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Databases and Ebook Collections

These are a few other databases and ebook collections that you can access through the King's Libraries and Collections subscriptions. This is not an exhaustive list, but a few selected useful platforms. With this being a diverse School, not all of the databases listed will be relevant to every staff and students from each department. 

Proquest Social Science Premium Collection

The Proquest Social Sciences Premium Collection grants access to a number of different disciplinary databases across the social sciences. You can select to search all of the databases, or just selected individual ones. 

A key database contained within this is the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), which includes over 3 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. It provides cross-disciplinary coverage across the social sciences, focused on four primary subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science and sociology.

Other Resource Types

Digimap is an online map and data delivery service, available by subscription to UK Higher and Further Education establishments. King's is subscribed to three sections of Digimap: 

  • Ordnance Survey
    • This is the original and definitive service providing a full range of topographic Ordnance Survey data for the UK higher and further education sector. Digimap provides a wide range of tools to help maximise the benefits and value the data can bring to almost every academic discipline
  • Historic
    • Historic Digimap delivers historical Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain. The Collection is licensed from Landmark Information Group for UK Higher and Further Education.
  • 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.