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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.


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 Sociology Key resources for Sociology

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

Guardian / Observer Archive
Search the full-text of these newspapers including photos and images from 1851-2003.For more recent articles, and other newspapers, see: Nexis

New York Times Archive
Search the full-text of this newspaper including images and photos from 1851-2003. For more recent articles, and other newspapers, see: Nexis

A huge global newspaper database containing UK, regional and international newspapers

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.

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.

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 Sociology Other useful resources for Sociology

AnthroSource is a digital searchable database containing the past, present and future American Anthropological Association (AAA) publications. It contains more than 250,000 articles from AAA journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs.

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

British Sociological Association
The British Sociological Association promotes sociology, supports sociologists, and is the public face of sociology in Britain.

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.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference is an online reference collection, and it features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects. 

ESRC Society Now
Society Now is the regular magazine of the ESRC, containing the latest and most topical social science research and demonstrating how social science research can contribute to better policymaking.

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
The European Centre is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research.

UK Government Departments

UK Data Archive
UK Data Archive acquire, curate and provide access to the UK's largest collection of social and economic data. 

UK Data Service
The UK Data Service pulls together data from UK national statistical authorities, UK government departments, intergovernmental organisations such as the OECD, and research institutes  to provide users with seamless and flexible access to a wide range of data resources

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Over 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2010.

A search engine for sociological resource 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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