It is important to critically analyse information before you use it in an essay, report or assignment. These websites suggest how to evaluate the quality of different types of information. For further assistance with this, please ask in the Library.
Provides access to the Citation Indexes for: Science; Social Sciences; Arts & Humanities; Conference Proceedings and Books. Use for finding journal articles and conference papers. Databases can be searched simultaneously or select specific databases using the More Settings option.
The largest international abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Searches 45.5 million records from 5,000 different publishers covering many different subjects.
Indexes journal articles on legal topics. Many of these articles are from non-law journals and are not indexed by other legal databases. Coverage is from 1958-2007, so this database is particularly useful for researching the history of legal developments.
Although it is part of HeinOnline, this database is not full text - use the library catalogue to check the availability of any useful articles.
Index to over 1.5 million journal articles, book chapters and dissertations all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Journal coverage starts in 1887.
From the Economic and Social Research Council, the Researcher Development Institute and the Institute of Education, this guide is designed to help social scientists navigate the ethical procedures associated with research. Topics include writing a proposal, receiving funding and applying for ethics approval. For more information about research ethics see about separate research guide "Research Ethics."