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Specialist subject resources accessibility statements

List last updated on 18 May 2022.

Library and Learning Services purchase or provide access to digital resources from a range of third-party commercial and non-commercial suppliers.

Third-party accessibility statements

The table below lists our digital resources, the supplier and a link to a third-party accessibility statements where suppliers have made these available. Where available, there may also be links to ASPIRE Reports and additional accessibility guidance.

Digital Resource Supplier Accessibility Statement ASPIRE Report Additional Accessibility Guidance
ACM Digital Library ACM  ACM Web Accessibility Statement     

AM Explorer

  • American History 1493-1945
  • American West
  • Defining Gender
  • Food and Drink in History
  • Gender: Identity and Social Change
  • Mass Observation Project
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Shakespeare's Globe Archive
Adam Matthew Adam Matthews Accessibility Statement  

American West VPAT

Defining Gender VPAT

Food and Drink VPAT

Gender: Identity and Social Change VPAT

Mass Observation VPAT

Sex and Sexuality VPAT

Shakespeare in Performance VPAT

Shakespeare's Globe Archive VPAT
a-n The Artists Information Company a-n The Artists Information Company a-n The Artists Information Company Accessibility Statement    
Anatomy TV including Anatomy and Physiology Online Primal UK/Informa Informa Accessibility Statement     
Archives Hub Jisc Archives Hub Accessibility Statement    
Art UK Art UK  Art UK Accessibility     
ARTSTOR: Public Collections ITHAKA  ARTSTOR Accessibility    
arXiv Cornell University   Cornell Web Accessibility Assistance     
BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute) British and Irish Legal Information Institute Accessibility statement for    
BBC Shakespeare Archive BBC  BBC Accessibility     
BFI Player BFI  BFI Player Accessibility     
BioMed Central Springer Nature   BioMed Central Accessibility Statement     
BL Shared Repository Service Managed by the British Library BL Shared Repository Service Accessibility Statement   British Library Websites Accessibility Statement
Bloomsbury Design Library Bloomsbury   Bloomsbury Design Library Accessibility Statement    
Bloomsbury Fashion Central including Fairchild Books Library Bloomsbury   Bloomsbury Fashion Central Accessibility Statement  Bloomsbury Fashion Central ASPIRE Report  
Box of Broadcasts Learning on Screen Learning on Screen Accessibility Statement    
British Council Film Collection British Council  British Council Film Accessibility     
British Geological Society Maps Portal UKRI British Geological Survey Accessibility Statement    
British History Online Institute of Historical Research  Accessibility Statement for British History Online     

British Library Services

  • British Library Digitised Manuscripts
  • British Library Sounds
British Library  British Library Websites Accessibility Statement     
Cambridge Core including:
  • Cambridge Companions Online
  • Cambridge Journals Digital Archive
  • Cambridge Histories
Cambridge University Press  Cambridge Core Accessibility  Cambridge Core ASPIRE Report   
Campbell Systematic Reviews Campbell Collaborations Campbell System Reviews Accessibility Statement    
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations Cardiff University  Cardiff University Web Accessibility     
Childlink Childlink Information Services  Childlink Accessibility Statement     
Choral Public Domain Library Choral Public Domain Library MediaWiki Accessibility Statement    
Churchill Archive Bloomsbury   Churchill Archive Accessibility Statement     
Cite Them Right Springer Nature  Cite Them Right Accessibility     
Clinical Sports Medicine Collection McGraw-Hill Medical McGraw-Hill Accessibility McGraw-Hill ASPIRE Report  
Cochrane Library Wiley Cochrane Library Accessibility    
COPAC (Library Hub Discover) Jisc Accessibility Statement for Library Hub Discover    
CORE The Open University and Jisc  CORE Accessibility Statement     
Dance in Video Alexander Street Press   Alexander Street Press Accessibility Statement  Alexander Street Press ASPIRE Report Alexander Street Accessibility Conformance Report 


