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Partnership Library Services: Resources (NCC)

Using the London Metropolitan University Library and online Library services as a Partnership Institution student


Hello and welcome to the library subject support page for New City College students

Your local Institution will provide you with the resources that you need for your assignments, but this webpage will explain what additional library resources are available to you as a student studying for a London Metropolitan University degree. You will also find hints and tips of how to navigate your way around these library resources to use them for your studies.

On this page we have put together a list of some great freely available sources of academic knowledge (mainly academic in content), and our guides on how to find information, carry out your research and reference correctly.

Good luck with your studies!

Ebsco Educational Databases

As a partner student at New City College undertaking a London Metropolitan University award, you also have access to Ebsco Educational Databases.

EBSCO Educational Databases is an online education resource comprising British Education Index (BEI), Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), Educational Administration Abstracts, Education Abstracts, and Child Development and Adolescent Studies.

You will have been emailed instructions on how to log into Ebsco Education Databases and a direct link to let you log into it. This username is separate from your London Met login, and the link to this resource is unique to NCC and not the same one found on the Library's main pages.

Note - these databases are Abstracts and Indexes only, no full texts are available unless stated


Learn how to perform an advanced search on EBSCOhost databases, e.g. Educational Databases, in the video below

JSTOR Journals and E-books (Access only available until June 2024)

Large collection of academic e-journals and e-books. Covers economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences; Language, performing, and visual arts, including all titles in the Music collection.

What is Open Access?

Open Access resources are freely available sources of knowledge (mainly academic in content), which can include academic journal articles, books, conference reports and PhD theses.

The open access movement's purpose is to increase and encourage sharing of knowledge to help further research. 

Unpaywall browser plug-in to locate OA content

Unpaywall - plug-in tool to indicate free scholarly content

Unpaywall retrieves Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and research repositories, and makes it easy to find, track, and use freely available research.

It’s a tool – a browser plugin – that will indicate if an Open Access version of an academic journal article, conference paper or book chapter is available when you’ve landed on a web page which is requesting a login and you're being asked to pay to view the item.

For example, instead of looking at a journal article on the publisher's website, it could alternatively be available in a university digital research repository as the final pre-print copy that was sent for publication.

Library Skills

Emerald Insight Databases

The Emerald databases provides full-text articles covering management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, and marketing and human resource management – and over 3,000 e-books covering the social sciences subjects, including education, economics, politics and research in the social sciences.

Use the links below to access these databases, and use your London Met username and password to log into them when prompted.

Brill Journal Archive Online

Provides access to over 50,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by Brill before 2000. This resource has content relevant to biology, the humanities, human rights, international law, science, and the social sciences.

Use the Publications or Subjects option to search and view content.

Brill Journal Archives Online (2020)

Open Access - Books Quick Links

These collections give access to open access books. For more details about these resources, and links to other databases as well please see the A-Z list at the bottom of the page

Open Access - Journals Quick Links

These collections give access to open access journals. For more details about these resources, and links to other databases as well please see the A-Z list at the bottom of the page

Open Access Databases - Detailed A-Z list