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Public Services

This is UCLan's Public Services library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Francesca Robinson


Search for book and eBooks on Library Search. It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Subject Specific eBook collections

Multi Subject eBook collections

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan Service

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

  • Diffusion Journal - the UCLan Journal of undergraduate research from the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

eResources and Databases

Subject Specific databases

Multi Subject Databases

Multi Subject Abstracting and Indexing databases

Government and Legal Information

  • Westlaw UK - A large, comprehensive legal online service including UK case law, legislation, the Legal Journals Index , some full-text journal articles and a current awareness service.
  • Lexis Library - UK cases, legislation, legal journals, Halsbury’s Law, Halsbury’s Statutes - important legal database
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers - Fully indexed and searchable full-text House of Commons Parliamentary Paper from 1715 to present. Some supplementary material back to 1688.

Additional Resources


  • Nexis - a full-text database of news drawn from over 29,000 sources. 

Newspaper archives

Census and Population Information

  • The National Archives - provides a searchable index of census reports from 1841-1911. However there is a charge to download and view full transcriptions.
  • The Lancashire Library Service has a subscription to, which you can access if you join the Lancashire Library Service. You can use this within any Lancashire Library - but you will need to book a computer at the library. This service provides access to all the Census records.
  • Digimap - an online maps service which includes ordinance survey maps, historic maps and census data in the society section which you are able to view and manipulate.

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132