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Social Policy and Intervention: Journal Articles & Reports



Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

Social Services Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

Health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

Bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.

Sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural studies, Demography, Economics, Education, Ethnology and ethnography, Political science, Religious studies, Sociology.

Social Policy Association publications

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UK’s professional association for teachers, researchers, students and practitioners of social policy.

Journal of Social Policy

Peer reviewed articles on all aspects of social policy in an international context, with particular emphasis on the future direction of social policy, presentation of new empirical data.

Social Policy and Society

An international academic journal containing original articles that draw upon contemporary policy-related research and associated developments in the social sciences.

Companion to two journals the Digest is currently suspended and is not being updated. The content is up to date as of the end of September 2014.

Social Policy Review

Provides all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year.

Guide: Citation Searching, Alerts & TOCs

For citation searching, i.e. finding out what articles have cited an article or book after publication go to -

  • Social Science Citation Index, part of Web of Science®, which uses citations for relevance and article ranking.
  • SCOPUS, a bibliographic database for science, medicine and some social sciences going back as far as 1869.
  • Google Scholar also has 'cited by' links but these are not yet fully reliable.
  • To find articles and books cited within books try searching Google Books with the reference in quotation marks.

Global Social Policy

The Journal focuses on aspects of social policy and social governance broadly defined in both contemporary and historical contexts.

Online resources

Policy Library is a social, economic and foreign policy resource - updated daily with the latest jobs, research, and events.

Policy File Index

Offers access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature.

Social Care Online

Social Care Institute for Excellence

social care institute for excellence

Social Care Online is a free service offering a complete range of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work in the UK.

Alerts & TOCs

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Provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of current journals and conference proceedings.
The Journal TOCs (Journal Tables of Contents service) makes it easy to keep up-to-date with newly published scholarly material.