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Social Care Online

Social Care Online is the UK's largest collection of information on social work and social care. It currently contains over 150,000 items. The database provides abstracts of journal articles, books, reports and online resources. Links to the full text of selected documents, reports and articles are included (where freely available online). A wide variety of materials are covered, including: research reports and articles; policy documents; practice guidance; standards; statistics; and training material. Social Care Online was launched in its present form in May 2005. It also contains content which originates from the National Institute for Social Work library dating from the 1980s. Social Care Online is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Provider: The Social Care Institute for Excellence
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

SocINDEX with Full Text

SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Sociological Abstracts

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records published by Sociological Abstracts in print during the database's first 11 years, 1952-1962, have been added to the database as of November 2005, extending the depth of the backfile of this authoritative resource.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of materials relating to South Asia, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The interdisciplinary collection (covering culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, politics & law, and other subjects) includes reports, rare books, and journal runs sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.
Provider: Routledge
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:27am


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