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I'm Doug Broadbent-Yale, one of the Academic Librarians for Social Sciences. Please contact me if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research - or attend one of my regular drop-in sessions. 

Library Search is your main way into books and articles held by the Library, with Find Databases giving you access to further specialist resources to explore. This current subject guide provides a selection of key Databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.


Library Search  Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.


More information on how to navigate Library Search can be found in our Library search guide.

Off campus access using the Library Access tool Off campus access using the Library Access tool

The vast majority of our e-resources are available off campus to all current staff and students and whilst there are a few resources that aren’t available this will be due to licencing restrictions.

The best way to access our licenced e-resources off campus is to start at Library Search.However, if you're accessing content online from a search engine or using free search tools like Gooogle Scholar its a good idea to download the Library Access Browser Tool which will point you to full text access where the UEA subscribes. For a step by step guide on installing and using Library access watch this short video.

Information Trails: find your feet Information Trails: find your feet

Finding your feet at university is about finding your way around - not just on campus but in your new learning environment. 

Four information trails are available on Blackboard to help you understand what's expected of you in terms of studying, reading, finding and managing information as an independent learner. Each one offers a 'mini-tour' of an important part of your new learning environment:

  • The Library building
  • Your digital learning environment
  • Reading and notemaking 
  • Knowledge and independent learning

Find your trails here

Key resources for International Development Key resources for International Development

ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
An indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

Centre for Economist Policy Research (CEPR) Discussion Papers 
Research on issues affecting the European economy.

EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
An essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. Over 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and 7,000 books are included each year.

Contains a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Includes 22 statistical databases including OECD Main Economic Indicators.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Science Direct
Database of journal articles published by Elsevier

Includes the abstracts and cited references of over 16,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus includes references of all articles published since 1996, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of articles available including Open Access and electronic-only titles. 20 million pre-1996 records captured without references go back as far as 1823.

Web of Science
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings in all subjects with links to full text where available.

Other useful resources for International Development Other useful resources for International Development

Box of Broadcasts
Search and view thousands of hours of TV and radio programming including regional, foreign language, news and freeview.

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

Ebook Central
Ebook collection strong in International Development. You can also request titles we don't currently have access to.

Gateway to international development information

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO works to achieve food security for all. Their website contains information about their work, publications and statistics.

Google Dataset search tool
Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.

The Institute of Development Studies
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global Institution for international development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex

International Encyclopedia of Revolution & Protest

Statesman's Yearbook
Factual information about countries, including economy, political history and international trade.

Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources. It includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.

Statistics subject guide
Includes links to key datasets available via UEA as well as many online data sources.

Sustainable Organization Library (SOL)
Contains more than 10,000 individually searchable chapters, case studies and journal papers drawn from more than 800 book and journal volumes, published by the leading independent sustainability publisher, Greenleaf Publishing, and a number of partner organizations.

UEA Water Security Research Centre

UNESCO Institute for Statistics 

UK Government departments /agencies
Links to government publications from DEFRA, Environment Agency etc.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.

United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Reports

United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
UNU-WIDER publish a working paper series to stimulate discussion and critical comment. The papers are available here, alongside other publications and information on the work of UNU-WIDER.

World Bank. DataBank

Social Sciences Social Sciences

Doug Broadbent-YaleAcademic Librarian 

Doug Broadbent-Yale

Email: d.broadbent-yale@uea.ac.uk

Tel. 01603 591712

Location:Library 1.17
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

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