  • Digimap Aerial
  • Digimap Environment
  • Digimap Geology
  • Digimap Global
  • Digimap Historic
  • Digimap Lidar
  • Digimap Ordnance Survey
  • Digimap Society
EDINA  Digimap Accessibility Statement     
Digital Bodleian University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries Websites Accessibility Statement    
Digital Content Store Copyright Licensing Agency  CLA Accessibility Policy     
Digital Theatre+ Digital Theatre   Digital Theatre+ Accessibility Statement     
Directory of Open Access Journals Infrastructure Services for Open Access Directory for Open Access Journals Accessibility Statement    
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books DOAB Foundation  Accessibility Statement for DOAB     
Drama Online Bloomsbury   Drama Online Accessibility Statement     
Ebook Central ProQuest  ProQuest Accessibility Statement: EBook Central   EBook Central from ProQuest ASPIRE Report   

EBSCO Databases:

  • AMED
  • America: History & Life
  • ATLAReligion
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • British Education Index
  • Business Source Premier
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • Discover
  • EBSCOhost
  • ERIC
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
  • Historical Abstracts
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • OpenDissertations
  • Philosophers Index with Full Text
  • Political Science Complete
  • PsycINFO
  • Regional Business News
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • SPORTDiscus
  • Teacher Reference Center

EBSCO Accessibility Homepage

EBSCOhost/EDS Accessibility Statement

EBSCO eBooks Accessibility Statement

EBSCO Mobile Accessibility Statement
EBSCO eBooks Aspire Report 

EBSCO eBook Accessibility Guide

Education in Video including Teachers TV  Alexander Street Press  Alexander Street Press Accessibility Statement   Alexander Street Press ASPIRE Report  Alexander Street Accessibility Conformance Report  
Emerald Emerald Publishing   Emerald Publishing Accessibility Statement  Emerald Publishing ASPIRE Report   
EndNote Clarivate Analytics   Endnote ADA Compliance    Endnote Accessibility Compliance Report 
EPrints ECS Partners EPrints Accessibility Statement   University of Southampton Accessibility Statement


British Library EThOS Accessibility Statement    

European Union resources:

  • EUR-Lex
European Union European Union Web Accessibility Policy    
EZProxy OCLC   OCLC Accessibility Statement      

Gale Database Collections:

Gale eBooks

Gale Literature:

  • Gale Literary Index
  • Gale Literature Criticism
  • Gale Literature Resource Center
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • LitFinder
  • Scribner Writer Series
  • Something About the Author
  • Twayne’s Author Series

Gale Periodicals:

  • Academic OneFile
  • General OneFile
  • Infotrac Newsstand (Gale Onefile: News)

Gale Primary Sources (Artemis Primary Sources):

  • Archives Unbound
  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals
  • British Library Newspapers
  • The Times Digital Archive
  • NewsVault
Gale/Cengage Learning  Cengage Accessibility   

Gale's Electronic Product Accessibility Policy


Cengage Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates
Google Scholar Google  Google Accessibility     
GOV.UK GOV.UK  GOV.UK Accessibility GOV.UK   
Grove Music Online Oxford University Press Grove Music Online Accessibility Statement   Oxford Music Online VPAT
HeinOnline William S. Hein & Co., Inc.  HeinOnline Accessibility HeinOnline ASPIRE Report   
Historical Texts Jisc  Historical Texts Accessibility     
HSTalks Business and Management Collection Henry Stewart Talks Ltd (HSTalks)  HSTalks Accessibility Statement    
Human Kinetics Library Bloomsbury Human Kinetics Accessibility Statement    
IEEE Xplore Digital Library Content Online   IEEE Accessibility Statement  IEEE Xplore ASPIRE Report   
John Johnson Collection Bodleian Library, University of Oxford  John Johnson Collection Accessibility     
Journal Archives Jisc   Journal Archives Accessibility     


  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
  • JSTOR: Open Content
JSTOR  JSTOR Accessibility Policies  JSTOR ASPIRE Report    
Kortext Kortext  Kortext Accessibility 
Kortext ASPIRE Report   
Law Commission Law Commission Law Commission Accessibility Statement    
Law Society The Law Society The Law Society Accessibility    
Law Trove Oxford University Press Law Trove Accessibility    
Lawbore The City Law School, City University London Accessibility Statement for Lawbore Link Directory National Archives Accessibility     
LexisLibrary LexisNexis  LexisNexis Commitment to Accessibility     
LibGuides and LibCal Springshare Springshare Accessibility Statement    
Library Hub Discover (COPAC) Jisc  Jisc Accessibility Statement      
Library Management System including the Library Catalogue Capita Library Catalogue Accessibility    
Library of Congress Historic American Newspapers Library of Congress Library of Congress Accessibility Statement    
MarketLine MarketLine MarketLine Accessibility Conformance Report    

