Browse by subject - Social Sciences

1 - Brill Journals Collection
Description: A full-text journal database of 197 journal titles published by Brill covering Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences.
Publisher: Brill
Full text: Yes
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2 - Cambridge Books Online
Description: A full-text e-book collection. Library users have access to over 2100 titles, covering 2005-2006 and 2012-2013(print publication years), plus open access titles.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Full text: Yes
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3 - Cambridge Journals Online
Description: A full-text journal database of over 300 journal titles from Cambridge University Press covering life sciences, mathematics, science, engineering medicine, social sciences, humanities and law.
Full text: Yes
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4 - Credo Reference
Description: A full-text collection of over 600 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, with over 4 million entries and 1 million images. Titles range from art, language, business, and history, to geography, music, literature, science and religion, and biography.
Publisher: CredoReference Inc
Full text: Yes
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5 - EUP journals online
Alternative titles: also known as 'Edinburgh University Press journals collection'
also known as 'EUP Complete Collection'
Description: A full-text journal database providing access to over 40 journal titles published by Edinburgh University Press. The collection covers arts, humanities and social sciences, and includes scientific data, online journals and research materials at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. Please login for onsite and remote access
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Full text: Yes
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6 - Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC)
Alternative titles: also known as 'PubMed Central'
previously known as 'UK PubMed Central'
Description: Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) offers free access to biomedical literature resources including:
  • PubMed abstracts (about 28 million)
  • Europe PMC full text articles (about 2.6 million, of which over 570,000 are Open Access)
  • Patent abstracts (over 4 million European, US, and International)
  • National Health Service (NHS) clinical guidelines
  • Agricola records (500,000)
  • Supplemented with Chinese Biological Abstracts and the Citeseer database.
  • Coverage: 1850 onwards
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/155
    7 - Europeana
    Description: A digital portal to over 4.6 million digitised books, manuscripts, newspapers, film clips, maps, photos and sound from cultural institutions across Europe
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/101
    8 - German Digital Library
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek'
    also known as 'DDB'
    Description: The DDB aims to be a central, national portal providing unrestricted access to millions of digitised books, archives, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/223
    9 - GreenFILE
    Description: An indexing and abstracting database of nearly 300,000 records covering environmental concerns, with full text for selected titles
    Publisher: EBSCO
    Full text: Yes
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    10 - Humanities International Complete
    Description: A full text and A&I database covering the humanities, with full-text from over 1,800 journal and book titles, plus data from the Humanities International Index containing over 2.9 million records from more than 2,300 journals
    Publisher: EBSCO
    Full text: Yes
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    11 - India, Raj and Empire
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Raj, India and Empire'
    Description: A full-text digital archive taken from the manuscript collections of National Library of Scotland, and covering the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the independence to India and Pakistan in 1947.
    Coverage: 1615 to 1947
    Publisher: Adam Matthews
    Full text: Yes
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    12 - John Johnson Collection : an archive of printed ephemera
    Description: A full-text digital archive of from the ephemera collection of the Bodleian Library, illustrating everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Over 22,000 items and almost 60,000 images are currently available, with over 150,000 images on completion
    Coverage: 1700 onwards
    Publisher: Proquest
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    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
    13 - Journal Citation Reports
    This resource is part of: Web of Science
    Description: A citation database for the evaluation and ranking of the world's leading journals by impact factor, total citations and articles, and cited half-life.
    Publisher: Thomson Reuters
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    14 - JSTOR
    Description: A full-text journal archive of over sixteen hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
    Coverage: 1800 onwards
    Full text: Yes
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    15 - Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection
    Description: Pilot collection of 28 new open access e-books. Covering topics in the humanities (literature, history) and social sciences (politics, media and communications), from 13 respected scholarly publishers.
    Publisher: Jisc
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/220
    16 - Making of Modern Law
    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. The collection consists of 10 million pages of critical legal history, from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.
    Coverage: 1800 to 1926
    Publisher: Gale
    Full text: Yes
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    17 - Making of the Modern World
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature'
    previously known as 'Making of the world economy'
    Description: A full-text digital archive of over 61,000 works on economics and business published from 1450 through 1850. Drawing from the Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature, this collection consists of over 12 million pages.
    Coverage: 1450 to 1850
    Publisher: Gale
    Full text: Yes
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    18 - OECD iLibrary
    Alternative titles: also known as 'OECD iLibrary'
    Description: OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
    Publisher: OECD
    Full text: Yes
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    19 - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Dictionary of national biography'
    also known as 'Oxford DNB'
    also known as 'Online DNB'
    also known as 'ODNB'
    also known as 'DNB'
    Description: An online dictionary containing in-depth descriptons of the lives of over 50,000 men and women who have shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Full text: Yes
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    20 - Oxford Journals Online
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'OJO'
    Description: A full-text journal database of over 200 journal titles covering life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, humanities, and law, from Oxford University Press
    Coverage: 1996 onwards
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Full text: Yes
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    21 - Perdita Manuscripts : Women Writers, 1500-1700
    Description: A full-text digital archive containing manuscripts from early modern women authors from Britain, 'lost' in time since the 16th and 17th centuries.
    Coverage: 1500 to 1700
    Publisher: Adam Matthews
    Full text: Yes
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    22 - SAGE Journals
    Description: A full-text journal database of over 600 journal titles, including those of over 245 learned societies and institutions, across a range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Library users have access to the Sage Premier collection
    Coverage: 2013-
    Publisher: Sage
    Full text: Yes
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    23 - Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1694-1709'
    This resource is part of: British Online Archives
    Description: A full-text digital archive of the papers of the Darien Company, the doomed Scottish trading company of the late 17th century; from the collections of the National Library of Scotland and part of the British Online Archive
    Coverage: 1694 to 1709
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
    24 - SCRAN
    Description: A digital library of over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media relevant to or about Scotland and beyond.
    Coverage: Prehistory onwards
    Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
    25 - Screen Studies Collection
    Alternative titles: also known as 'ProQuest Screen Studies Collection'
    Description: Provides access to a range of current publications related to film scholarship alongside detailed and expansive filmographies. This collection includes the specialist index FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database and the detailed and complementary filmographies created by the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute; AFI Catalog and Film Index International.
    Publisher: Proquest
    Full text: Yes
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    26 - SpringerLink journal and ebook collection
    Description: A full-text database providing access to e-books, journals, articles, protocols and reference works published by Springer. National Library of Scotland users have access to over 2,000 journal titles and over 65,000 e-books covering humanities, science, business, medicine, law, social science and engineering.
    Publisher: Springer
    Full text: Yes
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    27 - State Papers Online
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'State papers online : the government of Britain, 1509-1714'
    also known as 'Early modern government in Britain and Europe'
    This resource includes: Stuart and Cumberland Papers from the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle
    Description: A digital manuscript database covering 200 years of British history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, describing both domestic and overseas activity and events. This resource contains over 3 million manuscript pages and over 500,000 fully searchable calendar and catalogue entries, with links between the two types of document when they are related. The resource also includes introductory essays, research tools, and an image library.
    Coverage: 1509-1714
    Publisher: Gale
    Full text: Yes
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    28 - Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1791-1845
    Description: A full-text digital archive providing a rich and contemporary account of Scotland during the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, taken from Parish and County records
    Coverage: 1791 to 1845
    Publisher: Edina
    Full text: Yes
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    29 - United Nations iLibrary
    Alternative titles: also known as 'UN iLibrary'
    Description: The United Nations iLibrary is a single research repository for accessing digital content published by the United Nations Secretariat and its funds and programs.
    Coverage: 1996-
    Publisher: United Nations
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
    30 - University Press Scholarship Online
    Alternative titles: also known as 'UPSO'
    also known as 'Scholarship Online'
    Description: A full-text monograph database of 15,000+ titles, from Oxford University Press and 14 other university presses offering publications in the humanities, social science and business.
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Full text: Yes
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