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Finding journal articles
Databases help you find journal articles and other relevant material for your essays or research. Some services find data on specific disciplines or subject areas, others index only certain types of publications.
Databases usually give you the reference only, but many work with the 360 Link service to provide links to the full text where this is available at Kent.
Databases for SSPSSR
|IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)||Coverage starts in 1951 and has a UK and European bias. The core disciplines indexed are economics, sociology, politics and anthropology. IBSS provides access to full text from JSTOR where available.|
|British Education Index from ProQuest||Coverage from 1975 onwards|
|Anthropological Index||Based on the journal holdings of the Anthropology Library at the British Museum (Museum of Mankind), this covers journal literature from around the world from the late 1950s to the present.|
|Criminal Justice Abstracts||Covers journals, books, reports, etc, on criminology and related disciplines.|
|PsycINFO||Index to psychological literature from 1806 to the present. You can download a pdf guide to using PsycINFO.|
|ERIC||Index to literature about education and educational policy. Mainly US.|
|Studies on Women Abstracts||Printed index covering material from1983-1999 onwards, classmark ZHQ 1101.S8 (Level 3 East).|
|Women Studies Abstracts||Printed index covering material between 1972 and 2004, classmark ZHQ 1101.W6|
|Academic Search Complete||This is a mixed full text and bibliographic index covering many of the SSPSSR subject areas.|
|Social Science Citation Index Online, available via Web of Science||Indexes over 8,000 journals across all subjects and starts coverage in 1970. The index is divided into 3 sections, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Web of Science is a citation index as well as a bibliographic index.|
|Zetoc||Current awareness service from the British Library. The service includes searchable details of 20,000 journal titles and 16,000 conference proceedings covering all subject areas from 1993 onwards. Personal current awareness services based on table of contents information from individually selected journal titles are also available.|
Selected Social Sciences journals
SSPSSR currently subscribe to approximately 190 journal titles in hardcopy. Many are also available in full text online. The following list gives a few examples. Please check the Library catalogue (choose 'Journal search') or journals database for specific titles.
- Age and ageing
- British journal of criminology
- British journal of social work
- British journal of sociology
- Children and society
- Community development journal
- Disability & society
- Ethnic and racial studies
- European journal of women's studies
- GLQ: a journal of lesbian and gay studies
- Media, culture and society
- Roof: Shelter's housing magazine
- Social policy
- Sociology: journal of the British Sociological Association
- Sociology of Education
- Sociology of health and illness: a journal of medical sociology
- Work and occupations
- Youth and policy: the journal of critical analysis
FAQs: how do I use...
Indexing databases list what is available globally, and not all items may be available at Kent. If an item you want to see does not have a link to the full text, search for the item via the Library catalogue (choose 'Journal search') or the journals database.
If the item is not available at Kent, the document delivery service may be able to get it for you from another library.
360 Link works only with journals. It provides a button which searches the Library's e-journals subscriptions and offers a link (or links) to the relevant journal if you have online access to it. If direct links to articles or issues are available, these are offered on the 360 Link options page.