Walk In Access

Walk-in Access Wales is a WHELF managed project set up to enable members of the public to access electronic resources in Welsh HE libraries.

For more information, read the Walk-in Access Wales toolkit.

What is walk-in access?

If you are not eligible to use the e-resources that the University subscribes to for its members, you can register to use a selection of e-resources at the Carmarthen and Lampeter campus libraries as a “walk-in” user. This pilot service is available to non-UWTSD library members.

How do I register as a walk-in user?

You will need to visit the Carmarthen or Lampeter campus library with one of the forms of identification listed in the registration form below. Walk-in users may access the resources for educational purposes only, such as private study or research, and must abide by the Acceptable Use Policy included in the registration form.

Which resources are available?

American Film Institute Catalog

The premier resource for the American films produced in collaboration with the American Film Institute (AFI). The catalogue is meticulously complied and updated by film experts at the AFI.

ATLA Religion Database / ATLA Serials 

ATLA Religion Database supports religious and theological scholarship in education and research and contains thousands of citations from international titles and multi-author works in the field of religion. ATLA includes a full range of index citations to journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from three ATLA print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Sermon preparation resources are also included with illustrations.

ATLA Serials supports religious and theological scholarship and research, and contains the full text of thousands of journal articles and book reviews from international titles and multi-author works in the field of religion. Sermon preparation resources are also included.

British Newspapers 1600-1900

The British Newspapers 1600-1900 is a significant digital collection of British historic newspapers.  New conservation and imaging techniques and a cross-searchable platform offers access to this valuable historical and cultural archive.

British Periodicals

British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.

Business Source Complete

A definitive scholarly business database, providing a leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from1473-1700.

EBSCO E-book Collection (NetLibrary)

A general collection of e-books covering a wide range of subjects.

Education Source

Education Source is the most authoritative online resource for education research. It offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus is a bibliographic resource covering the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Many of these key titles are available here in full text.

Film Index International

Film Index International is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. FII provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries.


GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. The database provides indexing and abstracting for records, as well as open access full text for more than 4,600 records.

House Of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP)

HCPP delivers searchable full text for parliamentary papers, along with a detailed index. 

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP)

IIMP is an essential resource for the teaching and study of music, providing indexing and abstracts for 400+ core music journals. IIMP covers music education, performance studies, composition theory ethnomusicology, and all forms of popular music.

John Johnson Collection

Fully searchable colour images of 65,000 items from the Bodleian Library's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


The collection brings together core titles in economics, finance, arts and humanities including many publications from the leading scholarly societies, with a range of critical research journals in accounting, labour relations, marketing, management, operations research, and risk assessment as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. Date range is up to the last three to five years.

Literature Online

Literature Online is a searchable library of more than 300,000 poems, dramas, prose and biographies.

19th Century British Library Newspapers

This digital resource provides access to national, regional, and local 19th century British newspapers. It includes 48 titles, totalling approximately 2.2 million pages, which reflect the social and political developments of the time.

Oxford Art Online

Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Also included are images from the most frequently studied works of art. Through partnerships with outstanding organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bridgeman Art Library, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Art Resource, ARTstor, Art Images for College Teaching (AICT), and numerous international galleries and individual artists.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

An online, scholarly resource providing access to a large range of English language reference resources on the Islamic world.

Oxford Journals

A general collection of e-journals covering a wide range of subjects.  Please note that we may not subscribe to every e-journal listed on this website.

Oxford Journals Archive

A general collection of e-journals covering a wide range of subjects.  Please note that we may not subscribe to every e-journal listed on this website.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online

A searchable full-text database of scholarly books in a range of subjects including Business, Management, Classical Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion.

Periodicals Archive Online

An archival database of digitised journal backfiles in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Periodical Archive Online delivers journals from their first issue up to 1995 and covers 37 subject categories, in a number of languages.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

This database provides a comprehensive record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.


PsycARTICLES is a psychology database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection

The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent a large collection of 17th and 18th century English news media.  The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.


A sport, fitness and sports medicine bibliographic database, containing more than 500,000 references, 20,000 theses and dissertations, 10,000 website addresses and links to full text articles.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Times Digital Archive

The complete digital archive of The Times (London) 1785 - 1985.  The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.