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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

    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.

     

    EresourceDescription
    academic_search_complete, Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary full text database of over 5,500 journals.
    academic_video_online, Academic Video Online More than 62,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including counseling, health, education, psychology, sociology and more. 
    Child_Development_Adolescent_Studies, Child Development and Adolescent Studies Exploring many areas of growth and development of Children and Adolescents this bibliographic database is today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Limit your searches to to Linked Full Text to find articles in full text.
    cinahl, Cinahl Contains many articles on health and wellbeing
    community_care_inform, 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
    education_source, 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 
    psycarticles, PsycARTICLES Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
    proquest, Proquest Social Sciences Many articles on social science and social care
    sage, Sage Premier
    Includes a good range of journals useful for youth and community
    social_care_online, Social Care Online  UK's most complete range of information and research on all aspects of social care including families, children, young people, government and social policy, mental health and mental health care, people, groups and communities (including older people and black and minority ethnic people), physical and learning disabilities, social care, social work and social workers.
    socindex, SocIndex Comprehensive high quality sociological journal collection, mostly full text. 
    taylor_francis, Taylor and Francis Includes good range of journal useful for youth and community

     

    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.

    JournalDescription
    dl_journals, Youth and youth policy Youth & Policy Journal offers a critical space for the discussion of youth policy and youth work theory and practice.  Full text access is available online.
    Children & Young People Now Children & Young People Now is the magazine and website for all professionals who work to improve the life chances of children, young people and families. It is the essential resource on the learning, development, wellbeing and safeguarding of children and young people, from birth to the age of 19.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
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    British Youth Council 

    The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

    Carnegie UK Trust

    Carnegie UK Trust seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK. Particularly those who are disadvantaged.

    Centre for Youth Ministry

    As a networked Christian institution working across the UK, the Institute for Children, Youth and Mission exists to enhance the capacity, credibility and creativity of mission and ministry among children and young people; their families and communities.

    Children's Legal Centre 

    Promoting Children’s Rights in the UK and worldwide.

    The Children's Society

    A national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people.

    DrugWise

    Commissions research into illegal drug use by young people in the UK

    National Children's Bureau

    Supports children, young people, families and those who work with them

    National Youth Agency

    The NYA is the leading national charity for youth work and was created in 1964 to act as the national body for the youth work profession. 

    Participation Works

    Participation Works is a partnership of seven national children and young people's agencies that enable organisations to effectively involve children and young people in the development,delivery and evaluation of services that affect their lives.

    Statistics Sources

    Sources of statistical data and information compiled by the University of Cumbria.
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