Searching Databases

A database is a searchable collection of records many of which will link you to the full text of a journal article, report etc. Some are designed with a particular community of users in mind e.g. health professionals, scientists etc. Databases are located in several areas within the University of Kent - Resources webpages. You will need your University of Kent username and password to access these databases either from the Drill Hall Library or from home.

  1. Databases
  2. E-Journal Collections
  3. Subject Collections
  4. Lawlinks

The choice and range of online searching tools is now so vast so don't be surprised if occasionally you need support to find relevant information. If you would like help in using any of the databases/services then please see the section Training on this subject guide for contact details to book one-to-one training.

Here is a list of some useful databases for Social Science:

Mass Observation Online

Mass Observation Online - An Archive of British Social History. The Archive holds all the material generated by Mass Observation between 1937 and 1949, with a few later additions from the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these are personal papers: diaries, letters, scrapbooks and albums of various kinds. University of Kent username and password required. Further information about this Archive can be found on the Mass Observation Website. We have recently purchased a number of books for the library about this Archive. Click here to see what we have in stock.

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