Social Policy

Useful resources for Social Policy.

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index And Abstracts)

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Provides abstracts from around 650 UK, US and international journals. Coverage includes all branches of the applied social sciences, with over 375,000 records.

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IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science. One of the largest and most comprehensive social sciences databases in the world, indexing 2600 journals and 6000 books per annum, in the core disciplines of economics, sociology, politics and anthropology.
Coverage:From 1951 to date.

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OECD iLibrary

Access information:Access on-campus. Access off-campus currently via VPN only.
Description: The iLibrary provides access to a substantial amount of free content, including the OECD Factbook, OECD Working Papers, Key Tables, Multilingual Summaries and most 'At a Glance' publications.
Subscription data resources include 40 time series titles covering energy, banking, health, education, trade, investment and insurance, patents and productivity, regional statistics, science and technology, tax, telecommunications and internet.

Social Care Online

Access information:Free access on and off-campus.
Description:UK social care information: research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Updated daily.

Social Sciences Citation Index

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Description:Provided by Web of Knowledge. Indexes 2,100 core journals in all areas of the social sciences, plus relevant items from 3,500 scientific and technical journals. Contains over 2.3 million reference, over half with abstracts.
Coverage:From 1956 to date.

Sociological Abstracts

Access information:Access on campus. Available off campus using the VPN.
Description:Primary resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations.
Records added after 1952 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles.

UKOP Online

Access information:Available on and off campus.
Description:Catalogue of United Kingdom Official Publications on the World Wide Web, is the complete catalogue of all official publications including both Stationery Office publications and departmental or "non-Stationery Office" publications.
The Catalogue also contains the publications of many European and international organisations for which the Stationery Office is an agent. Regular updates add over 2,000 records to the database every month.
Coverage:From 1980 to the present.
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