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What are databases?

Research databases are ideal when you need to conduct a more focused search than the library website provides. Databases contain abstracts, journal articles and conference papers on specific subjects.  They are ideal for searching specialist resources in your subject area. You can use the library website for searching across multiple databases but for more specific searching please see the list below of databases that are useful for Safeguarding.  

Library Website

Image of the Library search box

Use the Library website to search across multiple databases:

How to use Social Policy and Practice

Key databases

These databases are aimed at social workers but contain key resources for safeguarding practice

Other useful databases

The databases below cover the humanities and social sciences.

Law databases

Useful for legal information and cases. In addition please use Nexis and Lexis which are in the newspaper tab.  These are also law databases.

Statistical databases

Abstract and Index database

Psychology databases

Please note these two databases listed below are from the American Psychological Association.