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Support for Social Sciences

Liaison Librarians (both based at Ayr and Paisley Campuses):

 

Contact us if you would like advice on:

  • finding information for your assignments
  • choosing keywords and setting limits
  • choosing resources to search
  • assessing credibility of sources
  • compiling a search strategy for a literature review
  • reference management

Resources

Cambridge Core: access to peer-reviewed journals covering the humanities, social sciences and medicine

Ingenta Connect: access to a range of scholarly publications

Newsbank: full text of around 9,000 local, national and international newspapers and magazines from 1996 onwards

PsycBOOKS: includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection

PsycARTICLES: full text articles covering psychiatry and psychology

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection: the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals

SAGE Journals Online: full text journal articles in health sciences, social sciences, material sciences & engineering, and life and biomedical sciences

ScienceDirect: full text journals and e-books on a range of subjects (free registration may be required)

Social Care Online: UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work

SocINDEX: full text social sciences resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP): online reference resource where each entry is maintained and kept up-to-date by an expert or group of experts in the field

Taylor & Francis Journals: full text access to a wide number of journals and e-books in education, the social sciences and humanities

UK Network of Sex Work Projects: UWS collection covering the health, safety, civil and human rights of sex workers

UK Data Service: UK survey data including census data between 1971-2011

Web of Science: scientific journal article and e-book citation indexing service that also provides full text links to other databases

Wiley Online Library: full text articles covering science, social science and the humanities

Last updated: 09/04/2018