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.  



BASE  Open Access Badge

More than 50 million freely available academic papers on all subjects.

Bioline International  Open Access Badge

Open access to peer reviewed bioscience journals published in developing countries containing research in the areas of: public health, international development, tropical medicine, for and nutritional security, and biodiversity.

Biomed Central  Open Access Badge

Online publisher of free peer-reviewed scientific articles in all areas of medical research and biology.

BioOne  Open Access Badge

Open access biomedical science journals.

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!

Business Source Premier

EBSCO's Business Source Premier is the industry's most widely used business research database, featuring full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.  Content includes more than 1,100 active full-text journals and magazines (including over 680 active full-text peer-reviewed journals) and also Datamonitor company profiles.

Finding Company Profiles - click to view a quick video guide on finding company profiles in Business Source Premier.



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.

Cambridge Journals Digital Archives  Open Access Badge

Free archival content to journals published by Cambridge University Press covering disciplines including: Science, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Language and Linguistics.

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 includng 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.

CORE  Open Access Badge

Free access to millions of scholarly articles.

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 Dawsoners platform.

DOAB  Open Access Badge

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAJ  Open Access Badge

Directory of Open Access Journals



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

Edinburgh University Press Journals


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 Foof Journals from 1999-2015.

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

Euro PubMed Central  Open Access Badge

570,000 Open Access biomedical science journals, patent abstracts and NHS clinical guidelines.



FORENSICnetBASE (now Taylor & Francis eBooks)

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


Google Books  Open Access Badge

Find chapters and some complete books online, or search for suitable titles to buy or find in the Library.

Google Scholar

Getting the most from Scholar




Hathi Trust  Open Access Badge

Millions of digitised books from around the world.



IAMCR Open Access Journals  Open Access Badge

International Association for Media and Communication Research

ICE Virtual Library

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)

IOP Journal Archive 1874-1998  Open Access Badge

Free archival content via JISC to all UK Higher and Further education institutions. IOP Journal Archive is a digital collection of nearly all the work published by the Institute of Physics between 1874-1998. The archive contains over 120,000 peer reviewed articles.



JSTOR Open Content  Open Access Badge

Explore multi-disciplinary academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.






Lexis Library

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


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MarketLine Advantage


Nature Journals Online



OAPEN  Open Access Badge

Collection of freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.

OpenDOAR  Open Access Badge

Searches hundreds of Open Access repositories for freely available academic research articles.

Open Textbook Library  Open Access Badge

A growing catalogue of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

Oxford University Press Journals

Oxford University Press Scholarship Online



PLOS  Open Access Badge

Non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public Health and life sciences journals.

Pluralsight (previously Digital Tutors)

Access via registered accounts only for Arts, Media & Computer Games.  If you haven't received an invite or are having issues getting access please email library@abertay.ac.uk

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


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Pubmed Central  Open Access Badge

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).



Sage Journals

Sage Knowledge eBooks

Sage Open  Open Access Badge

A peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research and review articles on the social and behavioural sciences and the humanities. 

Science Classic Archive 1880-1996  Open Access Badge

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

ScienceDirect – Journals and eBooks


Scopus help


SpringerLINK – Journals and eBooks

Springer Open  Open Access Badge

60+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of sciences.



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




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Web of Science

How do I find out how many times an article has been cited?

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

Wiley Open Access Journals  Open Access Badge

Open access science journals.