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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    community_care_inform, community care inform logo Community Care Informs Aimed at social care professions who work with children and with adults, Community Care Inform pulls together policy, guides, research, case law and legislation on a wide range of topics, from adoption to mental health and welfare rights. You will need to use the Shibboleth login on and off campus to get access to the full-text
    socindex, socindex logo SocIndex Comprehensive high quality sociological journal collection, mostly full text.

    business_source_complete, business source complete icon Cinahl Contains many articles on health and wellbeing
    education_source, education source logo  Education Source

    The world’s largest and most complete collection of full text educational journals, covering all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education.

    Watch this video to learn how to use and search in Education Source:Watch 'Eresources for Education - Education Source' | Microsoft Stream

    psycarticles, psyc articles logo PsycARTICLES Full text database relating to psychology
    sage, sage logo Sage Premier Includes a good range of journals useful for WCF
    taylor_francis, taylor francis logo Taylor and Francis Includes good range of journal useful for WCF
    proquest, proquest logo Proquest Social Sciences Many articles on social science and social care
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    Academic Search Complete

    A multi-disciplinary full text database of over 5,500 journals.  
    cochrane_library, cochrane library logo Cochrane Reviews Provides systematic reviews of clinical based evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventions. An intervention can range from a non smoking campaign to counselling or medication. Your results will be a mixture of reviews and clinical trials. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

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    Journal of Child & Family Studies

    A quarterly peer-reviewed journal that focuses on family child, adolescent, and family psychology. 

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    CAMH publishes reviews, original articles, and pilot reports of innovative approaches, interventions, clinical methods and service developments. 
    Child Development 

    Published by the international and interdisciplinary Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). 
    Child: Care, Health & Development 

    An international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes papers dealing with all aspects of the health and development of children and young people. 
    Children and Society 

    Research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people children and young people. 
    Children and Young People Now
    A Magazine covering childcare and early years, education, health, social care, youth justice, and youth work. 

    Children's Geographies

    The Journal publishes internationally excellent new work relating to any aspect of the geographies of children, young people and families. 
    Infant and Child Development
    Infant and Child Development: prenatal, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood. 
    International Journal of Early Years Education
    Offers a comparative perspective on early years research and major new initiatives in the care and education of young children.  
    Early Childhood Education Journal
    Articles cover the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children age birth to 8 years.
    International Journal of Early Childhood
    Research with a focus on young children and children’s early education and care, across various social and cultural contexts, with a focus on children aged from birth to 8 years. 

    Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

    Interdisciplinary and provides an essential interface for researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners. 

    Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

    The journal addresses a variety of issues, including the psychological, sociological, health, gender, culture, economic and educational aspects of children and adolescents in developed and developing countries. 


  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
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    Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) 

     Advancing the study of child & adolescent mental health.
    British Youth Council   Independent charity run for and by young people representing their views to central and local government, political parties, pressure groups and the media.
    Children's Society  Leading children's charity which provides child protection with a network of children's charities across the UK, specialises in kids charity and childhood guidance. 
    DrugScope  is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. 
    infed Exploring informal education, lifelong learning, social pedagogy and social action.
    National Children's Bureau NCB is the leading national charity which supports children, young people and families and those who work with them.
    National Youth Agency  NYA works in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to support and improve services for young people.
    Social Care online  A portal to the UK's most extensive collection of social work and social care information.

    UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


    The Institute of Child Health pursues an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to enhance understanding, diagnosis, therapy and prevention of childhood disease.  A broad range of paediatric issues are covered. 
    Youth Justice Board   Practitioner guidance for all those working for or with youth justice services.


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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