Access to Research

AccesstoResearchThe Access to Research service is an initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.

Swindon Library members can access the database in any Swindon Library using our library PCs. All you need to do is visit your local library and login to a PC with your library card and pin number. Don’t have a library card? Then it only takes a few minutes to join up. Find out more on our joining the library page. ….and if you are just passing through Swindon, then you can pay as a guest to use our computers (75p per 15minute slot).

On our homepage under 24 hour Library select Dictionaries and Reference and then click on the Access to Research logo.

Swindon Libraries homepage

You can either use the search box by entering a keyword related to your chosen subject or click the button below called browse all journals.

It really is that simple and you will then have the opportunity to search over 1.5 million articles at your fingertips!