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.


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 Psychology Key resources for Psychology

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
ASSIA is a journal article index covering social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

Medline (PubMed)
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

PsychSource is a searchable gateway to the British Psychological Society's 11 journals and books programme, plus 32 other key psychology journals, together with multimedia resources.

PsycINFO® is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioural sciences and mental health. Full text of all APA journals is available through this database.

Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database.


Other useful resources for psychology Other useful resources for psychology

American Psychological Association
APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. 

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

British Psychological Society
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. 

Psychometric testing and research information from the world's premier test review centre.

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

For practising and aspiring clinical psychologists


PsychCentral is the Internet's largest independent mental health social network.

Social Psychology Network
One of the largest Internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching.

Statista is a quick and easy way to find statistics on a whole range of subjects. Extremely useful for research and it's easy to incorporate their graphs into your assignments and presentations. 

Referencing for Psychology Referencing for Psychology

The mian referecning style used in Psychology is APA (American Psychological Association)

The two sites below offer guides to the APA style 

You can also find guidance on the APA style and test yourself via the e-book 'Cite- them-right'. 

Cite them right online 

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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