Music & Performing Arts:

  • African American Music Reference
  • American Music
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Classical Music Library
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • Classical Scores Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Listening
  • Opera in Video
  • Popular Music Library
  • Reference
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
  • The Garland Encyclopaedia of World Music
Alexander Street Press   Alexander Street Press Accessibility Statement  Alexander Street Press ASPIRE Report   Alexander Street Accessibility Conformance Report   
National Library of Scotland Maps National Library of Scotland National Library of Scotland Accessibility Statement Complete Springer Nature Accessibility Statement     
NHS Knowledge and Library Hub NHS NHS Library Accessibility Statement    
NICE Evidence Search NICE   NICE Accessibility     
OAIster OCLC  OCLC Accessibility Statement      
OER Commons Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) OER Commons Accessibility Information    
Open Library of Humanities Library Open Library of Humanities Limited Open Library of Humanities Library Accessibility    
OpenAthens OpenAthens  OpenAthens Accessibility Statement     
OpenLearn Open University OpenLearn Accessibility Statement    
ORCID ORCID ORCID Accessibility Statement    
OSF Preprints Center for Open Science OSF Accessibility*   Centre for Open Science VPAT
Oxford English Dictionary Oxford University Press Oxford English Dictionary Accessibility    

Oxford Handbooks Online:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Law
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
Oxford University Press   Oxford Handbooks Online Accessibility Statement    
Oxford Journal Archives Oxford University Press   Oxford University Press Accessibility     
Oxford Music Online Oxford University Press Oxford Music Online Accessibility Statement    
Oxford Reference Online Oxford University Press Oxford Reference Accessibility Statement Oxford Reference ASPIRE Report   
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) Oxford University Press   Oxford University Press Accessibility  Oxford Scholarship Online ASPIRE Report   
Papers Past (National Library of New Zealand) National Library of New Zealand Papers Past Accessibility    
PEDro PEDro  PEDro Accessibility Statement     
Policing Insight CoPaCC Policing Insight Accessibility Statement    
POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology UK Parliament Parliament Websites Accessibility Statement    
Practical Law Thomson Reuters  Thomson Reuters Accessibility Statement     
Project MUSE Project MUSE  Project MUSE Mission Statement on Accessibility     

ProQuest Databases

  • Art, Design & Architecture Collection: ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM), Arts & Humanities, Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI), International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • Black Freedom Struggle
  • British Periodicals
  • Dissertations & Theses A&I
  • Early European Books
  • Global Newsstream
  • Historical Newspapers
  • International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • LGBT Magazine Archive
  • Literature Online
  • Music & Performing Arts Collection: Music Periodicals Database, Performing Arts Periodicals Database
  • One Literature
  • Politics Collection: PAIS Index, Policy File Index, Political Science Database, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • PTSDpubs (PILOTs)
  • Screen Studies Collection: AFI Catalog, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database, Film Index International
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociology Collection: ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts), Sociological Abstracts, Sociology Database
  • Ulrichsweb
  • Vogue Archive
ProQuest  ProQuest Platform Accessibility Statement  ProQuest ASPIRE Report  ProQuest VPAT 
Psychological Experiment Online Alexander Street Press  Alexander Street Press Accessibility Statement   Alexander Street Press ASPIRE Report    
PubMed National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library Medicine  National Library of Medicine Accessibility     
Qualtrics Insight Qualtrics  Qualtrics Website Feedback Accessibility     
Radio Times (1923-2009) BBC  BBC Accessibility     
RefWorks ProQuest Accessibility Statement: RefWorks     
Royal Shakespeare Company Image Library Royal Shakespeare Company Assetbank Accessibility Statement   Asset Bank and Accessibility
SAGE Catalyst SAGE Publications powered by Talis Elevate Talis Web Accessibility Statement    
SAGE Premier SAGE Publications  SAGE Journals Accessibility  SAGE Knowledge ASPIRE Report   
SAGE Research Methods SAGE Publications SAGE Research Methods Accessibility Guide SAGE Research Methods ASPIRE Report   
Science Direct Elsevier  Science Direct Accessibility Features     
Sensus Access Sensus Accessibility Consultants  Sensus Access Compliance     
Social Care Online Social Care Institute for Excellence  Social Care Online and Accessibility     
Solicitors Regulation Authority Solicitors Regulation Authority  Solicitors Regulation Authority Accessibility     
SpringerProtocols Springer Nature  Springer Nature Accessibility Statement     
Sunrise Sunrise Software Ltd Sunrise Accessibility Statement    


