalogue for your keyword and subject searches.

General electronic resources for finding full-text articles and article citations include Academic Search Complete, and Web of Knowledge / Science. Back runs of journals can be searched on JSTOR or the Periodicals Archive Online. For subject specific electronic resources check the relevant research collection: Many eJournal resources such as JSTOR are available off-site to Senate House Library users.


Further information

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