Databases and journals

Library databases provide access to a vast amount of material published in journals, newspapers, legal and other specialist collections. Many contain links to the full content, for example, full-text of articles, legal cases and citations, music and video files.

Databases by title

Databases by subject

Journal search

To search for specific journals use the online journals search.

Current database trials

Help us assess potential new electronic resources/databases - see our current electronic resources trials

Help with using databases

Access to most databases is available from anywhere. If you are off-campus, log in using your UC username and password. If you see a Microsoft Login prompt, use your uc email address and your password. More details can be found via the access conditions link for individual databases on the alphabetical and subject lists.

Licensing and access restrictions

Content from databases may only be used for the purpose of UC teaching, study or research. Licensing and access restrictions apply to most content, including ebooks and databases.

  • A reasonable quantity of excerpts may be downloaded for teaching, study or research. Substantial subsets of data or content may not be created.
  • Data or content may not be copied, sold or provided for any commercial purpose.
  • Data or content may not be provided to anyone who is not a member of UC.
  • Several of our databases provide access to video. In some cases this may be restricted to users 18 and over. Where this applies, you must be 18 years of age or older to access this material. Please exercise caution.

University of Canterbury Library advocates with vendors and the wider library community for robust privacy practices and policies. However, we are aware that vendors and publishers may collect information about users which may not be clearly detailed in their terms and conditions for access. We would like to make University of Canterbury users aware of this, particularly if you create a personal account with the publisher to access (for example) personalisation features with their service.