Databases

The Library provides access to a variety of databases and full-text resources. These provide you with online access to valuable information including full-text journal articles and abstracts. Most do not require a login on campus. Off campus, you can login to most using your Harper network login credentials. If this option is not available, details of the alternative login (if applicable) are available on the Secure Databases page.

*Find it? - this column indicates whether the database can be searched using Find It @ Harper.

Resource Description Find it?*
Access to Research Free access to over 1.5 million academic articles at participating UK local public libraries. No
ACSESS DL ACSESS DL (digitasl library) is the umbrella organization for three nonprofit societies: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America,  and Soil Science Society of America. Providing access to the Journal of Animal Science, Crop Science, Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America Journal amongst others. Yes
Adlib ADLib is a constantly expanding resource that currently contains over 2500 indexed and cross-linked documents from over 60 organisations who supply advisory information to the agricultural, horticultural and land use industries. No

AgEcon Search

Free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics No
Agra Europe

Online service reporting on the EU Common Agricultural Policy with data, news and analysis for food companies, agribusiness and governments.

Click here for login details

 
Agricology Practical, sustainable farming regardless of labels. The site provides unrivalled access to world-class information resources and champion good farming practice based on ecological principles. No

ASABE Technical Library

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Full-text journal articles, standards, conference proceedings and e-books. Subjects covered include agricultural engineering, buildings, off-road vehicles and soils. No
BAILII Find British and Irish case law and legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.

No

 

Bidwells

Bidwells research reports provide quality market data and commentary which provides users with valuable insights and helps with market analysis and strategic planning process. Free online short publications with a wealth of information for agriculture, food, business and planning.

No
BioOne BioOne is an online collection of scientific research in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Not fully
British Library Catalogue A collection of several catalogues accessed via the same search screen. You can also search for and order theses online (chargeable). No
BSI Online

British Standards online library modules subscribed to are:

If the standard you want is not available online, don't forget we have a collection of print standards in the reference section in the library located at R602.218/BSI

Not fully
Business Source Complete Business Source Complete is the industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965. Yes
Resource Description Find it?*
CAB Abstracts

Agricultural Journal abstracts from over 100 countries. Preferable for U.K and European material.

Over 150,000 new records per year from 1973 onwards

Yes
Cattle Practice Database

British Cattle Veterinary Association's (BCVA) searchable database. Covers cattle health and welfare.

Click here for login details.

No
Dawson E-books

Lots of useful electronic books relevant to your courses available from Dawsons.

You can either read online or download it to an e-book reader and 'borrow' for up to 3 days. It always asks you to agree to the terms and conditions when logging in

Yes
DCP Development Control Practice is the ultimate guide to the planning process and should be referenced by anyone who works with applications, appeals, court cases and development plans  
Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collection

Digimap allows you to view and print Ordnance Survey maps of any location in Great Britain.

An online registration process must be completed before using. You will need to re-register if you have not used Digimap since 2 August 2016.

Guide to using Digimap

No
Resource Description Find it?*
EbscoHost Databases

5 databases to select from:

  • CAB Abstracts
  • Food Science Source
  • Greenfile
  • Library, information science & technology abstracts
  • Teacher reference centre
Yes
Emerald Access to more than 290 journals covering management and property Yes
Estates Gazette Interactive

Online news, research and information service for the commercial property market.

Click here for login details.

No
Ethos Searchable database covering all UK theses. Abstracts and full text are available for some titles. Updated daily. Not fully
European Sources Online (ESO) An online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe No
Euromonitor See Passport below  
FAOLEX Comprehensive and up-to-date legislative and policy database, one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws, regulations and policies on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources. No
FAOSTAT Free  access to data from 245 countries and 35 regional areas from 1961 through the most recent year available. Data provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization. No
Farmers Weekly Interactive Online version of Farmers Weekly. Login details can be found on the Secure Databases page Some
Farming Online

Online Farming information service.

Click here for login details.

No
Financial Times Online

Access the Financial Times online to see news reports, special reports, information on worldwide companies and trends.

Register here to get access - also available on your mobile device and alerts.

Guide to setting up alerts: http://screencast.com/t/Wb8MRyqO

No
Food Science Source Full-text database withmore than 1,400 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications related to the food industry Yes
Resource Description Find it?*

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Advanced

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Be aware that links to journal articles may require a login; Login from the Library home page, not the publisher's page. it may also be that we do not have access to these articles.

