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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.


  • Academic Search Complete 
    (provides full text access to over 8,500 journals across a broad range of subjects)
  • GeoScienceWorld 
    (contains full texts of journals in the area of geosciences)
  • GreenFILE 
    (focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on a wide range of topics)
  • ScienceDirect 
    (contains full texts of more than 2,000 Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences)

Dictionaries & Reference Books

  • Oxford Reference Online 
    (contains dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press)


  • ESRI Reports 
    (Reports of the Economic & Social Research Institute)

Research Methods

  • Sage Research Methods 
    (supports researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings)


  • World Development Indicators 
    (contains development information on more than 600 indicators from over 200 countries, and 18 regional and income groups from 1960 onwards)

A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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