Social Work

Useful resources for Social Work.

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index And Abstracts)

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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.
Coverage:1987-present.

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IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

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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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Learning Exchange

Access information:Free access on and off campus from The Learning Exchange Note: 1st August 2008 - there is currently only access to the free version of this resource.
Description:The Learning Exchange is a repository of digital learning resources for social care educators.

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 time series titles covering energy, banking, health, education, trade, investment and insurance, patents and productivity, regional statistics, science and technology, tax, telecommunications and internet. *Not all content is subscribed to.*

PsycARTICLES (incorporated into Your Journals@OVID)

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Description:Produced and copyrighted © by the American Psychological Association, and is a database of full-text articles from 56 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber.
The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of advertisements, editorial board lists, instructions to authors and similar material.

PsycINFO

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Description:American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Coverage:Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 25 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1987 to the present.

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Race Relations Abstracts

Access information: Available on and off campus
Description:Race Relations Abstracts covers the social, political and economic relations between races and ethnicities, including ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration studies. This indexing database contains more than 49,500 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as : Race & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Journal of Social Issues, with coverage from 1975.

reSearch Web

Access information:Free access on and off-campus.
Description:Established with funding from the Scottish Executive, and being developed as a tool for the informed social work professional. Aims to provide a sound knowledge base for practitioners in social work and social care practice and policy.

Scopus

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Description:Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers 19,500 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage:For some subject areas, from the 1820s onwards.

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 Services Abstracts

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Description:Bibliographic coverage of current research focussed on social work, human service and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and human development.
Coverage:From 1979 with monthly updates.

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Coverage:Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).
Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

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