Online Databases

NTI Library subscribes to a collection of online databases to support the study and research needs of its staff and students. These databases contain a variety of academic material including scholarly journals, trade journals, ebooks, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, newspaper reports and case studies.

How do I use the databases?

Although every database has a different look, they all include the same search features. Our video on search tips will show you how to get the most out of your database searches, and give a step-by-step example. 

Get the most out of your databases

 All databases offer the same service: access to scholarly material. But every database is a little different, and offers its own unique tools and support. Explore the videos below to discover how you can get the most out of each NTI database.


JSTOR is an archival database with a particular focus on journal articles and, more recently, images. 

  • JSTOR isn’t Google: Quick tips on searching JSTOR: A quick introduction to basic, advanced and image searching in JSTOR. 
  • Using Your JSTOR Workspace: Learn how to save articles you like all in one place, and sort them into folders for easy access later. 


ProQuest has not only journal articles, but also includes newspapers, theses, conference proceedings and more.

  • Finding Sources Using ProQuest Database: Meet the ProQuest advanced search, navigate search results and use filters.
  • Setting up and using a MyResearch account: Learn how to set up your account, save articles, create search alerts and save searches so you can trace your own research process.

Ebook Central

As the name suggests, this is an eBook database. NTI subscribes to two collections: Religion & Philosophy, and Health & Medicine.

  • Search for a Book on Ebook Central: Learn how to use the simple and advanced search functions, and narrow down your results. Note: When you access Ebook Central from the Student Portal you will not be required to enter any further login information.
  • Ebook Central Online Reader and Productivity Tools: Familiarise yourself with the online reader, learn how to highlight, create notes you can revisit later, and how to download portions of an ebook.
  • Organize Your Research with the Ebook Central Bookshelf: Discover how to find your recently accessed ebooks, revisit all your notes and organise books by folder.


Perlego is another ebook database with a huge collection of ebooks across multiple disciplines.

  • Using Perlego as a Student: A brief introduction to Perlego and general overview of navigating the platform. 
  • Discover more within the Libary: Learn how discover books by searching or browse by topic. 
  • Get an overview of the Book page: Learn about a book that you want to read.
  • Study smarter with the eReader: Navigate the eReader, and the learning tools available to help you study. 
  • How to use Workspaces on Perlego: Your Workspace allows you to create lists of resources on a particular topic. You can also add content from outside Perlego!

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