Answered By: Sue Barker-Mathews
Last Updated: Oct 08, 2018     Views: 3

The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:

  • ProQuest Central - â€‹allows you to search across all the ProQuest databases including:
    • Social Science Database (ProQuest)– Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines.
    • Sociology Collection (ProQuest) – This collection provides access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. Together, it provides abstracts, indexing and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, and more, including full-text from hundreds of leading sociology journals.
  • Newsstand (Gale Infotrac) – A full-text newspaper resource which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. 
  • Newsstream Newspapers (ProQuest) - Local, regional and national newspapers from across the world.
  • Community Care Inform Children / Adults – Community Care Inform is an online comprehensive data source that contains a wealth of expert-written, practice related information, including guidance to key pieces of legislation, expert articles and practice guides.
  • Social Care Online – This is a free resource available at: The UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work.


All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. 

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?