Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed to help provide you with subject support identifying the most useful resources for your subject.


Getting Started using the Library

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch.


Relevant Databases

The Library subscribes to a number of subject databases helping you to find academic books and journal articles on your chosen topic.

Education Databases

The key education databases are:

British Education Index


For more education resources look at our education library resource guide.


Health & Social Care Related Databases

The Library subscribes to a number of health and social care databases the following will of particular interest:

Abstract in Social Gerontology

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

PILOTS index to worldwide literature on post traumatic stress disorder


Social Care and Practice

General Social Science Databases

The following general database will also be of relevance

Google Scholar

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences ( IBSS)

Periodical Archives Online


Web of Science

Online Resources

As well as the resources that the library subscribes to there is a lot of useful freely available information available on the internet. To help navigate this the library has created a reading list with links to useful websites – use the table of contents option to jump to the relevant section.