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Databases and online resources

You can access materials online via our wide range of databases and digital resources, which are listed alphabetically below.

If you come across an article, journal, or book online that Birkbeck Library doesn't subscribe to, you can go and access it from another library or order it via the Interlibrary loan service.

Do also have a look at Free Access to Online Resources guide as it includes free-to-access content and any trials arranged for Birkbeck staff and students.

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Find databases and digital resources for your subject

If you are not sure which databases and digital resources are best for your subject, consult our Academic Subject guides.

A-Z list of databases and digital resources









Help with accessing digital resources 

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  • The Library web pages are covered by the Birkbeck, University of London Accessibility Statement.
  • This web page and other Library web pages may contain third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we make best endeavours to work with the third party to improve its accessibility. This may include:
    • Links to non-Birkbeck, University of London websites
    • Content hosted on other websites, such as social media and digital and online resources:
    • See our Accessibility Statement links for third-party content of our Digital and Online Resources
    • See our ebook providers' Accessibility Statements, in our eBooks guide
    • These will be updated regularly.
    • To help accessibility compliance across the sector, Birkbeck Library supports searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
    • searchBOX catalogues the contact information and accessibility statements of third-party suppliers enables the sharing of community-generated accessibility statements and allows users to map their supplier ecosystem. Birkbeck Library encourages all our partners and suppliers to support this effort by ensuring that their accessibility information is included in the searchBOX directory.
    • Users may directly source third-party accessibility statements using the free searchBOX Finder service.

    UK Medical Heritage Library