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 and Multi-Factor Authentication 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.

 

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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

 

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British Standards (BSOL)

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.

To log in please click on the Institutional login link, select Loughborough University from the list and log in with your usual University credentials. Please note that  British Standards Online (BSOL) is gradually introducing a new security feature to their documents. This means that from the beginning of March 2021, BSOL documents can only be opened with a plug-in installed on your device (File Open). The File Open plug-in has been installed on University lab machines and is being made available via the Software Centre to those using the University’s managed desktop service. To download it onto your own device the BSI have provided this help document.

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Construction Information Service

Publications from industry and government organisations including BRE, BSRIA, CIOB, CIBSE, CIRIA, Highways Agency and Transport Research Laboratory.

Our subscription does not include British Standards. Please see the British Standards (BSOL) entry listed further down the page for information about access and downloading documents.

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.

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Digimap - Aerial

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

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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.

 

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Digimap - Geology

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

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Digimap - Historic

Historic Digimap delivers historical Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain.

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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.

 

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medRxiv

medRxiv (pronounced "med-archive") is a free online archive and distribution server for complete but unpublished manuscripts (preprints) in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences. medRxiv includes research articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical research design protocols and data articles.

Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behaviour and should not be reported in news media as established information. 

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