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Online subject resources
Most of the resources below are freely available on the internet. In addition, the Library subscribes to a vast range of online resources: see other pages within this guide for subscription databases and online reference works.
Internet skills tutorials
- Social policy
- Social research methods
- Social statistics
- Social work
- Women's studies
- Internet detective
Social sciences resources
There are links to useful websites on the SSPSSR Resources page.
The following may also be of interest:
- Alexander Street Video: cross search all videos from these collections from a single interface:
- Filmakers Library Online
- Theatre in Video
- Ethnographic Video Online
- Education in Video
- Victorian Popular Culture
- American Sociological Association
- ARK: open access Northern Ireland social attitudes surveys
- British Sociological Association
- Community Care Inform: online reference tool for professionals working with children, young people and their families.Click Sign in (top right) and choose Sign in via Shibboleth
- UK Data Service: includes data from the Data Archive, the Institute for Social & Economic Research, the IMF databanks and much more.
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- European Sociological Association
- European Sources Online: documents published by and about the European Union. Includes official publications, reports, newspaper articles, etc.
- International Centre for Prison Studies
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation: housing, social care & policy
- King's Fund: health policy research
- Mass Observation Online: documentation of the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain, covering the period from 1937 until the early 1970s
- National Centre for Social Research (UK)
- Persee Revues Scientifiques (gateway to free French online journals - all subject areas)
- Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Visual Arts Data Service online images from major collections
- World Health Organisation
- CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives)
- UK Data Service
- National statistics online (UK)
Government and official websites
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