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About Online Resources
The library pays for you to be able to use high quality information collected together into databases. In library research, a database is where you find:
films, TV and radio programmes
specialist subject information
Each database contains thousands of items which you can search simultaneously and quickly to find the most recent or most relevant information. If the database has a Search icon, you can use the library search tool to find what you need.
Remember, if you can’t find what you are searching for, ask one of the library staff, or if you would like more direct one to one support on library searching or advanced library searching, you can . book an appointment with a member of the library team
Key Online Resources
Full Text Newspapers
Database of recent newspapers from the Gale Infotrac service.
A comprehensive reference source addressing contemporary social issues. Sixty main topics with articles, news, key facts, statistics and much more.
The Baring Foundation
This is an independent foundation working to improve the quality of life of people experiencing disadvantage and discrimination.
The British Army's homepage.
British Transport Police
The national police force for the railways, providing a service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
College of Policing
Describes employment opportunities in police forces across the country; details of lifestyle, pay, benefits and application forms.
Provides access to full text articles about a number of different subjects such as governance, community leadership and tackling inequalities.
The site is designed to give members of the public an insight into the work of the UK Fire and Rescue Service. Also provides an online resource for serving firefighters in the UK.
Greater Manchester Police
The Greater Manchester Police website is focussed on community policing, crime prevention, community safety and employment opportunities.
Institute for Public Policy Research
The purpose of the IPPR is to conduct and promote research into, and the education of the public in, the economic, social and political sciences, science and technology, the voluntary sector and social enterprise, public services, and industry and commerce.
The homepage of the Royal Navy.
Times Educational Supplement
TES is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers.
Box of Broadcasts
BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive.
With BoB you can...
Search programme transcripts and subtitles
Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
Embed content in your work and share on social media
One-click citation for easy academic referencing
Available on all devices
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