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Electronic resources - Social Policy and Social Work
Got A Question For The Social Policy and Social Work Librarian?
Contact Jo-Anne Watts on 01782 734503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for Journal Articles
Databases and E-Journal Collections
You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.
In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.
Academic Search Complete contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study. EBSCO also provides access to AgeLine, with resources on aging, retirement and health care services.
You will need your Keele username and password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.
A journal database containing full-text international and US journals, over 400 titles, almost all of which date back to the first volume. If you are off campus use the "UK Federation login", select "University of Keele" from the list, click "Authenticate". When prompted type in your Keele username and password to log into the HeinOnline service.
View the Quick Guide to Using HeinOnline.
NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles.
Access to many different resources via the NEW Social Sciences Premium Collection including: the Applied Social Sciences Index (ASSIA); Social Services Abstracts, covering social work, human services, social welfare and social policy, and Sociological Abstracts.
You will need your Keele username and password to access ProQuest from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.
An online database which contains the full-text of more than 1000 journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Science Direct
View the Quick Guide to Using Science Direct.
NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.
Web of Science
Includes the Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
You will need your Keele username and password to access Web of Science from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science.
NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.
To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.
Selected E-journals for Social Policy and Social Work
Looking for an e-journal?
The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.
From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.
Ageing and Society
Ageing and Society is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the understanding of human ageing and the circumstances of older people in their social and cultural contexts. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1981 (volume 1) to the current issue.
British Journal of Social Work
Published for the British Association of Social Workers, this is the leading academic social work journal in the UK. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1971 (volume 1) to the current issue.
Child and Family Social Work
Articles on research, theory, policy and practice in the field of social work with children and their families. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1998 (volume 3) to the present (with a 12 month embargo).
Children and Society
High quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood, policies and services for children and young people. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1996 (volume 10) to the current issue.
Critical Social Policy
Critical Social Policy is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for advocacy, analysis and debate on social policy issues. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999 (volume 19) to the current issue.
Journal of European Social Policy
Articles on a wide range of social policy issues including ageing, pensions and social security, poverty and social exclusion, education, family policies, health and social care services, gender and migration. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999 (volume 9) to the current issue.
Journal of Social Work Practice
The Journal of Social Work Practice publishes articles devoted to the exploration and analysis of practice in social welfare and allied health professions. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997 (volume 11) to the current issue.
Key Legal Resources
Key Legal Resources
You can find out more about the key legal resources available by looking at the Law subject page
Contains the full-text of The Law Reports from 1865, as well as legislation dating back to 1267.
Use your Keele username and password to access the service.
View the Quick Guide to Using Westlaw UK.
Our other paid-for source of case reports and UK legislation, but it also contains material relating to tax cases, consumer law, local government, and trading standards. Titles include the Butterworths Employment Law Handbook, Trading And Consumer Law, Halsbury's Laws and Local Government Reports.
You will need your Keele username and password to access LexisLibrary from both on and off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using LexisLibrary.
Jordans Family Law Online - connect here to the Family Law Journal, Family Law Reports series and the Child and Family Law Quarterly, all published by Jordans. Use your Keele login to access this website.
Social Work Books
Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.
In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using ebooks for help starting to use these collections.
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Education.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks and to access the collection off-campus.
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Education. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your keele username and password for off-campus access.
You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.
Selected E-Books for Social Policy and Social Work
Looking for an ebook on Social Policy and Social Work?
The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available through Library Search.
(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).
The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.
ProQuest European Newsstream (previously UK Newsstand)
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest European Newsstream.
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.
The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.
Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele these held in the Library.
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.
Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.
NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.
Other Useful Links
Other Useful Links
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Use this site to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications.
Database of systematic reviews and other evidence-based material aimed at informing healthcare research, teaching, funding, and administration.
Community Care Inform - Children
Inform is a unique online resource that helps professionals working with children and young people make, and evidence, decisions and assessments and expand their knowledge base.
NEW Community Care Inform - Adults
Inform now has access to resources for professionals working with adults and older people.
Choose 'Log in' and sign in via Shibboleth. View the Quick Guide to Using Community Care Inform.
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.
You can use the 'Scholar Preferences' options to set Google Scholar to recognise which articles you have full-text access to through Keele's subscriptions. View the Quick Guide to Using Google Scholar to see how this can be done.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The website for JRF, a social policy research and development charity.
Health and Care Professionals Council
Website of the regulator for health professionals. Contains links to news and publications.
A vast range of official UK statistics and information about statistics.
This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our Refworks information pages
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.
Social Care Online
The UK's most extensive database of social care information, drawn from journals, reports, research briefings, government documents, grey literature, and web sites.
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.
Online Reading Lists for Social Work
View reading lists for Social Policy and Social Work modules online.
When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services
Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.