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Access to ProQuest

Updated 20th February: You should now be able log into ProQuest databases using your Athens account again. However Athens is currently the only way to log into ProQuest. If you don't have an Athens account, click here to request one.

Senate House Library

We are pleased to announce that University of London Distance Learning students now have free reference access to Senate House Library, the central research library for the University of London.


Statista is an excellent resource for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. It has statistics on a broad range of topics, including many industries and countries. Statista also provides a variety of reports and dossiers about more than 1000 topics.

Upgrade to Westlaw

The next time you login to Westlaw using your Athens account, you may be asked for your name and email address. This is part of an upgrade by Westlaw on Saturday the 16th of December. You do not need to provide your email address.

Once you have done this, you will see new features:

Ask a Librarian Live Chat Pilot

The Online Library team is pleased to announce that we are piloting a live chat service. Students are able to ask librarians questions in real time.