British National Corpus (BNC)

The British National Corpus (BNC) is a 100 million-word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written. This database is only available from one PC on Level 3 of the Frenchay Library.

Access the database

  • This database is only available from one PC on Level 3 of Frenchay Library. Booking is essential and can be made at the Level 2 Enquiry Desk.
  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Students and staff based at UK partner institutions and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database
  • Databases provided by UWE Bristol are for educational use only and should not be used for commercial corporate purposes

Database user guides

Publisher

University of Oxford