No
GOV.UK This site includes DEFRA, ONS & ADAS information No
Greenfile Covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Full text via Open Access for more than 6,300 records. Also provides abstracts Yes
Grocer

Online service and weekly magazine with coverage of the whole FMCG sector. The Grocer is well known for its weekly magazine, Through thegrocer.co.uk news is reported as it happens and much more is available such as free email alerts, access to over 90,000 articles and reports, blogs and forums.

Click here for login details

Please note the Grocer only allows 3 users on the site at any one time

iSurv

iSurv contains full text information and documents on valuation, property, surveying, planning and construction.

Includes RICS Red Book, a large case law database, Manual of Estate Agency Law & Practice, RICS Guidance Notes, information papers and practice notes.

Click here for login details.

No
Resource Description Find it?*

John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook

Access the 47th 2017 edition of Nix - an invaluable source of business information for UK agriculture.

Login details can be found on the Secure Databases page

 
Keynote

Key Note is the leading provider of market research in the UK . We have access to the Market Reports and Company Information sections.

Login off campus by clicking the 'login' button on Keynote and selecting the Athens link. Type in 'Harper Adams University' in the 'find an institution' box and then login using your normal Harper credentials.

No
Landis - Land Information System Tools include online soil mapping, datasets and soil reports. You need to register to gain access. No
Legislation

Searchable database of all UK acts. Includes Scotland, Ireland and Wales, managed by the National Archives.

No
Lexis Library Search for case law, Scammell & Densham, All England Law Reports, Estates Gazette Law Reports as well as many other leading law and tax resources No
MGA (Maize Growers Association)

The MGA is independently run "by growers for growers".  The farmer led council commissions research on maize and wholecrop agronomy, utilisation and environmental issues.

Login details can be found on the Secure Databases page

 
Mintel Reports

Full text market research reports on UK food and drink, China food & drink, China retail and China attitudes and trends. Also related news reports and access to databases of economic statistics and product related information.

Until February 2017, we have access to UK Retail: overview, UK Foodservice, UK Travel and the renewable energy report November 2015

Not fully
MyiLibrary Lots of useful electronic books relevant to your courses. Yes
OECD

Online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

 

Yes
OpenFields OpenFields is an online library for food, farming, the environment, energy and rural business No
Organic Eprints Organic Eprints is an international open access archive of electronic documents related to research in organic food and farming. The archive contains full-text papers together with bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata. It also offers information on organisations, projects and facilities in the context of organic farming research. No
Passport

A global market research tool which provides strategic analysis as well as being a market size and market share database for products across key countries. It also contains information about consumers, the business environment, trade and the infrastructure of many countries.

To login off campus, click the 'Athens/UK Institution login' link and select Harper Adams from the drop down list.

No
PQDT Open PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. No
Pub Med Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature No
Purple Guide

The Purple Guide has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who are dutyholders to manage health and safety,

Login details can be found on the Secure Databases page

 
ResearchGate

ResearchGate is a professional network for scientists and researchers. It provides access to around 40 million abstracts and thousands of full text articles, uploaded by the authors themselves.

Over a million researchers are using the platform to create professional profiles, form groups, upload & download papers, hunt for jobs, find out about conferences and network witheach other.

Register to create your own login.

No
Resource Description Find it?*
ScienceDirect

Access to nearly 700 scientific and technical peer reviewed journals. Subjects include Agriculture, Engineering, Energy, Business, Environmental Science and Economics.

You need to complete a registration form on your first visit.

Yes
VetLogic

The site uses video, animations, images, text and self-assessment to produce online training material available for students of veterinary nursing, animal science, animal care and veterinary science.

There is also a section for staff containing lots of teaching resources.

Click here for login details.

No
Web Of Knowledge

Science Citation, Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities - Indexes and Abstracts

1981 - present

Yes
WildPro An electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife professionals' covering natural history, wildlife health and management No
Wiley Online Wiley publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals & we have access to nearly half of them Yes
ZETOC Journal table of contents from the British Library. Set up alerts to receive the contents pages of newly published issues of favourite journals or details of articles on particular topics or by particular authors as they are published.  N.B. WORKS BEST IF YOU USE FIREFOX OR CHROME. No