Key databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    This multidisciplinary database contains scholarly journals as well as newspapers and popular magazines. Coverage of nearly every area of academic study.

  • Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews
    Find systematic reviews on the topics of effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, and Social Welfare. Freely available.

  • CareKnowledge
    This is practice-focused research tool for students, academics and qualified Health & Social practitioners to use to develop their skills, knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest information in their profession. Find journal articles, in-house commentaries, special reports, Government documents and more.

  • The Cochrane Library
    Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Reviews provide the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.

  • Web of Science
    Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings.

  • King’s Fund Library Database
    This is an online catalogue for the Information and Knowledge service of The King's Fund. Coverage from 1979 to present, and all The King’s Fund publications from 1906 onwards. Subjects covered: policy and management of health and social care services. Freely available.

  • NICE Evidence Search Health & Social Care
    Allows you to search for variety of source materials including, primary research and systematic reviews from a range of sources including British National Formulary, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, SIGN, the Cochrane Library and Royal Colleges, Social Care Online and GOV.UK.

  • PsycARTICLES
    Find full-text articles from journals published on psychology and related subjects.

  • PsycINFO
    Deals with "core" psychology topics such as personality or mental health also includes healthcare, education, business, organizational behaviour, consumer behaviour, criminal justice, artificial intelligence.

  • PubMed
    A bibliographic database containing references to and abstracts of journal articles from 1950 to the present. It is multi-disciplinary and international in scope.

  • Social Care Online
    The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides abstracts of social work and social care literature. The database contains abstracts of books, central and local government reports, research papers, and publications of voluntary organisations, and articles from a wide range of journal titles - academic, research, practice and news-orientated. Freely available.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index see Web of Science.

  • TRIP is a database that indexes high-quality clinical research evidence. Includes primary and secondary research sources and blogs
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