A new way to browse databases coming 14 January 2019

From 14 January 2019, we are introducing a new way to browse databases for students, staff, alumni and members of the public.

Library search with Database search category selected on Library homepage.
Search for databases from the Library Homepage. Select Databases from the list of search options and then search or a database title or click the Browse Databases button. 

New look and features

New Database Search has the same look and feel as Library Search. The main difference is that the search box is for database titles.

You are searching the same databases as before.

New Database browse interface with instructions, database title search box, search by letter or numeral and databases by category.
New Database Search interface including search suggestions, search box, initial letter or number search and database categories.

How to find databases

Try Database Search now

  • Search by database title.
  • Browse by title - select an initial letter or number.
  • Browse by category – select from the categories, including key resources.
    Click the arrow (>) beside a database category to view its subcategories.
Browsing databases by category. Anatomy and physiology category selected, 11 databases found.
Use the list of Databases by category to view relevant databases for your subject area. This list is curated by our liaison librarians.

Alumni and walk-in users

Access databases

Once you’ve found a database title:

  • Select the Available online link to go directly to the database.
    You may be asked to log in.
  • Or, select the title to open the full record to see more about the database.

PubMed database result. Available online link highlighted.

Save or export your results

Access useful Library Search features to save or export your results:

  • save a database to My favourites
  • get a citation in multiple referencing styles
  • export to EndNote
  • email database details
 Endnote RIS, Endnote Web, Bibtex, Citation, Permalink, Print and Email.
Save, email, cite or export your favourite databases by selecting the ellipses (...) button on a database result.

Tell us what you think

We hope you find the new look Database Search, with the added Library Search features, a convenient way to find and keep track of your favourite databases.

Try the tool from 14 January 2019 and tell us what you think. You can:

  • Use our feedback form
  • Chat with library staff, using the AskUs button in the header (service hours only)
  • Contact us on Facebook or Twitter

Other ways to contact us.


Last updated:
6 August 2019