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Academic Journal Article Databases

  • Web of Knowledge is a comprehensive index of articles published in over 10,000 academic journals, dating back to as early as 19th century. Please look out for ConneXions button and click on it to see if a full-text article is available through our subscriptions.
  • Business Source Complete provides full text from over 1,090 journals covering business, management, economics, banking, finance and accounting. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 1,590 journals. Also included is Wall Street Words, a dictionary of financial terms, linked directly to words within the citations and full text. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. The database is updated daily.
  • JSTOR JSTOR is a digital archive collection of core scholarly journals starting with the first issues (many of which date from the 1800s).
  • China Academic Journals database covers most humanities and social science academic journals published in mainland China (Hong Kong and Taiwan are not included). Although most articles are in Chinese, the title and abstracts are also in English and are searchable. Please note that our licence allows only one person at a time from Durham University to use this service. If the site is busy you will be offered a username and password box, please ignore this and try again later.

News, Current Affairs, Newspapers, Magazines and Newswires

  • Nexis UK is an aggregated collection of newspapers, magazines, newswires and broadcasts (including BBC Monitoring Online) from around world. It is mainly in English and covers archives of newspapers going back up 30 years.
  • Factiva factiva is similar to Nexis UK, but the coverage includes publications in more than 25 languages (including Russian, Chinese, Japanese and many others)

Statical and Quantitative Data Sources

  • UK Data Service. The ESDS provides access to major economic and social data via four specialist services, which all have their own websites. They are: ESDS Government, providing large-scale UK government surveys such as the General Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey; ESDS International, providing access to a range of international datasets; ESDS Longitudinal, for surveys such as the British Household Panel Survey and ESDS Qualidata, which provides access to, and support for, qualitative data sources.

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) DatabaseProvides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions and up to 200 countries as well as related news, analysis, and risk factor assessments. The Library's subscription Includes the Country Report series and the Country Profile series for over 80 countries.

  • China Yearbook Full-text Database Yearbook is a type of chronicle almanac which records facts, statistics, activities, events and other national or regional conditions in an intensive, detailed, timely, comprehensive and systematic manner. Through yearbook, you can learn about a country, a specific industry or field, or a particular region from every aspect such as politics, economy, science and technology, culture and education.

Reference Works: Subject Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Subject Dictionaries

  • Blackwell Reference provides full-text access to over 200 reference works across the humanities and social sciences.
  • Credo Reference Online provides access to a large number of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and other reference books.

Managing Your References

Most databases (including Durham University Library Catalogue) and some search engines (e.g. provide options to save the bibliographic data for later use. Saving options include emailing references selected, saving the references in text or document files and exporting references into reference management software.

The reference management software supported in Durham is EndNote X4. The software is installed on the Networked PC service.

To start EndNote programme, click on Start, choose Programmes | Bibliographic Software | EndNote X | EndNote Programme

EndNote files are called EndNote Libraries in which references can be saved, managed and used. The ITS Guide to EndNote is available from:


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