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Health and Social Care: Finding Articles
A Subject Guide for Health and Social Care students at the University of South Wales. Mae'r canllaw hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg
Journals are publications that are published on a regular and ongoing basis, for example, weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. They contain a selection of articles in a subject area by different authors. These articles are known as journal articles. Academic journal articles are written by researchers and their articles are reviewed by other experts in the same subject area, in a process called peer-review. Peer-reviewed journal articles are considered to be the best quality journal articles available. Journal articles are the best place to find the most recent research on a topic.
Looking for a journal article
If you would like to find journal articles on a subject, try searching by keyword using Advanced Search in FINDit.
Designed to meet the information needs of the caring professions, and spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The database abstracts and indexes over 500 journals.
Community Care Inform is an online comprehensive data source that contains a wealth of expert-written, practice-related information, including: Guidance to key pieces of legislation, Expert articles, Practice guides.
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A comprehensive index to the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. This database works with Findit to locate full-text availability in other databases subscribed to by the library.
A key legal research database including UK cases from 1220, such as The Law Reports and the English Reports. Fully consolidated laws in force, including Acts from 1267 and Statutory Instruments from 1948, the Legal Journals Index from 1986 and European materials.
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Updated, modern and user-friendly interface
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Here are some examples of eJournals you may find useful:
The section of the Department of Health website that contains sub-sections on a range of topics in social care. Categorised policy documents, non-clinical guidance, newsletters, links and other resources can be accessed here.