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.
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
- American Sociological Association
- ARK: open access Northern Ireland social attitudes surveys
- BoB - On Demand TV and Radio for Education (formerly Box of Broadcasts): allows you to view and record a vast number of TV and radio programmes, including films. To sign in, choose University of Kent from the list. You need to register the first time you use the service
- 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.
- Defining Gender, 1450-1910(from Adam Matthew): British source materials for the study of gender, leisure and consumer culture
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Education Abstracts: index covering areas related to educational administration, including leadership, management and research. Click Shibboleth Login, choose UK Higher Education, then click University of Kent.
- Educational Administration Abstracts(H.W. Wilson): covers topics including adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods. Click Shibboleth Login, choose UK Higher Education, then click University of Kent.
- ENDS Report: environmental intelligence for professionals, delivering news, analysis and reference across the carbon, environmental and sustainability agenda
- 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)
- Persée: gateway to free French online journals - all subject areas
- Picture Post Historical Archive: complete archive of the Picture Post magazine from 1938-1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour
- Social Care Institute for Excellence
- Sociology Compass: collection of full text review articles plus links to other resources for all areas of sociology
- Visual Arts Data Service online images from major collections
- World Health Organisation
- UK Data Service
- National statistics online (UK)
- ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research): provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community
- International Historical Statistics (1750-2010) (from Palgrave Macmillan): statistics collection, providing key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years
- OECD iLibrary: OECD's Online Library for books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data; does not include access to the IEA statistical series
Government and official websites
- Europa (EU official website)
- U.K. Parliamentary Papers (formerly House of Commons Parliamentary Papers): we have access to the following collections: 18th century (1688-1834), 19th century (1801-1900), 20th century (1901-2003/04 session
- Public Information Online (click Login through your Home Organisation (under Shibboleth, right column), type "Kent" in the search box and choose University of Kent, then login with your Kent IT account details): full-text, searchable source of all UK Parliamentary publications from the 2006/7 session onwards
- United Nations