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Visitors' guide to the Library: Electronic resources

This is a guide to Sheffield Hallam University Library for students and staff from other universities and members of the public.

Free online resources

Although the majority of Sheffield Hallam's electronic books and online journals are only available for staff and students of the university, there are a range of free resources that can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection.

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Open access book collections

Search engines

Free journals databases

Free electronic journals

Arts and media


National and international statistics

Social sciences



Electronic library resources for Hallam alumni

Sheffield Hallam graduates can continue to access a selection of online library resources off campus, including some electronic journals. Please visit the Alumni Use our libraries page for more information.

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB