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Social Policy

Databases

Coverage: Citations and Abstracts
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. For personalised features, click on the "Register" link on the top right hand corner of any page.
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Coverage: 1952 to present (Index)
Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences to provide bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas.
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Dictionaries

A valuable resource that covers all the terms, concepts, institutions and reformers that make up modern social policy.
This one-volume dictionary defines often amorphous and fuzzy sociological concepts in a lively and sensible way, and provides an introduction to what it means to think sociologically.
This dictionary is designed to break down the barriers between social science disciplines, as well as to make social scientific language comprehensible to general readers. Collecting anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism in one volume, the Dictionary presents concise, clearly written definitions of more than 1,500 important terms.

Encyclopedias

This encyclopedia addresses a broad range of measurement topics which are relevant across several disciplines including sociology, demography, and epidemiology.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

Websites

Intute: Social Sciences finds and reviews the best web resources. (For Labour Studies remember to search for both labour and labor).
The Social and Behavioural Sciences Virtual Library has a Social Policy category and a Social Policy-Evaluation category.