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Information and research skills
Welcome to the Subject Research Guide for Publishing Studies.
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Recommended Resources from the A-Z
Use these databases to find journal articles and market reports. For guidance about searching see our Information and Research Skills guide.
Business Source Complete
A business, management and economics database with full text for more than 2,300 journals with more than 1,100 from academic titles. This database provides some full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Web of Science Core Collection
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.
Publishers Association Export Toolkit
Includes international market reports for publishing. It's possible to sign up to receive alerts on new developments in different countries.
British Education Index
An index to articles and reports on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK. Particular strengths include aspects of educational policy and administration, evaluation and assessment, technology and special educational needs. Covers material from 1975. It can be cross searched with ERIC, a large American education database.
Project Muse provides full text access to a wide range of journals. We subscribe to the Humanities Collection only.
SocArXiv - Open archive of the social sciences
SocArXiv is a free open access archive for the social sciences. It holds working papers, preprints and published papers - some documents have links to data and code. (A pre-print is: "a manuscript draft that has not yet been subject to formal peer review, distributed to receive early feedback on research from peers").
A collection of databases containing the content of over 23,000 news and business resources from all over the world.
John Johnson Collection
This collection provides access to over 67,000 items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, which will be of interest for anyone studying British social history. The collection offers unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include nineteenth century entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.
Publishers Association Publishing Yearbook
Access to an online version of the above book. Only available to University of Stirling staff and students, please enter your network username and password for access.
The Bookseller's website offers book industry news, bestsellers lists and advertisements for jobs in publishing.
Book Industry Communication
A gateway for book industry, which provides, amongst other things, useful links to publishers' and booksellers' home pages and professional associations in the book industry.
ALPSP - Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
ALPSP represents the interests of all those involved in the publication of academic and professional information. Resources available from this site include papers on important publishing issues and the online journal Learned Publishing.
Libsyn- Independent Publishers Guild
Podcasts by the Independent Publishers Guild
The spread of Scottish printing
This site, from the National Library of Scotland, provides access to digital versions of materials published on the first 33 printing presses in Scotland between 1508 and 1900.
Scottish Chapbooks Catalogue
Contains details of chapbooks at Stirling University Library, the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow University Library and Edinburgh Central Library.
UK Reading Experience Database
A database containing information about who read what and how in the UK between 150 and 1945. Use this to study the reading habits of Britons for five centuries. Reading Experience Databases for other countries are available from this site too.
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
Catalogue of children's literature books at the University of Florida, many of which have been digitised
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