Below are some general databases for researching a variety of topics within the areas of science, technology and engineering public policy. There are also links to sources for finding data, statistics and official publications.
Select 'All Databases' option from the drop down menu next to Search to cross-search all of UCL's subscribed Web of Science products. Includes WoS Core Collection, Biosis, MEDLINE etc. When individual user is registered: All Databases can be selected in 'Settings' menu to set as default.
Multi-disciplinary database containing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series and web resources. No longer supports IE7 or earlier versions. Please use IE 8 or higher, Google Chrome or Firefox browsers.
This database can be accessed by no more than 4 users at a time. Index of literature in the fields of physical and human geography, geology, oceanography, geomechanics, mineralogy, ecology and development studies.
The ICRG Researcher's Dataset - Table 3B provides annual averages of the 12 components of ICRG's Political Risk Ratings (Table 3B), as published in the International Country Risk Guide since 1984. Average ratings are provided for all countries covered by ICRG from 1984 through the last full calendar year.
The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data. Registration is required if you wish to download, order or analyse data online, where this is possible. Use your UCL username and password.
Key databases for legal sources & official publications
To access add your UCL email address in the Username (email) box and click on 'Sign in to Justis'. Index to the proceedings and publications of the Houses of Parliament, and the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
Full text of all papers issued by the House of Commons from 1715-present (with supplementary material back to 1688), House of Lords and Public Petitions to Parliament. These are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. Fully searchable digitized images of original documents.
Brief descriptions of our subscribed data sources, divided by government websites, country data, historic data, other socio-economic sources, company and financial information, market research and geospatial & mapping. Top tips and further information is included on citing data and seeking help.