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In this section of the Library's Moodle space you will find resources and activities to help you develop your information searching skills.
Accessing other libraries
Through this link you will find more information about accessing Senate House's physical and online resources, as well as information about accessing libraries at other institutions.
You can find a list of subject specific databases for Criminology and Sociology on our Database A-Z.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
A multi-disciplinary databases with access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines, as well as over 3 million images.
Quick tips on searching JSTOR
PsycARTICLES This link opens in a new window
With more than 150,000 full text journal articles from nearly 80 key psychology journals, PsycARTICLES covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology.
Social Policy and Practice This link opens in a new window
A bibliographic database for evidence-based social science research, listing journal articles, reports, surveys and statistics in a range of topics including health, social care, housing and crime.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
An index of journal articles and book reviews across a range of subjects, with coverage from 1970.
Hein Online This link opens in a new window
HeinOnline has the following library collections: the Law Journal Library, European Center for Minority Issues, the Federal Register Library, Legal Classics, the Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.
This resource is also known as United Nations law collection.
LexisNexis This link opens in a new window
LexisLibrary is a large legal database which provides access to cases, legislation and journal articles. You can also access texts such as Blackstone's Criminal Practice and Halsbury's Laws of England. LexisLibrary mainly contains UK material, but there is some coverage of other jurisdictions (particularly Australia, United States and Canada); also there are some international materials, such as ICJ resources.
Westlaw This link opens in a new window
This legal database contains case law, legislation and journal articles as well as some practitioner texts.
Accessing resources off campus
To access our resources off-campus, you can use Royal Holloway's VPN, which will simulate on-campus access.
If you are not using Royal Holloway's VPN, you may be asked for a login. In this instance you can use your College username and password (which you normally use to access Moodle).
More information on accessing e-resources can be found in our Accessing Eresources page.
BoB - On Demand TV & Radio for Education This link opens in a new window
BoB is a viewing and off-air recording and media archive service which allows you to search for, watch and also record from a list of recorded channels. You can also create clips, search for programmes coming up, create playlists and share them with others.
BoB is only available in the UK.
Financial Times This link opens in a new window
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
To access the premium subscription giving you full access to the content, you MUST register on first using the Financial Times for an account using your Royal Holloway email address. Therafter, you log in using your Royal Holloway email address and the password you have created when registering directly with The Financial Times.
Gale OneFile: News This link opens in a new window
OneFile News is a full-text international newspaper resource that allows users to quickly search and compare news articles published worldwide.
Gale Primary Sources This link opens in a new window
A collection of historical archives (modern to present), newspapers and periodicals (17th to 19th centuries) including:
Archives Unbound (trial)
British Library Newspapers,
Daily Mail Historical Archive,
The Economist Historical Archive,
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive,
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals,
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection,
The Times Digital Archive,
The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
Nexis provides access to a wide range of UK and international newspapers. It also includes a collection of in-depth company profiles and industry reports covering millions of public and private companies.
Regional Business News This link opens in a new window
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. You can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from different news sources.
The link below will help you find Royal Holloway PhD theses, UK theses through British Library's EThOS service and theses and dissertations from other countries through ProQuest.
Britannica Academic This link opens in a new window
The online academic edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including articles, biographies, images, videos and a world atlas. The 'Compare Countries' tool shows a range of facts and statistics for different countries.
Oxford English Dictionary This link opens in a new window
Oxford Reference Online This link opens in a new window
Over 100 general reference works, language dictionaries and subject dictionaries covering languages, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences and business.
Oxford Bibliographies Online This link opens in a new window
A series of online research guides in a range of subjects including American Literature
, British and Irish Literature
, Cinema and Media Studies
, Environmental Science
, Victorian Literature
. Each guide contains a series of articles introducing key topics, and lists recommended readings about each topic.
Video User guide (YouTube)
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