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The social services information landscape in Scotland. A video tour.

This short video offers a guide to who's who and who does what in the social services in Scotland. It highlights the key players - such as IRISS, NHS Education for Scotland, the Scottish Social Services Council, Care Commission - and the services they provide.

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.

ReStore

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.

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.

DART Europe E-theses Portal

A partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments.

Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS)

The aim of EThOS is:

- To offer a 'single point of access' where researchers the world over can access all theses produced by UK Higher Education
- To support Higher Education Institutions through the transition from print to e-theses
- To help UK Higher Education Institutions expand available content by digitising paper theses
- To demonstrate the quality of UK research and help attract students and research investment into UK HE.

Social Science Research Network

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.