Policy studies

Key subject resources

  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) - includes references dating back to 1951, with over 2,800 journals regularly indexed.
  • Sociological Abstracts - covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences from 1963 to date.
  • Social Services Abstracts - bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development from 1980 to date.
  • Social Care Online - extensive database of social care information, with everything from research briefings to reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites.
  • Web of Science: Core Collection - databases available within the Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index (1900-, with 1900-1945 limited to c.250 core journals); Social sciences Citation Index (1956-); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (1990-); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (1990-).
  • PsycINFO - comprehensive international database (sometimes mistakenly known as PsychINFO) covering summaries of journal articles, book chapters, technical reports and citations to dissertations in the field of Psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

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