Academic Search Elite online journals

Looking for journal articles?  Academic Search Elite is an online database providing full text access to journals covering many subject areas.  Trial access is available at the moment for Fife College students and staff. If you are doing some research give it a try.

You can find the link on the eresources section of the Library site on ilearn or click here.  Access is available on campus only 

We would really like to hear what you think of Academic Search Elite.  Let us know if you found what you were looking for.  Your feedback can help us decide if this could be a useful resource for Fife College.    Please take a few moments to fill out our short survey by Friday 5th of May:

Student survey

Staff survey

Please contact your campus library for if you have any questions or further details.




Try out Britannica online encyclopedia resource

Fife College library has access to a large variety of online resources and ebooks in addition to what you see on our shelves. One very useful e-resource you might like to try out is Credo reference which is a collection of reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias. You can browse by subject area for information on everything from art to geography, to law and literature, and lots more.

We are also fortunate enough to currently have access to a range of Britannica resources for a trial period until 31st May 2014. Please feel free to use these for educational purposes as much as you like over the next few weeks and let us have feedback by emailing us at


Watch this video to see how comprehensive this resource is and how to use it to expand your research. The resource includes a ‘year in review’ section and helpful dictionary and thesaurus options and relevant ebooks and magazies for each topic.

Britannica ImageQuest – over 2.5 million educationally rights cleared images from a number of well known sources.

Watch this video to see how you can search by topic or by collection for access to millions of copyright cleared images for use in your research.

Britannica E-Stax – Britannica’s eBook platform with 241 text /non-fiction books covering 77 subjects. Take a look at the User Guide to see how you can browse this collection of e-books and use it to bookmark or take notes on useful sections you might want to come back to.

Take some time to look up your subjects in these encyclopedias, you might be surprised at the wealth of information you discover! Don’t forget to let us know how you got on. Email