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Databases are searchable online resources which allow you to use keywords, authors and subjects to find references.
Databases may be dedicated to a single subject or cover several subjects. Each offer a different range of journals. Your search results contain citation information and often an abstract.
Use the "full-text" links to view articles online. If the full text is not accessible check Library Search for electronic or print availability. 

You can view resources relevant to a particular School or Subject area or our A to Z of Online Resources.

We may not have access to all the references online. Items not available can be obtained through the Inter Library Loans service.

EBSCO includes Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete, which provide full-text, indexing and abstracts for several thousand journals.

EBSCO databases include:

To access EBSCO databases log in with your Keele username and password.

EBSCO support page
Help for CINAHL/MEDLINE datasbases and MeSH
Off-campus access guide for electronic resources

Unfortunately, we are not able to access or alter personal MyEBSCO login details or passwords. If you wish to create a personal account (for example to save documents or searches), experience any issues logging into MyEBSCO, or wish to reset your MyEBSCO password (this is not your Keele University account), guidance from EBSCO is available from: EBSCO Connect. If you experience any issues with your MyEBSCO account, please email EBSCO directly at

The ProQuest databases platform provides access to a large number of bibliographic and full-text databases across a wide array of subject areas.

The ProQuest Natural Science Collection‎ provides access to the following, many with full-text available:

The ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection‎ includes access to the following databases, many of these also contain full-text:

Other major databases within ProQuest include:

To access ProQuest databases log in with your Keele username and password.

ProQuest platform help page
Off-campus access guide for electronic resources

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering science, social sciences and arts and humanities. It offers access to research tools like citation reports and cited reference searching, and personalised features such as saved searches and alerts.

The Web of Science Core Collection contains access to the following:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Book Citation Index – Science (2005-present)
  • Book Citation Index – Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015-present)
  • Index Chemicus (1993-present)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)

Other databases within Web of Science include:

To access Web of Science databases look for 'Institutional Sign In', search for 'UK Federation' and then search for 'Keele University'. Log in with your Keele username and password.

Web of Science support page
Off-campus access guide for electronic resources