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Social Science electronic resources: Electronic Journals

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Journal Collections | Individual titles

Journal Collections

Title
Brief description
Format
African Journal Archive This is a retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, currently comprising 41 titles.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Archive of African Journals Digitized full text of articles of eleven social science and humanities journals courtesy of the African E-Journals Project.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Blackwell Synergy Online journals from Blackwells.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Business Source Complete

Database Guide (PDF)
Provides full text content from 11,000+ sources, including more than 1000+ international top ranking and scholarly business journals. The database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science and economics as well as country economic reports and company profiles.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Cairn Collection Collection of high quality, full text peer reviewed academic journals from France and Belgium. The collection includes journals in the fields of history, literature and linguistics, psychology, sociology, political science, education, law and economics. Text and search interface in French.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
China Electronic Journals A database providing access to full text articles from hundreds of Chinese academic journals on literature, history, philosophy, economics, politics, law, education, and the social sciences from 1994 to the present. The Interface is available in both Chinese and English. Many journals in Chinese include English abstracts.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Directory of Open Access Journals Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and languages
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Emerald Online access to the MCB University Press online journal collection. Includes access to Emerald news, service enhancements, marketing materials, librarian and end-user resources. Articles published from 1994
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
ESTAR The British Library Electronic Storage and Retrieval System. This system is designed to provide electronic access to many of the journals which are available in the British Library. It complements traditional paper-based collections by providing an easy-to-use web-based interface to the journals.
Online resource
HeinOnline Law Journals Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals in full text. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes up to the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers. Therefore, in some cases the current issues are available, but generally a user will notice a one-volume delay. Searching can be done by title or author name; full-text searching of the collection or select periodicals is also available, and date ranges may be entered to narrow the search results.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
PLEASE NOTE that the HPrint software is not available. When printing out an article, please use the download ad PDF option.
Online resource
Highwire Press Journal Titles The Internet imprint of Stanford University Libraries. Provides access to contents lists, abstracts or full text of titles in the fields of biological, medical, physical and social sciences.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Jstor Full text archive of back files of journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Depending on agreements with individual publishers, the archive is complete up to two to five years ago. Current issues are not included.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Lund Directory of Open Access Journals Over 1640 peer-reviewed open access online journals, including titles covering economics, law, politics and the social sciences.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Oxford Journals Online Online Journals from Oxford University Press
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Periodicals Archive Online (formerly PCI Full Text) An archive of hundreds of digitised scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Searching within the full text of articles is possible. Includes British Periodicals collections, which, when complete, will include more than 460 British journals published between 1681 and 1920 and which can be searched separately.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Persee: le portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales Persee is a portal to entire back runs of French language social and human sciences journals. It was launched in 2004 by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. Subject areas covered include Anthropology, law, politics; history, sociology and geography. It includes the full text of the Revue française de science politique from 1951 to 5 years behind the current date. Free access is guaranteed to back issues only. Most titles operate on a rolling wall basis with new articles being added annually but always remaining 3-5 years behind the current date. All articles are in French only.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Project Muse Online access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Coverage for selected titles now begins with volumes as early as 1993.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Revues.org Freely accessible collection of French language journals in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on history and area studies.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Russian/NIS Universal Databases Online databases of Russian/FSU Publications (East View). Files: Central Newspapers, Regional Newspapers, CIS & Baltic Periodicals, Social Sciences & Humanities, Parliamentary Publications, Military & Security Periodicals.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Sabinet Sabinet is a collection of over one hundred South African journals, covering the social sciences, arts and humanities, and law. Full text is provided for most entries.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room
Online resource
SciELO Social Sciences English Site contains the principal social science journals of Latin America translated into English.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
SpringerLink Offers more than 1200 online journals published by Springer and the former Kluwer Academic.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Taylor & Francis The Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1000 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room
Online resource

Individual titles

Title
Brief description
Format
British Criminology Conferences: Selected Proceedings This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Caring Times Long term care.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Community Care Magazine Free archive.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Inside Housing Housing.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies Publishes articles that critique global, national, neo-liberal, New Labour, Third Way and postmodern analyses and policy, together with articles that report on socialist/Marxist policy for education.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Law Society Gazette Focusing on the solicitors' profession, the Gazette provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of the law, both at home and abroad. From high street to City boardrooms, the Gazette reports and analyses all the issues affecting lawyers. It is also the premier source and market leader for recruitment and other advertising aimed at the legal profession.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
London Gazette This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
MagPortal.com Helps you find individual magazine articles on the web. You can browse by topic or use the search engine.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Migration News This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Postmodern Culture This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Public Finance Free archive.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Radical Statistics This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
The Qualitative Report This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Social Criticism Offers links to quality readings on social issues on the web
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Social Research Update Free online journal with articles on research methodology
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Socjournal This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Statewatch Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe in the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness. It publishes reports and links to current news and documentation from and about the European Union. The website has a news archive and a database of more than 25,000 items.
This website has a mix of free content and material restricted to subscribers to the Statewatch Bulletin.
Online resource
Teaching Times Offers news and analysis
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Times Educational Supplement Website includes a reviews and resources bank, current news articles, blogs, a discussion forum and events list
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Web Journal of Current Legal Issues The focus of the Journal is on current legal issues in judicial decisions, law reform, legislation, legal research, policy related socio-legal research, legal information, information technology and practice.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
World Policy Journal This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource