Want to know the names of the key databases on your subject?  Need to make a quick start to your research?

Choose your subject area from the list below and click on + to see a list of key resources, arranged in the order we think you are likely to use them.

But please remember ...

The databases listed below will get you off to a running start.  However, if you want to do a comprehensive search use our full A-Z list.

A-Z list of databases

The A-Z list includes links to databases from individual publishers covering a range of subjects which may also contain information on your topic. 

Architecture and built environment

 Construction Information Service

Construction, technical information
Current
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Architecture
1934-Current, with selective coverage back to 1741
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Art Source

Art, design and architecture (covers the content previously in Art Full Text and Art and Architecture Complete).
Includes full text articles and abstracts.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Construction & Building Abstracts

Construction, architecture, planning
1985-
Off campus users please contact the library for the username and password.

Digimap

Ordnance Survey Maps.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

ISURV

Surveying, property and related subjects. Best practice commentaries, standards, cases, and more.
ID and password required off campus – please follow this link for details.

Art and design

Art Source

Art, design and architecture (covers the content previously in Art Full Text and Art and Architecture Complete).
Includes full text articles and abstracts.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided. 

Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Art, design
1973-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided 

Web of Science

Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
1975-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Vogue (US) Archive

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Oxford Art Online

Art resources including the Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Digital images

Our page of sources for digital images, ranging from databases to free websites to photo sharing sites.

Business, management and accounting

Business Source Complete

Business, Management
Includes full-text articles.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Emerald

Full-text journals from MCB University Press, covering management, librarianship, property, industry, engineering and training.
Current titles 1994 - (abstracts 1989 -), with Backfiles 1898 - 1993

Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy)

UK Company Accounts
Last 5 years
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

OSIRIS

International company accounts   
2004 - 
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

International Newsstand

Information from more than 280 of the world's top newspapers.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

The Times Digital Archive

Full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the world's most highly respected newspapers.
1785-2008
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Henry Stewart Talks: Marketing and Management Audio Visual Presentations

Marketing and Management
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OnePetro

Full-text papers on oil and gas exploration and production (including SPE Papers)
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Computing

ACM Digital Library

Computing, Information Technology
1947-
Off-campus users click SIGN IN, then Show the list of Institutions, then Robert Gordon University and login.

Compendex

Engineering, computing
1970-
Off-campus users choose Other institution log in, then UK Access Management Federation from the drop down menu, then select Robert Gordon University and login.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore

Electronic & electrical engineering, computing
1998 -
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

SpringerLink

Full-text journals in the sciences and social sciences
Current years, plus archive

Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Engineering

ASME Digital Collection

Journals and conference papers on engineering, mechanics and energy
Various years
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Compendex

Engineering
1970-
Off-campus users choose Other institution log in, then UK Access Management Federation from the drop down menu, then select Robert Gordon University and login.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore

Electronic & electrical engineering
1998 -
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

OnePetro

Full-text papers on oil and gas exploration and production (including SPE Papers)
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

SpringerLink

Full-text journals in the sciences and social sciences
Current years, plus archive.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Knovel

eBooks on engineering and related disciplines which can be searched and browsed.
Also includes a “data search” option which can be used to locate data for materials and substances within interactive tables.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Health and sports sciences

CINAHL with Full Text

Full-text articles from over 600 nursing and allied health journals, plus details of articles from over 2000 additional journals.
1981-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Medline

Medicine
1966-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Full text articles on sport, exercise physiology, sports medicine and related topics from over 500 journals plus details of additional articles and materials.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

SpringerLink

Full-text journals in the sciences and social sciences
Current years, plus archive.

Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

PsycArticles

Psychology including sport psychology
0ver 150,000 full-text peer-reviewed, scholarly and scientific journal articles from over 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Web of Science

Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities.
1975-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Information studies

Library Literature and Information Science

Full-text articles in library & information science.
1984-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts)

Library and information sciences.
mid-1960s-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Emerald

Full-text journals from MCB University Press, covering management, librarianship, property, industry, engineering and training.
Current titles 1994 - (abstracts 1989 -), with Backfiles 1898 - 1993

Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Web of Science

Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
1975-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Journalism and communication studies

 SAGE Journals Online

Journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.   
1991 -
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Business Source Complete

Business, Management
Includes full-text articles.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Emerald

Full-text journals from MCB University Press, covering management, librarianship, property, industry, engineering and training.
Current titles 1994 - (abstracts 1989 -), with Backfiles 1898 - 1993

Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

International Newsstand

Information from more than 280 of the world's top newspapers.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

The Times Digital Archive

Full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the world's most highly respected newspapers.
1785-2008
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Law

 Westlaw UK

UK, EU and international cases, legislation and legal journals.
Enter Robert Gordon University and Sign In.  At the "Login to My Westlaw UK profile" screen click Skip.

LexisLibrary (was LexisNexis Butterworths)

Legal journals, newspapers, selected Scots Law and employment materials.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.
NOTE: for UK cases please use Westlaw UK

HeinOnline

Law database containing Law Journal Library, English Reports (1220-1867), Philip C Jessup Library
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Business Source Complete

Business, Management.  Includes full-text articles.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

OGEL (Oil Gas and Energy Law)

Journal articles and legislative material relating to oil and gas law.
2002 -
No ID or password required on campus. User name and password required off-campus - please contact  the Enquiry Point for details.

The RGU Account has a daily download limit of 75. If you are unable to download articles this is often the reason. In such cases you will need to try again on another day.

Lexis Middle East Law

Legislation and legal cases from the Middle East, including in the fields of construction, energy and banking.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Lloyd's Law Reports

Lloyd's Law Reports 1919 -
Lloyd's Law Reports Plus 2006 -
Lloyd's Law Reporter 2007 -

Contact the Enquiry Point for details of the required ID and password.  Login, completing the required boxes with these details and your own RGU email address.
Please note - Access can take up to 24 hours to become active and for the login details to come into effect.  Restricted to 5 concurrent users

Scottish Session Cases Archive

Session Cases from 1821-1872
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

The Times Digital Archive

Full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the world's most highly respected newspapers.
1785-2008
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Market research

Mintel

Market research
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided
If you are referred to the terms and conditions page, agree them to begin searching. When you have finished searching please log out and close down all browser windows.

Key Note

Market research
(Please note that Market Assessment Reports are not available via Robert Gordon University subscription.)
Select Robert Gordon University from the dropdown list and login with your RGU ID and password.

Business Source Complete

Business, Management
Includes full-text articles.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Nursing and midwifery

CINAHL with Full Text

Full-text articles from over 600 nursing and allied health journals, plus details of articles from over 2000 additional journals.
1981-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Internurse

Peer-reviewed articles from UK nursing journals
1996 -
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Cochrane Library

Medical and nursing research, controlled trials and systematic reviews.
No password required on- or off-campus

Intermid

Peer-reviewed articles from UK midwifery journals
1996 -
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Maternity and Infant Care

Nursing and midwifery
c.1985-
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PsycARTICLES

Psychology
0ver 150,000 full-text peer-reviewed, scholarly and scientific journal articles from over 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Web of Science

Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
1975-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Pharmacy, forensic and life sciences

 ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life, physical and other sciences.. Abstracts from other journals.
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile in selected subjects.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Medline

Medicine, pharmacy, biomedical and forensic sciences
1966-
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International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

Pharmaceutical sciences.
1970-
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Web of Science

Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
1975-
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CAB Abstracts

Nutrition, food, agriculture, tourism, hospitality, recreation
1973-
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CINAHL with Full Text

Full-text articles from over 600 nursing and allied health journals, plus details of articles from over 2000 additional journals.
1981-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

SpringerLink

Full-text journals and eBooks in the sciences with a strong coverage of biomedical and life sciences. 
Current years, plus archive.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

American Chemical Society Journals

Chemistry and related disciplines, 
Current titles 1996 - with Legacy Archive 1879 - 1995
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided. 

Food Science Source

Articles from over 1400 journals, magazines and trade publications covering the food industry and related topics.  Also provides access to industry and market reports.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Regularly updated animated audio visual presentations with narration in biomedical and life sciences.
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided.

Social studies and social work

 ASSIA

Health and Social Sciences
1987-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

ScienceDirect

Full-text journals from Elsevier, in life and physical sciences, business, and other subjects. Abstracts from other core scientific and technical journals
Current titles 1995 - , with Backfile subject collections in Business, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Social Science 1826 - 1994
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Social Services Abstracts

Social work and studies
Enter your RGU username and password in the boxes provided

Social Care Online

Information and research on all aspects of social care and social work
No password required.

PsycARTICLES

Psychology
0ver 150,000 full-text peer-reviewed, scholarly and scientific journal articles from over 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided.

SAGE Journals Online

Journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.   
1991 -
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided

Web of Science

Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences
1975-
Enter your RGU user name and password in the boxes provided



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