Research Resources

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

Friends Provident Foundation: reports

A complete listing of all the reports published with the Foundation’s support, starting with the most recent. Topics include: citizenship, housing, social welfare and employment.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): research catalogue

Research catalogue that contains details of ESRC-funded research projects and their outputs.

It contains details of over 100,000 research outputs (such as books, conference papers and journal articles). There are also details of the outcomes of the projects, and the impacts that the research has had on the economy, society and individuals.

European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research: research areas

Centre that provides expertise in the fields of welfare and social policy development in a broad sense - in particular in areas where multi-or interdisciplinary approaches, integrated policies and inter-sectoral action are called for.

The European Centre is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organisation concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research.

The research areas include: ageing and generations; childhood, youth and families; incomes, poverty and social inclusion; long-term care and personal social services; and welfare society.

The Wise Group: Research and Policy

The Research and Policy team enables the Wise Group to influence Westminster, Holyrood and other decision makers’ policies more effectively, and to contribute to the Wise Group’s continuous development through gaining a more sophisticated understanding of the needs of its client groups.

Restorative Justice in Scotland

Web resource of research on the subject of restorative justice.

NSPCC: research reports

A selection of published research reports, arranged by year.

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)

A consortium research centre based at The University of Edinburgh. CRFR produces, stimulates and disseminates social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse.

Glasgow School of Social Work: publications

Small selection of the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society publications and materials produced by, or involving, centre staff.

Free Full PDF

Database of over 80 million scientific publications in PDF format.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

A collaborative effort of the NDLTD, OCLC, VTLS, and Scirus, the NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations. For students and researchers, the Union Catalog makes individual collections of NDLTD member institutions and consortia appear as one seamless digital library of ETDs.