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Subject Resources - Foundation Year
Got a question for the Foundation Year Librarian?
Contact Scott Chesworth on 01782 734510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Many resources require Keele usernames for off-campus access. Please see our E-resources Access page for further information about this service.
Searching for Journal Articles
Databases and E-Journal Collections
You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.
In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.
Provides access to multi-disciplinary databases and full text articles. You can search the entire collection at once or choose a particular subset to search within by title or grouped by subject area.
You will need your Keele username and password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.
A journal database containing full-text international and US journals, over 400 titles, almost all of which date back to the first volume. If you are off campus use the "UK Federation login", select "University of Keele" from the list, click "Authenticate". When prompted type in your Keele username and password to log into the HeinOnline service.
View the Quick Guide to Using HeinOnline.
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. To access articles from off-campus, you need to search for the journal title first and the article you want to look at before it will prompt you to log-in.
Provides access to multi-disciplinary databases and full text articles.
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.
An online database which contains the full-text of more than 1000 journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Science Direct
View the Quick Guide to Using Science Direct.
Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.
Web of Science
Provides access to multi-disciplinary databases, full text articles and citations.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.
Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.
To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.
For subject specific collections, please use the Subject Guide pages for your preferred subject area.
Searching for E-books
E-books can be read in full, online, on or off campus.
You can search for e-books that the Library has bought by using Library Search and using the "Search Books and More" option. Enter the title or keywords and from the results, use the filters to select "Full Text Online" and then select "Books" from the Resource Type filters. This will show you the e-book. Click the "View Online" link to log-in.
If you just want to browse the e-book collections we subscribe to you can access them from the following links, but the best way to search for e-books is via Library Search.
Our E-books Quick Guide will help you get started.
Searching for Newspaper Articles
The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers:
ProQuest UK News Stand
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent. Our ProQuest UK News Stand Quick Guide will help you get started.
The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos. Our Times Digital Archive Quick Guide will help you get started.
Online Reading Lists for the Foundation Year
View reading lists for Foundation Year modules online.
When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including links to e-books, e-journals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access Library Search to view additional details, place a request on an item or use other borrower services.
Sign-in with your Keele username and password to add personal study notes to your lists.