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Key Databases and Journals

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

ASSIA is a social science index covering predominantly British Journals in health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

British Library for Development Studies

E-Library of journals, news resources, and online reports from research institutes in Africa and Asia. Based at the Institute for Development Studies, Brighton.

Infotrac Newsstand

Infotrac Newsstand allows users to search for articles from over 2,000 titles from around the world.

NEW! Scopus

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings.

Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) 1970-

Worldwide index to journal articles in the social sciences from 1970.

There is no full-text in this database, instead each article that comes up will have the text 'Check E-Journals Finder' accompanied by the University logo. Click on this link to do a search of our E-Journals Finder list to see if we subscribe to the journal article you're interested in.

Library Guide for Global Development

This is your guide to finding and using the best Library resources for your subject.

Find print books and journals in the Library, search for articles online, see the best e-resources for your area. Get help using the Library with our guides. 

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