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Research Collections

We provide electronic and print resources along with the tools to meet your research needs, including online access to more than 20,000 e-journals. We currently have online access to approximately 180 databases including JSTOR, ProQuest, Lexis Library, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Web of Science, ScienceDirect. 

We also have a large collection of research monographs and reference books covering topics aligned to the research interests of staff at the University.

We are committed to collaborative collection building and work closely with the all University’s Schools and Colleges to ensure our collections meet the needs of our researchers.    Contact your academic support librarian [link to] for more information about our collection policy.

We house one of the largest University based Archives in the UK. The collection contains important historical and literary material relating to North Wales and includes the archives of nearly all the major landed estates in the area.

We also have important Special Collections and a collection of Rare printed books. These include the Arthurian Collection, the Brangwyn Collection, the Cathedral Collection, Cerddi Bangor, the Gregynog Collection, the Owen Pritchard Collection, Pennant Tours, the R. S. Thomas collection, Welsh Journals, Welsh Newspapers, Welsh Bibles, and much more. Please see:

The Welsh Library holds a notable collection of printed material, in Welsh and other languages, relating to Wales and other Celtic countries.

Bibliographic details of all research outputs from 2000 onwards from Bangor University, and full text open access copies where available, are accessible at the University’s digital repository:

Print copies of research theses are catalogued by author in the library catalogue and available in print on request from the Library customer service desks. Electronic versions of awarded PhD theses from 2012 onwards have been added to the repository systematically and are available at: (selected earlier theses are also available electronically).

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