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Subject databases - Social Sciences

Use subject databases to find research on a specific topic including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.

 

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Databases by subject area

Business

Business subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
ABI Inform Core business database providing access to business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. Watch the walkthrough
Business Source Premier Key business research database covering marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Watch the walkthrough
FAME Information on companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes: credit score and rating, security and price information, details of holdings and subsidiaries and scans of the company's latest annual reports. Watch the walkthrough
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
Mintel Contains market research and intelligence about companies and markets globally. Watch the walkthrough
Nexis

Local, national and international news sources on all topics, including company and financial information.

Watch the walkthrough

Passport

Contains demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide, as well as historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries.

 
Web of Science  Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Economics

Economics subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
Nexis Local, national and international news sources on all topics, including company and financial information. Watch the walkthrough
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Education

Education subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.  
British Education Index Covers all aspects of education.  
ERIC Covers primary, secondary, higher and special education, home schooling, adult education, and related topics.  
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
PsycINFO Abstracts and citations to academic literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.   
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Geography

Geography subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Science Database Specialises in resources covering Earth's air, land, and water environments including  scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.  
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough
 

Law

Law subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
HeinOnline Collection of legal journals (including back issues) and rare and out-of-print collections.  
LexisLibrary

Provides access to English legislation and reported and unreported cases. Includes the encyclopedia Halsbury’s Laws, as well as other UK commentary commentary.

Your LexisNexis Student Associate is Sophia Idemudia (email: llysoi@nottingham.ac.uk / Facebook: LexisNexisStudents). Contact Sophia for queries about Lexis Library training and certification.

 
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Database that indexes articles from legal periodicals and books, allowing you to search for academic commentary on a topic.

 
Westlaw Edge

Covers significant United Kingdom cases, legislation, journals and commentary. Also US and international legal materials.

Your Westlaw Edge Student Representative is Julia Kedziorek (email: llxjk22@nottingham.ac.uk). Contact Julia for queries about Westlaw Edge, including training opportunities.

Watch the walkthrough
 

Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
Nexis Local, national and international news sources on all topics, including company and financial information. Watch the walkthrough
Political Science Database Covers political science and international relations including dissertations, conference proceedings and working papers  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough
 

Sociology and Social Policy

Sociology and Social Policy subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.  
IBSS Broad coverage of social sciences. Good for interdisciplinary and international research with resources from over 100 countries and languages. Watch the walkthrough
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  Watch the walkthrough
Social Care Online UK's most extensive database of social care information. Includes research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites.   
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

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