Key databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    This multidisciplinary database, contains scholarly journals as well as newspapers and popular magazines.

  • CareKnowledge  Access this practice-focused research tool used extensively by social work and health studies students and academics to develop their skills and knowledge. The database contains journal articles, in-house commentaries, special reports, Government documents and more.

  • JSTOR
    A digital archive of core scholarly journals. Subject covered include History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology. For the most recent three to five years you will need to use other services. Allows you to search by subject, or browse individual issues.

  • Lexis Library
    Find full text case law, legislation and commentary, including Halsbury's Laws of England.

  • Oxford Journals Archive
    Contains 165 years of historical research, collected into subject-based archives, which includes The Humanities Archive (1829 - 1995), The Medicine Archive (1878 - 1995), The Science Archive (1848 - 1995), The Law Archive (1952 - 1995) and The Social Science Archive (1902 - 1995).

  • PsycARTICLES
    Covers psychology and related subjects with full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation and other organisations.

  • PsycINFO
    Find references on topics such as health care, education, business, organizational behaviour, consumer behaviour, criminal justice and intelligence. In addition to "core" psychology topics such as personality or mental health, PsycINFO contains abstracts on behavioural topics from related disciplines.

  • Sage Journals Online
    Contains the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning published by SAGE Publications and participating societies. (Access to subscribed journals only.)

  • Science Direct
    Subject fields covered by journals available through ScienceDirect include the following: Mathematics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

  • Social Care Online
    The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides abstracts of social work and social care literature. Containing over 50,000 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. The database covers UK, North American and other English-language resources. SCO is updated weekly.

  • Web of Science
    Provides core collections to databases such as Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index & Conference Proceedings, Social Sciences Citation Index & Conference Proceedings. These citation indexes retrieve bibliographical data, sometimes full text.

  • Zetoc
    The British Library's Electronic Table of Contents service contains details of 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings from1993 onwards. Allows you to search by subject. In addition ZETOC has a Table of Contents alerting service which will allow you to be emailed the contents pages of your chosen journals every time a new issue is loaded into the database.
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