All Databases

The Library provides access to a large number of online resources to support your learning, teaching and research. Search for a specific title below or filter the listing by clicking on the + to see all that might be relevant for your subject area.

You may access our digital resources from any device wherever you are studying or working. To access resources off-campus, use the University's Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. Where resources require passwords details are shown below the relevant database description.

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AJ Buildings Library

Architect’s journal resource covering thousands of exemplar projects, most from the last 20 years but including major projects back to 1900.

Register for access to Architect’s Journal with your Loughborough e-mail address before visiting the site. Sign in with the same details.

Architect's journal (AJ)

Covers industry news as well as building studies with technical details and drawings

Register with your Loughborough e-mail address and log-in. Click My AJ, then select Digital Editions

BoB box of broadcasts

TV and radio programmes, media archive, off-air recording.

Video tutorials available here

Please note the University no longer uses the ATHENS system. If you are asked for an ATHENS username please try either clearing your browser history/cookies or use a different browser.

You will need to provide a few details to set up your account. You will then receive a verification email. Please ensure you verify your account as soon as you get the email.

 

British Standards

A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards.

Please note the University no longer uses the ATHENS system. If you are asked for an ATHENS username please try either clearing your browser history/cookies or use a different browser.

Digimap

An online map and data delivery service which offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Digimap - Aerial

Access to some of the highest quality aerial photography available for Great Britain.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Digimap - Environment

Environment Digimap brings easy access to Land Cover data from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Separate datasets are available for 1990, 2000, 2007 and 2015, all national coverages. Also included are Dudley Stamp’s maps of the 1930’s Land Utilisation Survey of Britain.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Digimap - Geology

Geology Digimap offers a wide range of geological map data from the British Geological Survey

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Digimap - Historic

Historic Digimap delivers historical Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

Digimap - Marine

Nautical chart datasets derived from UK Hydrographic Office paper charts and chart panels. Also, Marine Themes vector data which covers all UK waters and is a feature rich dataset derived from authoritative material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Offices.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

 

FT.com

Quality business and financial commentary and analysis.

Registration needed. To register please click this link.

SciFinder (classic)

Covers all areas of chemistry as well as biology, medicine, engineering, material science and more.

Complete the online registration form from on campus/ using the VPN. You will then receive a confirmation email before you can begin searching SciFinder Scholar.  Video guide available here

Scival

Scival contains information from the Scopus database and is usually used as a tool for visualising research performance based on citations, collaboration and other measures.

There is more information about how to use Scival and other tools that can measure research visibility responsibly on the Research Support website.