Databases & e-Resources

Databases & Electronic Resources

A database is a searchable collection of records. Most of the databases subscribed to by the Drill Hall Library are bibliographic. The records in this type of database are often fulltext journal articles and/or references to articles

To access the databases you must log in to the University of Greenwich Portal and select the My Library & IT tab

The most useful databases for your subject are listed below. Simply select the database link from the A-Z list provided list via the portal. Remember you must be in the University of Greenwich portal to access these databases in full unless stated otherwise below.

Some other freely available databases are listed in the websites section of this guide


Sciverse (Science Direct) - A fulltext database of the Elsevier Science journals collection plus journals from a number of prestigious organisations. This is a very good place to start your bibliographic searching in all areas of science.


RSC Gold Journals - Current & Archive - Access to RSC journals either currrent or archive. Also gives access to Chemspider.


Web of Knowledge - This will give you access to Web Of Science with its unique citation searching feature. Not many articles are in fulltext but it does give you access to the Endnote Web software which allows you to store and manage all of your reeferences effectively. For more information on Endnote Web go to the Project Help page.


Pub Med - Freely available at so there is no need to log into the portal for access. It is recommended to register with PubMed for the best available options. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE as well as some additional life science journals that submit full text to PubMedCentral. A very strong source of information for biomedical sciences.


MyiLibrary - The site for all of our electronic books.


InTech - a free open source website on Science & Engineering with full text journal articles and books. You can link from the logo


Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection - Contains animated audio-visual presentations from "world leading scientists". Regularly updated, with currently over 900 presentations. Imagine YouTube specifically for the biosciences and a great way to watch lectures and presentations to reinforce your studies.


Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau - Articles on agriculture, forestry, sustainable development and natural resources management. Very strong on information relating to developing countries. This database has a single-user licence so try again later if you cannot connect straightaway.

Below are some links to useful training material for some of the relevant databases.

Resource Documentation Video Youtube
Endnote Web Quick Reference Guide Basics Tutorial Watch
Science Direct Quick Start Guide Online Tutorial
Web of Knowledge Reference Card Online Tutorial
PubMed Basics Handout Simple Search Audio Watch
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