Science Databases

If you want to narrow your search down and make sure you are finding the most relevant articles for your subject, then it’s a good idea to search using one of our subject databases.

This means that instead of searching through all of the library’s e-resources and journals at once, you are narrowing the search down by only looking in the most relevant places.

Some databases are suitable for all Science subjects – such as Science Direct and the Public Library of Science. Others are much more focused on a specific subject, as you can see below. Click on the links for hints and tips of how to search each database to ensure you are getting the best results. And for help on how to plan your search, there are some useful posts here.

Health Sciences Maths & CS Psychology Geography & ES
SPORTDiscus IEEE Xplore PsycINFO Digimap
Cochrane Library ACM Digital Library PsycARTICLES GreenFILE
PubMed Central SIAM Journals Online Cochrane Library Emerald
PubMed Central


Cross Faculty Databases

Finally, there are some databases which can be used by students from all subject areas. Although these are not solely focussed on Science based subjects, if you’re struggling to find much information elsewhere then it’s a good idea to try

Academic Search Complete

Academic OneFile

Sage Research Methods



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