Databases & E-Journal Collections

Databases and E-Journal Collections

Databases

A database is a searchable collection of records many of which will link you to the full text of an article, report etc.

A full list of electronic databases available to you as a University of Kent student are available from Databases. You will need your University of Kent username and password to access these databases either from the Drill Hall Library or from home.

E-Journal Collections

An e-journal collection provides access to a range of journals. They sometimes allow you to search for a subject and so are very similar to databases. A full list of e-journal collections available to you as a University of Kent student are available from E-Journal Collections. You will need your University of Kent username and password to access these e-journal collections either from the Drill Hall Library or from home.

Here is a list of some useful databases and e-journal collections for Social work:

Academic Search Complete Contains full text for over 5500 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. This includes over 4600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, it also contains indexing and abstracts for a further 4000 journals. Full text backfiles go back to 1975 for some titles, and indexing and abstracts go back to 1984.

Community Care Inform online reference tool for professionals working with children, young people and their families.

IngentaConnect Contains journals from a wide range of commercial publishers and learned societies.

JSTOR JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

Oxford University Press journals Approximately 90 titles. Mainly 1996- but you also have access to the main archives for all OUP titles.

SAGE Publications Over 100 titles on a wide range of social science topics.

Web of Knowledge Full text available for some articles using Article Linker.

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