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Databases for Welsh

Use the databases below to:

  • find references to journal articles
  • keep up to date with the latest publications in your subject

Some databases require your Cardiff University network username and password for off-campus access. These databases are available for all staff and students of Cardiff University but because of licensing restrictions they are not available to external members and visitors.

You can also access databases through Electronic Resources - MetaLib

Database guides are available to help you.


British Humanities Index

British Humanities Index
Contains references relating to the humanities from articles in over 200 British journals and major newspapers from 1962 onwards. Subjects covered include:

  • the arts
  • music
  • philosophy
  • religion
  • literature
  • economics
  • history
  • politics
  • current affairs

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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains over 125,000 titles listed in

  • Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640)
  • Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640)
  • Thomason Tracts (1640-1661)

Searches can be made by keyword (including author, title or subject), by bibliographic number and can be limited by date. The text and illustrations are displayed as images of the printed pages.

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Historical Abstracts

Contains bibliographic references from 1955 onwards from over 2000 journals, plus theses and books, from 50 languages. It covers the period 1450 to date, but excludes North American history.

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Historical Abstracts

Access Off-Campus

Historical Abstracts (off-campus)

To access Historical Abstracts, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required

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International Medieval Bibliography

International Medieval Bibliography
Lists articles about the period 400AD to 1500AD published since 1967 in journals, conference proceedings, collected essays, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues. It contains over 300,000 references on:

  • archaeology
  • classics
  • theology
  • philosophy
  • European languages and literatures
  • Islamic studies
  • history of art
  • music

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Lexis-Nexis News and Business

Nexis UK
From the first page, click to accept the Terms and Conditions to proceed to the database.

A comprehensive newspaper database, updated daily, providing full text access to all UK national newspapers, plus regional newspapers, international news providers (including The International Herald Tribune, The New Yorker, USA Today, India Today and the Japan Times) and a number of trade journals and magazines. Most titles have a twenty year archive. UK newspaper titles include:

  • Financial Times
  • Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday
  • Independent / Independent on Sunday
  • Guardian / Observer
  • Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph
  • Daily Mirror / Sunday Mirror
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Scotsman / Scotland on Sunday

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Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online
A searchable web-based library containing over 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose from the eleventh century onwards. It includes more than 750,000 records of articles, monographs and dissertations in the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature . Also incorporates links to the full text of over 70 literary journals.

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MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography
The Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) indexes scholarly publications on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore in over 4,000 journals and series as well as in monographs, multi-author works and dissertations. MLAIB dates back to 1925.