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  • Subject coverage: Science; social science; education; psychology; language and linguistics; arts and literature
  • Size/scope: over 17,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings
  • Level of access: Full text of over 10,000 titles.

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AgeInfo

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  • Subject coverage: The Centre for Policy on Ageing database of information on aging and older age. Aimed at service providers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students
  • Type of content: Books, journal articles, statistics, reports, government publications
  • Data range: 1975 to present
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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Autism Data

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  • Subject coverage: Autism and Asperger Syndrome; bibliographic records of all the items in The National Autistic Society Information Centre Library
  • Size/scope: Over 24,000 indexed resources
  • Type of content: Research papers, books, articles, videos, abstracts and other materials
  • Level of access: some full text available.

BNI (British Nursing Index)

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  • Subject coverage: nursing and midwifery database; useful resource for current trends in UK nursing care and policy for nursing and midwifery students, clinical, academic, and management staff and researchers.
  • Size/scope: over 200 UK journals and other English language titles
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Date range: 1994 to present
  • Level of access: Some links to full text

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Childlink

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  • Subject coverage: archive of documents relating to child health and welfare.
  • Type of content: current news, parliamentary debates, government papers, legislation and statistics, journal articles.
  • Level of access: full text

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CINAHL Complete

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  • Subject coverage: the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature covers virtually all English language core journals in nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as publications from the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing
  • Size/scope: over 5,400 journals
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Date range: 1937 to present
  • Level of access: full text of over 1,300 journals.
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Cochrane Library

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  • Subject coverage: Global resource for best evidence in healthcare
  • Type of content: Collection of databases containing randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, health economics and methodologies
  • Level of access: No login required.

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Community Care Inform Children

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  • Subject coverage: An online information source for professionals working with children and families. Includes information on key topics including: abuse; adoption and fostering; looked after children; substance abuse and youth justice
  • Type of content: Case law; practice guides and research reviews specially commissioned from key social care practitioners.

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Lawtel

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  • Subject coverage: law
  • Type of content: contains cases, legislation, details of Parliamentary Bills, green and white papers, a daily update of new legal issues
  • Level of access: full text available.

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Lexis®Library

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  • Subject coverage: Law and tax
  • Type of content: Access to UK legislation currently in force, many law report series and some full text journals and UK newspapers. Includes full text works of legal commentary, plus forms and precedents. Provides an online version of Halsbury’s Laws. Contains EU and international legal materials
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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Medline Complete

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  • Subject coverage: Medical database focusing on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, toxicology, anthropology and biology. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations
  • Size/scope: 5400 academic journals indexed, 2100 full text journals incorporated
  • Type of Content: Academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1865 onwards
  • Level of access: Some full text available.
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NICE Evidence Services

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  • Subject coverage: Medical and healthcare
  • Type of content: wide range of materials including primary research literature, practical implementation tools, guidelines and policy documents
  • Level of access: most content is freely available without the need for username or password, but some requires an NHS Athens account. Students studying on NHS-related programmes are able to obtain an NHS Athens account. Invitations were emailed at the beginning of the academic year.

PsycINFO

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  • Subject coverage: psychology
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1872 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.
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PubMed

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database focusing on medical and life sciences
  • Size/scope: includes over 18 million citations from Medline
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1948 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk Information Hub (SAaRIH)

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  • Subject coverage: information resource for practitioners, managers, researchers, educators and policy makers (across all relevant disciplines and agencies and sectors) with an interest in adult safeguarding and protection. The aim is to provide a single point of focus for individuals to access relevant and current information to assist them with understanding, practice, and decision making in relation to vulnerable adults
  • Type of content: consultations; court judgements and judicial reviews; training and events; inspections and inquiry reports; legislation; miscellaneous publications; monitoring implementation/review reports; news; policies, standards and practice guides; regulatory body determinations; research; serious case reviews; featured cases; statistics; toolkits; training and development resources; videos; voluntary and community sector resources; Northern Ireland Adult Safeguarding Partnership
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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ScienceDirect

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  • Subject coverage: Health, science and medicine
  • Size/scope: 1700 Elsevier journals. The service includes access to Medline with links to the content of Elsevier journals
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1872 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Social Care Online

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  • Subject coverage: Social care
  • Size/scope: It is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and includes research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites
  • Type of Content: Research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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Social Theory

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  • Subject coverage: Sociology, Social Theory
  • Size/scope: Contains over 145,000 pages of works by major social thinkers (e.g. Marx, Habermas, Hegel, Wollstonecraft, Durkheim, Foucault) as well as seminal texts from lesser known figures. Coverage is international and the collection includes original works and translations
  • Type of content: Book chapters, scholarly papers
  • Level of access: Full text available.

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SocINDEX with Full Text

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  • Subject coverage: Sociology and social work practice
  • Size/scope: Bibliographic information for over 2,100,000 articles including access to the full text of over 860 sociology journals. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers in sociology, social work practice and related subjects
  • Type of content: Academic journal article, books, conference papers
  • Level of access: full text of over 860 journals, 830 books and 16,800 conference papers.
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Web of Science

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  • Subject coverage: Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences
  • Size/scope: Citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work
    Web of Science consists of:
    Science Citation Index 1899-present
    Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present
    Biosis Previews Archive 1969-2008
    Medline 1950-present
    Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1945-
  • Level of access: Some links to full text.

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Westlaw UK

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  • Subject coverage: legal database
  • Size/scope: Statutes and Statutory Instruments currently in force and broad coverage of law report series. Some full text law journals. Contains selected practitioner's materials. Includes EU legislation and case law. If you require international materials, click on 'Region' (top left of screen), then select 'International'
  • Type of content: legal materials
  • Level of access: Some full text available.

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