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This guide will help you locate key information about the Library for your subject - it is a great starting point but as your Academic Librarian, I will always be happy to help with further queries.

Need Help? Need Help?

If you need help with Library Resources, here are your best options:

1. This guide! It has loads of useful information.

2. If you want more detailed guides to key skills like search strategy and referencing, the Library Toolkit has lots of material to get you started.

3. If neither of those things help and you need some personalised support, come to one of the drop-in sessions (details in the box below) to see your Academic Librarian.

4. If you can't make the drop-in sessions, ask questions using the Contact Form.

Drop-Ins Drop-Ins

Come along to any of the drop-ins listed below to ask Library-related questions, big or small! Sessions get busy so it is worth bringing work with you to do while you wait for a 1:1 consultation.

Changes to regular schedule:

Drop-in on Wed 12 Dec is cancelled due to Health Science meeting.
Tue and Thu drop-ins are now finished for the Christmas break. They will resume in Jan. (Weds still going on over holiday.)

Drop-in times:



ECB, 2nd Floor Landing



Library Conference Room



Queens, 2.01

Search Search

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.
Find Databases The Library subscribes to many databases, and to get the best results you'll need to search subject-specific databases individually (rather than through Library Search).
Find E‑Journals Each database we subscribe to includes content from many different journals. If you want to look at articles from just one, use the Find E-journals tool to see which journals we have access to.


More information on how to navigate these tools can be found in our library search guide.

Key resources for Social Work Key resources for Social Work

Social Care Online
Social Care Online is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is the UK's largest database of information on all aspects of social care and social work.

Taylor & Francis Online
Taylor & Francis Online provides access to a wide range of journal articles in full text, as well as providing an abstract and indexing service for many more e-journals and e-books.

Childlink is a fast growing innovative online database focusing on legislation, policies and practices, regarding children, young people and families who live in the UK and Ireland. Login via your home institution.

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.

Nexis is a global newspaper database. It contains thousands of national and local news sources, including Le Monde & New York Times

Search Westlaw Library for up-to-date legislation, case law and academic journal articles. 

Other useful resources for Social Work Other useful resources for Social Work

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

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

British Association for Social Work (BASW)
BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK, promoting the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the well being of social workers.

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

UK database provided by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) which includes statistics on Education, Social Care, Housing and more. To access the data please register using your UEA email address.

Government Department for Work and Pensions

Government Department of Health

Health and Social Care Information Centre
The national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The JRF conduct research into social problems in the UK to influence policy and practice. Their research findings are published on their website and can be downloaded. 

National Children's Bureau
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) is a leading children's charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
Child protection information, advice and support provided by the NSPCC.

Research in Practice
Research in Practice has over 17 years' experience in helping organisations, teams and individuals to access, understand and apply evidence in their work with children, young people and families

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
SCIE improve the quality of care and support services for adults and children by identifying and sharing knowledge, supporting professionals and information the direction of future practice and policy.

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. 

SWK Librarian SWK Librarian

Matthew Smith

01603 59 2412

Office: Library, Room 1.18
Working hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5

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Library BlogThe library blog covers useful information on individual resources. 

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