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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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  • 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 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 Comprehensive high quality sociological journal collection, mostly full text.

    Cinahl Contains many articles on health and wellbeing
      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 
    Sage Premier Includes a good range of journals useful for WCF
    Taylor and Francis Includes good range of journal useful for WCF
    Proquest Social Sciences Many articles on social science and social care

    Academic Search Complete

    A multi-disciplinary full text database of over 5,500 journals.  
    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.


    Journal of Child & Family Studies


    Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Child Development 

    Child: Care, Health & Development 

    Children and Society 

    Children and Young People Now

    Children's Geographies

    Infant and Child Development
    International Journal of Early Years Education
    Early Childhood Education Journal
    International Journal of Early Childhood

    Journal of Child Sexual Abuse


    Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies



  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription

    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.


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