  • Talis Aspire (Your Reading List)
  • Talis Elevate
Talis Education Ltd Talis Web Accessibility Statement    
Taylor & Francis Online Taylor & Francis Group  Taylor & Francis Online Accessibility  Taylor & Francis eBooks ASPIRE Report   
The Supreme Court The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council The Supreme Court and Accessibility    
Tourism Cases CABI Tourism Cases Accessibility Statement    
UK Parliament UK Parliament UK Parliament Accessibility Statement    
U.K. Parliamentary Papers including House of Commons Papers ProQuest  U.K. Parliamentary Papers Accessibility Statement  U.K. Parliamentary Papers ASPIRE Report   
VLeBooks Askew and Holts  VLeBooks Accessibility Guidance     
Westlaw Academic Services Thomson Reuters  Thomson Reuters Accessibility Statement  Westlaw ASPIRE Report  Thomas Reuters VPAT 
Wiley Online Library Journals Wiley-Blackwell  Wiley Online Library Accessibility Wiley Online ASPIRE Report 


 Note: All links working as of 18/05/2022.

Additional accessibility statements

Library and Learning Services also has third-party accessibility statements or documents for the following digital resources:

Digital ResourceSupplier
EMBASE Wolters Kluwer
Konica multi-function printers and print management software Konica Minolta
Mintel Mintel

If you would like to view any of these third-party supplier accessibility statements or documents, please email Library and Learning Services at

Missing accessibility statements

Unfortunately, Library and Learning Services does not have third-party accessibility statements for the following digital resources as suppliers have not made these available. The absence of an accessibility statement means we are unable to verify the overall accessibility of the platform and content from the supplier, and we will discover the platform and contents' accessibility on a case-by-case basis.

The following resources do not have accessibility statements:

Digital ResourceSupplier
AfricArxiv AfricArxiv
ART-Dok Heidelberg University Library
Bibliography of British and Irish History Brepolis
bioRxiv  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Bookdash  Bookdash
CareKnowledge Pavilion
Circle Lab Knowledge Hub Circle Lab
Curia Court of Justice of the European Union
EdArXiv  EdArXiv
English-Corpora English-Corpora
Euromonitor Passport Euromonitor International
FAME Bureau van Dijk Publishing Ltd
IMSLP: Petrucci Music Library International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
InCite JCR Clarivate Analytics
InCite ESI Clarivate Analytics
Infolaw infolaw Limited
Internet History Sourcebooks Project Fordham University
IRDB Institutional Repositories DataBase
medRxiv Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Mutopia Project Mutopia Project
NHS Shared Research Repository NHS
Open Access Digital Theological Library The Open Access Digital Theological Library
Open Textbooks Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)
Otseeker Otseeker
Policy Commons Coherent Digital
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg
Royal Shakespeare Company Performance Archive Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Shibboleth Shibboleth
Smithsonian Open Access Images Smithsonian
SocArXiv University of Maryland
SportrXiv SportrXiv
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive University of Oxford and Jisc
Transvestia University of Victoria Libraries
UKPressOnline Digitorial Limited
WGSN Fashion WGSN Limited
WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors Users WGSN Limited

If you would like further information about the accessibility of these third-party resources, please email Library and Learning Services at and we will contact the supplier directly.

Further support

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Library and Learning Services resources and services. If you find any problems or think we can do more, please email