Open Access Resources
Open Access resources are free to use without a log-in or password. This page lists a small selection of resources which are relevant to the programmes taught at the University.
BioMed Central is a science, technology and medicine publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology and medicine and includes broad interest titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals, such as Retrovirology and BMC Genomics. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.
The British Cartoon Archive was established in 1973, as a research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 140,000 pieces of cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of newspaper cuttings, books, catalogues and magazines.
The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.
The British Library's newspaper collections are among the finest in the world, containing most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800.
The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist, and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.
Online version of the Welsh Academy Dictionary, first published in 1995 by the University of Wales Press under the editorship of Bruce Griffiths and Dafydd Glyn Jones.
JISC MediaHub contains over 137,000 multimedia items including more than 3,600 hours of film and over 50,000 images.
Please note that we do not subscribe to every collection listed on this website.
Early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from 1000 to 1500.
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Contains references to over 3800 biomedical journals, from 1966 onwards. Covers all aspects of medicine with a worldwide focus. See also BioMed Central for full text articles.
RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel.
ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO launched as a beta version in December 2013. ROAD provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register comprising bibliographic records which describe scholarly resources in Open Access which have been assigned an ISSN by the ISSN Network: journals, conference proceedings and academic repositories.
Youth Work Wales is a not-for profit site supported by the YMCA Community College and University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The aim of the site is to provide practitioners, students and managers of Youth Work in Wales with a range of information which will help develop thinking and practice. It is a site primarily focused on a particular style of work with young people delivered within the framework of the Youth Service which encourages the voluntary involvement of young people aged 11-25 in a wide range of positive activities.
- Student's Guide to Citing References - University of Birmingham's guide to citing references
- See also RefWorks
- Google Images
- JISC Digital Media - helping the UK’s higher education, further education and skills communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media (still images, sound and video).
Copac exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries (and growing). In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries.