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Planning and Environmental Management: Databases


Widening the Range of Our Digital Resources: Extending our Elgar Online Collection
We have extended our Elgar Online collection to include over 900 ebooks, handbooks and reference works spanning various disciplines including business, economics, education, geography, law, planning, politics, sociology and social policy.
Staff and students can access a further 400 titles centred on themes of social responsibility. These encompass a wide range of subjects, including sustainable development goals, human rights, urban and regional studies, responsible business practices, environmental economics, climate change, and social policy.
Our full ElgarOnline collection provides an invaluable resource for teaching and research across the social sciences whilst supporting  interdisciplinary research groups, such as Manchester Urban InstitutePolicy@Manchester and Sustainable Futures, and aligning with the University's commitment to Social Responsibility.

What is a database?

Databases provide access to high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, dissertations and other sources.

These databases have been especially chosen for this subject area.

When carrying out your research for a piece of work, you will need to search more than one database to find all of the journal articles relevant to your topic, as each database covers different journals.

Key databases

My Learning Essentials

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Getting started with subject databases

This resource explores some of the key features of subject databases, demonstrating that while they can initially appear daunting and complicated, they can be as easy to use as any online shopping site

View all workshops and online resources in this area on the
My Learning Essentials webpages.

Newspaper databases

The library provides comprehensive access to a vast archive of British and overseas newspapers, including electronic access to many current publications. Newspapers are an excellent primary source research tool, not only providing reports about events and issues but also editorials and letters that can be extremely useful for deeper understanding. Access the Newspaper guide for further information.

The latest acquisition to our newspaper databases. Users can study the progression of issues over time by browsing issues extending from the newspaper’s first publication in May 1827 to effectively the present day (within 1 week), including articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more. Searching facilitated by user-friendly support and indexing tools, with hit-term highlighting, searchable PDFs, and image downloads in PDF format.

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