|Databases available to members of UCL
The Library provides access to a variety of bibliographical databases and full-text resources, available for free self-service use by UCL staff and students. Those currently available can be listed from the links below (please note that electronic journals are covered separately).
The following lists are generated using MetaLib, a service which enables you to cross-search up to ten databases at once.
MetaLib also incorporates resources other than databases so the lists will include the following resource types: full-text resources, image databases, indexing and abstracting databases, internet subject gateways, library catalogues and organisations.
For more information about MetaLib please see the MetaLib information page.
How do I use the lists in MetaLib?
You can use them simply as a list of links to electronic information resources. However, you can also take advantage of MetaLib's advanced features by
- clicking on Find Resource in MetaLib's top menu to generate a different list of resources;
- moving to QuickSearch or ExpertSearch (using the top menu) and selecting a set of resources to search all together;
- adding resources to your own personal lists of information resources (log in and use MyMetaLib).
To find out how to use these features, see the MetaLib information page, including the user guide.
And once you have found your way around MetaLib, why not start from the MetaLib homepage next time, rather than coming via these lists?
What do all the symbols mean, next to the resources listed in MetaLib?
For a key to MetaLib's symbols, click on "Icon Key" in MetaLib's top menu. In particular, if you see the padlock icon , this means you are not using a UCL computer and will have to log in with a valid UCL username and password if you want to use the resource. Further information about logging in is available.
Last modified 28 October 2010