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Welcome to the Library's Sociology Subject Guide!
Are you looking for the latest information on resources? Here you will find details of the wealth of resources we provide access to in your subject area, pointers to other useful sources of information, and where to go for further help and support.
Online Resources for Sociology
Scopus is a database of abstracts and citations for scholarly journal articles. It covers nearly 18,000 international journal titles in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields. Scopus also offers author profiles which cover affiliations, number of publications and their bibliographic data, references and details on the number of citations each published document has received.
Policy Commons is a one-stop hub providing access to nearly 2.5 million public policy documents from IGOs, NGOs, think tanks and research centres.
Oxford Reference Online
A large collection of reference works e.g. language dictionaries, subject dictionaries, encyclopedias published by Oxford University Press. A good place to start for a definition, or for general overviews of many topics.
Provides the full text of articles in daily and Sunday newspapers published in the U.K. as well as a number of trade publications.
National Data Collections
UK National Statistics
The official website for the Office for National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority. Topics covered include Crime and Justice, Government, Health and Social Care and People and Places.
British Social Attitudes
Each year NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey asks around 3,000 people what it's like to live in Britain and what they think about how Britain is run. The survey measures and tracks changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes.
UK Data Service
A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service and others which makes it the UK's largest collection of digital social research data. Includes Census data from 1971 to 2011.
UK Data Service Data Skills Modules
These introductory level interactive modules are designed for users who want to get to grips with keys aspects of survey, longitudinal and aggregate data.
UK Data Archive
The UK's largest collection of digital research data in the social sciences and humanities, including data from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Archive.
Public Information Films from the UK National Archive
Free access to a collection of UK government public information films from 1945 to the early 21st century.