Key databases

These are some of the most relevant databases for your subject. They make a good starting point in searching for journal articles and book references.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Find articles from academic journals as well as magazines. Covers all subject areas.

  • Cambridge Journals Digital Archive
    Search all journals published by Cambridge University Press. Full text articles from journals we subscribe to.

  • Humanities International Complete
    Find journal articles, references to books, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations on all aspects of the humanities.

  • JSTOR
    A digital archive of academic journals starting from the very first issues. Subjects covered include Economics, Finance, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology. The most recent years will not be available in full text.

  • Oxford Journals Archive
    Search all journals published by Oxford University Press. Full text access to journals we subscribe to.

  • Sage Journals Online
    Contains all journals published by the academic publisher Sage. Full text access to the journals we subscribe to.

  • Social Care Online
    Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) database. Covers social work and social care literature. Find out about books, central and local government reports, research papers, publications of voluntary organisations, and articles from a wide range of journal titles - academic, research, practice and news-orientated. Covers the UK, North America and other English-language sources.

  • ScienceDirect
    Search journals published by Elsevier. The advanced search allows you to select to search within: Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences or Psychology. Press the
    control key on the keyboard to select more than one subject area.

  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    Part of the Web of Science Core Collection. Indexes books and journal articles in the social sciences. Coverage from 1981 onwards. Select holdings to link to our catalogue records.

  • Taylor and Francis Online Journals
    Search all journals published by Taylor & Francis. Full text access to journals we subscribe to.

  • Wiley Online Library
    Inter-disciplinary database. Includes key Anthropology journals:  Anthropology Today and The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society.

  • Zetoc
    The British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) indexes journal articles and conference proceedings from 1993 onwards. Covers all subject areas.
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