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Depending on your search, you may find it easier to use Library Search, which searches a range of data sources at once, rather than using the individual resources listed below.

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Subject databases and full-text resources

Academic OneFile

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Arts, humanities, social sciences, science and technology. Includes academic journals, magazines and newspapers (including the Financial Times and the New York Times)
Date range: 1980-
Updated: Daily
Data retrieved: Abstracts with some full text and images
Service provider: Cengage
Access notes: Full-text articles available in HTML

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American Chemical Society

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Chemistry and related areas
Date range:1879 - current (depending upon the journal).
Updated: With each journal update
Data retrieved: Full-text of all ACS journals within the date range
Service provider: ACS Publications
Access notes: Full-text articles are available in both HTML and PDF.

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British Standards Online

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Standards
Data retrieved: Full text of all current British and adopted International Standards.
Access notes: After logging in, select the Click here for our institutional login link near the bottom of the page to access the Standards' search screen. Searching is done either by Standard Number or by Keyword and there is an option on the Advanced Search screen to search the full BSI catalogue or to search within MMU's subscription. To view the full-text of a Standard select the Open document link and a PDF of the document will download.

If you have problems downloading the PDF on campus then either save the PDF to your H: area before opening it or try using Mozilla Firefox browser.

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Criminal Justice Periodicals Index

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Criminal law and criminology, juvenile justice, police studies and prison administration.
Date range: 1998 -, 1975 - 1998 is available at Gaskell in hard copy only.
Updated: Quarterly
Data retrieved: An index to US, British and Canadian journals. In some cases, the article is available in full text.

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Knovel

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: A range of full text electronic books covering: Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings & Inks; Aerospace & Radar Technology; Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology; Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Construction Materials; Electrical & Power Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering References; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Metals & Metallurgy; Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries; Plastics & Rubbers; Safety, Health & Hygiene; Semiconductors & Electronics.
Date range: Current
Updated: Frequently
Data retrieved: Full-text
Service provider: Knovel
Access notes: Please note, you may be asked to create a profile with Knovel the first time you login. Either enter a name and email address to create a profile or choose the option to bypass this process.

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LexisLibrary

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Law, full-text newspapers
Updated: Daily

Data Retrieved:

  • LexisLibrary includes full text up-to-date access to all UK inforce legislation; a case search facility and access to a number of full text law reports series including the England Law Reports Service, Company Cases, Human rights and Industrial Law Reports. The database includes individual sections for all subject areas of law which include specific resources for each subject. Alerts and current awareness updates can also be set up using this database.
  • Full-text articles from a range of UK national and regional newspapers, including:
    • Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday
    • Daily Star and Sunday Star
    • Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
    • Guardian
    • Independent
    • Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror
    • Observer
    • Sun
    • News of the World
    • Sunday Express
    • Times and Sunday Times
    • Times Educational Supplement
    • Times Higher Educational Supplement
    • Liverpool Echo
    • Evening Standard (London)
    • Manchester Evening News

Access notes: From the LexisLibrary homepage, click on the News tab to search for newspapers.

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Medline (EBSCOhost)

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Biomedical, dental and nursing subject areas.
Date range: 1950-
Data retrieved: References to journal articles.
Service provider: EbscoHost

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Reaxys

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: chemical information, with areas of interest for engineers, materials scientists, pharmacists, and biological scientists.
Updated: Quarterly
Data retrieved: Over 7.5 million organic compounds and over 1 million inorganic materials including alloys, ceramics and glasses. Users can search directly by exact or sub-structure or by searching one or more of over 800 text and numerical fields. Also incorporates 10 million reaction records. Five million of these reactions can be searched directly, by drawing reactants, products or full reactions.
Service provider: Elsevier.
Access notes: Before using Reaxys, it is imperative that you understand the terms and conditions of use. The terms and conditions for Reaxys can be found at:
https://www.reaxys.com/documentation/terms_and_conditions.htm.

Reaxys Training Center offers videos and manuals to teach new Reaxys users how to get started and also for those that are familiar with the Reaxys system to learn advanced searching and data manipulation techniques.

Please see the Reaxys FAQ for additional information on the service.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Full-text electronic access is available to MMU staff and students for those RSC journals to which the MMU Library has a print subscription.

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Science Citation Index

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: The Sciences.
Date range: 1981-
Data retrieved: Searchable author abstracts. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its SCI print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured.
Access notes: Science Citation Index is accessed via Web of Knowledge.

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ScienceDirect

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.
Data retrieved: Mainly full text, with some bibliographic references, from almost 1300 Elsevier Science journals. Full text availability is shown with a green card icon to the left of the record.
Date coverage: most journals are available from 1997 to the present. A few journals, to which MMU has purchased backfiles, begin with the first volume published.

Full-text articles are available in both HTML and PDF.

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Scopus

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Abstract and citation database covering over 15,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers in the sciences and social sciences
Service provider: Elsevier
Date range: generally 1996 -
Data retrieved: bibliographic references, websites, links to full-text where available.

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Web of Science

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage:Web of Science provides access to the ISI Citation Indexes:

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science -1990-
  • Science Citation Index - 1970-
  • Social Sciences Citation Index - 1970-
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index - 1975-

These combine to form a large multidisciplinary database which indexes articles from over 10,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences and arts as well as references from over 120,000 conference proceedings. Web of Science also includes a cited reference search option. See below for details.
Data retrieved: Mainly bibliographic references, with a small number of full text.
Service provider:MIMAS
Access notes: Web of Science is accessed via the Web of Knowledge portal. Click on the yellow Web of Science database tab to access the database and Cited Reference Search resources.

Cited Reference Search

Cited Reference Search allows you to find more recent articles that cite a previously published paper. You may search each database individually or you may search all three at once. This is particularly useful for multidisciplinary subjects. This type of searching often locates relevant articles that cannot be retrieved through traditional subject-author searching. A helpsheet providing full instructions on how to run cited reference searches is available for downloading (92k PDF, 16k HTML).

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Westlaw

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Law
Updated: Daily
Data retrieved: UK, EU and International caselaw, legislation and journal articles. Much of the information is available in full text. Also includes Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Human Rights and Current Awareness materials, plus IDS Employment Law Handbooks, and IDS Employment Law Briefs. Contains information previously found in Current Legal Information.

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Wiley Online Library

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

Subject coverage: Multidisciplinary, including the social sciences, arts and humanities
Date range: 1996 to date
Data retrieved: Full-text articles from approximately 1100 journals (including 800 titles formerly published Blackwell Synergy) plus 29 electronic books
Access notes: If you have trouble accessing the full text of an article, check the "cookie" settings on your browser. It must be set to accept cookies. Use the Help option on your browser to find instructions on how to do this.

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Zetoc

Available within MMU (no login required) and outside MMU (login required)

Subject Coverage: multidisciplinary
Date Range: 1993 to date
Updated: Daily
Data Retrieved: Bibliographic references to the contents of over 20,000 journals and 70,000 conference proceedings
Service Provider: MIMAS/British Library
Access Notes: In addition to searching the database, Zetoc allows you to set up an individualised Table of Contents alerting service. Select up to 50 individual journal titles and you will be notified via e-mail of the contents of new issues as they become available.
Basic keyword searches can also be saved in order to be alerted to new articles on particular topics.
A document delivery service is available. This allows you to order articles for delivery direct to your mailing address. You will be responsible for payment and will be required to submit personal details, including your credit card number, over the web. Please note that this is a much more expensive service than the Library's Interlibrary Loan service
To use the Alert services both on- and off-campus, this resource requires a login.

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