Welcome to our UniSkills Focus On… blog for May where this month we will be talking about SpringerLink.
What is SpringerLink?
SpringerLink is a database produced by Springer Nature, one of the biggest publishers of academic research in the world. It contains:
- nearly 4,000 journals
- over 8 million journal articles
- over 300,000 books
- over 5 million book chapters
- over 1.3 million conference papers
- nearly 400 videos
What are the benefits of using SpringerLink?
Springer Nature have a longstanding reputation for academic publishing, so you know that when you use a journal article or an eBook from SpringerLink it is a quality academic source. Although the bulk of the coverage is in medical and scientific fields SpringerLink also provides access to research from the following subjects:
- Business and Management
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Materials Science
- Medicine and Public Health
- Political Science and International Relations
- Social Sciences
As you can see, it covers a wide range of topics and, although it is particularly useful if you’re studying medicine or the sciences, you will still find useful literature if you’re studying one of the other subjects.
How to Access SpringerLink?
The easiest way to access SpringerLink is to go direct to the Springer website. From here you can then search for resources on a particular topic, or browse by subject or content type, for example journals and books.
Further Help and Support
If you need any further help or support finding, accessing, or getting the most out of your resources head over the UniSkills web pages. From here you can access lots more information, toolkits and video tutorials, book on a UniSkills workshop and even book a 1-2-1 appointment.
Join us in June, as we explore Cambridge Core. This is produced by Cambridge University Press, a well-respected academic publisher, and covers over 37 different subjects, including computer science, education and life sciences.