Exploring the Collections: Social Sciences

Exploring the Collections: News & Media

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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
  • Full price: £10.00

Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students

Please note the lift in the Knowledge Centre will be undergoing refurbishment at the time of this event. If you require lift access, please email customer-services@bl.uk or call +44 (0)1937 546060 in advance to arrange additional support.

The British Library’s unique collections offer huge potential for social science researchers. The vast and varied collections include books, journals, government and legal documents, reports, oral history interviews, magazines and broadcast news.

Our collections are international and include research materials from across the globe in a wide range of languages. We collect born-digital material, including UK domain websites which are available for research purposes onsite.

At this introductory event you will learn about these collections and will discover how to unlock their potential for your research. From anthropology to socio-legal studies, from sociology to economics, from health studies to business and management, you will find resources here that are unavailable elsewhere.  The day is an opportunity to meet with our expert staff and other researchers across the social sciences. 

Read the course programme

To make the most of your day, you may wish to register for a free Reader Pass before the event.

These events are aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Each day focuses on one aspect of the Library’s collections. You are welcome to attend the day you will find most useful to you.  Lunch and refreshments are provided. Booking is essential.

Comments from previous attendees: 

The whole day was superb and it was so worth it.

Very helpful and interesting day. I now feel a lot more confident using the British Library

The enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff – definitely encourages me to return to the library soon!


Name: Exploring the Collections: Social Sciences
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full price: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546