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Journal articles and online resources

Journal articles

Do not assume a simple Google search will find all articles - the Library provides powerful databases which include Google Scholar and more.

Library Search  |is a  fast and intuitive library search system which enables you to search a wide range of LSE Library content, including journal articles, all in one place.

If you are conducting research on a topic and do not have a reading list, we recommend starting with Library Search |and then moving on to searching individual electronic databases.

  • However, remember that Library Search  .
  •  does not include all the newspaper articles, law reports or government publications. These need to be searched on separate databases.

General Social Science Databases

Remember that not all of these databases are full text. Click on the LSE full text button to see if we have the full text

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)|

  • Content: broad range of social science topics, particularly strong on Anthropology, Economics, Politics & Sociology. Abstracts and references to journal articles, book reviews and chapters from edited books.
  • Date range: 1951 to present
  • Updates: weekly

ISI Citation Indexes via the Web Of Science|

  • Content: there a number of ISI citation indexes which can be cross searched simultaneously: Science, Social Science, Arts & Humanities and conference proceedings. Choose the Core collection option. There is also the SciELO index which provides references to journal articles from South America and a data citation index which covers data sets.
  • Coverage: abstracts and references to journal articles and book reviews
  • Date range: Social sciences Citation Index 1900 to present; Arts and humanities index 1975 to present; Conference proceedings index 1990 to present; book reviews 2005 to present
  • Updates: weekly
  • Features: enables citation searching - use this to locate the most highly cited papers in your field.Set up citation alerts to inform you of new entries citing your key papers

Scopus|

  • Content: covers a wide range of science and social science subject areas including health, race relations and business
  • Coverage: abstracts and indexes over 20,000 titles. Most from 1996 to present
  • Features: enables citation searching - use this to locate the most highly cited papers in your field. Set up citation alerts to inform you of new entries citing your key papers

SocINDEX with full text|

  • Content: extensive coverage of sociology- including the sociology of the media, gender studies, social psychology
  • Coverage: Abstracts of over 1,300 titles, plus several hundred titles in full text
  • Date range: 1895 to present
  • Features: it is possible to cross search this database with a number of our other indexing services. Log on and select the choose databases option to see the full list. They include LGBT Life, PsycINFO (Psychology) and Communication and mass media Complete.

Psychology Databases

These databases focus more narrowly on media and communication databases. They should be used to supplement the general social science resources listed above.

PsycINFO |

  • Content: produced by the American Psychological Association. Provides abstracts of articles relevant to all fields of Psychology. This includes materials relating to the impact of the media, media violence and motivations of media users. It supplements the PsycArticles database which contains the full text of a number of APA titles.
  • Coverage: indexes and abstracts over 2,500 journal titles. More than 90 titles are in full text via the complementary PsycArticles database. To use this log on and select the choose databases option.
  • Date range: materials date from the 19th century to the present day
  • Updates: monthly
  • Features: it is possible to cross search this database with a number of our other indexing services. Log on and select the choose databases option to see the full list. They include LGBT Life, and Communication and Mass Media Complete.

Community Health and development

In addition to the services listed above, of which you will probably find the Web of Science and ScienceDirect the most useful. There are a number of other specialist medical and development databases which you might wish to try.

  • CAB Direct - Global health
    provides access to databases published by CABI. This includes Global Health which indexes articles relating to community health and development. It encompasses some articles published in developing countries which are not included in Medline.
  • Cinahl
    specialist nursing and medical care subject index. Find journal articles and reports published since 1937.
  • NIH Library - First Step search
    beta search engine from the National Institute of Health Library USA includes results from Pubmed, key medical databases and websites (not all full text)
  • PubMed Central.US National Library of Medicine

Organisational Psychology
In addition to the services listed above the following related to business and management may also be useful.

  • ABI/INform Complete
    Access references and full text articles from leading business databases and newspapers published since 1971. It is offered on the proquest site where you can cross search it with other business databases including Asian Business, Proquest entrepreneurship.
  • Business Source Complete 
    Leading business research database which provides access to the text of several thousand journals covering business, management, human resources, finance and market research topics. Find articles on the media industry.
  • Emerald
    is a database of references to articles taken from around 450 top management and business journals. The coverage is international but with a UK bias. The database covers the years from 1989 onwards and is updated monthly.

Public Communication of Science
In addition to ISI web of knowledge you might like to try:

  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine 
    provides references to journal articles, conference papers and reports published since 1973. They cover areas relating to psychology, public health, medical sciences and bioethics.

Psychoanalysis
In addition to PsycInfo, ISI web of knowledge  you might like to try.

PEP Archive|
a free online resource which indexes classic articles and texts. Not all are offered in full text. 

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