E-Resources at UCS: delivering the best databases to you.

The UCS Libraries teams are dedicated to providing you with access to high quality information and high powered search platforms. Over recent months we have reviewed the databases we provide to ensure best coverage and functionality.

Having now completed the review we can announce some exciting changes in our databases which will become effective during August and September this year.  These new databases will give us enhanced access to full text, integrate seamlessly with our link resolving tool – which identifies full text content available through other sources, our Summon cross-search tool and the RefWorks reference management tool. Additionally, the platforms listed below have fantastic indexing and search functionality.

New resources

Information on all the new resources can be found here.

Resources which we will stop having access to

During August and September, UCS libraries will lose access to the following resources:

  • Academic OneFile
  • Academic Search Elite (Ebsco)
  • Business Source Elite (Ebsco)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (Ebsco)

The decision to cancel these resources is based on full text availability – when compared to the new resources, as well as the search capability, integration with other resources and also usage of these resources, which has been very low for some of those listed.

Impact: saving searches and .pdfs in EBSCO databases

The impact for staff and students at UCS will be minimal. If you have searches or references saved in any of the databases listed above, as ones to be cancelled you will need to export references to RefWorks or another reference management tool, download any .pdfs, which can be saved to reference records in RefWorks, and recreate any searches you have saved.

Instructions for printing articles

Instructions for saving to RefWorks

Instructions for saving to your computer_hard drive_USB_stick


New databases from Proquest

Proquest Central.  Subjects and collections include:



Health and Medical

Science and Technology

Social Science and General Reference

Arts Premium

Ebrary Academic Complete. Over 80,000 full text books, unlimited access, all searchable in Summon, covering:

New additions to the JISC Journal Archive

JISC-Journal-ArchivesNew content has been added to Jisc Journal Archives. All these titles can be found in our A-Z list or directly via the JISC Journal Archive.

Oxford Journals Archive Upgrade

The Oxford Journals Archive Upgrade is now available in the platform. The upgrade includes an additional 32 Oxford University Press (OUP) journals containing over 76, 000 articles that have been digitised since the original archive was purchased by Jisc Collections in 2006. Each journal is available from volume one issue one until the last issue in 1995.

We have also added titles previously missing from the Medicine Archive (1878-1995) and the Science Archive (1878-1995) from the original Oxford Journals Archive data provided to us.

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

The Humanities and Social Sciences titles from the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive have also been received, loaded and indexed now. Previously only titles from the Scientific, Technical and Medical collection for this archive were available in the platform.