This Resources A-Z list contains links to our subscribed databases, eBook and online journal collections.  Use the authenticated links below when you want to search a resource directly - using these links will ensure you're recognised as being from Abertay so will gain access to the full-text content.

The Library pays hundreds of thousands of pounds every year for subscriptions to online journal and eBook collections and databases that provide you with access to original published research.  This subscribed content is crucial for completing coursework and carrying out research.  It is available via LibrarySearch, direct from the publisher platforms below, and we have also chosen to make much of it available via Google Scholar.  

Our resources are also set up to recognise when you are on-campus (IP authentication) so you will easily get to our full-text subscriptions via Google when in the University.  If you try this from home you would not get to the full-text without logging in so we always recommend using the links below.

Please note that if you wish to set up a personal account for any of these resources in order to benefit from advanced functionality or personalisation services, you must carefully read the privacy policy - as by setting up an account you are agreeing to the terms of use.  The agreement is between yourself and the provider so if you do not agree with anything, do not create a personal account. 

Report any issues with online resources here: Library Feedback form


ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)

ACM is the world's most comprehensive database of articles & conference proceedings covering computing and information technology.

American Chemical Society Journals

The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences

ASME Journals & Conference Proceedings (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

The ASME Digital Library features ASME's Transaction Journals and Conference Proceedings.  



Brill Online

Brill Journals and eBooks.  Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.  


View top scholarly journals using BrowZine! BrowZine is a browsable newsstand of the library’s top journals. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field from anywhere and on any device.

BrowZine Help - click to view more about using BrowZine, how to download the free apps, video guides & more!

Please read the BrowZine privacy policy carefully before signing up for an account and be aware that your personal data is retained by BrowZine/Third Iron whilst your account is active.  If you do not agree with the terms of use, please do not create a personal account.

Business Source Complete

EBSCO's Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database.  It contains over 2000 full-text journals and magazines with over 1200 peer-reviewed titles in multiple business disciplines  - more than 840 of these full-text journals are indexed in Scopus or Web of Science and around 770 full-text peer-reviewed journal titles have no embargo.

It covers all disciplines of business including: marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and lots more!

Business Source Complete offers thousands of SWOT analyses, industry reports, country economic reports, market research reports and case studies.  There are over 1.1 million company profiles available in the unique Company View feature.  In addition, it also offers executive and analyst interviews as well as working paper collections. 

There are also over 67,000 videos from the Associated Press available on the BSC platform - any videos relevant to your search results will display in a carousel.



Cambridge Core - Cambridge University Press Journals & eBooks

Cambridge Core is a new platform for Cambridge University Press's academic content bringing together both journals and eBooks.  Cambridge Core is the place to find valuable, useful and inspirational research and academic information. With over 1 million journal articles and 30,000+ books covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.  This comprehensive research database provides full text for nursing and allied health journals indexed in CINAHL Plus.  Additional materials include: full-text evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules.

CINAHL Help - see here for full details on using CINAHL Plus with Full Text including user guides, online help and training videos.

Construction Information Service

Construction Information Service (CIS) is an online tool to quickly access current regulations, construction standards, technical advice and industry news on building, engineering, design and construction processes in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Updated weekly, the CIS offers a powerful search engine to find authoritative information for every stage of the construction lifecyle from design and completion to operation and ongoing use. Easy-to-use search filters allow you to query 26,000+ documents – including full text copies of British standards, CIBSE documents, and technical data – from 500+ publishers and more.

Please note: access is limited to one user at a time, if you don't get in first time, try again later.

Credo Online Reference Service

Authoritative reference content including the multi-disciplinary Academic Core Collection and the Criminal Justice Collection.  Includes full-text reference works, topic pages and images designed to give context before starting the research process.  Also features Credo Mind Maps which give a visual representation of relationships between topics.


Dawsonera eBooks

Multidisciplinary eBooks available via the Dawsonera platform.


Ebook Central 

Multidisciplinary eBooks from proQuest Ebook Central (includes all books previously available via MyiLibrary)  Subjects include: Business, Health and medicine, Political Science, Law, Social Science, Computer/IT Science, Engineering.

Use Ebook Central to quickly and easily find relevant eBooks and chapters; read online; search within the eBook; highlight, take notes and bookmark pages in your online copy, stored on your bookshelf for you.  You can also share your research with others, download eBooks and chapters to your laptop or mobile device - and lots more!

EBSCOhost eBooks

Multidisciplinary eBook collection available on the EBSCOhost platform.

Edinburgh University Press Journals

Over 30 journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences from one of the leading University Presses in the UK.


Access to over 100 full-text journals in the areas of business, management and accounting via the Emerald Management 111 package. Also includes the British Food Journal from 1999-2015.

Note: Full Text access to Emerald Management 111 Journals ceased at the end of 2015.  



FORENSICnetBASE (now Taylor & Francis eBooks)

Forensic science and criminal justice ebooks are now available via Taylor & Francis eBooks  (search by title)


Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a useful resource that searches across a wide range of academic literature.  On-campus you'll find you can easily link to full-text Library subscriptions as we've made our holdings available via IP.  When searching from off-campus you need to configure your settings to include our subscribed content in Google Scholar results - you can see how to do that here: 

Getting the most out of Google Scholar


Research database provides scholarly, governmental and general-interest sources.  This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.




ICE Virtual Library

ICE Current Engineering Journals Collection – contains full text online access to all 30 journals in the ICE Current Engineering package.  Most titles have access from 2003-present and titles include: Geotechnique, International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Municipal Engineer, and Engineering & Computational Mechanics.

