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The following are not strictly business database, but might still be of use to BIPC customers:

Access to Research

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Free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles in participating public libraries across the UK. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.

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Access to Research can be accessed from any location, although full text of articles is only available from our libraries.


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Comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Articles are taken from print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes Investors Chronicle, Money Management, Datamonitor, The Banker, The Times.

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Available at all libraries and from home via library card login


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Day-of-release access to journals and national newspapers – e.g. Economist, New Scientist, Guardian, Telegraph.

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Available via library card login online, and by Android and iOS app.

Westlaw UK

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Up to date and fully amended UK legislation, and more than 400,000 case reports and transcripts.

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Available from KHLC/BIPC


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The Consumer Association’s independent guide to products, services, and traders.

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Available from the following libraries:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Gravesend
  • Margate
  • Sevenoaks
  • Sittingbourne
  • Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells