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English Language and Literature Databases

This subject guide highlights the key resources and services that are most relevant to your studies.

Open Access Databases

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of information organised to be retrieved in an efficient way. This could be in different formats as follows:

  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers
  • Reports
  • Books
  • Patents
  • Standards

Some databases focus on a specific area while others cover a wide range of subjects, for example: Academic Search Complete covers a wide range of topics like Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Business, Political Science...etc. while Dentistry & Oral Science specialises in Dentistry fields only.


Databases for Chinese studies

Search the following databases for online articles, reports and more


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Subjects: English Language and Literature