IEEE/IET Electronic Library

IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, standards, eBooks and educational courses. IEEE Help & Info

International Newsstream

UK and International news content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites. Covers over 600 of the world's top newspapers. UK titles include: The Times (London), The Guardian, and the Financial Times (FT has a one month embargo)



Jisc Geospatial Data Service *Trial access*

This collection consists of the the following Geospatial services: Environment, Geology, Historic, Marine and Ordnance Survey Collection.  A free trial is available until July 2019.

Access information: to access the service follow the link above, click the Account icon in the top right then click Login - type and select 'Abertay University' on the 'Which organisation would you like to sign in with?' screen.  Login using your network credentials.

View the user guides here






Lexis Library

Case law, legislation, legal journals. Access to full-text of many UK newspapers.
Videos - finding cases, finding legislation


LibrarySearch is our academic search engine - it is the quickest and easiest way to search our large collection of print and electronic resources simultaneously from one simple search. Simply search by author, title or keywords.

View the FAQ 



MarketLine Advantage

A dynamic platform featuring:  Coverage of 33,000+ companies, 5,000+ industry Profiles and 110 Country Profiles, all updated annually; Country Statistics Database covering 215 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings; Company Analysis Tools - an interactive suite of four tools covering 400,000 companies; 300,000+ financial deals related to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine with updates added daily; 330+ company-focused Case Studies with new titles added monthly.

View the user guide here or view video tutorials here


Nature Journals Online

Access to Nature: International Journal of Science online from 2011-present.  Nature is the world's leading multidisciplinary international science journal - publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology.


Open Access Resources

A selection of Open Access journals, textbooks and search engines.

Oxford University Press Journals

Oxford University Press is a major international publisher of academic and research journals.  Oxford Journals publishes and develops titles in partnership with many prestigious learned societies. Its Online Collection consists of over 300 online journals from arts, social science, scientific, technical, medical, and professional and humanities disciplines.

Oxford University Press Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press (OUP). Spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.


Pluralsight (previously Digital Tutors)

Email invites or group codes are not required for this resource as we have single sign-on (SSO) in place.

Access using your Abertay login credentials with username in the format: 

Please note that access to this resource is restricted for the following groups only: 

Sound and Music for Games (Years 3 and 4), Game Design and Production Management + Game Design and Production (Years 1,2,3,4 plus accelerated), Computer Arts (Years 1,2,3,4 plus accelerated), MProf Games Development, Computer Games Technology MSc and SDI staff.  

If you can't access Pluralsight using your Abertay credentials and belong to one of the above groups, please email 

Note: please read the Pluralsight Privacy Policy carefully and be aware that your personal data is retained by Pluralsight whilst you are an active user.  Abertay staff and students will be manually opted-out from receiving marketing emails.  


PsycARTICLES is the database of full-text peer-reviewed articles published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and affiliated journals.  It contains more than 180,000 full-text articles from more than 100 journals, each employing a meticulous peer-review process.  Many journals have full-text dating from 1988 to present and some have holdings dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This full-text database provides extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioural sciences and related disciplines with particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counselling.  It includes nearly 500 full-text journals (some articles for the past year may not be available for some titles)


Sage Journals Online 

SAGE Publications publishes more than 850 journals in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. More than 300 are published on behalf of 245 learned societies and institutions. Access is from 1999-present.

Sage Knowledge eBooks

Science Classic Archive 1880-1996  

Archive articles from Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

ScienceDirect – Journals and eBooks

ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters focusing on research in science, technology and medicine.  Includes access to over 2000 subscribed journals and over 7000 eBooks as well as Open Access content 

View ScienceDirect help pages here


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature - it features smart tools to track, analyse and visualise scholarly research.

View the Scopus help page 


SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports and sports medicine literature.

This bibliographic database covers key areas of sports medicine and related fields. Content areas range from sports physiology and sports psychology to physical education and recreation.  SPORTDiscus covers many related sports medicine subjects, including nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health and therapy, exercise physiology, kinesiology and more.  Content includes more than 650 full-text journals, over 3,800 detailed records for sports-related video and over 150,000 articles with searchable cited references.

SpringerLINK – Journals and eBooks

SpringerLINK provides access to millions of scientific documents from journals, eBooks, series, protocols and reference works.  Content includes access to over 2500 journals and over 120,000 books and reference works in all disciplines including: Life Sciences, Engineering, Biomedicine, Computer Science, Earth Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Economics, Business and Management, and Law.  


Taylor & Francis eBooks

Multi-disciplinary eBook collection suitable for all subject areas.  Taylor & Francis eBooks now includes all FORENSICnetBase titles.

Taylor & Francis Online Library - Journals

Science & Technology Collection provides access to over 500 journals in the areas of: Biological, Earth, Environmental & Food Science; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Mathematics & Statistics, Physics.

Social Science & Humanities Collection provides access to over 1400 journals in the areas of: Arts & Humanities; Business, Management & Econmics; Criminology & Law; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Mental Health & Social Care; Politics; Psychology; Sociology & related disciplines; Sport, Leisure & Tourism



Select Shibboleth login option



Web of Science

Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge) is a leading research platform and provides a comprehensive database indexing all subject areas within the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities from 1900 onwards.

Content includes the Web of Science Core Collection, Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators.

Web of Science platform introduction and training materials 

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science YouTube Training Channel


Westlaw UK

Legislation, case law (including EU legislation and case law) and legal journals.
Videos - finding cases, finding legislation

Wiley Online Library - Journals and eBooks

Access to around 1600 multidisciplinary journals from 1997-present.  Subject areas include: Agriculture & Food Science; Business, Economics, Finance & Accounting; Computer Science & Information Technology; Environmental Sciences; Law & Criminology; Nursing & Healthcare; Psychology; Social & Behavioral Sciences.