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Social Sciences for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

 

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

 

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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.

 

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Search for stories in this popular tabloid 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 - some of these were printed in gold or silver! Use Nexis UK if you want to go beyond 2004.

 

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the world’s leading source of articles on Education

 

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

 

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

 

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Provides e-books on various subjects

 

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Database of Oxford University Press journals

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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a key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences, so this is particularly useful for childhood and youth studies degree students

 

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

 

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

 

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Teachers TV from Education in Video provides access to all 3,530 globally-acclaimed instructional videos produced in 2008 by the United Kingdom's Department of Education to train and develop teachers' skills through demonstrations and commentary by teachers, administrators, and other educational experts

 

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Search across 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.

 

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

 

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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.

A guide to this resource can be found at: http://www.lib-guides.port.ac.uk/LG592.pdf

 

 

You may want to look at books relating to this subject area. You are free to consult these in the Library, but walk-in visitors may not borrow books unless they have an External Reader membership. The list below will help you find where subjects of interest are held in the Library - click on the location to view a map.

political science
sociology & anthropology