A database is a searchable online collection of information. We buy subscriptions to databases so you can find the information you need for your assignments, dissertations, study and research.
Library databases contain different types of information such as academic journal articles, videos, ebooks, news articles, primary source material and statistical data.
Logging in is easy when you access databases from the Library website, via Library Search, the Databases A-Z or My Subject.
Most links we provide take you straight to the log in page where you enter your University username and password. If you're on campus, you will need to login less.
We provide log in instructions if it's a bit more complicated and login details for the handful of databases that need a different login.
There are a number of reasons why you can't access online resources. Here are the most common ones:A problem with your IT account
Try accessing other databases, ebooks and journal articles - if you can't access any online resources, report the problem to us or IT.A problem with the database
If the issue is with one database only, this may be a temporary glitch (try starting a brand new browser session) or the database may be down. Check the Service alerts on this page where we tell you about any known issues and when they are likely to be resolved. If you can't see an announcement, report the problem to us.You may not have access to the database