We’ve asked our Subject Librarian Team for their super seven recommended resources for the start of term.

Whatever your course or personal interest, we’re sure there’s something here to spark your imagination and prove essential for assignments:

BioDigital Human

Image of a human heart with text and labels.

BioDigital Human provides interactive 3D models of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and treatments, covering over 600 health conditions, and features tools enabling users to rotate, zoom, draw on, dissect and save content. Great for adding visual content to assignments and presentations.


Screenshot of a journal on JSTOR.

A digital archive of academic journals, primary sources and e-books across several disciplines, mostly in the humanities and social sciences. Most journals in JSTOR are available (and provide full-text access) from their first issues, but do not always include the most recent years. There is often a three to five year lag between what is archived in JSTOR and what is currently published.

Science Direct

ScienceDirect is a full-text database containing journal articles and book chapters from thousands of titles covering subjects like science, technology, business, management, accounting, health sciences, engineering and social science. Essential for literature searching across these disciplines.

Nexis UKScreenshot of a search on Nexis.

Nexis UK is a database with full text from a range of news sources including national newspapers, international newspapers and newswires. You can access the full text of newspapers which are normally restricted by paywalls, such as the New York Times. The content is updated daily and for many titles goes back 20 years. Useful for current affairs and seeing how an event has been reported, articles generally have no formatting or images.

IBIS WorldScreenshot of the IBIS World database showing text, numbers/stats and a graph.

IBIS World features a huge collection of UK, US, China and Global-level research reports covering more than 400 industries – and the database has just had an exciting makeover so looks super snazzy.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)Screenshot of the TV channels guide on BoB.

BoB is a TV and radio streaming service for education with programme recordings available from over 75 Freeview/Freesat channels. Use BoB to view and create clips of content such as news broadcasts, documentaries, films and stage performances for use in your research or assignments. (Due to licence restrictions, BoB isn’t accessible outside of the UK).

Oxford Law TroveScreenshot of the Law Trove homepage.

Oxford Law Trove is a treasure trove of around 200 textbooks relating to key areas of law including contract, tort, criminal, public and tort law. It includes essential textbooks for several LLB and GDL modules, including:

If you’d like to discover more resources related specifically to you course, check out your Subject Guide via our Library Guides.

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