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Help and information skills training

There are a number of resources available to support students studying subjects related to Social Policy. These include:

Accessing other libraries

  • The Kings Fund Library offers a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management.
  • SOAS Library has great resources relating to Africa and Asia and all postgraduate students and staff can borrow books once they have joined.
  • Information regarding access to LSE staff and students can be found by using the Using other libraries page.
  • You are entitled to borrow from the Senate House Library - take your LSE ID card along with you. This also gives you access to their online databases.
  • Borrowing from other libraries is possible for LSE part-time masters students, research students and staff using SCONUL access scheme, which permits borrowing from member institutionsApply online for access. 

Citing and referencing

  • Once you found your references, remember that you must cite them correctly. Refer to the Departmental handbook or your tutor for guidance on which style to use. 
  • If you have a large number of references, keep track of them using EndNote, Zotero or Mendeley bibliographic software. These can be used with Word to format your references automatically. You can also export references automatically from many online databases. The Library offers regular training courses and there are support materials on Moodle.

Obtaining further Help

Further help can be obtained via a number of different methods:

Collection policy

  • The Social Policy collection policy indicates what the Library aims to collect in relation to this subject, its comprehensiveness and depth. The policy is reviewed in consultation with academic staff every few years.

Contact details

  • The Library contact for the Department of Social Policy is Andra Fry.
  • A.E.Fry@lse.ac.uk
  • Phone: 020 7955 6913