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Partner Access to E-Resources

Please note: Associate Colleges are expected to provide sufficient library resources to support students studying at their institution.

Students and staff (staff teaching on ARU franchised courses including library staff) at partner institutions wishing to access ARU Library e-resources. A list of Partner Institutions for which we have negotiated e-resources access with publishers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Due to licensing restrictions, partner staff and students are only able to access the resources within the packages shown below. To access these resources just click on the resource name and enter your ARU login details and password.

You are welcome to use our University Library Search, to see what kind of information resources we hold or provide access to. However, you will only be able to access electronic resources if they are included in the packages listed below and many other resources will not be available to you. Therefore to avoid disappointment we recommend that you access the resources you are entitled to via the following links.

An ARU Username and Password is required to access e-resources. Students enrolled on ARU courses will receive this during the registration process. Staff without an ARU account should contact our University's Academic Office.

If you're having problems with your login or password please contact IT Services.

Name Description Time span Scope
Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is a large database of full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources covering all major disciplines. It contains nearly 14,000 indexed titles, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,500 in full-text. OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Variable Abstract & full text
Archives Unbound Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward, from Witchcraft to World War II. Variable Index & Full text
Business Source Premier A searchable business and management database, containing full text articles from over 2,000 journals, country economic reports, company information and image collection. Variable Full text
Emerald Management Business research tool that provides critical information with over 35,000 full text articles from Emerald's international management portfolio. Subject coverage spans a spectrum of management disciplines including: strategy; leadership; library and information management; marketing and human resource management; plus a substantial number of engineering, applied science and technology titles. 1994 - Present Full text
Gale Literary Sources Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyse content in entirely new ways. Variable Index & Full text
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopaedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Variable Index & Full text
General OneFile General OneFile is gale's largest general-interest periodical resource providing a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. Variable Index & Full text
Gale News Vault Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Variable Index & Full text
ProQuest Arts Premium The Arts Premium Collection encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews. Coverage from 1874 to present Full text, abstract & index
ProQuest Ebook Central This collection features more than 25,000 books and other content from trusted publishers, covering all academic subject areas including: Business, Computer, Science and Humanities. Variable Full text
ProQuest National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Covers literature related to research, policy and practice in criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. The collection has been developed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Variable Abstract
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection This collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education. Featured databases provide abstracts, indexing and full text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, including deep indexing and full text from over 500 important social science journals. Variable Full text, abstract & index

List of Associate Colleges

Cambridge Spark
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Theological Federation
CNet Training Ltd
First City University College, Malaysia
Hanze University, Netherlands
HELP College of Arts and Tech, Malaysia
Imperium International College, Malaysia
London School of Osteopathy
MAHSA University, Malaysia
Metropolitan College, Greece
Renew Counselling
School of Accounting and Management, Trinidad
University Centre Peterborough (validated partner, no longer recruiting new ARU students)
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Page Last Reviewed: 16th May 2023 by Andrew Boulden.