Research Resources

A collection of freely available research resources, including university repositories, cross-repository search facilities, and open access journals.

The Free Library

A repository of articles and books on a wide range of disciplines.

Homeless Pages

A repository of research and publications on the subject of homelessness.


A sustainable repository of online research methods resources which preserves, sustains and actively maintains web resources developed as part of ESRC funding focused on research methods in the social sciences.

The resources not only provide a valuable personal development resource for researchers unable to participate in face-to-face training, but also provide an important repository of social science knowledge.


A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

PATH (Scotland): research and publications

Resources on the subject of black and minority ethnic communities in housing and related areas.

ScotCen Social Research: research

Research resources on a range of social policy areas. Topics include children, schools and families; crime and justice; social inclusion; health and lifestyle; and income and welfare.

Mentoring and Befriending Foundation: research and evaluation directory

Directory which contains information and links to published research studies and project evaluations that help to expand the evidence base and demonstrate the impact of mentoring and befriending both in the UK and across the world.

Scottish Mentoring Network: resources library

A searchable library of resources on the subject of mentoring in Scotland.

Enquire: publications

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. The publications section contains leaflets, guides, factsheets, newsletters and briefing papers.

Nesta: publications

Publications section of Nesta website, which contains research on how innovation works best in the UK and how policy can best support it.