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Ellen Wilkinson

Telephone: 020 7955 6913

Email: e.wilkinson@lse.ac.uk|



Specialist resources

Data Library and statistics

The Data Library contains a wide range of data and statistics from across the globe. Access is usually available online or in print. In some cases it is only available from specific machines in the Library and other data is held offline and needs to be requested from the Data Library. The Moodle course called the Library Companion for Data Users| has a good introduction to our resources and will help you locate material.

The Data Library team| is also available to assist with any queries you may have about finding data or using individual resources. 

Current research

LSE Research Online| is a collection of research produced by LSE staff. It often contains content which is full text and freely available. This is constantly updated and displayed below are examples of some of the most recently added items from the Social Policy Department.

If you are interested in including your own research please contact staff at lseresearchonline@lse.ac.uk|

Two major collections of open access repositories around the world are OpenDOAR| and OAIster|.


Proquest Dissertations and Theses
|Contains PhD, M.Phil & Masters theses/dissertations, mostly from North America, but titles from other areas are included. LSE subscribes to the Humanities and Social Sciences sub-set, but brief details are available for more recent years in all topic areas.

Index to Theses
|Contains UK & Irish PhD & M.Phil theses from 1716 to the present day. From 1986 onwards abstracts are included although many are now being added prior to that date.

LSE Theses are indexed on the Library Catalogue|. Carry out a search and then limit to 'Dissertations, Academic' option to limit your results to Ph.D theses only. You can type Social Policy into the author field to see all LSE theses for that department.

More recent LSE theses and some older material is also available online through LSE Theses Online|. The theses are browsable by department.

For more information on finding theses from LSE, the UK and the rest of the world, please see the Theses and Dissertations page.

Online resources

The Library has created a Delicous| account with suggestions of good online resources. Each resource is tagged to describe the content and these tags are browsable. The content has also been collected into bundles for each department so have a look at the Social Policy resources|.