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Learning at Work - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.  In fact it may give you too many – so think carefully about exactly what subject you are interested in and the keywords you are using.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for the various subject areas that Learning at Work may cover:

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Covers all areas of business and management and is particularly useful for subjects which connect with the business world.

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The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include education, management, human resources, marketing and training – will often have engineering related articles.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

A legal database which also includes broadsheet newspapers – both UK and international – if non-academic articles are of use to you.

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This is a large collection of maths, science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information.  A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG597.pdf

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Scopus not in Discovery 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides an overview of the world's research output covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and the arts and humanities.

Note that the above cover  just one publisher.  (Science Direct, for example, is a database of Elsevier publications).  If you want to do wider searches and literature reviews which draw on the width of the literature, you’ll need to do a little more work and include these indexing databases in your research.  We may not have the full text of these articles (but can obtain them via Inter Library Loan) but you may find the database links through to full text where we have it. 

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AccessEngineering is a collection of critical, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools.

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Engineering Village not in Discovery 

Indexes to journal articles and conference proceedings for a wide range of topics including mathematics not simply engineering. This includes the Compendex and INSPEC databases as well as a couple of geographical ones. A guide to this database can be accessed here.

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Barbour not in Discovery 

Barbour is a health and safety information service providing information sourced from over 900 providers. Information within it includes legislation, technical guides and best practice along with director level briefings and employee training guides. The legislation diary identifies all known upcoming changes in legislation relating to different health and safety topics.

Note that the resource only allows one user at a time, however, if you would like a personal login which allows you to save searches and set up alerts please see further information on the off campus password page.

Barbour site information: Barbour search hints and tips and library guide

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Info4education not in Discovery 

This supplier gives access to two major resources for Construction and Health and Safety professionals (Construction Information Service and OHSIS), needing rapid, reliable and up-to-date online access to standards, legislation and other guidance information related to their industries. Many items included in full-text. Product catalogues are also available covering construction, engineering, process and electronics industries.

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OSH Update not in Discovery 

OSH UPDATE contains over 825,000 references and is regularly updated as new information is published from worldwide sources.This aggregation of 20 databases includes those from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK Health and Safety Executive’s HSELINE, US NIOSHTICs , European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and MHAID – major hazards database. All industry sectors are covered e.g. agriculture, construction, engineering, fishing, manufacturing, mining, nuclear and offshore oil and gas. A guide to this resource can be accessed here

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British Standards Online – note that to obtain full text you must click on the special URL which you can find on the Off-Campus Access page. Login using your University login and password, and find the British Standards Online URL. A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG655.pdf

Use of the University of Portsmouth Library British Standards Online subscription is for educational purposes only. Excessive downloading and printing of the material is prohibited. For more information on these restrictions please contact the library.

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Esp@cenet not in Discovery 

Espacenet offers free access to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

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IHS standards store not in Discovery 

Use this commercial site to check the validity of standards across different countries.  Search the Library catalogue for the few IHS Standards we have purchased.  Comprehensive source of technical industry standards as well as government and military standards.

health policy & services
occupational health and safety law

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Computing and Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical).

Your Subject Team

Timothy Collinson

(Faculty Librarian)

Email: timothy.collinson@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3224

Ann Hindson

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

Email: lib-sci-tech@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3268

Sarah Weston

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

Email: lib-sci-tech@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3268