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These are the key databases we recommend for academic sources in your subject. You can access electronic resources off-campus through the University's VPN Service Global Protect.
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of SociologyThis link opens in a new windowThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the reference for students, researchers, librarians, and academics in the field. Bringing together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. With over 2000 articles / 5 million words and a comprehensive program of updates to the online version adding new and revised entries.
BoBThis link opens in a new windowAn off-air recording and media archive service that allows you to record TV and radio programmes scheduled for broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of channels. In addition, you can watch programmes from the archive, create clips, and compile your favourite shows into playlists. Further information Due to E.U legislation, any UK registered students in the EU will not be able to access BoB (apart from the BBC News Channel* ) from 1st January 2021. We will post updates as and when we get them.
Cambridge Core JournalsThis link opens in a new windowMore than 380 peer-reviewed journals and their digitised archives, covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.
De GruyterThis link opens in a new windowThere are 58,000 e-books available on the De Gruyter platform, with over 33,000 titles in English, ranging from 1759 to the present; including over 12 leading publisher partner presses.. more info.
Elsevier Reference Works OnlineThis link opens in a new windowReference books covering social sciences, science and engineering. Browse 4,201 journals and 29,783 books.
Encyclopedia of social theoryThis link opens in a new windowThe Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
IBSS has particular strengths in politics, economics, sociology and anthropology. Click on the TDNet links to check for full-text. No password on campus. Off campus VPN or Institutional login.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service AbstractsThis link opens in a new windowThis database covers literature related to research, policy and practice in criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Search over 189,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations and unpublished research.
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Oxford Scholarship OnlineThis link opens in a new windowOxford Scholarship Online (OSO) offers access to over 16,000 academic works from the celebrated scholarly list of Oxford University Press, covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law... more info.
PsycINFOThis link opens in a new windowThe key database for psychology and related subjects. Contains references and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, some dating back to the 1600s. The full-text is available for some journal articles. Where there is no full-text link, click on the Full Text Finder link to check for full-text.
Provided by the American Psychological Association’s (APA). The largest database of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Covers related subjects including medicine, law, neuroscience, business, human resource management, nursing, forensics, criminology, engineering, sociology and gerontology. Includes about 2500 journals, in many languages, from 1800s to present (including all articles from PsycARTICLES).
The Sage dictionary of social research methodsThis link opens in a new windowThe SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context.
Sociological AbstractsThis link opens in a new windowThis database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers.
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Web of ScienceThis link opens in a new windowPreviously called the Web of Knowledge. Provides access to a number of databases including Web of Science Core Collection (covering engineering, science, health, social science, humanities, etc.), BIOSIS (biological & biomedical science) and Inspec (physics, computing, electrical & electronic engineering, etc.). Select 'All Databases’ to search multiple databases simultaneously or choose an individual database.
Wiley Online LibraryThis link opens in a new windowThe Wiley Online Library offers 8 million articles from 1,600 journals, and over 22,000 scholarly and professional books, handbooks, dictionaries, companions, and landmark book series.. more info