University of Buckingham Databases

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University of Buckingham Databases

University of Buckingham Databases


The following databases are accessed via the Internet and are available only to members of the University. Where user names and passwords are required, these may be obtained from the desk at either the Hunter Street or the Franciscan Library. CD-ROMs may be borrowed from the service desk for use within the Library.

Key: (F) Franciscan Library, (H) Hunter Street Library. * indicates that user name / password authorisation is required.

** Lexis Online Research Certificate Scheme

Guides to the databases are on the Moodle Library pageDatabase access from non-University computers
Database access for SSST Students


SubjectInternet DatabasesCD-ROM & Other Databases
General ReferenceOED
Databases listed alphabetically


American National BiographyPortraits of more than 18,700 men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation.
BEAR (Buckingham E-Archive of Research)A digital repository of research output from the University of Buckingham.
British Library Sounds ArchiveListen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
EBSCO DiscoveryEbsco Discovery, with full text articles from over 2000 journals in all major academic subjects. Includes PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO.
EBSCO Business Source PremierA major business database with full text articles from over 2300 journals.  There are direct links to company profiles, industry profiles, market research reports, country reports and SWOT analyses.
Family Law OnlineA new Family Law Online database giving access to all Jordans journals such as Child and Family Law Quarterly, Family Law and Family Law Reports is available for a one month trial on campus.
Gale NewspapersA suite of resources that collectively cover full runs of British newspapers from 1600-1950. Resources included are: ‘British Newspapers 1600-1950’, ‘17th and 18th Century Burney Collection’, ‘19th Century UK Periodicals’, ‘19th Century British Newspapers’.
HeinOnlineDatabase providing access to many international law journals and US journals.
IEEE XploreFull text access to technical literature in engineering and technology.
i-lawDatabase of commercial law.
INGENTA CONNECTA database of online journals.
JSTORAn interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, actively preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats, and continuing to expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.
Law Reports (ICLR)Various Law Reports, WLR, industrial case reports, business etc. Click on “My Account” on the toolbar and then search for your case etc.
LEXISLIBRARY **New access to full text online legal and news research tool
covering 2 billion documents from UK, European, Commonwealth and US sources (replaced Lexis Nexis Professional in 2007).
MathSciNetAn electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
NEXIS®Business information: company news & company reports, industry profiles, country analyses, UK & international news.
OGELOil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence Service.
OXFORD DNBOxford Dictionary of National Biography.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY (H)CD version of the complete Oxford English Dictionary (CD-ROM).
ScopusAbstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
SERVICE SUCCESS (H)A multimedia learning and reference tool on CD-ROM.
StatistaMore than 1,000,000 statistics focusing on industries, markets, consumers, trends and insights.
Taylor & Francis OnlineProvides access to over 340,000 journal articles and 10,000 e-books for the academic, professional and business communities.
TREATY OF MAASTRICHT (H)A comprehensive reference guide, from conception to ratification (CD-ROM).
UK DATA SERVICEUK Data Service is a national data service providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data covering many disciplines.
UNITED NATIONS TREATY COLLECTIONS *Includes the UN Treaty Series, etc. (Free to students and academic researchers. Request a username and password from )
WESTLAW UKLegal databases: current awareness, case outcomes, case reports, legislation , journal articles, news and business information.
Who’s Who and Who Was WhoWho’s Who: the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in every area of public life, and Who Was Who,  over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who creating the definitive roll-call of British history.

Database access for SSST Students

Database Access from Off-Campus Computers and Wireless Internet Access