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Social Policy and Intervention: E-Books & Reference


All e-books can be accessed via SOLO or directly through publisher collections:

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Currently there are over 2,000 purchased books ('Our Collection') as well as over 3000 free e-books with new books being purchased on a regular basis.
Access to each e-book is limited to one or, more commonly, two simultaneous users, depending on the individual book licence. Details on accessing the ebooks on this platform can be found here.


Comprehensive access to OECD statistical data, books, journals and working papers.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Sociology

Oxford Handbooks contain essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.


Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)

Publications on political sociology & social issues, and reference works on:

ProQuest Ebook Central

Delivers ebooks from scholarly sources, including universities' and other top publishers.


Offers articles integrated with a growing range of authoritative books, including reference works, handbooks and book series. In addition to the subsriptions over 250,000 articles on ScienceDirect are open access, i.e.peer-reviewed and made free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by the authors’ choice of user license.
View the open access journal directory and publications with open access articles.

T&F eBooks Library:

NICE evidence search

NICE evidence search

Created by National institute for health and care excellence, the search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

Online Reference

The Blackwell encyclopedia to sociology

Covers traditional topics in sociology, such as theory, stratification, political sociology, and the sociology of education and social movements, as well as emerging areas such as immigration studies, the sociology of space and time, and the sociology of intimate relations and religion.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

An attempt to map all the fields encompassed within the social and behavioral sciences.

Oxford Dictionary of Sociology

Covers terminology, concepts, and thinkers in the field of sociology, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.

SAGE Reference Online

Bibliographic databases

Family and Society Studies Worldwide

A comprehensive bibliographic database of research, policy, & practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development and Social Welfare. It indexes publications and grey literature from a range of social science disciplines, including anthropology, health sciences, sociology, education, psychology, social work, law, demography, economics.



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CASES   Search and browse the collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.

You can join the online network for the community of researchers engaged in research methods. Its users have free access to selected journal articles, book chapters, etc which highlight emerging topics in the field.

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