Want to get the best from the Library for Social Policy? A key starting point is the Social Policy Subject Guide at http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides. Start here to explore print and electronic collections, library facilities and library news. Any questions? Your Academic Support Librarians are Caroline Stirling and Christine Love-Rodgers.
Featured Library Resources for Social Policy in 2014-15 include:
This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present. Topics covered include: Economic conditions, Education, Energy resources and policy, Government, Health conditions, Human rights, International Relations, Labor conditions and policy, Politics, Social conditions, Civil rights movement.
Race Relations Abstracts
Race Relations Abstracts covers the social, political and economic relations between races and ethnicities, including ethnic studies, discrimination and immigration studies. This indexing database contains more than 49,500 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, such as : Race & Class, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Journal of Social Issues, with coverage from 1975.
Very Short Introductions – Social Sciences
Online version of Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introductions series. Written by experts in the field they offer a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. Access to Social Sciences collection only.
Caroline Stirling & Christine Love-Rodgers, Academic Support Librarians – Social Policy