The video below explains how to locate items in the Library (click on the 'Full screen' button beneath the video to watch in a larger size):
Search for books, articles, ebooks, databases, journal titles and other useful resources for your study and research, both online and in the library.
The shelfmark of a print book will help you to locate it in the Library. The shelfmarks run A-Z through the building, starting on the top floor. Find your reading lists here.
How to use Library Search
The video below explains how to use Library Search to find books (click on the 'Full screen' button to watch in a larger size):
Key Resources for Development Studies
The following databases contain a variety of material, including journal articles, for your specific subject area. The brief descriptions beneath the titles will explain what each hold. To access, click on the title.
ASSIA is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.
BLDS is a graduate research library. Undergraduate students are welcome to use BLDS for reference purposes and membership is freely available to UoS Postgraduate students. The BLDS collection contains over 1,000 journal titles (with a focus on Southern published titles); over 10,000 magazine, newspaper, annual report and newsletter titles; and over 80,000 monographs, including individual research reports, working papers and books.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.
Includes the abstracts and cited references of over 16,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 5,000 international publishers in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus includes references of all articles published since 1996, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of articles available including Open Access and electronic-only titles. 20 million pre-1996 records captured without references go back as far as 1823.
Contains more than 10,000 individually searchable chapters, case studies and journal papers drawn from more than 800 book and journal volumes, published by the leading independent sustainability publisher, Greenleaf Publishing, and a number of partner organizations.