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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences.

The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 436,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 351,300 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

Library of articles for caregivers and professionals, as well as educational resources on the subjects of abuse and neglect, attachment, brain development and neuroscience, child development and early childhood, trauma and PTSD, violence and public health and secondary trauma. Authors have provided these materials to help promote the health and welfare of children.

Digital library and web catalogue, developed by the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) to promote and preserve research and information on the work of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors.

A digital archive of all documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education. The IOE library has always collected this material in both print and electronic format. Its aim is the permanent preservation of all electronic publications on education.

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals.

All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

This guide was commissioned by the Department of Health and produced by Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, leading organisations in their respective fields, sharing a vision that carers should be recognised, valued and supported.

This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2005. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

This website has lots of information about the social care services and support available to people with learning disabilities. A guide on how to use this website is also available. Website published by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability.

This report describes a study commissioned by SCIE and jointly funded with the National Knowledge Service. It was carried out by the University of Brighton to explore the feasibility and the appropriateness of digital technologies to support the work of paid carers in residential care homes for older people. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in September 2006.