Social Sciences for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

• CAIRN 

CAIRN lets you browse or search recent issues of journals written in French covering history, politics/IR, economics and contemporary society. Journals on CAIRN go back to about 2002 so if you want anything earlier or need other French journals use Persée.

Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

Use with care as this tabloid is known for its strong views but it can help with some assignments and certain dissertation topics. Search for stories or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill. Use Nexis if you want to go beyond 2004.

• ERIC 

the world’s leading source of articles on Education

The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Use Nexis if you want to search up to the current day.

Database of Oxford University Press journals

An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences

Explore documents, fanzines, photos and newsreel footage to help understand these key decades when consumer culture and pop music took off and protest movements were big news.

This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

Sage  publishes journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine

• SciVal 

SciVal offers access to the research performance of 5,500 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide.

• SocINDEX 

A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

This publisher's website gives access to the journals subscribed to by the University of Portsmouth

This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

Teachers TV provides access to over 3,500 globally-acclaimed instructional videos produced by the UK's Department of Education to train and develop teachers' skills through demonstrations and commentary by teachers, administrators, and other educational experts

Search over 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards. Useful if you want the tabloid view on topical issues.

Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

 

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