We subscribe to a range of different databases covering all major subjects taught at the University. These include bibliographic databases, eBook and eJournal collections, historical sources, images and multimedia, law reports, library catalogues, newspapers and news services, official publications, open access collections, reference and research resources, and standards and patents.

Finding databases

If you want to find a specific database you know we have access to, you can search for it using the main FindIt@Bham homepage.

  • Set the Search Filter to Online Items (it is set to Everything by default)
  • Type the name of the database in the Search bar, and press return.
  • Select the record for the database in the results list and click the link under View It to access it, ensuring that you have noted any additional access requirements under Public Notes.

If you want to browse our available databases, you can go to the Database Search tab of FindIt@Bham and explore our databases there. You can type in the name of a database in the Search bar or browse databases alphabetically. You can also use the filter on the left-hand side of the screen to browse databases by subject and type.

Databases for specific subjects

  • Go to the Database Search tab of FindIt@Bham and filter by Resource Subject on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Click on the drop-down arrow beside Resource Subject to expand the list of subjects.
  • Some subjects have drop-down menus of their own that break down databases into sub-groups within a subject. To access the sub-group options within a subject, click on the drop-down arrow beside the relevant subject.


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