Research Resources

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

Dementia Now

A free, downloadable e-journal, containing research information, web links, news stories, resources and updates to the Dementia Centre's library. Each issue tackles a different hot topic relating to dementia care.

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care

An online journal of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC).

The goodenoughcaring Journal

Online publication for all those interested in the way children grow up and how they are nurtured. It welcomes contributions from parents, foster parents, residential child care workers in children’s homes, day care workers, social workers, teachers, youth workers, youth mentors, child therapists, social pedadogues, and educateurs, and all people who reflect on their own upbringing.

The journal is electronically archived at the British Library is not an academic publication though academic submissions are welcomed and considered for publication alongside all other submissions.

libsearch

A federated search engine harvesting 146 digital libraries and institutional repositories.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

BASE is an open access repository service of the Bielefeld University Library that provides more than 36 million documents from more than 2,200 sources. It offers access to the full texts of about 75% of the indexed documents.

Institutional repository search

A Mimas project which was commissioned by JISC in partnership with UKOLN and SHERPA. The project was completed in July 2009, but the service has been running continuously since then.

The project has taken cross-search and aggregation to the next level, creating a visionary platform that pulls together disparate content, making it easier to search and discover in ways that meet personal or contextual needs.

WorldCat

Cross-repository search facility containing research on a wide range of topics. Includes its own collection and many other libraries worldwide.

Google Scholar

Cross-repository search engine that contains scholarly literature, including journal articles and reports. Not all resources are available in full text.

Research online @GCU

Repository service of Glasgow Caledonian University Library. Research and scholarly output has been selected and deposited by the individual university institutes, schools and groups on campus.

OpenAir @ RGU

Digital repository which contains examples of research publications and related content produced by staff and graduate students at Robert Gordon University.