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One of the most valuable resources available to you if you have an athens password will be journal databases. A service like infoLinX will assist you in locating journal databases that are appropriate to your subject area.

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Here are some top journal databases:

LexisNexis Executive

Absolutely invaluable when looking for issues surrounding your chosen topic. The news coverage offered by LexisNexis Executive is impressive with approximately 12,000 publications from national & local newspapers, press releases, transcripts of tv broadcasts, newswires, statistical bulletins, magazines and trade journals. (+Athens Login).


Over 1 million articles in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Construction, Engineering, Computing, Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Criminology, Life and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Social and Behavioural Sciences, The Arts, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences, Agriculture and Aquaculture (+Athens Login)

Oxford Journals Digital Archive

Oxford Journals has recently undertaken a digitisation project to make over 165 years of valuable research available online. Subjects include Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Maths, Physical Sciences, Medicine and Social Sciences. Content from 1849-1995, over 3 million article pages and 142 journals (+Visit Website).

Sage Journals Online

SAGE Publications publishes over 470 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. (+Athens Login)

Science Direct

ScienceDirect offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. It has over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals * Hundreds of book series, handbooks and reference works (+Athens Login)

Cambridge Journals Online

Currently publishes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, Cambridge journals are accessible worldwide in print and online (+Athens Login)


EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS) is your gateway to thousands of e-journals containing millions of articles from hundreds of different publishers, all at one web site (+Athens Login)


Publisher of journals in management and library and information services, engineering, applied science and technology (Login)


On-line articles from 4500 journals in all fields and abstracts from 20000 journals. Free access to bibliography so really useful to use to snowball reading even if you don't have Athens access (+Athens Login)


JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated (this can be rather annoying in that sections cannot be copied so anything you want to quote has to be typed up). The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. (+Athens Login)


MetaPress covers over 1,750 journal titles and 50 newsletters and book series. Subjects covered by MetaPress include: business, computing, economics, engineering, finance, languages, law, linguistics, management, medical sciences, politics, psychology and sociology (+Athens Login).


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LexisNexis Group delivers comprehensive and authoritative legal, business, government and tax information worldwide as an industry leader. UK Law students will find all the invaluable sources like Halsbury's Statutes, Halsbury's Laws of England and the New Law Journal here (+UK Law Athens Login).

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