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Journal articles and online resources

 

Journal articles

Library Search| is a fast and intuitve library search system which enables you to search a wide range of Library content, including journal articles, all in one place. Not all relevant resources for all topics are available via Library Search so sometimes it is necessary to search individual databases.

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

If you are doing research on a topic and do not have a reading list then you will need to use one of our electronic databases. Do not assume a simple Google search will find all articles.

  • Our databases cover materials from a wide range of publishers so will provide more information than you could retrieve from a single publisher's ejournal site.
  • Some databases will link to the full text of article - to see if full text is available, click on the LSEFullTextlogo button.
  • Databases can also include information on book reviews, book chapters, grey literature, government reports, theses and so on.

Online information resources

Use the Subject guides to identify and locate the widest range of online resources in politics, economics, sociology, history, political economy, law, social policy, and international relations.

General Social Science Databases 

Business Source Complete|

  • Content: Business, finance, marketing, management, news and some more general social science topics
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles, trade papers etc. Some full text available.
  • Updates: Daily

Criminal Justice Abstracts| 

  • Content: Criminology & related areas
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles, book reviews and book chapters
  • Updates: Quarterly

 IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences|

  • Content: Broad range of social science topics, particularly strong on Anthropology, Economics, Politics & Sociology
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles, book reviews and chapters from edited books.
  • Updates: Weekly  

ISI Web of Science|

  • Content: There are 3 ISI files which can be cross searched: Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities.
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles and book reviews
  • Updates: Weekly

LGBT Life with Full Text|

  • Content: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered information
  • Coverage: Includes the full text of 50 top titles and references to journal articles, regional papers and books

PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)|

  • Content: Public affairs
  • Coverage:  Abstracts and references to journal articles, books, theses, government publications and some grey literature.
  • Updates: Monthly  

Race Relations Abstracts|

  • Content: A range of aspects on race and ethnicity. It includes coverage of race relations, racial discrimination, the psychology of race and post colonialism.
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles.

SocINDEX Full Text|

  • Content: Database contains more than 2.1 million full text journal articles, monographs and conference papers.
  • Coverage: Extensive coverage of sociology including sociological theory and practice, political sociology and anthropology, criminology and marriage and family among other subjects. 
  • Updates: Weekly
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